Sat 16 Jan, 2016 12:10 am
Anniversary coming up in May and taking SO to NYC to solve 2 things at the same time. A: Anniversary in NYC, I mean come on. B: My favorite band is playing next day... sooooooo...
Want to go to best Steak House and so many things on internet leave me wanting real world experiences.
So Far Keen has better: service, atmosphere, wait staff, scotch selection, side dishes, prices.
Peter Luger has better: Steak and Bacon.
Down sides: Luger means transportation to Brooklyn. Staying somewhere in W 34th in Manhattan I think.
Anyone been to either or both?
Don't know 'bout Keens. My father used to go to Luger's for business stuff in the 70s. I can't recall if I ever went along (I was a fairly strict lacto-ovo vegetarian then).
Mainly looking to bump up your topic. Staying in Brooklyn would probably mean cheaper rates, BTW.
Thanks for the bump.
I am trying AirBnB for the first time. Good deal on a room in downtown Manhattan. 2 nights cheaper than 1 night at any hotel.
I like this kind of thread. Even though my visits to New York City are decades apart, I'll alway read threads like this if I see them.
Keep talkin', McG. Let us know how it goes.
Adds, I used to read the NYTimes on food all the time, and stopped after they put up the paywall (if I only get to look ten times a month, I'll read other stuff). If you've nothing better to do, you might look at New York Magazine, New Yorker magazine (front pages), Village Voice. Those differ from each other but can be pretty interesting re food. Tsarstepan is a font of smart opinion too. And Joe Nation, if you can find him. Beth, the Torontonian you know, also may have an opinion (not sure re her and steak places).
Is it American style you're after or is it the best meat?
if it's amazing meat you're after, try one of the Argentinian or Brazilian steakhouses. They are killer good.
Ipanema is freakishly wonderful (it's on 46th, so you could easily try it for a meal other than the anniversary meal if American steakhouse is the thing)
for American, I'd suggest Club A (on 58th) or the Gramercy Tavern - if you choose Club A definitely tell them you're there for your anniversary when you're making the reservation
(I've done Keen's - certainly good but not like Club A or any of the South American beef o ramas)
Staying in Brooklyn would probably mean cheaper rates, BTW.
as usual I'll recommend SIHNYC for anyone staying in Manhattan (who isn't there for a special anniversary - good prices but maybe a bit plain eh)
we've got a few threads which include the SIHNYC - I think JoefromChicago's is probably the best