Strip House

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Strip House
Greenwich Village
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Strip House, which replaced one of New York’s stalest restaurants (Asti, home of the singing waiters) a decade ago now tastes a bit stale itself. The bordello décor is no longer a novelty, and new executive chef John Schenk turns out food that too often misfires. Appetizers such as garlic bread sticks over a thin Gorgonzola cream sauce that tries to pass itself off as fondue, and over-caramelized scallops in a gruel-like corn-and-soybean chowder. Schenk delivers his red meat spicy: even ordered unadorned, the sirloin, available at 16 ounces or with the bone at 20 ounces, seems au poivre; a veal T-bone, meanwhile, tastes acutely a heavily salted fried egg. Strip House, it seems, still has the beef, but it’s lost some of the intangibles that kept it among the city’s better steak palaces.
Venue name: Strip House
Address: 13 E 12th St
New York
Cross street: between Fifth Ave and University Pl
Opening hours: Mon, Sun 5–10pm; Tue-Thu 5-11pm; Fri, Sat 5–11:30pm
Transport: Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: Average main course: $48. AmEx, MC, V

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Brian M

I've heard the arguments about Luger's and I'm just not subscribing to it.  Strip House has the best filet mignon that I have ever had.  Yes, I know that the Porterhouse has more flavor and blah, blah, blah.  Never once have I had anything shy of an absolutely succulent piece of beef.  The red bordello like ambiance adds to the name along with the playful silhouettes of nude women on the napkins.  Creamed spinach with truffle oil is a fantastic side.  If you really need more meat, get the bacon salad as a start.  I've heard the seafood choices are quite tasty as well, but I have yet to try any.  They have a rich wine list, emphasis on rich, but you can find a moderately priced red to wash down your feast.