This modern American steakhouse serves aged prime steaks as well as free-range chicken, olive-crusted lamb chops, and a huge Kobe burger. Open Mon to Fri for lunch and dinner; Sat and Sun dinner and à la carte brunch; a late-night menu is offered until 1 am Fri and Sat. Live piano in lounge Thurs through Sat. Have dinner outside on the 20-seat fountain patio. A three-course prix-fixe ($30) is offered Mon through Thurs from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Reservations suggested.
Croton Creek may be a steakhouse, but our favorite main is its $26 Kobe burger. Piled high with cheese, applewood bacon, frizzled onions, and a slab of ripe tomato, this huge, very drippy sandwich is scrumptious, if challenging to eat. Tie a napkin around your neck and don't say we didn't warn you; you might even want to wear a 'Plan B' shirt.
Just walking into Croton Creek Steakhouse, with its large piano stage left and a super-comfy lounge area (picture enveloping sofa and chairs) hugging the perimeter of the room, can put you in a good mood. The atmosphere is festive, the vibe is friendly and welcoming, and the food and drink ain’t bad either. The music varies from jazz to oldies to top 40, as do the performers, though we’re big fans of Alex Turtel and Kurt Kelly, the bar’s regular piano men who are there Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:30 pm to whenever.