Rothmann's Steakhouse - East Norwich
Liz Taylor, Jackie O, Teddy Roosevelt, and many other twentieth-century luminaries have dined at Rothmann’s Steakhouse, where 35-day dry-aged USDA prime beef is the central experience. The best service and the best steaks have made Rothmann’s Steakhouse the place to go for truly exceptional meat and a wonderful time. It’s been going strong since 1907.
Having been in the business for over a century, Rothmann’s Steakhouse sticks to traditions while changing, even if ever so slightly, with the times. The opening salvo of seafood features the expected raw bar, with oysters and clams, as well as a Maine lobster cocktail, but there’s also kung pao calamari, yellow tail with jalapenos and a Mozzarella tower (you don’t see those starters very often!). There’s also a jaw-dropping series of menus devoted to appetizer rolls and special rolls, featuring all the dressed up raw seafood preparations you’d expect to find at the best Japanese sushi houses.
The steak’s the thing, of course, and at Rothmann’s Steakhouse it’s USDA prime beef, with flavors concentrated from a 38-day dry aging process, fantastic. Filet, ribeye, porterhouse, all the favorites are here, done right as only an experienced chef can do it.
According to Zagat, Rothmann’s Steakhouse is “‘Always a favorite’ with ’old-world charm’ to spare, this ’grand’ East Norwich chophouse delivers an ’extraordinary dining experience’, from the ’superb steaks’ and deep wine list to the ’impeccable’ service; even if an ’active bar’ can make the ‘dark’ ‘elegant surroundings’ ‘noisy.’”
But maybe a little noise – a little liveliness and joie de vivre – is exactly what you’re looking for in a steak house. Though Rothmann’s Steakhouse is traditional, it’s not stuffy.
In addition to the stately dining space, Rothmann’s Steakhouse also offers off-site BBQ services; you can do it yourself, as is traditional, but if you want a guarantee that your guests will love “your” BBQ, consider having the Rothmann’s Steakhouse team come out to your place and help do it for you. You can even hire a bartender come mix the drinks – so that you can enjoy the BBQ experience without having to be running around serving your guests.
Rothmann’s Steakhouse has an extensive wine list – as well as a beer & whisky list and a cocktail list – but most importantly, this classic restaurant has Sean Gantner, one of the best sommeliers on Long Island, and someone who will help you make sure that whatever you’re drinking gets along famously with whatever you’re eating (which we hope is steak).