This saloonlike Theater District stalwart opened in 1926 as a speakeasy, and its lengthy history can be read on its walls in the form of autographed head shots and yellowed newspaper articles. The dry-aged beef emerges from the open kitchen’s broiler juicy and nicely charred. Sides were less satisfying, including a heap of dry, burned potato bits kindly labeled “hash browns” and an overly garlicky plate of sautéed spinach. You may leave feeling that a better steak dinner is certainly to be had in the city—especially for this kind of money. But is there one to be had so close to your Broadway show?
Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse
|Venue name:||Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse||Contact:|
269 W 45th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Eighth Ave, second floor|
|Opening hours:||Mon 4:30–11:30pm; Tue–Sat noon–2:30pm, 4:30–11:30pm; Sun noon–2:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, W, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $35. AmEx, DC, MC, V|