I know that there are many mentions of the standard bearer steakhouses of NYC in the "Great Steakhouses" thread, but I thought that with the proliferation of great steak joints in the City that this topic deserves a thread of it's own.
AOL City Guide (which you may take with as many grains of salt as you like) has listed the Top 10 Steakhouses in NYC:
Can there be any doubt that this fabled meatery surpasses all who make themselves in Luger's image?
Ben & Jack's
To be honest, I am not all that interested in debating which of these is better than the others. My gut says that they probably all have decent grub. I have been to Luger's and it is my benchmark for a good steak - heck, it is my benchmark for a good meal. What I am curious to know is if any of these places are worth hitting instead of Luger's -- with price being the only concern. In other words, relative to Luger's, are any of these places listed a bargain? Are there others in the City that you think could be considered a bargain? I know -- look in Vegas for a steak bargain (likely at the $2.99 buffets
)....not a REAL bargain (like a $9.95 filet), but a relative bargain (for less money, the steak at XX is almost as good as Luger's).