Bowery Meat Company
From Chef Josh Capon and the group behind Lure, Burger & Barrel, and El Toro Blanco, this glitzy modern steakhouse in the East Village takes traditional steak and chops up a notch. The menu offers a nice mix of usual steakhouse mains (the meat comes from butcher Pat LaFrieda) and next-level starters and sides (patatas bravas, crispy polenta, salmon sashimi, to name a few), with pasta dishes and oysters rounding out the sophisticated menu.
Describing itself as a restaurant with “a balanced meat-centric menu” instead of a traditional steakhouse, Bowery Meat Company is a part of Mercer Street Hospitality (Lure Fishbar, Hancock St.) and touts high-quality meats and stiff drinks. Kick off your meal with starters like jumbo shrimp cocktail, salmon tartare, and a variety of oysters. For entrees, pick from the impressive beef selection (larger steaks for two are available) or branch out with the caciocavallo-loaded duck lasagna (feeds from 2-8, depending on your appetite). Complement your dinner with an extra dirty martini or explore the extensive whiskey list. Large format to-go meals are also available to order online.