New Yorkers know their way around a stand-up meal, from on-the-go dollar slices to a quick-service recession special at Gray's Papaya. But steak dinner is usually a fully sit-down affair—until now.
Crazy-popular Japanese chain Ikinari Steak, boasting 50 locations and no chairs, will launch a New York outpost at 90 East 10th Street later this year. The spiel? Diners stand at one-meter tables while eating, which allows for quick turnaround (on average, meals last about 30 minutes). Prices will also likely be more affordable than your average New York steakhouse—in Japan, a rib eye at Ikinari costs five yen (about five cents) per gram.