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Stephen Hanson Brings his Sizzling Steakhouse Strip House to Midtown

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BR Guest Hospitality opens Strip House Midtown at 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue for dinner service tonight. This is the second Strip House location in New York City and the first full-fledged brand expansion since BR Guest purchased the Strip House brand in December 2011. Corporate Executive Chef John Schenk, an eight-year Strip House veteran and one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs, is spearheading culinary operations and Michael Vignola, most recently Executive Chef of Strip House 12th Street, brings his culinary talent to the new location as Executive Chef.

Strip House Midtown is open for dinner nightly and will serve weekday lunch beginning Monday, October 22nd. This is the first Strip House owned by BR Guest Hospitality to serve lunch and the menu will feature entree salads and sandwiches like a Seafood Cobb with Shrimp, Crab Meat and Bay Scallops; Filet Mignon & Beefsteak Tomato Salad with Arugula, Stilton Cheese and Strip House's Signature Steak Sauce; open faced, smoked Prime Rib Sandwich with Wild Mushrooms, Fried Onions and French Fries; and Open Faced Blackened Swordfish Sandwich with Avocado, Grilled Tomato, Chimichurri Sauce, Arugula and French Fries; in addition to signatures from the dinner menu like the namesake New York Strip. The dinner menu features new additions like a 16 oz. Kosher Ribeye Steak; Jumbo Shrimp a La Grecque with Fennel, Mushrooms and Patty Pan; and Maine Lobster Linguine with Lemon-Cream and Lobster Bordelaise; and Strip House's signature 24-layer Chocolate Cake and Caramelized Banana Tart.

Like the 12th Street flagship, the new location features the restaurant's signature siren red interiors, mood lighting, and vintage photos of burlesque stars. The bi-level space seats 120 on the main floor and 85 on the mezzanine level. 

Among the brand's accolades, Strip House was listed as one of New York's "Top Steakhouses" in Zagat's 2013 Restaurant Guide, awarded four stars by Forbes in 2011's All-Star Eateries in New York, deemed a "Critic's Pick" by New York Magazine, and dubbed's choice for "perfectly charred and seasoned red meat." In 2010, The New York Times reviewer Sam Sifton praised Strip House's evolution since opening a decade earlier writing, "the food is generally marvelous, the steak often superb." Moreover, the Strip House 24-layer Chocolate Cake was featured on The Food Network show "The Best Thing I Ever Ate."

About Strip House
The original Strip House opened in New York City in 2000 and has since expanded nationwide, becoming widely known as one of the best steakhouses in the country. With a loyal customer following, Strip House restaurants are known for perfectly charred cuts of steak and decadent sides complimented by an atmosphere evoking old world glamour and modern sophistication, set off by siren red interiors and mood lighting. The double entendre name refers to the restaurant's signature cut of steak and to the series of early 1900's Studio Manasse black and white nudes that adorn the walls.

About BR Guest Hospitality
Since opening its first restaurant in 1987, BR Guest Hospitality President and Founder Stephen Hanson and his team have redefined the restaurant experience through an emphasis on hospitality and quality.  Current BR Guest properties in New York City include Atlantic Grill East Side, Atlantic Grill at Lincoln Center, Bill's Bar & Burger Meatpacking District, Bill's Bar & Burger Rockefeller Center, Blue Fin, Blue Water Grill, Dos Caminos Meatpacking District, Dos Caminos Park Avenue, Dos Caminos Soho, Dos Caminos Third Avenue, Isabella's, Ocean Grill, Ruby Foo's, Strip House 12th Street, Strip House Grill, Strip House Midtown, Wildwood Barbeque, and 675 Bar. Other BR Guest locations include Dos Caminos, Bill's Bar & Burger, and Sammy D's at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City and Atlantic Grill at Caesars Casino Hotel in Atlantic City; Fiamma Trattoria at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas; and Dos Caminos at the Sheraton Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.

BR Guest's commitment to service and hospitality is also evident through its dedication of time and resources to community-based organizations including the Breast Treatment Task Force, God's Love We Deliver, and The James Beard Foundation. Founder Stephen Hanson is on the Executive Board for NYC & Co, Board of Directors for Publicolor and a member of the Department of Consumer Affairs' Consumers Council for New York City. For more information, visit:

Media Contact: Donna Rodriguez,
VP of Marketing & Corporate Affairs
BR Guest Hospitality

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