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Steak in Montgomery County

Looking for a nice steak dinner this weekend. I'm in the Ambler area and would prefer to stay in the suburbs as opposed to going into the city. Can you help? Thanks!

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  1. Bridget's in Ambler. Great place!

    1. I hate to ask the obvious, but have you tried Bridget's or Fireside Bar & Grille?

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      1. re: JunieB

        We went to Bridget's once and hubby didn't care for it, though I would be willing to try again. I assumed Fireside was pretty much just a bar.

        1. re: localgal55

          I thought Bridget's was okay but not the greatest steak house I've ever been to. I've never eaten at the Fireside Grille but I have friends who go there for the prime rib. I think they have several steak options.

          Of course, there's always Sullivan's in KOP and Fleming's in Wayne.

      2. Creeds in KOP
        Bridget's in Ambler

        1. Paris bistro in chestnut hill has an awesome steak frites. We rarely go out to eat steal bc we make it well at home but this one is one we have ordered often.

          1. Obvious but expensive answer: Blue Bell Inn.There are a lot of caveats but the steaks should be better than fine.

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            1. re: arepo

              I wouldn't count on steaks being in the forefront or anything else for that matter. The old BBI was renowned for having the best around. New ownership has placed hip and haughty atmosphere over culinary quality. As arepo says, there are multiple caveats. Overcooked burgers and shell shards in the oysters should be caveat enough before forking over for a chunk of ruined prime sirloin.

              For all of the opening hype, we still don't know who is at the helm in the kitchen. No Chef of merit or they would say so.
              CP

              1. re: Chefpaulo

                Ironic because the chef was the former chef at Bridgets in Ambler.

                Peter Sherba
                A native of Tuckerton, New Jersey, Pete’s love for cooking began at the young age of six. With his family
                actively involved in the restaurant business for over a generation, he spent countless days with his mother
                at their local pizzeria. Growing up on the Jersey Shore, Pete possesses a natural affinity for cooking with a
                variety of fresh seafood and shellfish. He has received great acclaim as the Executive Chef at Bridget’s
                Steakhouse for the past six years. Pete has a deep commitment to truly knowing and understanding food,
                both as a product and as a process, inside and out.
                He is assisted by his Chef de Cuisine: Carmen A. Cappello.

                1. re: cwdonald

                  Very curious that the website brags more about Washington sleeping there two centuries ago than the guy cooking there today. No mention of Peter whatsoever. There's more bio talk about the owners and their investments than their commitment to culinary excellence.
                  I have yet to see one truly inspired dish on this menu. Please correct me if I'm in error. For what would you gladly return and pay again? I'm not hearing a peep.
                  CP

            2. I've never been, but I just saw that Thrillist named Buona VIa (in Horsham) in their top 5 Philly steakhouse list - also Creeds. If you try it I would love to hear how you like it!

              http://www.buonavia.com/

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              1. re: JunieB

                I love Creeds. It doesn't feel like a big chain steakhouse. It it an smaller, more intimate dining space with wonderful food, steaks included.

                1. re: JunieB

                  That looks like an Italian restaurant.

                  1. re: barryg

                    No argument about that but evidently Thrillist deemed them worthy of being included in a top 5 list. Personally I doubt that these are Philly's top 5 steakhouses but it doesn't mean that Buona Via doesn't serve a good steak.

                    http://www.thrillist.com/eat/philadel...

                  2. re: JunieB

                    To call that restaurant a steak restaurant is pushing it. They have three steaks on the menu, Filet, Sirloin and Porterhouse. It may (or may not) be a place to get a good steak, a steakhouse it is not.

                    1. re: cwdonald

                      OP asked for a nice steak dinner, not a nice steakhouse.

                      1. re: carolinadawg

                        Yes but the discussion turned to the discussion of Thrillists list of top steakhouses..

                  3. If you can live with prime rib instead of steak I highly recommend Richies Bar and Grill at 323 W. County Line Road in Hatboro (215 675 9935.

                    The prime rib is a fairly gigantic, thick, excellent cut of meat. It is an all-inclusive price of about $25.00 and includes salad, sides and dessert.

                    The drinks are very inexpensive too.

                    1. Century House on Route 309 in Hatfield has one of the best pan roasted//butter basted filet mignons that I've had!

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                      1. re: cgarner

                        Have been going there since childhood but have not been back in 15 years. Thanks for the reminder.
                        CP

                      2. Have not been in awhile, but the 7 Stars Inn in Phoenixville was a favorite before I was concerned with calories. Steak and lobster were both very high quality despite the enormous sizes. Not inexpensive, but a charming old place. Anyone been recently?

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                        1. re: MainLiner

                          If 2005 counts as recently, yes. I took my GF there for her 40th birthday as she loves mega-hunks of prime rib with horseradish sauce. She was in heaven with her 40 oz. slab of moo (much of which she happily doggy-bagged.) I had a 12 oz. lobster tail (they had up to 24 oz tails if you want to spring for it). I didn't actually see any steaks but we were both happy with the experience.
                          CP

                        2. Have not been, but friends that really enjoy their meat like Na Brasa on rt. 611 in Horsham.

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                          1. re: Hopefulone

                            Most rodizios are great for quantity, but tend to serve Select grade meats to keep the costs down. I still enjoy them, but don't expect the same experience as a high-end steakhouse that serves dry-aged or Prime.

                          2. Localgal, where did you end up?

                            1. Would love to hear how your dinner was localgal. This hound is salivating thinking about a good steak dinner.

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                              1. re: givemecarbs

                                Thank you all for such great information and opinions. Love watching how a thread meanders. Our dinner has been put off to this coming Saturday, and we're going to Creeds.