How to Cook New York Steak

 Are you looking for a delicious and tender steak to cook for dinner tonight? Look no further than the classic New York steak. This cut of meat comes from the short loin of the cow and is known for its rich flavor and juicy texture. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to cook the perfect New York steak.


Before we get started, let's gather the necessary ingredients:

  • 1 1/2-inch thick New York steak
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Prepare the Steak

Remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This will allow the meat to cook more evenly. Pat the steak dry with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper on both sides.

Preparing New York Steak

Step 2: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Preheating the oven will ensure that it's hot enough to sear the steak properly.

Step 3: Sear the Steak

In a large oven-safe skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the steak to the pan and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side until a golden crust forms. Add minced garlic and chopped rosemary to the pan and baste the steak with the mixture for another minute.

Searing New York Steak

Step 4: Finish Cooking in the Oven

Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast for 6-8 minutes, depending on the desired doneness. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak. For a medium-rare steak, the temperature should be 135°F (57°C).

Cooking New York Steak In Oven

Step 5: Rest the Steak

Remove the skillet from the oven and transfer the steak to a cutting board. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. This will allow the juices to redistribute and make the steak even more tender.

Pros and Cons of New York Steak

Rich flavor and juicy textureCan be expensive
Easy to cookHigh in calories and fat
Versatile - can be grilled, pan-fried, or roastedNot as tender as some other cuts of meat


Q: What is the difference between a New York steak and a ribeye?

A: The main difference between these two cuts of meat is the location they come from on the cow. The New York steak comes from the short loin, while the ribeye comes from the rib section. The New York steak is leaner and has a firmer texture, while the ribeye has more marbling and is more tender.

Q: How do I know when my New York steak is cooked to my liking?

A: Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak. For a medium-rare steak, the temperature should be 135°F (57°C). For a medium steak, it should be 145°F (63°C). For a medium-well steak, it should be 150°F (66°C). For a well-done steak, it should be 160°F (71°C).

Q: Can I marinate my New York steak?

A: Yes, you can marinate your steak before cooking for added flavor. Place the steak in a ziplock bag with your favorite marinade and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours before cooking.

Q: What should I serve with my New York steak?

A: New York steak pairs well with a variety of sides, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a simple green salad. It also goes well with a glass of red wine.


Now that you know how to cook a delicious New York steak, it's time to get in the kitchen and start cooking. Remember to let the steak rest before slicing and don't forget to enjoy every bite of this classic cut of meat.