Address: 2145 2nd Ave.

It isn't just the west side of Harlem that has cool spots for you to enjoy. Looking to fill up on some of the best skirt steak and lamb chops in Manhattan? Your best bet is to head east to Spanish Harlem and get a table at Ricardo Steak House. Ricardo's provides East Harlem with an upscale take on classic Latin dishes. Just pick from the many sides on the menu for the best of South and Central American flavors. Unlike some of the steakhouses downtown, your dollar will take you far at Ricardo's, so place a big order and indulge. If you don't finish that juicy T-bone steak in one sitting—and you probably won't—take the rest to go and bring a piece of Spanish Harlem home with you.