Steak and sushi may seem like two very opposite foods, but they actually pair together seamlessly on a few NYC menus. Elevate a meal to tasty new heights with these five pairings.
Petite Filet Mignon & Grilled Salmon Roll at Reserve Cut
With the endless options on this kosher steakhouse’s Japanese and steak menus, it’s hard to choose just two to pair. But, for the colder winter months, the restaurant’s signature petite filet mignon featuring ingredients like chestnuts, escarole, and mushrooms is a no-brainer. Owner Albert Allaham descends from a long line of master butchers, also owning Prime Cut butcher shop in Brooklyn, which means you get the finest in quality, kosher meats. Pair those savory flavors with the sweet miso sauce and mango in the grilled salmon roll, which features avocado, romaine lettuce, and crispy shallots on soy paper, and the two make for a delicious seasonal pairing. The Setai, 40 Broad St., 212-747-0300
Get crabby and beef up your meal with this combination from the masters of Pan-Asian cuisine. The American Wagyu beef on TAO Downtown’s menu is served with eight different sauces and seasonings, from sweet yuzu miso to cilantro lime jalapeño mayo. Lightly seared on a plancha, it’s crispy yet juicy, with all the natural flavors of the meat easily detectable. Prepare your palate first, though, with the king crab roll accompanied by spicy mayo and crispy onions for a zesty pairing. 92 9th Ave., 212-888-2724
Not exclusively a steakhouse or a sushi joint, this restaurant in the Sanctuary Hotel serves both upscale American cuisine and enticing sushi delights as if both were signature specialties. The Tender roll comprises tuna, rock shrimp tempura, and pickled jalapeños that complement the creamy, decadent taste of the eight-ounce filet mignon. We suggest requesting the chimichurri sauce to top the filet for an ultra-savory blend. 130 West 47th St., 212-514-6000
Steak and sushi have never looked better than when served together at this steakhouse that also features an extensive sushi menu. With 28-day-aged steaks that are hand-cut on premise daily, it’s only fitting to also order the most sumptuous of rolls when dining here. The prime rib on the bone is a rich and flavorful dish thanks to the fact that the bone is left in. For an equally hearty and superb sushi choice, try the dragon roll with grilled sea bass, asparagus, cucumber, crunch, chives, and avocado on top. 340 Lexington Ave., 212-972-2200
Prime Creekstone Farm Rib-Eye & Dynamic Lobster Roll at Atlantic Grill
For a true surf and turf meal, lobster and steak is the way to go. Thankfully the dynamic lobster roll with salmon, Japanese, cucumber, watercress, and lime miso does the trick when paired with the fine rib-eye from Creekstone Farm. This grill restaurant is known for its fresh catches and superior cuts. 1241 Third Ave., 212-988-9200; 49 W. 64th St., 212-787-4663