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Last Chance to Dine at the Waldorf-Astoria's Bull&Bear Steakhouse

John Mariani | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

The bad news is that, yes, the Waldorf-Astoria, which opened during the Depression in 1931, will close next year for a three-year conversion of three-quarters of its rooms into luxury condos--just what NYC needs!--thanks to its owner, Chinese holding company Anbang Insurance Group Co., which purchased the hotel from Hilton's parent group in 2015 for a record $1.95 billion. The rest of the rooms will be upgraded to luxury suites.

Beloved Bill's Makes A Comeback In NYC By John Mariani

John Mariani | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

The East Side townhouse that is home to Bill's dates back to 1924 as a speakeasy, when food was not on most patrons' minds. After Prohibition loosen...

Reserve Cut -- A Glatt Kosher Steakhouse in NYC -- What's Not to Like?

John Mariani | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Reserve Cut clearly draws a large number of Jews of different ethnic cultures for whom everything on the menu is kosher enough, including wine, as approved by a Rabbi; that means dairy products may never be mixed with meat in any way and no shellfish may be served. Beyond that, the non-Jew need be no further concerned dining at Reserve Cut.

The 10 Best Damn Steakhouses In The Entire Country

PureWow | Posted 06.07.2016 | Taste

Whether you're eating filet mignon with an ice-cold martini in the big city or washing your rib eye down with draft beer in a Wild West saloon (cowboy...

Can You Go To A Steakhouse And Order A Completely Raw Steak?

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.16.2016 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Believe it or not, there are some people in there who don't prefer their steak medium rare, or even rare... they prefer it raw. As in, cold, uncooked,...

The Most Overrated And Underrated Cuts Of Beef

Thrillist | Posted 04.21.2016 | Taste

By: Dan Gentile Credit: Joshua Resnick/Shutterstock (edited) Although most every beef cut has its time and place, some have wrongly developed ...

One Big, One Small -- Two More New Steakhouses in New York

John Mariani | Posted 03.04.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

A quick count of new, high-end steakhouses to open in Manhattan just in the past eighteen months comes to 16, added to the dozens more dotting the isl...

Why Doesn't Anyone Use Steak Sauce Anymore?

Thrillist | Posted 01.29.2016 | Taste

By: Dan Gentile @dannosphere Credit: Dan Gentile/Thrillist Although it used to be a staple of any steakhouse table, these days steak sauce is...

America's 15 Most Expensive Steakhouses

The Daily Meal | Posted 01.06.2016 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If you want to dine at these temples to dry-aged steaks, you're going to have to shell out some big bucks.

Miami: Sleeping, Dining and Playing Around

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.07.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

All it takes is one arctic blast of cold winter air to make travelers dream of warm weather. If your thoughts are turning to Miami, Florida, you're no...

No One Leaves Hungry or Unhappy at NYC's Ben & Jack's Steakhouse

John Mariani | Posted 01.04.2016 | New York
John Mariani

To paraphrase the refrain from the Beatles song "Eleanor Rigby," all the happy people, where do they all come from? If you wish to know one answer, s...

America's 50 Best Steakhouses 2015

The Daily Meal | Posted 12.07.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Love a good steak? Then these shrines to meat should be on your list. We're lucky enough to live in a country that has more varieties of steakhouses (and restaurants in general) than previous generations could have ever imagined.

NYC's Rocco Steakhouse Is as Much About Cordial Service as Great Steaks

John Mariani | Posted 11.03.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

I liked Rocco. I liked Rocco a lot. My friends and I had what men like to call a rollicking good time, in large part due to the warm welcome fr...

Can a Chain Steakhouse Compete with the Big Guns in Manhattan?

John Mariani | Posted 10.16.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

The most romantic view of NYC in NYC is from the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center. But the ones that movie makers--not least Woody Allen--use is ...

Top 5 Steakhouses in America | Posted 10.07.2016 | Taste

The perfect steak: It's a simple yet elusive goal that some grill masters devote a lifetime to achieving. However, at these meccas of meat, expertly cooked cuts are within easy reach -- lovingly prepared with a minimum of ingredients.

Vegan Protesters Chew Ears Off Steakhouse Customers

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.30.2015 | Weird News

Maybe these vegans should take their beef elsewhere. An animal-rights group's guerrilla-style protest at a Toronto steakhouse is earning plenty of siz...

Costata Pays Homage to the NY-Italian Steakhouse

John Mariani | Posted 08.25.2016 | Taste
John Mariani

The menu is not dissimilar to the majority of the steakhouses in NYC, except that Costata's pastas are among the very best in the city, as they would be anywhere.

Enjoying Steak Dinner at Osteria dell'Acquacheta

Rick Steves | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

They jam the place for four seatings (two for lunch and two for dinner) every day. It's a long room with communal tables under a medieval barrel vault. In the back, like the engine of a steam train, a fire roars behind a huge hunk of cow lying flat as if on a gurney.

New York's TBar Steak & Lounge Top Tier on the Upper East Side

John Mariani | Posted 06.08.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Tony Fortuna must be very happy that his clientele is so faithful.

NYC's Hunt & Fish Club Is a Lot Swankier Than It Sounds

John Mariani | Posted 05.04.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Clearly the owners of HFC were seeking a glam crowd and one with lavish expense accounts.

No Let-Up in High-End NYC Steakhouses

John Mariani | Posted 03.10.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Two new steakhouses whose specialty is Japanese beef are fine examples of what's going on.

America's Best Steakhouses

The Daily Meal | Posted 12.24.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

The best steakhouses in America are places of worship built to honor the deceptively complex art of a perfectly cooked steak.

Miami Summers: Pure Luxury and Hidden Gems

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Conventional wisdom says book a room in South Beach. But if you want a different look at Miami, head downtown.

Stay Fresh or Die

Steve DiFillippo | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Steve DiFillippo

Don't think that what once made you successful will always make you successful. Embrace change. Do what it takes in order to stay fresh. If you don't stay fresh, you will die -- much faster than you ever thought possible.


Steve DiFillippo | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Steve DiFillippo

If you're thinking of starting a restaurant, you need to sit down and ask yourself: "Do I really have what it takes to succeed? Do I love food and making money enough to make these things my life?"