Erkan Kemiksizgil’s Top Picks: New York City’s Best Steakhouses

There is certainly no shortage of steakhouses in New York City. Anyone who has visited the Big Apple understands that it can be overwhelming to pick a perfect spot.

For business-related traveling, Erkan Kemiksizgil visits fairly frequently. Although he has not experienced every single steakhouse in the city, there are a few that stand out above the rest. Here is his official list of best steak houses in the city, in his words. He believes that all the steakhouses are good for not only business meetings, but romantic dinners or special occasions as well.

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1. Nusr-Et Steakhouse

“When visiting New York City, there is one place that I simply can’t get enough of. This is a pretty upscale steakhouse located on 53rd St. in New York City, but I love stopping in as often as possible.

The food is top-notch, but the entertainment is what sets it apart from so many other steakhouses in New York City. There’s always something new and exciting going on, and the ambiance, in general, is second to none. It’s not just eating out, it’s an entire event.”

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2. Keens Steakhouse

Known as one of the most popular steakhouses in New York City, Keens Steakhouse has been serving locals and visitors for years. It was founded way back in 1885, so there is a lot of history inside the building.

The food is excellent, with plenty of options as well. The mutton chops are always a favorite of mine. If that is the dish you are wanting in particular, there isn’t a better option in the city.

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3. Gallagher’s Steak House 

When in the Broadway area, Gallagher’s Steakhouse has always treated me very well. It actually is pretty affordable compared to some of the other options in the area, with outstanding food all around.

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It really feels like a true New York experience when stepping foot into the steakhouse. They stay very authentic to what they have been doing for almost a century, and that stands out to a visitor like me.


4. Club A Steakhouse

Take one look on review sites, and it’s easy to see why Club A Steakhouse is rated so highly. It’s known as one of, if not the best steak houses in the city. Every course has plenty of amazing options for people who like any type of food.

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It’s a pretty new steakhouse overall, but the history goes back decades. It’s hard to find a table at the busiest times, but it’s a definite visit when in the area.


5. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

Think of this as a sentimental favorite of mine, but it does a lot of things very well. A person can keep things relatively inexpensive at the steakhouse, and it’s usually not as packed as other options. 
There is no sacrificing taste, as it provides some amazing food all around. The ribeye, crabcakes and filet mignon are just a few favorite entrées of mine.

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