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Finding Steak Tartare in CT

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connfood Oct 1, 2011 07:33 AM

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. JenJeninCT RE: connfood Oct 1, 2011 12:45 PM

    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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      connfood RE: JenJeninCT Oct 2, 2011 07:52 AM

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

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      Builder3 RE: connfood Oct 1, 2011 01:56 PM

      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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        connfood RE: Builder3 Oct 2, 2011 07:55 AM

        Great suggestion, thank you!

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          JenJeninCT RE: Builder3 Oct 3, 2011 03:13 PM

          This place looks great!

        2. theferlyone RE: connfood Oct 3, 2011 08:12 AM

          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.

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            chefstu RE: connfood Oct 3, 2011 04:02 PM

            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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              lsnhc RE: chefstu Oct 3, 2011 05:24 PM

              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.

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                connfood RE: chefstu Oct 26, 2011 03:08 PM

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

              2. missmar79 RE: connfood Oct 4, 2011 07:21 AM

                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

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                  juicemann2 RE: connfood Oct 17, 2011 04:27 AM

                  Had at craftsteak this weekend and was great

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                    cardiak RE: juicemann2 Oct 25, 2011 10:49 PM

                    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

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                      kattyeyes RE: cardiak Oct 26, 2011 05:57 AM

                      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!

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                        fcmenutalk RE: kattyeyes Oct 27, 2011 08:45 AM

                        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. kattyeyes RE: connfood Oct 26, 2011 05:48 AM

                    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!

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                      mushroomaffairs RE: connfood Oct 27, 2011 09:18 AM

                      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.

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