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Top Steakhouse Sides


Palm salad at El Raigon in
San Francisco

There was once a time when Thousand Island dressing seemed exotic, tableside Caesar fancy, and every steak around the country was accompanied by a giant baked spud. Turns out, meat-and-potatoes is still America's favorite comfort combo, but instead of a humble russet topped with butter and sour cream you'll now find taters made with goose fat, and black truffle spinach or sweet potato fries with ginger. So to make your decision easier when choosing between the wasabi-mashed or au gratin, we asked our savvy restaurant writers around the country for the top sides to accompany that T-bone. Here's what we found:

Here's the beef: Best Steakhouses in the U.S.

AUSTIN

Fleming's
Potatoes with cream, jalapeños and cheddar

Sullivan's
White cheddar au gratin potatoes

DALLAS
Pappas Bros.

Al Biernat's
Caesar salad

Bob's Steak & Chop House
Spinach salad




Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Skillet potatoes with caramelized onions and bacon

The Place at Perry's
Onion rings

DENVER

Elway's
Green chili macaroni and cheese

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Chateau potatoes mashed with bacon

Denver Chophouse & Brewery
White cheddar mashed potatoes

HARTFORD

Ted's Montana Grill
Salt n' pepper onion rings with horseradish dipping sauce

Churrascaria Braza
Crisp yucca fries

HOUSTON

The Capital Grille
Lyonnaise potatoes

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Mashed potatoes with green onions and garlic

Strip House
Goose fat potatoes, black truffle creamed spinach

LOS ANGELES

Dakota
Shoestring fries with Parmesan and black truffle

Fleming's Prime
Creamed spinach

Mastro's Steakhouse
Creamed corn

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse
Sweet potato fries with ginger

LOUISVILLE

Z's Oyster Bar & Steakhouse
Jack's buttery whipped sweet potatoes laced with Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey and topped with pecans

Pat's Steak House
Iceberg with homemade Thousand Island or Bleu Cheese dressing

NEW YORK
BLT Steak

BLT Steak
Parmesan gnocchi

Michael Jordan's The Steakhouse NYC
Creamedspinach, baked potato

Smith & Wollensky
Creamed spinach

Strip House
Crisp goose fat potatoes

ORANGE COUNTY

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Scalloped potatoes

Morton's of Chicago
Potatoes Lyonnaise

ORLANDO

Kres
Bleu cheese au gratin potatoes

PORTLAND

El Gaucho
Caesar salad

SAN DIEGO

The Butcher Shop
Double-baked potato

Donovan's
Skillet-fried potatoes with onions and peppercorn gravy

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Spinach sautéed in brown butter

Rainwater's on Kettner
Fried onion rings

SAN FRANCISCO
Izzy's

Izzy's Steak & Chophouse
Izzy's Own Potatoes

Bobo's
Thick-cut Bermuda onion rings


El Raigon
Sautéed spinach and heart of palm salad




TAMPA BAY

Bern's Steak House
House potato chips with truffled crème fraîche

WASHINGTON DC

Morton's
Football-sized baked potatoes

(Updated: 07/09/10 SG)

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