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Best Steak You've Had Not at a Steakhouse

suddenly susan Nov 5, 2012 07:27 AM

Hi, looking to have a great steak at a restaurant but would like a more diverse menu for those who want other options.
Thanks in advance.

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    Hey19 Nov 5, 2012 07:54 AM

    Locanda Verde has a steak special that is amazing, but I dont know if there is a way to predict when it is on the menu. Morandi has a great steak, and a diverse menu.

    1. strangemd Nov 5, 2012 07:59 AM

      Craft: the 30day dry-aged Porterhouse with bone marrow and Bernaise is fantastic.

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        deepfry7 Nov 5, 2012 08:00 AM

        Babbo's grilled ribeye for two is pretty awesome. Finished table-side with aged balsamic vinegar.

        Also Craft has a fantastic rib eye with bone marrow for two; or a sirloin with bone marrow for one.

        1. princeofpork3 Nov 5, 2012 08:04 AM

          Landmac has a good steak and great alternative options.

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          1. re: princeofpork3
            UES Mayor Feb 13, 2013 03:46 AM

            I also recently had an extremely great rib eye steak on bone at Landmarc in the Time Warner Center!!!

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            thegforceny Nov 5, 2012 08:30 AM

            Cote de boeuf for two at Minetta Tavern

            bistecca fiorentina per due, Morandi

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              kathryn Nov 5, 2012 10:11 AM

              Minetta Tavern, cote de boeuf.

              The one at Craft was good but the portion of bone marrow was pretty small.

              I also love the various beef options at Takashi but it's not the place to go if looking for a diverse menu.

              1. sgordon Nov 5, 2012 02:05 PM

                Craft, Babbo, and the CdB at Minetta Tavern would be my easy tops. That said, they're all "for two" dishes, so have a (hungry) eating partner in tow.

                1. TrishUntrapped Nov 5, 2012 03:11 PM

                  Cote de boeuf for two at Balthazar. I think it is the same as Minetta Tavern's, and it is DELICIOUS!

                  Before you order the steak for two at Locanda Verde, ask the price. It was a special the night we ordered it and we thought the server said it was $50. It was $50 per person, not total. Was it a $100 steak? While it was good I think Peter Luger's, for one, was better, and cheaper.

                  1. suddenly susan Nov 5, 2012 03:31 PM

                    Excellent suggestions and duly noted on the steaks "for two." Thank you, all!

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                      kathryn Nov 7, 2012 08:12 AM

                      One more: the ribeye at Momofuku Ssam Bar. Comes with a bowl of the drippings from cooking.

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                        sgordon Nov 7, 2012 02:01 PM

                        Good call on that - forgot theirs. It can be very expensive, though, depending on size (which varies)

                        Also, while I haven't gotten around to trying it yet, the steak at Marc Forgione comes highly recommended by a few - again, it's a steak-for-two, so have a partner in tow.

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                          kathryn Feb 12, 2013 09:17 AM

                          Had this again on Sunday, 48 oz for $120, I think. Came with a bowl of drippings. Roasted shallots and whole cloves of garlic on top. Fried tofu with pickled fennel and thyme salad on the side. So good.

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                            linguafood Feb 12, 2013 09:22 AM

                            Just out of curiosity.... is that meant to be for two? I mean, god I love steak, but 48 oz. would be impossible for me alone. Frankly, anything over 16 oz (and that's a struggle).

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                              kathryn Feb 12, 2013 09:37 AM

                              We had three people, and ordered only the pickle plate and some oysters to start. The 48oz figure includes the bone, too, I believe.

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                              RCC Feb 22, 2013 03:45 PM

                              A fan of almost everything Momofuku Ssam here. Thanks for the report. Now, I can't wait to try that steak.

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                              foodwhisperer Feb 22, 2013 02:20 PM

                              Since you mention Momofuku, i'm wondering how the steak is at Ma Peche. Did you ever have steak there?

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                                kathryn Feb 22, 2013 02:21 PM

                                Not for a while, we usually go for a different option within the large plates, like the duck or the pork chop.

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                                  foodwhisperer Feb 22, 2013 09:58 PM

                                  I went and saw the large dish beef was a skirt steak rolled up. So i passed on it. Had the huge pork chop. was very good.
                                  They have a new sweetbread small plate which is fantastic.

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                              Blumie Nov 7, 2012 01:36 PM

                              The steak that often (usually?) is on the specials menu at Gotham Bar & Grill is amazing. It's also $80 (maybe more).

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                                sam1 Nov 7, 2012 02:30 PM

                                totally agree...and the marrow mustard custard.

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                                  addictedtolunch Feb 13, 2013 05:04 PM

                                  Gotham was my answer too.

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                                  craft21 Nov 8, 2012 10:51 AM

                                  craft's ribeye
                                  momofuku ssam's ribeye
                                  minetta tavern cote de boeuf

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                                    tpigeon Nov 8, 2012 12:44 PM

                                    Unfortunately the answer to that is Masa for me.

                                    On a more practical level, you might want to look into the Ribeye for 2 at the Dutch.

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                                      eviltuna7 Nov 9, 2012 08:28 AM

                                      2nd The Dutch. Had an awesome strip steak there. Minetta has been mentioned a few times as well, and rightly so.

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                                      franknyc11 Nov 9, 2012 08:38 AM

                                      I would go for a steak for 2, and split it with a friend. There are a lot of great ones at non-steakhouses in the city -- chief among them:

                                      - Resto, cote de boeuf, aged 56 days ($120)
                                      - Perla, ribeye, aged 56 days ($95)
                                      - Tertulia, prime rib, aged 40 days ($92)
                                      - Craft, ribeye, aged 30 days ($125)
                                      - The Dutch, ribeye, aged 28 days ($125)
                                      - The Darby, tomahawk steak, aged 28 days ($99)
                                      - Minetta Tavern, cote de boeuf ($140)
                                      - The Standard, ribeye ($65)
                                      - Red farm, rib steak ($40)
                                      - Rye, ribeye ($1.95/oz)
                                      - St. Anselm, axe handle ribeye ($1.85/oz)
                                      - Momofuku Ssam, rib steak (MP)
                                      - The Cannibal, steak du jour (MP)
                                      - Diner, steak du jour (MP)


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                                      1. re: franknyc11
                                        winemonkey Feb 25, 2013 04:44 PM

                                        Awesome list. Thanks.

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                                          kathryn May 27, 2013 03:06 PM

                                          Finally tried the 40 day aged, 40 oz prime rib at Tertulia. Delicious! Flavorful. Their wood-burning grill adds a little bit of magic to the crust.

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                                          Lau Feb 12, 2013 09:23 AM

                                          takashi - U.S. Kobe Marbled Chuck-flat Steak (6oz) $30...really good

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                                            JudgeZ Feb 22, 2013 01:48 PM

                                            Had a great NY Strip at Cesca last Monday. This topped the steaks I've had over the past couple of months at Sparks, Strip House and Capital Grille

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