Club A Steakhouse
A classic gemClub A is a classic steak house in many ways, but without the testosterone. From cocktails to dessert, they have all you would expect and want in steak house, and you can have a quiet conversation.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood findThis was a good spot. Exceptional for a client dinner for 2-4 people. Service was fantastic and we took liberties with the corkage policy by bringing our own wine.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GreatNever a worry about eating here. Service, Food and Ambience are outstanding. It will set you back a few bucks but it is worth it!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMwhy we keep coming to Club AEverything about our dinner was so very good...the food, the service. Our dinner guests were very impressed and that made us very happy. Club A never disappoints us.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Night OutI chose this restaurant on both a recommendation from a friend and also looking at previous Open Table reviews.
It is a little out of the way but worth the travel.
The weather was awful on the day and the restaurant was quiet - we had booked for 8:30 and most other diners were there by the time we arrived. They moved us to a booth once they knew it was my partners 50th birthday & treated us very well all night. It started with a glass of champagne & ended with a free desert.
The only negative, and i'm being picky is that the weather was dreadful and trying to get a cab in the rain at the end of the evening was difficult - we hadn't brought a brolly so some help with that would have been nice - but it didn't ruin the evening.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic SteakhouseThis was a lovely restaurant with dark wood and cushioned walls and ceiling. Old time comfort and style. The food was beautifully prepared.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBruno does it again!Bruno & his staff really know how to make someone feel welcomed. I've been here a few times & that Albanian hospitality is always present with Bruno & his crew. Keep up the great work guys we will definitely be back for more!!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's all about the personal touchI must compliment the owner for being very attentive and willing to take care of any issues that may try to ruin your foodie experience. Very professionally and gentlemanly he dealt with a small issue we had with the food to our entire satisfaction.
I will certainly visit again on my next trip to NYC.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ResturantClub A is an excellent experience. The resturant ambiance is elegant without being snooty. My Crab meat appetizer was great, 18 oz strip steak fantastic and wine was very good. The resturant gave us dessert gratis and was also going to give us a Sambuca which I had to decline at that point. The servers were attentive and knowledgable. My wife and I had a great meal.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthdaybooked for my wifes birthday on a visit from England was a lovely night the staff place and food were fantastic5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints, Always a hit!Club A just seems to be always on their game. From the moment I walk in, and being warmly greeted, through the end of the meal, which is always perfect. One this night, we were there for a birthday celebration. The food is great, the service is great, and Bruno and his family are wonderful hosts. On this night, they had a jazz duo providing music. I can't wait to go back.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb porterhouse, complimentarySuperb porterhouse, complimentary pasta and fruit, wonderful desserts.
Attentive and professional service. Very friendly owner/maitre'd. We overall absolutely loved the food and service.
We would change two things to make it perfect. First, the music is too loud and wrong era. This place deserves classics like Ella, Frank, Tony Bennett, not rock.
Second, the hash browns are not good. Too spicy, little potato flavor and overdone. Should offer regular hash browns like Peter Lugar and the Palm. Flavor was overwheliming of red pepper, which was not appealing.
Tables are too close together in the two tops to make dining romantic. Neighbors kept talking to us.
Will be back for the steak.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a wonderful meal. CantAlways a wonderful meal. Cant beat the blue fin tuna5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a group party in theWe had a group party in the living room. Though there was a miscommunication between us, the owner and servers were very helpful and worked hard to fix the problem. Then, the VIP dinner went quite successful. Absolutely a double thomb up restaurant!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM"A" star for club A steakhouseThis visit was to celebrate my wife's birthday. Great atmosphere. You get a buzz when you enter, you just know the food is going to be great. We were not disappointed. The steak mignon was the best I have ever tasted. My wife had lobster which again was superb. My son had king prawns and were "Awesome", his words The mushroom ravioli starter and a selection of deserts added to this food extravaganza.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTremendousThe evening in a nutshell: tremendous attentive staff and great steak. I will definitely return and can't tell enough people to try it5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a fabulous meal. TheWhat a fabulous meal. The general manager treated us extremely well as we were from his wife's home town. The steaks were excellent. We ate on the second floor and they light the tree branches so it's a very pretty view. The wine list was notable and not too overly priced. Very nicely done. Class A food and service for the Club A Steakhouse.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionMy husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Club A and the staff, including the owner, made the night very special for us. The food and service were absolutely wonderful!! We will definitely go back when we visit NY again.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolute treatAbsolute treat. Dined on the terrace and were pampered by the staff and the owner himself. I highly recommend the place for a romantic dinner.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFit for a Queen (or King)Be treated like royalty at Club A, even if you come with a Groupon or Living Social voucher. I've been there with or without and there's no falloff of red carpet treatment even when you have a coupon. The portions are copious and delicious, and there are many choices even on the coupon deals. There wine list is extensive and fairly priced, and they also have an excellent Malbec for $25 as well as an equally fine Sauvignon Blanc at the same price. This is a place for special occasions, but I find myself dining there alone from time to time savoring a dozen oysters or mushroom ravioli. You need a companion(s) to tackle their Porterhouse for two which easily feeds three!. And three cheers for their sides and yummy desserts!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceOnce again my husband and I had a wonderful evening at Club A. The staff is always extra attentive without being invasive or pushy. The food is delicious and plentiful. Can't wait to go back again.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak in StyleBeautiful renovation of the former Bruno's and transformation into an A-1 steakhouse have turned this venue into a destination. A happy Monday night full house crowd seemed wowed by food, hospitality and service. The Petite filet mignon (a hefty 10 ounces) was as succulent a slab of beef as you are likely to have. The side dishes were all delicious. Our fish eater (bronzino) declared himself full satisfied, and the classic desserts —cheesecake, tiramisu, profiteroles -- were demolished in seconds.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreater than the sum of its partsEverything, food, service, ambience, were very good. When added together, the experience was outstanding. There are very few places that make my "must return" list, but this one definitely does.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMClub A is A+Fantastic restaurant. Great food. Courteous and prompt service. Highly recommended.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLives up to previous timesI've been here around 6 to 7 times. The food is pretty consistent and always good. Service is spectacular and the ambiance is memorable. I was surprised they had live music playing as well. You'd hear the singing better though if you stayed closer to the bar.
I've been here for dates, with friends, Valentine's day, and Mother's day. Once in a while, I'd spoil myself with eating good steak food.
Even though I'm tempted to try something else but steak (like lobster), I think it wouldn't do justice to skip that in a steak restaurant.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMYou will love it hereAll of the reviews are correct. The food and service were wonderful. The owner stopped by the table to greet us and made us feel very welcome. The only constructive criticism we have is that there is no smaller size steak for someone with a smaller appetite like my wife. All in all, you cannot go wrong if you spend an evening at this restaurant.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMediocre Service upfrontThe wait time to be seated was long (20-30 minutes). To make the matter worse, the bartender seems to be more interested in chatting than serve the customers waiting to be seated. On top of that, once the table was ready, the bartender said repeatedly that she "prefers if I settle the bill first" in the bar. Completely unprofessional.
The food was on par as you would expect from a steakhouse. We had bacon & calamari, salmon and filet, spinach & mac/cheese and tiramisu and cream puffs. The waiter serving was good and courteous and funny.
All in all, decent experience but the poor service left a lackluster initial expression.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experienceCrab cake and different slices of beef were excellent, wine recommendation (by the owner) was great (very good and affordable), service was very friendly and listening particularly thanks to the welcome and diner follow-up of the owner.
Some suggestions for improvement:
1. the sauces were too sweet (perhaps more suitable to American taste - I'm French) but the meat was so good anyhow that sauces were useless!
2. the mashed patatoes were a bit too salty. But the Boss assured it will be taken care of!
A highly recommended steakhouse!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SteaksI've been to several steakhouses in New York, and this one deserves the very good reviews it gets. It ranks among the best and the porterhouse is highly recommendable. The service was very friendly. The decor of the restaurant seems a bit too stuffy for me, but this a matter of taste.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steaksWent there with my 2 cousins and my girlfriend to try the beef.
Great food, cooked as I ordered, great service.
For some reason the tips were already included in the bill.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe shared porterhouse steakWe shared porterhouse steak for 4, 2 dishes of Canadian bacon, and 2 dishes of smoked salmon. Filet mignon was especially soft and good.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and atmosphere.Excellent food and atmosphere. A wonderful experience of dinning.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite restaurant. AllA favorite restaurant. All personnel very attentive, including Bruno, in all respects. I do view the price of a glass of wine as a mite high. Perhaps that induces purchase of a bottle.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food; classyFood and service were excellent. Speaks volume when the owner is present and introduces himself to each table. You just don't see that enough these days. Will definitely go back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of the best placesThis is one of the best places for steak (and more) and you cannot beat the service. We've been several times and each time it's a very special experience, especially due to the service.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat For Steak and SonsThis is our third time eating at Club A and each time our experience was first class. As my son likes steak I took him here a couple of years ago as a father son night out. He loved it. Took the whole family this time and every dish was good. But, if you like steak.....obviously don't order the chicken.
Owner walking around and speaking to each table is nice also.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time here.This was our first time here. Overall, the experience was positive. Service was good. The food was good but a bit overpriced. The Filet that i had was a bit dry even though I ordered it medium rare. The setting is nice4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly, attentive service.Friendly, attentive service. We were in a rush to get to a show and they were most accomodating. Great steak.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best places toOne of the best places to have dinner, especially at the bar. The entire staff, including the owner, makes you feel like you've known for years. You can't find places like this anymore. The food is outstanding, especially their seabass, truffle mac and cheese, mash potatoes, creamed spinach and boned-in rib eye.
I wish there was a place like this back in Atlanta... I'd be there every weekend!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI can not get enough of Club A.....I have lost track of how many times I have dined here but EVERY time just keeps getting better and better! From the same welcoming greeting by Bruno(who is always working the floor and sometimes has his granddaughter Vlora and grandson Luan doing a walk through with him), to the friendly waitstaff and the most DELICIOUS steaks you can get in NYC, Club A Steakhouse is hands down my FAVORITE steakhouse in NYC. And with their extensive wine list with BEAUTIFUL and OUT OF THIS WORLD decanters to go with the wine and the warm family run establishment feeling, you dont feel like your being rushed or kicked out of your table like Wolfgangs or Peter Lugars. Its all about the food and comfort and making you feel like your a part of the Club A Family4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent FoodI enjoyed great food and also atmosphere in the restaurant. Musicians were playing music, which made a delightful ambience there.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and wonderful staff.Always a great experience at this place, we dine here often.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA-1 on All FrontsWe were treated like royalty — celebrating a 100th birthday— and served superb food. Staff were exceptionally kind and welcome was as warm as could be We shall return -- often!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal service, atmospherePhenomenal service, atmosphere & of course food. Up there with any great steakhouse4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery comfortable atmosphere.Very comfortable atmosphere. Staff very welcoming. Food enjoyable. Used a groupon so it was very affordable.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply put, OUTSTANDING!!Simply put, OUTSTANDING!! Best New York strip and filet I have eaten. I've eaten at many of the great steakhouses in the U.S. and this ranks amongst the best. Family owned place, cozy, but most of all the steaks were cooked to perfection!! The owner was sincere, he cares and the food and service represents it. I will return each time I visit New York!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently spectacularThe best steak I have ever eaten, hands down. We have been to Club A Steakhouse several times now and the food is consistently spectacular. The wine is not marked up the way it is at other fine restaurants and it is served in a really neat decanter. The owner remembers us and makes us feel like VIPs.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI really wish I would getI really wish I would get to Club A more often. They never disappoint. Not just a great steakhouse, but a great restaurant. Bruno, his family and staff make you feel a part of their family.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though we used a groupon,Even though we used a groupon, the service we received was amazing and the portions were great. It was my husbands birthday and they acknowledged it for us. Great place to celebrate or just for a romantic dinner.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGood placeThe decor is great! I was there for an evening with my significant other, the atmosphere was really nice.
The food is good, but it wasn't the best steak I've ever had.
We also tried:
carrot soup - delicious!
king salmon - okay, but I wouldn't recommend it, it was too dry for my taste
mashed potatoes - great! Really good and delicate
creamy spinach with truffle oil - great! Really good (taste differently than usual spinach) very delicate
tiramisu - I wouldn't recommend it, too creamy and too delicate taste
cream puffs - okay, but I wouldn't recommend it3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM