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Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley
Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley

Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (845) 526-1200
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley
Check us out for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week!

March 10-23, 2014
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a table by the fireplace which was so very nice. The food was excellent. The lobster bisque was creamy and had plenty of nice tender bits of fresh lobster. Stuffed shrimp had plenty of crab stuffing and the shrimp were large and flavorful. Escargot was perfect with a garlic wine sauce to die for. The aged steak was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. Service could not have been better. Our waitress Nickie was so attentive but not intrusive. When we asked for a side dish that wasn't even on the menu there wasn't even a hesitation, the chef made the side dish to perfection. Desserts were just as good. Chocolate Mousse was dense but creamy, very good. The Creme Brulee was very good also. Cost with drinks $150"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "we look forward to you serving sunday brunch. and opening earlier on Sundays. Love the Tuesday night specials. have come twice and will definitely make it a lot more often."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Went with our friends and enjoyed ourselves. Great Tuesday night deal - food was delicious and the service was excellent. Very friendly atmosphere. We would all definitely go again."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We went to Char for the first time to try the Tuesday night special after a later work night. There were four of us. Each one of us was very pleased with their meal. Every part of the meal, from wine to bread all the way to dessert was excellent. Will return for sure!!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to give this restaurant a try during the week and what an excellent surprise it is. I have recommended it to as many people as I can within my work day and of course we will be returning. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable; obviously well experienced. If you are looking to try someplace new I would highly suggest Char."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We waited almost an hour for a waitress then at least 1/2 hour between courses understaffed. steak was ok ordered red potatoes got less than child size portion, only 3 desserts on menu ran out of 2 of them. bill was wrong sent it back 3times before they got it right. overall Been There Done That WON"T do it again."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I took my family here for restaurant week and we were all very, very impressed and will be going back. The Asian Calamari was innovative and drop dead delicious, we remarked that we could eat those alone for an entire meal. The NY Strip was cooked perfectly to medium rare with a nice char on the outside. The meat was very high quality and delicious. Desserts were pretty nice, I wasn't blown away by the Grand Marnier Creme Brulee, but I tasted the chocolate mousse and bread pudding (waitress brought out both for my wife as she couldn't make up her mind) and they were very good. The only area I see needing work was the wine list. It's uninspiring and filled with "old standby's". The staff is energetic and decor is cozy and inviting."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our first warning sign came when we arrived early in the evening and saw a large number of black clad wait staff in a state of semi-confusion with a mostly empty dining room. The confusion grew as the evening progressed and the dining room filled. Yummy bacon-wrapped stuffed olives came out long after their companion martini. Our waitress never returned to check on the first course dropped by a different server, and which was missing ordered content. Requests for more bread and a drink order placed with dinner went unfulfilled. Water never refilled. However, the starters and main courses were very good, with ample portions and respectable presentation. Pudding-like chocolate mousse and lemony (not "Gran Marnier") crème brulee disappointed."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went during restaurant and perhaps because of that the food was just fair. The French onion soup and Asian calamari were both very good but the steak and penne dish were boring. A steakhouse should have good steaks - this one didn't. However having said all this, happy hour seemed to be great and I would god back for that."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Went with some friends and the restaurant itself is really nice & great location. Server was attentive at first, but once we ordered our entrees, we only saw her again when she delivered the check. That was a big problem. Food was just ok. I ordered the Angus Steak, med. well because I wanted it with some pink inside, but it was really, really, well done. Two friends ordered mahi mahi & said it was dry. Had creme brulee for dessert. It was cold and didn't have the sugar crust that is traditionally on creme brulee, so basically, it was custard. Loved the harp player. I thought it was a nice touch."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I took my wife here. This was our first time at Char Steakhouse. I was great. We actually caught a special that is only on Tuesdays. Dinner for 2 for $29.95 and it was a great deal included a glass of wine. I can't remember getting a better deal elsewhere. We have recommended this to several of our friends. We will go back."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This was our first trip to Char's. We went as a party of four for the Restaurant Week specials. Overall it is a good, if not great restaurant. There are better steakhouses in the area, but the entrees were better than average and pricing was in line with what you'd expect from this type of restaurant. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the service was attentive. If you select Char's for dinner you can expect to leave pleased, if not overwhelmed."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant, nice fireplace, sad but that is the good part. Service left a lot to be desired, we were not in a rush but dinner for 2 should not take 2 hours!! Our waitress rarely stopped by the table to see if we needed anything. The quickest part of the service was paying the check. I was not impressed with the food either, I thought the food was underseasoned and the gravy was excessive. My husbands came with a dipping sauce which they forgot to put on his dish, we had to ask for it after he was half way done, again going back to the lack of service. Sadly I will not recommed this restaurant, I was really hoping to have another steak place to go to besides Augies, but they will get my business next time I want a good steak."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was very good . We waited 1 hr for our appetizers and almost 45 minuted until we recieved our main couse. We had a party of 4 .Most of the party was annoyed as well as myself. I would try it again maybe one more time because the food was good."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is an awesome restaurant! My husband had the 12 it NY strip and I had Cajun grilled mahi-mahi. Both were delicious! The steak was Cooked perfect and melted in his mouth. The mahi-mahi was made with mango pineapple salsa and it was perfect too. We completed our meal with molten lava cake which was soon yummy! We really enjoyed our dinner and plan to go back again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Tried this restaurant because an ad in the local paper intrigued me. I was delighted to find a very relaxed restaurant - jean very okay - that still delivered prompt and professional service and very good food. The steaks were terrific (filet mignon for my husband, ribeye for me), the soups were really, really good, and we both liked how you could customize the meal by choosing sides and sauce. I think our server was Lea, and she was attentive and charming but didn't hover. Too bad it was so pricy - the food was worth it, but we'll only be back every third month or so because of the price."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Prices were very fair for a finer dining experience. quiet resturaunt. staff was very attentive but gave time when it was asked for. birthday party, famlily of 5 and a first date were all around us. this resturaunt can accomodate many situations, family styles. the appetizer list was extensive, many soups, many salads, choices between 6 or 7 cold and 6 or 7 hot appetizers as well. many steak houses just have steak! I liked this option."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Sslid portion was very good, side dishes were good sized portions as well, but meat portions were quite small but the taste was very good"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food was very good but it took a while to get there. We had to wait what seemed like a long time between the appetizer and the entrée. The filet mignon was done just right as was the tuna steak. When we walked in, a woman was playing a harp and it was just the right touch. A little later, one of the local singers began crooning the 50's and 60's songs and he kept the volume just right- we could enjoy him and still talk without shouting. I'd go again."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We had always been fans of Rick's Seafood, & were looking fir a special spot for our holiday gathering. We chose the Char House and were not disappointed. One small negative, on a Friday night, was a noisy bar. Otherwise a fantastic experience of wine, food and ambience. The roaring fire nearby was a beautiful touch!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I've been to Char a few times and always had an excellent meal. But they need to rethink their recent Coquilles Saint Jacques special. For $24 there were only three small shells with scallops that were still attached to their home. Difficult to get the meat separated from the shell and the sauce was mundane. Hence my three stars for this visit. Asian calamari, however, was very tender and great sauce. Bread pudding also very good."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Second visit to Char House, conveniently located right off Taconic State Parkway; had the restaurant week menu. Asian calamari as appetizer was different and delicious, but the wasabi sauce was a little too hot for my taste, good thing it was on the side! Frenched chicken with rice/vegetables was delicious, husband had Delmonico steak-cooked exactly as ordered. Sauteed vegetables were delicious. Lava cake for dessert was super chocolaty. Service was quick and friendly, beautiful fireplace in main dining room. Will definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Food great. Waiter service very good. Hostess seating horrible"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "appetizers were good, but soup was cool. Prime rib was tough and bland, steak was very fatty. deserts were good. drinks were good but very pricey. dinner for three with the $29 menu totaled $150 plus tip. Can't imagine what this bad meal would cost on a regular night. Will not go back."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The appetizers and desserts were good, however, when you order prime rib at a steakhouse you expect it to be perfect. The prime rib was chewy and not at all what we expected. The service was terrible. Bread was not brought to the table until 1/2 hr. after we were seated; the waiter never asked if we wanted a beverage refill; when we ordered coffee, we asked for cream and the waiter said maybe they have half and half, no cream. A waitress brought us our coffee with milk. When asked about the half and half, she said we have no half and half, only cream. Very disappointed experience; we will not be returning."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "We took advantage of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week to take friends here for dinner. They are particular and don't eat out often. The meal was a success due to very good food, attentive wait staff, and nice ambience. We've been out with this couple a number of times, and this is the first time they said they would return to a restaurant. There was a nice warm fire going, and the noise level was quiet, made for good conversation."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "The food and service was fair. I know restaurant week is busy- but 5 out of 6 people in our party did not even order from the pre-fix menu. My husband was told after he ordered a particular brand of beer that they only had one bottlle, served it to him and charged our party for two bottles. I had to summon the bus boy twice to get our waitress for us. They also ran out of Creme Brulee and it was only 8pm on a Saturday. The 6 of us probably wont be back."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Overall we had a great experience. I thought I would try the terikiyi calamari and boy was it delicious. They were tender , tasteful. I'm craving them just thinking about them. The mashed potatoes and veggies were also great. Some cons: When we first walked in there was no hostess to greet us. Other employees saw us but did not come over. They could have least said something. We waited with another couple for at least 5 minnutes till one of the waitresses came over. The service was ok, not great. Even tho there were only about 8 tables and many waitresses ours seem flustered and not to friendly. We had to ask her for items several times."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "The food was good, but the service, although friendly, was very slow. We were there for Hudson valley restaurant week and the menu was not very interesting"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Our waiter was not too knowledgeable and sluggish. Ordered spinach artichoke dip, way overcooked but tasty. Steak was good, not great. I'd go back to try other things."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Char is just the perfect restaurant especially for romantic night out. The food is amazing the lobster bisque is by far the best I have had. Filet mignon was cooked to perfection and love all the choices of sauces you can add to your it. I highly recommend the martini served with cheddar stuffed olives wrapped in bacon. I will be returning in the near future!! Thanks again for a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "The food was terrible. We ordered the crab cakes and there was not a trace of crab. All breading. My wife ordered a salad and was drowned in the dressing. Her skirt steak was ordinary and not cooked as was asked for. I ordered a hamburger and was just ok. I would not return or recommend."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Have eaten there mutliple times. Never disappointed."
    Dined on 10/22/2013