The first of steakhouses were seen in the United States late in the 19th century evolving from bars and inns. A steakhouse or chophouse is a place that sells beautiful cuts of meat, smoked/grilled/seared to perfection! New York City is no stranger to these and has some of the country’s most modern as well as the most old-school steakhouses!
A good steak is not necessarily the most expensive one and only a few places hold the delectable secrets of making it. If you’re craving one, there’s no need to catch the next bus to DC or Philadelphia to find the perfect cut, just walk into one of these!
Here’s a list of some of the best steakhouses in New York City:
1. Peter Luger
178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
This steakhouse has such a unique vibe that many have tried to duplicate it but all have failed to capture the essence completely. We dot know if its the beautiful walls, the wooden floors, the well-dressed waitresses or the beer-hall ambiance that sets it apart but it’s charming in its own little way. Try the porterhouse for two, 36 ounces of prime beef that is good for all your senses and your soul.
2. Keens Steakhouse
72 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
Imagine dining at a restaurant Teddy Roosevelt was a regular at! You might not get the same cutlery that he might have used but the taste is unbeaten. Keens has stood tall for the past 130 years and the sirloin and porterhouse remain one of the best in the city!
3. Old Homestead Steakhouse
56 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
Speaking of standing the test of time Old Homestead has been around since 1868. It used to be a dockworker’s chophouse but now is a lively venue that caters mostly to the chill, food appreciative New York crowd. The crowd comes in for the seasoned prime rib and the strip steaks.