People often associate two things with the Big Apple: the Yankees, and an authentic New York steak. In a collision of the city's staples, an American steakhouse was born.
NYY Steak had its grand opening party last night in Midtown, Manhattan. Owned by Hard Rock International and Yankee Global Enterprises, the restaurant held a Blue Carpet event true to its NYC style. Guests included television personalities like Kris Jenner and James Lipton; Hard Rock big wigs like Hamish Dodds (President and CEO) and James F. Allen (Chairman, and CEO of Gaming Operations for the Seminole Tribe of Florida); and of course, the Yankees.
The MLB guest list was an amalgam of current and past ballplayers, such as Mark Teixeira, Roy White, and Mickey Rivers. The athletes were joined by Randy Levine, the President of the New York Yankees, Lee Mazzilli, the coach and also a former player, and Lonn Trost, COO and General Counsel to the team. Yankees Broadcasters Michael Kay, John Sterling, and Suzyn Waldman also added to the sporty mix to ensure that the night was, unsurprisingly, all about baseball. See our slideshow below for pics and a full list of the celebrities and sports-enthusiasts.
And now for the main event, the food.
The menu at NYY Steak is 100% American, kind of like a certain aforementioned sports team. Their website boasts, "Like the Yankees, we never bring anything but the best to the plate." The MVP of the edible roster is the 27 oz. Char-Grilled Long Bone Rib, which was created in honor of their 27 World Series Championships. Other favorites are a 28 oz. Porterhouse, a Prime Veal Chop, and the New York Strip.
For those of you not in the mood for red meat, try the Maryland Lump Crab Cake, served with roasted chipotle corn salsa and a caper remoulade, the Lobster Mac & Cheese, or the Baby Iceberg Salad, which comes with a shot of vodka and a blue-cheese-stuffed olive.
In terms of cocktails, go for their signature Yankeetini, made with vodka, blue caracao, and white cranberry juice, or the Bronx Bomber, a playful twist on a Manhattan. The restaurant also has a "Pinstripe Power Hour" between 4 and 6 PM, Monday through Friday.