My boyfriend loves steak
Where to go for his birthday?
We've already been to:
- Peter Luger (numerous times)
- Smith & Wollensky
- Strip House
- Quality Steaks
Suggestions for something we haven't tried yet? We're all in our 20s-30s so somewhere "young" would be nice, but its really great steaks we're after, not atmosphere.
Ditto on BLT Prime. The sides there are amazing. The steak is great, too, although it had a little too much of that charred crust thing going on (which I realize some people love). I guess I would add Dylan Prime, which is not a personal favorite but other people seem to like it a lot. Also, the space there is very "young," especially compared to spots like Luger's and S&W. Also, it's not a steak place, but Del Posto has a rib eye for two that is ridiculously good.
I am no steak expert but I had a few dinners with my steak-loving friend who is very knowledgable about steak (his dad was in the same business). He was very satisfied with the porterhouse and rib-eye at Bobby Van's (despite its chain-like image). The sides, like the hash potates, were also very delicious. The caveat of this restaurant is that there were a lot of business lunches and dinners during weekdays, and weekends are more lively.
Not sure if location makes a difference but in we went to the Bobby Van's on 54th st.
The other place that we recently went was Primehouse. We shared a 40-day aged bone-in ribeye and a porterhouse and both were declared by my friend as succulent and probably aged. In particular I loved the meat adhered to the bone-in aged ribeye becauce of its nuanced "aged" flavor. (That's why I always like to order aged bone-in ribeye). The sides were just ok but I did like their seafood apps such as the scallop ceviche. I cared less about the $2 extra sauces. Both my friend and I thought that the steaks were good enough to stand on their own.
Desserts were again ok. The mini-donuts were delicious assuming that you still have space after all the steaks.
My friend mentioned that most of the times each steakhouse has a cut/steak or two that stands out, but rarely the whole steak section of the menu. Therefore I think it does make a difference depending on what cut or steak (dry aged or not, etc.) your bf likes.