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America’s 50 Best Steakhouses

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Food site the Daily Meal, helmed by former head of Saveur Magazine (and quoted contributor to the Cafes of San Francisco), Colman Andrews, has released its annual list of America’s 50 Best Steakhouses.

Of the steakhouses that made it into the ranking this year, 12 are in the West, 12 are in the South, 10 are in the Midwest, 9 are in the Southwest, and 7 are in the Northeast. New York and Las Vegas share top honors with 6 steakhouses apiece; 5 are in Los Angeles; and Dallas, Chicago, and San Francisco each have 3 entries.

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The Daily Meal judges scrutinized the steakhouses according to strict criteria: Is the meat sourced reputably and USDA Choice or Prime? Is it dry-aged, and if not, is it as high-quality as can be? Is it served at the proper doneness without fail and with a touch of ceremony? And is it revered by locals and out-of-towners alike?

The results (in order, of course):

Rank Steakhouse Location
1 Cut Beverly Hills
2 Keens New York City
3 Bern’s Tampa
4 Peter Luger New York City
5 Barclay Prime Philadelphia
6 CarneVino Las Vegas
7 Craftsteak Las Vegas
8 Red Miami
9 Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Dallas and Houston
10 Cattlemen’s Steakhouse Oklahoma City
11 Bazaar Meat Las Vegas
12 Cattleman’s Steakhouse Fabens, TX
13 Killen’s Steakhouse Pearland, TX
14 Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Chicago
15 Perini Ranch Buffalo Gap, TX
16 Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf Chicago
17 Harris’ San Francisco
18 Metropolitan Grill Seattle
19 Pacific Dining Car Los Angeles
20 Murray’s Minneapolis
21 Plaza III Kansas City
22 John Howie Steak Seattle
23 BOA Los Angeles
24 Stripsteak Las Vegas
25 Sparks New York City
26 Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse New Orleans
27 Porter House New York City
28 Gorat’s Omaha
29 St. Elmo Steak House Indianapolis
30 Gallaghers New York City
31 Osso Steakhouse San Francisco
32 Mr. B’s Milwaukee
33 Duane’s Prime Riverside, CA
34 Jar Los Angeles
35 Gene & Georgetti Chicago
36 Prime Las Vegas
37 Golden Steer Las Vegas
38 The Hitching Post II Buellton, CA
39 Kevin Rathbun Steak Atlanta
40 Oak Steakhouse Charleston
41 Alexander’s Steakhouse San Francisco
42 Al Biernat’s Dallas
43 Brother Sebastian’s Omaha
44 Old Homestead New York City
45 Jess & Jim’s Kansas City, MO
46 Red Prime Oklahoma City
47 Chamberlain’s Dallas
48 Oliver’s Prime Los Angeles
49 The Buckhorn Exchange Denver
50 Taste of Texas Houston, TX

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Tap 415 brings Open Design, Creative Menu, and Beer to San Francisco Westfield

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tap 415photo 1-1It would be easy to call the new Tap 415 a gastropub. But we think that they want to stretch their wings a bit farther than that well-filled restaurant niche. First of all, it is created by the same people who come from Twenty Five Lusk, one of  San Francisco’s most popular and creative restaurants, helmed by Chad Bourdon & Chef Matthew Dolan .

Second, it is located on the top floor of the Westfield Centre mall in downtown San Francisco, just blocks from Union Square. The top floor is reserved for some of the best or flashiest restaurants in the Centre, such as celebrity chef Martin Yan’s M.Y. China.

Third, the design and colors are open, sleek, and somewhat reminiscent of the Golden Gate Bridge (not an easy feat to pull together, especially in an upscale mall and including dozens of flat screen televisions).

Finally, the food and drink are… well… interesting. And we mean that in the best possible sense. Just take a look at some items from the Bar Bites menu.

REUBEN TATER TOTS caraway salt, sauerkraut, russian dressing

REUBEN TATER TOTS
caraway salt, sauerkraut, russian dressing

AGED CHEDDAR MAC ‘N CHEES

AGED CHEDDAR MAC ‘N CHEES

HOUSE PICKLES local seasonal vegetables, mixed brines

HOUSE PICKLES
local seasonal vegetables, mixed brines

BUTTERMILK BISCUITS pork butter, black pepper honey

BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
pork butter, black pepper honey

BACON WRAPPED MINI FRANKFURTERS dijon, beer onions

BACON WRAPPED MINI FRANKFURTERS
dijon, beer onions

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Champagne Duval-Leroy toasts with Caviar Hors D’Oeuvres

Pierre Bettinger of Duval-Leroy

Pierre Bettinger of Duval-Leroy

Champagne Duval-Leroy recently celebrated at 620 Jones in San Francisco several  new developments and distribution of its delicious vintages in the United Sates. The event included pairings of various luxury hors d’oeuvres, chacuteries, cheeses, and even caviar with the premium champagnes from Duval-Leroy.

Luxury hors d'oeuvres from 620 Jones

Luxury hors d’oeuvres from 620 Jones

Poured for tasting were the Duval-Leroy Brut Premier Cru, the Duval-Leroy Rose Premier Cru, and the Duval-Leroy Blanc de Blanc 2006 (our favorite).

The 620 Jones pairing menu consisted of selections such as prawn ceviche, caviar on a caor madeleine with creme fraichee and chive, and grilled rabit saddle with roasted figs bruschetta.

Champagne Duval-Leroy can also be found in the U.S. via the Henry Wine Group (www.henrywinegroup.com)

Vive la France!

 

 

Luxury hors d'oeuvres from 620 Jones

Luxury hors d’oeuvres from 620 Jones

Luxury hors d'oeuvres from 620 Jones

Luxury hors d’oeuvres from 620 Jones

Luxury hors d'oeuvres from 620 Jones

Luxury hors d’oeuvres from 620 Jones

Luxury hors d'oeuvres from 620 Jones

Luxury hors d’oeuvres from 620 Jones

Luxury hors d'oeuvres from 620 Jones

Luxury hors d’oeuvres from 620 Jones

Chef at 620 Jones

Chef at 620 Jones

Food and lifestyle journalist Emma Krasov

Food and lifestyle journalist Emma Krasov

Le Menu

Le Menu

 

 

Team at Duval-Leroy

Team at Duval-Leroy

Caviar from 620 Jones, SF

Caviar from 620 Jones, SF