Statler Grill - New York
In the dining room of the Pennsylvania Hotel, Statler Grill serves some of the best steaks in New York. Statler Grill is a classic place, recalling an era of style and grace, serving USDA prime meat as well as fish, flown in daily, to please diners both local and international. Near Penn Station and the Garden, Statler Grill is open lunch-to-dinner.
Statler Grill offers several salads, and chief among them seems to be the Dr. Olson, a composition of some green and a lot of red: it’s a chopped salad of green beans, but also shrimp, tomatoes, red onion, roasted red pepper, bacon, all lightly dressed with a sherry and shallot vinaigrette.
Most people come to Statler Grill for the red meat, but there’s a truly massive selection of seafood, including clams, oysters, mussels, tuna, shrimp, calamari, sashimi, scampi and lobster.
Steaks include the filet, New York sirloin and a porterhouse for two…or for any number of people at the table (just add $44 for each additional person). The porterhouse is served with the bone in, on a sizzling plate because, hey, what’s steak without some sizzle (?).
“New York Steakhouse Reviews,” a trustworthy source for steakhouse intel, says that “the ribeye…was...nice and flavorful, cooked perfectly through the whole way, nothing uneven, nice and tender and juicy, well-seasoned, well rested. It didn’t need anything.”
There’s a sizeable menu of bar snacks and “lighter fare” in the bar, so if you’re flying solo, you might consider setting up there for the evening. Statler Grill offers a serviceable range of classic cocktails, red and white wines, and some aperitifs.
Brunch at the Statler Grill includes some of the better steak options, including the filet, prime New York sirloin, prime bone-in rib steak and porterhouse for two. Or you could have an omelet (but if you do, you’ll likely cast longing gazes at the steaks going by to other tables).