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The best steakhouse on LI

budcar Apr 4, 2012 02:36 PM

Name it and why. I don't want any marinated just pure melt in your mouth goodness. Cholesterol be damned. This is a one time shot. Thanks

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    emarcus RE: budcar Apr 5, 2012 08:18 AM

    Here's a good place to start, though it focuses on Suffolk:


    In Nassau you're looking at Luger's or Bryant & Cooper, I'd imagine.

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      stuartlafonda RE: emarcus Apr 17, 2012 11:48 AM

      I'm with you on Luger's. This past Sunday I came home from 12 "red meat less" days in Spain and within four hours of landing was sitting in Luger's. Still the best for steak.

    2. Motosport RE: budcar Apr 6, 2012 07:30 AM

      Cliff's Rendesvous in Riverhead and The Elbow Room in Jamesport are our favorite steak places. Not fancy or expensive but you'll get a fabulous steak. I prefer the marinated Porterhouse but non marinated is also great!!

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        coll RE: Motosport Apr 6, 2012 07:38 AM

        Cliffs/Elbow Room are always our first choices, especially on my husbands' birthday (coming up soon); the steaks are perfect and I love the down home atmosphere much more than a stuffy place. We vary between marinaded or plain, after all these years I can't say which is better.

        We used to like Tellers, when we lived closer and had more money to splurge. Now we're farther east, and sometimes hit The Palm or Bobby Van's when we're out for a drive.

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          EricMM RE: Motosport Apr 6, 2012 09:11 AM

          Is there any difference between the Elbow Room in Jamesport and the Elbow Too in Laurel? I haven't been to either, but I think the one in Laurel looks really cute, and I like the way it's situated just off the road. I've only been to the Elbow East, which I gather is different ownership. I like it, but it's nothing I'd make a special trip for.

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            coll RE: EricMM Apr 6, 2012 09:24 AM

            The only difference between those two is most people don't know about Laurel, so don't tell anyone!! There is different ownership at the Rendezvous in Riverhead Village, and then the East one is totally different. Their menu is all over the place, for me anyway.

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              Motosport RE: EricMM Apr 6, 2012 10:19 AM

              At one time Cliff owned the Rendesvous, Elbow Room, Elbow Too and Elbow East in Southold. During their heyday before Boulder Creek (gone), Applebee's and Friday's invaded the North Fork Cliff's restaurants would be very busy.
              We'd start @ "The Vous" if they were packed we'd head out to Elbow Room and then to Elbow Too. we never had to go as far as Southold.
              Cliff died a while back and the restaurants changed hands but kept his "secret" marinade recipe. I think Cliff's family still runs Elbow and Too.
              As for the steaks, all good.

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            jnab121 RE: budcar Apr 6, 2012 08:50 AM

            Couldn't name 1 so my top 4:
            Teller's- Cowboy ribeye
            Jimmy Hayes

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              kevin RE: jnab121 Apr 6, 2012 09:48 AM

              Is rothmsns kosher?

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                wolfe RE: kevin Apr 6, 2012 10:30 AM

                I doubt it.

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                  lenorel57 RE: kevin Apr 10, 2012 09:03 AM


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                    mcf RE: lenorel57 Apr 10, 2012 04:07 PM

                    Good thing, too, or the creamed spinach would suck.

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                      wolfe RE: mcf Apr 11, 2012 02:38 AM

                      I thought the crab, lobster, oyster shrimp and clams on the menu were a dead giveaway but then there was the treif banquet in Cincinnati.

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                Cameron RE: budcar Apr 7, 2012 02:49 PM

                I've been to every steak house on Long Island, and day in, day out,Jimmy Hays is as good as it gets.The steaks are awesome and always perfectly cooked,the pork chops are a highlight,and the lobsters are always fresh from Jordans.The service is always spot on, and Jimmy is quite the charachter,and a most gracious host.

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                  kjts918 RE: budcar Apr 10, 2012 11:02 AM

                  Texas Roadhouse on Nassau County on Hempstead Turnpike is also very good.

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                    Motosport RE: kjts918 Apr 11, 2012 07:52 AM

                    Normally, we don't like chain restaurants but Texas Roadhouse does make a nice steak!!

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