Maxwell's Chophouse - New York
Mother-daughter team Babette Haddad and Melissa Haddad Malaga have transported their Boca Raton steakhouse to the heart of Manhattan. The new Maxwell's Chophouse is a modern version of the popular Florida establishment, which was a successful Southern venture from 1993 to 2007.
In its New York home, which opened November 2016, Maxwell's offers 126 seats as well as a private dining room. Its opulent accents include geometric chandeliers hanging from the 22-foot ceiling, tufted rich brown leather banquettes and a gold leaf and marble clad bar, evoking an ambiance of grand luxury.
What to eat? Maxwell's aims to set itself apart from what appears to be an endless number of steakhouses in New York City. The steaks are all dry aged on premises for 40 days, and include a Porterhouse for two as well as New York strip, filet mignon and bone-in ribeye. There's also a classic prime rib special, and diners may order the "king" or "queen" cut."