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I was talking with a fellow Bear about some of the best meals we've had on our respective trips and it came around to my absolute favourite which was exposed to us by Rio at Bozeman, The Mint, with their Blackened Rib Eye - rare/med rare.

I noted that we were hunting for a great steakhouse when we were in Utah but were never told by any local(s) where to find a good steak, however we did find Pats BBQ, which was damn good......still no steakhouse

So this leads me to a hunt for  the best steakhouse to be found when I'm(you're) on a ski vacation.....

The list starts with 
(please add to it and a link if there is a website)

Bozeman(ish) - The Mint
post #2 of 17
 Heading to Tahoe... where to get a nice piece of meat? 
post #3 of 17

Although I live in Utah, I rarely go to a steakhouse when eating out.  However, when I am in Sun Valley, I usually make an effort to go to the Pioneer Saloon.  It never has disappointed.

http://www.pioneersaloon.com/

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The Sage Room at Harvey's in Stateline, NV is a must for prime rib.  Less than a block from the Heavenly Gondola.
JF
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The Sage Room at Harvey's in Stateline, NV is a must for prime rib.  Less than a block from the Heavenly Gondola.
JF
Soooo, that's good prime rip, how's the rib eye?

Yea, I know I'm harsh, but that's just how I am. 

The list starts with 
(please add to it and a link if there is a website)

Bozeman(ish) - The Mint
Stateline NV(Tahoe) - Sage Room
SunValley - Pioneer Saloon 




I did some searching and found reviews of the Sage Room, this one answers the question above;


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We had our turkey day dinner here - no, we did not have "turkey" and instead, we had rib-eye steaks (this is my kind of thanksgiving feast). The steaks were perfectly cooked and were surprisingly quite tasty! For starters we had the escargot and oyster rockefeller (which were good - not great). Dessert was the lava cupcake which was decadent and totally worth it. 

Overall, it was great food. Service was good - but not impressive. The portions were nice and the prices were reasonable given the quality of the food. We would definitely dine here again.
post #6 of 17
Whiskey Creek, both in Mammoth Lakes and down in Bishop.  Not too expensive, love the Ultimate Meatloaf- wrapped in bacon!

Utah- I'm not trying to be a downer, but I have yet to have a great meal in SLC, Provo, or Sandy.  My only suggestion is The Chef's Table in Orem... but that's a far drive from BCC/LCC.

Gabe
post #7 of 17
Hamilton's in Logan is pretty good for steak. But its not really near any of the destination  ski areas.
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 Heading to Tahoe... where to get a nice piece of meat? 

In Truckee go to OB's...
In South Lake go to the Lakeside Inn Casino
In Reno go to Harrah's Steakhouse (Great Basin Brewery is great though... as is Silver Peak Brewery....
In Markleeville go to Grover Hot Springs 1st... then eat at Wolf Creek Bar & Grill on the way out..... 

mmmmmm  I'm hungry !!!!
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Whiskey Creek, both in Mammoth Lakes and down in Bishop.  Not too expensive, love the Ultimate Meatloaf- wrapped in bacon!

Utah- I'm not trying to be a downer, but I have yet to have a great meal in SLC, Provo, or Sandy.  My only suggestion is The Chef's Table in Orem... but that's a far drive from BCC/LCC.

Gabe



Reddgabe, as I noted in my OP, the locals directed us to Pats BBQ which was a hole in the wall and not easy to find if we hadn't been told how to get there, but it was great food for cheap!
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I noted that we were hunting for a great steakhouse when we were in Utah but were never told by any local(s) where to find a good steak, however we did find Pats BBQ, which was damn good......still no steakhouse
 
post #10 of 17
I travel quite a bit during the year. I usually look to AAA Tour Books for information. And then I narrow it way down to the chosen few. Once you do get there look for what I refer to as "The Acid Test" (How many cars are in the parking lot.) To few cars make me wonder about the food freshness, try another one of the few you found.

If that all fails. Then I usually go and check out the Micro Breweries. I've become kind of a beer snob. OK a big one.

Remember about Micro Brewers! "If the don't have great food, they can't move the beer."  If they don't move the beer their out of business!

This thinking and plan of action has worked for me for the last ten years. 
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Remember about Micro Brewers! "If the don't have great food, they can't move the beer."  If they don't move the beer their out of business!

This thinking and plan of action has worked for me for the last ten years. 

I think its more a case of once you have had a few brews you can't taste the food anyway. I have rarely patronised a microbrewery or bar where the food was really special. Certainly none in my travels "out west".
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I think its more a case of once you have had a few brews you can't taste the food anyway.

 


 You know, I have never had that problem........... Humm.

 Interesting that others do.

 It must be part of that personal responsibility thing that they need explanation of consistently. I would also guess that lawyers and judges revolve in and out of their lives too.

 IMHO  Yeah definitely not my idea of a good life.
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I travel quite a bit during the year. I usually look to AAA Tour Books for information. And then I narrow it way down to the chosen few. Once you do get there look for what I refer to as "The Acid Test" (How many cars are in the parking lot.) To few cars make me wonder about the food freshness, try another one of the few you found.

If that all fails. Then I usually go and check out the Micro Breweries. I've become kind of a beer snob. OK a big one.

Remember about Micro Brewers! "If the don't have great food, they can't move the beer."  If they don't move the beer their out of business!

This thinking and plan of action has worked for me for the last ten years. 
The micro breweries were my go tos also when traveling a lot.  Rarely had a bad meal in one, and some great beers.

While cross country driving would look for the place with the cop cars out front (unless the flashing lights were on).  Those folks know where the good food is in their neighborhood.
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 You know, I have never had that problem........... Humm.

 Interesting that others do.

 It must be part of that personal responsibility thing that they need explanation of consistently. I would also guess that lawyers and judges revolve in and out of their lives too.

 IMHO  Yeah definitely not my idea of a good life.

Malibu, i'm confused with what you mean?  You saying you never drink enough to not taste the food?  IMO, smoking contributes more to a lack of taste than drinking does.
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Malibu, I'm confused with what you mean?  You saying you never drink enough to not taste the food?  IMO, smoking contributes more to a lack of taste than drinking does.

 

 Hope this helps. I haven't ever made it a practice to drink so much that I couldn't taste what I was eating. Maybe I'm alone in this. Seems like you would find it hard to find your food or anything else for that matter, in that condition.

 Smoking? I can't help you with that one. I'll take your word for it.
post #16 of 17
I don't think I have either, but they say that smoking kills taste buds.
post #17 of 17
In Utah, other than right at the resorts, most of the food is mediocre but family priced.
However, "Le Caille at Quail Run" in the hollow, right at the bottom of Little Cottonwood, and what was called "The Heathers," (may no longer be there) where Wasatch Boulevard meets I-215 near the mouth of "Big Cottonwood" were both very good restaurants but spendy.
I haven't eaten at either in many years but might be worth looking at. Maybe a Utah "Bear" could verify current status.
Sadly, "The Outback" may be the default.
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