12/13/2012 at 06:00 AM EST
was in a New York state of mind when he dined at BLT Prime recently.
actor and six friends enjoyed dinner together, with Efron eating a rib eye steak and drinking Johnnie Walker Blue.
Dressed casually in a black T-shirt and jeans, Efron and his friends were at the restaurant for two hours, just "catching up," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Efron's next film, Are We Officially Dating?
, follows three New York bachelors who make a pact to have as much fun as possible.
– Kate Hogan