Shanghai New York Style Steak and Burger
Tianzifang, Lane 155 Jianguo Lu, near Ruijin Lu
Deep in the Tiakang Lu art complex (though art is actually now hard to find here as clothing stores, cafés and bars have taken over …. New York Style Steak and Burger is brought to you by the makers of the ever popular New York Style Pizza. On offer, USDA Prime beef in all its glorious permutations, namely heaping half-pound burgers and slabs of steak.
New York Style Steak & Burger has been grilling steaks and burgers for just over seven months. And although new to the scene, they have definitely made their mark in the form of delicious meat in between grilled sesame buns.
Affordable steaks and some great burgers on offer here. Portions are generous and the quality of the food is always consistent. I only went when so many people were talking about it. In terms of portions, one pound rib eyes, twelve ounce tenderloins and twenty ounce T-bones are all on the menu.
Some of the burgers are even furnished with fried eggs, a very Chinese thing I think, onions, and chili. One of the more popular dishes is the gourmet bleu cheese burger. There are also a number of healthier options available, with some dishes vegetarian in nature. To begin, we succumbed to the tempting Onion Stack (25元). Lightly fried and served with a mild dipping sauce. It’s takes up a small mountain on the plate. It’s just like the onion rings in New York’s BBQ.
I ordered the Atomic (55元), my friend ordered the Big Boy (38元), and the girl ordered the Big Bleu (38元). The latter two were fairly cheap because they ordered the Petite versions (just 1/3 pound, instead of the normal portion of ½ pound of meat).
As you might guess, the Atomic was slathered in buffalo sauce, jalapenos, fried onions and ranch dressing. Cooked medium rare, the burger itself was great – the other stuff, however, I could have done without. I was expecting lip-burning buffalo sauce – while the sauce served was tasty, there wasn’t much spice to it. I was hoping for some 5 alarm sauce.
You may get some animal stuff in there though: For example, the spinach salad includes cheese. Roasted vegetables and thick fries or mashed potatoes accompany dishes as sides and make for a well-rounded meal.