The team behind Quality Meats & Italian have continued to expand their Quality Eats concept, now bringing it to Nomad. This spot is larger than the others but retains the same dark & vibey ambiance with a huge bar and a perfect playlist. While the menu may be slightly reminiscent of a steakhouse, the price and creativity level certainly aren't. Make a meal out of the starters like sausage & pepper toast, grilled bacon with peanut butter & jalapeno jelly, and grilled bucheron cheese. They offer mains like leg of lamb & lemon-charred chicken, but the patty melt club burger is where I'd park myself if I were you.
I love a steakhouse, and one that you can visit all over the country for consistency is Del Frisco's. The Grille is a slightly more casual version of it's sister restaurant, but still packed with red meat and business men in suits. The Manhattan location is expansive and energetic, consistently full due to its Rockefeller Center address. The menu has all the steakhouse classics - massive slabs of meat, caesar salad, raw bar and truffle mac. You'll find some really fun additions to a traditional steakhouse menu here like cheesesteak eggrolls, ahi tacos, lollipop chicken wings and artichoke beignets. Of course there is plenty of California cab to go around.
Cote is like an Asian meat palace. Restaurateur Simon Kim took the idea of humble Korean BBQ and elevated the concept into something chic. The space is minimalistic- high ceilings with clean lines and communal tables all outfitted with sunken grills. The meat is undeniably excellent and the selection is vast. Their staff expertly grills cuts of dry-aged and fresh meats like hanger steak and kalbi, or marinated short ribs. They offer a la cart items but the star of the menu is the butcher’s feast arriving with prime beef with sides of ban chan, savory egg soufflé, kimchee and dwen-jang stew.
The team behind Quality Meats & Italian clearly know how to execute a concept that generates massive appeal. They opened Quality Eats as their first venture into downtown dining and hit it out of the park. They drew from all the best elements of their uptown spots - dark & vibey with a huge bar and a perfect playlist. Then, packaged it into a smaller space where people will go for neighborhood dining. While the menu may be slightly reminiscent of a steakhouse, the price and creativity level certainly aren't. Make a meal out of the starters like sausage & pepper toast, grilled bacon with peanut butter & jalapeno jelly, and grilled bucheron cheese. Wrap up with fun "dessert scoops" like birthday cake or this sh*t is bananas. This is also a great option for brunch 3 days/week with food that will kick the ass out of any hangover you're enduring.
I found the epicenter of suits and business meetings and men that will hopefully marry me and give me a mansion so that I don't have to work anymore. It resides at a steakhouse in Midtown Manhattan. There are actually 12 locations of BLT Steak today, showing that yes, the public has spoken and they want more. The dining room is elegant & decorated sparsely. The menu consists of big fat California cabs and good ol' American steakhouse classics. The obvious staples are available - crab cakes, wedge salad, raw bar, and tuna tartar. There is a definite focus on presentation and fresh ingredients. Steaks are USD Prime with many cuts to choose from and an excellent char. If steak isn't your thing (because you have bad taste) the chef has allotted space for fish, lamb, chicken, and a massive assortment of side dishes. Bring someone else's wallet if you can; this doesn't come cheap.
Address: 2418 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 620-0225
Website : http://www.futago25usa.com/
Good for: interactive dining, groups, trendy ambiance
Tuna & Avocado Tartare
Rib Eye Sandwich
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
New York Strip
Address: 1184 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
Escargots De Bourgogne - Parsley, butter, lemon, garlic & shallot
Fritures De Calamar - Fried squid, spicy mayo & fresh lemon
Steak Tartare - Prime tenderloin, capers, shallots, parsley & quail egg
Steak Frites Aux Poivres - 14 oz dry aged New York strip, four peppercorn cream sauce & french fries
Gratin de Pommes de Terre
Epinards a la Creme
99 7TH AVENUE SOUTH, New York, NY
Phone: Call 212-837-1616
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
NEW YORK STRIP
60 OZ BONE IN FILET
STRIP HOUSE POTATOES Twice-Baked Potato Gratin
MAC & CHEESE
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
There's really nothing not to love about a steakhouse. Meat, booze, and men in suits all around. It's so god damn American. Add stunning views of Manhattan and you'd have to be a monster to not appreciate the place.
Porter House sits atop the Time Warner building. It shares the dining floors with world famous Per Se and Masa. I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to have a restaurant there that isn’t phenomenal. The dining space screams “NYC steakhouse” everywhere. It is chic and modern with polished marble everywhere. There is an ample bar connected to a large cocktail area. Beautiful chandeliers hang from a vaulted beam ceiling above white table clothed tables and tan leather banquets. The space is pushed way over the edge by massive floor to ceiling windows lining the whole dining room, with stunning views of Central Park and Columbus Circle. All around you have people eating expense account-fueled dinners knowing “I am the king of the universe.”
As the name suggests, they specialize in meat here. No real surprises on the menu, although it does have more choices than your average steakhouse. You are at a steakhouse so obviously you must start with the massive shellfish tower. Other classics like crudo, steak tartar, and crab cakes are well represented. Meat is obviously the star here and they knock it out of the park. If you want something casual, they have two stellar burger options and a steak sandwich. You can order any cut of meat you like and it is cooked, charred, and seasoned to perfection. Because you are here to spend money, go full force and add king crab, lobster, or foie gras to any steak. Round it out with black truffle mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. You need a drink, so choose from over 650 bottles of wine.. I really just fucking love a steakhouse, and this one is killer. Here’s what we had:
tomatoes, burrata & basil
asparagus, truffle, lardo, poached egg
marrow bones & morels - Herb Salad, Country Bread
aged prime beef private blend burger - French Fries, Lettuce & Tomato grilled
bar burger – double patty, cheese, japaleno
grilled skirt steak sandwich - Toasted Garlic Bread, French Fries & Chimichurri
porterhouse - USDA Prime Dry Aged Beef
Address: 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 823-9500
I love me some French bistros & brasseries. I cant get enough of the charm they exude. I am a longtime fan of the wonderful ones we have in NYC like Lafayette, Balthazar, Minetta Tavern & Buvette. Add La Gamelle to that list. This stylish French bistro opened a year ago and I had the ultimate pleasure of dining there last night.
The space is stylish and warm. The lighting is dim, there are low hanging light fixtures and lots of wood. The tables are covered in white butcher paper and the floor is sheets of white tile. There is a long vintage bar in the center separating the dining rooms. On Thursday-Saturday you can find live music in the long and spacious restaurant. In the summer you can sit outside and sip rose champagne on their patio.
The menu is packed with familiar, favorite French bistro fare. You can start with a raw bar platter of oysters and plump clams. The escargot are heavenly, as anything drenched in that much better and garlic should be. The roasted octopus was charred perfectly and served with a great mix of olives and tomatoes. Our entrees were cooked to perfection. We ordered duck and steak frites, both were exactly medium rare and seasoned impeccably. Finally, we had the burger which is one of the best in the city. It is a massive 10oz patty smothered in gruyere, black truffle mayo, caramelized onions, and mushrooms. I will dream of it tonight.
The restaurant has received mixed reviews for its food and I humbly disagree with anyone who has something negative to say about this place. I thought it was warm and welcoming with great food. The staff made us feel like we were at home, and they kept the champagne coming. I highly recommend going. Here’s what we had:
OYSTERS & CLAMS- mignonette, cocktail sauce
ESCARGOTS - snails in garlic parsley butter
FRIED OYSTERS w/ remoulade
ROASTED OCTOPUS “CITRONETTE"
MOULES FRITES – curry broth
DUCK CONFIT - “pomme rosti", mushroom jus, frisée
STEAK FRITES - served with béarnaise or beurre maître d'hôtel
10 OZ BURGER - gruyere, black truffle mayo, caramelized onions, bacon, mushrooms, pomme frites
Address: 241 Bowery, New York, NY 10002