For $15, today's side deal gets you $30 worth of meaty, center-cut fare from Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse in the French Quarter. This deal is only good for Friday afternoon lunch (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) at the upscale, cigar-and-politics-styled house of meat and more.
Commence your weekend with starter such as crawfish-and-artichoke dip ($12) or a bacon-chocked steakhouse salad with green-peppercorn buttermilk dressing ($7). Entree salads include larger, decadent options like the McIlhenny, masa-fried oysters over greens with homemade buttermilk dressing and McIlhenny tabasco chipotle ($11), or a Southern fried-chicken salad with a Jack Daniel's mustard vinaigrette ($10.50). Get back on the meatwagon with the steakhouse bacon cheeseburger ($9.50) or the blackened prime rib, served with roasted-pepper and portobello-mushroom salad ($24), or dive below the surface of the plate for barbecue shrimp smothered in Abita Amber sauce ($16.50).
The Brennan family has spent the last 60 years mastering their meat and hospitality skills. Both Maxim and Playboy magazines picked Brennan's as one of the best steakhouses in the nation, and Wine Spectator has pinned its Award of Excellence on Brennan's front door eight years in a row. There's also six private dining rooms and a fully loaded bar.
Zagat gives Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse a rating of excellent, and Frommer's gives it two out of three stars. Yelpers give the steakhouse four stars, as do Citysearchers. OpenTable diners give it 4.3 stars, and 85% of more than 200 Urbanspooners recommend Dickie Brennan's:
- If you want a steak, there are few places in town to go where it gets better than this. – uniquemystique72, Zagat
- This is a great place for a good steak. – An OpenTable reviewer who dined on 05/18/2010
- One of the best steak meals I've had. Everything we had was great! High quality meat, fresh sides, great wine, impeccable service, desserts to die for! – jules, Urbanspoon