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at my work we use Alberta AAA Angus beef, we air dry it for 3-5 days then cut the portions we need on a daily basis.


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I am curious about your top picks!? :blink:

Can't do picks since steak-frites isn't something I order often. That said, I do enjoy Leméac's hanger steak and fries. Quality meat, always cooked to the specified degree of doneness, a coin of herb butter, a huge pile of thin, crisp fries and mayo maison for dipping. What's more, it's a fixture on the after-10 p.m. menu, so you can get it and your choice of first course (tubetti with snails, portobello mushrooms and confit tomatoes in a puddle of basil foam, for example) for $20. Good wine list and a short but interesting selection of wines by the glass, too.

at my work we use Alberta AAA Angus beef, we air dry it for 3-5 days then cut the portions we need on a daily basis.

Um, where might that be, sim?

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I would second the Lemeac steak.

But the best steak frites I ever had was at a wine club night at Moishes. I never knew they had fries there. Killerly delicious with that superb steak.

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Ug, the last time I went to L'Entrecote St-Jean my steak was tough and terrible.

And the wine list at that place sucks.

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different strokes

dont forget you went to moishes with your secret wine club - for the rest of us we have to pay big $ for their poor selection. for the steak at moishes is as good as the KEG. Very good, but not special.

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Nice little jab but no cigar. The steak I had at ESt-J was terrible and their wine list features what four bottles?

Also, I certainly wouldn't call the wine list at Moishes poor. And your comment about the steak being as good as the Keg leads me to ask when you last ate there.

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On a good night the venison onglet at Pied de Cochon can be worthwhile. Another good bet is the steak frites at the Tavern on the Square.

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On a good night the venison onglet at Pied de Cochon can be worthwhile.

The onglet listed on the menu was very good the last time I had it. There is also a larger version which is occasionally available (server advises you if it is), which they are less adept at preparing.

Lemeac's gets my $20.

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I went to Entrecote St.Jean and I regret ever recommending this place to anyone.It has been 4 years,I was a regular,was a place before a Sunday movie,but it obvious they cut the product quality.

I swear it 100% cow,as in dairy cow.I have never in my life tasted a piece of meat that was so tough,tasteless and had the worst texture.Before I received my plate, I was wondering why everyone was sawing away at their steak,but after a few minutes I was hacking away.

Yeah its not fine dinning,I know,but at one point it was a good place to go.It is certainlly scratched off of my list!

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Le Bouchon de Liege also does great steak/frites, described as old dairy cow on their menu. Really flavourful steak, and surprisingly tender as well.

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I have to agree with most of you about Entecote St-Jean, it's really bad.

I am not sure about Pied de Cochon, since my last visit in Ocotober I promised myself to never return at this restaurant forever. The service is total disaster and it's dirty as hell.

Vinfidel, I prefer the steaks at Moishes over Keg by far. The wines are expensive but the list is not that bad.

The steak frites at L'Express when really late is ok.

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"The steak frites at L'Express when really late is ok."

why ok only when really late? as a last resort, you mean?

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Yes, but I found their fries too thin - dry and overcooked. Actually, mine were rather lukewarm - which leads be to believe I got the bottom of barrel (or fry bin, as it were).

Otherwise I quite like that place.

Edit: I'm referring to Meatmarket - not l'Express


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at my work we use Alberta AAA Angus beef, we air dry it for 3-5 days then cut the portions we need on a daily basis.

Um, where might that be, sim?

I work at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa. and the steak frite is on the lunch menu. pretty good meat...


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lesley who/what/where is bouchon de liege

Le Bouchon de Liège is a small-ish 24-26 seat restaurant on St-Dominique and Liège.

Directions and contact information here.

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Le Bouchon de Liège is a small-ish 24-26 seat restaurant on St-Dominique and Liège.

...that also happens to deliver good bang for the buck.

Here's Tastet's take.

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L'Express is just not well known for the best steak frites but it's open really late and it's a classic so it's ''ok''!

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Leméac's steak frites is as good as ever but their post-22:00 special is now $22. How friggin' congruent. <grumble>

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:angry: lemeac 22$ mmm...

Still a huge deal.

the place is rockin' after 10pm , on the regular menu the steak only is 21$ I think :biggrin:

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