The 15 Best Steakhouses In NYC, From Icons To Hidden Gems

Whether you live in New York City or are just visiting, everyone knows that the city that never sleeps also provides endless dining opportunities. Steakhouses are a classic American meal destination, and New York City certainly has no shortage of them. But with all the buzzy spots you'll find mentioned on social media, how do you know which restaurants are the real deal and which ones are just flashy gimmicks? 

We've searched through hundreds of restaurants with thousands of Trip Advisor reviews to find out which steakhouses New Yorkers and tourists are loving — from old-school spots to places with modern flare. Looking at the number of reviews each restaurant has, how highly each restaurant is rated, and taking into account some Michelin Guide recommended spots, we compiled the best steakhouses in the city you won't want to miss. From simple, no-frills spots to stunning Michelin-starred dining rooms, check out all of the incredible steakhouses NYC has to offer below.

4 Charles Prime Rib

Michelin Guide-recommended steakhouse 4 Charles Prime Rib is named for its street address in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. As the name also implies, the restaurant is best known for serving incredibly delicious and tender prime rib. Its small size and Michelin reputation make it a tough spot to pull off getting a reservation, but if you are lucky enough to land one, you're sure to enjoy it. While 4 Charles Prime Rib's exclusive nature means not many people get the chance to review it, it scored high with those that did, earning an average rating of 4.5 out of 5. The Michelin Guide recommends the restaurant's namesake dish, which is served either English cut, Chicago cut, or King cut with creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. Reviewers also praise the prime rib french dip, the double wagyu cheeseburger, and the chocolate cream pie.

 4 Charles Prime Rib

(212) 561-5992

4 Charles St., New York, 10014, USA


Around the corner from the famous Flatiron Building, Cote marries the delicious flavors of Korean beef from Korean chef Simon Kim with inspiration from classic American steakhouses. The restaurant comes highly recommended by the Michelin Guide and holds a Michelin Star. The Michelin Guide praises the wine list and recommends the "Butcher's Feast," which brings diners several different meats and side dishes together as one meal. Infusing some traditional elements of Korean BBQ, you get to see your selected meat raw and watch it cook before your eyes, tableside. Reviewers mention the Japanese A5 Wagyu beef as the standout meat offered on the menu, with some diners making reservations just to try it. And if you're not ready to go home after dinner, there is also a speakeasy bar located below the restaurant called Undercote with craft cocktails galore. 


(212) 401-7986

16 W 22nd St., New York City, NY 10010

Gallaghers Steakhouse

This Michelin-recommended classic American steakhouse is located in the heart of Midtown, just a few blocks from Times Square and the city's many Broadway theaters. With nearly 6,000 reviews and ratings averaging 4.5 out of 5, Gallaghers Steakhouse is clearly a top spot in the city for reviewers. Gallaghers is an institution, having been open since 1927 and serving a wide variety of sports stars, celebrities, and everyday New Yorkers over the years. Highlights of the menu include the filet mignon, the massive, sharable Porterhouse steaks, and the dessert selection, which includes New York cheesecake and key lime pie. The restaurant's red leather booths give you a classic New York steakhouse feel, and the steaks dry aging in the window as you walk by let you know that your dinner is in good hands. Whether for a business lunch, romantic date, or special occasion, Gallaghers is the Midtown steakhouse you'll want to secure a reservation for. 

Gallaghers New York Steakhouse

(212) 586-5000

228 West 52nd StreetNew York, NY 10019

Porter House

Located in Columbus Circle, Porter House offers stunning views of Central Park and upscale fare to match. With several steaks on the menu reaching triple-digit price tags all on their own, Porter House is definitely not a place for shallow pockets. As the Michelin Guide points out, the restaurant is located in Time Warner Center and is frequented by well-suited business people making all sorts of important deals over lunch and dinner. However, it remains simply a place to enjoy an excellent meal, business or no business. Perfect for special occasions like a birthday or anniversary, diners are met with great service and high-quality meat, seafood, and more. While the main focus of the restaurant may be steak, the Michelin Guide notes there are many other items on the menu that shine, including crab cakes, creamy corn, and layered coconut cake. 

Porter House NYC

(212) 823-9500

10 Columbus Cir Ste 4, New York City, NY 10019

Club A Steakhouse

Club A Steakhouse is located in Midtown East, serving up cuts of meat that are dry-aged in-house. As restauranteur Bruno Selimaj's second restaurant endeavor, he wanted it to be a family affair, naming it Club A after his three sons, Arben, Agron, and Alban. The restaurant is only open for dinner service and requires a business casual dress code. While it may not be quite as flashy as some of the Michelin Guide spots, reviewers say that Club A Steakhouse offers a great atmosphere and a variety of delicious steakhouse fare. For classic steak offerings like a porterhouse for two and a 10 ounce filet mignon to appetizers and sides like oysters and mac and cheese, Club A Steakhouse delivers on quality and flavor. Reviewers also praise the many dessert options, including cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate mousse, and more. No matter the occasion, Club A Steakhouse is the perfect dinner destination to celebrate.

Club A Steakhouse

(212) 688-4190

240 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022

Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse, located just a few blocks from the Empire State Building, is an old-school New York chophouse that dates back to 1885. Keens is a true New York institution; you'll struggle to find an NYC steakhouse that's more classic than this one. Keens is well known for its mutton chops and dry-aged prime steaks and has earned the right to call its fare some of the best in the city. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 across nearly 7,000 reviews, it's clear they keep their customers happy too. In addition to praise for the steaks and mutton chops, reviewers also rave about the quality of the seafood and cocktails. And the restaurant has some unique decor on display: a collection of thousands of clay smoking pipes that used to be used by customers after finishing their meals. 

Keens Steakhouse 

(212) 947-3636

72 West 36th Street, New York City, NY 10018-8025

Peter Luger Steak House

This 136-year-old Brooklyn steakhouse comes Michelin Guide recommended and remains a cash-only establishment, even in the modern day of "tap to pay." While some reviewers lament that the restaurant is not as good as it used to be, it still has a rating average of 4 out of 5 on Trip Advisor with more than 2,000 five-star reviews. It also ranks twenty-sixth in popularity out of all of the restaurants in Brooklyn with Trip Advisor profiles. The Michelin Guide recommends the bacon, the Porterhouse steaks, and the many delicious available side dishes. While it may be tempting to fill up on meat, don't forget to leave room for dessert. The Michelin Guide and Trip Advisor reviews alike say you shouldn't miss out on the delicious pies and cheesecakes, which are served up with a bowl of "schlag," a sweet German whipped cream. 

Peter Luger

(718) 387-7400

178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, located in the Theater District near Times Square, is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat before enjoying a Broadway show. The bustling steakhouse is popular with tourists and locals alike and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor. Reviews rave about the friendly servers, though note that service may not be the fastest during peak hours. In addition to the many tasty cuts of steak on offer, reviewers highly recommend the crab cakes as an appetizer. Some even allege that the crab cakes make the trip worth it more than the steaks, and that despite being a steakhouse, Del Frisco's has some of the best crab cakes in the city. For dessert, hundreds of reviews praise the massive slices of six-layer lemon cake, with the butter cake and cheesecake getting honorary mentions to finish off your meal.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

(212) 575-5129

1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, NY 10020

Quality Meats

Quality Meats is an upscale, modern steakhouse located just below Central Park with a menu boasting caviar, oysters, filet mignon, and more. Quality Meats has earned a Trip Advisor rating of 4.5 out of 5 with a unique menu bursting with options. With steak, fish, chicken, lamb, pork, and pasta all on offer as main dishes, there is definitely something for everyone here. If you're looking for a spot for a diverse group where not all members are steak enthusiasts but you still want a top-notch steak, look no further. In addition to the ever-popular steak and seafood, reviewers have high praise for the selection of side dishes, especially the parmesan waffle fries and the unique corn creme brûlée. For the full experience, try one of the creative signature cocktails to round out your meal. 

Quality Meats NYC

(212) 371-7777

57 W 58th St Between 5th and 6th Ave, New York City, NY 10019

Smith & Wollensky

Just a few blocks from Grand Central Terminal, Smith & Wollensky is serving up quintessential New York steakhouse vibes. Steak and wine are a pairing as old as, well, steak and wine, and Smith & Wollensky has some of the best options to choose from on its extensive wine list. If you don't know where to start, the restaurant's knowledgeable sommelier can point you in the right direction. If steak isn't your thing, the menu also offers delicious fresh seafood, as well as lamb and poultry. Some of the side dishes have mixed reviews, which brings the overall Trip Advisor rating average down to a 4 out of 5, with the creamed spinach standing out as the best side dish. The mains, drinks, and desserts, on the other hand, all generally receive high praise. Reviewers frequently mention that the coconut cake makes it worth leaving room for dessert. 

Smith & Wollensky NYC

(212) 753-1530

797 Third Ave, New York City, NY 10022

West Side Steakhouse

The unassuming exterior of this midtown steakhouse may leave you unprepared for the stand-out fare you will find inside. Located in Midtown West near the Hell's Kitchen border, West Side Steakhouse offers a blend of modern and traditional steakhouse vibes. The menu offers premium aged steaks in classic cuts like Porterhouse, strip steak, filet mignon, and rib eye. The seafood appetizers including fried calamari, crab cakes, and bacon-wrapped scallops, come highly recommended by reviewers. You can also transform any of the main dishes into a surf and turf by adding on a lobster tail for an additional charge. While West Side Steakhouse may not get as much hype as some of the other spots on this list, the Trip Advisor reviews don't lie, and they result in an average rating of 4.5 out of 5. The restaurant also offers classic steakhouse desserts like cheesecake and chocolate cake to finish off your meal with the perfect sweet treat.

Westside Steakhouse NYC

(212) 564-4803

597 10th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3016


After temporary closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic and later legal issues, Delmonico's is back in full swing and is maintaining its Trip Advisor rating of 4.5 out of 5. Located downtown in FiDi, Delmonico's history dates back to 1837. Anyone who knows New York steakhouses knows what an institution Delmonico's is. In fact, it's known as the first fine dining establishment in the United States, with a history of famous guests, from U.S. presidents to A-list actors and singers, and beyond. The restaurant is so iconic that it even has its own signature cut of steak named after it. While the namesake cut is certainly a draw, Delmonico's also offers many other cuts of steak, as well as fabulous appetizers, sides, and desserts. If you're looking to try out another signature item off the menu, be sure to order the restaurant's unique version of a baked Alaska, which has been served since 1867. 

The Original Delmonico's

(212) 381-1237

56 Beaver St Frnt A, New York City, NY 10004


With four locations in the city, Boucherie notably occupies the number two, three, four, and eleven spots on the Trip Advisor list of best restaurants in New York City. With La Grande Boucherie located in Midtown, Boucherie Union Square located in the Flatiron District near Union Square, Boucherie West Village located in the West Village, and Petite Boucherie located in Greenwich Village, you won't be short on opportunities to enjoy the restaurant's delicious French fare. This of course includes the classic dish "steak frites" or steak and French fries. The restaurant also offers other steak cuts including bone-in New York strip steak, ribeye, and beef tenderloin, as well as an array of French menu items like French onion soup, escargots, crème brûlée, and more. 


(212) 510-7714

145 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019

(212) 353-0200

225 Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003

(212) 837-1616

99 7th Ave S, New York City, NY 10014

Sparks Steak House

Sparks Steak House is located in Midtown East near Grand Central Station and has been in business for more than 50 years serving up steak, seafood, and wine with a touch of Italian family charm. With classic items like filet mignon, prime sirloin steak, lamb and veal chops, and an extensive seafood menu, Sparks Steak House delivers on old-school taste and style. Trip Advisor reviewers highly recommend the hash browns and creamed spinach sides for the perfect complement. The wine list is sure to wow you, with seemingly endless options from France, Italy, America, and other countries around the world. The team even goes out of its way to look for rare aged wines, so you never know what unique bottles might be available to you when you visit. And just when you think your meal can't get any better, the dessert menu offers everything from dessert wines and sipping whiskeys to cakes, pies, and ice creams.

Sparks Steak House

(212) 687-4855

210 E 46th St, New York City, NY 10017

The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille is located inside of Rockefeller Center in New York City's Theater District, making it a popular setting for both business and tourism. The lobster bisque, tender steaks of varying cuts, and house-made cheesecake have earned The Capital Grille a 4.5 out of 5 rating on Trip Advisor. Pairing the seafood appetizers like oysters, crab cocktail, lobster and crab cakes with the many flavorful steak options truly offers the best of both worlds. If you're feeling thirsty for something outside the box, try one of the unique drinks on the cocktail menu with your meal to bring the experience over the top. Want to take a piece of your Capital Grille experience home with you? You can also order steaks that are freshly butchered daily to take home that you can cook your own way or use the provided signature sauce to fully recreate the magic. 

The Capital Grille

(212) 246-0154

120 W 51st St Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY 10020