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steakrules85 | Jun 4, 2007 10:32 AM

Okay all- Here's the deal. I am looking for a great new steakhouse to try for my birthday coming up in a few months. If it was up to me I would go to Peter Luger's for every special occasion, however my family and I have been there many times and just went there for my graduation and they want to try something different. Me and my father are steak-lovers and are looking for some great steak. My mother and sister aren't huge steak eaters so they would prefer a steakhouse that offers chicken, pasta, shrimp, pork chops, burger (for dinner). We all appreciate great sides and desserts (who doesn't) as well. So after some research I have limited my search down to a few. Please rate these steakhouses for me to make it a little easier to make a decision.

The steakhouses I have come down to are StripHouse, Porter House NY, BLT Steak, Old Homestead, and Keens. This is what I know about these so far..

StripHouse- Have heard mostly good reviews- Great steak, fun atmosphere, good sides, great chocolate cake. They offer pasta which is good for mom and sis.

Porter House NY- Don't know much theres not a lot of reviews on it. The menu looks great and they offer a lot for my mom and sister. Sides look different than typical steakhouse variety and the restaurant looks absolutely beautiful.

BLT Steak- Many people rave about it and I think this is probably the most "upscale". They offer chicken but besides that the menu may be a little limited for my mother and sister. They also appear to have the best sides of any of these places offering things like hen of woods and gnocchi.

Old Homestead- Been around forever but it seems like a lot of people on here dont like it and say its gone wayyy downhill. As a steaklover I definitely HAVE to experience it once. The Gotham Rib Steak has my name written all over it. They also offer chicken and a Kobe Beef Burger for non-steak eaters. Sides look typical.

Keens- Mostly everyone loves it and its a classic. Porterhouse for 2 is second to Luger's. They offer chicken and shrimp which is good. However, their sides look kinda blah and uninteresting. Even though simple, are they tasty??

As a favor I would loveee for everyone to rate them based on these categories..keep in mind its for my bday and I'm going with the fam....on a scale of 1-5.... Steak, Non-Steak dishes, Sides, Dessert, Atmosphere, Overall. THANKSSSSS

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