Planning and getting ready for a steak dinner can be exciting. There’s the expectation to be waited on and enjoy a succulent steak made to your liking. Not all steakhouses have an explicit dress code, but usually guests, more often than not, choose to look their best for their fine dining plans.
Bachelor parties, business celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries are all events that call for a steak dinner. With “affordable” steak dinner prices beginning at $30, of course many save these high-end dinners for any special occasion.
There are plenty of steakhouses that claim to serve the best steaks in the area, but when there’s only of one of its kind, a specialty restaurant holds more prestige over its chain-restaurant counterparts. And these high end, one-of-a-kind steakhouses go where the money is – big cities.
And New York City is no exception, the densely populated metropolis steeped in cultural history is home to many steakhouses worthy of Michelin stars. Here are three of New York City’s best steakhouses that you must try:
72 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
Described as one of Manhattan’s time capsules, Keens Steakhouse earns its spot on the best steakhouses in NYC for its history and iconic mutton chops. Opened in 1885 by Albert Keen, Keens houses a collection of over 50 000 churchwarden pipes with many notable owners such as Babe Ruth, Albert Einstein, and Theodore Roosevelt. It was a gentlemen-only establishment until 1905 when King Edward of England’s lover, Lillie Langtry, took Keens to court to fight for women’s right to enter Keens and won. Step into “old New York” at Keens for a historically delicious steak dinner.
Strip House Downtown
13 E 12th St New York, NY 10003
When you enter the sultry, dark, red dining room of Strip House Downtown, you automatically feel prepared for an amazing fine dining experience. A privately owned chain, Strip House first opened in 2000 in New York City and steadily gained enough popularity to open in three more cities. Strip House offers smaller rooms for private events and patrons can be at ease knowing that all of their needs will be met. Definitely leave room after your meal for the famed 24-Layer Chocolate Cake.
4 Charles Prime Rib
3004, 4 Charles St, New York, NY 10014
If you can snag a reservation or a table at 4 Charles, consider yourself lucky. Reservations are opened 30 days in advance and disappear quickly and without one, you might have to wait until after 10 PM to get a seat. Brendan Sodikoff of Chicago’s Au Cheval, introduced Manhattan to 4 Charles, an intimate supper club in the West Village. 4 Charles offers guests a place to enjoy excellently prepared prime rib, cocktails, and dessert.
Steaks, Steaks, Steaks
If you’re a native New Yorker or a visiting tourist, you should try these steakhouses – not just for the pricey steak, but also to lounge somewhere like 4 Charles until the wee hours of a night in New York City. Prepare your stomach and your camera for a steak dinner you won’t forget.