maxwell chophouse

Photo: Nitzan Rubin

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Not many steakhouses are owned by women, let alone mother-daughter teams. So I'm happy to introduce you to Babette Haddad (mom) and Melissa Haddad Malaga (daughter), the duo behind Maxwell's Chophouse in New York City. I brought Team Gayle there recently, and we ordered burgers, steaks, crispy onion rings, and—the day's big hit—a can of bacon strips that you grab and eat like French fries. Consider Maxwell's Chophouse kid tested and mother approved.