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Apr 4, 2012 02:36 PM

The best steakhouse on LI

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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  1. 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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    1. re: emarcus

      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. 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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      1. re: Motosport

        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.

        1. re: Motosport

          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.

          1. re: EricMM

            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.

            1. re: EricMM

              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.

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

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                  1. re: lenorel57

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

                    1. re: mcf

                      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.

              1. 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.

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

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                  1. re: kjts918

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