For The Dad Who's a Cut Above the Rest
Had history been different and the garment industry never centralized in this neighborhood, there's a pretty good chance our area would be known as the "Porterhouse." The Garment District is home to some of the finest cuts of meat at several of the most highly regarded steakhouses in NYC, all of them an excellent place to treat your dad to a Father's Day meal.
- Keen's Steakhouse - If your steakhouse has been in business for 130 years, you must know a thing or two about meat. Before there even was a Garment District, Keen's has been serving up flawlessly prepared steaks that are the favorite of countless carnivores, including the modern icon of manhood, Nick Offerman. Remind your dad to keep an open mind and consider their legendary Mutton Chop as well.
- Frankie & Johnnie's - The offered ceiling and fireplace that remains from a time when actor John Barrymore called this townhouse his home, add to the serious "dad decor" of this neighborhood steak staple. It is the atmosphere you want to enjoy one of their prime dry aged cuts of meat in. Best of all, we can tell you from personal experience that there will be no judgement if your father ordesr the two person porterhouse for less than two people...
- Delmonico's Kitchen - For the dad who appreciates the classics but is open to new ideas, there is Delmonico's Kitchen. The original Delmonico's (in some other neighborhood) is the oldest restaurant in the country, and the home to the legendary Delmonico's Steak, Eggs Benedict and the Baked Alaska. This modern expansion features these greatest hits, but also offers a number of unique and innovative dishes that will give your dad a chance to try something he normally wouldn't find at a traditional steakhouse. Keep in mind though, they've been preparing steaks since 1837. He should get a steak.
- Staghorn Steakhouse - The most western (geographically and name-wise) option for steak in the Garment District, Staghorn is a straightforward, traditional, no nonsense place to get a delicious hunk of meat. The seafood platter featuring lobster claws, oysters and clams is a fantastic way to start your Father's Day meal, but pace yourself. Room must be saved for the perfectly seasoned dry aged steaks that will practically melt in your mouth.
- Wolfgang's Steakhouse - Found on the ground floor of the New York Times Building, this mecca of meat has built quite a reputation for itself in recent years. All steaks are dry-aged on premises for an average of 28 days before making their way to your table. Couple these succulent slabs with an expansive wine selection and sides like creamed spinach and german potatoes, and by the end of your evening, you'll be rolling one happy dad out of here
To make sure your old man has an extra special day, stop by The Man Cave, the special pop-up at the Refinery Hotel Hatbox featuring Golfsmith International, Anchor Distilling Company, Nat Sherman Cigar and J. Hilburn.