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NYC’s 10 Best Steakhouses For Prime Cuts, Surf ‘N Turf And More

February 27, 2017 9:10 AM

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(credit: Reserve Cut)

Nothing beats a good steak dinner. We’ve narrowed down the best places to sit down and enjoy your favorite cut of meat –with all of the sides, of course. By Carly Petrone.

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(credit: Carly Petrone)

American Cut

Multiple Locations

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Chef and partner Marc Forgione opened up another branch of his popular Tribeca steakhouse in the heart of Midtown so everyone can enjoy this deco-inspired restaurant. Nosh on signature dishes like the chili lobster, the “OG” 1924 Hotel Caesar salad, and the 42 oz. tomahawk rib-eye. Their Midtown location also offers lunch service, which includes a three-course prix-fixe as well as a wide selection of a la carte offerings. Visit their website here.

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(credit: Carly Petrone)

Davio’s Italian Steakhouse

447 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY
212-661-4810

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Davio’s Italian Steakhouse offers steak, seafood and fresh pastas with Northern Italian flair. Enjoy your choice of steak — ranging from prime flat iron to prime long bone rib-eye — and try not to fill up on their fluffy popovers before the main dish arrives. Plus, their bakery is churning out homemade breads, desserts, ice creams and sorbets that will definitely have you coming back for more.

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(credit: Keens Steakhouse)

Keens Steakhouse

72 W. 36th St.
New York, NY 10018

It doesn’t get much more iconic then dining at Keens Steakhouse. This restaurant has been around since 1885 and — fun fact — also owns the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world. Grab a seat at the pub and enjoy a beer paired with their infamous mutton chops, or make a reservation and start your meal off with a selection from their raw bar. Cut up an iceberg lettuce wedge salad before moving onto your choice of steak and meats. Pick out a prime filet mignon with au Poivre, Bearnaise, mushroom, or red wine sauce; or split a prime porterhouse for two. Sides include everything from Keen’s creamed or sauteed spinach,  to boiled baby potatoes with parsley and butter. Save room for dessert – their family carrot cake and coffee cantata are house favorites.

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(credit: Reserve Cut)

Reserve Cut

40 Broad St.
New York, NY

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If you’re looking for a delicious kosher option, head over to Reserve Cut, located inside the Setai Wall Street in the Financial District. Owner Albert Allaham comes from a lineage of butchers, so you know you’re getting a perfect cut of meat when you dine here. Chef Marco Arnold is busy serving up an exotic menu that fuses land and sea together by offering more than 10 types of prime cut steaks as well as fresh sushi. Make sure to check out their hefty kosher wine collection that is beautifully on display near the lounge area. A nice glass of red wine with a juicy steak? It doesn’t get much better than that.

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(credit: Facebook/MastrosNYC)

Mastro’s Steakhouse

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

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Gear up for a decadent meal at Mastro’s Steakhouse. Their appetizer menu is a seafood lover’s dream, filled with chilled crab legs and claws, oysters, sauteed sea scallops, and seared Ahi tuna. As for their steak selection, the smallest cut of beef is the 6 oz. petite filet, while the largest is a 48 oz. double-cut porterhouse. Don’t forget the sides — like twice baked potatoes, Gorgonzola mac and cheese, and Alaska king crab black truffle gnocchi. Looking for a gluten-free option? They have an entire cocktail menu dedicated to GF drinks like the “Cha-Cha-Cha –” Patron XO Café and Rumchata shaken cold and served up. Finish off your meal with a sweet treat, like their signature warm butter cake or pecan pie a la mode.

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(credit: Empire Steak House)

Empire Steak House

237 W. 54th St.
New York, NY
212-586-9700

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If you’re in the mood for an awesome lunch special, then head over to Empire Steak House for an elegant meal, with a special prix-fixe deal which includes an appetizer, entree, soup and salad for only $32.95. If you don’t want to opt for the prix-fixe options, you can also check out their regular lunch menu and full dinner options.

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(credit: Facebook/MaxwellsChophouse)

Maxwell’s Chophouse

1184 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
212-481-1184

Maxwell’s Chophouse is owned and operated by mother-daughter team Babette Haddad and Melissa Haddad Malaga. This contemporary steakhouse can seat up to 126 people and boasts a private dining room tucked away in the back of the restaurant. Guests can enjoy everything from USDA prime-grade steaks and chops. Wash it all down with a beautiful cocktail — the duck-fat infused “Duck, Duck, Goose” cocktail is certainly a memorable option.

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(credit: Royal 35 Steakhouse)

Royal 35 Steakhouse

1 E. 35th St.
New York, NY 10016

Executive Chef Joseph Paulino is busy serving up a delicious menu at Royal 35 Steakhouse. This authentic New York City steakhouse is both sophisticated and upscale, boasting a number of signature items, like sizzling steaks and their Double Porterhouse Steak for two. This 5,000 square foot restaurant features a 130-seat dining room, bar, and upper level private dining room that overlooks the ground floor. Come see it for yourself.

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(credit: Carly Petrone)

Greenwich Steakhouse

62 Greenwich Ave.
New York, NY 10011
212-553-5000

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After an impressive run as Executive Chef of Smith & Wollensky, Victor Chavez decided to open up his very first restaurant. Greenwich Steakhouse opened up its doors in Feb. 2017 and offers the diner quite a unique experience. The bar on the ground floor offers a wide range of cocktails and plenty of bubbly, while the second floor dining area is welcoming and comfortable, thanks to its cozy fireplace and elegant white-tiled ceiling. The third floor offers a more private dining area, with plenty of dark wood and walls lined with hundreds of bottles of wine.

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(credit: Carly Petrone)

Benjamin Steakhouse Prime

23 E. 40th St.
New York, NY 10017

Benjamin Steakhouse Prime may be 10,000 square feet, but it feels intimate, thanks to its unique upper level seating with wall dividers that can be arranged according to the size of your dinner party. Their menu doesn’t disappoint, with incredible starters like their enormous Canadian bacon slabs, grilled oysters and scallops on the half shell, and signature tartare duo. The rack of lamb and surf & turf are two standouts not to be missed.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.

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