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12 New Steaks to Eat This Summer

Steak time at Ortzi. Photo: Liz Clayman

New Yorkers love a good steak. (Maybe, even, a little too much.) You could theoretically occupy yourself, definitely against the wishes of your doctor, simply eating all the different rib eyes, strip steaks, and other cuts around town. The only problem being that this is a never-ending task, and there are always new steaks to dig into. But it’s been a good season for beef-eaters, especially ones hungry for more than the usual chophouse renditions. Here, 12 new steaks to eat.

Price: $35
This restaurant combines the best of Korean barbecue and the American steakhouse. The centerpiece of the menu is the butcher’s feast, a KBBQ-style spread, so supplement that with kalbi, the marinated short rib that’s everyone’s favorite grill-it-yourself meat.

Hanger Steak
Miss Ada
Price: $28
The Fort Greene restaurant takes cues from both the Middle East and Italy, as in this dish of hanger steak with seasonal vegetables (like asparagus and garlic scapes), and a condiment that blends zhug, the Yemeni hot sauce, with Southern Italian salmoriglio.

Miss Ada’s hanger steak. Photo: Melissa Hom

Nuer Yang
Mondayoff by Plant Love House
Price: $17
Down in southern Brooklyn, the popular Thai restaurant’s second branch serves new dishes like nuer yang, a meat salad of steak marinated with aged fish sauce and Chinese sweet soy sauce. It comes with steamed bok choy, sticky rice, and a tamarind-chili dipping sauce.

Carne Encebollada
Casa Pública
Price: $26
At this Mexican newcomer, the beef is smothered in cooked-down onions, with chile meco or chipotle, mushrooms, fried yucca, and bone marrow rounding out the plate.

Dry-Aged Porterhouse
The Grill
Price: Varies by weight
It wouldn’t be a mid-century chophouse without enough beef to feed a small village, and the Grill delivers with three aged steaks: a New York strip, porterhouse, and rib eye. (Not to mention the filet mignon in three variations and spit-roasted prime rib.)

Casa Pública’s carne encebollada. Photo: Melissa Hom

Cider House Txuleta
Price: $65
While dishes cooked in cazuelas, Spain’s traditional clay vessels, are the focus here, the Basque restaurant from Jose Garces also offers a 24-ounce, dry-aged rib eye with green chilies and potatoes.

Bar Moga
Price: $21
The West Village bar specializes in yōshoku (or Japanese-style Western dishes) like bifuteki, here skirt steak dressed with a sweet-onion sauce and served with fried fingerling potatoes.

Dry-Aged Rib Eye
Phil and Anne’s Good Time Lounge
Price: $32
Food Network personality Anne Burrell’s first New York restaurant features a dry-aged rib eye with potato-bacon-Fontina cake and grilled broccoli rabe.

New York Strip Steak
Out East
Price: $29
The breezy East Village restaurant specializes in seafood, but it’s not all fishy. There’s also a New York strip, served with fried artichokes, olives, and beef jus.

Short-Rib Steak
Price: $28
Almost everything at this South American restaurant is cooked over a wood-fired grill, including the short-rib steak with chimichurri and greens.

Cote’s kalbi on the grill. Photo: Melissa Hom

Dry-Aged New York Strip
Price: $29
Aska chef Fredrik Berselius and restaurateur Claus Meyer aren’t above cooking New York’s favorite cut of meat. At their Scandinavian restaurant, they serve a dry-aged New York strip with green cabbage, white onion, and chamomile.

Skirt Steak
Motel Morris
Price: $28
Skirt steak gets marinated and grilled at this Chelsea newcomer, which pairs its beef with Gruyère fondue, bacon, shiitakes, bitter greens, and Granny Smith apples.

12 New Steaks to Eat This Summer