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Desmond's Steakhouse

513 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10018 40.753318 -73.988908
at 38th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-391-6900 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Price Range: $$$$

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Official Website

desmondssteakhouseandgrill.com

Hours

M-F 11:30 a.m.-3p.m., M-Th. 5-11, Fri-sat 5-12, bar open til 2 a.m. bar menu served until 2, sun 5-11

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 34th St.-Penn Station; 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.; B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park

Prices

$29-$56

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Profile

The American steakhouse grew out of bar culture, so Desmond's Steakhouse seems like a logical next step for Dublin-born owner Paul Hurley, whose Irish pubs and bars dot the city. Hurley wanted to refine the quintessential steakhouse experience, and this two-story meat McMansion in the garment district has the classic markings: tufted banquettes, dry-aged beef supplied by Strassburger Steaks, and an extra-jazzy soundtrack. The chef, previously of Brasserie 8 ½, tweaks steak standards while still keeping the dishes familiar. The rib eye — seasoned, seared, then thrown into an 1,800-degree broiler — comes out with a crust that resembles chicharrónes, and the generously portioned wedge salad is adorned with hunky pieces of applewood-smoked bacon. If you don’t feel quite like steak, Desmond's offers "signature dishes" like braised lamb shank in addition to a raw bar and seafood entrees. Wash it all down with a pre-Prohibition-era cocktail, designed to make you feel like you're in a New York City of another time.

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