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Camberville Steak

yumyum Aug 9, 2011 12:06 PM

I have reason to celebrate tonight and enjoy doing so with a steak and a nice glass of wine. But I'm also addled and cannot think of anyplace in Cambridge / Somerville to get same. (Mt. Vernon doesn't quite match what I'm looking for this evening.)

Any ideas hounds, on the quick?

  1. itaunas Aug 9, 2011 12:26 PM

    Casa Portugal or Atasca, not what most people think of steak but you wouldn't be offered wines with colorful animals... Portuguese fries a plus. RHT's steak frites is with Brandt Farms beef but I haven't had it. Blue Room is also steak frites territory but theirs is grass fed (and I enjoyed it recently). East Coast for whatever reason I have mostly ordered it hell nights and not that excited with their beef otherwise, but is an option for wood grilled beef.

    Casa Portugal
    1200 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

    The Blue Room
    Hampshire and Portland streets, Cambridge, MA 02139

    1. heathermb Aug 9, 2011 12:29 PM

      Doesn't Highland Kitchen have a steak on their menu? Maybe not, but I thought so....also, I'm sure Craigie has something. I've had the steak at Russell House Tavern and loved it.

      Highland Kitchen
      150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

      Russell House Tavern
      14 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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      1. re: heathermb
        yumyum Aug 9, 2011 12:36 PM

        Mmmmm... the steak at RHT sounds great!

        20oz. Painted Hills Cowboy Cut Ribeye Steak olive oil poached clover hill farm potatoes, blue cheese creamed spinach

        But so does the one at Posto
        Bavette steak, rosemary sea salt fries, gorgonzola crema, vincotto

        Highland Kitchen has:
        Grilled skirt steak with duck fat potato cake.

        Mmmmm.... how to choose?

        Highland Kitchen
        150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

        1. re: yumyum
          heathermb Aug 9, 2011 12:46 PM

          Duckfat always tip the scales for me...boy I wish I was there to go with you! Report back on where you end up - all three sound delicious!

          1. re: yumyum
            CookieLee Aug 9, 2011 12:47 PM

            My husband and I have had the ribeye x2 at RHT, and it's great.

            1. re: yumyum
              FoodLush Aug 9, 2011 12:55 PM

              Was at RHT last night. Rib Eye was served with giant fried onion rings and bone marrow butter. Looked great! It also may have only been 18oz.

          2. chickendhansak Aug 9, 2011 12:46 PM

            I have a feeling you've said you don't like Foundry on Elm, but I enjoyed their dry-aged sirlion recently.

            Foundry on Elm
            255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

            1. yumyum Aug 10, 2011 07:42 AM

              I ended up at Russell House Tavern and had the Cowboy cut ribeye with marrow bone butter and ginormous onion rings. The steak was delicious, if a tad undercooked. I ordered it medium rare but it was a cool rare. That's okay, because I would prefer it a little under than over any day.

              The onion rings were crazy. Easily 2 inches wide with crispy crunchy batter. The food runner slipped as he put my plate down so two of the bad boys fell in my lap. So he brought me another order, which amounted to a mountain of onions to take home. Bartenders bought me a glass of wine for the mishap and all was fine.

              Here's a picture of the remaining onion ring next to a quarter so you can see for yourself.

              Russell House Tavern
              14 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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