Ricardo is not your typical “Manhattan steakhouse”, this East Harlem restaurant and popular birthday spot offers an unpretentious, vibrant and fun dining experience. Even the menu is fun, with dishes like the “O.P.P.” (Porterhouse steak for one), the “Tap that Bass” (Chilean sea bass) or the P-Y-T BONE steak. I heard the brunch scene is equally vibrant, if not more.
Overall, the food is delicious especially the meat, which are butchered on the premises. The portions are huge and the complimentary garlic bread, served with a delicious and tangy marina sauce, sets the tone for a hearty and flavorful meal.
If you don’t have a preference for one particular cut of meat, then I suggest ordering the “Ricardo’s Special Platter” or the “Mixed Grill” . These options allow you to sample a little bit of everything.
Since the portions are huge, you will probably have something to take home with you. Top your meal off by trying one of Ricardo’s sangria options, I personally enjoy the Red the best but the Mango is also pretty good.
Check out a few pictures from my last visit below.
MIXED GRILL – skirt steak, grilled chicken breast pork chops, chorizo, garlic spinach
RICARDO’S SPECIAL PLATTER – skirt steak, grilled pork chop, rice, beans homemade mashed potatoes, sweet plantains
Ricardo Steak House
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Latin American
Go For: Date Night, Birthday Dinner, Brunch
Must Try: Ricardo’s Special Platter