STK New York City Downtown - New York
A swanker steakhouse you’ll likely not find. STK Downtown is not only the Manhattan restaurant to find the best steak in the city, USDA prime and aged, but it’s also a lounge: you can either work up an appetite or work off the calories after dinner, having an excellent time while getting a little exercise with lots of well-dressed, well-fed people.
STK Downtown delivers on the meat with filet, skirt steak, loin, as well as bone-in Delmonico and a bone-in strip. If you have a big appetite, however, you will want to go with one of the “large” options: a 34-ounce dry-aged Tomahawk or a 28-ounce dry-aged porterhouse, both intended for two, though one very hungry person could probably take on one of these all by him- or herself.
For toppings on your steak, you can have Alaskan King Crab either straight up or Oscar-style, shrimp, Maine lobster, truffle butter or peppercorn crust.
Given the clublike atmosphere at STK Downtown (especially after dark), there are some lighter options (if you’re planning on dancing), including a roast Amish chicken or Alaskan halibut.
There’s also, of course, an impressive drink list, with a better-than-average collection of cocktails.
If you’re just stopping by for dessert, which happens a lot at a place that becomes a club every night, there are s’mores, donuts and chocolate chip cookies so you can grab some sugar energy and do a little dancing.
NYC Guild likes what they see: “Simply put, STK is not your daddy's steakhouse. The restaurant brings high-energy dining to Manhattan, breaking down the barriers of a normal steakhouse by losing the overly masculine vibe that has long been the trademark of the genre. As a modern and vibrant take on the traditional steakhouse, STK Downtown is a quintessential part of experiencing NYC's nightlife and dining scene. STK offers a bustling bar that builds on the energy of a DJ spinning tracks nightly. The restaurant layout and striking décor create an intimate, one-of-a-kind dining experience.”