SPARKILL, N.Y. --There are times – especially in winter – when you crave the comforting environment of a steakhouse and all its pampering glory. Add some red wine, a side of potatoes and you’re in meat mecca heaven.
What's The Best Steakhouse in Rockland County?
Sparkill Steakhouse, Sparkill
Quinta Steakhouse, Pearl River
We asked you for your favorite places in the county; two have been chosen as finalists in our DVlicious “Best Steakhouse” contest and now each is being profiled this week.
Ready to dig in? Read below – then let your fingers do the clicking. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.
What Makes It A Cut Above: The restaurant is only four years old, but its warm and welcoming owners, Sal Derguti and Carlo Cungu, are old hands in the steak biz, having both worked at Spark and Benjamin’s in Manhattan. Simplicity and consistency being their bywords, Derguti and Congu dry-age their steaks in a special room for several weeks and keep world-class, yet reasonable priced, wines the perfect temperature in a cellar room.
The downstairs dining area’s fireplace is a cozy place to mellow out after a big meal and the upstairs ballroom, replete with wrought-iron chandeliers and skylights, is perfect for big blow-outs. Traditional steakhouse sides such as cottage fries, creamed spinach and mac ‘n’ cheese and appetizers such as extra thick-cut Canadian bacon, crab cakes and “old-school” prosciutto and mozzarella are elevated to a fine art, diners say.
Dig In: 500 Route 340, Sparkill, (845) 398-3300, www.sparkillsteakhouse.com