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Great steak for under 40$

Want to take my visiting Dad out for a great steak dinner in Seattle. Looked at Metropolitan Grill and Canlis but he will be very uncomfortable eating a meal that expensive. Any suggestions where to get a great steak for no more then 30-40 dollars? Good service and atmosphere a plus, thanks!

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  1. Jak's Grill, several locations. I've only been to the one in Laurelhurst, but if I want a steak, that's usually where we go. One drawback--they don't take reservations, so you may have to wait for a table.

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    Jak's Grill
    3701 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105

    Jak's Grill
    28 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027

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    1. re: Jeri L

      For $40 at Jaks you can get an awesome, huge 28oz bone-in ribeye, with a salad, veg (a head of broccoli, basically) and potato of your choice (I like the UFO - garlic mashed and a potato pancake) and still have a few bucks left over. It's a screaming deal.

      1. re: Jeri L

        Jaks! I am a filet girl myself but the sirloin is really great and an amazing value. it's priced around $25.. I love the bernaise sauce they have too!

      2. I like Jak's, nice stake house atmosphere and really no complaints. But my favorite steak in Seattle right now is the "flavor curve" rib-eye at The Book Bindery.

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        Book Bindery
        198 Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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        1. re: duvelusa

          That steak alone is $38. Add a starter (and dessert?) and you are looking at $60 before beverage, tax, and tip. FYI. Sounds good though.

        2. I have eaten at both Canlis and Metropolitan Grill. The best reasonbly priced steak on par with these places in the greater Seattle area is at the Melrose Grill in Renton. Their cuts are consistently better than Jak's, and the most expensive is the porterhouse at $35. Your dad would love this place if he likes the traditional steakhouse vibe.

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          Canlis Restaurant
          2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

          Metropolitan Grill
          820 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

          Metropolitan Grill
          820 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

          Melrose Grill
          819 Houser Way Sd, Renton, WA 98055

           
          1. Go try Angelo's I'm burien old school feel with old school prices try the port wine steak well under 40 with pasta salad and bread

            1. Thanks for the responses but I am looking for a place within Seattle proper. Any feedback on the steaks at Toulouse Petit or other restaurants that are not steakhouses?

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              1. re: Bethwick

                I haven't been in a while but my husband loves the steak frites at Portage.

                1. re: Lauren

                  There is a Jak's in West Seattle.in the Junction Neighborhood, where the WS bridge spills out.. you could have dinner there, then drive North on California, and head back to the freeway via Admiral Way, and stop to see the view back toward DT from the park just as the hill starts downward (specatular view!).

                2. re: Bethwick

                  Can't report on the steak at Toulouse Petit, but has anyone else found that restuaurant to be TOO LOUD? Between the music and the ambient sound, I couldn't hear my companions or the server. (Could it be that I'm a codger-in-training?) Dunno about your dad, but mine is hard of hearing and wouldn't enjoy Toulouse Petit at all. (OTOH, if you need to take a break from conversation during his visit, this might be the place for you!)

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                  Toulouse Petit
                  601 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98119

                  1. re: Bethwick

                    There's lots of places that will do a good steak frites for ~$20 -- when it turns up on the menu Quinn's (CapHill) has a good one, also maybe Le Pichet downtown (I can't remember if I had it at Le Pichet or Presse -- but either would be a good option).

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                    Le Pichet
                    Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

                    1. re: pusherman

                      Yes, Pusherman, I agree these are good for a workaday steak, but often the Bavette steak they use ( Quinn's, Le Pichet, Cafe Presse, and cafe Campagne) is not the common American cut of steak expected. A little more chewy, if delicous, and certainly not the cut an American after a destination steak is looking forward too. A good simple beefy steak, and often the frites are the best part, with the satisfying beefyness, but not the same conversation.

                      American steaks are larger, fattier, and dealt with very differently than what you mention. Not that I don't love what your talking about, just I don't think that what the OP is looking for for her dad....
                      But I will toast you across the iasle at Caffe Presse with my steak/frittes as I chew and am happy. Merde, love the Mayo for my frittes!

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                      Cafe Presse
                      1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

                      Le Pichet
                      Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

                      Campagne
                      86 Pine, Seattle, WA 98101

                      1. re: pusherman

                        Elysian brewery does a good steak frites, IMO

                      2. re: Bethwick

                        Ruth's Chris has a 3-course for $40, if getting a good value is a concern. And even anti-chain snobs would agree they're not too shabby.