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Meet the Meat



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Think of Meet The Meat as a budget Peter Luger, with a few twists on the menu. The main attraction is one of the few quality porterhouses in the city under $100, but you can also get a side of mac with mushrooms in it and a slab of Canadian bacon that’s more like a pork chop and less like fatty pork belly. You’ll get some misses—we do wish they had regular bacon and the desserts don’t seem like they’re made in house—but there are more than enough hits for you to leave satisfied. The porterhouse is definitely worth coming for if you live in the area. The white-tablecloth dining room feels kind of dated and a TV at the bar makes the space a bit less formal, but this is still a warm, inviting spot, perfect for a graduation or birthday dinner.

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