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Romantic Dinner - Loves Steak and Pork

Need a good reco for a delicious steak, modern restaurant, romantic (not Smith and Wollensky era). Any suggestions?

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  1. Suggest Perry Street in the West Village. Quiet, romantic, comfy booths for all guests. Dining room is unusually large for the 60 guests it can hold. Modern takes on steaks and pork. Awesome-but-small wine list, great table service.

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    Perry Street
    176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

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    1. re: stalkingwine.com

      While I like Perry St, I don't think it fits the bill for steak. While they usually have a hanger steak or tenderloin prep somewhere on the menu (that's usually very good), it's just one dish on a predominately modern French menu. It's certainly not steak or pork focused at all.

      For the OP, I would recommend Craft. They have numerous exceptional steaks as well as rack of pork, braised pork shank, suckling pig etc. It's a warm, modern looking restaurant adhering to the ethos of great ingredients prepared simply, and I think it's ideal for your request.

      1. re: hcbk0702

        Both restaurants look like good options. I have also heard good things about DGBG and Allen and Delancey - any take on those?

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        Allen and Delancey
        115 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

        1. re: Pamanda

          DBGB is too casual and far too noisy for a romantic dinner. It's more focused on burgers, small plates, and beer. Unfortunately, Allen and Delancey has been getting pretty mediocre reports since Neil Ferguson left last year.

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          Allen and Delancey
          115 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

          DBGB
          299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

          1. re: Pamanda

            I personally didn't like DBGB but some hounders do. But like hcbk said, it's far from romantic. how about Quality MeatS?

            1. re: Pamanda

              Pass on Allen and Delancey. My mediocre experience was consistent with the other responder.

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              Allen and Delancey
              115 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

          2. re: stalkingwine.com

            Suggest Perry Street in the West Village. Quiet, romantic, comfy booths for all guests. Dining room is unusually large for the 60 guests it can hold. Modern takes on steaks and pork. Awesome-but-small wine list, great table service.

          3. How about Strip House? A nice atmosphere for a date and good steak. For pork I would pick a nice Italian place

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            Strip House
            13 E. 12th St, New York, NY 10003

            1. I liked the steak at Market Table. But note that it's not one of those famous dry aged steaks that you'll find all over NYC. For that, I like Wolfgang's Steakhouse.

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              Market Table
              54 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014

              1. I second the Craft recommendation. It is lovely and warm, with lots of well-prepared meats and artful cocktails, appetizers, and sides.

                I also recently went to Craftsteak, and it was delightful. It's not terribly romantic, but the steak is great and the vegetables are just pure and delicious.

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                Craftsteak
                85 Tenth Ave, New York, NY 10011

                1. Agree on the recommendations for Craft and Strip House. Both are incredible.

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                  Strip House
                  13 E. 12th St, New York, NY 10003