The Absolute Best
210 E. 46th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-687-4855
Bowery Meat Company
9 E. 1st St., nr. Bowery; 212-460-5255
In the hectic tradition of many next-generation steak joints, Josh Capon’s downtown establishment offers something for everyone, including strips of “zucchini carpaccio” for vegetarians, an excellent duck lasagna, and one of the city’s best cheeseburgers for the legions of burger loons. But the specialties of the house remain the expertly prepared steaks, which — in variety, quality, and, yes, even price — are hard to beat.