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best DRY AGED steak in nyc

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detroit1010 Nov 11, 2010 07:17 AM

I know there are a lot of threads on 'best steak" in NYC but I am looking for the best dry-aged steak - one that has that really pungent dry-aged flavor. Any neighborhood, any price... Thanks!

  1. Duppie Nov 11, 2010 07:18 AM

    Still Lugers.

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      detroit1010 Nov 11, 2010 07:20 AM

      Thanks for the reply. I am looking for something in Manhattan, not Brooklyn. I should also add that I've been to Minetta Tavern and LOVED it but I'm not really interested in eating at 5:30 or 11:30.

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        Duppie Nov 11, 2010 07:35 AM

        Got ya, then try Wolfgang's on Park ave or BLT Prime on 22'nd street, IMHO,they both serve some of the best dry aged steaks in the city,but you know what they say about opinions and assholes.....

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        BLT Prime
        111 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010

        1. re: Duppie
          boredough Nov 11, 2010 08:27 AM

          Wolfgang's in TriBeCa is less noisy than the one on Park Ave, in my experience.

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            Duppie Nov 11, 2010 08:44 AM

            I rather like the din in steakhouses and bistros, reminds me of Paris,too poor to travel there so dinner in Manhattan is a somewhat less expensive alternative.

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          fooder Nov 11, 2010 07:40 AM

          Prime House has a 65 day dry-aged ribeye that I personally like, and would probably fit the pungent aged/minerally flavor you're looking for. Other than that, you can also try the Luger clones in Manhattan (eg. Wolfgang's)

        3. steakman55 Nov 11, 2010 02:07 PM

          Keen's, since 1885 in the Garment District. Not a clone of anyone. the original!

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            nstaff Dec 13, 2011 12:55 PM

            I'm reading the key word here being pungent. i.e. gamey, almost a blue cheese type of flavor with your steak (personally I like to be able to smell mine from accross the room). Basically take the flavor of the black label minetta tavern burger and apply it to steak. If that's the case then I would say forget Luger's, it's bland. and I spoke to the chef at Prime who said his did not have that overly aged flavor. The closest I've ever had was at Craft (their Los Angeles location). But you might want to give Craft NY a shot - that's what I would do.

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            Craft
            43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

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              nmprisons Dec 13, 2011 12:58 PM

              That was going to be my suggestion as well. Keens has my favorite mutton chop in the city, but Craft's steaks are my favorite. They aren't "overly aged," but they are anything but bland.

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                detroit1010 Dec 13, 2011 07:13 PM

                This thread is quite old (over a year) but your recommendation is nonetheless a great one. Since posting this question, I've twice dined at Craft. The second time, I had the ribeye for 2 and as I posted in another thread, I thought it was most likely the best steak I've ever had (a title previously held by Minetta Tavern).

                Anyone know of any meat out there that can hold a candle to the Craft steak? I was thinking of trying the 65 day aged ribeye from Prime House but they seem to get very tepid reviews.

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                Craft
                43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

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                  nstaff Dec 14, 2011 07:19 AM

                  Thank you =).

                  My wife spoke to prime house about a year ago while on the quest for the funkiest flavored steak she could find and they told her theirs was very tame. I personally have never had a steak that came close to Craft. You may want to try talking to the manager there and seeing if they will age you a special steak (i.e. one for 70+ days). They have their own aging room there and who knows, maybe they would do it for you and for the right price - I've always found them to be the best around for customer service so I think you'd have a better shot there than anywhere else.

                  If you do find a better steak though please let me know!

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                    detroit1010 Dec 14, 2011 09:01 AM

                    While your suggestion is interesting, I think the steak for 2 at Craft is already expensive enough (>$120!); therefore, I'm not sure I can afford any further increase in price. I'll keep my eyes, ears, and mouth open and hopefully I'll find something else out there...

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                      nstaff Dec 14, 2011 09:13 AM

                      LOL I understand!!! I'll keep my eyes (or tongue) peeled as well ;)

            2. NYJewboy Dec 19, 2011 01:07 PM

              Luger has yet to be approached. Still the king.

              1. sgordon Dec 20, 2011 11:04 AM

                I like Luger's and Keen's for sure, but they're both - while exquisitely tender - much milder in flavor than Craft. For that nutty, blue-cheesy funk, Craft's 30-day is the best I've come across.

                Though I like Colicchio & Sons, I kinda miss Craftsteak for the ridiculously-long aged options. Wish they'd kept a 50+ day steak either there or at Craft proper.

                Suppose you could always take a trip to the Foxwoods Craft - they have the 51-day on the menu, and at a pretty reasonable price. I have family in those parts, so thankfully I have an excuse to go there now and then...

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                Keens
                72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018

                Craft
                43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

                Colicchio & Sons
                85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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                  nstaff Dec 20, 2011 12:30 PM

                  @sgordon... Here here...

                  If you ever come across a steak more blue-cheesy than Craft PLEASE let me know =)

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