hi everyone !
every time i go for a birthday dinner , i end up wanting steak frites . i am trying to narrow this down between the restaurants i can think of , but im interested in any other suggestions as well . there are a few variables that make this a tricky decision :
1 i really want beurre de paris with my steak
2 i am allergic to nuts so frites cooked in peanut oil are out
3 we are not going big this year so the entrees need to be under $30
also this is short notice , as my bday is on the 3rd
so far i was thinking of tati , nota bene and side car .
tati i have had mixed experiences with , but they do have the required butter . the quality of the cut of meat has been inconsistent and they once mixed me up with another party who were a no-show and warned me of a terribly hostile message they thought that they accidentally left on my answering machine (there was no evil message after all but it was a strange experience to be interrupted halfway through our dinner by this warning).
nota bene used to have a great steak frites but it seems to be off of the menu and no longer served with the required magical herby pat of grease . also the steaks all now seem to be priced $40 and up . thinking of maybe calling ahead and asking about the herb butter and splurging (yes , for me this is splurging)
and then there is sidecar , which ive never tried even though i have heard good things , simply because i am not so into the atmosphere .
le select is out on account of the peanut oil they use , and jules is ok but the cut is too tough for me .
ok so all this to say ...
if anyone knows of any places that have peanut free fries and a good cut of steak with beurre de paris or beurre de cafe de paris or whatever its called , for under $30 , downtown , please let me know !
thanks a lot !