Yep. I love meat. I know it’s becoming less popular, but at the end of the day, I just really love it. I realize there are many amazing vegetarian options, but Lord knows, I can’t resist a good steak! Below you find some of my favorite Steakhouses in Manhattan, and if you’re a carnivore like me, don’t miss these spots!
Del Friscos has several locations all around the country, and are considered upscale. Even though, let’s face it, I can’t think of even one steakhouse that is not upscale on some level. Because you want the best of the best, and that’s what you get at Del Frisco’s. When my friends visited from Germany, of course we went for a good old steak, and couldn’t think of a better place than Del Frisco’s Double Eagle location on 49th Street and 6th Avenue. All I wanted was the Filet Mignon and some of that amazing creamed spinach with egg, bacon, mushrooms and cheddar. That spinach itself is worth a trip! My friend Anna went with the Sesame-Seared Tuna with a soy ginger glaze and wasabi cream. The “kids” (they’re over 21, I don’t know why we still call them kids), ordered the Prime Ribeye with potatoes. Do I have to tell you how amazing it all was? Well, yes, it was. In my pictures I’m also including one of the Cheesesteak Eggrolls (which I had on a separate visit). They’re just fantastic….
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Wolfgang’s is also located all over the country, while my favorite location is on 41st Street close to 9th Avenue. I love the sleekness of this particular restaurant. But whichever one you choose, you will be hard pressed to be disappointed. The owner, Wolfgang Zwiener, was a server at Peter Luger’s famous Steakhouse, until his grown children bought him his first steakhouse, and he never looked back. He now has numerous locations, and he delivers first class food and atmosphere in all of them. When I met up with a coworker to talk shop, we ordered the Porterhouse Steak for two with creamed spinach and German potatoes. Oh and did I forget to mention the thick slab of Canadian Bacon that I indulged in while I was waiting? This will be hands down some of the best steak you will ever have. Don’t miss it!
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Strip House Speakeasy
The Strip House Speakeasy is located right next to original Striphouse on 12th Street, and if you think Striphouse sounds iffy, then be prepared for it to also look iffy! At a glance you might think you are entering a strip club, but then the only strip they’re referring to is a strip steak. The speakeasy is almost at a basement level, it’s dimly lit and as different as can be when it comes to steakhouses. I went with a friend during Restaurant Week, and we got not only an amazing deal, but of course also amazing food. Our choices were Salmon Tartare with Avocado Butter, Black Tobiko, Caviar, Mustard Miso Emulsion and Prawn Chips. A-ma-zing. My friend had the Fire Roasted Tomato and Artichoke Soup with a Brioche and Gruyere Grilled Cheese, which was delicious and adorable. Our entrees were a Dry-Aged Strip Steak with Smoked Pommes Puree, Brussels sprouts, Port Wine-Foie Gras Emulsion (hello, amazing), and a Char Grilled Wagyu Burger with Bacon Onion Jam, Fromage D’Affinois, and Truffle Aioli, which turned out to be one of the best burgers I eve ate. Desserts were a Cinnamon Apple Strudel and a Mason Jar with Banana Cream Pie and Chocolate Sauce. I know some of these ingredients are certified tongue twisters, but believe me: This was an incredible meal. Don’t miss out on this place….
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