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Steaks in Midtown - What's The Closest Equivalent To Ray's?

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Heading up to MSG for fight night with my brother tomorrow.  He's got his heart set on steaks and I'm struggling to figure out where we should go and maybe even find a deal (I know, too much to ask).  Staying at 48th and Lexington, so anywhere midtown is fair game, but willing to travel if the times work out with still getting to the fight by 9pm.

Thanks.

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Heading up to MSG for fight night with my brother tomorrow.  He's got his heart set on steaks and I'm struggling to figure out where we should go and maybe even find a deal (I know, too much to ask).  Staying at 48th and Lexington, so anywhere midtown is fair game, but willing to travel if the times work out with still getting to the fight by 9pm.

Thanks.

Sparks Steakhouse, of course. Sit with your back to the wall.

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I have enjoyed Keens.  It is not cheap, but it is certainly a place to go if you have never been.

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Sparks Steakhouse, of course. Sit with your back to the wall.

Considering Mark is from New York State, and worked at Ray's, I weight his opinion heavily (yours too, dcs!)

Why should you sit with your back to the wall? Because the wall is nasty, or because the restaurant is exciting?

Note: Sparks founded 1966; Keens founded 1885!

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Why should you sit with your back to the wall? Because the wall is nasty, or because the restaurant is exciting?

Answer.  More details here.

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I haven't been to Sparks in a couple years, but was at Keens last week. I'd say Keens, because there is nowhere like Ray's in midtown (or in manhattan) and also where else are you going to find a mutton chop?

Go Golovkin!

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I haven't been to Sparks in a couple years, but was at Keens last week. I'd say Keens, because there is nowhere like Ray's in midtown (or in manhattan) and also where else are you going to find a mutton chop?

Go Golovkin!

Thanks for Mutton.

If you have the time, and cash (they do not accept credit cards), go to Brooklyn and visit Peter Lugar.

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Answer.  More details here.

God they're swkanky.

I'll probably get gunned down for sullying the family name, but Mafiosi think they're classy because they've made money from shaking down dry cleaners.

Now you know why restaurant critics reserve under assumed names.

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God they're swkanky.

I'll probably get gunned down for sullying the family name, but Mafiosi think they're classy because they've made money from shaking down dry cleaners.

Now you know why restaurant critics reserve under assumed names.

Careful.  One never knows where "they" are.  I heard the following story.  The grandson of a Godfather, while attending Georgetown, got into an argument or a fight with someone.  The grandson had a "goon" beat up the other person.   I grew up within a couple of blocks of that grandson.

I'm quite sure my father and his cousin (business partner) paid a "tax" to the mafia.  They owned a small business located in Newark, NJ.  My parents would take us kids to a terrific neighborhood Italian restaurant in Newark at times.  Occasionally some other diners, some local "guys" , would greet my dad.  They didn't look like my dads friends.  Possibly they were "tax collectors" for the local Don.

Sometimes some "guys and their friends" have all the guns.  The rest of the locals don't have any or many guns.  The guys and their friends with the guns seem to get their way.

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