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Following up on our popular Best Bets on the Jersey Shore series during Breeders' Cup week,
TDN subscribers now regularly recommend dining and shopping options to our out-of-town readers.
Gallagher's Steakhouse (New York City, NY - Dining)
228 W 52nd St., New York, NY
Type: Authentic New York cuisine
Full disclosure: I was introduced to Gallagher’s through my association with owner Marlene Brody, for whom I consign horses. Let that take nothing away from the fact that this is one fabulous steakhouse. Opened 80 years ago as a speakeasy during Prohibition, the restaurant was purchased by Jerome Brody during the 60s. The meat is dry-aged in-house in a meat-aging room, cooked on an open hickory coal grill, and served by real New York waiters–no waitresses in mini-skirts here. The dark wood tables and red and white checkered tablecloths add to the authentic New York feel. A wide variety of seafood and a half-roasted chicken are also offered (and a seasonal vegetable plate for vegetarians, if they can handle being in a restaurant with meat hanging in the lobby) but the steak is the star. I like the filet mignon or the grilled rib eye. Sides are a la carte–go for the hash brown potatoes and the creamed spinach. I like to sit in the back, near the open kitchen and the grill. The PEB mural on the wall is worth the visit all by itself. Located in the theater district, it’s a good spot before or after your show. If you’re looking for a real New York experience with real New York waiters, this is the place. Tell them you’re in the horse business, and they’ll treat you like a real star!
-- Craig Bandoroff
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