New York City is known for its steakhouses. Throughout the city, there are joints where you can find a quality porterhouse, ribeye, fillet or even prime rib. From the old classics to the more modern steakhouses that keep popping up, getting your steak fix is as easy as 1-2-3 when living in a StuyTown 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, or 3 bedroom apartment in NYC.
Bowery Meat Company is a glitzy modern steakhouse that opened in the East Village in 2014. The menu offers the usual steakhouse fare in addition to modern takes, like the “Bowery Steak” served with salsa verde and whipped potato, or duck lasagna. Starters and sides include patatas bravas, crispy polenta and salmon sashimi. In addition Bowery Meat serves top-notch pasta dishes and oysters.
Strip House is a fine dining chain of steakhouses. The décor features dim lighting, red leather banquettes, a red carpet, and old-school burlesque photos on the walls. The strip steak (unsurprisingly) and dry-aged ribeye are the most popular choices. The sides are off the charts with goose-fat potatoes, and black truffle creamed spinach. They also offer a couple non-traditional dishes like pommes dauphine and smoked short rib ravioli.
BLT Prime is another high-end chain. Highlights include complimentary popovers – large, buttery, airy hollow rolls – served at the beginning of the meal. The dinner menu is vast, featuring house dry-aged steaks in six cuts, including a porterhouse for two, New York strip, filet and three Kobe options. The sides are equally good and include creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and french fries.
4 Charles Prime Rib is an underground West Village steakhouse that focuses on its beef, richly topped burgers, and elaborate sundaes. The restaurant was opened by Brendan Sodikoff, the Chicago restaurateur who is responsible for that city’s most famous burger joint, Au Cheval. Some other dishes include thick-cut bacon, brussels sprouts, cheddar baked potato and cacio pepe carbonara. The wood-paneled dining room boasts only 10 tables, making it hard to score a reservation, but definitely worth it!
Sammy’s Roumanian has been serving classic Jewish food since 1975 from a basement dining room decorated with business cards, photos of patrons and souvenirs. At Sammy’s, every night is a party that requires old school music, the hora, and vodka frozen into blocks of ice. A signature dish is the Romanian tenderloin, a steak with minced garlic and served in a portion that is too large for its plate. The potato latkes are a must-order side dish as are the chopped liver and the stuffed cabbage.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Park Avenue is an upscale chophouse chain that serves dry-aged steaks, seafood and wine, in an elegant setting. The founder, Wolfgang Zwiener, was headwaiter at Peter Luger. The Park Avenue location is the flagship and will appeal to the most sophisticated diners thanks to its atmosphere, expanded menu, and professional service.
Frequenting any of these indulgent steakhouses doesn’t need to be a fuss when you live in a conveniently located StuyTown apartment.