The Best Grilled NY Strip Steaks

Looking for a melt in your mouth steak? When you grill NY strip steaks, they turn out delicious and are perfectly juicy. We use a simple homemade dry rub on them, no marinades.

2 strip steaks on a plate after being removed from the grill.
We let them rest for at least 5 minutes before serving

In case you haven’t learned this about me yet, I love to grill! Which works out because my family loves to eat the food that comes off of it. We also have a serious steak addiction.

Strip steaks are very easy to make tho usually a more expensive cut of beef in the store. I get them whenever they are on sale. They are a tender cut of meat from the short loin of a cow. They are in an area where the muscles do not do much work, making them a tender cut of meat.

I usually grill NY strip steaks, but sometimes we pan fry them if it is cold outside. They go rather well with a ranch pasta salad or even veggie noodles with garlic sauce too.

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How to season NY Strip steak for grilling

Steaks coated with dry rub sitting on a plate resting before grilling.

I prefer a dry rub for my top steaks. By top steaks I mean T-bone, NY strip (bone in and boneless) and Ribeye. They are all very tender cuts of meat and do not need a marinade to tenderize them. If you prefer to marinate your steaks, here are some of the best steak marinades – all homemade.

You can experiment with various spices for your rubs. We have a collection of our favorite steak dry rubs that are amazing! These are the spices we enjoy and what is used in this recipe:

  • salt
  • pepper
  • minced dried onion
  • garlic (minced or powder)
  • rosemary
  • paprika
  • Italian seasoning

Besides the cooking times, it is about the same way we make our grilled T-bone steaks. It is just one of those no fail preparations.

Mix the dry rub ingredients together in a bowl and pinch it out of the bowl and onto the steaks. Let the steaks sit out on the counter for about 15-20 minutes with the rub on them before grilling.

How long to grill NY strip steak

We love our Weber gas grill here, but everybody has their favorites. Grills can vary with temperature and cook times. Also gas and charcoal cook differently so please note that the times will be different with a charcoal grill, this was written for a gas grill.

With a grill warmed to about 450 degrees Fahrenheit and steaks that are around 1 inch thick, the cook times and the internal temp of NY strip steak should be:

  • Rare – 120-130 Cook 4 minutes, flip cook 3 minutes check temp
  • Medium – 140 Cook 5 minutes, flip cook for 3 minutes and check temp
  • Well Done – 160 Cook 8 minutes, flip cook for 6 minutes and check temp.

When you grill NY strip steaks, it’s important to know the cook times may vary depending on the thickness of your steaks. Your steaks might be a different thickness so you may need to add a couple minutes to cook time. Always check the internal temperature before removing from the grill.

Frequently asked questions

Do you close the grill when cooking steak?

Yes it is best to close the grill after placing the steaks on the grill. Your grill will not hold the temperature if the lid remains open while cooking New York strip steaks. This will increase cook time and also runs the chance of the steak not cooking evenly.

What temperature do you grill a New York strip?

I do mine at 450 but anywhere between 450-500 is best. You want to get a good sear on the outside of the steak while cooking the inside to the perfect temperature. You will need to increase cook time and not get a good sear if you try to cook them at a lower temperature.

Do I have to let the steak sit out first?

Yes you do! If you do not let the steaks start to come up to room temperature, you will have a very uneven cooked steak. You will find that the inside might still be raw while the outside is seared nicely if you put them on the grill cold.

Do I have to let them sit before eating the steaks?

Yes it is recommended that you let them sit for about 5 minutes before serving after grilling New York strip. The steaks will increase slightly in temperature upon resting. Allowing them to sit will give the juices enough time to soak back into the fibers of the meat as well. This will give you a nice and tender steak!

NY strip steaks on a plate after grilling

Grilled NY Strip Steaks

New York strip steaks are a very tender cut of meat! They are easy to grill using just a simple homemade dry rub. These steaks will melt in your mouth.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course BBQ, Dinner, Grilled dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 764 kcal



  • 4 boneless NY strip steaks or as many as you need

Dry Rub

  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion dried
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary dried
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika smoked or regular
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Mix dry rub ingredients in a bowl. Pinch the rub onto the steaks and rub it onto the steaks. Let them sit out for about 20 minutes before cooking.
  • Heat grill to between 450-500° F
  • Place steaks on the heated grill and close the lid on the grill. Cook for based on the following times depending on how done you would like your steak.
  • Follow these guidelines for cooking them and please note that ours were about an inch thick.
    Rare – 120°-130° Cook 4 minutes, flip cook 3 minutes check temp
    Medium – 140° Cook 5 minutes, flip cook for 3 minutes and check temp
    Well Done – 160° Cook 8 minutes, flip cook for 6 minutes and check temp.
  • Allow steaks to rest at least 5 minutes before serving.


Nutritional values are an estimate and will vary depending on the size steak per serving.
There are several factors that can effect cook times such as the thickness of the steaks, grills can vary and if the steaks were not sitting out for long enough before grilling.
Always check the internal temperature with a thermometer, the cook times can vary.


Calories: 764kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 71gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 475mgPotassium: 1092mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 7mg
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