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Are These New York's Best Steakhouses?

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April 14, 2015
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by Kelly Dobkin

Our 2016 NYC Restaurants Survey is now live, which means it's time to weigh in on all your favorite eateries all over town. Last year's list of best steakhouses includes favorites like Peter Luger, Old Homestead and Keens as well as newer spots like BLT Prime and Porter House New York. Are these still the best meateries in town? Vote now by clicking here and click through the slide show below to review the full 2015 list.

Peter Luger Steak House

Food: 28
Decor: 16
Service: 21
Cost: $87

“A must for any meat enthusiast”, this “legendary” (circa-1887) Williamsburg “shrine” to steak “never gets old” as “crusty” “characters” serve “top-of-the-line” “traditional” cuts like the famed “melt-in-your-mouth” porterhouse; the “vintage” “beer-hall” quarters are “packed for good reason”, but “bring a wad” since “you'll pay big” and “they only accept cash.”

178 Broadway, Brooklyn; 718-387-7400

Benjamin Steakhouse

Food: 27
Decor: 25
Service: 26
Cost: $88

“Eat like a man” at this “first-class” chop shop in the Dylan Hotel, supplying “perfectly prepared” beef and “top-shelf” service in “clubby” quarters with a “soaring ceiling” and “massive fireplace”; it’s certainly “not cheap”, but then again this “sublime experience” is always “memorable.”

52 E. 41st St.; 212-297-9177

Keens Steakhouse

Food: 26
Decor: 24
Service: 24
Cost: $81

A “throwback to the ’80s” – the 1880s, that is – this “bucket-list” Midtown steakhouse is renowned for its “legendary mutton chop” and “powerhouse” porterhouse, served in a “Smithsonian”-worthy setting with thousands of “glorious” antique clay pipes hanging from the ceiling; “gracious” service, “top-notch” private rooms and “the Torah” of single-malt scotch lists are further reasons why this one is “up there with the best” in town.

72 W. 36th St.; 212-947-3636

Porter House New York

Food: 26
Decor: 25
Service: 24
Cost: $84

From "exceptional cuts of meat" to "interesting" sides, a "feast awaits" at Michael Lomonaco's TWC "destination steakhouse"; "impeccable" service helps justify the "expensive" tab, as do the "elegant" room's Central Park views that are as "impressive" as the food.

10 Columbus Circle; 212-823-9500

Quality Meats

Food: 26
Decor: 24
Service: 24
Cost: $81

In a city populated by "classic" chop shops, this "sexy", "modern" Midtowner is a "breath of fresh air", teaming "skilled" service with a "creative" American steakhouse menu that runs the gamut from "fabulous" cuts of beef to "killer ice cream"; sure, it's something of a "splurge", but it certainly "lives up to its name."

57 W. 58th St.; 212-371-7777

Maloney & Porcelli

Food: 25
Decor: 22
Service: 24
Cost: $77

"Expense accounts" were made for Alan Stillman's Midtown chophouse, a "class operation all the way" where the steaks are "prepared to perfection" – and the "one-of-a-kind" pork shank "may be even better"; "clubby" decor and "friendly" service keep regulars regular, while the nightly wine dinner is an "exceptional value" ("stagger home carefully").

37 E. 50th St.; 212-750-2233

Sparks Steak House

Food: 25
Decor: 21
Service: 23
Cost: $93

"Carnivores with expense accounts" descend on this circa-1966 East Midtown chophouse for "succulent" steaks and an "endless" wine list proffered by "career waiters" in "clubby" surrounds; maybe the vibe's "anachronistic", but tradition is "what they're selling" here, and regulars think it's "worth every penny."

210 E. 46th St.; 212-687-4855

BLT Prime

Food: 25
Decor: 22
Service: 24
Cost: $91

“They know their way around a cow” at this “chic” Gramercy steakhouse touted for “perfectly cooked” chops and “light-as-a-feather” popovers; “stellar” wines, “solicitous” service and “sleek” decor add to the overall “special experience” and help explain tabs that may “leave your credit card smoking.”

111 E. 22nd St.; 212-995-8500

The Old Homestead

Food: 25
Decor: 19
Service: 22
Cost: $84

"Old-style NY" dining doesn't get much more authentic than this steakhouse "original" that's been grilling "perfectly seared" chops in Chelsea since 1868; "huge" tabs don't faze its core crowd of "men spending too much", though "massive" portions leave them as "overstuffed" as the furniture.

56 Ninth Ave.; 212-242-9040

Wolfgang's Steakhouse

Food: 25
Decor: 20
Service: 22
Cost: $90

Spectacular steak” and “over-the-top sides” reign at this “manly” local meatery chain, each location of which sports a “different feel”; you may have to “not eat for a week to pay off the bill”, but then again, you might not need to because the portions are so “huge.”

250 W. 41st St.; 212-921-3720

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