Address: 178 Broadway, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211
Ambiance: Traditional old school steakhouse
What to Order: Porterhouse
Who Comes Here: True steak connoisseurs
Sweet Tooth: Apple Strudel, or Luger’s special “Holy Cow” hot fudge sundae
Address: 26 Little West 12th Street
Ambiance: Energetic and innovative
What to Order: Jumbo Lump Crab with green melon, avocado, and mache greens; Tuna Tartare with roasted pineapple, crispy shallots, and plantain chips; Cowboy Rib Steak with parmesan truffle fries.
Who Comes Here: Celebs and glitterati
Sweet Tooth: The Funny Bone
Address: 409 West 14th Street
Ambiance: Contemporary Americana
What to Order: Tuna tartare tacos with avocado, citron-soy, and red chili aioli; Pan-roasted sea scallops & foi gras with cauliflower-almond puree, chanterelles, and bliss elixir; House favorite, Beth’s meatballs.
Who Comes Here: The young and fashionable.
Sweet Tooth: The Carnival: warm ricotta donuts and cinnamon funnel cake.
Address: Palm One – 837 Second Avenue
Ambiance: Downtown chic
What to Order: Prime aged steaks, Jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, and Italian classics like chicken parmigiana and veal martini.
Who Comes Here: Celebrity hotspot, but welcome to all
Sweet Tooth: Big Chocolate Layer Cake with 7 layers topped with chocolate ganache