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New York Steak Dinner At Rosie O’Grady’s

written by John Chow on August 31, 2011


They say the best place to get a New York steak is in New York, and one of the best steak houses in New York is Rosie O’Grady’s at 800 7th Ave. Family-owned and operated for over 30 years, Rosie O’Grady’s is centrally located near Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Jacob Javits Convention Center, and a short distance from several major museums.

The restaurant has the look and feel of a classic New York steakhouse. The room features lots of deep colored wood, and the old bar is full of character. The place even has a sense of humor. Right at the entrance, there’s a sign that tells you the CPR kit is available at the front desk. Hopefully, you won’t eat a steak big enough to use it.

I went for the classic New York strip, grilled medium rare. It comes with a bake potato with sour cream and nothing else. O’Grady’s steaks are served À la carte, meaning any sides are extra (except for the potato).

I can see why there was a sign for a CPR kit after I saw the steak. The thing is huge! The menu said it was 14oz, but it looked much bigger than that. Consume the entire meal with the free bread, and you may need that CPR kit!

The steak was grilled perfectly and was very juicy. It wasn’t the most tender or flavorful steak I’ve ever had. That honor still belongs to Gotham Steakhouse. However, steaks at Rosie doesn’t cost as much as the USDA Prime steaks at Gotham. In terms of value for money, Rosie O’Grady’s is pretty hard to beat.

Rosie O'Grady's

Rosie O'Grady's

Rosie O'Grady's

Rosie O'Grady's Midtown on Urbanspoon

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Michael Kwan August 31, 2011 at 5:14 pm


John Chow August 31, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I forgot the exact price because I didn’t pay but I think it was $35 on the menu.

Social Bookmarking Service August 31, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Boy you always provide us quality food and their spot …

I am Vegetarian and would love to read your dinning out at Veggie restaurant.

MykeTech August 31, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Wow – Some price for a steak, but you got it free so what do you care! Looks good.

PPC Ian September 4, 2011 at 11:38 am

Looks like another great meal, John Chow style! The CPR kit sign is crazy. Thanks for sharing!

Gift Ideas September 13, 2011 at 3:51 am

please share its recipe.

Ray Ebersole August 31, 2011 at 5:18 pm

LOL, we have Berns Steakhouse in Tampa that is one of the best I have ever had. They even have a separate floor that you go to for dessert.

Social Bookmarking Service August 31, 2011 at 7:41 pm

So everybody knows that these people had their lunch or dinner and now going for dessert … lollzz

GlyphTab August 31, 2011 at 6:32 pm

That steak looks a little burned to me…maybe it looks that way in the photo. :)

MykeTech August 31, 2011 at 9:11 pm

That’s what I thought at first, but I think it’s just the photo. The sauce on the steak could be dark as well.

Property Marbella September 3, 2011 at 4:26 am

It looks like that when it is correct grilled.

PPC Ian September 4, 2011 at 11:39 am

I like my steak well done, so looks very tasty to me. However, I did have the same reaction, does not look medium rare but could just be photo.

Deals Attack August 31, 2011 at 6:53 pm

i wouldn’t dare to comment but the display looks a bit dull to me and it seems kinda burnt.

but if the taste is good hey why not since it is recommended by john.

but i love a meal better if i can complete it with a nice dessert :)

do they serve nice desserts john? sorry i just can’t stop loving something sweet.

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Ya, desserts are required after the meal to make it more special! :-P

Erwin Miradi August 31, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Nice nice. The first picture doesn’t really look good though. The shape and the color you know. It looks a lot like…. You know.

fazal mayar August 31, 2011 at 7:56 pm

nice food, i love steak a bit too much :)

PPC Ian September 4, 2011 at 11:40 am

Steak is very tasty, one of my favorite dinners for special celebrations. However, don’t eat it too much on a day-to-day basis.

Stocksicity August 31, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I walked by there today. Walked from 10th avenue to 5th Avenue and passed right in front of it at one point (and all over Manhattan) earlier today.

MykeTech August 31, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Lol I just noticed the CPR kit – that would be funny to see them use it in on someone who choked up a steak.

Technary August 31, 2011 at 10:31 pm

These dishes look so delicious! Awesome meal you must had!

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 1, 2011 at 1:54 am

That is the speciality of John … Always come up with the great food …

Technary September 4, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Yes John loves great food, and so do I and everyone else! :-P August 31, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Cool post John. Idea looks realll familiar…lol. Anyway, Next time I’m in New York and I’m craving a good steak I’ll definitely have to check Rosie’s out. NIce Post

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 1, 2011 at 1:55 am

So Rosie got the new client … Lolllzzz

Matt September 1, 2011 at 3:19 am

Wow, looks so good. I’ll have to try that restaurant out next time I’m in NY.

GlyphTab September 1, 2011 at 7:54 am

Here we go…another customer for Rosie…

fas September 1, 2011 at 5:29 am

Always makes me hungry, staying hungry here.

PAD September 1, 2011 at 10:32 am

I don’t think there’s anything that makes my mouth water more than a perfectly cooked juicy steak =9

Whitney September 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Man, John, you love tempting us with your find dining posts don’t you? Haha…seriously man, you go to some awesome restaurants! I wish I lived closer to you! Steak looks ridiculously good by the way bro.

Erwin Miradi September 3, 2011 at 11:16 am

Yeah. John has been posting about fine dining more often lately.

Email List Building September 4, 2011 at 10:57 am

As far as I know John posts about fine dining frequently as the opportunity arises and has been doing so for a very long time.

Property Marbella September 3, 2011 at 4:24 am

My favorite restaurant here in Spain is a small Spanish taverna/restaurant with a fabulous 400 gram = 14.1 ounces Entrecote with all the permissions for
only 11 Euros = 15.6068 U.S. dollars. So how much did your steak cost??

Email List Building September 4, 2011 at 10:55 am

Hey John,

The steak looks good and the location is well placed too for the visitors to the city.

If I’m in New York and feel like having as steak I’ll check it out.

allan stuart September 7, 2011 at 4:08 am

the cpr kit thing is funny… but seriously , i think maybe someone do need that kit after eating there.. :-)

Buy a Blog September 8, 2011 at 10:45 am

Hum! Delicious Food. I’m Hungry too, ha ha

Gift Ideas September 13, 2011 at 12:13 am

There are great dishes in this dinners.

john@web design london September 23, 2011 at 2:17 am

Great dish would like to taste it