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Tri-Tip Grill

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Tri-Tip Grill

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Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza (Concourse Level)
City: New York, NY
Zip: 10112
Phone: (212) 664-1003
Site: Visit the restaurant site
Map: Map
Cuisine: Steakhouses
2nd Cuisine: Sandwiches
Area: Rockefeller Center
Entree Price: <$10
Takeout: Yes
Delivery: Yes


It was well past rush hour and Rockefeller Center was emptying out, but one spot was still packing 'em in for dinner.  Tri-tip Grill it turns out is the go-to spot for a steak dinner without those steakhouse prices you will find at nearby Del Frisco's and STK Midtown.  But can a steak for under ten bucks really satisy that craving for red meat.

I'm happy to report that at Tri-Tip it can. First off, this cut of meat is very close to brisket.  Thick slabs of the 100% Angus Beef is cooked over an open flame giving it a thick crust and a deep, smoky flavor.  I went for the small tri-tip plate ($8.99) that includes three slices of meat, about a quarter inch thick each, served medium rare with a huge helping of deep-fried onions.  The steak is delicious especially when combined with one of the accompanying sauces; an au jus and a creamy horseradish sauce which provides a nice bite.  The small plate is just the right amount for a light meal.  While space is limited inside the restaurant, there is plenty of space for dining al fresco at rockefeller plaza or grab a table inside the concourse.

Tri-Tip is also serving up steak sandwiches like the Little Buck (4 oz for $6.99) and the Big Buck (6 oz for $7.99).  Each is smothered caramelized onions.  You will also find a Bacon Cheddar Buck and a Philly Buck topped with provolone. Grilled salmon and chicken dishes also make an appearance on the menu.   Add $2.99 for the meal which includes a drink and yourm choice of a potato side or garden salad.  Kids eat for $5.99.

Where else in this tourist mecca are you going to find a steak dinner for under ten bucks?  That even tops Tad's.

Review By: Thomas Rafael