A classy joint run by a former Peter Luger waiter—so you know the service is good.
4 Park Ave., at 33rd St.; 212-889-3369
2.Sparks Steak House
Where Big Paulie bit it before he even took a bite. The management takes personal pride in the wine list.
210 E. 46th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-687-4855
3. Strip House
A cheeky approach to the traditional steakhouse with starters like foie gras au torchon and sides like potatoes cooked in goose fat.
13 E. 12th St., nr. University Pl.; 212-328-0000
4. Peter Luger
Steak for one, steak for two, steak for four, and creamed spinach. Try to get out of paying by opening a Peter Luger credit card in Dad’s name.
178 Broadway, at Driggs Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-387-7400
5. BLT Steak
No other steakhouse serves Dover sole and tuna tartare—to say nothing of Gruyère-laced popovers—this good.
106 E. 57th St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-752-7470