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Oct 17, 2011 07:37 PM

Steak Tips

Looking for a place to take a 19 year old who loves steak tips. Her favorite tips are served at the Black Cow in Newburyport, but I'm looking for something closer to Boston (or in Boston). I'm a non-meat eater so looking for some help. Thanks.

Black Cow
54 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950

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          1. re: pinehurst

            its seedy though....know that going in.....but AMAZING food.....

            1. re: umami76

              If you think Newbridge is seedy, you've lived a sheltered life.

              1. re: Gabatta

                I agree. It's so not seedy. It's just old school.

    1. NewBridge... not sure if there is any Non meat items- they have a great house salad!

      NewBridge Cafe
      650 Washington Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150

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      1. re: MeffaBabe

        I haven't been in a while but really liked New Bridge. I think I remember clams on the 1/2 shell and turkey tips. Either way, another vote for Newbridge.

        1. re: MeffaBabe

          IIR lots of pasta dishes plus large salads

        2. New Bridge, remember it's no more than an upolstered sewer but, the tips, salad etc. are excellent. Also, cash only. Water Front Cafe are also good.

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          1. re: treb

            I had the steak tips at Water Front Cafe this weekend and thought they were grea. Good pizza and the guy who had the burger enjoyed it.

            I've been in many times but have never eaten there.

            Definitely eat there again.

          2. Sadies in Waltham is excellent as well. They have some salads, etc on the menu.

            1. Anyplace in Cambridge/Somerville worth mentioning for tips? I enjoyed them at Jimmy's Steer House in Arlington, for one...

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              1. re: Boston_Otter

                This is second hand information but I understand the tips at The Riverside (Cambridge) are delicious. Good char and you can get them on top of a salad if you like. Has anyone else had em?

                I would not recommend the tips at the Paddock, although they used to be a claim to fame. The marinade is way too sweet and the cooking is uneven.

                1. re: yumyum

                  That was prolly me pluggin Da Riv. Seems to be my own special little monologue (for better or worse).

                  Not sure where they fall in the pantheon of tiplets, though I'm sure hiddenboston would know precisely.

                  I get them there because that happens to be my local subshop, though I'd hafta imagine they're in the upper echelon regardless. 100% of the time these plump nuggs have a crispy-char and are cooked juicy red. There is a telltale caramel-like subtle sweet note lurking in the background, but they're by no means sweet. I usually get them over a basic Greek salad, occasionally as a sub, but it's also available in plate form with sides. It's scrummy.

                  1. re: Nab

                    As a once every three months or so lapsing pescatarian who works in the area, that does sounds positively scrummy. Especially if there is some cheap house red to accompany said salad.

                    That place intrigues me.

                    1. re: digga

                      As a pesco you should check out their fish & chips ! I have only been in very close proximity to them and they look and smell right (for the Greek style). The chips, OTOH, are not only Sysco but un-salted Sysco, for shame. The fried clams I've seen looked like over-breaded strips but I can't be sure.

                      Ah hell, meet me over there for a meatfest and a few house reds. :)

                      1. re: Nab

                        I think I could manage to do that post-work one of these days!

                2. re: Boston_Otter

                  Eastside Bar and Grille on Cambridge Street, not far from the Lechmere Station and Inman Square is pretty famous for steak tips. Great atmosphere and even non-meat eaters will be well taken care of.