Is it tender and juicy or smothered in a special sauce? What makes your favorite steak so good? Here are seven places where you can find the perfect steak on Long Island.
Sunset Grille, 4068 Sunrise Highway, Seaford: This neighborhood bar is unpretentious with live entertainment and a neighborhood vibe locals say. What's more? There's a great steak on the menu.
Sunset Grille told Daily Voice that the restaurant's steak is "11-ounce Prime sirloin filled with flavor, topped with house-made ketchup and mustard blended sauce."
Local bands play there on weekends and there is also live music Tuesdays. Sunset Grille is known for its nightlife. There are two bars and a large dance floor, ladies nights and more entertainment. The best part it the location, directly across from the LIRR Seaford Station.
Peter Luger Steak House, 255 Northern Blvd., Great Neck: The legendary steaks are "terrific," Neil Heffernan told DailyVoice on Facebook.
Katy, TX posted an April 20 yelp review: "This was my first time here after hearing about the legend that it is for years, and it did not disappoint. Probably the best meal I've ever had from the tomato and onion to the steak (obviously). We had about three pieces of steak left and a single tomato -- took it all home. Highly recommend the creamed spinach and Luger potatoes as well. All incredible," she wrote.
Peter Luger Steak House originated in Williamsburg where it is located at 178 Broadway. Same as Brooklyn, in Great Neck you'll enjoy USDA prime dry-aged steaks and there are plenty of lunch specials, including, prime chopped steak, pot roast, and filet of sole.
Bobby Van's Steakhouse, 2393 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton: Bella L. of New York City, on yelp, wrote that she, "Had a delicious dinner here! I ordered the beet salad which was excellent! A great appetizer. The baby back ribs dish was great as well! The onion rings that came with the dish were literally to die for."
D M. of Norwalk posted, "The prime rib is second to none. Perfectly seasoned, sized and served with mashed and green beans. Strictly meat and potatoes nirvana," also on yelp.
The Palm East Hampton, 94 Main St., East Hampton: Prime aged steaks, jumbo whole lobster is flown in fresh from Nova Scotia, and Italian classic dishes, along with salads and sides are featured on the menu.
"If you are lucky enough to get a table at The Palm during peak season in the Hamptons you will not be disappointed. The ribeye cut is perfectly prepared and charred to perfection. It pairs well with a good glass of Cabernet,” said Joshua Garay, a local real estate broker who frequents the iconic steakhouse with his clients.
The Long Island restaurant is in the historic Huntting Inn bed and breakfast. The Palm at 837 Second Ave. in Manhattan, was established in 1926 by Italian immigrants Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi. Today there are three Manhattan locations among 30 locations in the U.S., and Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Texas Roadhouse, 2571 Hempstead Tpke., Ste. 100, East Meadow: The popular chain is known for its hand-cut steaks, tender ribs, and sides and salad dressings made from scratch.
In some of Long Island's steakhouses, "prices are exorbitant for what you get. I get a better steak at a Texas Roadhouse," a frequent customer, Chris Christopher Ingrisani told Daily Voice.
There's also a Texas Roadhouse at 502 Commack Rd. in Deer Park. It certainly is hard to beat the Texas Roadhouse "Early Dine" menu with many options and entrees starting at $8.99.
Peppercorns Restaurant & Catering, 25 E. Marie St., Hicksville: Someone on Facebook told Daily Voice he took his wife and kids there recently. "We all had a petit filet mignon and it was surprisingly great. From Monday to Thursday they have a three-course meal menu, either soup or salad, then they have about six or seven entrees to choose and a dessert for $25.95. You really can't beat that and the filet was butter soft and very delicious," said the comment.
A wooden bar and white linens have a gathering place appeal at Peppercorns. The building was in a different location and housed Hicksville's original firehouse, from 1893 to 1932, when it was moved from its foundation and pulled by horses to the location that is Peppercorns today. The restaurant opened there in 1983.
The Good Stear, 2810 Middle Country Road, Lake Grove: Open since 1957, you will find a wide variety of fish and chicken dishes in addition to signature steaks and burgers. There's a “cozy charm” and "warm, down-home country feeling," said the restaurant's website.
Newtown, Conn., resident Carol Freud Spiegel described the establishment she's eaten at for Daily Voice. "Nothin’ fancy just a landmark destination to eat beef. It’s what’s for dinner."
Specials, prime aged beef, plates of pasta and fresh seafood are available.
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