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A steak is a steak. It just needs a ~8 minutes of heat. Anyone can make a steak as good as any restaurant if you buy quality meat. There is nothing special they're doing to make a quality NY strip taste any better. Salt, pepper, heat
I wouldn't say 'anyone'.

First time I was able to sear a steak at 650 was heaven.
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Bro I could find 15 places in New Orleans that are better than those.
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Been to the Ledbury a month back.

Food was good, service was above par...but I was not impressed with some of the clientele given it was a two michelin star restaurant (a bunch of folks were looking at their laptops and making quite a bit of noise during dinner)
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Been to the Ledbury a month back.

Food was good, service was above par...but I was not impressed with some of the clientele given it was a two michelin star restaurant (a bunch of folks were looking at their laptops and making quite a bit of noise during dinner)
You go at lunch?
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You go at lunch?
No. 9:45 PM till Closing (midnight or so)

They were pretty annoying. What was surprising is that the manager never talked to them about their behavior (from what I could see they were also a bit drunk)

My GF was quite annoyed (as were a few other people). Given meals run in the 200-400 pound range ($300-600) at the Ledbury this is understandable.
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A steak is a steak. It just needs a ~8 minutes of heat. Anyone can make a steak as good as any restaurant if you buy quality meat. There is nothing special they're doing to make a quality NY strip taste any better. Salt, pepper, heat
You're such a philistine when it comes to food...it's quite funny.

And sourcing good cuts of meat takes a lot of experience. Cooking it can also be quite difficult. The choice of wine is also important to the taste of the meat.

The fact that you don't understand any of that is not surprising though.
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