If Peter Luger is the Beatles of beef, MarkJoseph is a worthy tribute band. Opened by a former Luger manager, the middle-of-nowhere eatery is going strong in its third year. Porterhouse (for two, three or four), is a perfectly nice piece of salt-cured USDA Prime, but it doesn’t approach the Luger cut. Still, as the old saying goes, if you can’t beat ’em, take credit cards. And offer other options, like rib steak, filet mignon and sirloin. And serve superior starters (like a spectacular seafood platter uniting fresh lobster, clams, calamari, shrimp and mussels) and several fish options (a first-rate blackened catfish). Oh, and give your space an upscale but casual feel that's boosted by a long, lacquered bar where you can sip a single-malt in style while feeling no urge to be dining across the river.
|Venue name:||MarkJoseph Steakhouse|
261 Water St
|Cross street:||at Peck Slip|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11:30am–10pm; Fri 11:30am–11pm; Sat 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C to Broadway–Nassau St; J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton St|
|Price:||Average main course: $35. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|