9 Best Steak Houses In NYC - Updated 2021

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Rob
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New York City is known for its spectacular steakhouses. Meat lovers and carnivores from all over the globe have been coming to New York for decades looking for the finest cuts of beef and the most succulent and juicy steaks. You will know what heaven is truly like when you enjoy a perfectly cooked New York strip with a nice glass of bourbon. The next time you visit the Big Apple, book a hotel with a rooftop pool or a vacation rental near Central Park, and make sure you stop at one of the wonderful steakhouses. You will be so glad you did.

1. Keens Steakhouse

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The best dish at Keens isn’t actually steak at all. Rather, it’s lamb. Keens is an institution in New York. It has been around since 1885, and patrons have enjoyed the world famous “mutton chops” for decades. You should also try the New York strip steak, and be sure to pair it with a side of thick cut bacon.

Keens Steakhouse

Address: 72 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018

Website: Keens Steakhouse

2. Peter Luger

Peter Luger Steak House (Brooklyn, New York)
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Peter Luger is so old fashioned that they only take cash, so make sure you have a few crisp Benjamins before you sit down at this historic eatery. The meat is perfectly dry aged, and when you take a bit of the juicy steak you will certainly be in heaven. The burgers, which are served at lunch, and prime rib are extremely good here as well.

Peter Luger

Address: Two locations: 178 Broadway Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211; and 255 Northern Blvd. Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y. 11021

Website: Peter Luger

3. Wolfgang's Steakhouse

Wolfgang's Steakhouse
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This swanky Park Avenue steakhouse is owned by the former headwaiter of Peter Luger’s and his years in training certainly paid off because the beef here is unparalleled. The flagship steakhouse is on Park Avenue, but it has since expanded to numerous other locations in NYC and beyond. A rib eye steak is a very modest 54 USD, and if that won’t fill you up you can order some fresh oysters beforehand. If you’re dining in the Park Avenue location, you’ll easily be able to access some of the hippest dive bars after your meal.

Wolfgang's Steakhouse

Address: 4 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Website: Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

4. K Rico Steakhouse

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K Rico is Argentina by way of New York City. This South American style steakhouse offers a unique flair that makes it different from the classic steakhouses in NYC. A skirt steak may be an inexpensive cut of beef, but the chefs at K Rico liven it up with a chimichurri sauce. Of course, you can get rib eyes and New York strips here, too. Appetizers? Well, these have a South American flair as well. You can partake in ceviche or sautéed yuca. After a filling meal, take a walk around 9th Avenue and explore Central Park to look at its fountains.

K Rico Steakhouse

Address: 772 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Website: K Rico Steakhouse

5. Sparks Steakhouse

Sparks Steak House (Manhattan, New York)
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Sparks Steakhouse has been going strong since 1966, and it has already earned itself quite a pedigree. The large selection of wines means you can find the perfect pairing to your filet mignon or sirloin steak. If surf and turf is your thing then be prepared for delight because you can get a 5 ½ pound lobster, too. The restaurant has an infamous side, too. In 1985 the heads of the Gambino crime family were gunned down in front of the steakhouse.

Sparks Steakhouse

Address: 210 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

Website: Sparks Steakhouse

6. Benjamin Steakhouse

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Benjamin Steakhouse is fairly new compared to many of the high end steakhouses on this list, but despite being open for just a decade it has already earned itself a stellar reputation. The finest cuts of beef, veal and lamb are chef selected, and the steaks are dry aged in Benjamin’s own aging box. The aging process heightens the intensity of the flavor and it reaches a pinnacle before it is cooked to perfection.

Benjamin Steakhouse

Address: 52 E 41st Street, New York, NY, 10017

Website: Benjamin Steakhouse

7. M. Wells Steakhouse

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M. Wells is the antithesis to the legendary steakhouses like Peter Luger and Keens. Those places are old fashioned while M. Wells is hip and cool. There’s a New York Strip steak - sounds old fashioned doesn’t it? Well, that New York Strip steak is given an edge and a Canadian and Korean twist thanks to a maple bulgogi rub. It pairs nicely with a cider or a unique cocktail.

M. Wells Steakhouse

Address: 43-15 Crescent Street, Long Island City, New York 11101

Website: M. Wells Steakhouse

8. Minetta Tavern

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Minetta Tavern has been a staple of Greenwich Village all the way back to 1937, and there’s a reason it’s still as popular as ever. You’ll find classics steakhouse fare on the menus like roasted bone marrow and steak frites. A classic cocktail like a negroni or a nice glass of wine from the extensive collection will go well with your steak.

Minetta Tavern

Address: 113 MacDougal St, NYC 10012

Website: Minetta Tavern

9. Strip House

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The Strip House specializes in high quality meat and seafood. You can enjoy raw bar items like oysters and little neck clams before you partake in a mouthwatering porterhouse. There’s also a speakeasy location that is hip and intimate. After indulging on delicious food, head to one of NYC’s juice bars for a refreshing end to your meal.

Strip House

Address: Three locations: 13 East 12th Street New York, NY 10003; 11 East 12th Street New York, NY 10003; 15 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

Website: Strip House

NYC is beef lover's paradise

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New York is home to countless steakhouses that serve up the highest quality USDA prime beef. An old-style eatery like Keens is a throwback to the golden age of NYC when the streets seemed like they were paved in gold. New and hip steakhouses are popping up in Brooklyn and Long Island, so there is always a new taste around the corner. Go on a food tour and try one of these restaurants the next time you are in NYC.

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Rob Cramer is a Canadian writer and travel enthusiast who loves to sample exotic food from all over the world. He spends most of his time traveling throughout Asia sampling bizarre delicacies like...Read more

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