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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%
 
Total votes: 25

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What is your favorite place to get a steak?

Postby ItsAllAboutMe » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:20 am

I am not steak person but when I do have guests from out of town who want to get a good steak I don't know where to go that is not extremely expensive or a horrible atmosphere.

I don't just want a place to get a great steak but a place I will enjoy being.


Help????

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Postby nebugeater » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:34 am

http://www.brothersebastians.com/index.htm


Brother Sebastian's

Don't go here a lot but when I have I have never had a bad steak.  It is unique,  decent price, and very much OMAHA and not a chain.

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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:45 pm

#1  Brother Sebastian's Steak House & Winery  
(402) 330-0300
1350 S 119th
Omaha, NE 68144-1606  

My Favorite: Surf and Turf (Lobster and Fillet)


#2 The Drover
(402) 391-7440
2121 S 73rd St
Omaha, NE 68124-2306  

My Favorite: Whiskey Stake



#3 Piccolo Pete's  
(402) 342-9038
2202 S 20 St  
Omaha, NE

My Favorite:  Everything



#4Pink Poodle  
(712) 545-3744
633 Old Lincoln Hwy
Crescent, IA 51526-3051  

My Favorite: Prime Rib

As far as atmosphere of the above.... By Far goes to Brother Sebastian's
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Postby joeglow » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:26 pm

nebugeater wrote:http://www.brothersebastians.com/index.htm


Brother Sebastian's

Don't go here a lot but when I have I have never had a bad steak.  It is unique,  decent price, and very much OMAHA and not a chain.


-Amen.  Best steak in town for the money.

Mahogany, if you can afford it, is the best.

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Postby Big E » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:33 pm

Do they still dress like monks at Brother Sebastian's?

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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:48 pm

Big E wrote:Do they still dress like monks at Brother Sebastian's?

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Postby j4nu » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:57 pm

Brad wrote:#1  Brother Sebastian's Steak House & Winery  
(402) 330-0300
1350 S 119th
Omaha, NE 68144-1606  

My Favorite: Surf and Turf (Lobster and Fillet)


#2 The Drover
(402) 391-7440
2121 S 73rd St
Omaha, NE 68124-2306  

My Favorite: Whiskey Stake



#3 Piccolo Pete's  
(402) 342-9038
2202 S 20 St  
Omaha, NE

My Favorite:  Everything



#4Pink Poodle  
(712) 545-3744
633 Old Lincoln Hwy
Crescent, IA 51526-3051  

My Favorite: Prime Rib

As far as atmosphere of the above.... By Far goes to Brother Sebastian's
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I agree with all the above but would add one more.  Gorats is a great old school simple steak house.  Not fancy and a bit dated but clean with fantastic service and even better steak.

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Postby bbinks » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:15 pm

For Prime Rib, my best experience is the Pink Poodle in Crescent, IA.[/list]

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Postby jsheets » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:08 pm

The original Johnny's Cafe, the one in South O not the impostor at Village Pointe.  Can't be topped anywhere.

Of course, Piccolo Pete's serves a great steak too.  And Cascio's Steakhouse.

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Postby Erik » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:54 pm

Whiskey Creek (near Omaha in Fremont and Lincoln)
Farmer Browns

of course there is the national chains
Outback Steakhouse
Texas Roadhouse
I actually like the Cheesecake Factories steaks, they seem to have alot of intense flavor, but real expensive!!

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Postby Big E » Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:02 am

jsheets wrote:The original Johnny's Cafe, the one in South O not the impostor at Village Pointe.


The Johnny's Italian Steakhouse at Village Point is one of about 8ish of a regional chain.  It is merely a coincidence that they share the same name in the same town, and are not even REMOTELY trying to copy one another.  Haven't been to the "original" in probably 20+ years, but the new one gets my enthusiastic thumbs up - from a non-chain fan.

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Postby ItsAllAboutMe » Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:17 am

Thanks for all your meat suggestions  :lol:

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Postby jsheets » Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:09 pm

Big E wrote:
jsheets wrote:The original Johnny's Cafe, the one in South O not the impostor at Village Pointe.


The Johnny's Italian Steakhouse at Village Point is one of about 8ish of a regional chain.  It is merely a coincidence that they share the same name in the same town, and are not even REMOTELY trying to copy one another.  Haven't been to the "original" in probably 20+ years, but the new one gets my enthusiastic thumbs up - from a non-chain fan.

-Big E

Of course, yes I know this.  Perhaps "impostor" was a strong word.  :-)

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Postby Brad » Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:25 am

Except for the fact that it is a chain, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Johnny's Italian Steak House in VP, I would highly recommend it.
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Postby nebugeater » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:59 am

Brad wrote:Except for the fact that it is a chain, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Johnny's Italian Steak House in VP, I would highly recommend it.



As far as a steak goes at VP I really like Firebirds .  
Have always had good food and service there at a decent price.   It is a chain in about 10 cities.  


http://www.firebirdsrockymountaingrill.com/


And by the way, why does the single fact that is chain make it bad?  It seems like there are PLENTY of chains that people want to come to Omaha and rant and rave when some other location has them and Omaha doesn't.   I.E. Cheesecake factory, Pottery Barn, APPLE, And the list goes on and on.

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Postby Big E » Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:09 pm

The single fact that it is a chain doesn't necessarily make it bad.  From my perspective, the selection of chains in Omaha had been (for a long time) pretty terrible food, and it is what I grew up associating "chain" restaurants with.  Got your 17 pieces of flair?  In the last few years, though, it is pretty obvious that there are some high quality chains out there.

The stigma with chains currently is that they are this big, bad WalMart of a business model, waiting on the outskirts for local entrepreneurs to establish a thriving marketplace, and then pouncing in with their corporate backing and purchasing power to suck up all the discretionary spending.  I don't totally disagree with that sentiment.

There is also the feeling that the "chaining" of restaurants is going to lead to homogeneity from one market to the next.  "Have you been to the Hard Rock in Vegas, LA or Seattle?"  "No, but I've been to the one in Baltimore, DC, and Boston." "Oh, but the best ones are in Chicago, Minneapolis and St Louis."  Local areas will lose their identity.  This is the one that I fear the most.

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Postby Raraavis » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:28 am

Mahogany has the best steaks in Omaha but it is very expensive (for Omaha).

If your guests are from New York they may think Mahogany's prices are reasonable.

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Postby Big E » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:33 am

Raraavis wrote:Mahogany has the best steaks in Omaha but it is very expensive (for Omaha).

If your guests are from New York they may think Mahogany's prices are reasonable.


FYI:

Discovered that The Paxton has a Sunday prix fixe menu for $30.  It included salad, vegetable, potato, 8 oz filet and desert.  The steak was cooked perfectly and I was absolutely completely and totally stuffed afterwards.  There were two other entree other options on there, but I stopped listening after the filet.

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Postby GaryFL » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:42 pm

No Anthony's fans? Everyone at my work thinks that's the best steakhouse in town. I've been there once, and was reasonably impressed. It had a nice atmosphere. Apparently their specialty is the T-Bone. (I'm more of a New York Strip guy myself.) They've even opened up a club inside it.

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Postby ModestMouse » Sat May 05, 2007 12:31 pm

dear god.

Brother Sebastian has beef carpaccio?

must get my raw beef fix!

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What's the best place for a steak?

Postby AF_Jim » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:09 pm

I have some family coming in, and I know Omaha is known for it's Steaks, so what's a good place to go?

A price range would be good too.

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Postby icejammer » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:11 pm

You might start with this thread...

http://eomahaforums.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6366
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Postby AF_Jim » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:18 pm

Oh geeze, I did a search and for some reason that didn't come up. I apologize.

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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:26 pm

No big deal, I just combined them.  Welcome to the Forum Jim!
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Postby Coyote » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:31 pm

Welcome to eOmahaForums AF_Jim.

I just turned this into a poll - so if you all want to vote for your favorite steak place...
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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:38 pm

A year later I am going to stay with Brother Sebastian's as my #1

Brad wrote:#1  Brother Sebastian's Steak House & Winery  
(402) 330-0300
1350 S 119th
Omaha, NE 68144-1606  

My Favorite: Surf and Turf (Lobster and Fillet)
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Postby Big E » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:41 pm

I can't recommend the $30 Sunday prix fixe at The Paxton Chophouse enough, and there's no better bang/buck ratio in town.  (Drinks are hefty, though.) It's pretty expensive other nights, though, but it is outstanding.

And I should also add that on a Sunday evening, you can usually park right in front of the door for free unless there's a huge event going on downtown.

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Postby Omababe » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:57 pm

Brad wrote:A year later I am going to stay with Brother Sebastian's as my #1


Oops, forgot about that one, most excellent I agree.

Jericho's is good too, but they didn't serve fries the last time I was there. :(

(Yeah, I know, b*tch b*tch b*tch!)

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Postby bbinks » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:04 pm

Not on your list, but Jerico's gets my vote.

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Postby Coyote » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:06 pm

bbinks wrote:Not on your list, but Jerico's gets my vote.

So added.
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Postby DTO Luv » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:44 pm

Steak is for poor people. There are much more elusive animals to over pay for.
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Postby Omababe » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:47 pm

Sizzler?
Golden Corral?

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Tad's? (anybody else remember that one?) :)

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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:48 pm

DTO Luv wrote:Steak is for poor people. There are much more elusive animals to over pay for.


A perfectly cooked prime fillet, seared on the outside, bloody and room temperature in the middle...  You can't beat it, add a lobster tail to it and I am in heaven!
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Postby DTO Luv » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:51 pm

All steak is, is fancy hamburger. I still think it's ok, but there are much better dinning experiences out there and steak just gets too much, needless attention.
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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:55 pm

DTO Luv wrote:All steak is, is fancy hamburger. I still think it's ok, but there are much better dinning experiences out there and steak just gets too much, needless attention.


Have you had a Prime Fillet?  That not hamburger... Not even close.  Now I have had steaks in the past the should have been ground up, but not a Prime Fillet.
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Postby Big E » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:13 pm

DTO Luv wrote:Steak is for poor people. There are much more elusive animals to over pay for.


Like what?  Unicorns?  Humans?

Sorry, DTO...  I gotta call BS on you on this one.

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Postby ShawJ » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:46 pm

Do Pepperjax steak phillies count?  :lol:

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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:47 pm

ShawJ wrote:Do Pepperjax steak phillies count?  :lol:
 

NO!  but they are darn good.....
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Postby DTO Luv » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:16 pm

Big E wrote:
DTO Luv wrote:Steak is for poor people. There are much more elusive animals to over pay for.


Like what?  Unicorns?  Humans?

Sorry, DTO...  I gotta call BS on you on this one.

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Don't get me wrong, steak is good and every so often (rarely though) I will have some. BUT I don't think it's the end all, be all eating experience. Especially here steak is just so common so why not try something more exotic. I would equate that believing steak is the epitome of food is equal to thinking that wearing a husker sweat shirt to a restaurant is dressing up.

But hey eat what you like. Steak just doesn't hold a special place for me.
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Postby nebport5 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:13 am

Anyone been to Omaha Prime, Passport or Fleming's?


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