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Sep 26, 2011 11:54 AM

Musso and Frank dishes.

Also, what do you order on the menu when you go in general?

Are any of their specials good?

Do you just stick to the steaks and chops? such as a NY steak, or the Porterhouse steak, or the French cut lamb chops or the grenadine of beef with bernaise sauce?

Do you ever get the crab louise or the shrimp louise or the avocado cocktail?


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  1. They do a good porterhouse and I like their very traditional béarnaise. I get these with their skinny French fries for a sort of Hollywood steak frites dinner. The lettuce wedge salad with Roquefort is also great

    1. I like the sand dabs and have had them a few times.

      For what it's worth.

      1. crab louise was great last time I went about a year ago.
        enough for 4.

        1. I got the NY steak 2 weeks ago, and it was really good. Surprisingly good as it was my first time ordering food there and I never had a particular desire to order their food. But anyway, the steak was cooked perfectly to my medium rare liking.

          My husband ordered the spaghetti and meatballs. I don't generally like spaghetti, but he thought it was good and particuarly liked the meatballs, which I tasted and agreed with him on. I think it may have been a meat stuffed meatball, maybe lamb? I can't remember.

          Bad short term memory here righ tnow - I know we had the avocado cocktail but I can't rememeber anything about it. Sorry...I think the issue is that my short term memory is really failing me as opposed to it being unmemorable.

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          1. re: waterisgood

            Oh I also had the wedge salad because I was in the mood for that kind of texture, and I agree with Ernie - it was great.

            1. re: waterisgood

              I keep wanting to try the Spaghetti & Meatballs! (The macaroni and cheese is excellent)

              The avocado cocktail is simply sliced avocados. That's it.

            2. I love Musso's! I tend to get the same thing over and over and am planning a week of lunches where I go and order things I've always wanted to try. That is coming at the end of Oct, I will post what i find. In the meantime:

              Sand Dabs: terrific. Love them, particularly with a side of green peas.

              Pork Chop: maybe the best in town. Thick, juicy with wonderful juices.

              Steaks: Excellent filet and, agreed, the strip is terrific as well.

              Caesar: best in town, depending on who makes it.

              Macaroni and Cheese: done with bucatini, so it is not the traditional prep but wow, is it good.

              Chicken Pot Pie: Justifiably famous.

              Stuffed Celery: if you like blue cheese, these are a must.

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              1. re: Tom P

                I haven't had the pot pie in years, but recall it as being really good.

                1. re: Tom P

                  Please do report back.

                  I'll probably get the NY strip steak, the next time I'm there. Unless it's a Friday.

                  So no one has tried the Bouillabaise there either?