Meat Cute: Lincoln Square Steak on the Upper West Side

Lincoln Square Steak - Main Dining Room 2

Here at Quest, we’re suckers for steak. So, when Bruno Selimaj–owned Lincoln Square Steak opened at 208 West 70th Street, our editors were thrilled to be on assignment on the Upper West Side. We entered the restaurant to a red, 1960s-style interior, which may or may not have been reminiscent of Doubles at The Sherry Netherland. We ordered a martini at the bar, to the tune of a pianist (who plays on Wednesdays and Thursdays).

Lincoln Square Steak - Porterhouse Steak for Two

Soon, we were seated, excited to experience the menu by chef Giovanni Calle. We welcomed appetizers of Sizzling Canadian Bacon and Seared Sea Scallops as well as Lobster Cocktail and Slice Tomato and Onion. When it comes to meat, the menu ranges from the basics to the Prime Dry-Aged Double-Eagle Strip Bone-In, the Pinot Noir–Braised Short Ribs, and the Double- or Triple-Size Colorado Lamp Chop. Of course, there are alternatives, like the Lobster Ravioli, the Blackened Gulf Swordfish, the Lasagna, and the Eggplant Parmigiana. Oh, and the options for sides include Truffle Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese. It was like choosing between children.

Lincoln Square Steak - Seared Sea Scallops 2

The Upper West Side isn’t Never Never Land, so visit Lincoln Square Steak. On your way to a show at Lincoln Center? Pop in for the pre-theater, “prix fixe” menu ($39), which is available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and includes an appetizer, an entree with a side, and a dessert. What a way to settle into your seat at the New York Philharmonic…

For more information about Lincoln Square Steak, call 212.875.8600 or visit