Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published April 30th 2012
For many travelers, a vacation means a chance to visit a famous steakhouse; for many New Yorkers, a trip to the City isn't complete without stopping at one of the well-known steakhouses. No matter what brings you into the City, you can find a steakhouse to mark the occasion. Some steakhouses may be more familiar to you than others, but that doesn't mean you won't get a good meal at the lesser-known ones. You never know, you may find a brand-new favorite, or re-discover an old favorite.
There are several locations but the Original Delmonico's Steakhouse Restaurant is located on 56 Beaver Street. This, too, is one of the New York City locales that has been mentioned in TV shows and movies, again, usually in the vein of being "the place to go" if you wanted to be considered as having some social status.
Delmonico's is open Monday-Friday from 11:30 AM until 10:00 PM, making it a good location for a power lunch or business dinner. On Saturday, it is open from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM, making it a good selection for a night-out dinner. The restaurant is closed on Sunday.
You have eight different Bobby Van locations to choose from in New York City, so no matter where you live or are staying, there's one near you. Visit the one on Park Avenue if you're close (enjoy the view of Park Avenue from the 30-foot high windows) or Times Square if you're in that neighborhood. If you live on Long Island, there's one located there, too. You can order large porterhouses or smaller petite sirloins. No matter what you order, your steaks will be cooked just the way you like them. Pair them with your favorite wine or drink, and you've got the perfect evening.
Before you even enter this fine establishment, you'll be amazed at the exterior. The cobblestoned street and red-bricked building with two entrances will make you think you've stepped back in time to the turn of the 20th Century or even earlier, even though the steakhouse has only been in business since 2000. If you want to preserve a memory of your trip to Mark Joseph Steakhouse, have your picture taken anywhere on the inside or standing by the large black bull statue located near one of the entrances. You'll enjoy looking at it later and remembering how good your food was.
The companion restaurant to the one located on Park Avenue, the Wolfgang's Steakhouse Tribeca was proud to have the opportunity to take one of the old food wholesaler's buildings (this one specifically dealt in the distribution of spices and coffee) and renovate it into one of New York City's finest restaurants. With this renovation, the restaurant joined the revitalization movement that has resulted in Tribeca's rebirth. You can still see some of the cast-iron architecture as well as some faded food signs on this and other old buildings in this area. Dining at this restaurant lets you not only enjoy good food but also take in the vibrancy of the Tribeca neighborhood.
Located in the Two Bridges neighborhood of New York City, this restaurant not only specializes in steaks but also serves 100% fresh juice as one of its drink offerings. This is also one of the more reasonably priced restaurants in the City, but that doesn't mean you sacrifice quality. Another fascinating thing about this restaurant is its location. It's not on the island of Manhattan itself, but it is close to both the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. You'll enjoy the scenery both as you are traveling to and from the restaurant and of the area surrounding the establishment itself.