An Upper East Side Steak

 

Just a stone’s throw from The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, this hidden gem of a steakhouse on New York’s Upper East Side is a more-than-worthy visit. The restaurant was packed on a recent Monday night, with a democratic mixture of both men AND women (no overload of typical-steakhouse-testosterone here); the décor was clean, modern and warm, neutral tones, dark varnished wood floors and well-cushioned dining chairs, which set the tone for a spectacular menu. Despite the chance of meat redundancy, meatball slider appetizers are rich miniature marvels, lump crab croquettes are light and stuffed with celery hearts and apple, and the steaks, including filet mignon and strip loin, are as tender as prime beef comes. This is truly a class-act, inside-the-neighborhood haven, and a treat for any visitor. Parlor Steakhouse, 1600 Third Ave., 212.423.5888