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Harris' Restaurant

I ate at Harris' last night with seven friends. It is an old-fashioned steakhouse that I had never visited before. There is a dark lounge in front of you when you walk in the door, complete with big comfy chairs and a small band playing lounge music. Our band of eight got a nice little room to ourselves at the back.

The food was great. I tried Steak Diane, which is a filet mignon with a cognac and shallots sauce. It came with very tasty scallop potatoes. I really liked the two zinfandels we selected, the 2005 Marcucci Farms and the Turley Juvenile.

I'm not sure why, but I really wanted to find fault with Harris'. I even looked on yelp for negative reviews, but found few people with anything bad to say. I had a great time and loved the service and the food. The only downside was the price, but overall I think we got good value for our money.

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scsi
Jul. 25th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
how did you have the filet cooked?
henrylyne
Jul. 25th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Medium.

I'm almost afraid to answer, is medium acceptable? If meat is going to be cooked, then I prefer it cooked through. If I'm going to eat raw beef, then I would probably choose to eat steak tartare.
scsi
Jul. 25th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
For Filet medium is about as cooked as I would go.
It breaks my heart to see people order Filet 'Well Done'. Its just wasteful of a good piece of meat and an insult to the poor cow from which it was made from.
I've never had Tartare, but its hard to beat a nice Filet thats been held up to the light for a few seconds to cook. :)
henrylyne
Jul. 25th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
I recommend the CARPACCIO DI MANZO at L'Osteria Del Forno in North Beach. I guess that's not exactly steak tartare, but that's what I was thinking of.
kimmi8
Jul. 30th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
I love Harris! Sometimes there are too many old men sitting around but overall the atmosphere is nice and the food is always yummy.
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