Our Favorite New York Steakhouses

Generally when it comes to food opinions can vary, and everyone has their own favorite food. However steak holds a special place in the hearts of every food lover because there is nothing that satisfies quite like a truly good steak. It’s why we have restaurants that call themselves steakhouses, but there is nothing more disappointing than going to a steakhouse and ordering the steak only to find out the cook doesn’t know how to make steak. That’s why we here at Off The MRKT have got a list of some of the finest steakhouses in New York City.

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Peter Luger Steak House: This is a serious steak lover’s steak house, and with over 100 years of operation the Peter Luger Steak House has perfected the porterhouse steak. The décor is classic German beer hall reflecting the fact it was opened in 1887, and the old rustic feel is carried on in the fact that they don’t accept credit cards, and you have to make your reservations in person. It is all worth it though because when your steak arrives, and it’s larger than your face, you won’t really be looking at the décor. In fact Peter Luger doesn’t even offer small steaks, because if you don’t have an extreme appetite for steak you shouldn’t be at the Peter Luger Steak House. The prices for food are what you would expect from a steakhouse offering the finest ingredients in ample servings, but to get an affordable taste of the legendary dry aged beef before you buy into a whole steak you can visit at lunch and order the $14 dollar burger until 3:45 pm. The selection of wines has been called impressive, and the deserts come in a variety of strudel, tarts, and pies all served with homemade whipped cream. You can contact the Peter Luger Steak House at 718-387-7400, it is open from 11:45 am to 9:45 pm, and located at 178 Broadway and the corner of Broadway and Driggs Ave.

Keens Steakhouse: Boasting even more history than the Luger steakhouse, Keens really leans into its Victorian roots by having roofs lined with rows upon rows of wooden pipes, and a number of tasteful Victorian era paintings. It even has mutton chops which are simultaneously one of the most Victorian of all facial hairs and one of the most Victorian of all steakhouse offerings, something you won’t find at any other steakhouse of this caliber. Of course don’t let that distract you because Keens steakhouse lives up to its rank as one of the best steakhouses in New York, and not just for steak fanatics as Keens offers excellent salads and seafood options, though you do have to pay for that quality. Still the service is excellent with only professional waiters and waitresses, to the point where many consider Keens to have the best service available, and the scotch selection has been described as endless. Make sure you get your reservations in advance as Keens is extremely busy, located at 72 West 36th Street, and open from 11:45 am to 10:30 pm. Keens is contactable at 212-947-3636 and reservations can be made over the phone.

              St. Anselm Steakhouse: St. Anselm is a cozy steakhouse in an unassuming venue, it’s very low key, small, with a rustic brick and wood interior. A no reservation policy means there’s a good chance you might have a long wait on your hands, but that’s just because you’re heavily encouraged to wait at St. Anselm’s sister location the Spuyten Duyvil bar, which offers a selection of rare old world beers like a Samichlaus lager from Austria. Even then the waits aren’t horrifying just daunting, and the experience of watching your steak being cooked from the bar while sipping on a juicy glass of red is something we here at Off The MRKT wouldn’t want to miss. St. Anselm offers one of the best axe handle rib eye steaks you could ask for ranging from 45oz to 65oz. Plus St. Anselm has reasonable prices that won’t drain your bank account, just dent it, for example the $24 dollar Butchers Hanger Steak. St. Anselm is open from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, is contactable at 718-384-5054, and is located at 355 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn.