5/21/2012 04:34:00 PM

The 12 Best Steakhouses in New York

Porterhouse for two at BLT Prime
With grilling season coming up, we bet you're starting to think of all the big hunks of meat you're going to fire up. Or, maybe, the thought of grilling a steak is just too much work for you. Well, that's fine, because New York City is full of steakhouses that will fulfill your most carnivorous desires. Check out our list of the city's best steakhouses from our New York City Restaurants guide, and see if your favorite meat purveyor made the list.

29 comments :

  1. Not having Smith & Wollensky on here is a travesty.

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    1. Absolutely - the Mother Ship of all steakhouses!!!!

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    2. No S&W?? Someone missed the boat.

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    3. S&W has morphed into absolute crap. I have had 3 bad experience, not with service but with the food and that's a little too much with a steakhouse that proclaims to be the cathedral for steak lovers

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    4. S&W is terrible...soooo many other places I'd rather go

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    5. Yes - S&W was total crap last time I went there. Definitely doesn't deserve to be on this list.

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  2. Mark Joseph's is every bit as good as any of the Wolfgang's locations and better than Sparks as well.

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  3. No Primehouse anywhere? But Mortons?

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  4. How can you not include the original Smith & Wollensky on Third Avenue in Manhattan in this ranking? I am looking at their front door from my office window as I write this comment, and eat there often for lunch & dinner. The bone in rib eye is the best steak I have ever had anywhere in the US in my entire life. I wish that this ranking could be amended, as this is a severe oversight.

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  5. Looks like the picture you are using for WOlfgangs is actually Del Frisco's...

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  6. I'd "like to know" if "Mr. Mulcahy" could have "written" this "article" if the "quotation mark" key on his "keyboard" weren't "functioning properly".

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  7. Smith and Wolensky's is a has been that quality has suffered. I am surprised Gallaghers and Bobby Vans are not on the list!!

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  8. can't believe #1 is peter luger's: not only the worst steaks of the bunch, but the worst value too. duh

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    1. Couldn't agree more. The place is highly overrated, and the wait staff are rude and proud of it. I've been there a few times each time, been stunned by how boldly cocky and condescending they are. It ruins the rest of the quickly fading experience the place has to offer. Only people still going are tourists and high rollers who care more that they at at Peter Lugers than that they had a good steak.

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  9. These are the true leaders as Steakhouses from someone that knows not some writer that thinks they know;

    Peter Luger - They pick out their own meat....so every piece of meat is hand selected by the owners only..
    Keens- Picks most of their own meat
    Wolfgangs- Luger rejects that think they know the meat business
    Smith & Wollensky NYC- Tough meat steward that knows some meat
    Benjamins- same Luger rejects
    Old Homestead- another meat maven that thinks he knows meat
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    Mortons
    Palm Steakhouse
    Ruth's Chris
    are all chain restaurants that purchase on a yearly basis have no idea what they get most of them get Holstein cattle not Steers that the rest get

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    1. Too bad they don't work as hard picking their own waiters. I've gone by myself and I've been invited twice by people talking the place up, and in each time, the service was abysmal. In fact, the two times I was invited, the person inviting me felt compelled to apologize. The place is for chumps. If it was take out, your review would be worth something, but given that you have to sit there and be treated like you're lucky rather than paying for the service, it is not.

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  10. Quality meats is the best. Period! Its owned by s and w and has the great meat but also the great atmosphere

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  11. Why isn't Ben Benson's listed? That restaurant is for serious steak eaters and not for the "branding generation."

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  12. Ben Benson's may be leaving us, but , it is still one of the best out there. Who is this guy Mulcahy?

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  13. Mark Joseph's is every bit as good as any of the Wolfgang's locations and better than Sparks as well.

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  14. Interesting. I agree with some of these but not others. Certainly not Lugers. Check out Johnny Prime's reviews for really in depth reviews of most of the city's best joints. From what I understand it is a work in progress.

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  15. I'm to visit NYC in coming week, i heard about some of these steakhouses but not all. Can someone rate them. I want to visit one near NY airport.

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    1. > I want to visit one near NY airport.

      Ruby Tuesday's? :-)

      Seriously?

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  16. I have tried quite a few of these steakhouses in new york. One of the steakhouse that I had fun eating was Delmonico's near wall street.

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  17. Where is Ben and Jack's????? Where is Angelo and Maxi's???? This list is OBVIOUSLY comprised of those who purchased their way in...

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  18. S & W had its time, but my choice for Old School is Knickerbocker, Greenwich Village

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    1. I have yet to try S & W, but Knickerbocker I would agree was great. Incoming this weekend trying to figure out what steak house to try this time. Lugers, eh... not what I thought, agreed rude waiters.. why?

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  19. I would of never rated Peter Luger's as No. 1, the waiters are rude, the steak is cooked the way the chef likes it, not the way you request it and the decor leaves alot to be desired. Morton's & S&W are tops in my book.

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