A Cut Above: 10 Classic NYC Steak Houses
by Julie Besonen
Strip House (left) photo by Daniel Krieger; interior at Quality Meats, courtesy of Quality Meats
New York City's steak houses are the gold standard, a rite of passage on the road to adulthood and business-world machismo. They're also serious money. Big bucks mean big expectations, so you don't want to be let down. A great steak should be crusty and tender, flavorful and pliant, and, at the very least, send juice down your chin. The creamed spinach and potatoes should be just as sublime. The 10 steak palaces we've highlighted here have the formula down, from first-rate service to amazing wine lists. Some of them are more than 100 years old and still going like gangbusters. The younger tykes are happening, too, catering to a new generation and even offering a feminine touch here and there. Read on for all the mouthwatering details.