OT: Best NYC Steakhouses.

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  1. August_West

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    This thread is a request from the "Best chain Restaurant" thread.

    Lets get your votes. I will provide some photographic detailing of my experiences.

    I would like to dedicate this thread to rocktheworld and especially @Deepster

    I will give my vote later. First let me provide exhibits:

    How about the Porterhouse for 4 from Peter Lugers (hey Deep, how many calories does this have?)

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    Bone in RibEye from the Palm
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    Strip from the Palm

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    Dylan Prime used to be my favorite for quite a few years, closed doors now, went downhill. Ben and Jack's is simple and their porterhouse is done right, and the guys were trained/same model as that for Lugur's. Also, Angus Club is another fave. Oh, and while del frisco's is pretty standard, their dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives is awesome.
     
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    Colorado Rib eye

    Smith and Wollensky

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    Did you say Del Frisco's?
    How about their Ribeye
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    I have no pictures - but Keens Steakhouse is a great combination of a historic setting (oldest steakhouse in the city), atmosphere, relatively helpful staff (for NYC) and perfect steaks, including their mutton, for which they are most famous.
     
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    let me aid you. :)
    Keens Prime Rib

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    image.jpeg Sparks. The benchmark for every steak I have eaten since 1979. Nothing else has come close to match the flavor and tenderness.
     
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    I LOVE Sparks. Might be my favorite.

    Shell Sirloin Sparks
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    I really, REALLY like BLT. Doesnt seem to get as much play as the classics but it is bangin

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    Main thing I've taken away from this thread so far is that people were taking pictures of their meals long before Instagram came around.
     
  12. August_West

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    these are all in Iphone photo libraries. So nothing older than 8 years.
     
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    I'm a big fan of Keen's. I think I enjoy the overall experience there more than others. Also enjoy Sparks and, obviously, Luger.

    The best steak I've had was not in the City, though. The Riverfront Steakhouse in North Little Rock, Arkansas, of all places . . .
     
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    Porterhouse @ Lugers & its offshoots (Mark Joseph, Ben & Jack's, Wolfgang's)
    Strip @ The Palm
    Filet @ DelFrisco's
     
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    Wolfgangs Is absolutely top shelf too.

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    Been to sparks and peter lugars multiple times and they are both fantastic. However, i like the Capital Grille ribeye. they make it with a porcini mushroom rub and a touch of balsamic vinegar. My goal is to eat that dish in every CG across the country. At about 8 cities so far. Just spectacular.
     
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    Lot's of good ones in York. Del Frisco, Smith and Wollensky, Sparks. Haven't been there in a while but Luger's was a revelation the first time I went there. I have been there a score of times and it is consistently off the charts.

    I usually head to the recommended best steak house in town when I travel. Tried Carnevor in Milwaukee last moth. Very disappointing. BOA in Santa Monica is the only other place that has the kind of consistent greatness of Luger. But IMHO, PL is still the best.
     
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    Keens' thick-cut bacon is the best I've ever had, and I highly recommend it to everyone. Porter House on Columbus Circle makes an excellent steak, as does Del Frisco's and the other usual places mentioned.

    But Peter Luger is hands down the winner. Any other answer is just trying to be contrarian.
     
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    My Man. Steakhouse ThickCut bacon is one of my favorite things about going.

    The Palm Bacon is ridiculous too.

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    Is it legal to take out a life insurance policy on someone else's life, to whom you are not related?

    Asking for a friend.
     
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    RIP to the Post House - I still haven't had as enjoyable a steak as their Cajun Rib Eye.
     
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    Ive got Tiger blood.
     
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    Who would be the beneficiary?
     
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    If by "tiger blood", you mean sludgy, waxy buildup in your main arteries, then yes. You have lots of tiger blood.
     
  25. Deepster

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    Mmmm.....makes me want to go take a bite out of a live cow. Seriously, I'm not in the minority of people who think this looks absolutely repulsive, right?
     
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    You guys are tourists. I lived in NYC for a decade, and the Brooklyn locals eat at Di Stefano's:

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    That's the porterhouse. It's perfect.

    There's a reason the place has a 4.7 rating on Yelp, 5.0 on TripAdvisor, and 4.8 on Google.

    I lived a mile from Luger's and only went there 3 times. Di Stefano's crushes it on every conceivable level.

    EDIT: And just want to add that they have lobster-stuffed ravioli from Savino's, which is one of those little, storefront pasta shops that only the locals go to. So if you happen to be with someone like @Deepster who doesn't eat meat, there's still at least one A+ entree on the menu.
     
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    It makes my mouth water. Literally.
     
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    Peter Lugers but you have to go to Brooklyn (Williamsburg) or Great neck. In fact Peter Lugers is the best in the USA IMO and I've eaten in hundreds of the best all over the country.In Manhattan , Sparks. Overrated: Gallagher's and Old Homestead.
     
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    Have not been to DiStefanos. NOw I will

    Last Brooklyn time for me was at Rye:

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    I've only been on the west coast, but Mastro's is awesome. I know they recently opened a Manhattan one.
     
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