I recently discovered this steak speakeasy in the back of Mel’s Burger Bar:
This joint is incredible. I love the warm, dim ambiance. Very old school, and reminiscent of Donohue’s.
I’m a little biased since Golden Packing supplies this place with their proteins, but I was absolutely blown away by the burger.
This is a prime 8oz patty made from the ends of striploins; a steak burger, if you will, served up in the style of an elevated and colossal Big Mac. Best burger I’ve had in a long time.
They offer a la carte menu pricing, but the way to go here is with the set menu full dinners. In the set menu, you either get a steak ($49), burger ($33), or chicken ($39), along with a side, a salad and a dessert. Great deal!
When you go, you definitely need to get this carbonara mac and cheese as your side:
The steak they’re offering right now is a grilled sirloin, and soon they will be adding this prime strip steak to the menu (likely for a little bit more money):
It’s a stunner. We sampled it, and it was delicious – an easy 9/10. I’m just pushing for a larger cut. This sample was 12oz. I think 16oz would be better for this place, and maybe aged.
1450 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10021