Steak

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Beard to Tail
77 Curtain Road EC2A 3BS
London
United Kingdom
GB

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I had read a lot of great reviews about Beard to Tail (owned by the same people as Calloh Callay also in Shoreditch), so when my boyfriend asked where to go near Old Street to meet his friend I suggested this place. In the end I was so jealous he was going to try it first without me I gatecrashed his meeting with his friend just so that I could taste the food. Beard to Tail calls itself a “meat and whiskey” restaurant and as the name suggests uses all sorts of parts of the animal in their dishes (all their meat comes from the same farm in North Yorkshire which has been growing animals for 3 decades). There are very few non meat dishes on the menu, so a vegetarian friend is best not brought to this place.

Maija rated: 

3.50

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Nusr-et Steak House
Nispetiye Caddesi No:87 Etiler-Beşiktaş
Istanbul
Turkey
TR

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My colleagues booked a steak restaurant for dinner when I was in Turkey and I was a bit skeptical at first as when I visit Turkey I usually prefer to eat traditional Turkish food, which mainly means lamb, and I can eat steak anywhere else in the world, but due to my curiosity to try out new places I did go there, and I am so happy I did, as this is now my 2nd favourite steak restaurant in the world (after Prime One Twelve in Miami). Nusr-Et Steakhouse was established in 2010 by Nusret Gökçe and Mithat Erdem and in 2012 Nusr-Et Steakhouse went into a partnership with D.ream (Doğuş Restaurant Entertainment and Management) a subsidiary company of Doğuş Group.

Maija rated: 

5.00

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MASH
77 Brewer Street W1F 9ZN
London
United Kingdom
GB

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Mash is a Danish American Steak House, I know very confusing, but the place originated in Denmark, and it serves American steak (MASH stands for Modern American Steak House). Mash now has 4 restaurants in Denmark, and a few months ago they also opened a branch in London in Soho. I booked a table for dinner on a Saturday night in Mash for me, my boyfriend and our 2 friends and not only did they call and confirm my reservation they also sent me a reminder text on the day, which I thought was a very nice touch. MASH is located in Soho in a newly built building, and when we entered the restaurant on the ground floor we were welcomed by 2 lovely girls and told to go 2 levels down to the main dining area (you can take the stairs or the elevator).

Maija rated: 

3.50

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Prime One Twelve
112 Ocean Drive FL 33139
Miami
United States
US

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Prime One Twelve together with Nusr-et Steak House are my 2 favourite steak restaurants in the world. I had read a lot about Prime One Twelve before I visited Miami as all Miami city guides say this is the best restaurant in town, where Beyonce and Obama go and also where recently Kim Kardashian and Kanye West went, and that you go there to celebrate a special occasion or a finished deal. Initially I was not that keen to go there as I thought it would be very pretentious and I did not even suggest it to my boyfriend to try (also because recently he has developed a preference to go to more casual and relaxed restaurants). But whilst we were in Miami my boyfriend’s colleague sent him an email telling him he has to go to Prime One Twelve and so we decided to try it out.

Maija rated: 

5.00

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Rosebud Steakhouse
192 E Walton Street, IL 60611
Chicago
United States
US

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Rosebud steakhouse is a great, typical American steakhouse in Chicago. Everything is massive and delicious and cheese is added to any dish that they can think of. They say they are “a rare steakhouse, well done”, which I think is a great play on words.

I went to Rosebud Steakhouse, located just off the expensive Michigan Avenue which is the Chicago version of New York’s 5th avenue, on a Friday evening and it was buzzing and vibrant, with no free tables. Another funny thing about Rosebud Steakhouse is that they emphasize on their website their place is the perfect place for celebrities and VIPs, which probably is great PR, as many people want to go there just to see celebrities, which I doubt happen to be there too often.

Maija rated: 

4.00

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New Street Grill
16A New Street, UK EC2M
London
United Kingdom
GB

New Street Grill is owned by the D&D group, which is a monster entity when it comes to restaurants. D&D stands for Des and David, 2 men who led the buyout of Conran Restaurants in September 2006, and ever since have opened new restaurants and now have 23 restaurants in London, as well as restaurants in Japan, Paris, New York and Denmark. I have looked at all the restaurants they own, and I have been to Almeida, Coq d’Argent, Floridita, Paternoster Chop House and Plateau and I have some bad memories associated with quite a few of these places (for example I went to Floridita for my 22nd birthday and was rushed out of my table in 1 hour which ended up with me getting drunk and crying as they had mistreated me so much). But despite the fact I have not really enjoyed any of these restaurants, I was willing to give their new venture New Street Grill a chance. 

Maija rated: 

3.00

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Barbecoa
20 New Change EC4M 9AG
London
United Kingdom
GB

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Barbecoa is Jamie Oliver’s meaty venture located in One New Change mall (next to St Paul’s Cathedral) on the first floor on one side overlooking Gordon Ramsey’s Bread Street Kitchen (I always find this so cool and strange at the same time) and on the other side overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral (if you don’t know whether to go to Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsey, go to Jamie just for the view of St Paul’s, it's great!). Barbecoa is supposed to be the UK’s first barbecue steakhouse, I was a bit confused when I read what what this means exactly, but apparently this means all their meat is cooked traditionally using ancient methods, in wood fired ovens and smokers, or over the flames of open fire pits. So far it all sounds amazing, but unfortunately I just could not see the great concept in action when I went there with my friend Talib.

Maija rated: 

2.50

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Hawksmoor
10 Basinghall Street EC2V 5BQ
London
United Kingdom
GB

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I have spent a lot of time thinking about it, and looking at pictures of both Goodman and Hawksmoor food that I have taken and still I find it impossible to differentiate between these both places and think they are very similar, nevertheless some of the best places in London if you want a good steak. Hawksmoor has 4 branches in London (Goodman has 3) and is a steak restaurant (as is Goodman). I recently want to the Hawksmoor branch in the city, which is 5 min away from Goodman and the interior is very wooden, businesslike but at the same time very cozy and nice (very similar to the interior in Goodman).

Maija rated: 

4.50

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Tramshed
32 Rivington St, EC2A 3EQ
London
United Kingdom
GB

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I had read many reviews about this new restaurant in Shoreditch on Rivington Street and owned by the HIX group, and so when my Latvian girl friends asked me where to hold our catch up dinner I suggested this place. I have noticed that the trend in London restaurants these days is to have a very small and focused menu, a lot of the places where I have been recently offer a small choice of carefully thought out dishes, and Tramshed is one of these places that for the main course only offers steak and chicken (and some salads with steak and chicken). You can have a chicken (they call it Roast Woolley Park Farm free-range chicken) for 1 person, which costs £15 (smaller chicken like the one I had) and also a bigger chicken that is supposed to be for 2/3 people and costs £25 (this looks much cooler, and if you go to Tramshed I suggest you have this one).

Maija rated: 

3.00

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Le Relais de Venise "L'Entrecote"
120 Marylebone Lane W1U 2QG
London
United Kingdom
GB

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The menu options at Le Relais de Venise (or just L'Entrecote for short) are even less than in Burger and Lobster, and here you get only 1 thing on the menu – you go there for their steak, their fries and their secret sauce (apparently old and family recipe for years). I remember going to L’Entrecote a few years ago and absolutely loving it, but this time when I went there I was a bit disappointed, as the meat although it is nice, it is not the best steak you have in London, the sauce is delicious, but not the best sauce I have had and they give you way too many fries (also not the best – Nandos peri peri fries so much better!!) in comparison to the meat.

Maija rated: 

2.50

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