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Ten Steakhouse in NYC That You Can’t Miss

on September 30, 2018
Delicious food is around every corner in New York City, but when it comes to the Big Apple’s cuisine, one thing is for sure—the city loves its meat. From world famous BBQ joints to time-tested butcher shops, NYC is full of hot spots for carnivores. But, where can you find some of the best meat in the concrete jungle? Steakhouses. If you’re looking for a classic cut or a modern take on your favorite dish—we’re making it easy for you to find your next dinner spot with the best steakhouses in NYC.  
  • Peter Luger Steakhouse
This steakhouse classic, established in 1887 in Brooklyn, remains a New York institution. The restaurant is known for aging the meat in-house and for its dry-aged porterhouses, which are perfectly cut for two or more. Most critics and customers will agree that Luger’s holds the number one spot as an absolute essential in American dining with a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Delmonico’s
Familiar with the farm-to-table concept? The Delmonico brothers practically invented it and started putting into practice before anyone else. The signature ribeye steak is a must-order at this NYC favorite, crafted by Executive Chef Billy Oliva, who’s been with the restaurant for almost a decade.
  • Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
Like your steak perfectly charred? How about thick and juicy? Well, then, you’re going to love it here. This elegant restaurant originally got its buzz because it was created by Wolfgang Zweiner, former head waiter at Peter Luger’s. But, this top spot truly stands on its own two feet, because after taking his four decades of experience, Zweiner created a truly incredible steakhouse experience that now stretches the globe.    
  • Keens Steakhouse
  This chophouse is known for having a unique old-fashioned charm. With over 130 years of history, it was frequented by some iconic names—including Babe Ruth and Teddy Roosevelt. Fun Fact: Their smoking pipes can be spotted on the walls and ceiling. Whether you’re coming to cozy up by the fireplaces during the colder months or to try the infamous three-inch thick mutton chop—this will be an experience you won’t forget.      
  • Benjamin Steakhouse
Since 2006, this family owned restaurant offers a luxury experience while making everyone who dines with them feel like they just joined the family. If you’re looking for the best seafood and steak combo, this is the place for you. Chef Arturo McLeod, who was previously at Peter Luger’s, selects the beef in a dry-aged box in-house. Expect minimal, romantic décor and elegant Sinatra songs playing through the night.  
  • Club A Steakhouse
Owner Bruno Selimaj created the perfect combination of a traditional steakhouse and a modern NYC restaurant and had it reflected on the menu and in the decor. Executive chef, Jean Christophe Villard, delivers an unforgettable meal with a delicious dry aged Porterhouse steak or Atlantic blue fin tuna. Make sure to visit the second-floor piano lounge after your meal for live music every night.
  • Smith & Wollensky
Since 1977, this iconic Steakhouse has been the expert in the dry-aging process. Expect a 24-pound prime rib that’s cut into 26-ounce cuts. The drippings are clarified and cut with thyme, mirepoix, bay leaves and veal stock—and then poured over the prime rib. In case your mouth isn’t already watering, know that this steak has also been dry-aged for 18 days (which is really hard to find with prime rib).
  • Atlas Steakhouse
Brooklyn’s newest steakhouse to take over the NYC dining scene. Expect all steaks to be cut at Atlas’s butcher shop and dry-aged in-house. The best part? This chophouse is well known for having the best five-star service and most affordable prices among the city’s top steakhouses.
  • Strip House
  This iconic New York restaurant feels like the perfect amount of luxurious. With glamorous pin-ups on the walls and sexy red furniture, you’ll feel like you stepped into an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Make sure to order the New York Strip, it’ll come to your table still hot and sizzling and perfectly seasoned. Pro Tip: Save room for dessert because, trust us, you can’t leave without indulging in their famous 24-layer cake.
  • Quality Meats
  If you’re looking for an impressive atmosphere, this is your place. With a warm, modern take on industrial décor—you’ll find everything from meat hooks on the lights to wooden butcher blocks to exposed brick. Plus, Craig Koketsu, Quality Meat’s extremely talented chef, not only makes the perfect steak but also reinvents some of your favorite dishes in a completely genius way. Our top pick? Gnocchi and cheese—let’s just say it’s way better than your typical box of mac n’ cheese.   Ready for a night out at one of these NYC top spots? Come visit us at Atlas Steakhouse for an unforgettable dining experience and the top-rated steak that we’re known for.
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