Royal 35 Steakhouse overall score: 81
My wife and I came here with another couple. We got to try a good amount of stuff, so let me get right to it.
We had both the porterhouse and the rib eye. Both came in at about 8/10 for flavor.
Both were cooked to my liking of medium rare with a good crust.
Choice of Cuts & Quality Available: 8
All of the standard steakhouse cuts are available here. They are all dry aged on site, and prime.
Portion Size & Plating: 8
Portions are good, and on par with all the other major steakhouses in the area. For the price, you get a good value here.
Pricing is average for the area, with some good values here and there in terms of portion size and quality. You won’t feel like you got banged out.
The bar is a small stretch near the front of the restaurant, separated from the lounge area and the main dining room. They make a nice martini.
Specials and Other Meats: 8
There were definitely some specials that the waiter read to us, but we were set on what we wanted from the main menu, so we didn’t pay too much attention. By way of alternative meats, they offer veal and lamb.
Apps, Sides & Desserts: 8
We started with the bacon, half a strip each:
Here I am cutting it with an awesome new knife that I will tell you about soon:
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Next was the crab cake. This was killer! Easily one of my favorites in the city. Go get this!
We also tried the baked clams. These had a bit too much breading, so they ate a bit dry. Otherwise nice flavors.
There was also this nice wedge salad. Simple and delicious.
For dessert we had the butter cake. I had high hopes, considering this is my favorite dessert at Del Frisco’s, but here it was a bit too dry.
Seafood Selection: 7
There’s a lot to choose from by way of seafood entrees, but since I only tried the clams so far, I can’t really opine other than on those.
Impeccable. The staff here is amazing all the way from top to bottom, front to back. That’s the way it should be.
I really loved the decor and set up here. They made the most of what would otherwise be a challenging space. There are some awesome booth tables on the way leading back to the main dining room, and the main dining room has super high ceilings with elegant wallpaper and wood trim. Very nice.
ROYAL 35 STEAKHOUSE
1 East 35th St
New York, NY 10016