Strip House Downtown delivers on dishes and décor, creating a steakhouse unlike any other in New York. The menu by executive chef John Schenk features prime cuts of beef charred to perfection, signature side dishes such as truffle creamed spinach and goose fat potatoes, and the famed 24-layer chocolate cake. The wine list is comprehensive and interesting. Part of the experience is the sumptuous, all-red decor, mood lighting and vintage black-and-white photographs. These rare images of captivating females from the original 1900s Studio Manasse collection reference an era of decadence and seduction. The entire restaurant is available for private lunches and dinners. Reservations are suggested.