Ben & Jack's Steak House - New York
Just down the street from Grand Central Station, in the uber-urban NoMad neighborhood, Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse is cast in the mold of the best steakhouse traditions of New York. The quality of USDA prime dry-aged beef is highlighted in their signature cut: a Porterhouse that will satisfy two to four, served sliced with a mammoth bone, delicious.
“It goes without saying that the USDA dry-aged prime beef is why people come here,” writes Esquire’s John Mariani in the Huffington Post,” and the sliced Porterhouse for two, and the very well-marbled, very juicy rib-eye had exactly the char I asked for while remaining perfect medium-rare within.”
And that pretty much sums up why people come to Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse and why they love it so much: undeniably high-quality beef, prepared by chefs who know how to cook a steak just the way you want it; and you can be sure that they’ve been cooking steaks to perfection for other customers many thousands of times.
Though Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse made its reputation serving the all-American beefsteak, there are many tempting seafood options and some Italian menu alternatives on the menu, including chicken Milanese and rigatoni or penne Bolognese; it’s no secret: beef eaters like Italian food.
At lunch, there’s a prix fix menu; in late afternoon and then later in the evening, you can get the Chef’s Special pricing options for appetizers and entrées, proving that, even in New York City, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a high-value cut of meat, perfectly prepared.
There is, of course, a carefully chosen wine list, with bottles and by-the-glass selections in a range of prices.
You can also get a salad of onion and beefsteak tomatoes…and if all this is starting to feel just a little like Peter Luger’s landmark steak joints in Brooklyn and Long Island, that might be because brothers Ben and Jack Sinanaj were servers at Luger’s for years. Eating at Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse, it will quickly become apparent that the brothers have learned a lot from the best in the business, and they’re putting that knowledge to use every day…for you.