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Aug 18, 2012 11:56 AM

Romantic Restaurant +Steak+Budget Friendly+Boyfriend's Birthday - Help!

Hi All,

I've googled and been to the "best" steakhouses in NYC but most of those are so expensive and I would like to be able to afford to indulge a little. I'm looking for a modern/romantic restaurant for my boyfriends birthday where he can enjoy an awesome steak (he waits for this all year). Most places I've found are $$$$ money signs and I'm looking for $$ or $$$ (preferably two).

Any recommendations you could send would be GREATLY appreciated! Anywhere in Manhattan.

Thanks all!


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  1. Steak is one of those things that are generally either expensive or not that good. It may be a problem.

    Maybe a steak frites at one of the less expensive bistros?

    I liked the steak dish at Acme, come to think of it. And it didn't cost an arm and a leg.

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    1. re: Sneakeater

      French Bistros may work or choose a steakhouse with a reasonable BYO charge (Bobby Vans perhaps) and bring your own wine. Here's another option and it is not perfect but you can get 2 hunks of aged prime beef a low BYO fee etc... Fairway cafe. At night it is nicer in there but recommend you go and look one night before planning it