The New York Steakhouse is a global institution. Restaurants like Delmonico’s, Keens and Peter Luger are packed day in, day out and have been for a long time. These restaurants are as relevant in Mad Men as they are in Billions. Some steakhouses are not so lucky. At Lincoln Square Steak, near the Lincoln Center in the Upper West Side, the restaurant was virtually empty aside from some old timers and theatregoers. Having opened only a year ago, it does not have the pedigree or the heritage of the big names but serves a steak just as good.
I had a porterhouse with a side of sautéed mushrooms, which was seared to a crisp but still remained rare. Dry-aging gave the grain-fed beef funky flavours and a denser, chewier texture. The cocktails are pretty good too, and the restaurant’s house bread is brioche, my favourite. With reservations obviously not required, Lincoln Square Steak is the perfect place to have an emergency steak!
208 West 70th Street
New York 10023
by J Khou