The Best Steakhouses in New York – a Local Classic

The city is full of vintage steakhouses, especially in Midtown, but many have closed. It’s an old American gourmet school, with oversized portions of creamed spinach. All paired with a thick slice of steak. And a generous dollop of cream cheese on the side. Here are the best steakhouses in New York!

Uncle Jack’s        

Originally it was a steakhouse run by a reality star restaurateur who also owns a location in Hell’s Kitchen. It opened in the mid-1990s, with wooden and leather furniture reminiscent of old steakhouse schools. Despite its historical charm, the restaurant remains part of the charm with its unique menu. It is a mix of old and modern dishes, and a modern interpretation of classic steak. 

The ribs and steaks here are dry for 28 to 35 days. Degel, an outspoken Trump supporter. He says the current president prefers New York strips that are probably too good – ruined and ready. This legendary restaurant in New York City opened as a real Prohibition bar. It only became a steakhouse in the 1930s. It was bought in 2013 and renovated shortly afterward. Now one of the most popular steakhouses in the city. 

Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse   

Frankie and Johnnie’s is the original place that started as a speakeasy. And it is now the oldest and longest restaurant in New York City. It is also one of the few steakhouses in the city where you can grill over charcoal, and they retain the old-fashioned atmosphere of the 1920s and 1930s.     

In 2015, they moved a block north and now have three locations, including one in Westchester, but they still deliver finely cooked dry-aged steaks. The prima rib pictured here is one of the best in New York, and Colorado rib steak is a typical dish. This Midtown East steakhouse, which has grown into a chain, dates back to 1977 and is located in the same building as the original restaurant. It offers a classic, refined look, a wide selection of steakhouses, and an impressive menu, as well as excellent service. 

Bobby Van’s  

Bobby Van opened his first location in Manhattan in 1996, but the original in Bridgehampton dates back to 1969 and is now part of a chain. Business people visit the dining room, which is decorated with warm mahogany wood and white tablecloths. The restaurant, named after its late owner and pianist, has managed to enjoy a reputation as one of the best steakhouses in New York City, being the only one in town. 

The steakhouses in New York are a local classic. Many of them have been around for quite a while and have established themselves as excellent restaurants. And they go great with a show on Broadway!

And always try to keep the dress code!