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City Lobster: Serving Top-Notch Lobster and Steak in the Heart of Midtown Manhattan

City Lobster: Serving Top-Notch Lobster and Steak in the Heart of Midtown Manhattan

When a restaurant has the word lobster right there in the name, it has to deliver the goods. Thankfully, City Lobster, located on 49th Street in the prime stretch between Times Square and Rockefeller Center, is a very solid option for those looking for steak and seafood in a low-key and upscale environment. We dined there recently at the invitation of the restaurant, and were quite impressed.

City Lobster (alternately called City Lobster & Steak) has a wide menu that hits on both steakhouse and seafood restaurant classics. On the steak end, Prime Angus steaks are available as a 10-ounce center-cut filet mignon or a 14-ounce New York strip. A ribeye or porterhouse would have been a nice addition for carnivores as well, but those two options are well-prepared, and partnering them with a BLT wedge, shrimp or crab cocktail, and creamed spinach should satisfy anyone in the mood for a good steak with all the trimmings.

But the restaurant really excels in its seafood offerings. You can get your lobster steamed, grilled, broiled, topped with spicy butter sauce, pan-roasted and flambéed with brandy and lobster sauce, or stuffed with jumbo lump crab meat and herbs. Alaskan King Crab legs are also available (either steamed or sautéed with sweet garlic butter), as are a traditional Maine clam bake (with lobster, mussels, clams, corn, and potatoes), oysters, seafood platters, crab cakes (surprisingly served as an entrée and not an appetizer), a lobster roll, fish and chips, cioppino, pan-seared sea scallops, salmon, Chilean sea bass, five spice yellow fin tuna, and grilled West Indian jerk shrimp.

We started by sampling a popular appetizer, Asian lobster spring rolls with chile mango dipping sauce. The rolls were full of lobster (as expected) and not too greasy, and while we had to flag down a couple employees until we could find someone who could tell us what type of oysters were in our sampler, they were fresh and from sources you don’t see too often in the city. If you’re a fan of the increasingly hard-to-find surf and turf, this is the place to get it: Steak was perfectly cooked, lobster was fresh and nicely steamed, and crab legs were ample and super-fresh, although we’d suggest getting them steamed instead of swimming in butter sauce.

The atmosphere inside the restaurant (a large portion of which is a bar that hosts a big post-work crowd) is relaxed and jovial, with a slight nautical theme, and service was professional if slightly aloof. But if you find yourself craving seafood in Midtown, City Lobster has something for everyone.


1. Club A Steakhouse – New York City

The first thing you’ll notice about Club A Steakhouse is that it is oozing with opulence. From the swanky scarlet dining area to the rustic and elegant wine cellar, they definitely get points for style. Then, there’s the steak. At Club A they prioritise top-notch steak dinners and focus on the classics like creamed veg and potato heavy sides along with fresh seafood.

2. MarkJoseph Steakhouse -New York City

Hidden on a quaint cobblestone street just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, MarkJoseph Steakhouse really just feel like a world of its own. From the sizzling Canadian bacon, to the fried oysters in remoulade and shrimp cocktail, there’s plenty to compliment your steak, too. Which speaking of, we recommend going in on the bone in sirloin.

3. Rocco Steakhouse – New York City

Set in Midtown Manhattan’s NoMad hotel, you’ll find one of New York State’s most elegant and classic steakhouses – Rocco. Famous for their wordly wine list, unbelievably great service and impeccable menu, it’s easy to enjoy a sophisticated evening here. Be sure to opt for the tuna tartare to start.

4. 4 Charles Prime Rib – New York City

Tucked away in the West Village, 4 Charles Prime Rib is the ultimate elegant hideaway to enjoy a delicious steak dinner. Complete with plush leather seating, ornate chandeliers and dark wood interior, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. Oh, and did we mention the steak is some of the best in the state? Start off with a few cocktails before moving on to the house speciality – roast prime rib.

5. 677 Prime – Albany

Mahogany accents, vibrant art pieces and over 400 wine selections, 677 is the place to be. Widely considered as the premier steakhouse of upstate New York, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Start with the crispy calamari before moving on to the Angus cowboy cut or the Wagyu if you’re feeling really fancy.

6. Tuscany Steakhouse – New York City

This midtown favourite is the ideal spot to enjoy an evening of delicious drinks and great steaks for a casual get together or a special date. It’s just sophisticated enough without being pretentious and just casual enough without being too relaxed. Be sure to treat yourself to their baked clams oreganata and then move on to their New York sirloin or Porterhouse if you’re dining for two.

7. Sparks Steak House – New York City

Since 1966, Sparks Steak House has been churning out some of the best steak dinners in all of New York. And best of all, it’s retained all of its original charm over the past 50+ years. Begin with a classic bite like the shrimp cocktail or baked clams and then take your time picking your steak option such as the prime sirloin or steak fromage.

8. The Bear’s Steakhouse – Duanesburg

The Bear’s is a place you come for the food and stay for the warm, romantic atmosphere. Prime rib and chateau briand are the names of the game at this incredible country steakhouse. In addition, you’ll find the best service NY state can offer and a wide variety of other steaks and chops.

9. Bordeaux Steak and Wine House – Brooklyn

This New American steakhouse whips up all your favourites along with several modernised classics. Famous for being the best kosher steakhouse in the state, it’s certainly got a reputation for delicious steak dinners. Go ahead and treat yourself to their tomahawk ribeye. You deserve it.

10. Black and Blue Steak and Crab – Rochester

This uber sleek and sophisticated steakhouse is famous for its expertly aged beef and fresh shellfish that’ll have you reeling for days. Simply put, it’s impossible to have a bad meal here. Even better? They also have locations in Buffalo and Albany. Start with a seafood pick like the she-crab soup or tuna tartare. Then move on to any of their Black Angus steak options.

11. De Stefano – Brooklyn

Is there anything better than an old school Italian atmosphere in the heart of New York City’s most beloved burrow? We think not. And at De Stefano’s that’s exactly what you’ll find. Famous for their Mediterranean classics, prime steaks and award-winning wine list, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Opt for the New York strip with a wine pairing and then make a selection from their post-dinner drinks.

12. Bowery Meat Company – New York City

World class steaks, zesty pastas, top notch service and a super retro atmosphere – what’ more could you ask for? Bowery Meat Company is famous for all four. Treat yourself to an order of their New Orleans style broiled oysters made with garlic, romano cheese and parsley. Then move on to your steak pick. Dining for two? There’s a special menu for shared entrees.

13. 212 Steakhouse – New York City

212 Steakhouse prides itself in serving the most premium and high quality steaks in NYC. But not only that, they also hold the title for the only restaurant on the east coast serving authentic Kobe beef. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the finest Japanese steak on the east coast. Opt for the Kobe strip loin and be sure to try the grilled octopus to start.

14. Cote Korean Steakhouse – New York City

At Cote Korean Steakhouse, you’ve got a little beat of Korea in New York. They combine the very best of a classic American steakhouse with the dining experience of a Korean barbecue. Which means you get to grill your own dry aged steaks straight from their in house dry aging room right at the table.

15. Christos Steak House – Queens

Christos Steak House describes itself as an American steakhouse with a Mediterranean flair. And they are absolutely right. In addition to classic steak house picks like steamed shrimp scampi and filet mignon, you’ll also find a great line up of Greek fares. Be sure to try the charred octopus, and opt for the Christos Signature Porterhouse.

16. Jake’s Steakhouse – The Bronx

At Jake’s Steakhouse, they keep it casual compared to their white table clothed, stuffy counterparts. With an incredible craft beer line up, beautiful outdoor patio and old fashioned pub vibe, it’s all about having a great time. Be sure to grab a pint of one of the 14 beers on drafts before digging into your steak pick and don’t skimp on the lobster mac and cheese.

17. Reserve Cut – New York City

Nobody and we mean nobody combines French and Asian fares like Reserve Cut. This kosher steakhouse is famous for its intimate and romantic wine room, drool-worthy steaks and swoon-worthy sushi pics. Be sure to opt for a sushi roll to start and then go for the cote de boeuf to get the best of both worlds.

18. Prime Steakhouse and Spirits – Windham

If fire grilled steaks in a flavour league of their own is what you’re after, there’s no better place than Prime Steakhouse and Spirits in Windham. Famous not only for their delicious steak picks and apps but also world class hospitality, it’s easy to become a regular here. Get started with a classic french onion soup and then work up to the house specialty porterhouse.

19. Flatiron – Red Hook

This cosy and chic steakhouse is just the place to get your carnivorous fix. As the name suggests, they make a mean flat iron steak. However, they also offer a whole host of other steak picks like pan seared filet mignon and charred prime ribeye that are equally drool worthy. Be sure to seal the deal with one of their seasonal house cocktails.

20. Daniella’s Steakhouse – Syracuse

At Daniella’s you’ll find all the fixin’s of a classic steakhouse with a bit of a modern twist. For over 45 years, Daniella’s has been one of the best spots to enjoy a memorable steak dinner in New York. And it doesn’t stop at the steak, either. The appetisers alone could have their own restaurant and perfectly complement any meal. Be sure to opt for the house feature involving a 40 oz Texas cowboy bone in ribeye steak.

21. Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More – Williamsville

Housed in the Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More is the epitome of a chic and sophisticated steakhouse. Start off with the zesty calamari rings and then move on to the filet mignon with a filet neptune on the side. Trust us.

22. Naughton’s Johnson House – Churchville

High quality steaks and chops that are fresh cut daily and cooked on an open hearth grill are a Naughton’s Johnson House specialty. Moreover, this classic steakhouse is set in a circa 1885 brick building that only adds to the charm and romance. Start your evening with a creamy cup of clam chowder and then move on to the choice porterhouse. Dining with someone special? Consider the prime chateaubriand for two.

23. Danny Sheehan’s Steakhouse – Lockport

For over 55 years, Danny Sheehan’s has been the dining spot of Lockport and one of the best steakhouses in NY. From their unique apps, inviting atmosphere and warm hospitality, it’s hard not to love. Be sure to indulge in their NY strip or hearty cut of porterhouse and don’t leave without a slice of the house cheesecake.

24. Tournedos Steakhouse and Seafood – Rochester

Housed in the ever historic and elegant Inn on Broadway you’ll find Tournedos. This sophisticated gem is famous for its mouthwatering menu with features like Australian wagyu and Hawaiian seafood delights. For the best of both worlds go for the wagyu bone in rib steak and make it oscar style.

25. The Loft Steakhouse – Brooklyn

Ask anyone in Brooklyn where to find the best kosher steak and sushi and they’ll send you to The Loft. This upscale kosher joint is famous for its world class steaks and innovative sushi. Be sure to opt for the black Angus boneless rib eye with their house fries and don’t leave without a dessert.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.


1. Club A Steakhouse – New York City

The first thing you’ll notice about Club A Steakhouse is that it is oozing with opulence. From the swanky scarlet dining area to the rustic and elegant wine cellar, they definitely get points for style. Then, there’s the steak. At Club A they prioritise top-notch steak dinners and focus on the classics like creamed veg and potato heavy sides along with fresh seafood.

2. MarkJoseph Steakhouse -New York City

Hidden on a quaint cobblestone street just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, MarkJoseph Steakhouse really just feel like a world of its own. From the sizzling Canadian bacon, to the fried oysters in remoulade and shrimp cocktail, there’s plenty to compliment your steak, too. Which speaking of, we recommend going in on the bone in sirloin.

3. Rocco Steakhouse – New York City

Set in Midtown Manhattan’s NoMad hotel, you’ll find one of New York State’s most elegant and classic steakhouses – Rocco. Famous for their wordly wine list, unbelievably great service and impeccable menu, it’s easy to enjoy a sophisticated evening here. Be sure to opt for the tuna tartare to start.

4. 4 Charles Prime Rib – New York City

Tucked away in the West Village, 4 Charles Prime Rib is the ultimate elegant hideaway to enjoy a delicious steak dinner. Complete with plush leather seating, ornate chandeliers and dark wood interior, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. Oh, and did we mention the steak is some of the best in the state? Start off with a few cocktails before moving on to the house speciality – roast prime rib.

5. 677 Prime – Albany

Mahogany accents, vibrant art pieces and over 400 wine selections, 677 is the place to be. Widely considered as the premier steakhouse of upstate New York, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Start with the crispy calamari before moving on to the Angus cowboy cut or the Wagyu if you’re feeling really fancy.

6. Tuscany Steakhouse – New York City

This midtown favourite is the ideal spot to enjoy an evening of delicious drinks and great steaks for a casual get together or a special date. It’s just sophisticated enough without being pretentious and just casual enough without being too relaxed. Be sure to treat yourself to their baked clams oreganata and then move on to their New York sirloin or Porterhouse if you’re dining for two.

7. Sparks Steak House – New York City

Since 1966, Sparks Steak House has been churning out some of the best steak dinners in all of New York. And best of all, it’s retained all of its original charm over the past 50+ years. Begin with a classic bite like the shrimp cocktail or baked clams and then take your time picking your steak option such as the prime sirloin or steak fromage.

8. The Bear’s Steakhouse – Duanesburg

The Bear’s is a place you come for the food and stay for the warm, romantic atmosphere. Prime rib and chateau briand are the names of the game at this incredible country steakhouse. In addition, you’ll find the best service NY state can offer and a wide variety of other steaks and chops.

9. Bordeaux Steak and Wine House – Brooklyn

This New American steakhouse whips up all your favourites along with several modernised classics. Famous for being the best kosher steakhouse in the state, it’s certainly got a reputation for delicious steak dinners. Go ahead and treat yourself to their tomahawk ribeye. You deserve it.

10. Black and Blue Steak and Crab – Rochester

This uber sleek and sophisticated steakhouse is famous for its expertly aged beef and fresh shellfish that’ll have you reeling for days. Simply put, it’s impossible to have a bad meal here. Even better? They also have locations in Buffalo and Albany. Start with a seafood pick like the she-crab soup or tuna tartare. Then move on to any of their Black Angus steak options.

11. De Stefano – Brooklyn

Is there anything better than an old school Italian atmosphere in the heart of New York City’s most beloved burrow? We think not. And at De Stefano’s that’s exactly what you’ll find. Famous for their Mediterranean classics, prime steaks and award-winning wine list, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Opt for the New York strip with a wine pairing and then make a selection from their post-dinner drinks.

12. Bowery Meat Company – New York City

World class steaks, zesty pastas, top notch service and a super retro atmosphere – what’ more could you ask for? Bowery Meat Company is famous for all four. Treat yourself to an order of their New Orleans style broiled oysters made with garlic, romano cheese and parsley. Then move on to your steak pick. Dining for two? There’s a special menu for shared entrees.

13. 212 Steakhouse – New York City

212 Steakhouse prides itself in serving the most premium and high quality steaks in NYC. But not only that, they also hold the title for the only restaurant on the east coast serving authentic Kobe beef. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the finest Japanese steak on the east coast. Opt for the Kobe strip loin and be sure to try the grilled octopus to start.

14. Cote Korean Steakhouse – New York City

At Cote Korean Steakhouse, you’ve got a little beat of Korea in New York. They combine the very best of a classic American steakhouse with the dining experience of a Korean barbecue. Which means you get to grill your own dry aged steaks straight from their in house dry aging room right at the table.

15. Christos Steak House – Queens

Christos Steak House describes itself as an American steakhouse with a Mediterranean flair. And they are absolutely right. In addition to classic steak house picks like steamed shrimp scampi and filet mignon, you’ll also find a great line up of Greek fares. Be sure to try the charred octopus, and opt for the Christos Signature Porterhouse.

16. Jake’s Steakhouse – The Bronx

At Jake’s Steakhouse, they keep it casual compared to their white table clothed, stuffy counterparts. With an incredible craft beer line up, beautiful outdoor patio and old fashioned pub vibe, it’s all about having a great time. Be sure to grab a pint of one of the 14 beers on drafts before digging into your steak pick and don’t skimp on the lobster mac and cheese.

17. Reserve Cut – New York City

Nobody and we mean nobody combines French and Asian fares like Reserve Cut. This kosher steakhouse is famous for its intimate and romantic wine room, drool-worthy steaks and swoon-worthy sushi pics. Be sure to opt for a sushi roll to start and then go for the cote de boeuf to get the best of both worlds.

18. Prime Steakhouse and Spirits – Windham

If fire grilled steaks in a flavour league of their own is what you’re after, there’s no better place than Prime Steakhouse and Spirits in Windham. Famous not only for their delicious steak picks and apps but also world class hospitality, it’s easy to become a regular here. Get started with a classic french onion soup and then work up to the house specialty porterhouse.

19. Flatiron – Red Hook

This cosy and chic steakhouse is just the place to get your carnivorous fix. As the name suggests, they make a mean flat iron steak. However, they also offer a whole host of other steak picks like pan seared filet mignon and charred prime ribeye that are equally drool worthy. Be sure to seal the deal with one of their seasonal house cocktails.

20. Daniella’s Steakhouse – Syracuse

At Daniella’s you’ll find all the fixin’s of a classic steakhouse with a bit of a modern twist. For over 45 years, Daniella’s has been one of the best spots to enjoy a memorable steak dinner in New York. And it doesn’t stop at the steak, either. The appetisers alone could have their own restaurant and perfectly complement any meal. Be sure to opt for the house feature involving a 40 oz Texas cowboy bone in ribeye steak.

21. Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More – Williamsville

Housed in the Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More is the epitome of a chic and sophisticated steakhouse. Start off with the zesty calamari rings and then move on to the filet mignon with a filet neptune on the side. Trust us.

22. Naughton’s Johnson House – Churchville

High quality steaks and chops that are fresh cut daily and cooked on an open hearth grill are a Naughton’s Johnson House specialty. Moreover, this classic steakhouse is set in a circa 1885 brick building that only adds to the charm and romance. Start your evening with a creamy cup of clam chowder and then move on to the choice porterhouse. Dining with someone special? Consider the prime chateaubriand for two.

23. Danny Sheehan’s Steakhouse – Lockport

For over 55 years, Danny Sheehan’s has been the dining spot of Lockport and one of the best steakhouses in NY. From their unique apps, inviting atmosphere and warm hospitality, it’s hard not to love. Be sure to indulge in their NY strip or hearty cut of porterhouse and don’t leave without a slice of the house cheesecake.

24. Tournedos Steakhouse and Seafood – Rochester

Housed in the ever historic and elegant Inn on Broadway you’ll find Tournedos. This sophisticated gem is famous for its mouthwatering menu with features like Australian wagyu and Hawaiian seafood delights. For the best of both worlds go for the wagyu bone in rib steak and make it oscar style.

25. The Loft Steakhouse – Brooklyn

Ask anyone in Brooklyn where to find the best kosher steak and sushi and they’ll send you to The Loft. This upscale kosher joint is famous for its world class steaks and innovative sushi. Be sure to opt for the black Angus boneless rib eye with their house fries and don’t leave without a dessert.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.


1. Club A Steakhouse – New York City

The first thing you’ll notice about Club A Steakhouse is that it is oozing with opulence. From the swanky scarlet dining area to the rustic and elegant wine cellar, they definitely get points for style. Then, there’s the steak. At Club A they prioritise top-notch steak dinners and focus on the classics like creamed veg and potato heavy sides along with fresh seafood.

2. MarkJoseph Steakhouse -New York City

Hidden on a quaint cobblestone street just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, MarkJoseph Steakhouse really just feel like a world of its own. From the sizzling Canadian bacon, to the fried oysters in remoulade and shrimp cocktail, there’s plenty to compliment your steak, too. Which speaking of, we recommend going in on the bone in sirloin.

3. Rocco Steakhouse – New York City

Set in Midtown Manhattan’s NoMad hotel, you’ll find one of New York State’s most elegant and classic steakhouses – Rocco. Famous for their wordly wine list, unbelievably great service and impeccable menu, it’s easy to enjoy a sophisticated evening here. Be sure to opt for the tuna tartare to start.

4. 4 Charles Prime Rib – New York City

Tucked away in the West Village, 4 Charles Prime Rib is the ultimate elegant hideaway to enjoy a delicious steak dinner. Complete with plush leather seating, ornate chandeliers and dark wood interior, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. Oh, and did we mention the steak is some of the best in the state? Start off with a few cocktails before moving on to the house speciality – roast prime rib.

5. 677 Prime – Albany

Mahogany accents, vibrant art pieces and over 400 wine selections, 677 is the place to be. Widely considered as the premier steakhouse of upstate New York, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Start with the crispy calamari before moving on to the Angus cowboy cut or the Wagyu if you’re feeling really fancy.

6. Tuscany Steakhouse – New York City

This midtown favourite is the ideal spot to enjoy an evening of delicious drinks and great steaks for a casual get together or a special date. It’s just sophisticated enough without being pretentious and just casual enough without being too relaxed. Be sure to treat yourself to their baked clams oreganata and then move on to their New York sirloin or Porterhouse if you’re dining for two.

7. Sparks Steak House – New York City

Since 1966, Sparks Steak House has been churning out some of the best steak dinners in all of New York. And best of all, it’s retained all of its original charm over the past 50+ years. Begin with a classic bite like the shrimp cocktail or baked clams and then take your time picking your steak option such as the prime sirloin or steak fromage.

8. The Bear’s Steakhouse – Duanesburg

The Bear’s is a place you come for the food and stay for the warm, romantic atmosphere. Prime rib and chateau briand are the names of the game at this incredible country steakhouse. In addition, you’ll find the best service NY state can offer and a wide variety of other steaks and chops.

9. Bordeaux Steak and Wine House – Brooklyn

This New American steakhouse whips up all your favourites along with several modernised classics. Famous for being the best kosher steakhouse in the state, it’s certainly got a reputation for delicious steak dinners. Go ahead and treat yourself to their tomahawk ribeye. You deserve it.

10. Black and Blue Steak and Crab – Rochester

This uber sleek and sophisticated steakhouse is famous for its expertly aged beef and fresh shellfish that’ll have you reeling for days. Simply put, it’s impossible to have a bad meal here. Even better? They also have locations in Buffalo and Albany. Start with a seafood pick like the she-crab soup or tuna tartare. Then move on to any of their Black Angus steak options.

11. De Stefano – Brooklyn

Is there anything better than an old school Italian atmosphere in the heart of New York City’s most beloved burrow? We think not. And at De Stefano’s that’s exactly what you’ll find. Famous for their Mediterranean classics, prime steaks and award-winning wine list, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Opt for the New York strip with a wine pairing and then make a selection from their post-dinner drinks.

12. Bowery Meat Company – New York City

World class steaks, zesty pastas, top notch service and a super retro atmosphere – what’ more could you ask for? Bowery Meat Company is famous for all four. Treat yourself to an order of their New Orleans style broiled oysters made with garlic, romano cheese and parsley. Then move on to your steak pick. Dining for two? There’s a special menu for shared entrees.

13. 212 Steakhouse – New York City

212 Steakhouse prides itself in serving the most premium and high quality steaks in NYC. But not only that, they also hold the title for the only restaurant on the east coast serving authentic Kobe beef. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the finest Japanese steak on the east coast. Opt for the Kobe strip loin and be sure to try the grilled octopus to start.

14. Cote Korean Steakhouse – New York City

At Cote Korean Steakhouse, you’ve got a little beat of Korea in New York. They combine the very best of a classic American steakhouse with the dining experience of a Korean barbecue. Which means you get to grill your own dry aged steaks straight from their in house dry aging room right at the table.

15. Christos Steak House – Queens

Christos Steak House describes itself as an American steakhouse with a Mediterranean flair. And they are absolutely right. In addition to classic steak house picks like steamed shrimp scampi and filet mignon, you’ll also find a great line up of Greek fares. Be sure to try the charred octopus, and opt for the Christos Signature Porterhouse.

16. Jake’s Steakhouse – The Bronx

At Jake’s Steakhouse, they keep it casual compared to their white table clothed, stuffy counterparts. With an incredible craft beer line up, beautiful outdoor patio and old fashioned pub vibe, it’s all about having a great time. Be sure to grab a pint of one of the 14 beers on drafts before digging into your steak pick and don’t skimp on the lobster mac and cheese.

17. Reserve Cut – New York City

Nobody and we mean nobody combines French and Asian fares like Reserve Cut. This kosher steakhouse is famous for its intimate and romantic wine room, drool-worthy steaks and swoon-worthy sushi pics. Be sure to opt for a sushi roll to start and then go for the cote de boeuf to get the best of both worlds.

18. Prime Steakhouse and Spirits – Windham

If fire grilled steaks in a flavour league of their own is what you’re after, there’s no better place than Prime Steakhouse and Spirits in Windham. Famous not only for their delicious steak picks and apps but also world class hospitality, it’s easy to become a regular here. Get started with a classic french onion soup and then work up to the house specialty porterhouse.

19. Flatiron – Red Hook

This cosy and chic steakhouse is just the place to get your carnivorous fix. As the name suggests, they make a mean flat iron steak. However, they also offer a whole host of other steak picks like pan seared filet mignon and charred prime ribeye that are equally drool worthy. Be sure to seal the deal with one of their seasonal house cocktails.

20. Daniella’s Steakhouse – Syracuse

At Daniella’s you’ll find all the fixin’s of a classic steakhouse with a bit of a modern twist. For over 45 years, Daniella’s has been one of the best spots to enjoy a memorable steak dinner in New York. And it doesn’t stop at the steak, either. The appetisers alone could have their own restaurant and perfectly complement any meal. Be sure to opt for the house feature involving a 40 oz Texas cowboy bone in ribeye steak.

21. Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More – Williamsville

Housed in the Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More is the epitome of a chic and sophisticated steakhouse. Start off with the zesty calamari rings and then move on to the filet mignon with a filet neptune on the side. Trust us.

22. Naughton’s Johnson House – Churchville

High quality steaks and chops that are fresh cut daily and cooked on an open hearth grill are a Naughton’s Johnson House specialty. Moreover, this classic steakhouse is set in a circa 1885 brick building that only adds to the charm and romance. Start your evening with a creamy cup of clam chowder and then move on to the choice porterhouse. Dining with someone special? Consider the prime chateaubriand for two.

23. Danny Sheehan’s Steakhouse – Lockport

For over 55 years, Danny Sheehan’s has been the dining spot of Lockport and one of the best steakhouses in NY. From their unique apps, inviting atmosphere and warm hospitality, it’s hard not to love. Be sure to indulge in their NY strip or hearty cut of porterhouse and don’t leave without a slice of the house cheesecake.

24. Tournedos Steakhouse and Seafood – Rochester

Housed in the ever historic and elegant Inn on Broadway you’ll find Tournedos. This sophisticated gem is famous for its mouthwatering menu with features like Australian wagyu and Hawaiian seafood delights. For the best of both worlds go for the wagyu bone in rib steak and make it oscar style.

25. The Loft Steakhouse – Brooklyn

Ask anyone in Brooklyn where to find the best kosher steak and sushi and they’ll send you to The Loft. This upscale kosher joint is famous for its world class steaks and innovative sushi. Be sure to opt for the black Angus boneless rib eye with their house fries and don’t leave without a dessert.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.


1. Club A Steakhouse – New York City

The first thing you’ll notice about Club A Steakhouse is that it is oozing with opulence. From the swanky scarlet dining area to the rustic and elegant wine cellar, they definitely get points for style. Then, there’s the steak. At Club A they prioritise top-notch steak dinners and focus on the classics like creamed veg and potato heavy sides along with fresh seafood.

2. MarkJoseph Steakhouse -New York City

Hidden on a quaint cobblestone street just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, MarkJoseph Steakhouse really just feel like a world of its own. From the sizzling Canadian bacon, to the fried oysters in remoulade and shrimp cocktail, there’s plenty to compliment your steak, too. Which speaking of, we recommend going in on the bone in sirloin.

3. Rocco Steakhouse – New York City

Set in Midtown Manhattan’s NoMad hotel, you’ll find one of New York State’s most elegant and classic steakhouses – Rocco. Famous for their wordly wine list, unbelievably great service and impeccable menu, it’s easy to enjoy a sophisticated evening here. Be sure to opt for the tuna tartare to start.

4. 4 Charles Prime Rib – New York City

Tucked away in the West Village, 4 Charles Prime Rib is the ultimate elegant hideaway to enjoy a delicious steak dinner. Complete with plush leather seating, ornate chandeliers and dark wood interior, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. Oh, and did we mention the steak is some of the best in the state? Start off with a few cocktails before moving on to the house speciality – roast prime rib.

5. 677 Prime – Albany

Mahogany accents, vibrant art pieces and over 400 wine selections, 677 is the place to be. Widely considered as the premier steakhouse of upstate New York, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Start with the crispy calamari before moving on to the Angus cowboy cut or the Wagyu if you’re feeling really fancy.

6. Tuscany Steakhouse – New York City

This midtown favourite is the ideal spot to enjoy an evening of delicious drinks and great steaks for a casual get together or a special date. It’s just sophisticated enough without being pretentious and just casual enough without being too relaxed. Be sure to treat yourself to their baked clams oreganata and then move on to their New York sirloin or Porterhouse if you’re dining for two.

7. Sparks Steak House – New York City

Since 1966, Sparks Steak House has been churning out some of the best steak dinners in all of New York. And best of all, it’s retained all of its original charm over the past 50+ years. Begin with a classic bite like the shrimp cocktail or baked clams and then take your time picking your steak option such as the prime sirloin or steak fromage.

8. The Bear’s Steakhouse – Duanesburg

The Bear’s is a place you come for the food and stay for the warm, romantic atmosphere. Prime rib and chateau briand are the names of the game at this incredible country steakhouse. In addition, you’ll find the best service NY state can offer and a wide variety of other steaks and chops.

9. Bordeaux Steak and Wine House – Brooklyn

This New American steakhouse whips up all your favourites along with several modernised classics. Famous for being the best kosher steakhouse in the state, it’s certainly got a reputation for delicious steak dinners. Go ahead and treat yourself to their tomahawk ribeye. You deserve it.

10. Black and Blue Steak and Crab – Rochester

This uber sleek and sophisticated steakhouse is famous for its expertly aged beef and fresh shellfish that’ll have you reeling for days. Simply put, it’s impossible to have a bad meal here. Even better? They also have locations in Buffalo and Albany. Start with a seafood pick like the she-crab soup or tuna tartare. Then move on to any of their Black Angus steak options.

11. De Stefano – Brooklyn

Is there anything better than an old school Italian atmosphere in the heart of New York City’s most beloved burrow? We think not. And at De Stefano’s that’s exactly what you’ll find. Famous for their Mediterranean classics, prime steaks and award-winning wine list, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Opt for the New York strip with a wine pairing and then make a selection from their post-dinner drinks.

12. Bowery Meat Company – New York City

World class steaks, zesty pastas, top notch service and a super retro atmosphere – what’ more could you ask for? Bowery Meat Company is famous for all four. Treat yourself to an order of their New Orleans style broiled oysters made with garlic, romano cheese and parsley. Then move on to your steak pick. Dining for two? There’s a special menu for shared entrees.

13. 212 Steakhouse – New York City

212 Steakhouse prides itself in serving the most premium and high quality steaks in NYC. But not only that, they also hold the title for the only restaurant on the east coast serving authentic Kobe beef. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the finest Japanese steak on the east coast. Opt for the Kobe strip loin and be sure to try the grilled octopus to start.

14. Cote Korean Steakhouse – New York City

At Cote Korean Steakhouse, you’ve got a little beat of Korea in New York. They combine the very best of a classic American steakhouse with the dining experience of a Korean barbecue. Which means you get to grill your own dry aged steaks straight from their in house dry aging room right at the table.

15. Christos Steak House – Queens

Christos Steak House describes itself as an American steakhouse with a Mediterranean flair. And they are absolutely right. In addition to classic steak house picks like steamed shrimp scampi and filet mignon, you’ll also find a great line up of Greek fares. Be sure to try the charred octopus, and opt for the Christos Signature Porterhouse.

16. Jake’s Steakhouse – The Bronx

At Jake’s Steakhouse, they keep it casual compared to their white table clothed, stuffy counterparts. With an incredible craft beer line up, beautiful outdoor patio and old fashioned pub vibe, it’s all about having a great time. Be sure to grab a pint of one of the 14 beers on drafts before digging into your steak pick and don’t skimp on the lobster mac and cheese.

17. Reserve Cut – New York City

Nobody and we mean nobody combines French and Asian fares like Reserve Cut. This kosher steakhouse is famous for its intimate and romantic wine room, drool-worthy steaks and swoon-worthy sushi pics. Be sure to opt for a sushi roll to start and then go for the cote de boeuf to get the best of both worlds.

18. Prime Steakhouse and Spirits – Windham

If fire grilled steaks in a flavour league of their own is what you’re after, there’s no better place than Prime Steakhouse and Spirits in Windham. Famous not only for their delicious steak picks and apps but also world class hospitality, it’s easy to become a regular here. Get started with a classic french onion soup and then work up to the house specialty porterhouse.

19. Flatiron – Red Hook

This cosy and chic steakhouse is just the place to get your carnivorous fix. As the name suggests, they make a mean flat iron steak. However, they also offer a whole host of other steak picks like pan seared filet mignon and charred prime ribeye that are equally drool worthy. Be sure to seal the deal with one of their seasonal house cocktails.

20. Daniella’s Steakhouse – Syracuse

At Daniella’s you’ll find all the fixin’s of a classic steakhouse with a bit of a modern twist. For over 45 years, Daniella’s has been one of the best spots to enjoy a memorable steak dinner in New York. And it doesn’t stop at the steak, either. The appetisers alone could have their own restaurant and perfectly complement any meal. Be sure to opt for the house feature involving a 40 oz Texas cowboy bone in ribeye steak.

21. Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More – Williamsville

Housed in the Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More is the epitome of a chic and sophisticated steakhouse. Start off with the zesty calamari rings and then move on to the filet mignon with a filet neptune on the side. Trust us.

22. Naughton’s Johnson House – Churchville

High quality steaks and chops that are fresh cut daily and cooked on an open hearth grill are a Naughton’s Johnson House specialty. Moreover, this classic steakhouse is set in a circa 1885 brick building that only adds to the charm and romance. Start your evening with a creamy cup of clam chowder and then move on to the choice porterhouse. Dining with someone special? Consider the prime chateaubriand for two.

23. Danny Sheehan’s Steakhouse – Lockport

For over 55 years, Danny Sheehan’s has been the dining spot of Lockport and one of the best steakhouses in NY. From their unique apps, inviting atmosphere and warm hospitality, it’s hard not to love. Be sure to indulge in their NY strip or hearty cut of porterhouse and don’t leave without a slice of the house cheesecake.

24. Tournedos Steakhouse and Seafood – Rochester

Housed in the ever historic and elegant Inn on Broadway you’ll find Tournedos. This sophisticated gem is famous for its mouthwatering menu with features like Australian wagyu and Hawaiian seafood delights. For the best of both worlds go for the wagyu bone in rib steak and make it oscar style.

25. The Loft Steakhouse – Brooklyn

Ask anyone in Brooklyn where to find the best kosher steak and sushi and they’ll send you to The Loft. This upscale kosher joint is famous for its world class steaks and innovative sushi. Be sure to opt for the black Angus boneless rib eye with their house fries and don’t leave without a dessert.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.


1. Club A Steakhouse – New York City

The first thing you’ll notice about Club A Steakhouse is that it is oozing with opulence. From the swanky scarlet dining area to the rustic and elegant wine cellar, they definitely get points for style. Then, there’s the steak. At Club A they prioritise top-notch steak dinners and focus on the classics like creamed veg and potato heavy sides along with fresh seafood.

2. MarkJoseph Steakhouse -New York City

Hidden on a quaint cobblestone street just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, MarkJoseph Steakhouse really just feel like a world of its own. From the sizzling Canadian bacon, to the fried oysters in remoulade and shrimp cocktail, there’s plenty to compliment your steak, too. Which speaking of, we recommend going in on the bone in sirloin.

3. Rocco Steakhouse – New York City

Set in Midtown Manhattan’s NoMad hotel, you’ll find one of New York State’s most elegant and classic steakhouses – Rocco. Famous for their wordly wine list, unbelievably great service and impeccable menu, it’s easy to enjoy a sophisticated evening here. Be sure to opt for the tuna tartare to start.

4. 4 Charles Prime Rib – New York City

Tucked away in the West Village, 4 Charles Prime Rib is the ultimate elegant hideaway to enjoy a delicious steak dinner. Complete with plush leather seating, ornate chandeliers and dark wood interior, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. Oh, and did we mention the steak is some of the best in the state? Start off with a few cocktails before moving on to the house speciality – roast prime rib.

5. 677 Prime – Albany

Mahogany accents, vibrant art pieces and over 400 wine selections, 677 is the place to be. Widely considered as the premier steakhouse of upstate New York, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Start with the crispy calamari before moving on to the Angus cowboy cut or the Wagyu if you’re feeling really fancy.

6. Tuscany Steakhouse – New York City

This midtown favourite is the ideal spot to enjoy an evening of delicious drinks and great steaks for a casual get together or a special date. It’s just sophisticated enough without being pretentious and just casual enough without being too relaxed. Be sure to treat yourself to their baked clams oreganata and then move on to their New York sirloin or Porterhouse if you’re dining for two.

7. Sparks Steak House – New York City

Since 1966, Sparks Steak House has been churning out some of the best steak dinners in all of New York. And best of all, it’s retained all of its original charm over the past 50+ years. Begin with a classic bite like the shrimp cocktail or baked clams and then take your time picking your steak option such as the prime sirloin or steak fromage.

8. The Bear’s Steakhouse – Duanesburg

The Bear’s is a place you come for the food and stay for the warm, romantic atmosphere. Prime rib and chateau briand are the names of the game at this incredible country steakhouse. In addition, you’ll find the best service NY state can offer and a wide variety of other steaks and chops.

9. Bordeaux Steak and Wine House – Brooklyn

This New American steakhouse whips up all your favourites along with several modernised classics. Famous for being the best kosher steakhouse in the state, it’s certainly got a reputation for delicious steak dinners. Go ahead and treat yourself to their tomahawk ribeye. You deserve it.

10. Black and Blue Steak and Crab – Rochester

This uber sleek and sophisticated steakhouse is famous for its expertly aged beef and fresh shellfish that’ll have you reeling for days. Simply put, it’s impossible to have a bad meal here. Even better? They also have locations in Buffalo and Albany. Start with a seafood pick like the she-crab soup or tuna tartare. Then move on to any of their Black Angus steak options.

11. De Stefano – Brooklyn

Is there anything better than an old school Italian atmosphere in the heart of New York City’s most beloved burrow? We think not. And at De Stefano’s that’s exactly what you’ll find. Famous for their Mediterranean classics, prime steaks and award-winning wine list, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Opt for the New York strip with a wine pairing and then make a selection from their post-dinner drinks.

12. Bowery Meat Company – New York City

World class steaks, zesty pastas, top notch service and a super retro atmosphere – what’ more could you ask for? Bowery Meat Company is famous for all four. Treat yourself to an order of their New Orleans style broiled oysters made with garlic, romano cheese and parsley. Then move on to your steak pick. Dining for two? There’s a special menu for shared entrees.

13. 212 Steakhouse – New York City

212 Steakhouse prides itself in serving the most premium and high quality steaks in NYC. But not only that, they also hold the title for the only restaurant on the east coast serving authentic Kobe beef. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the finest Japanese steak on the east coast. Opt for the Kobe strip loin and be sure to try the grilled octopus to start.

14. Cote Korean Steakhouse – New York City

At Cote Korean Steakhouse, you’ve got a little beat of Korea in New York. They combine the very best of a classic American steakhouse with the dining experience of a Korean barbecue. Which means you get to grill your own dry aged steaks straight from their in house dry aging room right at the table.

15. Christos Steak House – Queens

Christos Steak House describes itself as an American steakhouse with a Mediterranean flair. And they are absolutely right. In addition to classic steak house picks like steamed shrimp scampi and filet mignon, you’ll also find a great line up of Greek fares. Be sure to try the charred octopus, and opt for the Christos Signature Porterhouse.

16. Jake’s Steakhouse – The Bronx

At Jake’s Steakhouse, they keep it casual compared to their white table clothed, stuffy counterparts. With an incredible craft beer line up, beautiful outdoor patio and old fashioned pub vibe, it’s all about having a great time. Be sure to grab a pint of one of the 14 beers on drafts before digging into your steak pick and don’t skimp on the lobster mac and cheese.

17. Reserve Cut – New York City

Nobody and we mean nobody combines French and Asian fares like Reserve Cut. This kosher steakhouse is famous for its intimate and romantic wine room, drool-worthy steaks and swoon-worthy sushi pics. Be sure to opt for a sushi roll to start and then go for the cote de boeuf to get the best of both worlds.

18. Prime Steakhouse and Spirits – Windham

If fire grilled steaks in a flavour league of their own is what you’re after, there’s no better place than Prime Steakhouse and Spirits in Windham. Famous not only for their delicious steak picks and apps but also world class hospitality, it’s easy to become a regular here. Get started with a classic french onion soup and then work up to the house specialty porterhouse.

19. Flatiron – Red Hook

This cosy and chic steakhouse is just the place to get your carnivorous fix. As the name suggests, they make a mean flat iron steak. However, they also offer a whole host of other steak picks like pan seared filet mignon and charred prime ribeye that are equally drool worthy. Be sure to seal the deal with one of their seasonal house cocktails.

20. Daniella’s Steakhouse – Syracuse

At Daniella’s you’ll find all the fixin’s of a classic steakhouse with a bit of a modern twist. For over 45 years, Daniella’s has been one of the best spots to enjoy a memorable steak dinner in New York. And it doesn’t stop at the steak, either. The appetisers alone could have their own restaurant and perfectly complement any meal. Be sure to opt for the house feature involving a 40 oz Texas cowboy bone in ribeye steak.

21. Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More – Williamsville

Housed in the Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More is the epitome of a chic and sophisticated steakhouse. Start off with the zesty calamari rings and then move on to the filet mignon with a filet neptune on the side. Trust us.

22. Naughton’s Johnson House – Churchville

High quality steaks and chops that are fresh cut daily and cooked on an open hearth grill are a Naughton’s Johnson House specialty. Moreover, this classic steakhouse is set in a circa 1885 brick building that only adds to the charm and romance. Start your evening with a creamy cup of clam chowder and then move on to the choice porterhouse. Dining with someone special? Consider the prime chateaubriand for two.

23. Danny Sheehan’s Steakhouse – Lockport

For over 55 years, Danny Sheehan’s has been the dining spot of Lockport and one of the best steakhouses in NY. From their unique apps, inviting atmosphere and warm hospitality, it’s hard not to love. Be sure to indulge in their NY strip or hearty cut of porterhouse and don’t leave without a slice of the house cheesecake.

24. Tournedos Steakhouse and Seafood – Rochester

Housed in the ever historic and elegant Inn on Broadway you’ll find Tournedos. This sophisticated gem is famous for its mouthwatering menu with features like Australian wagyu and Hawaiian seafood delights. For the best of both worlds go for the wagyu bone in rib steak and make it oscar style.

25. The Loft Steakhouse – Brooklyn

Ask anyone in Brooklyn where to find the best kosher steak and sushi and they’ll send you to The Loft. This upscale kosher joint is famous for its world class steaks and innovative sushi. Be sure to opt for the black Angus boneless rib eye with their house fries and don’t leave without a dessert.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.


1. Club A Steakhouse – New York City

The first thing you’ll notice about Club A Steakhouse is that it is oozing with opulence. From the swanky scarlet dining area to the rustic and elegant wine cellar, they definitely get points for style. Then, there’s the steak. At Club A they prioritise top-notch steak dinners and focus on the classics like creamed veg and potato heavy sides along with fresh seafood.

2. MarkJoseph Steakhouse -New York City

Hidden on a quaint cobblestone street just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, MarkJoseph Steakhouse really just feel like a world of its own. From the sizzling Canadian bacon, to the fried oysters in remoulade and shrimp cocktail, there’s plenty to compliment your steak, too. Which speaking of, we recommend going in on the bone in sirloin.

3. Rocco Steakhouse – New York City

Set in Midtown Manhattan’s NoMad hotel, you’ll find one of New York State’s most elegant and classic steakhouses – Rocco. Famous for their wordly wine list, unbelievably great service and impeccable menu, it’s easy to enjoy a sophisticated evening here. Be sure to opt for the tuna tartare to start.

4. 4 Charles Prime Rib – New York City

Tucked away in the West Village, 4 Charles Prime Rib is the ultimate elegant hideaway to enjoy a delicious steak dinner. Complete with plush leather seating, ornate chandeliers and dark wood interior, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. Oh, and did we mention the steak is some of the best in the state? Start off with a few cocktails before moving on to the house speciality – roast prime rib.

5. 677 Prime – Albany

Mahogany accents, vibrant art pieces and over 400 wine selections, 677 is the place to be. Widely considered as the premier steakhouse of upstate New York, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Start with the crispy calamari before moving on to the Angus cowboy cut or the Wagyu if you’re feeling really fancy.

6. Tuscany Steakhouse – New York City

This midtown favourite is the ideal spot to enjoy an evening of delicious drinks and great steaks for a casual get together or a special date. It’s just sophisticated enough without being pretentious and just casual enough without being too relaxed. Be sure to treat yourself to their baked clams oreganata and then move on to their New York sirloin or Porterhouse if you’re dining for two.

7. Sparks Steak House – New York City

Since 1966, Sparks Steak House has been churning out some of the best steak dinners in all of New York. And best of all, it’s retained all of its original charm over the past 50+ years. Begin with a classic bite like the shrimp cocktail or baked clams and then take your time picking your steak option such as the prime sirloin or steak fromage.

8. The Bear’s Steakhouse – Duanesburg

The Bear’s is a place you come for the food and stay for the warm, romantic atmosphere. Prime rib and chateau briand are the names of the game at this incredible country steakhouse. In addition, you’ll find the best service NY state can offer and a wide variety of other steaks and chops.

9. Bordeaux Steak and Wine House – Brooklyn

This New American steakhouse whips up all your favourites along with several modernised classics. Famous for being the best kosher steakhouse in the state, it’s certainly got a reputation for delicious steak dinners. Go ahead and treat yourself to their tomahawk ribeye. You deserve it.

10. Black and Blue Steak and Crab – Rochester

This uber sleek and sophisticated steakhouse is famous for its expertly aged beef and fresh shellfish that’ll have you reeling for days. Simply put, it’s impossible to have a bad meal here. Even better? They also have locations in Buffalo and Albany. Start with a seafood pick like the she-crab soup or tuna tartare. Then move on to any of their Black Angus steak options.

11. De Stefano – Brooklyn

Is there anything better than an old school Italian atmosphere in the heart of New York City’s most beloved burrow? We think not. And at De Stefano’s that’s exactly what you’ll find. Famous for their Mediterranean classics, prime steaks and award-winning wine list, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Opt for the New York strip with a wine pairing and then make a selection from their post-dinner drinks.

12. Bowery Meat Company – New York City

World class steaks, zesty pastas, top notch service and a super retro atmosphere – what’ more could you ask for? Bowery Meat Company is famous for all four. Treat yourself to an order of their New Orleans style broiled oysters made with garlic, romano cheese and parsley. Then move on to your steak pick. Dining for two? There’s a special menu for shared entrees.

13. 212 Steakhouse – New York City

212 Steakhouse prides itself in serving the most premium and high quality steaks in NYC. But not only that, they also hold the title for the only restaurant on the east coast serving authentic Kobe beef. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the finest Japanese steak on the east coast. Opt for the Kobe strip loin and be sure to try the grilled octopus to start.

14. Cote Korean Steakhouse – New York City

At Cote Korean Steakhouse, you’ve got a little beat of Korea in New York. They combine the very best of a classic American steakhouse with the dining experience of a Korean barbecue. Which means you get to grill your own dry aged steaks straight from their in house dry aging room right at the table.

15. Christos Steak House – Queens

Christos Steak House describes itself as an American steakhouse with a Mediterranean flair. And they are absolutely right. In addition to classic steak house picks like steamed shrimp scampi and filet mignon, you’ll also find a great line up of Greek fares. Be sure to try the charred octopus, and opt for the Christos Signature Porterhouse.

16. Jake’s Steakhouse – The Bronx

At Jake’s Steakhouse, they keep it casual compared to their white table clothed, stuffy counterparts. With an incredible craft beer line up, beautiful outdoor patio and old fashioned pub vibe, it’s all about having a great time. Be sure to grab a pint of one of the 14 beers on drafts before digging into your steak pick and don’t skimp on the lobster mac and cheese.

17. Reserve Cut – New York City

Nobody and we mean nobody combines French and Asian fares like Reserve Cut. This kosher steakhouse is famous for its intimate and romantic wine room, drool-worthy steaks and swoon-worthy sushi pics. Be sure to opt for a sushi roll to start and then go for the cote de boeuf to get the best of both worlds.

18. Prime Steakhouse and Spirits – Windham

If fire grilled steaks in a flavour league of their own is what you’re after, there’s no better place than Prime Steakhouse and Spirits in Windham. Famous not only for their delicious steak picks and apps but also world class hospitality, it’s easy to become a regular here. Get started with a classic french onion soup and then work up to the house specialty porterhouse.

19. Flatiron – Red Hook

This cosy and chic steakhouse is just the place to get your carnivorous fix. As the name suggests, they make a mean flat iron steak. However, they also offer a whole host of other steak picks like pan seared filet mignon and charred prime ribeye that are equally drool worthy. Be sure to seal the deal with one of their seasonal house cocktails.

20. Daniella’s Steakhouse – Syracuse

At Daniella’s you’ll find all the fixin’s of a classic steakhouse with a bit of a modern twist. For over 45 years, Daniella’s has been one of the best spots to enjoy a memorable steak dinner in New York. And it doesn’t stop at the steak, either. The appetisers alone could have their own restaurant and perfectly complement any meal. Be sure to opt for the house feature involving a 40 oz Texas cowboy bone in ribeye steak.

21. Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More – Williamsville

Housed in the Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More is the epitome of a chic and sophisticated steakhouse. Start off with the zesty calamari rings and then move on to the filet mignon with a filet neptune on the side. Trust us.

22. Naughton’s Johnson House – Churchville

High quality steaks and chops that are fresh cut daily and cooked on an open hearth grill are a Naughton’s Johnson House specialty. Moreover, this classic steakhouse is set in a circa 1885 brick building that only adds to the charm and romance. Start your evening with a creamy cup of clam chowder and then move on to the choice porterhouse. Dining with someone special? Consider the prime chateaubriand for two.

23. Danny Sheehan’s Steakhouse – Lockport

For over 55 years, Danny Sheehan’s has been the dining spot of Lockport and one of the best steakhouses in NY. From their unique apps, inviting atmosphere and warm hospitality, it’s hard not to love. Be sure to indulge in their NY strip or hearty cut of porterhouse and don’t leave without a slice of the house cheesecake.

24. Tournedos Steakhouse and Seafood – Rochester

Housed in the ever historic and elegant Inn on Broadway you’ll find Tournedos. This sophisticated gem is famous for its mouthwatering menu with features like Australian wagyu and Hawaiian seafood delights. For the best of both worlds go for the wagyu bone in rib steak and make it oscar style.

25. The Loft Steakhouse – Brooklyn

Ask anyone in Brooklyn where to find the best kosher steak and sushi and they’ll send you to The Loft. This upscale kosher joint is famous for its world class steaks and innovative sushi. Be sure to opt for the black Angus boneless rib eye with their house fries and don’t leave without a dessert.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.


1. Club A Steakhouse – New York City

The first thing you’ll notice about Club A Steakhouse is that it is oozing with opulence. From the swanky scarlet dining area to the rustic and elegant wine cellar, they definitely get points for style. Then, there’s the steak. At Club A they prioritise top-notch steak dinners and focus on the classics like creamed veg and potato heavy sides along with fresh seafood.

2. MarkJoseph Steakhouse -New York City

Hidden on a quaint cobblestone street just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, MarkJoseph Steakhouse really just feel like a world of its own. From the sizzling Canadian bacon, to the fried oysters in remoulade and shrimp cocktail, there’s plenty to compliment your steak, too. Which speaking of, we recommend going in on the bone in sirloin.

3. Rocco Steakhouse – New York City

Set in Midtown Manhattan’s NoMad hotel, you’ll find one of New York State’s most elegant and classic steakhouses – Rocco. Famous for their wordly wine list, unbelievably great service and impeccable menu, it’s easy to enjoy a sophisticated evening here. Be sure to opt for the tuna tartare to start.

4. 4 Charles Prime Rib – New York City

Tucked away in the West Village, 4 Charles Prime Rib is the ultimate elegant hideaway to enjoy a delicious steak dinner. Complete with plush leather seating, ornate chandeliers and dark wood interior, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. Oh, and did we mention the steak is some of the best in the state? Start off with a few cocktails before moving on to the house speciality – roast prime rib.

5. 677 Prime – Albany

Mahogany accents, vibrant art pieces and over 400 wine selections, 677 is the place to be. Widely considered as the premier steakhouse of upstate New York, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Start with the crispy calamari before moving on to the Angus cowboy cut or the Wagyu if you’re feeling really fancy.

6. Tuscany Steakhouse – New York City

This midtown favourite is the ideal spot to enjoy an evening of delicious drinks and great steaks for a casual get together or a special date. It’s just sophisticated enough without being pretentious and just casual enough without being too relaxed. Be sure to treat yourself to their baked clams oreganata and then move on to their New York sirloin or Porterhouse if you’re dining for two.

7. Sparks Steak House – New York City

Since 1966, Sparks Steak House has been churning out some of the best steak dinners in all of New York. And best of all, it’s retained all of its original charm over the past 50+ years. Begin with a classic bite like the shrimp cocktail or baked clams and then take your time picking your steak option such as the prime sirloin or steak fromage.

8. The Bear’s Steakhouse – Duanesburg

The Bear’s is a place you come for the food and stay for the warm, romantic atmosphere. Prime rib and chateau briand are the names of the game at this incredible country steakhouse. In addition, you’ll find the best service NY state can offer and a wide variety of other steaks and chops.

9. Bordeaux Steak and Wine House – Brooklyn

This New American steakhouse whips up all your favourites along with several modernised classics. Famous for being the best kosher steakhouse in the state, it’s certainly got a reputation for delicious steak dinners. Go ahead and treat yourself to their tomahawk ribeye. You deserve it.

10. Black and Blue Steak and Crab – Rochester

This uber sleek and sophisticated steakhouse is famous for its expertly aged beef and fresh shellfish that’ll have you reeling for days. Simply put, it’s impossible to have a bad meal here. Even better? They also have locations in Buffalo and Albany. Start with a seafood pick like the she-crab soup or tuna tartare. Then move on to any of their Black Angus steak options.

11. De Stefano – Brooklyn

Is there anything better than an old school Italian atmosphere in the heart of New York City’s most beloved burrow? We think not. And at De Stefano’s that’s exactly what you’ll find. Famous for their Mediterranean classics, prime steaks and award-winning wine list, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Opt for the New York strip with a wine pairing and then make a selection from their post-dinner drinks.

12. Bowery Meat Company – New York City

World class steaks, zesty pastas, top notch service and a super retro atmosphere – what’ more could you ask for? Bowery Meat Company is famous for all four. Treat yourself to an order of their New Orleans style broiled oysters made with garlic, romano cheese and parsley. Then move on to your steak pick. Dining for two? There’s a special menu for shared entrees.

13. 212 Steakhouse – New York City

212 Steakhouse prides itself in serving the most premium and high quality steaks in NYC. But not only that, they also hold the title for the only restaurant on the east coast serving authentic Kobe beef. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the finest Japanese steak on the east coast. Opt for the Kobe strip loin and be sure to try the grilled octopus to start.

14. Cote Korean Steakhouse – New York City

At Cote Korean Steakhouse, you’ve got a little beat of Korea in New York. They combine the very best of a classic American steakhouse with the dining experience of a Korean barbecue. Which means you get to grill your own dry aged steaks straight from their in house dry aging room right at the table.

15. Christos Steak House – Queens

Christos Steak House describes itself as an American steakhouse with a Mediterranean flair. And they are absolutely right. In addition to classic steak house picks like steamed shrimp scampi and filet mignon, you’ll also find a great line up of Greek fares. Be sure to try the charred octopus, and opt for the Christos Signature Porterhouse.

16. Jake’s Steakhouse – The Bronx

At Jake’s Steakhouse, they keep it casual compared to their white table clothed, stuffy counterparts. With an incredible craft beer line up, beautiful outdoor patio and old fashioned pub vibe, it’s all about having a great time. Be sure to grab a pint of one of the 14 beers on drafts before digging into your steak pick and don’t skimp on the lobster mac and cheese.

17. Reserve Cut – New York City

Nobody and we mean nobody combines French and Asian fares like Reserve Cut. This kosher steakhouse is famous for its intimate and romantic wine room, drool-worthy steaks and swoon-worthy sushi pics. Be sure to opt for a sushi roll to start and then go for the cote de boeuf to get the best of both worlds.

18. Prime Steakhouse and Spirits – Windham

If fire grilled steaks in a flavour league of their own is what you’re after, there’s no better place than Prime Steakhouse and Spirits in Windham. Famous not only for their delicious steak picks and apps but also world class hospitality, it’s easy to become a regular here. Get started with a classic french onion soup and then work up to the house specialty porterhouse.

19. Flatiron – Red Hook

This cosy and chic steakhouse is just the place to get your carnivorous fix. As the name suggests, they make a mean flat iron steak. However, they also offer a whole host of other steak picks like pan seared filet mignon and charred prime ribeye that are equally drool worthy. Be sure to seal the deal with one of their seasonal house cocktails.

20. Daniella’s Steakhouse – Syracuse

At Daniella’s you’ll find all the fixin’s of a classic steakhouse with a bit of a modern twist. For over 45 years, Daniella’s has been one of the best spots to enjoy a memorable steak dinner in New York. And it doesn’t stop at the steak, either. The appetisers alone could have their own restaurant and perfectly complement any meal. Be sure to opt for the house feature involving a 40 oz Texas cowboy bone in ribeye steak.

21. Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More – Williamsville

Housed in the Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More is the epitome of a chic and sophisticated steakhouse. Start off with the zesty calamari rings and then move on to the filet mignon with a filet neptune on the side. Trust us.

22. Naughton’s Johnson House – Churchville

High quality steaks and chops that are fresh cut daily and cooked on an open hearth grill are a Naughton’s Johnson House specialty. Moreover, this classic steakhouse is set in a circa 1885 brick building that only adds to the charm and romance. Start your evening with a creamy cup of clam chowder and then move on to the choice porterhouse. Dining with someone special? Consider the prime chateaubriand for two.

23. Danny Sheehan’s Steakhouse – Lockport

For over 55 years, Danny Sheehan’s has been the dining spot of Lockport and one of the best steakhouses in NY. From their unique apps, inviting atmosphere and warm hospitality, it’s hard not to love. Be sure to indulge in their NY strip or hearty cut of porterhouse and don’t leave without a slice of the house cheesecake.

24. Tournedos Steakhouse and Seafood – Rochester

Housed in the ever historic and elegant Inn on Broadway you’ll find Tournedos. This sophisticated gem is famous for its mouthwatering menu with features like Australian wagyu and Hawaiian seafood delights. For the best of both worlds go for the wagyu bone in rib steak and make it oscar style.

25. The Loft Steakhouse – Brooklyn

Ask anyone in Brooklyn where to find the best kosher steak and sushi and they’ll send you to The Loft. This upscale kosher joint is famous for its world class steaks and innovative sushi. Be sure to opt for the black Angus boneless rib eye with their house fries and don’t leave without a dessert.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.


1. Club A Steakhouse – New York City

The first thing you’ll notice about Club A Steakhouse is that it is oozing with opulence. From the swanky scarlet dining area to the rustic and elegant wine cellar, they definitely get points for style. Then, there’s the steak. At Club A they prioritise top-notch steak dinners and focus on the classics like creamed veg and potato heavy sides along with fresh seafood.

2. MarkJoseph Steakhouse -New York City

Hidden on a quaint cobblestone street just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, MarkJoseph Steakhouse really just feel like a world of its own. From the sizzling Canadian bacon, to the fried oysters in remoulade and shrimp cocktail, there’s plenty to compliment your steak, too. Which speaking of, we recommend going in on the bone in sirloin.

3. Rocco Steakhouse – New York City

Set in Midtown Manhattan’s NoMad hotel, you’ll find one of New York State’s most elegant and classic steakhouses – Rocco. Famous for their wordly wine list, unbelievably great service and impeccable menu, it’s easy to enjoy a sophisticated evening here. Be sure to opt for the tuna tartare to start.

4. 4 Charles Prime Rib – New York City

Tucked away in the West Village, 4 Charles Prime Rib is the ultimate elegant hideaway to enjoy a delicious steak dinner. Complete with plush leather seating, ornate chandeliers and dark wood interior, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. Oh, and did we mention the steak is some of the best in the state? Start off with a few cocktails before moving on to the house speciality – roast prime rib.

5. 677 Prime – Albany

Mahogany accents, vibrant art pieces and over 400 wine selections, 677 is the place to be. Widely considered as the premier steakhouse of upstate New York, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Start with the crispy calamari before moving on to the Angus cowboy cut or the Wagyu if you’re feeling really fancy.

6. Tuscany Steakhouse – New York City

This midtown favourite is the ideal spot to enjoy an evening of delicious drinks and great steaks for a casual get together or a special date. It’s just sophisticated enough without being pretentious and just casual enough without being too relaxed. Be sure to treat yourself to their baked clams oreganata and then move on to their New York sirloin or Porterhouse if you’re dining for two.

7. Sparks Steak House – New York City

Since 1966, Sparks Steak House has been churning out some of the best steak dinners in all of New York. And best of all, it’s retained all of its original charm over the past 50+ years. Begin with a classic bite like the shrimp cocktail or baked clams and then take your time picking your steak option such as the prime sirloin or steak fromage.

8. The Bear’s Steakhouse – Duanesburg

The Bear’s is a place you come for the food and stay for the warm, romantic atmosphere. Prime rib and chateau briand are the names of the game at this incredible country steakhouse. In addition, you’ll find the best service NY state can offer and a wide variety of other steaks and chops.

9. Bordeaux Steak and Wine House – Brooklyn

This New American steakhouse whips up all your favourites along with several modernised classics. Famous for being the best kosher steakhouse in the state, it’s certainly got a reputation for delicious steak dinners. Go ahead and treat yourself to their tomahawk ribeye. You deserve it.

10. Black and Blue Steak and Crab – Rochester

This uber sleek and sophisticated steakhouse is famous for its expertly aged beef and fresh shellfish that’ll have you reeling for days. Simply put, it’s impossible to have a bad meal here. Even better? They also have locations in Buffalo and Albany. Start with a seafood pick like the she-crab soup or tuna tartare. Then move on to any of their Black Angus steak options.

11. De Stefano – Brooklyn

Is there anything better than an old school Italian atmosphere in the heart of New York City’s most beloved burrow? We think not. And at De Stefano’s that’s exactly what you’ll find. Famous for their Mediterranean classics, prime steaks and award-winning wine list, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Opt for the New York strip with a wine pairing and then make a selection from their post-dinner drinks.

12. Bowery Meat Company – New York City

World class steaks, zesty pastas, top notch service and a super retro atmosphere – what’ more could you ask for? Bowery Meat Company is famous for all four. Treat yourself to an order of their New Orleans style broiled oysters made with garlic, romano cheese and parsley. Then move on to your steak pick. Dining for two? There’s a special menu for shared entrees.

13. 212 Steakhouse – New York City

212 Steakhouse prides itself in serving the most premium and high quality steaks in NYC. But not only that, they also hold the title for the only restaurant on the east coast serving authentic Kobe beef. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the finest Japanese steak on the east coast. Opt for the Kobe strip loin and be sure to try the grilled octopus to start.

14. Cote Korean Steakhouse – New York City

At Cote Korean Steakhouse, you’ve got a little beat of Korea in New York. They combine the very best of a classic American steakhouse with the dining experience of a Korean barbecue. Which means you get to grill your own dry aged steaks straight from their in house dry aging room right at the table.

15. Christos Steak House – Queens

Christos Steak House describes itself as an American steakhouse with a Mediterranean flair. And they are absolutely right. In addition to classic steak house picks like steamed shrimp scampi and filet mignon, you’ll also find a great line up of Greek fares. Be sure to try the charred octopus, and opt for the Christos Signature Porterhouse.

16. Jake’s Steakhouse – The Bronx

At Jake’s Steakhouse, they keep it casual compared to their white table clothed, stuffy counterparts. With an incredible craft beer line up, beautiful outdoor patio and old fashioned pub vibe, it’s all about having a great time. Be sure to grab a pint of one of the 14 beers on drafts before digging into your steak pick and don’t skimp on the lobster mac and cheese.

17. Reserve Cut – New York City

Nobody and we mean nobody combines French and Asian fares like Reserve Cut. This kosher steakhouse is famous for its intimate and romantic wine room, drool-worthy steaks and swoon-worthy sushi pics. Be sure to opt for a sushi roll to start and then go for the cote de boeuf to get the best of both worlds.

18. Prime Steakhouse and Spirits – Windham

If fire grilled steaks in a flavour league of their own is what you’re after, there’s no better place than Prime Steakhouse and Spirits in Windham. Famous not only for their delicious steak picks and apps but also world class hospitality, it’s easy to become a regular here. Get started with a classic french onion soup and then work up to the house specialty porterhouse.

19. Flatiron – Red Hook

This cosy and chic steakhouse is just the place to get your carnivorous fix. As the name suggests, they make a mean flat iron steak. However, they also offer a whole host of other steak picks like pan seared filet mignon and charred prime ribeye that are equally drool worthy. Be sure to seal the deal with one of their seasonal house cocktails.

20. Daniella’s Steakhouse – Syracuse

At Daniella’s you’ll find all the fixin’s of a classic steakhouse with a bit of a modern twist. For over 45 years, Daniella’s has been one of the best spots to enjoy a memorable steak dinner in New York. And it doesn’t stop at the steak, either. The appetisers alone could have their own restaurant and perfectly complement any meal. Be sure to opt for the house feature involving a 40 oz Texas cowboy bone in ribeye steak.

21. Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More – Williamsville

Housed in the Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More is the epitome of a chic and sophisticated steakhouse. Start off with the zesty calamari rings and then move on to the filet mignon with a filet neptune on the side. Trust us.

22. Naughton’s Johnson House – Churchville

High quality steaks and chops that are fresh cut daily and cooked on an open hearth grill are a Naughton’s Johnson House specialty. Moreover, this classic steakhouse is set in a circa 1885 brick building that only adds to the charm and romance. Start your evening with a creamy cup of clam chowder and then move on to the choice porterhouse. Dining with someone special? Consider the prime chateaubriand for two.

23. Danny Sheehan’s Steakhouse – Lockport

For over 55 years, Danny Sheehan’s has been the dining spot of Lockport and one of the best steakhouses in NY. From their unique apps, inviting atmosphere and warm hospitality, it’s hard not to love. Be sure to indulge in their NY strip or hearty cut of porterhouse and don’t leave without a slice of the house cheesecake.

24. Tournedos Steakhouse and Seafood – Rochester

Housed in the ever historic and elegant Inn on Broadway you’ll find Tournedos. This sophisticated gem is famous for its mouthwatering menu with features like Australian wagyu and Hawaiian seafood delights. For the best of both worlds go for the wagyu bone in rib steak and make it oscar style.

25. The Loft Steakhouse – Brooklyn

Ask anyone in Brooklyn where to find the best kosher steak and sushi and they’ll send you to The Loft. This upscale kosher joint is famous for its world class steaks and innovative sushi. Be sure to opt for the black Angus boneless rib eye with their house fries and don’t leave without a dessert.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.


1. Club A Steakhouse – New York City

The first thing you’ll notice about Club A Steakhouse is that it is oozing with opulence. From the swanky scarlet dining area to the rustic and elegant wine cellar, they definitely get points for style. Then, there’s the steak. At Club A they prioritise top-notch steak dinners and focus on the classics like creamed veg and potato heavy sides along with fresh seafood.

2. MarkJoseph Steakhouse -New York City

Hidden on a quaint cobblestone street just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, MarkJoseph Steakhouse really just feel like a world of its own. From the sizzling Canadian bacon, to the fried oysters in remoulade and shrimp cocktail, there’s plenty to compliment your steak, too. Which speaking of, we recommend going in on the bone in sirloin.

3. Rocco Steakhouse – New York City

Set in Midtown Manhattan’s NoMad hotel, you’ll find one of New York State’s most elegant and classic steakhouses – Rocco. Famous for their wordly wine list, unbelievably great service and impeccable menu, it’s easy to enjoy a sophisticated evening here. Be sure to opt for the tuna tartare to start.

4. 4 Charles Prime Rib – New York City

Tucked away in the West Village, 4 Charles Prime Rib is the ultimate elegant hideaway to enjoy a delicious steak dinner. Complete with plush leather seating, ornate chandeliers and dark wood interior, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. Oh, and did we mention the steak is some of the best in the state? Start off with a few cocktails before moving on to the house speciality – roast prime rib.

5. 677 Prime – Albany

Mahogany accents, vibrant art pieces and over 400 wine selections, 677 is the place to be. Widely considered as the premier steakhouse of upstate New York, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Start with the crispy calamari before moving on to the Angus cowboy cut or the Wagyu if you’re feeling really fancy.

6. Tuscany Steakhouse – New York City

This midtown favourite is the ideal spot to enjoy an evening of delicious drinks and great steaks for a casual get together or a special date. It’s just sophisticated enough without being pretentious and just casual enough without being too relaxed. Be sure to treat yourself to their baked clams oreganata and then move on to their New York sirloin or Porterhouse if you’re dining for two.

7. Sparks Steak House – New York City

Since 1966, Sparks Steak House has been churning out some of the best steak dinners in all of New York. And best of all, it’s retained all of its original charm over the past 50+ years. Begin with a classic bite like the shrimp cocktail or baked clams and then take your time picking your steak option such as the prime sirloin or steak fromage.

8. The Bear’s Steakhouse – Duanesburg

The Bear’s is a place you come for the food and stay for the warm, romantic atmosphere. Prime rib and chateau briand are the names of the game at this incredible country steakhouse. In addition, you’ll find the best service NY state can offer and a wide variety of other steaks and chops.

9. Bordeaux Steak and Wine House – Brooklyn

This New American steakhouse whips up all your favourites along with several modernised classics. Famous for being the best kosher steakhouse in the state, it’s certainly got a reputation for delicious steak dinners. Go ahead and treat yourself to their tomahawk ribeye. You deserve it.

10. Black and Blue Steak and Crab – Rochester

This uber sleek and sophisticated steakhouse is famous for its expertly aged beef and fresh shellfish that’ll have you reeling for days. Simply put, it’s impossible to have a bad meal here. Even better? They also have locations in Buffalo and Albany. Start with a seafood pick like the she-crab soup or tuna tartare. Then move on to any of their Black Angus steak options.

11. De Stefano – Brooklyn

Is there anything better than an old school Italian atmosphere in the heart of New York City’s most beloved burrow? We think not. And at De Stefano’s that’s exactly what you’ll find. Famous for their Mediterranean classics, prime steaks and award-winning wine list, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Opt for the New York strip with a wine pairing and then make a selection from their post-dinner drinks.

12. Bowery Meat Company – New York City

World class steaks, zesty pastas, top notch service and a super retro atmosphere – what’ more could you ask for? Bowery Meat Company is famous for all four. Treat yourself to an order of their New Orleans style broiled oysters made with garlic, romano cheese and parsley. Then move on to your steak pick. Dining for two? There’s a special menu for shared entrees.

13. 212 Steakhouse – New York City

212 Steakhouse prides itself in serving the most premium and high quality steaks in NYC. But not only that, they also hold the title for the only restaurant on the east coast serving authentic Kobe beef. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the finest Japanese steak on the east coast. Opt for the Kobe strip loin and be sure to try the grilled octopus to start.

14. Cote Korean Steakhouse – New York City

At Cote Korean Steakhouse, you’ve got a little beat of Korea in New York. They combine the very best of a classic American steakhouse with the dining experience of a Korean barbecue. Which means you get to grill your own dry aged steaks straight from their in house dry aging room right at the table.

15. Christos Steak House – Queens

Christos Steak House describes itself as an American steakhouse with a Mediterranean flair. And they are absolutely right. In addition to classic steak house picks like steamed shrimp scampi and filet mignon, you’ll also find a great line up of Greek fares. Be sure to try the charred octopus, and opt for the Christos Signature Porterhouse.

16. Jake’s Steakhouse – The Bronx

At Jake’s Steakhouse, they keep it casual compared to their white table clothed, stuffy counterparts. With an incredible craft beer line up, beautiful outdoor patio and old fashioned pub vibe, it’s all about having a great time. Be sure to grab a pint of one of the 14 beers on drafts before digging into your steak pick and don’t skimp on the lobster mac and cheese.

17. Reserve Cut – New York City

Nobody and we mean nobody combines French and Asian fares like Reserve Cut. This kosher steakhouse is famous for its intimate and romantic wine room, drool-worthy steaks and swoon-worthy sushi pics. Be sure to opt for a sushi roll to start and then go for the cote de boeuf to get the best of both worlds.

18. Prime Steakhouse and Spirits – Windham

If fire grilled steaks in a flavour league of their own is what you’re after, there’s no better place than Prime Steakhouse and Spirits in Windham. Famous not only for their delicious steak picks and apps but also world class hospitality, it’s easy to become a regular here. Get started with a classic french onion soup and then work up to the house specialty porterhouse.

19. Flatiron – Red Hook

This cosy and chic steakhouse is just the place to get your carnivorous fix. As the name suggests, they make a mean flat iron steak. However, they also offer a whole host of other steak picks like pan seared filet mignon and charred prime ribeye that are equally drool worthy. Be sure to seal the deal with one of their seasonal house cocktails.

20. Daniella’s Steakhouse – Syracuse

At Daniella’s you’ll find all the fixin’s of a classic steakhouse with a bit of a modern twist. For over 45 years, Daniella’s has been one of the best spots to enjoy a memorable steak dinner in New York. And it doesn’t stop at the steak, either. The appetisers alone could have their own restaurant and perfectly complement any meal. Be sure to opt for the house feature involving a 40 oz Texas cowboy bone in ribeye steak.

21. Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More – Williamsville

Housed in the Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More is the epitome of a chic and sophisticated steakhouse. Start off with the zesty calamari rings and then move on to the filet mignon with a filet neptune on the side. Trust us.

22. Naughton’s Johnson House – Churchville

High quality steaks and chops that are fresh cut daily and cooked on an open hearth grill are a Naughton’s Johnson House specialty. Moreover, this classic steakhouse is set in a circa 1885 brick building that only adds to the charm and romance. Start your evening with a creamy cup of clam chowder and then move on to the choice porterhouse. Dining with someone special? Consider the prime chateaubriand for two.

23. Danny Sheehan’s Steakhouse – Lockport

For over 55 years, Danny Sheehan’s has been the dining spot of Lockport and one of the best steakhouses in NY. From their unique apps, inviting atmosphere and warm hospitality, it’s hard not to love. Be sure to indulge in their NY strip or hearty cut of porterhouse and don’t leave without a slice of the house cheesecake.

24. Tournedos Steakhouse and Seafood – Rochester

Housed in the ever historic and elegant Inn on Broadway you’ll find Tournedos. This sophisticated gem is famous for its mouthwatering menu with features like Australian wagyu and Hawaiian seafood delights. For the best of both worlds go for the wagyu bone in rib steak and make it oscar style.

25. The Loft Steakhouse – Brooklyn

Ask anyone in Brooklyn where to find the best kosher steak and sushi and they’ll send you to The Loft. This upscale kosher joint is famous for its world class steaks and innovative sushi. Be sure to opt for the black Angus boneless rib eye with their house fries and don’t leave without a dessert.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.


1. Club A Steakhouse – New York City

The first thing you’ll notice about Club A Steakhouse is that it is oozing with opulence. From the swanky scarlet dining area to the rustic and elegant wine cellar, they definitely get points for style. Then, there’s the steak. At Club A they prioritise top-notch steak dinners and focus on the classics like creamed veg and potato heavy sides along with fresh seafood.

2. MarkJoseph Steakhouse -New York City

Hidden on a quaint cobblestone street just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, MarkJoseph Steakhouse really just feel like a world of its own. From the sizzling Canadian bacon, to the fried oysters in remoulade and shrimp cocktail, there’s plenty to compliment your steak, too. Which speaking of, we recommend going in on the bone in sirloin.

3. Rocco Steakhouse – New York City

Set in Midtown Manhattan’s NoMad hotel, you’ll find one of New York State’s most elegant and classic steakhouses – Rocco. Famous for their wordly wine list, unbelievably great service and impeccable menu, it’s easy to enjoy a sophisticated evening here. Be sure to opt for the tuna tartare to start.

4. 4 Charles Prime Rib – New York City

Tucked away in the West Village, 4 Charles Prime Rib is the ultimate elegant hideaway to enjoy a delicious steak dinner. Complete with plush leather seating, ornate chandeliers and dark wood interior, you’ll feel like you’re in a movie. Oh, and did we mention the steak is some of the best in the state? Start off with a few cocktails before moving on to the house speciality – roast prime rib.

5. 677 Prime – Albany

Mahogany accents, vibrant art pieces and over 400 wine selections, 677 is the place to be. Widely considered as the premier steakhouse of upstate New York, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Start with the crispy calamari before moving on to the Angus cowboy cut or the Wagyu if you’re feeling really fancy.

6. Tuscany Steakhouse – New York City

This midtown favourite is the ideal spot to enjoy an evening of delicious drinks and great steaks for a casual get together or a special date. It’s just sophisticated enough without being pretentious and just casual enough without being too relaxed. Be sure to treat yourself to their baked clams oreganata and then move on to their New York sirloin or Porterhouse if you’re dining for two.

7. Sparks Steak House – New York City

Since 1966, Sparks Steak House has been churning out some of the best steak dinners in all of New York. And best of all, it’s retained all of its original charm over the past 50+ years. Begin with a classic bite like the shrimp cocktail or baked clams and then take your time picking your steak option such as the prime sirloin or steak fromage.

8. The Bear’s Steakhouse – Duanesburg

The Bear’s is a place you come for the food and stay for the warm, romantic atmosphere. Prime rib and chateau briand are the names of the game at this incredible country steakhouse. In addition, you’ll find the best service NY state can offer and a wide variety of other steaks and chops.

9. Bordeaux Steak and Wine House – Brooklyn

This New American steakhouse whips up all your favourites along with several modernised classics. Famous for being the best kosher steakhouse in the state, it’s certainly got a reputation for delicious steak dinners. Go ahead and treat yourself to their tomahawk ribeye. You deserve it.

10. Black and Blue Steak and Crab – Rochester

This uber sleek and sophisticated steakhouse is famous for its expertly aged beef and fresh shellfish that’ll have you reeling for days. Simply put, it’s impossible to have a bad meal here. Even better? They also have locations in Buffalo and Albany. Start with a seafood pick like the she-crab soup or tuna tartare. Then move on to any of their Black Angus steak options.

11. De Stefano – Brooklyn

Is there anything better than an old school Italian atmosphere in the heart of New York City’s most beloved burrow? We think not. And at De Stefano’s that’s exactly what you’ll find. Famous for their Mediterranean classics, prime steaks and award-winning wine list, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Opt for the New York strip with a wine pairing and then make a selection from their post-dinner drinks.

12. Bowery Meat Company – New York City

World class steaks, zesty pastas, top notch service and a super retro atmosphere – what’ more could you ask for? Bowery Meat Company is famous for all four. Treat yourself to an order of their New Orleans style broiled oysters made with garlic, romano cheese and parsley. Then move on to your steak pick. Dining for two? There’s a special menu for shared entrees.

13. 212 Steakhouse – New York City

212 Steakhouse prides itself in serving the most premium and high quality steaks in NYC. But not only that, they also hold the title for the only restaurant on the east coast serving authentic Kobe beef. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the finest Japanese steak on the east coast. Opt for the Kobe strip loin and be sure to try the grilled octopus to start.

14. Cote Korean Steakhouse – New York City

At Cote Korean Steakhouse, you’ve got a little beat of Korea in New York. They combine the very best of a classic American steakhouse with the dining experience of a Korean barbecue. Which means you get to grill your own dry aged steaks straight from their in house dry aging room right at the table.

15. Christos Steak House – Queens

Christos Steak House describes itself as an American steakhouse with a Mediterranean flair. And they are absolutely right. In addition to classic steak house picks like steamed shrimp scampi and filet mignon, you’ll also find a great line up of Greek fares. Be sure to try the charred octopus, and opt for the Christos Signature Porterhouse.

16. Jake’s Steakhouse – The Bronx

At Jake’s Steakhouse, they keep it casual compared to their white table clothed, stuffy counterparts. With an incredible craft beer line up, beautiful outdoor patio and old fashioned pub vibe, it’s all about having a great time. Be sure to grab a pint of one of the 14 beers on drafts before digging into your steak pick and don’t skimp on the lobster mac and cheese.

17. Reserve Cut – New York City

Nobody and we mean nobody combines French and Asian fares like Reserve Cut. This kosher steakhouse is famous for its intimate and romantic wine room, drool-worthy steaks and swoon-worthy sushi pics. Be sure to opt for a sushi roll to start and then go for the cote de boeuf to get the best of both worlds.

18. Prime Steakhouse and Spirits – Windham

If fire grilled steaks in a flavour league of their own is what you’re after, there’s no better place than Prime Steakhouse and Spirits in Windham. Famous not only for their delicious steak picks and apps but also world class hospitality, it’s easy to become a regular here. Get started with a classic french onion soup and then work up to the house specialty porterhouse.

19. Flatiron – Red Hook

This cosy and chic steakhouse is just the place to get your carnivorous fix. As the name suggests, they make a mean flat iron steak. However, they also offer a whole host of other steak picks like pan seared filet mignon and charred prime ribeye that are equally drool worthy. Be sure to seal the deal with one of their seasonal house cocktails.

20. Daniella’s Steakhouse – Syracuse

At Daniella’s you’ll find all the fixin’s of a classic steakhouse with a bit of a modern twist. For over 45 years, Daniella’s has been one of the best spots to enjoy a memorable steak dinner in New York. And it doesn’t stop at the steak, either. The appetisers alone could have their own restaurant and perfectly complement any meal. Be sure to opt for the house feature involving a 40 oz Texas cowboy bone in ribeye steak.

21. Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More – Williamsville

Housed in the Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, Russell’s Steaks, Chops and More is the epitome of a chic and sophisticated steakhouse. Start off with the zesty calamari rings and then move on to the filet mignon with a filet neptune on the side. Trust us.

22. Naughton’s Johnson House – Churchville

High quality steaks and chops that are fresh cut daily and cooked on an open hearth grill are a Naughton’s Johnson House specialty. Moreover, this classic steakhouse is set in a circa 1885 brick building that only adds to the charm and romance. Start your evening with a creamy cup of clam chowder and then move on to the choice porterhouse. Dining with someone special? Consider the prime chateaubriand for two.

23. Danny Sheehan’s Steakhouse – Lockport

For over 55 years, Danny Sheehan’s has been the dining spot of Lockport and one of the best steakhouses in NY. From their unique apps, inviting atmosphere and warm hospitality, it’s hard not to love. Be sure to indulge in their NY strip or hearty cut of porterhouse and don’t leave without a slice of the house cheesecake.

24. Tournedos Steakhouse and Seafood – Rochester

Housed in the ever historic and elegant Inn on Broadway you’ll find Tournedos. This sophisticated gem is famous for its mouthwatering menu with features like Australian wagyu and Hawaiian seafood delights. For the best of both worlds go for the wagyu bone in rib steak and make it oscar style.

25. The Loft Steakhouse – Brooklyn

Ask anyone in Brooklyn where to find the best kosher steak and sushi and they’ll send you to The Loft. This upscale kosher joint is famous for its world class steaks and innovative sushi. Be sure to opt for the black Angus boneless rib eye with their house fries and don’t leave without a dessert.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.


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