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Mr. John's Steak House Restaurant Review: The casual mood that floats over Mr. John's tiled dining room is brighter, less brooding, than the stereotypical American steakhouse. Still, there's a certain romance in the view, which overlooks the streetcars rattling up and down St. Charles Avenue. Diners may indeed choose from several cuts of USDA Prime corn-fed beef, all of which come sizzling in butter in the style made famous at the original Ruth's Chris Steak House. If it is not red meat you crave, consider some of the chef’s Italian specialties. The crab meat ravioli with Asiago cheese sauce is a singular sensation, as are the meaty, broiled lobster tails. Befitting its mission, the wine list, which is frequently updated, focuses on big, beefy reds (the best come from Italy and California), but only a few are offered by the glass and there are no half bottles. You‘ll also find some fortifieds for dessert and sparkling wines and Champagnes for festive beginnings. Added bonus: On most nights you can order freshly made cannoli from Angelo Brocato’s, the century-old local Italian ice cream store --- that is, if you can pull yourself away from the house-made fudge brownie à la mode.