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View Poll Results: Pick one!
Bern's 1 3.70%
CK's 1 3.70%
Catch 23 1 3.70%
Salt Rock Grill 0 0%
Capital Grille 5 18.52%
Roy's 1 3.70%
Fleming's 3 11.11%
Charley's 0 0%
Ruth's Chris 6 22.22%
Twikoff's 4 14.81%
None of the above, you un-romantic dork 5 18.52%
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Old 01-17-08, 06:15 PM   #1
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Which of these would you pick for Valentine's Day?

https://www.bernsteakhouse.com/admin...ad/bshmenu.pdf
http://www.ckstampa.com/menu.htm
http://www.catchtwentythree.com/Catch23_MenuFront.pdf
http://www.saltrockgrill.com/menuframe.html
http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/menu...inCourses.asp?
http://www.roysrestaurant.com/pdf/se...mber/tampa.pdf
http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com/#menu
http://www.talkofthetownrestaurants....ampa_menu.html
http://www.ruthschris.com/menu/entrees.html

First 4 are local, and the first 2 are legendary. Salt Rock is the only one we have been to before, about 20 times, and it is my favorite restaurant ever. Any other suggestions in the Tampa area are welcome.
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Old 01-17-08, 06:36 PM   #2
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What about Restaurant BT in Old Hyde?

I've been to the second or third ever Roy's in Maui and it was pretty good. I'd pick something local.
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Old 01-17-08, 06:39 PM   #3
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Never having been out on Valentine's day, I picked Ruth's Chris because we have one in Portland and I've heard awesome things about it.
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Old 01-17-08, 06:41 PM   #4
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We have a RuthChris here also, but I've never been... so I picked Capital Grille because I have been and it's great.
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Old 01-17-08, 06:41 PM   #5
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Depends on who you're taking.

I'd take the wife the Ruth's Chris and the girl friend to The Capital Grill.

....preferably 3 hours between 'em
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Old 01-17-08, 06:47 PM   #6
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No Jack-in-the-Box??

In that case.. RuthChris..
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Old 01-17-08, 07:44 PM   #8
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Where's the "none of the above, you un-romantic dork" option?

Go to a French restaurant, or a chocolatier.
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I would certainly not go to these pdf fans.
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Old 01-17-08, 07:51 PM   #10
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I'm from DC, so I haven't heard of all of these . . .

but the Captial Grille or Flemings would be my picks.
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Old 01-17-08, 09:12 PM   #11
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Where's the "none of the above, you un-romantic dork" option?

Go to a French restaurant, or a chocolatier.
Yeah, really.

"Hey, Honey - let's go to the Salt Rock Grill and get some of their WORLD FAMOUS GROUPER CHOWDER for Valentine's Day."
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Old 01-17-08, 09:13 PM   #12
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Where's the "none of the above, you un-romantic dork" option?

Go to a French restaurant, or a chocolatier.
Hence, my suggestion. French-Vietnamese... still French, right?

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Yeah, really.

"Hey, honey - let's go to the Salt Rock Grill and get some of their WORLD FAMOUS GROUPER CHOWDER for Valentine's Day."
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Old 01-17-08, 10:25 PM   #13
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I'm from DC, so I haven't heard of all of these . . .

but the Captial Grille or Flemings would be my picks.
how could you not know there's a Ruth's Chris in Dupont - wait don't answer that
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Old 01-17-08, 10:56 PM   #14
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I love Capital Grille.
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Old 01-17-08, 10:57 PM   #15
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man I could really go for a steak now
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man I could really go for a steak now
Pierogies is the closest I can get to steak.
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Old 01-18-08, 01:16 AM   #17
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Ruth's Chris - Average steak served in sizzling butter. Skip, IMO.

Not familiar with the others, other than Roy's...
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Old 01-18-08, 07:30 AM   #18
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Capital Grille is (sadly) the most chic and popular with the younger crowd.

Fleming's is also a good place, but it's for an older demographic.

I'm surprised that those are the best steakhouses in Tampa. I'd try to find one of the slightly nicer ones that are better known for their seafood.
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Old 01-18-08, 07:43 AM   #19
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For the price of dinner at an upscale steakhouse, you might very well be able to travel somewhere to take advantage of this:

http://www.whitecastle.com/valentinesday/
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Old 01-18-08, 07:55 AM   #20
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since you hope to get laid afterwards, i'd avoid a steakhouse and look for something ligher

and avoid Ruth Chris. they went public 2 years ago and i've heard it's mostly hype. even the menu says corn fed beef which is pretty bad for the prices they charge
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Where's the "none of the above, you un-romantic dork" option?

Go to a French restaurant, or a chocolatier.
My GF is the pickiest eater on earth, she wouldn't step foot in a french restaurant.

And Salt Rock Grill is a very nice place on the water, I don't care what kind of chowder they serve .
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I'm surprised that those are the best steakhouses in Tampa. I'd try to find one of the slightly nicer ones that are better known for their seafood.
Bern's is a world famous steakhouse. I would probably say the "best" we have is Shula's, but I could be off on that.
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I guess I should have given some background. My GF is an extremely picky eater, so anything super adventurous, odd, etc. is off the map. That's why most of the places I listed are meat and seafood, those are "safe" for me to take her to. I would be up for any suggestions on a great Italian restaurant, if anyone has one.
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I was going to say don't do it, because all the restaurant are going to be full, a lot of couples, there'll be competition who's the most in love, etc.

But since it's your GF, then I guess you have to suffer through that. I wouldn't do that for my wife.
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