Sruli Eidelman’s restaurant family continues growing with the latest expansion into Manhattan! Ever since Izzy’s Smokehouse opened in Brooklyn in 2015, the name has been a mark of quality and mouth-watering flavors in NYC. Izzy’s Smokehouse Upper West Side is no different!
The new space is designed by By Neil Schwartz of TNB Architecture, and perfectly captures the friendly, warm environment: casual with a promise of a great dining experience to come. The dining area itself is a feast for the eyes, not to mention the tastes to come - and the smells! The smokehouse relies on a 24-hour crew to help supervise the fires that smoke day and night: luckily the smell of beef, lamb, and poultry smoking over oak and cherry woods is delicious to be around on a constant basis.
The meat is sliced and weighed right before your eyes in a show that will make your jaw drop - ready to eat! The enormous Dino Ribcovered in a massive chunk of beef and the Brisket are the stars of the show: tender meat with salt and pepper bark might change your perspective on life forever – or at least your relationship with beef. You will fall madly in love. The Smoked Fried Chicken Sandwich is another stunner – yep, that’s smoked AND marinated and fried in house batter, topped with horseradish mayo and pickles in a toasted pretzel bun. Other flavorful faves are the burgers: don’t neglect the classics! And be sure to order some appetizers, like the Smoked Hot Wings and the Pulled Beef Empanadas.
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If you’re looking for subtle flavors, you’ve come to the wrong place. My advice is to get hungry and go with friends and split everything on the menu.