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What is your favorite place to get a Steak, forget whatever factors, if you could go anywhere in Omaha, where would it be?

Drover
5
20%
Brother Sebastian's
2
8%
801 Chophouse
4
16%
Flemming's
0
No votes
Spencer's
0
No votes
Omaha Prime
0
No votes
Piccolo Pete's
0
No votes
Pink Poodle
0
No votes
Farmer Browns
2
8%
Canaglia's
0
No votes
Jerico's
0
No votes
Gorat's
0
No votes
Passport
0
No votes
Cascio's
0
No votes
Anthony's
1
4%
Sullivan's
1
4%
Johnny's Italian (Village Pointe)
0
No votes
Johnny's Cafe (Stockyards)
1
4%
Mahogany
3
12%
Firebirds
1
4%
Charleston's
1
4%
Other (Local Place)
2
8%
Other (National Chain)
1
4%
I don't eat Steak
1
4%
 
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Postby cdub » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:49 am

The last steak I had at 801 was freakin magical.  I also didnt have to pick up the tab, which probably allowed me to enjoy more freely!

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Postby Brad » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:54 am

cdub wrote:The last steak I had at 801 was freakin magical.  I also didnt have to pick up the tab, which probably allowed me to enjoy more freely!


I love that place!
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Postby Hyok Kim » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:10 pm

Omababe wrote:
Ever do Peter Luger?


How is it compared to Omaha Prime?

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Postby Omababe » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:31 am

Hyok Kim wrote:
Omababe wrote:
Ever do Peter Luger?


How is it compared to Omaha Prime?


Actually, I've done both recently. I would put Peter Luger ahead.

However, I quit recommending Peter Luger to people from around here just due the fact that the way they prepare and serve the steak is not what people from around here expect.

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Postby Brad » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:34 am

Omababe wrote:Actually, I've done both recently. I would put Peter Luger ahead.

However, I quit recommending Peter Luger to people from around here just due the fact that the way they prepare and serve the steak is not what people from around here expect.


You can catch Peter Luger's on either Food TV or the Travel Channel from time to time.
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Postby Omababe » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:49 am

Brad wrote:
Omababe wrote:Actually, I've done both recently. I would put Peter Luger ahead.

However, I quit recommending Peter Luger to people from around here just due the fact that the way they prepare and serve the steak is not what people from around here expect.


You can catch Peter Luger's on either Food TV or the Travel Channel from time to time.


That place is a true classic. It's been there forever. The neighborhood was kind of iffy for a number of decades but has become oh-so-trendy lately. It's a traditionally Hasidic neighborhood but has had an influx of hipster and artsy types.

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Re: What is your favorite place to get a steak?

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:14 pm

Wow, I never saw this coming! I haven't been to farmer browns in 15-20 years

2 of the country's best steakhouses are local spots, says site Thrillist

http://www.omaha.com/article/20140116/GO/140118962/1685" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sarah Baker Hansen / World-Herald staff writer wrote:
Now steak-lovers have yet another list. Thrillist released its list of the country's 21 best steakhouses. And two of the favorites were local joints: Farmer Brown's Steakhouse in Waterloo, Neb. and Mahogany Prime in Omaha.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:22 am

Didn't know where to put this, but I went to Piccolo Pete's last night for the first time. I am usually not a big meat eater, but got the 12 oz prime rib and loved it. I am amazed at how clean and big the inside of the restaurant is. It is a little dated but the food was excellent! Even better because the food was paid for by the seminar we went to.

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Postby S33 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:44 am

I never understood that method of tenderizing meat. You can do a better job tenderizing meat by searing in the natural juices inside the steak and letting them cook and soften from within.

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Re: What is your favorite place to get a steak?

Postby Brad » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:15 am

Oops, I just realized I edited Jacob's post and not quoted it. Here is what I accidentally typed in his post (now removed).


I think they have great prime rib too. However the NY Strip is terrible. They send it through some tenderizer machine and it turns a great piece of meat in to bad piece of meat... That said, I always like going there, I just stick with the prime rib.
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Re: What is your favorite place to get a steak?

Postby Coyote » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:56 pm

Omaha's classic steakhouses to compete in a steak-off

Sarah Baker Hansen: World-Herald staff writer wrote:During the month of March, diners can vote in the Old School Steak-Off by ordering a strip steak from at least two of the participating restaurants: Cascio’s, 1620 S. 10th St.; Gorat’s, 4917 Center St.; Piccolo Pete’s, 2202 S. 20th St.; and Johnny’s Cafe, 4702 S. 27th St.
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Re: What is your favorite place to get a steak?

Postby Omababe » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:29 pm

Really glad that a place like Farmer Brown's made a list such as that!

I've actually been to a number of places on that list, and I can't remember a bad meal at any of them.

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Postby jessep28 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:18 pm

It's unfortunate that Farmer Brown's is way out west now. The papio location was more convenient.
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Postby Coyote » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:27 pm

jessep28 wrote:It's unfortunate that Farmer Brown's is way out west now. The papio location was more convenient.

Way out west, now? They've been there forever.
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Postby jessep28 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:14 pm

Coyote wrote:
jessep28 wrote:It's unfortunate that Farmer Brown's is way out west now. The papio location was more convenient.

Way out west, now? They've been there forever.


My mistake. I didn't realize that the Waterloo location was the original. I only knew of the Farmer Brown's in Papillion, so when that closed and I saw them listed in Waterloo, I thought that the restaurant moved out West.
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Postby Coyote » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:26 pm

I never had been to the one in Papillion, but heard it didn't compare to the original.
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Re: What is your favorite place to get a steak?

Postby Brad » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:52 pm

Coyote wrote:I never had been to the one in Papillion, but heard it didn't compare to the original.


My Grandpa went to the one in Papillion several times a week, so by default we always ended up at that one. We met him down there several times a year and always had a great meal.

However, I have never been to the one in Waterloo so I can't compare them.
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Re: What is your favorite place to get a steak?

Postby Coyote » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:16 am

I just suggested Farmer Brown's to someone who lives on 192nd, but never heard of the place. Is Farmer Brown's that under marketed? I had to think, have I ever heard/seen a single advertisement of the place? I've been going there for over 30 years and still hold it in my top 3 Steak Joints, maybe they want to keep it that way. The last time we were there, we had over an hour wait...
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Postby nebugeater » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:52 am

Coyote wrote:I just suggested Farmer Brown's to someone who lives on 192nd, but never heard of the place. Is Farmer Brown's that under marketed? I had to think, have I ever heard/seen a single advertisement of the place? I've been going there for over 30 years and still hold it in my top 3 Steak Joints, maybe they want to keep it that way. The last time we were there, we had over an hour wait...


I think you answer your own question at some level. If you had an hour wait there is probably enough "marketing" in place.
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Postby Brad » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:25 am

First time I heard about Farmer Browns in a long time was last night on the Police Scanner.
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Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:22 am

I went to the Farmer Browns in Waterloo in the late 80's and saw two dead rats behind the sofa in the lobby. It didn't seem to bother the people I was with because they still ate out there all the time. I never liked the Farmer Browns in Waterloo but boy they had their legions of fans. Never understood it the place was not that good.

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Postby nebugeater » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:40 pm

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:I went to the Farmer Browns in Waterloo in the late 80's and saw two dead rats behind the sofa in the lobby. It didn't seem to bother the people I was with because they still ate out there all the time. I never liked the Farmer Browns in Waterloo but boy they had their legions of fans. Never understood it the place was not that good.


I am sure they have served them up by now. :roll:
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Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:25 am

Someone just told me that their favorite place for steaks is in S. Lincoln, a place called Venue...
She said they age/marinate them for days...
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Postby Brad » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:56 am

Coyote wrote:She said they age/marinate them for days...


Chophouse does 6 weeks!
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Postby MerryChristmasClaus » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:01 pm

Omababe wrote:
nebport5 wrote:Anyone been to Omaha Prime, Passport or Fleming's?


Omaha Prime twice. For some reason I didn't think of it on this thread.

It was very good both times. I'm very glad I was not paying though, very ex$pen$ive!


I love Fleming's. Yes, the price is not cheap but their food is so good that it makes it worthwhile. There are many places to get a good steak and Pink Poodle has the best Prime Rib but for ambience, quality food and service beyond reproach, Fleming's tops everywhere else in Omaha. IMHO, it far exceeds Drover. Drover is decent but nothing compared to Pink Poodle, Brother Sebastian's or a half-dozen really good steak houses in Omaha. With so many to choose from, I never bother with the Drover after the first time. If we are spending that kind of money, Fleming's is far better. I equate Drover with Lone Star or Outback in quality. Many people coming to Omaha hear how wonderful the Drover is but every single time they have eaten there and then at Bro. Sebastian's or Fleming's, they agree that Drover is second-rate. I have lived in Omaha for the last 8 years and eat out often. I was born and raised here and I know a good steak!

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:12 pm

MerryChristmasClaus wrote: I have lived in Omaha for the last 8 years and eat out often. I was born and raised here and I know a good steak!


Flemming's is top notch indeed. It is pricey.. but you get what you pay for..

Jerico's is also a great place (among many) to get top notch beef in Omaha..

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Re: What is your favorite place to get a steak?

Postby bigredmed » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:58 am

Just had a killer NY Strip at Anthony's last night. Very good. Pink Poodle is not up to Jerico's on the trips I have taken there. Drover is good, but really expensive. Brother Sebastian's is a solid reliable double play. I have yet to be blown away there, but have never been disappointed. Farmer Browns is also a solid double play. I don't go to Fleming's or the other "chop houses" because I would rather go to a local place than a chain.


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