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Scott_R Feb 16, 2014 09:08 AM

My niece will be graduating from college this spring and I'm going to her and family out to a steak place (which is what she wants) that's not too far--maybe a half hour--from West Chester University, though there's some flexibility there. Most of the family is coming down from New York, so travel a greater distance in that direction (from the university) would be best.

I don't want an Outback-style place; it should be closer to Peter Luger level.

The kicker that's throwing me is that it needs to be open for lunch. I don't know if I'll have to convince everyone that it must be a dinner if we're going to go somewhere nice, but I thought I'd at least try.

Any feedback about this place?
http://www.pietrosprime.com
They're open for lunch, but I don't know if they quite fit the quality, and the lunchtime steak offerings are small.

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    Scott_R RE: Scott_R Feb 16, 2014 10:08 AM

    OK, another try: http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com/
    Radnor, PA

    Edit: not open for lunch. Drat; I keep forgetting to check for that!

    1. sal_acid RE: Scott_R Feb 16, 2014 10:16 AM

      Brandywine Prime in Chadds Ford is the closest that I can think of. There's a Sullivan's on Rt 202 in DE. Both are within 30 minutes.

      Luger level? Neither are close, but both are better than Outback by a good bit. Of the two I'd take BP hands down.

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        Scott_R RE: sal_acid Feb 16, 2014 10:41 AM

        Thanks. I may have opened the field quite a bit by being able to shift it to dinner time (I found out that the timing works out much better).

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          Bacchus101 RE: Scott_R Feb 17, 2014 07:40 AM

          + 1 on Brandywine Prime...great old building, friendly service , good food, very good steaks. Depending upon time of the day 25-35 mins from WCU.

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        Red Oakley RE: Scott_R Feb 16, 2014 09:47 PM

        Mile High Steakhouse in Glen Mills gets good reviews, too.

        1. CindyJ RE: Scott_R Feb 17, 2014 07:36 AM

          There's also Ruth's Chris in King of Prussia -- maybe 20 minutes from WC.

          1. crazyspice RE: Scott_R Feb 17, 2014 07:50 AM

            I haven't been to Brandywine Prime, but I have heard very good comments about it. Right in King of Prussia, you have Capital Grill, Morton's and Sullivan's. I am personally not a fan of Ruth's Chris. We had dinner at Morton's last night and it was excellent.

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              arepo RE: Scott_R Feb 17, 2014 08:30 AM

              King of Prussia is about 25 minutes away.
              Both Sullivan's and Capital Grille serve lunch.

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                Bacchus101 RE: arepo Feb 17, 2014 12:15 PM

                Scott, KofP is toward New York, both listed above are good steakhouses. There is another, Creeds which is more local and not a large chain with very good steaks. Capital Grille gets good reviews on this board.

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                Misha RE: Scott_R Feb 18, 2014 10:39 AM

                I far prefer Mile Hi to both Pietro's Prime or Brandwine Prime but I'm not sure if it's open for lunch. I've never been but a friend speaks highly of Creed's Steakhouse which is also in the KofP area.

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                  elmdt1229 RE: Scott_R Feb 22, 2014 07:21 AM

                  Pietro's Prime is certainly comparable to the Sullivan's/ Capitol Grill type and would be a good choice. they have a nice room that would accommodate a large party, if that's what you would need. Service has always been very professional. I have been there several times for lunch and a couple of times for dinner and have always been pleased with both service and food

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                    FriedClamFanatic RE: Scott_R Feb 26, 2014 06:56 AM

                    I'd suggest the Mile High down in Glen Mills Rte 1. You'll pay for it, but it's worth it. Not sure about lunch tho.

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                      sal_acid RE: FriedClamFanatic Feb 26, 2014 07:43 AM

                      I've never been to Mile High, but I just checked out their website. WOW do they need a redesign of that thing. Nothing about the site suggests a first class joint; in fact just the opposite. That site is costing them business.

                      But on the strength of your rec, I will check the place out!

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                        FriedClamFanatic RE: sal_acid Feb 26, 2014 11:07 AM

                        Well, for a "good deal".their bar menu from 4:30-6;00, everything is half priced. Not their steaks and seafood entrees, but some tasty small plates

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                          Red Oakley RE: sal_acid Feb 26, 2014 11:08 PM

                          I had not looked at their website -- you're right, it leaves a lot to be desired.

                          However . . . I'm on their email list and right now they're promoting a BOGOfree gift card. $50 or $100. You can buy it at the restaurant or online, but only March 1-5. http://milehighsteakandseafood.homest...

                          We had dinner there last week, having been reminded about the place by this thread. It was an excellent dinner, but definitely pricey.

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                            JanR RE: sal_acid Feb 27, 2014 06:56 AM

                            We were there once. Not a favorite. Didn't like the decor but overall not a bad meal.

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                              Red Oakley RE: JanR Feb 27, 2014 09:18 PM

                              Chacun a son gout. One of the features that impressed us about Mile High was the decor!

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