We went to take our table, and as we walked by, someone commented "Should I ask who's getting married?" (ie, the only reason so many chicks would come to this place is if they're at a bachelorette.) It was kind of crazy, but didn't really bother me, as the novelty value was off the charts. Old paintings on the walls, white tablecloths, mafioso-esque staff. This place was not messing around when it came to keeping up a nostalgic atmosphere.
Drink service was slow initially, and this is not the place to order any type of custom cocktail - whiskey - rocks, or a bottle of red. Once we got our first round, we started in on ordering...everything on the menu, in typical steakhouse fashion. Fried clams, mozzarella salad, asparagus, creamed spinach..the list goes on. It was all decent, nothing stood out as tremendously unique or even remotely different from what you'd get at one of the dozens of other steakhouses in NYC.
However, the steaks were definitely quite the production. They come out on an old wooden cart, and are the approximate size of your head. Absolutely massive. None of us could get through our order, and everyone took over tons of leftovers for extra-bougie steak salads the next day. We stayed for 3 hours and weren't rushed in any way, which I appreciated.
If you're looking for a super-old school vibe and extra-expensive spot to celebrate in a carnivorous way, I'd recommend it.