By Peizhao Sun
Ben & Jack’s is no strange name to steak connoisseurs around town. The masculine establishment situates in the heart of Flatiron District on 5th avenue, only seconds away from Empire State building. While tourists may pass and gawk, true steakhouse enthusiasts recognize Ben & Jack’s instantly for its signature Porterhouse steak, the nostalgic and gorgeously adorned interior, as well as the incomparably welcoming and satisfying service.
The bustling restaurant sits on Fifth Avenue between 28th and 29th street, where Empire State building is within sight, and has become one of the top steakhouses for affluent Manhattanites as well as out of town, fervent steak-lovers. The popularity is without a doubt deserving, as the restaurant routinely turns out quality beef, while nostalgically resembles any old school steakhouse with its classic dark, wooden decor that still clearly states the Ben & Jack’s spirit. The elegant dark wood furnishings and large mirrors create a perfect ambience that’s both warm and welcoming, yet at the same time quiet and sophisticated.
The expansive, 10,000-square-foot space seats 400 guests and features two full bars. With its two floors, Ben & Jack’s is able to also offer five separate private dinning rooms and upstairs seating perfect for not only an elegant night out in town, but corporate events or weddings as well. The elegant restaurant not only caters to its regular crowds of guests, but has also gained a clientele of business professionals.
Longtime restaurant duo, Ben & Jack Sinanaj, made sure that the menu fits the high-standard the restaurant holds and most certainly beefy, with a large selection offering from the famed Porterhouse to the Prime New York sirloin. To ensure quality, Ben & Jack’s Midwestern prime beef is dry aged on the premises for 21 to 28 days. The porterhouse for two, three, or four is served alongside its king-sized bone, and is cooked to perfection ensuring that the meat is silky and lean. The menu also sports other favorites such as the Chilean Sea Bass and Grilled Norwegian Salmon while other steakhouse traditions, creamed spinach as well as various styles of potatoes among others, round out the menu. To accompany the meticulously assembled menu, an excellent wine list is in place, offering great wines complementary to Ben & Jack’s outstanding steak. The list boasts in its substantial variety, showcasing Europe’s finest, as well as Californian beauty.
Doing what it does best, Ben & Jack’s steakhouse on Fifth Avenue is without a question the worthy spot to quench your steak-thirst.
Ben & Jack’s Steak House
255 5th Avenue
NY, NY 10016