Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published April 24th 2011
They may not be the ones you think, such as Delmonico's or one of those. In fact, a local New Yorker's favorite restaurant may not be all that well-known, but that person will most likely be quick to tell you that doesn't mean it doesn't have some of the best food to be found in the City.
One of the oldest restaurants
Peter Luger, a New York steakhouse, has been in business since 1887. The restaurant has an adjoining butcher shop, where you can see the meat you will be eating, as well as buy some to carry home with you. Peter Luger offers daily lunch specials that include prime rib four days of the week. You can also purchase appetizers to go with your dinner steak.
One very unique thing about Peter Luger is the fact that you can actually order a cut of meat big enough to share among 2, 3, or 4 people during the dinner hours. The steak comes with vegetables for everyone, as well as a scrumptious choice of desserts, many of which are topped with homemade whipped cream—not something that comes out of can or a tub.
New Yorkers and others who enjoy watching Chef Bobby Flay on the TV cooking shows can now enjoy some of his signature dishes at two of his New York restaurants—Bar Americain and Mesa Grill.
Bar Americain is a type of restaurant that is considered a "brasserie" (look at that word again, it's not what you think.) A brasserie is an establishment that will sell you a bar drink without requiring you to order food. However, if you want to eat, there is a restaurant on the same premises. It's in the restaurant that you get to enjoy some of Chef Flay's famous creations.
Another Bobby Flay restaurant is the Mesa Grill. The Mesa Grill has only been open since 1991, but it is already one of the most popular restaurants among local New Yorkers as well as visitors. The food can be very spicy, but there are milder dishes for people who can't or don't enjoy eating very spicy food.