Nov 052011

Cuisine: Gyros, Steaks
Restaurant Features: Cafeteria Style, On-Site Parking
Locations: St Paul, MN
Addresses & Maps:
Hillcrest Shopping Center– 1676 White Bear Ave North St Paul, MN 55106 (651) 776-5419
University– 860 University Ave W St Paul, MN 55104  (651) 228-0310
North End– 1700 Rice St # G St Paul, MN 55113 (651) 489-2900
East Side– 949 Payne Ave St Paul, MN 55106 (651) 771-6740
Hours: Mon – Sat 11am-9pm Sundays 11 am- 7 pm
Links: Best Steak House Website * Best Steak House on Facebook

Atmosphere: The Hillcrest location of Best Steak House is at the corner of White Bear Ave and Larpenteur.  You walk in and are immediately directed toward the counter where you order, then head through the cafeteria-style line which includes the salad bar, toward the cash register at the end of the line.

The dining room is long and narrow, with several booths running along the wall, as well as a large room in the back with tables.

Menu: The menu varies slightly at each Best Steak House location but most include T-Bone, Fillet, New York Strip, Ribeye and Shrimp.  Gyro Sandwich and Steak Burger.

Additionally, the Best Steak House on University offers Cod Filet, Catfish, Cheeseburger, and Chicken Tenders.
Price guide: Steaks $9-17

What we ordered: Nearly every plate you order at Best Steak House comes with a trip through the salad bar.  My salad consisted of some of the basic but fresh items offered.

I ordered the Gyro with Fresh Cut Fries.  I cannot believe how much food I got for under $10! There was a giant pile of thickly sliced gyro meat, many of which were crispy on one side and still moist and tender.  It also had thinly sliced white onions and a couple of slices of tomato.  It came with a small side of sour cream with chives rather than traditional tzaziki sauce.  It was still great, overall and so big that  I had enough left over for a second meal the next day.

My companion ordered the Sirloin for $10, which came with a baked potato and Texas Toast.  The steak was ordered medium rare but was served closer to medium, but was still tender and juicy.  It may have had a tiny sprinkling of salt, but other than that it wasn’t seasoned.

Service: We were able to order right away and move through the line to get our salads and then paid at the end of the line.  We sat ourselves, which is how you do it at Best Steak House, and our food was delivered about five minutes later.
Overall Impression: Fast service and decent food at very reasonable prices.  Excellent gyro!

This is an original review of Best Steak House on Twin Cities Restaurant Blog
Best Steak House - White Bear Avenue on Urbanspoon

  3 Responses to “Best Steak House ~ St Paul, MN”

  1. As a former St. Paulian, I really miss this place. I have not come across anything like it in either the Seattle area, or now the outskirts of the Detroit area. Good steaks, at a fair price…love it.

  2. Nice picture of best steak house. 2 people in the whole place. And wow a slice of white bread with a steak. !!!

    • Steve, Steve, Steve…sometimes it’s full, sometimes not, but it is always a great place to get a gyro or a steak. Plus the cooks are entertaining, too. They are from some yet-to-be-named Mediterranean country with wonderful accents and…
      oh heck, Steve, if you want crowds, go to Disneyland.
      If you want good, simple food, try the Best Steak House.

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