Ask any New Yorker that has dined at the Midtown New York Yankee Steak House and they’ll tell you this: NYY Steak is to steak what the Yankees are to baseball–the cream of the crop, top notch, very best. Period. In fact, give one of their 21-day USDA Prime steaks to a Mets fan, and I bet you they’ll even agree!
Located on 51st Street between 5th and 6th, NYY Steak is in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, right across from Rockefeller Center. Its central location makes it the perfect spot to grab a midweek steak, just because it’s a Tuesday, or gather your favorite foodie friends for a special celebration. The restaurant itself is huge, a rarity in Manhattan, so unlike so many other steakhouses, you don’t feel like you’re dining with the couple next to you, privy to every piece of their conversation. Always a plus in my book. Plus, Yankee fans will have the best time touring the restaurant, from seeing Babe Ruth’s actual contract to their custom made signature wall including 86 autographs of legendary Yankee team members.
We started our meal with their legendary Greek salad, which I have to say is one of the best Greek salads I’ve ever had (yes, Greece included! And double yes, this is huge coming from a vegetarian that eats A LOT of salads!) My husband gobbled up every last morsel of the tuna tartare, singing its praises along the way, until alas the main event came to the table.
THE STEAK. And not only an ordinary steak, but just look at what they carved into the bone! I was completely smitten! While I was busy Instagramming, the hubs was busy getting his eat on…until these very words came out of his mouth: “This steak? Yeah, I could turn into a Yankees fan for this steak.” (Coming from a Queens boy who loves his Mets something fierce!) See folks? I told you.
But we’re not quite done yet. The finale was a classic New York style cheesecake, topped with sour cherry compote, coffee syrup, and baked in a graham cracker crust. And the Brownie Sundae…vanilla ice cream, fudge brownies, Cracker Jack, pretzels, chocolate sauce, melt-in-your-mouth-goodness…total home run, NYY Steak!
To make a reservation at NYY Steak, visit them on OpenTable. Bon appetit, my friends!