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 Theater District has good bones but itís a bit shabby and uneven--our euphemism for "donít go it alone after dark". The famous old theaters are gorgeous from the inside, and some from the outside as well, and they share their sidewalks with neon and glittering storefronts. Many fine restaurants wedge themselves behind small entries to offer theater-goers quickly delivered meals pre-theater, and a relaxed evening for post-theater diners. Recently the area has welcomed big business with grand shiny new buildings, most notably Reuters and The New York Times. Consequently, we suspect, the area will soon be posh: even the Port Authority, which in the 1980s was home to a large number of the cityís homeless men and women, now has a restaurant with linen service.