Open since: 1885
Claim to fame: More than one politician inhaled here, as this restaurant is the keeper of the largest collection of clay pipes in the world - over 50,000 of them, many of them hanging from the ceiling. Members of the “pipe club” here included Theodore Roosevelt, and even Michael Bloomberg was issued one (ironically, the day before his city-wide restaurant smoking ban took effect in 2003). The restaurant also devotes an entire room to Lincoln artifacts, including the blood-drenched program he held when assassinated in 1865.
What to order: Mutton chop has been the highlight here since the chophouse’s early days, though it is no longer actually made from mutton. It's a saddle of lamb.