Are you searching for the best steakhouses on Long Island? There are a number of contenders that could be considered. Depending on your own personal taste, many people think they know the best steakhouse on Long Island! At times, if could be a pretty lively debate, with each side extolling the virtues of the creamed spinach or the feel of the bar.
No matter what type of steakhouse you prefer, say more traditional or more modern, it’s difficult to argue that Long Islanders love this type of dining experience. I know I do, as it’s one of my favorite ways to dine out, in spite of the generally high price tag.
While there will be disagreements on which of the following is the best steakhouse on Long Island, I think most would agree that this list is pretty representative of the best steakhouses on Long Island overall.
Best Steakhouses on Long Island
Bryant & Cooper
Part of the Poll Restaurant Group since 1986, this is an All-American, classic steakhouse. Old school, clubby setting, down to the professional staff, the dark wood, and the chalkboard specials. The bar area is always a great spot, even to have your meal.
Great grilled fish and seasonal seafood offerings are good, as is shellfish options and even linguine with white clam sauce. The porterhouse for two, three or four is the premiere cut of steak, as it is with most of the best steakhouses on Long Island. Don’t forget about the sirloin, rib steak and filet mignon, either. If you’re not into steaks or seafood, be sure to check out the chicken parmigiana, veal piccata, or broiled lobster.
The expected and loved steakhouse sides are done very well, as the cottage fried potatoes, the baked potato, and the mashed potatoes are all good. Creamed spinach is also very good.
There is also a great on-site butcher shop as well as an online shop to help you get your prime, aged-beef fix.
2 Middle Neck Rd., Roslyn, L.I., NY 11576
Find out more by calling 516-627-7270 or visit pollrestaurants.com.
The Capital Grille
This is one of two chains that made the cut (yep, meant to do that) as one of the best steakhouses on Long Island. Roosevelt Field’s always improving “restaurant row” is the spot for this high quality spot.
The porterhouse is great, so is the steak au poivre. The bone-in, Kona coffee-rubbed, dry-aged New York strip with shallot butter is a standout, with the coffee really adding a complexity in flavor that really works.
The seafood, including the broiled lobster, oysters, and shrimp cocktail, are dependably good. Sides are well done as well, especially the soy glazed Brussels Sprouts with bacon, the parmesan truffle fries, and the au gratin potatoes.
630 Old Country Rd., Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, L.I., NY 11530
Find out more by calling 516-746-1675 or visit thecapitalgrille.com.
The latest culinary creation of Anthony Scotto, Opus Steakhouse joins sister restaurants – Insignia Prime Steak & Sushi, Blackstone Steakhouse, RARE650 Prime Steak & Sushi & One10 – as one of Long Island’s preeminent dining experiences and event venues.
Located in Jericho, Opus Steakhouse is a refreshing departure from the “typical”, featuring dramatic dining spaces with graceful curved walls, soaring architectural ceilings and an endless panorama of glass providing gorgeous views to lush landscaped grounds and plush outdoor terraces.
Bask in the warmth of our spectacular floor-to-ceiling Carrara marble fireplace. Or, cozy up to our 40-foot oval quartz bar for a signature cocktail that always invites good conversation and great times.
4 Old Jericho Tpke, Jericho, L.I., NY 11753
Find out more by calling 516-605-1400 or visit opussteakhouse.com.
What can you say about Peter Luger that hasn’t already been said 100s of times. The Great Neck location of the 1887 Brooklyn beef institution has been going strong since 1960.
The space is similar to the original, but perhaps not quite as bare. The Luger steaks are literally known the world over for it’s quality, flavor and preparation. The porterhouse for two, three or four is where it’s at and the table side presentation of slicing, spreading, and tilting the steak to marinate in it’s own juices is worth the trip. The lamb chop is actually quite good as well. Pro tip, a wonderful, basic burger is sold for relatively cheap only during lunch.
Start with the classic wedge salad, the think slab of ham-like bacon, and the surpassingly good tomatoes and onion with that famous Luger steak sauce. On the side, you simply have to get the crispy German-fried potatoes and creamed spinach. For desert, get anything with the ultra rich homemade schlag or the hot fudge sundae.
Pay only with cash or the Luger credit card. You can do things like that when you are a legend.
255 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, L.I., NY 11021
Find out my by calling 516-487-8800 or visit peterluger.com.
Primehouse Steak & Sushi
A new and somewhat glitzier addition to the race for best steakhouse on Long Island. This spot comes from the group that brought you Chadwicks American Chop House and Salsa Mexicana Kitchen & Cocktails in Rockville Centre.
The menu features prime and aged steaks, top quality seafood, raw bar and amazing sushi. Creative New American entrees, salads and homemade desserts round out an impressive menu that’s sure to please any palate.
The restaurant features a delicious prime rib cart and an amazing 40 foot bar. Enjoy daily dinner specials, weekday Happy Hour, and weekend brunch. Primehouse also sports a private dining and custom catering in their lower level Reserve Room as well as heated outdoor seating both in front and in back of the restaurant.
910 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, L.I., NY 11530
Find out more by calling 516-416-4264 or visit primehousegardencity.com.
RARE650 Prime Steak & Sushi
Another modern sushi and steak focused Anthony Scotto restaurants, this steakhouse may be the best steakhouse on Long Island for the nightlife vibe, modern and bright design, and scene.
The sushi, sashimi and shellfish cocktails are very well done and presented. The starters are very good as well, including braised wagyu short rib, and a Japanese-seasoned mini-wagyu burger flight. For the main event, it’s still all about the porterhouse for two or four. The filet mignon, sirloin, rib-eye and T-bone is also excellent. Lobsters in lieu of steak, along with sides of mashed potatoes and creamed spinach are perfect compliments.
650 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, L.I., NY 11791
Find out more by calling 516-496-8000 or visit rare650.com.
Red Salt Room by David Burke
While this isn’t a true “steakhouse” per se, this is a great spot that delivers a prime, dry-aged steakhouse roster of deliciousness…along with the chef’s delicious candied bacon hanging on a clothesline.
Located in the nicely renovated Garden City Hotel, legendary chef David Burke’s signature whimsical approach and seasonally driven menus are destined to make Red Salt Room the most sought-after restaurant reservation on Long Island. Red Salt Room hums with style, sophistication, and creativity.
Don’t miss the stunning floor-to-ceiling backlit sea salt brick wall, a decorative nod to Burke’s patented Himalayan sea salt dry-aging technique. The porterhouse for 2, 20 oz. bone-in ribeye, sirloin, and 12 oz. filet are all excellent. The seafood is great, including a 2 lb Maine lobster and broiled branzino, along with mains like honey glazed braised short rib and wagyu flatiron steak frites. Sides are all there, including crispy brussells sprouts and a lobster baked potato.
45 Seventh Street in the Garden City Hotel, Garden City, L.I., NY 11530
Find out more by calling 877-549-0400 or visit gardencityhotel.com/dining/red-salt-room.
Rothmann’s has been around since 1907 but hasn’t lost a step! I mean, this place served former President Theodore Roosevelt and was Burt Bacharach’s eatery at the East Norwich Inn during the 1970s. The history is palpable, but the space has aged gracefully. It’s a classic steakhouse in all the best ways with classic dishes mixed with very well done modern dishes as well.
The kung pao calamari is some of the best calamari I’ve had, and the yellowtail-jalapeno is spot on and fresh. The special sushi rolls are great, so is the sushi and sashimi. The raw oysters were top notch.
The porterhouse for two, three or four are excellent as is the tomahawk rib-eye, bone-in filet mignon, bone-in strip steak, and Kobe strip steak. The Berkshire pork tomahawk chop is awesome for pork lovers like me. Sides like creamed spinach and hash browns are great.
As most of these steakhouses offer great wines with knowledgeable sommeliers to guide you, I particularly liked how this spot if all about the beer, too. Their “beer guy” (who also knows wine and spirits quite well) was well versed and passionate, and the place offered very good options as well as hard to find and “top 10” level beers. It was a great surprise for a craft beer lover like me.
6319 Northern Blvd., East Norwich, L.I., NY 11732
Find out more by calling 516-922-2500 or visit rothmannssteakhouse.com.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris is famous for it’s sizzling hot, 500-degree plate that comes to your table, bubbling with butter. This is a national chain that really makes the, uh, cut here on Long Island.
Pretty much all of the steaks you crave deliver. Enjoy the porterhouse, 40-ounce tomahawk rib-eye for two, the bone-in filet mignon and New York strip steaks. For something a bit more modest, check out The T-bone for one and the “petite” filet mignon. The classic are great and done well. Giant onion rings never hurt. Get the mashed potatoes and creamed spinach with the cheesecake for dessert.
600 Old Country Rd. (next to Roosevelt Field Mall), Garden City, L.I., NY 11530
Find out more by calling 516-222-0220 or visit ruthschris.com.
When Blackstone came on the scene, it immediately made an impression and took it’s place towards the head of the class. Blackstone is one of three Anthony Scotto restaurants on the Top 10 list of steakhouses and it gives that feel if you’ve had the pleasure of eating at any of them.
Blackstone is the more traditional looking of the three, with it’s beautiful dark woods, and is just as impressive in it’s sushi chops as it is with it’s steak and chops! They offer ultra fresh and delicious nigirizushias well as a huge list innovative and tasty sushi rolls. Don’t forget about the raw bar, too.
As good as the sushi, the lobster and the Japanese pork chops are, it’s still all about the 45 day prime dry-aged steaks for me. The porterhouse for two or four is wonderful as is the bone-in rib-eye, sirloin and filet mignon. Mashed potatoes and creamed spinach on the side are great. White mushrooms in brandy and sauteed baby boy chow are unique. Banana cream pie and key lime pie are great desserts.
10 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, L.I., NY 11735
Find out more by calling 631-271-7780 or visit blackstonesteakhouse.com.
Insignia Prime Steak & Sushi
Another Scotto steak and sushi stunner, Insignia is the biggest of the bunch. It’s on the traditional side, but somewhat less so than Blackstone.
Be sure to try some of the sushi and rolls as they get top billing along with the delicious steaks. The raw bar and other seafood dishes (think crabcakes) are also well done.
As with Scotto’s other places, you simply can’t go wrong with the steaks. The bone-in rib-eye, filet mignon, and porterhouse for two to four are all great. Splurge on some Japanese Kobe beef.
The traditional sides do well here, but so do the more unique sides like . The hefty alternative is a two-pound steamed lobster, which vies with sea scallops with pistachio-cream risotto and candied orange zest. Black truffle macaroni and cheese with lobster and roasted brussels sprouts with onion bacon jam are great, too. For dessert, the tiramisu cheesecake is always a good idea, but so is the pumpkin croissant bread pudding and the wild Maine blueberry skillet pie.
610 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, L.I., NY 11787
Find out more by calling 631-656-8100 or visit insigniasteakhouse.com.
The Palm at the Huntting Inn
This steakhouse is part of The Palm chain, but the East Hampton location really makes it pop. It’s located in The Hunting Inn, a popular bed and breakfast on one of the country’s most beautiful Main Streets. As with the other locations, this is almost like an Italian and Italian-American steakhouse. In addition to the prime steaks on offer, think baked clams oreganata, veal and chicken parmigiana and gnocchi bolognese.
The New York strip steak, grass-fed filet mignon, the bone-in rib-eye steak and the lamb chops are all excellent. The seafood options are also very good.
Get the classic sides like creamed spinach and whipped potatoes. Potatoes au gratin are a personal favorite of mine whenever I can get it. For dessert, get the cheesecake or the and creme brulee.
94 Main St., East Hampton, L.I., NY 11937
Find out more by calling 631-324-0411 or visit thepalm.com.
Tellers: An American Chophouse
Tellers is a stunner of a restaurant. The 1927 bank is gorgeous, with over 25 foot ceilings, massive windows, and wonderful stone. But the place isn’t good looks only. The food actually matches it’s theatrical environment.
The porterhouse for two and the bone-in filet are great. The signature cuts, though, are probably the 40-ounce rib-eye and the 28-day, 16-ounce, dry-aged Akaushi beef wagyu steak. Both outstanding.
Duck-fat fries are a highlight as is the raw bar and the unique wedge. Excellent sides include the tater tots, burnt broccoli, and scalloped Parmesan potatoes.
The tartufo and and cheesecake are my favorite desserts. Junior’s fudge layer cake is very good as well.
605 Main St., Islip, L.I., NY 11751
Find out more by calling 631-277-7070 or visit tellerschophouse.com.