Steak for Two

Steak for Two

A testosterone-fueled play like Orphans demands a steak afterward. That was my logic when I steered my companion and me to Angus’ Café and Bistro after Orphans’ Tuesday preview. Angus’, formerly known as Angus McIndoe, serves what is arguably the best bargain in the Theater District: a 38-oz. porterhouse T-bone for two, prix fixe at either $79 or $99. The “Standard” ($79) includes a choice of three sides; the “McIndoe” ($99) adds salad and dessert to the three sides. BOTH come with unlimited wine when you dine after 8 p.m. What’s not to like? Just don’t expect Château Lafite-Rothschild. Vino Collapso (house plonk) does the job nicely: The red is a full-bodied and fruity tongue loosener. Not being into self-denial, we put down 99 bucks and feasted on a slab of beef that was nicely charred and flavorful, great chunks of ratatouille, creamy mac ’n’ cheese, a cheesy twice-baked potato and an apple-cherry crumble that had us screaming for more. Angus’ is a real theater hangout, whose original backers, it is said, included Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Mel Brooks and Harvey Weinstein. When Lane starred in The Producers at the St. James next door, he ruled the roost. His presence persists, even though he’s across Broadway in The Nance at the Lyceum: On your way to or from Angus’ loo, check out the oil painting of Lane in the rear dining room. For convenience’s sake, Angus’ is directly across the street from The Phantom of the Opera and down the block from Rock of Ages, Lucky Guy and Matilda The Musical. Now, how do you like your steak?

» Angus' Cafe and Bistro, 258 W. 48th St., btw Broadway & Eighth Ave., 212.221.9222