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Dec 12, 2012 05:29 PM

Best Steak in Manhattan

Fellow Chowhounders, I have one night left in our NYC itinerary to fill and am looking for a steak restaurant recommendation. We are staying Midtown and money isn't a constraint. Concierge has suggested Benjamin's Steakhouse, Vic and Anthony's, Post House Steakhouse, and of Smith &Wollenskys. We already have bookings for Grammercy Tavern, Jean Georges and Del Posto.
Your advice would be much appreciated.

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    1. What cut do you prefer?

      I'd do Minetta Tavern, if you can get a reservation.

      4 Replies
      1. re: kathryn

        Keens for traditional steak house in the city (I love the mutton chop - which is actually Lamb i believe).

        Minetta Tavern for the best steak I've had. Hands down. Get the cote de beouf.

        1. re: kathryn

          hi Kathryn,

          I am considering doing the steak at Minetta Tavern again, but is walk in even possible for dinner? I can't get any reservation on Opentable for now....

          Thanks for your help

          1. re: kobetobiko

            Do you mean at the bar? Or trying for a table? The bar is crowded but if you are patient you can eventually get a seat. I've never tried walking in and asking for a table at dinner--I believe others here have though.

            1. re: kobetobiko

              Your best best is to call in for a last minute reservation. The bar is beyond cramped this time of year.

          2. Del Frisco's bone-in filet or ribeye for me

              1. re: MRS

                I'll second Wolfgang's ( Tribeca) or Keens.
                Cross Smith and Wollensky off the list immediately.
                Wolfgang has a real NY steakhouse feel to it.
                Keens has that historical aspect of the place where famous people like Teddy Roosevelt, Baber Ruth, Sitting Bull went to smoke pipes. They have the pipes on display. The steak and mutton chops are very good. I don't believe that they still use real mutton , i think it's all beef now.

                1. re: foodwhisperer

                  Thank you all for your recommendations. We can't get into Minetta Tavern, so I think we'll try Wolfgangs. There are mixed opinions as to which is the best. Should we do Park Ave or Tribeca? These two seem to be preferred.

              2. Keens Keens Keens (can you tell I'm a big fan). Love that place.