The feature article in the current issue of NY Magazine lists, by category, 80 or so places the authors say you can get a great meal inexpensively.
One of the categories is "Turf (Sans Surf)" which has two listings: Gallagher's Steak House, for their chopped sirloin steak ($16.95), and Tad's, of all places.
I haven't had the chopped sirloin steak at Gallagher's, so I can't really comment, and it's been probably 25 years since I set foot in a Tad's, so, again, I can't comment. However, they missed one of the truly great bargains in this category: the unlisted hamburger (with or without fries) that Peter Luger's serves at lunch. If you order the burger without fries, the charge is $5.95, with fries it's $6.95. One of NY's Great Bargains.
I posted a link to the article below.