Michael Jordan's The Steak House - New York
Steakhouses have a personality, a distinct character all their own, and Michael Jordan’s The Steakhouse in in a vibrant train station that somehow makes some of the best steaks in New York City taste even better. Add to that an imaginative list of “historic cocktails,” and you have a very special environment for have some truly wonderful red meat.
If you enjoy the hustle bustle steakhouse experience, Michael Jordan’s The Steakhouse is for you: it’s in Grand Central terminal. On a balcony overlooking a busy concourse, Michael Jordan’s The Steakhouse is an oasis of calm, offering professional service and some of the best steak you’ll find anywhere. The dining room is on the north balcony, and it features a paneled private room for those who seek a little calm – but the dining room is where you want to be for the full-on New York steakhouse experience. There’s a reason why this space won Best Restaurant Design by “Interior Design Magazine.”
The steak is simply superb. There’s the expected filet, ribeye and double-cut New York strip for two, and on Wednesday and Thursdays only, you’re going to want to seriously consider the roasted dry-aged prime rib. Biting into one of these beautifully charred and moist pieces of meat, you’ll immediately understand why the “New York Times” awarded Michael Jordan’s The Steakhouse two stars.
Of interest for this particular location of the growing Michael Jordan’s The Steakhouse mini-empire are the “historic cocktails” section of the drinks menu, featuring railroad-themed beverages like the 20th Century Limited (gin martini) and the Adirondack (a kind of Old Fashioned). There’s also a good selection of red and white wine, as well as after-dinner/dessert sips.
For around $30, you can get the Fast Track lunch option, designed for those on a tight schedule: an app, entrée (including strip steak, if that’s what you’re in the mood for) and dessert. It’s all served fast, so you can get in and out quickly.