The Best Steaks in New York City

Enjoy some of the best steaks in the country in NYC.

New York City always knows how to cook up something special for dinner. Restaurants are waiting for you on every corner that deliver on classy atmospheres as well as delicious food. If you can't decide what to eat when you visit, steak is the way to go. New York City's steakhouses create a variety of tender meats cooked to your liking. You have your choice of sides and seasonings to add to your dish, helping you create the perfect elegant meal. Take a look at some of the best steakhouses in NYC that will have everyone in your party wanting to share.

Gallaghers Steakhouse

Many New York City restaurants like to offer a fun spin on the usual dining experience. If you're looking for a different kind of steakhouse, visit Gallaghers Steakhouse in the Theater District. You may think it's a typical butcher shop when you walk by, thanks to its front window resembling a meat locker. Once you step inside, you'll find a steakhouse experience you won't forget. All of their steaks are cooked over hickory logs, creating a rustic flair to your meal that goes beyond the decor.

"Go big or go home" is the motto here since there are plenty of options for those with a big appetite. Some standout menu items include the filet mignon, which you can get either 10-ounce or a 14-ounce and their bone-in sliced sirloin. You can add a variety of vegetables alongside your dish that comes together to create the perfect down-to-earth steakhouse experience. 

Steak Grilling at Gallagher's Steakhouse New York | WhereTraveler
Steak Grilling (Courtesy Gallagher's Steakhouse)

Rocco Steakhouse

Some of the best parts of New York City can be found on Madison Avenue, and steakhouses are no exception. One standout restaurant is Rocco Steakhouse, located in NoMad. This restaurant was created by expert chefs who have been cooking the best steak dishes for over ten years. Its spacious environment makes it the perfect place to go when you want to celebrate any occasion with a classy meal. You'll find classic steak options on their menu, like filet mignon and sirloin, that are cooked to perfection thanks to their dry-aged technique.

You can also order options that you might not find in other steakhouses, like a 46-ounce tomahawk ribeye or even some surf and turf! Once you pair your steak with a side of sauteed vegetables, you'll have a taste of the finer side of the Big Apple.

Keens Steakhouse

If you’re looking for a little bit of history with your meal, stop into Keens Steakhouse in Herald Square. This restaurant has had a long history of being actors to go to for dinner after a show. It's been a city staple since 1885, and the collection of antique pipes hanging along its walls can prove it. Keens likes to offer steak options that you might not expect to find on a typical steakhouse menu, but each one is guaranteed to melt in your mouth.

The filet mignon served with steamed Maine lobster is the perfect dish for seafood lovers. If you're in a sharing mood, their chateaubriand steak is the perfect dish for everyone in your party to get their hands on. From the decor to the steaks, Keens will make you feel like you've stepped back into the city of the past. 

Porterhouse at Keen's Steakhouse New York | WhereTraveler
Porterhouse (Courtesy Keen's Steakhouse)

St. Anselm

Manhattan isn’t the only place where you can find a Big Apple steakhouse. There’s one restaurant in Brooklyn that’s joined the fun as well. St. Anselm creates an intimate dining atmosphere for customers thanks to the brick walls and rustic design of their silverware. There are no frills in this restaurant, but their steaks still deliver in quality and taste. You have your choice of three steaks that can either be enjoyed by yourself or with a friend.

You can take a bite of their "Butchers Steak" served with garlic butter, a classic strip steak or an "Ax Handle Rib Eye" you can share with the rest of your party. If you're looking for something small to munch on before your meal, try one of their seafood dishes, like their clams or diver scallops. St. Anselm is the place to be when you want the whole steakhouse experience without the hassle of Manhattan elegance

Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse

Another standout steakhouse is Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse. This Westside restaurant near Hudson Yards has been around for almost 20 years. It's hard to miss, thanks to their sign depicting a dapper gentleman welcoming guests inside. Its history goes all the way back to the 1930s, but its steaks are timeless. Most of them are dry-aged, but you also have the option of getting a wet-aged steak when you order the boneless New York strip steak.

You'll find quality meats waiting for you on the menu, like their filet mignon served in its own juices and even a wagyu striploin. You can add a variety of toppings to your meal, such as their in-house sauce, garlic and herb butter and even a lobster tail! Uncle Jack's is the perfect dining experience that offers a taste of both the past and the present with each dish.

Porterhouse Steak From Uncle Jack's Steakhouse New York | WhereTraveler
Porterhouse Steak (Courtesy Uncle Jack's Steakhouse)

Royal 35 Steakhouse

If you’re looking for the perfect date night spot, take a seat at a table in Royal 35 Steakhouse. This upscale restaurant is located near the Empire State Building, so you'll be sitting right in the heart of the action. They offer a taste of the finer things in life, thanks to their dark leather seats and wooden decor. It's not just the atmosphere that makes Royal 35 stand out, though. The dry-aged steaks are the highlight of this restaurant.

Royal 35 Steakhouse serves a variety of meats with your choice of having the bone in like their ribeye or off the bone like their New York strip steak. If you feel like sharing, consider ordering their porterhouse steak. You have the option of sharing it with up to four people, so everyone in your party can have a taste of some of the best steak in the city. Add a side of potatoes to your dish, and you'll have a meal that's fit for a king.

Tuscany Steakhouse

With a fantastic central location in Midtown, Tuscany Steakhouse prides itself on being a fantastic destination for both steak and wine lovers. With several expert cuts and an extensive selection of wines, it’s easy to see why. The restaurant also serves a wide selection of seafood items perfect for shellfish lovers (like the lobster cocktail or the jumbo lump crabmeat cocktail) and a collection of nearly a dozen desserts (something for every palate). If you’re sharing, check out the porterhouse that is priced per person and can feed up to four people. 

Filet Mignon at Tuscany Steakhouse New York City | WhereTraveler
Filet Mignon (Courtesy Tuscany Steakhouse)