Discussion in 'New York Rangers' started by Chief Ranger, May 12, 2017.
It was always overrated.
Haven't been to Peter Luger's in a long time--but my family used to go about once a year. The steak was always good.
On the other hand, Gage and Tollner's is about to re-open. It's a beautiful place. Hopefully, the food will make it worthwhile to go more than once.
Going to New York in a weeks time...
Any tips on a good not too cheap but not to expencive steakhouse near MSG ?
Thanks, see you there for the Black Friday game.
I agree, only to the extent that it was continually praised as being so much better than NYC’s many fine steakhouses, which was always a crock. That said, it was pretty freakin’ fantastic in the ‘90s. But it had already lost some of its specialness by the early ‘00s.
My favorite in recent years has bee the Smith & Wollensky Grill. NYC steakhouse food without the pretentiousness.
I'm not suggesting it is bad. But I don't think it is so good that it's worth the other hassles (getting there, cash only, mediocre staff). To me there are and have always been better steak houses.
Give me Keen's.
Take the advice of the two posters above me and go to Keen's. It's worth the price and not far from MSG.
As old school as it gets. I always get the mutton when there.
For me, the best steak on the island is actually Wolfgang's. But only at the original spot on 33rd & Park.
Most underrated steak in NY and one of the best? St. Anslem in Williamsburg.
You will not go wrong at Keen's (and make sure you examine the names on the pipes). I would, however, go to Wolfgang's. Make sure you have the bacon at either place.
Oh, when swimming in those waters, there is no such thing as a not too expensive steakhouse in NY.
I never order steak at a restaurant unless it is a steakhouse. My favorite by far is delmonico's in las Vegas (I used to work next to the delmonicos downtown but the similarties stop at the name IMO). It doesn't hurt that they have the giant book of whiskey to go along with it - I've sampled many a fine dram from it. The only downside is that the waiters aren't always too well versed in its contents. I can't compare to Keens as I've never been there. I will have to try it one time before a ranger playoff game.
Essentially, I am the same way. If I am going to have a steak, then it should be at a place that is known for them. And when at a steakhouse, I am not the type to order the salmon.
Another excellent steak in NY can be found in M.Wells in LIC.
I made the mistake of ordering chicken at a steakhouse once in my life, 20+ years ago. Never again.
If you like to drink whiskey with your steak this is a nice article.
The Best Steakhouse Whiskey Collections in the United States | The Manual
Would recommend Keens as well, although not all that familiar with the area since the mid-2000's.
It's accurate. The place has always been about no frills wait staff - curt old men with bloody aprons, very very much like the soup nazi. It's a type of "we're doing you a favor for paying us $100" attitude that eventually seeped onto the kitchen side and now it's not just the service that sucks it's also the food that's a complete rip off. The place is full of tourists now, it only survives on its past reputation.
You can’t go wrong with Keens. And there really is no “not too expensive”. Uncle Jacks is also near the Garden on Ninth between 34 and 35.
Keens is excellent, but my go to meat place now is a Brazilian Rodizio, Churrascaria Plataforma. Oh my god what a f'n orgy of food it's my favorite restaurant in the entire city
Mutton all day! Every day!
There is no "too expensive". We are in NYC. Everything is absurdly expensive. Cheapest steak is probably at the Dallas BBQ.
The love of rodizio's has left me a while ago.
Almost every steakhouse houses business dinners. I will say that the two most innovative steak houses are M.Wells and Cote. The latter is sort of a Korean bbq concept wedded to a steak house. It is great and does not feel like you are sitting at Del Friscco's.
The steak omakase at Cote is my favorite meal in the city right now. Highly recommend it.
We usually go with the Butcher Board.
Been meaning to try Cote. Also St. Anselm. I make a damn good steak at home so I avoid the restaurant markup unless it's really worth it. If I'm craving red meat out, it's usually in the form of a burger or Korean BBQ.
Best burgers for the buck I've had are:
2. Paul's Da Burger Joint
3. Raoul's off-menu bar burger
When at a steak house, I usually have work dinners to attend. Usually everyone can find something to eat.
Top steakhouses that do not feel like steakhouses (and you can eat things other than steak):
Beatrice Inn (is it a real steakhouse though?)
Best burgers....wow....how far does the scale go? Top 7:
And a special shout out to Royale...no frills but great.
Technically about Westchester/Rockland but this seems like the best place for it:
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