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||Contact:|
13 E 12th St
|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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This dinner is SUPER expensive and completely worth it. The dry aged steak cuts blew my mind, and so did the truffled creamed spinach. Each steak comes with a perfectly carmelized garlic clove on the side which is the most amazing, decadent touch. It's really perfect. Food wise, skip the specialty tiered chocolate cake. I could have done without that. Also, the decor is on point. We loved our meal.
Old speak easy where all the opera stars hung out and exercised their vocal chores just for the fun of it. Scantily clad, glamorous artists covered the walls with sexy red shades tinting the whole room. Friendly service with delicious steaks and fine wine. Very expensive dinner €350 for two but the experience was enjoyed as a treat!
My favorite steak joint in the city!I love this place and love that it is a walk away from my apartment!The scene feels like you’ve stepped back into time, the décor is perfect, the cocktails amazing, the seafood is phenomenal and the steaks are also fantastic.This place has the right mix of great service, traditional setting, great food and great vibe, definitely make a point to go here!
My husband and I frequent Strip House as it’s just around the corner from our home. Because we usually dine at the bar (the bartender is great!), we’ve almost never had to wait for seating. I am not a meat connoisseur by any means, but judging by my husband’s enthusiasm and my tastebuds, the steak here is pretty great. We usually share a slab of steak because the cuts are generous. I ALWAYS ALWAYS order their sautéed wild mushrooms. They are like crack to me. Other favorites of ours include the bacon, tuna tartare, beet salad and mac & cheese.
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.