Four of us had dinner recently at V Steakhouse in the Time Warner Center. Each of their three major cuts of steak was $60 or more, a la carte. The ribeye is for two and that goes for $88, a veritable bargain by V's standards. Sides, if I recall correctly, were $7.50 each, for what I thought were small portions. But in fairness I have to say the sides were very well prepared and we really liked them.
Granted their meats are from Niman Ranch, but am I the only one who thinks this pricing is, shall we say, a tad aggressive?
There are no bargains with the wines, either. There are very few bottles that are less than three figures. That's to the left of the decimal.
Perhaps it's just that V Steakhouse is in the shadow of the very expensive Per Se and the even more wildly expensive Masa.
Perhaps it's just me. After all, the place was packed, and the bars in all the places mentioned above were filled.
BTW, if you go to V, avoid the surly bartender at all costs. He parcels out wine by the glass like he does charm and friendliness: in very tiny amounts.