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Blackstone Steakhouse, Melville: Modern in look and traditional
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Blackstone Steakhouse, Melville: Modern in look and traditional in style, Blackstone also combines the two at the table. It could be a first-class contender in the best sushi category, too. And there are exceptional shellfish cocktails, raw bar stars, major lobsters. The essential steaks here are the filet mignon, sirloin and porterhouse for two, three or four. Their competition comes from veal chops and lamb chops. Uniformly fine sides. Suitably extravagant sweets.(Credit: Jeremy Bales)

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The best steak houses on Long Island

Long Island is in its prime.

There have never been as many excellent red-meat restaurants in either Nassau or Suffolk as there are today. And they're very, very popular, even as the tab effortlessly exceeds $100 per person. Ask a friend or neighbor where he or she would like to go for dinner on a major night out, and the odds are good that it will be a steakhouse.

These 10 names, listed alphabetically, are at the top.