Alki beach! That and Golden Gardens were my old stomping grounds for some good beach volleyball. Gotta find where they play here.In my opinion:
Don Julio is expensive and the best. However I've never had a steak at the Alvear.
Parrilla Peña is good, not great.
I was not impressed with La Cabrera. Too many side dishes hiding mediocre steaks.
La Brigada was great until the steak arrived. It was pink (I ordered rare) and dry.
Carneseria is great if they give you a good cut. Doesn't always happen.
Another excellent steak house is Pablo Luis in Barrio Chino.
Thanks for the insights. Will also give Pablo Luis a try.