Beacon
Beacon
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Beacon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.beaconnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2123320500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open all day for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday from 11:30 am. Saturday Dinner 4:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Our bar is open from 12 noon to Midnight.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Waldy Malouf
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our goal is to make your event unique and memorable. We offer a variety of menus that can be tailored to your banquet needs. Chef Waldy Malouf uses the freshest ingredients available to create intense, flavorful modern cuisine. To compliment your fare, you may choose wine from our award-winning list of over 200 selections. Our experience and attention to every detail will enable you to enjoy your special occasion, and the company of your guests, without concern.
  • Private Party Facilities: Chef Waldy Malouf's impressive multi-level American restaurant and event space easily accommodates up to 400 people. We use the freshest ingredients available to create an intense, flavorful modern cuisine. We offer a variety of menus that can be tailored to meet all your banquet needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Lonnie Barnett 8887134676
  • Special Events: We celebrate every holiday so join us with your friends and family and leave the cooking and service up to Beacon.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 56th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue
  • Public Transit: N/R line to 7th Avenue and 57th Street F line to 6th Avenue and 57th Street 4,5,6 to 59th Street and Lexington Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is validated at the second garage on the left on 56th Street. Validation up to $15.00 is offered after 5:00pm and is good until 1:00am. Street parking is also available.
A word from Beacon
“A chef-driven steakhouse” - is how Chef Waldy Malouf describes his spectacular new restaurant & bar. Beacon is imbued with a feeling of camaraderie, energy and hospitality; a generosity of spirit that starts in the kitchen and resonates throughout the restaurant.
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Beacon reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Food was mediocre and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Food was mediocre and the staff was a bit overwhelmed.
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  • No cloisters for those oysters.
    chefmecheVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    I am sorry to learn they are going out of business. I hope Mr. Malouf will prepare those oysters somewhere else. Best oysters I EVER ate.
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  • I had not been to Beacon in
    food4meVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    I had not been to Beacon in some time, but experienced the same good food, good service and pleasant atmosphere I remembered. The pris fixe lunch is a good value. My request at the time of reservation for a quiet table was honored.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient location for City
    Lusez
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Convenient location for City Center events. Good but not great food.
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  • Used the TravelZoo voucher.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Used the TravelZoo voucher. Great deal. Sorry to see that the Beacon is closing.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food was incredible --
    NYCBobVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    The food was incredible -- superb appetizers, steaks and desserts. Great wine!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • It is so sad that NYC is about
    FoodieGirlVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    It is so sad that NYC is about to lose such a gem! This restaurant has good service and fantastic food!! I've dined here for both brunch and dinner, and the food has been amazing every time!! Beacon surely will be missed!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Although, this establishment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    Although, this establishment is no longer in operation. My boyfriend and I celebrated his bday and had an exceptional time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Brunch has a very good selection.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    Brunch has a very good selection. The restaurant is very comfortable, and we never felt rushed.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • All of the above. So sad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    All of the above. So sad that this restaurant will be closing soon. We are really going to miss it. :(
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  • Service at its worst!
    DSSSVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Although the food was very good, the service from our waiter was HORRIBLE! After being seated we waited 20 minutes before the waiter appeared, the restaurant wasn't busy. The waiter didn't ask about drinks just asked what we wanted to eat, he had a total attitude. One drink took 25 minutes to get after ordering. The other waitstaff was friendly and efficient
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  • I am so sorry they are closing.
    saddeclineVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    I am so sorry they are closing. I hope they open a new one soon.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food ok but had a 9 pm reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    food ok but had a 9 pm reservation sat down ordered a drink and told at 9:20 you have to order because the kitchen is closing
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  • Hands down the most simply
    njswedeVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Hands down the most simply but best roasted oysters ever! They were so good that the one appetizer turned into four orders...couldn't get enough of them!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • The absolute BEST filet mignon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    The absolute BEST filet mignon I have EVER had, and I have had many! The fish portion was small and my dining partner was left hungry. The appetizers were excellent. The chocolate souffle was great, but the strawberries in balsamic was not executed correctly and the vinegar did not carmelize enough to add the needed sweetness. It was like sucking on a lime. The idea was great but needed work.
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    special occasion
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  • Can anyone say a throw-back
    nycmommaVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Can anyone say a throw-back to Mad Men? Food was good but nothing extra special. Souffle at the end was great and always impressive. Scene was mixed, not cool nor chic but looked tourist-y and a bit dated.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • This was our first time visiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    This was our first time visiting NYC and the trip was a 50th birthday surprise from my husband. Dinner at The Beacon was recommended through Travelocity and was well worth it. The food was outstanding and plentiful. The staff was very friendly. We would highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Had a great meal,good waiter
    TheRaven
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Had a great meal,good waiter (Carlos) and a wonderful night during Christmas season in NYC. However, a review is not going to to anyone any good since the restaurant has lost their lease and is closing on December 22. I'm glad I experienced the Beacon and would have been a return customer had it remained open.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • It is indeed a shame that
    jgbros
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    It is indeed a shame that the Beacon will depart the NYC scene, another casualty of the ups' and downs' of the real estate market. Chef Malouf's restaurant was and is until 22 Dec. a wonderful mixture of casual ambiance with sufficient formality for business and formal occasions. The bar is great with good staff and seasonal drinks to complement a well stocked larder of liquid refreshments. And the food, as always great specials to try. I had swordfish with fennel with a sauce with just enough capers to add some spicy overtones. The traditional menu has lots of favorites and styles enough to generally capture my food mood. So if you can, stop by to enjoy and savor the last of one of my favorite NYC spots as were lots of us did on 12/6
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    notable wine list
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  • Dining at The Beacon This
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    Dining at The Beacon This is basicly A steak house with excellant steak done to perfection. The appetizers were wonderful and the chocalate souffle for desert was great. Service was very good. Overall an enjoyable evening of super food.
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    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Go to restaurant
    Rs11215VIP
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    Besides great food great physical layout. Lots of different spaces for different sized groups. LOVE the oysters!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Place is always empty. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    Place is always empty. Service is always slow and wait staff difficult to find. Food was very good, but will not go back with clients due to poor service. I have eaten here many times. This experience was consistent with earlier visits.
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  • food was excellent. Our server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    food was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I will surely miss the scrumptious
    Blin38
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    I will surely miss the scrumptious oysters and the heavenly chocolate chip soufflé. Had to go one last time before this wonderful restaurant closes. Never had a bad meal. Celebrated many Thanksgiving Day meals here. Nothing lasts forever… hoping Waldy opens up a new establishment soon.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • A Gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    I've have dinner at Beacon almost every time I'm in New York. This was the best ever. Hanger steak is wonderful and loved the beets served with it. A wonderful dessert of fruit crunch and pistachio ice cream.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • First trip to NYC. Food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    First trip to NYC. Food was very good. Ambiance so so. Very nice people, but not sure if I'd rush back on my next visit.
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    kid-friendly
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  • As always, the food was fabulous,
    ReviewfromOct192013VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    As always, the food was fabulous, and the service -- although a little slow -- was attentive without being intrusive. It is a shame that the restaurant is closing at the end of the month. New York is losing a true gem.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Beacon was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Beacon was excellent. The wait staff was very helpful and attentive. The food was excellent! Would definitely come back and recommend to friends and family. Keep up the good work!!
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • We have eaten at Beacon many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    We have eaten at Beacon many times and food was not up to their tankards. Restaurant seemed tired. Spoke with Wally and then later found out they are closing. We have had many great meals there in the past..this wasn't one of them.
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  • A great night at the Beacon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    The Beacon is an amazing restaurant! I heard the chef being interviewed on NPR and wanted to try it out. I don't like to write reviews because they all sound the same, and in general, are not much help. Everyone's experience is their own so I don't judge, but, if you are reading, and do care a bit about someone else's experience... hands down the service was exceptional, the food was fantastic, and the Beacon really played a huge part in an amazing night in celebrating my fiancé's birthday. Thanks to the staff for great time and delicious food.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent steaks, venison,
    MorkVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    Excellent steaks, venison, fish...good locale for relaxed conversation. Service impeccable.
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  • This was our third time eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    This was our third time eating here and we have enjoyed each time. The food was great, the service was nice and we enjoyed the ambiance . Thanks!
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  • Highly recommended
    NoridancingVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    From wood grilled oysters and pizza to excellent entrees- delicious food and a very enjoyable dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • wonderful...haven been at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    wonderful...haven been at beacon in a couple of years...so sorry it's closing...have to go back before it does...
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great place to spend Thanksgiving.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    The food and staff are both excellent and well worth a visit.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Food was great, but quite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    Food was great, but quite expensive for brunch. Bottomless drinks are good too, but waiters are kind of slow to do refills. I got a good deal on Travelzoo.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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  • We had a coupon for brunch
    moosedomeVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    We had a coupon for brunch which was quite good value though not as good as they claimed. There was a good variety of main dishes and they were all quite tasty and generous. Heavy drinkers would do better since we didn't really get our money's worth out of the bottomless Bloody Mary's. The room is very pleasant and the waiters were friendly, especially to our baby granddaughter. Very convenient location so we'll probably go here again.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Experience was AWFUL! Had a special coupon offer that was deceptive in its explanation of inclusions. Service was worse than poor and waitress misinterpreted the conditions. When the check came, it included 2 charges for wine that we were advised would be absorbed in the coupon value even though we did not order a bottle. When we attempted to discuss the situation with the "manager", he supported the waitress Who was not even included in the discussion and refused IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER to make any accomodations. We have diiner in restaurants in Manhattan at least 2 to 3 times a week and have NEVER been treated so boorishly! Obviously, we would not recommend this Establishment.....
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  • Food & service were great.
    Sand1117
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Service was friendly. Food was really good. Relaxed atmosphere. Went with a dining coupon, would definitely go back without one.
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  • the food was very good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    the food was very good but the service was terrible. The waiter brought the wrong drink, didn't bring the wine list despite being asked, brought a side dish that had been ordered before any appetizers had even come out, was brusque when asked a question and never came by to see how everything was.
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