A spread of dishes from Gus's Chop House
Photo by Teddy Wolff, courtesy of Gus’s Chop House

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The Ultimate Guide to New York’s Great Steakhouses


New York has always been a steakhouse town but, like the city itself, the steakhouse has seen its share of changes. While there’s something to be said for faithful stalwarts like Sparks and Peter Luger, we also embrace the modern takes and raising of the stakes (see what we did there?) that newer places like Gus’s Chop House and Cote bring, too.

Steakhouses have always been places to celebrate, whether it’s for that big promotion, engagement, birthday, business deal, anniversary, or simply just because — and New York has a steakhouse for every occasion: from the meal with an out-of-towner to a special date with your red-meat-loving partner, and perhaps even the meeting place for your next networking leap.

There remains much to love about steakhouses: the fluffiest of hot rolls paired with the creamiest of butter; the attentive service; those boastful meat-aging rooms; the dramatic wine lists. Here, the art of selection is up to you, the diner, from selecting the perfect cut and how you’d want it prepared, the accompanying sauces, and a litany of sides. And, of course, plenty of wines and cocktails, too.

With so many decisions to make, knowing where to go doesn’t have to be one of them. Here’s a list of some of the city’s choice steakhouses.