When you’ve been around since 1887, you’re doing something very, very right. This Brooklyn institution has been a paragon of New York steak since Sol Forman acquired the restaurant in 1950. The restaurant is family-run to this day. You’ll find plenty of respect for tradition inside, with half-timbered walls, antique wooden tabletops, and intricately carved beer steins. You’ll also find some of finest steaks in the country, never mind New York, with exquisitely charred, tender-centered porterhouses, sirloins, and strips wheeled out from the kitchen each night. And don’t miss the famous bacon appetizer, a staple since the mid-1990s.