Club A Steakhouse - New York
Combining old school steakhouse charm with a distinctly modernist streak, Club A Steakhouse offers a striking dining room, with red walls and red upholstery, all of which gets you in the mood for some of the best prime steak. Live jazz and Upper East Side elegance helps elevate an already high experience, and white tablecloth service is exceptional.
After 30 years of running his much-lauded Restaurant Bruno, restaurateur Bruno Selimaj closed this first location, revamped it, re-concepted the menu just a little, and reopened in the same location.
Selimaj’s first restaurant showed heavy Northern Italian influence; at Club A Steakhouse, the focus is more on the meat, and especially meat done up in a big way. There’s a prime Porterhouse that can feed up to four; a Prime Double Eagle Bone Bone-In and the Double Cut T-Bone Veal Chop are the kind of red meat feasts you want when you walk in with an appetite.
Many Yelpers applaud Club A Steakhouse for their very hospitable offering of freebies, sometimes mashed potatoes or other sides, sometimes dessert. Visitors on Open Table rate Club A Steakhouse 4.5 out of 5, and give especially high scores to the service, which is critically important: the right level of hospitality can make or break a meal.
Of course, if you want beef but aren’t in the mood for a whole steak, there are cheeseburgers that may set the standard for you; you have your choice of American or blue cheese, and though American may be the traditional option, we suggest you go blue (hey, it worked for Lenny Bruce).
Perhaps predictably, there’s a sizeable wine list, and if you want to focus on both wine and steak, we suggest you reserve the wine cellar room, where the service might be even better than the main dining room and you can concentrate on the tremendous flavors.