Where are the Great Steak Houses??????

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by Lincsong, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Undertow

    Undertow My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Des Moines, Iowa:

    North side of town - Chicago Speakeasy(Good prime rib!)

    Downtown - 801 Grand Steak and Chop (probably the best in the state, also appears recommended in The Wine Spectator for its fine wine selection and Cigar Afficionado for its cigars.)

    Downtown - Azalea's (urban, chic, great food, good meats)

    West Suburbs - Flemings (although I wasn't terribly impressed, others rave about the place)

    Those from IA could probably give you a better idea since I'm quite particular on my steak consumption.
     
  2. BeBopBaby

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    There is an old steak house that we went to in Las Vegas that I cannot remember the name of. It's outside of Vegas proper in the mountains surrounding (there were a lot of horse farms near). It's an old converted ranch and the decor is vintage western/ranch. The place has been there forever and I was told that Frank Sinatra frequented the place in his Vegas hey day. Does anyone know the name of this place? It was hands down the best (and most expensive) steak I have ever eaten.
     
  3. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    In Chicago

    Aside from the aforementioned chains, which most all are represented in Chicago, I would suggest: Gibson's, Chicago Chop House, the Saloon, the Butcher Shop, Rosebud Steakhouse, Gene and Georgetti and Ditka's.

    Also, a few seafood restaurants that offer excellent steaks: Joe's Stone Crab, Mccormick & Schmick's and Hugo's Frog Bar.
     
  4. desi_de_lu_lu

    desi_de_lu_lu Practically Family

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    THat place looks like it could be on any street here in Tucson! How funny!
     
  5. pennycarrol

    pennycarrol A-List Customer

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    I love steak house! In France it's not very common, except for few few restaurants! You have the best meat in the world !!!!! When I was in New York I tasted the baby back ribs lol! I started eatingit with a knife and fork and everybody said "Eat it with fingers, it would be easier"! lol! It's one of the best things I have ever eaten! I love steak house!
     
  6. Murph351

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  7. Mike in Seattle

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    You might've missed the post, but Original Joe's had a fire recently and they're closed (downtown) for a year to 18 months for rebuilding.
     
  8. Dr Doran

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    I love steaks.

    However. What I have never understood is the name "Ruth's Chris Steak House." It's on Van Ness in SF, as several people have pointed out. What does this name mean? What is the meaning of the possessive? Is it a house that specializes in "chris steaks" that is owned by one Ruth? If so, what the devil is a "chris steak"? Is it a steak house owned by Ruth Chris? That would be a strange last name -- but even so, then shouldn't it be "Ruth Chris's Steak House"? Is it owned by people whose Christian names are Ruth and Chris? If so, why would it not be spelled "Ruth AND Chris's Steak House"?

    I have never bloody understood this. Can someone do some 'splainin' as Ricky Ricardo once was wont to say?
     
  9. Murph351

    Murph351 One of the Regulars

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    Ruth bought the Chris Steak House and renamed it Ruth's Chris Steak House.
    http://www.ruthschris.com/sizzle/ruths_story2.html
     
  10. Dr Doran

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  11. Didn't read through the whole thread but for a two pound porterhouse--mmmm mmmmm---there is always Cattleman's. :D
     
  12. carter

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    I had one of the best steaks ever at Gibson's. Mmmmm...
     
  13. Lincsong

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    Isn't there one of those 72 ounce places near Orlando, FL where if you eat it to in less than an hour you get it for free?????? I'm going out that way in January and I'll not eat for two days to win that hefer.:D
     
  14. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    Actually.. you had better start eating to expand your stomach! ;)
     
  15. Martinis at 8

    Martinis at 8 Practically Family

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    I've dined here as well. Great place!

    M8
     
  16. Martinis at 8

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    Good list Mark from Plano. I'm in Houston. I have been to most of the Dallas locations you listed. I did not like III Forks, ironic since the owner used to run the excellent Del Frisco's Double Eagle. The Pappas Bros. is originally a Houston dinner house, so we'll have to lay claim to that.

    Not for just steaks, but for anything, Abacus, I found to be one of the best restaurants in Dallas. Unknown to the rest of the US, but I think Dallas has the best eateries in the country. Let's not let those people living north of the Red River learn too much. Okay?

    Cheers,

    M8
     
  17. raiderrescuer

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    I suppose Sizzler doesn't count, they are in 15 states.
     
  18. imoldfashioned

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    I love the fiberglass cows out front too--Route One is a cheezy delight with the sign for the Leaning Tower of Pizza, Karl's Sausage Kitchen, and so many more.
     
  19. imoldfashioned

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  20. carter

    carter I'll Lock Up

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    Not so fast there buckaroo.

    Having lived in Houston for a number of years in the early 90's, I agree that Pappas Bros. began their excellent restaurant business there. They actually started in the ice business.

    However, their original Steakhouse is in Dallas. :)
     

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