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13 Fantastic Steaks to Eat in NYC Right Now

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Here are 13 steaks that have popped up on NYC restaurant menus in recent months, none of which are a cote de boeuf or a porterhouse served with creamed spinach or hash browns. These fine specimens may range in price and social status, but they all deliver on the essential promise of red meat. And they reveal that we are firmly in the era of post-steakhouse steak.

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1. ACME

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9 Great Jones St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 203-2121
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New Acme chef Brian Loiacono serves up a prime skirt steak under a canopy of bone marrow-infused maitre d butter with caramelized endive. $26.

2. Freud

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506 Laguardia Pl
New York, NY 10012
(212) 777-0327
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Chef Eduard Frauneder brings his modern Austrian sensibilities to the grilled skirt steak with charred scallion, black shallots, and celeriac mille-feuille at Freud. $26.

3. Indian Accent

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Le Parker Meridian 123 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 842-8070
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Acclaimed New Delhi import Indian Accent serves tandoori oven seared filet mignon as kebabs with garlic chips and a bone marrow nihari. Included in prix fix meal, two to four courses. $55 - $95.

4. Javelina Tex-Mex

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119 E 18th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 539-0202
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Tex-Mex sensation Javelina serves up a classic chicken fried steak made from top round, dredged in buttermilk, and served under a viscous blanket of white gravy. It's accompanied by a side of elote-style corn spiked with cheese and lime aioli. $20.

5. L'Amico

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849 6th Ave
New York, NY 10001
(212) 201-4065
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Chef Laurent Tourondel serves a wood oven fired skirt steak, cooked in the same ovens that turn out pizzas at his Chelsea Italian-inspired restaurant. $28.

6. Llama Inn

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50 Withers St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 387-3434
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Chef Erik Ramirez of Llama Inn serves stir fried filet mignon with red onion, tomatoes, pickled chilies, a heap of French fries, and avocado. Scallion pancakes are served on the side to wrap it all up. $48.

7. Momofuku Ko

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8 Extra Pl
New York, NY 10003
(212) 203-8095
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When David Chang opened Momofuku Ko offering an $85 tasting menu, the ingredients tended towards the more budget friendly. Now that it has grown into a larger, far more expensive restaurant, the ingredients have also been elevated. Case in point: the NY strip steak chef Sean Gray dry ages in-house. By their very nature, tasting menus change all the time, so we recommend alerting the kitchen that you have an allergy to not eating steak.

8. Mr. Donahue's

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203 Mott St
New York, NY 10012

Technically the strip loin served at Ann Redding and Matt Danzer's new spot Mr. Donahue's is roast beef rather than steak, but it will satisfy the carnivore equally. $27.

9. Quality Eats

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19 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10014
(212) 337-9988
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Budget priced chop house Quality Eats offers no prime cuts, instead serving cheaper cuts like the bavette. It will get you great flavor, if not quite the tenderness of more expensive steaks. $19.

10. Temerario NYC

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198 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 640-2100
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The grilled carne asada at Temerario is a generously sized NY strip served with an Argentinian style chorizo. $28.

11. The Gander

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15 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 229-9500
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Chef Jesse Schenker recently revamped the menu at The Gander and added a NY strip sourced from Brandt beef. It's served with a smoked mushroom custard, red cabbage pureé, and a grilled trumpet mushroom. $45.

12. Vandal

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199 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
(212) 400-0199
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Chef Chris Santos serves a prime skirt steak draped over a mound of Chinese sausage fried rice, with a sunny side up egg, at his sprawling new Bowery restaurant Vandal. $38.

13. Vaucluse

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100 E 63rd St
New York, NY 10065
(646) 869-2300
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The signature steak at Michael White's Upper East Side French restaurant is the entrecôte, a center cut ribeye that is dry aged in-house. Served with frites and Béarnaise, Bordelaise, or au poivre sauce, $43.

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1. ACME

9 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

New Acme chef Brian Loiacono serves up a prime skirt steak under a canopy of bone marrow-infused maitre d butter with caramelized endive. $26.

9 Great Jones St
New York, NY 10012

2. Freud

506 Laguardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

Chef Eduard Frauneder brings his modern Austrian sensibilities to the grilled skirt steak with charred scallion, black shallots, and celeriac mille-feuille at Freud. $26.

506 Laguardia Pl
New York, NY 10012

3. Indian Accent

Le Parker Meridian 123 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
Read Review |

Acclaimed New Delhi import Indian Accent serves tandoori oven seared filet mignon as kebabs with garlic chips and a bone marrow nihari. Included in prix fix meal, two to four courses. $55 - $95.

Le Parker Meridian 123 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019

4. Javelina Tex-Mex

119 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

Tex-Mex sensation Javelina serves up a classic chicken fried steak made from top round, dredged in buttermilk, and served under a viscous blanket of white gravy. It's accompanied by a side of elote-style corn spiked with cheese and lime aioli. $20.

119 E 18th St
New York, NY 10003

5. L'Amico

849 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Chef Laurent Tourondel serves a wood oven fired skirt steak, cooked in the same ovens that turn out pizzas at his Chelsea Italian-inspired restaurant. $28.

849 6th Ave
New York, NY 10001

6. Llama Inn

50 Withers St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Chef Erik Ramirez of Llama Inn serves stir fried filet mignon with red onion, tomatoes, pickled chilies, a heap of French fries, and avocado. Scallion pancakes are served on the side to wrap it all up. $48.

50 Withers St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

7. Momofuku Ko

8 Extra Pl, New York, NY 10003
Read Review |

When David Chang opened Momofuku Ko offering an $85 tasting menu, the ingredients tended towards the more budget friendly. Now that it has grown into a larger, far more expensive restaurant, the ingredients have also been elevated. Case in point: the NY strip steak chef Sean Gray dry ages in-house. By their very nature, tasting menus change all the time, so we recommend alerting the kitchen that you have an allergy to not eating steak.

8 Extra Pl
New York, NY 10003

8. Mr. Donahue's

203 Mott St, New York, NY 10012

Technically the strip loin served at Ann Redding and Matt Danzer's new spot Mr. Donahue's is roast beef rather than steak, but it will satisfy the carnivore equally. $27.

203 Mott St
New York, NY 10012

9. Quality Eats

19 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014
Read Review |

Budget priced chop house Quality Eats offers no prime cuts, instead serving cheaper cuts like the bavette. It will get you great flavor, if not quite the tenderness of more expensive steaks. $19.

19 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10014

10. Temerario NYC

198 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

The grilled carne asada at Temerario is a generously sized NY strip served with an Argentinian style chorizo. $28.

198 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011

11. The Gander

15 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Chef Jesse Schenker recently revamped the menu at The Gander and added a NY strip sourced from Brandt beef. It's served with a smoked mushroom custard, red cabbage pureé, and a grilled trumpet mushroom. $45.

15 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

12. Vandal

199 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

Chef Chris Santos serves a prime skirt steak draped over a mound of Chinese sausage fried rice, with a sunny side up egg, at his sprawling new Bowery restaurant Vandal. $38.

199 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

13. Vaucluse

100 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065

The signature steak at Michael White's Upper East Side French restaurant is the entrecôte, a center cut ribeye that is dry aged in-house. Served with frites and Béarnaise, Bordelaise, or au poivre sauce, $43.

100 E 63rd St
New York, NY 10065

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