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laterible May 13, 2011 02:27 PM

Family arriving from abroad and they crave meat- steaks in particular. Can you recommend the best steaks or meat dishes in the area (Village is closest) ?

Am looking at Stripsteak and Minetta's tavern- but looking for the absolute best steaks, preferably not in a stuffy overhyped ultra pricey. Top 3 would be great!
THANKS TO ALL

  1. sgordon May 15, 2011 07:00 AM

    I was keeping my suggestions to the Village - but if you're wandering further, then yeah, what everyone else said about Keen's.

    1. r
      RCC May 14, 2011 11:31 AM

      Minetta Tavern.

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      Minetta Tavern
      113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

      1. daffyduck May 13, 2011 09:15 PM

        My three Striphouse (bone in ribeye), Smith and Wollensky (not near the village though), and then Minetta Tavern. I would also put the Mutton Chop at Keens because I don't think you can get that anywhere else.

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        Minetta Tavern
        113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

        Smith & Wollensky
        797 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022

        Strip House
        13 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

        1. g
          gutsofsteel May 13, 2011 03:34 PM

          Wolfgang's
          Keens
          Craft
          Minetta Tavern

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          Minetta Tavern
          113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

          Craft
          43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

          Wolfgang's
          4 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

          Wolfgang's
          409 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

          Wolfgang's
          200 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022

          1. r
            RGR May 13, 2011 03:30 PM

            With regard to Minetta Tavern, it is a well-known fact that the hoi polloi can only get reservations either very early (5:30 - 6 p.m.) or very late (after 11 p.m.). So, factor that into your decision about where to go.

            Our favorite Manhattan steakhouse is Keens, which has been in its 36th St. location since 1885. Thus, in addition to superb steaks and chops -- including the legendary mutton chop -- there is the unmatchable charm of the Old NY ambiance.

            Keens photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157623279345424/

            http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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            Keens
            72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018

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            1. re: RGR
              k
              kathryn May 14, 2011 08:24 AM

              Re: Minetta Tavern, OP may want to consider brunch.

              Apparently the Prime Rib at brunch is essentially half of the côte de boeuf Minetta serves for dinner. (I've had a number of brunch dishes there but never ordered the steak.)

              http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/0...

              Keens is also an excellent choice.

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              Minetta Tavern
              113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

              1. re: RGR
                TrishUntrapped May 14, 2011 09:04 AM

                Ditto what RGR said. Keens is a mecca for steaks plus it screams old NYC.

              2. sgordon May 13, 2011 02:37 PM

                For steak:
                Minetta Tavern's Cote de Boeuf

                For non-steak, but beef-a-licious:
                Beef Cheek Ravioli at Babbo
                Oxtail Goulash at Wallse
                Bone Marrow & Oxtail Marmalade at Blue Ribbon Bakery, followed by one of their steaks - IIRC, they have a filet, hanger and strip on the menu.

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                Babbo
                110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

                Wallse
                344 W. 11th St., New York, NY 10014

                Minetta Tavern
                113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

                Blue Ribbon Bakery
                33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

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                1. re: sgordon
                  daffyduck May 13, 2011 09:11 PM

                  if you go to Minetta Tavern dont miss the bone marrow there too!

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                  Minetta Tavern
                  113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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