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Old 12-14-2011, 10:05 AM   #21
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:06 AM   #22
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:11 AM   #23
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Chain restaurants...

Chain restaurants are just this side of fast food... Although I'll consider the Palm, Ruth's Chris, and the Pappa's chain. On the road, I never eat at chains (what would be the point?). I'll find out where the locals go for anniversaries and wedding rehearsals...

I like to see and speak to the owner, have him know my name, and reserve my table when I want it. Like at Al Biernat's down in Oak Lawn...
Could not agree more.

Applebees (or restaurants like it) should be frequented out of desperation. Their food is beyond terrible.

When I was in the hotel industry, people on vacation and staying with us would ask for restaurant recommendations. I would rattle off half a dozen local places, and they would look at me and ask where the nearest Fridays/Applebees/Chili's was.....
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:13 AM   #24
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Chain anything Pappa's (though I am pretty sure that is regional) or Maggiano's

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you are disappointed that I enjoy Ruth's Chris? lol are you joking me? haha come on now dude... they have amazing steaks, at least the one by me does.

in all honesty... in the north east i have been to Flemings, Cap Grille, Peter Burke's, Ruth's Chris, and Mortons... Ruth's Chris is easily the best. They are seasoned well (motherfvcking butter) and cooked to perfection. Wet aged NY Strip is one of the best i've had.

Its a shame when it DESTROYS the under-seared, under-seasoned, bone in DRY aged steak I had at David Burke's last month.

Don't worry tho... its not my go-to place. I go to the smaller family owned steak houses around providence typically
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:18 PM   #30
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Ruths Chris IS amazing, even if it is a chain. Mortons in Toronto is the only one I've been to and enjoyed it their too. But seriously OP these restaurants aren't close to as good as applebees, more like a BK. nomsayin?
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My only problem is that the price you pay for Ruth's Chris, you can get something better. It works in markets where there aren't many good steak places, but around here it's just not worth it.

Any of the big chains are good for one thing: drinking cheap. That being said, I'll take Buffalo Wild Wings over Applebee's or any type of place like that any day of the week.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:59 PM   #32
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you are disappointed that I enjoy Ruth's Chris? lol are you joking me? haha come on now dude... they have amazing steaks, at least the one by me does.

in all honesty... in the north east i have been to Flemings, Cap Grille, Peter Burke's, Ruth's Chris, and Mortons... Ruth's Chris is easily the best. They are seasoned well (motherfvcking butter) and cooked to perfection. Wet aged NY Strip is one of the best i've had.

Its a shame when it DESTROYS the under-seared, under-seasoned, bone in DRY aged steak I had at David Burke's last month.

Don't worry tho... its not my go-to place. I go to the smaller family owned steak houses around providence typically
Haha giving you a hard time. But I'm not a big fan of them. Don't really like morons or cap grille that much either. They all have decent steaks but nothing I really remember. Flemings is under all of them I think, really hit or miss around here. My fav chain steakhouse is probably sullivans. Pretty damn good steak, comes with a huge wedge salad and they have awesome calamari. I just find Ruth Chris overrated

But smaller or non chain steakhouses are Ftw!
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there is a restaurant in providence... Mill's Tavern. Went there a month or so ago and had a wood grilled ny strip with foie gras butter... can't get a steak like that at a chain restaurant, thats for sure
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you are disappointed that I enjoy Ruth's Chris? lol are you joking me? haha come on now dude... they have amazing steaks, at least the one by me does.

in all honesty... in the north east i have been to Flemings, Cap Grille, Peter Burke's, Ruth's Chris, and Mortons... Ruth's Chris is easily the best. They are seasoned well (motherfvcking butter) and cooked to perfection. Wet aged NY Strip is one of the best i've had.

Its a shame when it DESTROYS the under-seared, under-seasoned, bone in DRY aged steak I had at David Burke's last month.

Don't worry tho... its not my go-to place. I go to the smaller family owned steak houses around providence typically
went to ruths chris a few weeks back. amazing I thought.
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one of the best ny strips i've had.... the only one that was proper height, imo
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one of the best ny strips i've had.... the only one that was proper height, imo
I got the filet. So big man. I want it right now so bad lol
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:02 PM   #39
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #40
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Since moving to the middle of cow country, I've had the best beef I've ever tasted. I've had fancy steaks at Ruth Chris, Peter Luger, the Palm, etc . . and I've had a lot of burgers in my life . . but nothing compares to what I've had in the last 6 months. This is one of the grass growing capitals of the world, so it's pretty much all grass fed beef here. I was talking to the owner of the local burger/BBQ stand who told me that since half his customers raise their own beef, he can't survive unless he's serving the best possible local stuff (best burger I've ever tasted, by the way http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/89/15863...l-Powell-Butte). Beef eaters here don't fvck around. I went into the local meat market and the meat counter was completely empty. I asked what the story was and the owner told me that they can't get away with cutting steaks ahead of time. You tell them what you want, they bring out a 45 lb piece of cow and cut to order.

Best part is that the prices are dirt cheap, relatively speaking.

Had the best prime rib dinner in my life 2 months ago here: http://barneyprines.com/on-the-hoof/ . . . I think I paid $22 for the 16 oz cut.
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