PLAN DATE: TUES / APR. 23
If you like to cook your own meat, but want to make sure it’s done perfectly, Pepper Lunch has your back. This Japanese fast-casual teppan restaurant chain offers diners personal-sized iron platters heated to 500 degrees—the perfect temperature to cook the perfect steak and make sure it stays warm while you dine. Menu items also include dishes such as the signature “pepper rice,” which includes rice, eel, salmon or beef and veggies. With locations in more than fifteen countries, Pepper Lunch encourages it to “sizzle it your way.” The end result is seasoned your way, as well, and all of it—from preparation to consumption—is memorable.
Take your post-steak boisterousness and hit The Three Monkeys bar in Midtown, from brothers Patrick and Michael McNamee, who manage six venues throughout New York City’s busiest neighborhoods. The Three Monkeys is committed to beer and sports, offering tons of games across multiple televisions and 36 beers on draft. Be warned, Yankees fans, The Three Monkeys is also known as the home for Boston Red Sox fans in New York. But if this appeals to you, wear Boston colors and get a free shot. The newly revamped late-night menu features bar food favorites like burgers, nachos and pretzel sticks.
243 West 54th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Meals stay warm on the plate for about 20 minutes. Eat accordingly, and savor the full flavor.
The Three Monkeys
236 West 54th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Check out their late night happy hour, starting at 10pm.