Club A Steakhouse

Club A Steakhouse

By Amy Zavatto

Push through the doors into the scarlet-red dining room, and you’ll think you’ve found a secret portal back to stylish, modernist, late-1950s New York. As you continue past the back-lit wine cubbies—down into the sunken dining room where a jazz duo plucks out a cool Chet Baker number—you run smack into B&W photos of owner Bruno Selimaj, laughing it up over the years with folks like Joe Pesci, A-Rod, Bill and Hilary. The Rat Pack would have loved it, except that this intimate supper club, designed for a memorable red-meat rendezvous, only opened in 2008. Setting the right mood is one of two things Selimaj gets so right, especially when other new steakhouses keep trying—clumsily at times—to reinvent the wheel. The other, of course, is the food itself. Club A glides along with dry-aged, prime rib eye cooked exactly as you ask, succulent double (or triple!) cut Colorado lamb chops, and stellar sides like just-creamy-enough creamed spinach, crisp German hash browns made gently tangy with vinegar and cumin, and truffled mac and cheese good enough to fly you to the moon and back.

sweet seats

The table in the back near the black-framed modernist fireplace makes for a cozy and romantic meal.

chew on this

Jazz fans take note: The live music happens on weekends—Friday and Saturday—from 7 PM until closing.

hours

Mon.–Sat. 5 PM–11 PM
closed Sunday

price range

$29 (roast chicken) to $53 (bone-in strip steak)
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