Best Steak Award | Feast Awards 2016

Maybe the most important part of finding a great steak is finding a place where making steak is in the fabric of the family. The Margaritakis family has been doing it for three generations now.

STEAK

Large strip steak
SPARTA STEAK HOUSE & LOUNGE

Maybe the most important part of finding a great steak is finding a place where making steak is in the fabric of the family. The Margaritakis family has been doing it for three generations now. While his parents still own the place, Nick Margaritakis handles the day-to-day. His mom and dad should know the place is in safe hands.

They opened the Sparta Steak House & Lounge in 1961 in a three-story building that feels homey, yet social with an inviting bar. Your steak options here vary.

There is the small strip ($20.90), the large strip ($25.75), the petite filet ($22.95), the filet mignon ($26.75) or the Porterhouse ($27.75). I opted for the large strip, which is well-seasoned in garlic and butter. I was tempted to try a house special on this night: dry spice-rubbed rib-eye for $20.95 and a 12-ounce cut. The strip was melt-in-your-mouth fantastic. I’m an A.1.-sauce snob, but after trying the first bite without A.1. and the second with it, I sent the bottle back to the kitchen. It was that good for me, and I could put A.1. on my morning cereal.

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