In the wonder of the Meat Packing District in New York City, it is nice to find a curiously funky restaurant with three letters—STK. Recently opened by the acclaimed One Group, it is located on Little West 12th, which is lined both with cobblestone of days gone by and a mass of 20-30 somethings looking for the next best thing. Here, they will find it.
Executive Chef Todd Mark Miller’s creative fare becomes the traditional steakhouse—with a twist. While old standards grace the menu—filet and T-bone, sirloin and short ribs, creamy potatoes, asparagus, and a huge chunk of iceberg lettuce with blue cheese—you will also find not-so-everyday items, such as the delicious and wonderfully different salad of tomato, watermelon and goat cheese. As the weather begins to change to an icy New York winter, diners will have a difficult time choosing between Miller’s meat and potato soup or the scrumptious shrimp bisque, which crackles as it is poured over tiger prawns. The desserts are worth the wait, especially the peanut butter s’mores.
The sophisticated cocktail list features delicious versions of classic cocktails, which are stunning to the eye (and taste even better). The creative wine list, compiled by beverage manager Judson Sherman Rose, maintains a breadth of wines and walks guests through the different varietals. The list contains approximately 230 bottles and offers more the a dozen wines by the glass.
The décor is far-removed from traditional steakhouse restaurants. There are no huge dark wooden tables or brown leather chairs, burly men laughing so hard that you can’t hear yourself think—it is simplistic and modern with a touch of fifties flare, especially upstairs in the private room with the zebra stripped benches. The elegant bistro-style seating at the front of the restaurant looks out the floor to ceiling windows onto the bustle outside, allowing diners to watch passers-by; the lounge, with its swerving white leatherette bench, welcomes a group to sit and chat. The back of the restaurant offers booths grouped in pod-like formations to make for great private conversation or people-watching.
Join the friendly and knowledgeable staff at STK for an enjoyable meal that you’ll truly remember. Cheers!
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