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The Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review: The Steak Knife purveys quality beef, homey dishes drawn from the Creole repertoire and plenty of local seafood on Harrison Avenue’s restaurant row. Fish smothered with crab meat and butter sauces competes with the steaks for sheer caloric heft, while the shrimp bordelaise adheres to the only-in-New Orleans Creole definition of that classic French sauce, which means prepared with lots of garlic, butter and parsley. Side dishes and appetizers include assertively seasoned onion rings, crunchy eggplant sticks, and the Seraphine salad, a bounty of artichoke, avocado, asparagus and hearts of palm with Boston lettuce. All desserts are made in-house, but the blondie à la mode with caramel sauce probably ranks as the most enticing. The wine list could use some updating, but meat lovers know a good red wine when they see one, and there are enough selections to satisfy. The bar is a popular hang-out for the Lakeview crowd.