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Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can lead me in the right direction for restaurants serving steak tartare in CT.

I found a post from 2009 mentioning Craftsteak at the MGM, Brasserie Pip and Morello, but I'm looking for a few others and maybe something in New Haven or Fairfield counties. I'm not saying that I wouldn't drive an hour for a good dish, but it seems like there has to be something closer.

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Haven's seen tartare(other than tuna) on a menu in a long time, but I did have a very nice beef carpaccio at Old Post Tavern in Fairfield recently.

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    1. re: JenJeninCT

      Beef carpaccio is another elusive dish around CT. Thanks for the heads up.

    2. 55 Wine Bar & Restaurant - 55 Miller St Fairfield, CT
      They serve a great Steak Tartare with parmesan crostini, truffle vinaigrette, quail egg. It is an appetizer but I order a double as an entree.
      http://www.55winebar.com/menu/dinner.php

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      55 Wine Bar & Restaurant
      55 Miller St, Fairfield, CT 06824

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      1. re: Builder3

        Great suggestion, thank you!

        1. re: Builder3

          This place looks great!

        2. Michael Jordan's Steakhouse at Mohegan Sun does a very respectable tartare, and they give you the option of "standard" (for lack of a better word) or wagyu beef. If you're driving all the way out here just for steak tartare, though, Craftsteak's is better.

          1. We dined at Bar Bouchee in Madison last week and had a wonderful Steak Tartare, all at the table thought it was delish.

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            1. re: chefstu

              I'm not a steak tartare afficionado, but I have tasted it as served at Bistro Mediterranean in East Haven and it was wonderful, both in taste and presentation.

              1. re: chefstu

                Thanks for the heads up! We had the tartare at Bar Bouchee over the weekend and it was excellent.

              2. l'escale in greenwich or it's sister restaurant called Artisan in Southport serve it- if its not on the menu, you just have to ask

                Napa & Co, also makes a good tartare

                also not sure what is close to you bur Bar Bouchon in Madison CT also had an excellent tartare

                1. Had at craftsteak this weekend and was great

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                  1. re: juicemann2

                    BJ Ryan's in Norwalk also has steak tartare. Our group didn't order it when we went last weekend but everything else we ordered was pretty good.

                    http://www.bjryanspub.com/?p=menu

                    1. re: cardiak

                      Nice lookin' menu. Is it a new place? This is the first I've heard of it. Their "hooky hour" is amusing, too. I like this idea!

                      1. re: kattyeyes

                        Nah, BJ Ryan's has been around for a while. Food is very decent - great place to watch football too! I also hear the jello shots are not weak either!!

                  2. I noticed STEAK TARTARE PIEDMONTESE, hazelnuts, truffle & lemon...on a menu for Bricco Trattoria in Glastonbury, putting this restaurant even closer to the top of my "gotta get there" list. Has anyone tried it here? All this tartare talk is making me hungry! MOO.

                    http://billygrant.com/wp-content/uplo...

                    P.S. The top of their menu announces: "Now accepting reservations of all sizes"--guess everyone's grumblings about that paid off!

                    1. I've had the the steak tartare app. at Napa and Co. and the flavor was good, not great. I think my only complaint about Napa was that my toast was too dark and the meat maybe needed a couple of drops more of Worchestershire.or something. It was a little flat tasting compared to other places I've had it. I should note the meat was, obviously, very fresh but didn't have "spiciness" that I prefer with tartare.