There are three things to know before going to Smith & Wollensky. First, you’re going to spend a lot of money. Second, you’re not going to feel like working or generally staying awake after eating a giant steak drenched in a pool of fatty, buttery jus. And third, you won’t be complaining. You can’t go wrong with the filet (which is offered in five different variations) or any of the dry-aged steaks, but the best thing at this old-school Midtown steakhouse is the rich and slightly funky dry-aged prime rib. It’s massive (26 ounces), and the jus makes it feel much heavier than that, so consider sharing it with someone.
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On one hand, Xi’an’s presence in Midtown is great because this area desperately needs more cheap and delicious things to eat for lunch. On the other hand, no one at your office wants to be around for the aftermath of those spicy cumin lamb noodles you ordered.
It seems like lately, all of the Korean food we’ve been eating has been of the “trendy re-interpretation” variety. While we’re fine with that, occasionally we get a craving for a more traditional meal, and for that, we head to Madangsui.
Mike's Bistro is a big deal in the world of kosher restaurants. Although its appearance might suggest differently, this is a popular special occasion spot, especially with the younger generation. The food is good, even though the decor isn't.
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Head spinning after a long day of getting dragged around Soho with the female? Find salvation in a crisp Blue Point Toasted Lager draft and steak frites at Jane. It’ll help restore the equilibrium. The predecessor to fratty East Village favorite, The Smith, Jane is its slightly more sophisticated older sister.
Emily West Village
Emily West Village is a mashup of the original Emily in Clinton Hill and Emmy Squared in Williamsburg.
Quality cocktails and more than decent food on Smith Street. Brunch is a big deal here.
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The Grill is the revamp of the legendary Four Seasons restaurant, run by the people behind Carbone. It’s very similar, very expensive, and worth it.
Peter Luger Steak House
Peter Luger is a New York City steakhouse institution, and eating here is an experience unlike any other in the city.
Agern is a Nordic restaurant inside Grand Central that’s perfect for lunch or dinner when your company is paying.
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