219 East 44th Street
New York, NY
4180 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
255 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Founders/Owners Ben and Jack Sinanaj
Cousins and Brothers Ben, Jack, Russ and Harry Sinanaj are truly living the American dream!
They emigrated to the United States from Montenegro (Albania) with their families more than 25 years ago and cut their teeth in some of New York’s best steakhouses. They began as busboys at the acclaimed but now shuttered Manhattan Grille on the Upper East Side before moving on the grand daddy of New York steakhouses – the iconic Peter Luger in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They were waiters, but along the way, they mastered the crafts of dry aged steaks, creamed spinach, cottage fries and cultivating the atmosphere of a classic New York steakhouse.
Before long, Ben and Jack felt ready to take what they learned at Peter Luger and set up their own shop. In 2005 they opened Ben & Jack’s Steak House on 44th Street between second and third avenues, a stone’s throw from Grand Central Station. From the décor to the food to the wine list, the restaurant is the culmination of their experiences in the industry. In 2009 Ben and Jack added another notch to their belt – an even larger location on Fifth Avenue between 28th and 29th streets, near the Empire State Building and Penn Station. And in 2012, they expanded nearly 3,000 miles away, opening Ben & Jack’s Steak House in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ben and Jack’s Steakhouse offers the steak house’s famed beef, including Midwestern prime and a wide range of seafood including the Chilean Sea bass and Grilled Norwegian Salmon. Ben & Jack’s signature cut is a Porterhouse for two, three, or four, served sliced alongside its king-sized bone. The wine list features wines and après dinner spirits from around the world that complements the menu.
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