Well marbled, full bodied and rich with beefy flavor, a New York Strip is firm and tender when it comes to texture, flavor and fat. Cut from the shorter side of the beef loin, the muscles in this area do little work.
The New York Strip steak comes from the top part of the short loin behind the ribs – the longissimus muscle of the cow. This muscle is little worked, making the steak very tender. This cut tends to have fat on the edge of the steak and a little marbling throughout