Additional reporting by Shiri Lara
1. 212 Steakhouse ( 316 E 53rd St.)
212 Steakhouse is the first restaurant on the east coast certified by the Kobe Beef Distribution and Promotion Council to serve authentic Kobe Beef. If that didn't sell you, don't worry there is more. Located midtown east, 212 Steakhouse is a meat eaters dream. They serve several different cuts of Australian, Japanese and American Wagyu. Authentic Kobe Beef is sold by each delicate ounce and incredibly tender and delectable that we were not all that surprised when the couple next to us ordered four steaks. We would roll around in the steak if given the chance.
2. Torst (615 Manhattan Ave.)-
Once you visit this trendy restaurant, you’ll keep coming back for more. Torst offers a Nordic flavors at their restaurant, so you can expect a lot of meat dishes. Specifically try their Beef Short Rib, it also has pickled beets and spelt. If you love Torst, then you’ll probably love their other restaurant, Luksus, which only offers a unique tasting menu.
3. Hudson Clearwater (447 Hudson St.)-
If you want high quality meat and haven’t been to Hudson Clearwater then you have no idea what you’re missing. This West Village restaurant offers a range of meat dishes from duck to steak to pork chop, so you’re bound to find something you’ll love. Their Grilled Niman Ranch NY Strip (fingerling potatoes, fourme d’ambert, radicchio, aged balsamic, mint) is the perfect meat entrée to leave you completely full at Hudson Clearwater.
4. Freemans Restaurant (191 Chrystie St.)-
Freemans Restaurant might have the ultimate meat dish, and it comes in the form of the Freemans’ Cassoulet. This dish contains pork belly, pork sausage, pork loin, white gigante beans and buttery croutons. If you’re not a pork fan, don’t worry because Freemans also offers plenty of other meaty foods!
5. Burke & Wills ( 226 W 79th St.)
Tucked into 79th street on the Upper West Side, you will find a unique dining experience from Down Under. Burke & Wills present New York with modern, elegant and deliciously satisfying Australian dining experience in their own atrium backyard similar to an elegant greenhouse. It is a must to come for the Kangaroo offered as an appetizer, Roo Loin, or as a delectably gamey Rooburger with triple fried chips. It will be very difficult for the meat lover to stick to only hose two delicacies because Burke & Wills offers plenty more delicious meat dishes, such as homemade Lamb Crépinette, and the spiced duck breast atop a bed of farroto. Finish it all off with a trip to the Manhattan Cricket Club, a secret upstairs bar with specialty cocktails and the opportunity to join an exclusive yearly membership with incredible perks.
6. Strip House Midtown (Various Locations)
Strip House is a classic NYC Steak joint in every sense of the term. With three locations in Manhattan, one midtown and two downtown, you have your options. Once inside, slip into a red sexy booth and have yourself a house aged Whiskey cocktail. You can't go wrong with any menu choices, there are plentiful raw bar options and the bacon appetizer is a must. The 14 year aged NY Strip Steak is charred on the outside, perfectly cooked on the inside and pairs amazingly with the Goose Fat Potatoes and Black Truffle Creamed Spinach. Don't forget to top it all off with a ginormous slice of the heavenly 24-layer Chocolate Cake. Share it with your neighbors too, they will thank you.