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(The Daily Meal)   See New York, not all the steakhouses are in your neighborhood, in fact you have only two in the twenty best   (thedailymeal.com) divider line 183
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2013-08-23 03:11:32 PM  

The Muthaship: Satan's Bunny Slippers: I predict rational responses in this thread, with absolutely no:

'List fails without (their hometown steak place)'

"People are stupid to pay that kind of money, cook it your damn self"

"Meat eating people are evil"

*gets popcorn*

I pay the chef from the Beverly Hills place that was #1 to come to my house and use my charcoal grill to make me a portabella mushroom.


I internet lurve you.
 
2013-08-23 03:11:56 PM  
whoa wait, Sizzler is a real thing?

I always thought it was a fake name for a lousy steak restaurant, like when you see "Honey O's" as a generic cereal box on lousy sitcoms.
 
2013-08-23 03:12:35 PM  

K3rmy: The first place listed is Cattleman's.  I call BS on the whole thing.


Well, Cattlemen's Cafe in OKC (not Cattlemen's Steakhouse, as TFA said) was #4, so they didn't get it too horribly wrong.
 
2013-08-23 03:13:17 PM  

zabadu: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Hard to argue against Brennans in NOLA.  But Pappas in Dallas?  Not even in the same conversation with these Dallas heroes:

Chamberlains.
Bob's Steak and Chop House
Lawrys
Ruths Chris
Dakotas

Lawry's is prime rib.  Ruth Chris is a chain, as are all that you listed.


So is Pappas.  Your point?
 
2013-08-23 03:13:40 PM  

saintstryfe: whoa wait, Sizzler is a real thing?

I always thought it was a fake name for a lousy steak restaurant, like when you see "Honey O's" as a generic cereal box on lousy sitcoms.


http://www.sizzler.com/

nope. real.
 
2013-08-23 03:13:44 PM  
Prime rib is NOT steak!
 
2013-08-23 03:14:12 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Hard to argue against Brennans in NOLA.  But Pappas in Dallas?  Not even in the same conversation with these Dallas heroes:

Chamberlains.
Bob's Steak and Chop House
Lawrys
Ruths Chris
Dakotas



also Al Biernat's
Nick & Sam's
and some time Mortons
 
2013-08-23 03:14:17 PM  

tarheel07: savage_world: Gorats?  Really?  I mean... the place is good and I've eaten there multiple times, but I honestly think 'Canglia's Venice Inn' (to name another Omaha restaurant) is better.  I also think the 'Steak House' (yeah, original name) in Lincoln is better.

I never went to Gorat's or Caniglia's.  I did go to Cascio's, Anthony's, and Omaha Prime.  Cacio's had a damn good steak as did Omaha Prime, but you're paying for quality at Omaha Prime.


Yeah, the price point at Omaha Prime kind of made me block it out.  I've had up-and-down experiences at Anthony's -- admittedly the 'up' was really excellent.  Cascio's been on the list, but I haven't gone there yet.  If I have a chance, I'll give it a try this weekend.
 
2013-08-23 03:14:19 PM  
St. Elmo's is the only one on the list I've been to.  Good steak, great atmosphere.  Of course, the group I was with made it even better.

I won't say where my favorite steak place is since they can only seat about 30 people.
 
2013-08-23 03:14:30 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: zabadu: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Hard to argue against Brennans in NOLA.  But Pappas in Dallas?  Not even in the same conversation with these Dallas heroes:

Chamberlains.
Bob's Steak and Chop House
Lawrys
Ruths Chris
Dakotas

Lawry's is prime rib.  Ruth Chris is a chain, as are all that you listed.

So is Pappas.  Your point?


You aren't going to get an aged beef stake at a chain.  You'll get a mass produced chain restaurant steak.
 
2013-08-23 03:15:34 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Hard to argue against Brennans in NOLA.  But Pappas in Dallas?  Not even in the same conversation with these Dallas heroes:

Chamberlains.
Bob's Steak and Chop House
Lawrys
Ruths Chris
Dakotas


I'll make a note of those for the next time I'm in Dallas. I've been to Pappa's (as well as most of the non-steak Pappa-variants in the area -- Pappadeaux, Pappa's Burgers, though that's it FW, and a few others) but for steak I preferred the original Doe's Eat Place in Greenville, Mississippi, though it's been years since I've been there.
 
2013-08-23 03:17:35 PM  

vudukungfu: Meh. I'm an hour and a half south of Montreal.
They got it all up there.


Ayup
 
2013-08-23 03:18:27 PM  

zabadu: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Hard to argue against Brennans in NOLA.  But Pappas in Dallas?  Not even in the same conversation with these Dallas heroes:

Chamberlains.
Bob's Steak and Chop House
Lawrys
Ruths Chris
Dakotas

Lawry's is prime rib.  Ruth Chris is a chain, as are all that you listed.


Local restaurants are against the law in Dallas. Only chains are allowed there.
 
2013-08-23 03:19:31 PM  
If you're in the Washington DC area, try Ray's the Steaks in Arlington (just over the river in VA), or Ray's the Classics in Silver Spring MD (just a little over the DC line).  Their steaks put Morton's and Ruth's Chris to shame at 1/2 the price...
 
2013-08-23 03:19:36 PM  

zabadu: God Is My Co-Pirate: Peter Luger's is one of only 2 in the US - Bern is the other -  that dry age their beef for a minimum of five weeks (I think) according to Jeffrey Steingarten.

I haven't heard of Cut at #1 but it looks like an airport hotel conference centre.

I can still almost tast the porterhouse at Peter Luger's.  That was well worth the money.

Peter Luger's is without a doubt the best steakhouse in the free world.  Musso and Frank's is the second.

Both have been around for decades.

Cut is another Wolfgang Puck creation.  It will go the way of all of his restaurants.  Trendy and sparse will never replace simple, homey and excellent product.


Right?  I mean, look at it:

i40.tinypic.com

Ugh.
If I'm going to a steakhouse, I want leather club chairs I can drink in all evening, elderly waiters who know their shiat, and maybe a piano in the corner.

My girlfriends and I have found that the local steakhouse here has the friendliest bartender and the stiffest drinks in town, and is a much much nicer place to meet after work than somewhere like Milestone's.
 
2013-08-23 03:20:05 PM  

zabadu: Lt. Cheese Weasel: zabadu: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Hard to argue against Brennans in NOLA.  But Pappas in Dallas?  Not even in the same conversation with these Dallas heroes:

Chamberlains.
Bob's Steak and Chop House
Lawrys
Ruths Chris
Dakotas

Lawry's is prime rib.  Ruth Chris is a chain, as are all that you listed.

So is Pappas.  Your point?

You aren't going to get an aged beef stake at a chain.  You'll get a mass produced chain restaurant steak.


not really trying to be confrontational, but Ruths Chris does serve dry aged steaks.
 
2013-08-23 03:20:39 PM  
Everyone knows a little joint where they can get a steak to die for. I've only been to Gorat's on that list. T'was a magnificent porterhouse I had. Should I end up in Omaha again, I'd try it again. It should be noted, I've never had a good steak in Texas, and I never went to a chain place.
 
2013-08-23 03:21:39 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: Heh, I just ate at the house of prime rib in San Francisco two days ago. Fan-farking-tastic as always.


You can also go to Broadway Prime in Burlingame. Same exact food and standards, the guy who opened it used to be the head chef at House of Prime.
 
2013-08-23 03:22:09 PM  

zabadu: You aren't going to get an aged beef stake at a chain. You'll get a mass produced chain restaurant steak


IT'S Obvious you've never been to any of these restaurants and are just pulling 'facts' out of your ass.
 
2013-08-23 03:23:03 PM  
Best steak I ever had was at Madison and Vine in Midtown Manhatten. Worst steak (chain garbage notwithstanding) was at the same place. Go figure
 
2013-08-23 03:23:08 PM  

Mikey1969: Hmmm, I ate at a place called Gallagher's in Vegas at New York, New York. It's one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Do ALL of these places actually do it better? Cause it was worth killing for.


The NY one is closed "for remodeling" but it seems to be closed, closed:   http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-25/iconic-ny-steakhouse-gallagh e rs-which-survived-great-depression-closing

There was one in Tampa as well and I liked it more than Bern's.  Their dry aged was phenomenal and oxtail soup was awesome.
 
2013-08-23 03:23:10 PM  
F McLintocks isn't on the list?  List fails.  Pismo, CA.   Best steak on the West Coast

www.opentable.com
 
2013-08-23 03:25:21 PM  
Used to be an awesome steakhouse in the Poconos. It was called Johnny's and appeared to be in an old house. Anyone know if it's still there? Nothing on Google, may have gone out of business years ago.
 
2013-08-23 03:25:28 PM  

DubtodaIll: List fails without Bones in Atlanta.


I was thinking McKendrick's mostly because I have not been to Bones yet.

After a certain point in quality is reached, I like them all.  I think I would love every place on this list.
 
2013-08-23 03:26:16 PM  
Steak restaurants are useless.  There are no ingredients to a steak and with some practice and a decent grill you can do the same thing in your house for about 25% of the cost.

Get a nice tenderloin at your local butcher or supermarket when it's on sale.   Cut some 6-10 inch steaks and take your sharpest, thinnest knife and make some butterfly cuts a good inch of two into the steak.   Slice some garlic clove razor thin, if you'd like season with garlic slices with some red cayenne pepper. Stuff the slices into the butterfly cuts carefully without making any further tears in the steak (toothpicks help).  grill it pretty high for about a minute each side, then put the heat medium-low and cook it medium-rare.  meat thermometers can help if you havent done it before.   slice the bigger steaks into 2-inch servings.    farking heaven.
 
2013-08-23 03:26:57 PM  

Bruce Campbell: I liked it more than Bern's


The steak was amazing, the wine cellar tour was interesting, and the upstairs dessert room was really cool.  Loved that place.
 
2013-08-23 03:27:20 PM  
Here is my "list fails" comment.

Prime Quarter.  You go and pick the steak you want.  You cook it yourself on one of the 2 charcoal grills.  (Thus killing 2 birds with one stone, excellent meat over charcoal.) And they have a decent bar as well (or so I am told).

I highly recommend either the 16-18oz Delmonico rib eye or the Beefeater, which is a 40oz top sirloin.  And if you can do the challenge that goes with the Beefeater, you get a medallion you can turn in for a free meal.
 
2013-08-23 03:29:06 PM  

PortWineBoy: Dickie Brennan's in NOLA is a huge disappointment as a steakhouse.

This list reminds of those weird brochures you get in hotels that claim to have a "top ten in US" steakhouse nearby.

Here you go...I found a link.  Don't eat at any of these steakhouses.  They must pay to be included on this list.  I've eaten at 3 of them and none were anywhere near as good as Peter Luger's.

http://tomhoran.com/topten/2012/


i live in new orleans and i think all brennan's restaurants are a disappointment.  the farking brennans.  that family is the hatfields and mccoys of new orleans.

meh.  steakhouses are nice.  i guess, but you're primarily paying for ingredients to be not farked up.  like saying you have a fancy chef at a lobster restaurant.  (tastes awesome, but all you did was apply heat),

however, when a restaurant does a good hangar steak. that's the best steak there is, and that can take a little unique talent to cook right.  so, i still think the best steaks i've had have not been at steakhouses.  either at home or in a french style restaurant cooking hangar steak.

regardless, best beef in the world is a rib roast or chateaubriand.  you're not getting that from a grill house.
 
2013-08-23 03:29:26 PM  

K3rmy: The first place listed is Cattleman's.  I call BS on the whole thing.

Went there, got the presidential T-Bone and was HORRIFIED that they could screw up a good steak like that.

Lamb Fries were good though.


That is the only one I've been to on the list.  The steaks are not very good - it is a fun family experience though.
 
2013-08-23 03:30:09 PM  
Whatever this is, it isn't steak.

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The only thing that should ever be put on a steak is salt and pepper. The only side dishes that should be served with steak is baked potato and some form of bread.
 
2013-08-23 03:31:45 PM  
Murrays (Minneapolis) is farking amazing.  Home of the butterknife steak.  It tasted even better since I wasn't paying the bill.

Also, House of Prime Rib in SF.  Although, frankly, Lawrey's original location in Bev Hills is pretty much the same IMHO.

And why does Subby think NYC would be the best place for a steakhouse?  That's stupid.  Best steakhouses seem to be in the so-called flyover states - you know, like near the supply?  Like non-trendy local restaurants that serve an amazing cut for good price.
 
2013-08-23 03:32:31 PM  
None of the places are what they used to be. The cattle are different than they were 15 years ago.  The fat patterns and the muscle growth is different.  There's so much use of beta agonists and hormones to bulk up the cattle that the natural amazingness of untainted beef is completely lost.

Went to Gibson's two weeks ago. It's fine and their technique is as good as ever, but the meat is simply different and inferior.
 
2013-08-23 03:33:29 PM  

Joe Peanut: I've been to Peter Luger twice.  Maybe it is because I'm South American and know what real steak tastes like, but I was seriously disappointed both times.


What, because it wasn't extremely lean and burned to a crisp?
 
2013-08-23 03:34:11 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Murrays (Minneapolis) is farking amazing.  Home of the butterknife steak.  It tasted even better since I wasn't paying the bill.

Also, House of Prime Rib in SF.  Although, frankly, Lawrey's original location in Bev Hills is pretty much the same IMHO.

And why does Subby think NYC would be the best place for a steakhouse?  That's stupid.  Best steakhouses seem to be in the so-called flyover states - you know, like near the supply?  Like non-trendy local restaurants that serve an amazing cut for good price.


Fly over states like California.
 
2013-08-23 03:34:37 PM  
List fails for having Peter Luger's on there. What a big fat bag of meh that place was. All hype, no real reason to go there.  It's living on reputation alone, not on the quality of what it does.
 
2013-08-23 03:37:19 PM  
Nothing beats the Pine Club in Dayton
 
2013-08-23 03:37:22 PM  
Are there two bigger douchebags in the food world?

cdn-jpg.thedailymeal.com
 
2013-08-23 03:37:23 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: Steak restaurants are useless.  There are no ingredients to a steak and with some practice and a decent grill you can do the same thing in your house for about 25% of the cost.

Get a nice tenderloin at your local butcher or supermarket when it's on sale.   Cut some 6-10 inch steaks and take your sharpest, thinnest knife and make some butterfly cuts a good inch of two into the steak.   Slice some garlic clove razor thin, if you'd like season with garlic slices with some red cayenne pepper. Stuff the slices into the butterfly cuts carefully without making any further tears in the steak (toothpicks help).  grill it pretty high for about a minute each side, then put the heat medium-low and cook it medium-rare.  meat thermometers can help if you havent done it before.   slice the bigger steaks into 2-inch servings.    farking heaven.


Nothing you can buy in a supermarket is going to taste the same as a steak at Peter Luger's.
 
2013-08-23 03:38:06 PM  

Bruce Campbell: Mikey1969: Hmmm, I ate at a place called Gallagher's in Vegas at New York, New York. It's one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Do ALL of these places actually do it better? Cause it was worth killing for.

The NY one is closed "for remodeling" but it seems to be closed, closed:   http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-25/iconic-ny-steakhouse-gallagh e rs-which-survived-great-depression-closing

There was one in Tampa as well and I liked it more than Bern's.  Their dry aged was phenomenal and oxtail soup was awesome.


Man, that sucks... I hope the Vegas one stays around for awhile. One of these years on our UT-AZ trip, I'm gonna take my wife there. I had the dry aged, and it was farking awesome. Expensive, but great.
 
2013-08-23 03:38:24 PM  

DCBuck: Nothing beats the Pine Club in Dayton


Holy sh*t how did I forget that joint?

Sorry Mr. President, you'll have to wait with everyone else.

Oh, and remember, cash only.
 
2013-08-23 03:39:29 PM  
For anyone interested in reading about dry vs. wet aging and why it makes the meat so tasty, this is a famous essay:

 http://books.google.ca/books?id=MxTAfiHb5zAC&pg=PT82&lpg=PT82&dq=jef fr ey+steingarten+high+steaks&source=bl&ots=4HovBr1iMC&sig=IjJkDIhB7v9oLE f00Z5Vt3aiIXA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=hrkXUuUuibTaBbG6gegM&ved=0CGYQ6AEwCQ#v=one page&q=jeffrey%20steingarten%20high%20steaks&f=false">http://books.go ogle.ca/books?id=MxTAfiHb5zAC&pg=PT82&lpg=PT82&dq=jeffr ey+steingarten+high+steaks&source=bl&ots=4HovBr1iMC&sig=IjJkDIhB7v9oLE f00Z5Vt3aiIXA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=hrkXUuUuibTaBbG6gegM&ved=0CGYQ6AEwCQ#v=one page&q=jeffrey%20steingarten%20high%20steaks&f=false
 
2013-08-23 03:39:31 PM  
Some of the best steaks I've had have been the steaks at steak night at some of the local watering holes here in Houston. Simple, charcoal grilled steaks they probably picked up from the local warehouse type store.

Oh, and of course the best steaks are the steaks I cook at home.
 
2013-08-23 03:40:12 PM  

lousyskater: We've got a Cattleman's nearby, their food is amazing.


I don't think it is the same one as #20.  That one is not a chain.
 
2013-08-23 03:40:48 PM  

Shnarpy: Oh, and of course the best steaks are the steaks I cook at home.


You only broil dry aged beef, right?
 
2013-08-23 03:42:52 PM  
Find a good Brazilian churrascaria.  There's one near me that butchers their own meat.  It is farking delicious.
 
2013-08-23 03:43:23 PM  
List fails without the Acapulco filet mignon or the smoked prime rib with burgundy mushroom gravy from Cuz's in Pounding Mill, Virginia.

Prime rib at El Corral in Oro Valley, AZ (outside Tucson) is also a treat, not to mention a bargain.
 
2013-08-23 03:43:32 PM  

Shnarpy: Some of the best steaks I've had have been the steaks at steak night at some of the local watering holes here in Houston. Simple, charcoal grilled steaks they probably picked up from the local warehouse type store.

Oh, and of course the best steaks are the steaks I cook at home.


Yep. We started the one at W. Alabama Icehouse about 12 years ago.
 
2013-08-23 03:44:07 PM  

SirEattonHogg: And why does Subby think NYC would be the best place for a steakhouse?  That's stupid.  Best steakhouses seem to be in the so-called flyover states - you know, like near the supply?  Like non-trendy local restaurants that serve an amazing cut for good price.


Subby's attempting to make fun of New Yorkers and their view of the world.

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2013-08-23 03:44:21 PM  

Snarfangel: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Hard to argue against Brennans in NOLA.  But Pappas in Dallas?  Not even in the same conversation with these Dallas heroes:

Chamberlains.
Bob's Steak and Chop House
Lawrys
Ruths Chris
Dakotas

I'll make a note of those for the next time I'm in Dallas. I've been to Pappa's (as well as most of the non-steak Pappa-variants in the area -- Pappadeaux, Pappa's Burgers, though that's it FW, and a few others) but for steak I preferred the original Doe's Eat Place in Greenville, Mississippi, though it's been years since I've been there.


Guess I should have included Silver Fox and Del Frisco's Double Eagle.

I've eaten at all of these places. Each has it's nuance.  Best overall for my palate is the Wet Ribeye at Ruths Chris. But Lawrys is right there.  Unfair apples and oranges comparison, but honestly, we're talking about a hunk of meat and how you like it prepped.  The Dallas Cut at Lawrys is an amazing experience in carnivore porn.
 
2013-08-23 03:45:54 PM  

Texian: I refuse to believe that the best steakhouse in the U.S. is in Beverly-farking-Hills.


This. I refuse to believe that Beverly Hills has the best anything. What a miserable place.
 
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