In contrast to steakhouses where certain cuts of meat only come only in portions for two, this Chelsea surf-and-turf spot lists a single-serving porterhouse, and no steak costs more than $29. But you get what you pay for: Though cooked perfectly with a decent char, the porterhouse is an oddly thin slab of meat. The sides can be great (like the creamed spinach) and are cheap ($4 or so)—choose them over the ho-hum appetizers. The small space looks like it’s been around for decades; there are a half-dozen taxidermied animal heads mounted on the walls amid a collection of kitschy meat-themed paintings.
|Venue name:||Alonso’s Steakhouse||Contact:|
265 W 20th St
|Cross street:||between Seventh and Eighth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $28. AmEx, MC, V|