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Steak in Long Island?

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My wife and I intend to treat oursleves to a steak dinner this Sat night. We live in Sea Cliff, not too far from the steakhouses on Northern Boulevard, and not too far from Rothmans, or even Prime (or others) in Huntington). Although I'm dropping these names, I've never actually been to any of the aformentioned restaurants, or any steak place in LI. Are there any discernable differences between these places?
Any recommendations?
Any restaurants that aren't traditional steakhouses, but serve kick-ass steak?
Argentinian places (like Azul or La Rural (I'm dating myslef) in NY)?
Thanks!

Abu

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  1. I'd probably hit Lugers, but that's what I always do, so no comparisons with the aforementioned others.

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    1. re: coll

      Ditto for Peter Luger. Havn't been to Rothmans but it looks good on FIOS TV Restaurant Hunter.

    2. I have been to almost all the big names and nothing beats Luger's. It is one of my all time favorite restaurants. Don't forget, the Great Neck branch does lobster as well. Start there and check out the rest,if ever, in the future.

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      1. re: stuartlafonda

        Thanks for the recs. We ditched the steak plan and went to Lola, which was excellent as usual.

        1. re: abu applesauce

          Yup, Lola is always excellent though service is frequently a bit off, nothing major, and dessert choices although good does not equal the excellence of the rest of the menu. The steak, potato and spinach plate he does is excellent though not very adventerous. What did you eat?

          1. re: stuartlafonda

            I had the Foie Gras/fig with duck prosciutto app and braised short rib entree--both were excellent--short rib dish was apparently changed recently, as per the waiter. My wife had a beet/cheese salad thing that she raved about and the hangar steak with brussel sprouts that she also liked. Service was fine. I'm always happy with sorbet for dessert, so no complaints.
            And I really enjoyed the Yamakazi scotch--not unique to Lola, but I never tried it before and props to Lola for having a couple of good beers on the menu.

            1. re: abu applesauce

              Nice. Short rib in fall/winter is always a good choice.

      2. been to most and Peter Luger still a fav. Want to go to Brooklyn for the original.