A good steak meal does not come cheap, and not all steakhouses are created equal. New York has an overwhelming number of upscale steakhouses, so here's some suggestions from our insiders for your next night out so you'll be sure to have a good experience:
Best Steakhouse in New York (and you've heard of it):
Peter Luger Steakhouse, Brooklyn
We know that recommending Peter Luger is about as original as saying "When you're in Paris, you should really see the Eiffel Tower," but the fact is that it is simply the best. Despite the proliferation of steakhouses across the city, among New Yorkers who are real steak lovers, it still reigns supreme. The steak itself is usually perfect; they have the best meat available to mankind. There might be an infrequent ... [more]
Steakhouses, Jay Weiss
The Meatpacking District
The Meatpacking District is a small area on the west side of Manhattan that runs from the Hudson River to 11th Avenue and includes West 13th, 14th, and 15th Streets; Little West 12th; and Gansevoort--all now a-glitter in fashionable shops and cafés, including Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. The area is known for restaurants as well: Florent, the neighborhood’s first love is now replaced by many larger establishments -- Buddakan, Del Posto, Pastis, and Frank’s. The Gansevoort is the chic hotel in the neighborhood--a lovely contrast, or complement to, a rowdy evening of shots and beers at Hogs & Heifers.