Top NYC Steakhouses

Top NYC Steakhouses

Sure veggies are nice, but sometimes meat can’t be beat. Hungry New Yorkers and big-city visitors can satisfy their carnivorous cravings at one of these top steakhouses!

For great steaks in bustling Midtown—near area attractions such as Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall, head to Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House. With a prime location on Sixth Avenue, the three-story restaurant features floor-to-ceiling windows offering awe-inspiring views of its surroundings. On the food front, hungry visitors—decked out in their business casual best—will find a menu teeming with mouthwatering morsels such as the hearty Prime Shaved Steak sandwich with au jus and horseradish sauce on the lunch menu (with plenty of knife-and-fork offers of filet mignon, veal porterhouse and prime ribeye making a prominent appearance) and dinnertime selections such as succulent Lamb, Veal Tomahawk Chop and Wagyu Longbone. The destination also has a wine list of more than 1,200 selections.

In Midtown East, Charlie Palmer Steak NY pulls out all the stops, offering perfectly prepared steaks, chops, and modern seafood dishes using ingredients from small, artisan producers (think melt-in-your-mouth American Wagyu from family-owned Snake River Farms). In the elegant eatery, guests can enjoy several raw bar selections, plus bone-on ribeye and porterhouse for two—with fancy add-ons like sautéed foie gras, lobster tail, king crab and blue cheese available.

Also in Midtown East, Chef Arturo McLeod serves up all the steak basics dry-aged on-site at the tried-and-true classic chophouse Benjamin Steakhouse. The famed destination, which recently received top ratings from Zagat, features heavenly selections like rack of lamb, veal chops—double thick and extra heavy cut, filet mignon, plus tons of seafood and plenty of potatoes—whether you prefer yours in the home fries, mashed potato, cottage fries, steak fries or jumbo baked potato version, the folks at Benjamin have you covered. 

Fans of steak and old-fashioned smoking pipes will find both at Keens Steakhouse. The Midtown West restaurant owns the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world, which adorn the ceiling of the venerable outpost, which dates back to the late 19th century. After enjoying a few appetizers like thick-cut smoked bacon and Maryland crab cakes, foodies can dig into entrées such as the restaurant’s legendary mutton chop and prime T-bone steak, or keep it (a bit) light with the roasted buttermilk chicken.

The expansive Sparks Steak House—not far from Grand Central Terminal and the United Nations complex—has been family owned since its inception in the 1960s. Today, folks can feast on USDA Prime sirloin steaks—including medallions of beef served with bordelaise sauce and fresh mushrooms; sliced steak with sautéed onion and peppers; beef scaloppini, featuring a thick slice of filet mignon, with peppers and mushrooms; and steak fromage, topped with Roquefort cheese—plus fresh seafood (think favorites like shrimp cocktail and baked clams), large live lobsters, fresh veggies and more.

Pictured: Benjamin Steakhouse



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