This temple of turf balances the masculine aesthetic of an old-timey steakhouse (Peter Luger) with the wide, more-than-just-a-meatery selection of a modern arriviste (Strip House). Porterhouse, filet mignon and rib eye are dry-aged on site, crisply charred and fork-tender; nonmeat options, including a pristine seafood platter of chilled lobster, crabmeat and shrimp, are similarly excellent. You’ll pay dearly for a meal here, but you do save yourself a trip to Williamsburg.
Smith & Wollensky
|Venue name:||Smith & Wollensky||Contact:|
797 Third Ave
|Cross street:||at 49th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:45am–11pm; Sat, Sun 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average main course: $40. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|