There is nothing quite so American as a steak house, is there? It is gluttonous amounts of meat, with a side of meat, and a big fat juicy cab to wash it all down. I love it. You can find a shining example of this atmosphere at Strip House in NYC at both of their locations. The restaurant has all the old world charm of a regal steak house with dark wood, deep red leather banquets, and photographs adorning the walls of celebrity guests.
The menu has all the decadent steakhouse classics you’d expect and some surprises. Their appetizer of thick cut bacon should be on everyone’s must-eat pork list. The beautifully towering tuna tartar pops with little bites of wasabi roe. If you aren’t a meat eater, fear not. Order the entrée of tuna loin which is seared ever so slightly and melts in your mouth.
The true masterpiece, the thing that sets SH apart from others of its kind, is their 60oz bone-in filet. This is a proprietary cut only available to this restaurant and it is a beauty to behold. It is mind-blowingly tender, cooked (god knows how) to perfection, and seasoned so that each bite has little bits of crust and salt. It has ruined all other steaks for me. Round out your meal with an ample list of sides like rich truffle creamed spinach or heart-stopping twice-baked potato gratin. Here’s what we had:
SPICY TUNA TARTAR Chopped Avocado, Cucumber, Wasabi Roe*, Radish Sprouts
TRI-COLOR BABY BEETS Jamón Serrano, Tangerines, Crispy Quinoa, Coach Farms Goat Milk Ricotta
STRIP HOUSE ROASTED BACON - Mimosa Egg, Crispy Capers, Frisée Salad
LINE-CAUGHT YELLOW FIN TUNA LOIN
STRIP HOUSE POTATOES Twice-Baked Potato Gratin
BLACK TRUFFLE CREAMED SPINACH
BAKED ALASKA Brûléed Meringue, Pistachio & Chocolate Ice Cream
STRIP HOUSE CHOCOLATE CAKE
Strip House (downtown)
13 E 12th St · (212) 328-0000
Strip House (midtown)
15 W 44th St · (212) 336-5454