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Ruth Chris's

Discussion in 'Restaurants, Dining, Dining Plans' started by MinnieMouse, Jul 13, 2008.

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    Has anyone been to Ruth Chris's ?? What are the best steak houses off site ? :p015:
     
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    Haven't been to the Ruth Chris down there, but we've been to one up here. It's wonderful!!! But VERY expensive. You are charged extra for side dishes, but they are large enough to share. The creamed spinach is my personal favorite...
     
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    Haven't dined at one in Orlando, but they're very good. And expensive.

    Think expense account meals.

    'Course, the exchange rate probably would make it more affordable.
     
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    I always ask this but :) Ruth Chris's v Mortons???
     
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    I've been inside Morton's but never actually eaten there (trying to get a client a job) and it is very lush.
     
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    Ruth's Chris, Morton's, Mannie's Chophouse, Vic's Chophouse, and Charlie's Steakhouse are the major ones off site.

    Morton's is probably the most upscale, and "gentlemen's club" style of all of them. Ruth's Chris isn't far behind, but has a more modern decor. Many, many folks LOVE Charlie's. I'm not one of them. :( They are my least favorite.

    Only have had family go to the other two, so can't give personal experience. Family raves though!

    Texas de Brasil is a churrascaria that has a huge selection of meat, including steak. A totally different type of dining experience than a steakhouse, but a meat eater's dream come true. :yes:
     
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    Texas de Brazil is a very upscale version of 'Ohana. It is very, very good.
     
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    LOL! That's the FIRST time I've ever heard a churrascaria compared to 'Ohana! LOL! I won't tell my Brasilian sister in law about your comparison! :D She'd croak! LOL!
     
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    :lol: well it's all you can eat meat on a skewer.......
     
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    True! It's just not served by those Brasilian gauchos... :D
     
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    Oh yes...they were very nice :yes:
     
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    I think I fancy trying Mortons :) it sounds like my kinda place
     
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    I really think you would like it Keith. Very dignified, but no pretense. It's not far from DTD. Just tell the cabbie to take Hotel Plaza Blvd, to Palm Parkway (which becomes Turkey Lake Rd.) and make a LEFT at Sand Lake. Follow Sand Lake to Dr. Phillips Blvd, and pull into the first area of the shopping center (bank will be on the corner, go to first drive past that) on the left. Morton's is in there.

    Just giving you the directions so there are no problems.

    Oh, you can also go straight through the intersection at Palm Parkway/SR 535/CR 535 and then turn Right on Sand Lake when you come to it. Morton's would then be on the left. Not sure which would be faster.
     
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    Thanks Tink! I've printed the directions out and put it into the holiday file for when we go :)
     
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    If you go the Turkey Lake/Sand Lake way, there is a brand new Whole Foods Market on the corner of that intersection. They have some wonderful take away food in there. A huge selection.

    I don't know if you are into that or not when you are at WDW. But it's well worth the stop if you are. There are also beverages, nice wine selction and some wonderful cheeses:yes:
     
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    We tried Logans Road-house when we went to Orlando.

    It's not fancy AT ALL but it was DELICIOUS. Seriously, I'm a vegetarian and I'd think twice about eating meat if it meant me getting to eat at Logan's again :yes:.

    It was lovely, it's exactly what comes to mind when you think of an American bar.. a bit like the one in the dukes of hazard :p015: HUGE portions of good food, friendly locals, friendly people, good service and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg, we went three times during a 14 day stay in Orlando. It's got peanut shells all over the place and things like that:
    http://www.logansroadhouse.com/Default.aspx
     
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    Josh, I just had a family member go there with friends, and the food was terrible. Well, the steaks I should say. Tough and full of fat and gristle. Maybe they've fallen on hard times?

    Just letting you know so you don't have your heart set on something only to be disappointed. :hug1:
     
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    Wow, tough choice Keith, but I think I would have to choose Morton's. Although having said that let me say that I would feel comfortable in Ruth's Chris wearing a nice pair of slacks and a polo shirt. At Morton's I almost feel like I need a shirt and tie, though I don't think they require it.
     
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    Thanks !!!! I really think I want to try Mortons first having seen it on tv :)
     

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