How To Cook A Perfect Steak

  • Published on Jan 23, 2013
  • For Porter House New York chef and managing partner Michael Lomonaco, preparing steak is a blend of art and science.
    State-of-the-art cooking facilities at the restaurant's prime Manhattan location in the Time Warner Center include a broiler that can reach 1800º F (most consumer grills max out around 500-600° F) and a high quality dry aging locker for the meat.
    The sophisticated set up allows Chef Lomonaco and his team to keep and cook their meat with exacting accuracy but that's only one half of the equation.
    The art of proper steak preparation isn't just about the grill. It involves choosing the right cut for the right kind of meal, prepping the steak properly, and carefully attending to it as it cooks. Getting a steak to medium-rare or your preferred doneness isn't always an exact science (particularly if you aren't planning to use a meat thermometer) but there are some tricks to help you get it right.
    Watch the video as Chef Lomonaco explains the properties of different cuts of meat and how to choose them, the best way to get your meat ready, and some tips on how to grill them to perfection.
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Comments • 290

  • SE7EN
    SE7EN 15 days ago

    arnold touch his hand...boom well done

  • anicetune
    anicetune 2 months ago

    Juicy well done steaks are the best, but they're too difficult to cook.

  • Scott T
    Scott T 3 months ago

    Keep up the business related videos Business Insider!

  • I Dunno
    I Dunno 4 months ago

    Dude is too weird

  • Top Youtuber
    Top Youtuber 5 months ago

    Im hate too raw steak!

  • Vernonu9
    Vernonu9 6 months ago

    I've had one steak cooked medium and it was delicious....problem is I grew up in a house that believed that pink meat will get u mentally I was freaking out.....I now get my steaks medium well.

  • Tristan Ellis
    Tristan Ellis 6 months ago

    “Salt and pepper heavy, grill at 400, flip once every minute to get them nice grill marks, let sit for two minutes, down the hatch. Grill marks bud.” Wayne from Letterkenny.

  • Daniel D.
    Daniel D. 9 months ago

    Is it me or this guy looks and sounds like Trevor Phlilips?

  • Harambe Kardashian
    Harambe Kardashian 10 months ago

    That is not medium rare

  • 1jeffr
    1jeffr 11 months ago

    Too rare for me.

  • Kyle Mark Warner
    Kyle Mark Warner 11 months ago

    Medium is the most I'll go, if you know anyone that likes it cooked more than that then you don't need that sort of negativity in your life, get rid

  • William McElleney
    William McElleney Year ago +2

    Thanks for the pepper tip! Always added before cooking. no more!

  • xman42
    xman42 Year ago

    I would never eat a steak that red. I like my steaks medium well, to that point where it’s not too tough to chew like a well done, and not too raw looking like a medium.

  • Glen & Friends Cooking

    Best steak ever? Best crust ever? Perfect Steak? Try a #DeepFriedSteak

  • csrgatorfan
    csrgatorfan Year ago

    I almost ate my monitor

  • The Random YouTuber

    My God, that steak is delectable.

  • William Ritchie
    William Ritchie Year ago

    That steak was a perfect medium rare which is defined as a warm red center.

  • NorteadosM X
    NorteadosM X Year ago

    That was too rare

  • Raul Rios
    Raul Rios Year ago

    Didnt even have the cojones to show the whole steak 😂😂😂. What a joke. Nah even he doesn't buy it. Just look at his face lol

  • Raul Rios
    Raul Rios Year ago

    Listen I've been working in a kitchen 13 years of my life, but got my real test at a really busy restaurant in Orlando working the grill. Got soooooo nervous come rush time and got hit when 12 n.y steaks; 8 med rares and 4 well in only 1 tickets. Took a deep breath and tickets went out flying, thankfully no steak came back. It's been a year and I have learned so much and all I can say is Good luck with that "Med Rare" steak lol

    BIG FACTS Year ago

    If I buy a 30 dollar steak the ONLY rule is to cook it however the hell I like it.

    BIG FACTS Year ago

    Thought I heard it Moooooooooo

  • Fabian Luciano
    Fabian Luciano Year ago


  • Agent
    Agent Year ago

    “Our medium rare is more rare than other restaurants”??? LOL.. so it’s not medium rare, but rare!! That made me confused for a second..

  • fastfreddy3000
    fastfreddy3000 Year ago

    Tenderloin and ribeye are easy ones like there’s ribeye here, I want to see you do if flank steak and them Kinds

  • Raul Serna
    Raul Serna Year ago

    Yo if somebody don’t get the mayor of whoville out that kitchen...

  • Nick The Man
    Nick The Man Year ago

    What was that cut at the end? Jesus Christ. You spend 30 minutes making it and 30 seconds destroying the thing. Cut against the grain with a sharp knife. Big slices.......and that was rare not medium 😂😂😂😂😂

  • smiggie balls
    smiggie balls Year ago

    its so raw i think its alive

  • Dewey Weiford
    Dewey Weiford Year ago

    The 5 levels of cooking a steak:
    Medium rare
    What are you doing?
    It's f**king ruined!

    • No Name
      No Name 3 months ago

      Dewey Weiford L

  • Sonny Demetro
    Sonny Demetro Year ago

    That Looks rawer then before it was cooked..

  • Iamdann
    Iamdann Year ago

    Blue is the BOSS, off the hoof!!

  • BeNice
    BeNice Year ago

    Perfect steak there! I love my steak charred and rare. This is it.

  • Robert Sanders
    Robert Sanders Year ago

    Talks to fucking much

  • Tony Mitchell
    Tony Mitchell Year ago

    Your steak is alive my friend not meduim rare

  • Connor French
    Connor French Year ago

    the finger test 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Trevor Graham Welch
    Trevor Graham Welch Year ago +1

    Excellent Professional Advice

  • Baran Deniz
    Baran Deniz Year ago


  • norris pg
    norris pg Year ago

    THAT was medium rare

  • PlayerMick -
    PlayerMick - Year ago +1

    calls himself a chef then fucks up a good steak.

  • 24surf
    24surf Year ago

    I want well done bitch

    • Dickens Tham
      Dickens Tham Year ago

      24surf You are a dissapointment to all of the human kind

  • kids place on channel 9

    Making such a big deal about a steak. Oy vey.

  • Zenobro 123
    Zenobro 123 2 years ago

    When you description about steak it nealy 4 minute
    When you not descript
    It take only one minute

  • YorumcuKorumcu
    YorumcuKorumcu 2 years ago

    Human found fire and we still eating fucking raw meat

  • YorumcuKorumcu
    YorumcuKorumcu 2 years ago

    Ohh my god... How do you eat steak without cooking well. İnside completely red. Red meaning not cooked. Lot of bacteria, viruses still alive

  • Hylen Jackson
    Hylen Jackson 2 years ago +2

    I eat my steak blue rare

    • LegoGuy87
      LegoGuy87 9 months ago

      You mind as well kill a cow, let it roast for 30 min in the hot summer afternoon and just feast on it. Same thing really.

  • The Mud Crab
    The Mud Crab 2 years ago +1

    i eat my steaks black

  • Viter F
    Viter F 2 years ago +1

    Best way to grill a steak

  • Kuro Ryu
    Kuro Ryu 2 years ago

    Feel like his head bounced every time he speak :p

  • Ari
    Ari 2 years ago

    1000th like

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  • Shasha Adams
    Shasha Adams 2 years ago

    That steak so raw might as well be steak tartare

    MAGA MAN 2 years ago +2

    That was a disgusting looking steak. I prefer my meat cooked.

  • MightyRaptor
    MightyRaptor 2 years ago +1

    Guys, you don't go here for the perfect steak.
    You go to Gordon Ramsay's channel.

  • Airborne
    Airborne 2 years ago

    That didn't look like a good steak to be honest....

  • Jimmy Russell
    Jimmy Russell 2 years ago +7

    Rare > Medium Rare

  • Martin Koslosky
    Martin Koslosky 2 years ago +1

    they are giving out paleo cookbooks on PaleoPad ( . ) com site this is NYT Bestseller Book for cooking paleo style

  • Kawhi Leonard
    Kawhi Leonard 2 years ago

    i've never eaten a steak, like a real steak.

  • Dylan Crutchley
    Dylan Crutchley 2 years ago

    that was no true medium rare that was true blue rare

  • CA C
    CA C 2 years ago +1

    It's fucking raw. Disgusting.

  • Van Guillamun
    Van Guillamun 2 years ago +1

    rare 100 percent that one