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Seeking steakhouse or Brazilian/Argentine restaurant recommendations in the area

dimsumfan Jan 28, 2012 09:54 PM

Planning a special occasion celebration dinner, but not wanting to break the bank TOO much.

The guest of honor is a steak lover, so I'm seeking a steakhouse that's not a chain, or even better a Brazilian churrascaria place that will offer a variety of meat. (Or an Argentine place.)

Not big drinkers, so that's not really an issue. Party of 10-12 or so. Anywhere West Palm Beach area down to the Miami area.

Any recommendations?

  1. d
    dimsumfan Feb 20, 2012 06:57 AM

    Thanks again for all of the suggestions. Looks like Miami is out of the picture, so our driving range is West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, if anyone has any other suggestions.

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    1. re: dimsumfan
      tpigeon Feb 20, 2012 08:03 AM

      Chima is in Ft. Lauderdale

      1. re: dimsumfan
        mialebven Feb 20, 2012 08:08 AM

        La Rural Argentine Grill in Weston. Waterfront patio in the back.

        2346 Weston Rd.
        Weston, FL 33326

      2. Sandwich_Sister Feb 3, 2012 11:45 AM

        I would also look into Las Vacas Gordas. I enjoy their food a few friends have had slow service there but other than that it was delicious.

        1. d
          dimsumfan Jan 30, 2012 09:06 PM

          Thanks for these great suggestions so far. Chima sounds like a good possibility.

          But let me ask: If we decide we want to give up the idea of Brazilian and do a good steakhouse in or near Miami, what are your best suggestions?

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          1. re: dimsumfan
            gammish Jan 30, 2012 09:24 PM

            BLT Steak in the Betsy Hotel or Prime One Twelve. Both are top notch.

            1. re: dimsumfan
              southocean Jan 30, 2012 09:59 PM

              Bourbon Steak, Aventura. Impeccable steakhouse, finest-kind cocktails, excellent wine list -- guaranteed to add a couple points to your personal testosterone level, Almost as good as renting a Lambo!

              1. re: southocean
                tpigeon Jan 31, 2012 06:14 AM

                +1 on Bourbon Steak

                Having been to both chima and graziano's I would easily take grazianos btw.

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              gammish Jan 30, 2012 10:04 AM

              Chima in Fort Lauderdale. Brazilian with great selection and service. Atmosphere is lively and contemporary. If you don't drink, you won't spend much. I'd say it's the classiest churrascaria that I've been to in S Florida.

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                smartie Jan 29, 2012 06:41 AM

                Gol on Atlantic Ave Delray. About $40 a head. Some tips if you go, don't fill up too much on their salad buffet bar, don't let them push you to eat at their pace.

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                  tpigeon Jan 29, 2012 05:36 AM

                  Grazianos on Bird Rd. in Miami

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