- Peter Luger
178 Broadway, at Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, 718-387-7400
"Bow to the great purveyor of the best Porterhouse you will ever have in your life. No one can come close to this Valhalla of beef. Shame on you if you've never been!"
—GetinmyBelly, Gramercy Park.
"As a native New Yorker, I have eaten in nearly every steakhouse throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. No one compares to Lugers. Always imitated but never duplicated, Lugers sets the standard that all others must look up to."
—jmtnyc, Upper West Side..
- The Strip House
13 E. 12th Street, 212-328-0000
"I've been to just about every 'great' steakhouse there is in NYC, but none have ever impressed me as much as the Strip House. The ambience, service, decor, and attention to detail are perfect. Add to all that the most luscious food you can imagine, (I have honestly fantasized about their chocolate cake)."
"The Strip House is truely a cut above the rest. From its great decor to its excellent and perfectly excuted menu that Rene Lenger and staff put out flawlessly night after night."
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).