Peter Luger Steak House

Established in 1887, Peter Luger's is widely known as New York City's premier steakhouse. The porterhouse is widely regarded as one of the best in the city. The perfectly seasoned, juicy steaks have been adored New Yorkers for well over a century. If you're looking for the best of the best, Peter Luger's is the place you want to be at. 178 Broadway, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211; 718-387-7400;

Wolfgang's Steakhouse

After serving 40 years as the head waiter at Peter Luger, Wolfgang Zwiener, an immigrant from Bremen, Germany, decided it was time to start his own restaurant. He and his son, along with two other waiters from Peter Luger, started Wolfgang's Steakhouse. While the owners of Wolfgang's remain adamant about the difference between Zwiener's steakhouse and Peter Luger's, steakhouse fans around New York can't help but notice the similarities. The overlap in items such as the porterhouse works in Wolfgang's favor. It's quickly become regarded as one of the best steakhouses in New York, bar none.4 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016; 212-889-3369 

The Strip House

Don't be fooled by the playful name of chef Cenobio Canalizo's famous steak house. The aged beef is about as good as any of the classic steakhouses of New York. For a taste of its staple dish, try the New York strip, and for a slight twist on some of the classics, try the Strip House goose-fat potatoes. 13 E. 12th St., New York, NY 10003; 212-328-0000

BLT Prime

While keeping a laid-back, modern interior, BLT Prime has quickly become one of the most respected steakhouses in New York. Executive Chef Andrew Matthews has won awards from several magazines for his grill work as well as the list of wines he keeps on his menu. BLT has set the bar for a modern steakhouse should be: exquisite, unpretentious and homey. 111 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010; (212) 995-8500