Best Steakhouse in New York

New York Steak

Looking for the best steakhouse in New York? There are several restaurants where you can enjoy a good steak. Head to a fancy steakhouse for a romantic night out or to an old-fashioned restaurant for an authentic experience. Don’t forget to think about how you like to eat your steak before you go! Below are my tips for the best steak in NYC.

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    This historic restaurant opened its doors in 1837 at the location in the Financial District where you can still find it today. It was therefore the first fine-dining restaurant in the country. Over the years, the chefs refined the menu and the restaurant became known for the Delmonico Steak, which is still available on the menu! Another dish Delmonico’s is famous for is their Baked Alaska dessert. Definitely worth a try.

    Eric’s Tip: “Delmonico’s is not just a great place for dinner; I also like to go there for lunch. If you want to enjoy a good steak, but do not want to break the bank, head there for lunch and order the Steak Frites. Although this steak is smaller than the dinner option, the quality is just as good. You’ll have the same experience but for a better price. You might even spot some business deals being made. Afterwards, you can walk off the steak with my Downtown Manhattan walking route.”
    Best Steakhouse in New York - Delmonicos
  2. Peter Luger in Brooklyn

    Peter Luger is THE steakhouse in New York and it is known for serving the best steak in town. Located in Brooklyn, it is a bit of an unadorned “raw” restaurant, it’s staff are mostly local tough guys. The steaks are expensive but great. It is not without reason that the restaurant is one of my favourites.

    Best Steakhouse in New York Peter Luger Best Steakhouse in New York Peter Luger Steak

  3. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

    On Park Avenue, in the former dining room of the Vanderbilt Hotel, you will find Wolfgang’s Steakhouse. With its vaulted, tiled ceiling, it’s worth dining here just because of its interior design, not to mention the delicious steaks Wolfgang’s has on the menu. The restaurant has been around for four decades, so they now know very well how to serve a perfect steak. Besides their restaurant on Park Avenue, they have a few other locations in New York.

    New York Steak - Wolfgangs Steakhouse

  4. Strip House

    Those who like to accompany their steak with a good cocktail can go to Strip House. This restaurant has several locations in New York and the cocktail menu is as good as the dinner menu. Here you will experience a real fancy New York evening!

    Eric’s Tip: “What makes dinner at Strip House special is that this restaurant is also a place for going out. Preferably dine here on a Friday or Saturday evening, when the atmosphere is optimal. The steak is equally expensive every night, but on these days you have a lot more value for money in terms of experience.”
  5. Smith and Wollensky

    For a good steak in an impressive restaurant, go to Smith and Wollensky. You can easily pay US $ 70 for your dish here as well, but you also get something worth the price! Smith and Wollensky serve a great dry-aged steak and the restaurant itself in Midtown East has a nice, slightly old-fashioned atmosphere.

    Best Steakhouse in New York Smith and Wollensky

    Eric’s Tip: “Do you find the above options a bit too fancy or pricey? Then you can also go to one of the chains in New York for your steak. For example, TGI Fridays serves good steak and you will find them in several places in (especially Midtown) Manhattan.”

Types of Steak in New York

Before you set a course for a steak restaurant, it is of course useful if you know exactly what you want to order. There are different types of meat and different preparation methods. These are the main differences:

  • Rare, medium, well-done: fried briefly, medium fried, well-cooked
  • T-bone steak: steak with T-shaped bone and an edge of fat
  • Prime cut: premium quality, marbled
  • New York cut: rump steak, coming from above the rib
  • Sirloin: New York cut with rib
  • Tenderloin: fillet


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