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Desmond's Steakhouse
Desmond's Steakhouse

Desmond's Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.desmondssteakhouse.com
  • Email: info@desmondssteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (212) 391-6900
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday 3:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Jazz Brunch 12 noon to 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Silvestre A. Mora
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wine
  • Entertainment: Listen to the wonderful sounds of our pianist.
    Happy hours drink and food specials.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 38th St., east of 7th Ave. - entrance on 38th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking with dinner at Desmond's after 5 p.m. for up to six hours at the Central Garage right next door on W 38th St. To be eligible for the free parking, a dinner entrée must be ordered and the offer is not valid with any other promotion or discount.
A word from Desmond's Steakhouse
Desmond's Steakhouse takes a contemporary approach to the quintessential New York steakhouse, melding stylish ambiance and service with culinary substance. Beef, USDA prime aged to perfection in our open-to-view dry aging room and prepared for the kitchen by our butcher, shares the menu with succulent raw bar selections, along with an array of other tempting non-steak offerings - fish, seafood, lamb, chicken and more.

Like our diverse menu, Desmond's offers a variety of dining experiences. From a quick bite at the marble-topped bar - one of the city's longest (and most inviting!) to a business meal at the dining room's placed for private conversation tables or a romantic dinner at one of our cozy booths.

Everywhere, there is a luxurious sense of comfort made even more welcoming by a staff dedicated to gracious service.
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Diner Reviews
  • "My girlfriend and I found a groupon for Desmond's and were excited to try a new steakhouse. We were not impressed. We arrived before our 7 PM reservation to grab a drink at the bar, and enjoyed the very personable and great bartender. The night started off well. When we sat at our table, the restaurant was not very busy and there were very few wait staff on the floor. As such, it took a while for us to be greeted by our server. Throughout the entire night, service was slow and inadequate, and our server was not double-sat. The calimari could have been more crispy (it was extremely soft), the buff mozz was fresh, the mac & cheese was overly milky, except where the extra cheese was, the filet was "ok" and the bread pudding was not very good."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. Enviroment vert comfortable and very respecful outgoing staff"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "There was a party booked in the bar area that’s against the dining area. Very load music, even bag pipes being played. Couldn’t here each other talk at the table. Waiters tried to joke it off. Slow and poor service. Took an hour to get 4 steaks served."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Wir waren sehr zufrieden und würden das Restaurant auch Freunden empfehlen die nach New York gehen."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Filet of steak was cooked to perfection. We enjoyed ourselves with superb service and were treated like royalty. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Had to find a spot close to MSG for a concert and absolutely enjoyed my steak dinner. The wifey had lobster and we both left very happy. Great way to start a date night, and made only better by going to Billy Joel for my birthday."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We had the Thanksgiving Buffet and it was delicious. The pumpkin ravioli with walnut creme is something I still think about. It was soooo good."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We got to New York City and had a deal online to go eat at Desmond's. We were not dissapointed."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "service was excellent, Food was well prepared and delicious."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I used a Groupon for the Prefix dinner and it was a good value. I would have given 5 stars but my veal was slightly underdone. Meat was seasoned perfectly. The portions are ample and the variety for the prefix is awesome. Would definitely do again."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The wine list is the smallest I have ever seen at a steak house. The food options were weak. I can't see this place staying in business."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Live piano music was our favorite! Classic jazz standards made for a great ambiance."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Came for brunch with some family members. What was billed as a jazz brunch was not quite accurate, as the music was largely other genres like opera. Nice, but not as advertised. The place was pretty empty so the slow pace of good service was surprising. One meal was entirely wrong, yet at no point was this accepted as their fault. They seemed surprised I would ask for butter for the toast we all had and when we asked for salt and pepper it was as if we'd insulted the chef. Food overall was fine, nothing special, though my brother in law's burger was excellent. Space is beautiful, a shame it was so empty and the somewhat shaky service makes it hard for me to get excited about recommending it to others."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Waited 15 minutes beyond our reservation time (6pm) for our table. Also waited more than 30 minutes between our appetizers and our steak. Both of these are too long in my view. The porterhouse steak for two was undercooked and not flavorful. The creamed spinach had a strange flavor We had to ask for their house steak sauce which was not offered by the waiter but was sorely needed. While the steak sauce was helpful, it didn't arrive until we were half way through our steak. There are many fine steak houses in NYC. I see no reason to return to this one."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Very good food, service and atmosphere. Ordered the mozzarella and tomato, Caesar salad, filet, veal chop, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, tiramisu and bread pudding for the two of us. Very surprised and happy that everything was prepared properly and tasted great. Will come back again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I had a late night dinner at Desmond's Steak House and could not have been more pleased! The service was great, he food was phenomenal and the atmosphere was awesome! A must try on the appetizer menu is the Canadian Slab bacon...never have I had something so delicious!!! Will definitely go again!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "great food, amazing atmosphere, good service. perfect place for a nice lunch as compared to any other locations in the immediate area."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The ambiance was nice. They messed up my bill twice before correcting it, which placed a damper on the atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Quality of food was excellent, service was a bit spotty even though a quiet Monday night. Good steak place and good for entertaining clients."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Outstanding food. Outstanding service. This was my first time at Desmond's and I'll be returning only next trip to NYC. This place is a hidden gem."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We used the Amazon Local coupon, and they totally bait-and-switched us. We're legit steak eaters and go to the Strip House (highly recommended) or the Palm once a month or so -- the Local coupon enticed us to try somewhere else. It was a mistake. First, the coupon had set dollar limits for each menu category -- but Desmond's raised the prices by two dollars on many items shortly after issuing the coupon, so most menu items were *just* out of range. Second, instead of allowing us to choose, as the local coupon made clear we were allowed to, Desmond's presented is with an extremely limited "Prix Fixe" menu -- it had very little on it, even though many of the apps, salads, etc. that were excluded were under the coupon price limit."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful service, great food and very nice atmosphere. Also included a piano bar with very good singer. For downtown didn't feel packed in , but instead felt spacious and we were able to see the view from the Windows a'm d enjoy the piano music while still being able to hear each other talk"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "you better be a really good NYC steakhouse to make it, and Desmonds is that and more. great Loc. service staff was nice as can be. The type of place that would rather you take your time."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We used a groupon for our dinner experience and were pleased with the food selection, wine and desert. THe staff was pleasant and the loungs was vibrant with a very good pianist. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "so in NYC over SB week. Wife did the spa day and then off to Macy's. this is a couple blocks from Macy's and was noticed on our walk down. I actually booked this on OpenTable from Macy's while holding down a dress rack. Entrance was well light, up stairs, polite hostesses and all the things to expect. Bar seemed inviting and patrons were already there at 530pm. Excellent waiter from Ireland, good knowledge of pairings, wife was very happy with suggestions and final product. Bone in rib eye was excellent. just right amount of marbling had a crisp to its outside, steak was even medium red thruout even with bones heat. I like my steaks smothered in blue cheese and it was melt in your mouth. wife's salmon was excellent per her as well."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Apparently opened Mar 2013. Excellent Canadian slab bacon. At least as good as Keen's slab bacon. Comparisons end there. In general Desmond is an excellent Steakhouse for food and ambiance. Feels very corporate but yet inviting to all who like good steak and wine. Has a hugh bar but was only there for lunch so can't say what it is like in the evenings. Definitely a returnable restaurant for any occasion, especially special occasions."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food service atmosphere were all generally Good however it was expensive. There is a $55 Prix fixe we had to ask for the menu. The sides Are very small plates probably can be shared Among 2 people not more. Drinks are way overally Priced. I am not sure This place is worth the prices they are charging."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "It was an excelllent dining experience. As a person who eats out 5-6 nights, a week, this was an unexpected surprise. The service was worthy of the finest 4 star r3staurant!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Our family of 5 had booked a table at Desmonds for New Years Eve, but after reading some of the bad reviews here, we were a little bit nervous. After a few minutes at this restaurant, that changed very quickly. I have no clue how anybody can complain about the service at this place; it was really outstanding. Our family ordered two big fillet mignon/sirloin steaks, as the waiter told us this would be good for about 4-5 people. We also had a couple of side dishes each. The steak was perfect, and the ogher food was fantastic too, as well as the dessert. Desmonds Steakhouse is definitely a place I would recomend going to, and I have no clue how somebody could have a bad expeeience at this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I was hoping to try a new steakhouse in Midtown, one I hadn't already been to. It was by far the worst food I've had at a steakhouse. The steak had no flavor and was dry, though perfectly cooked. The shrimp cocktail however was like eating white rubber. And the wine list was sad at best. Whatever I ordered had obviously been open for a while, and was rather warm. I must say, the staff was great. Hostess gave me an excellent seat, waiter was attentive but overly so. Really the food and wine, the entire reason to go, was absurdly overpriced for what it was. At least at a chain I could get a steak drenched in flavorful sauce and at a decent price. The cost of my culinary misstep was just over $100 for 1 person. Go to Aureole."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We started at the bar for drinks and the oysters were amazing. The service at the bar was exceptional. Our table in the dining room was by the wall and windows, which we enjoyed. We had appetizers, side dishes, the filet mignon, and desert. Everything was excellent and the service was just perfect."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Desmond's offers a very elegant dining experience without being pretentious in any way. White table cloths, leather banquettes, a calm ambience and superb food. One of the best steaks I've ever tasted cooked to perfection. Friendly staff are on hand but not overly attentive and in your face. Perfect for a special occasion & great for just going out and getting a steak that's going to satisfy the hungriest of customers. The only tiny flaw in the evening was we being handed the bill before asking for it. We'd only been there for about an hour, had finished our main course and were enjoying a coffee so I felt we were being hurried along despite the restaurant being less than a third full. That said, it wouldn't put me off going back for more."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We had Christmas Dinner at Desmonds Steakhouse. Great Menu for a good price. Delicious food and good service. Steak was great and cooked to my instructions. Decor was very nice as well and the place had a warm feeling to it"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "It's a nice place, well decorated, piano music, good food."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Steaks were all very good but also very pricey. Worth the price, perhaps not as I have gotten great steaks for less before but that being said I have no complaints on the food. Service was good as well."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Went for a Christmas evening meal. Should have been special but let down by track suited diners. Made the night more like an expensive cafe although steak very good I won't be going again."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "A steakhouse obviously should know how to cook the steak and have good cuts of meat. Remarkably, both missing here. They couldn't get a simple filet mignon cooked to medium (after two tries) and the rib eye was very fatty and tough. Service was accommodating and courteous but unfortunately ineffective. Such a shame because the ambience is superb. But ultimately, one goes to a restaurant to eat food, and this one was very disappointing."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The food had great taste but was poor quality. My 8 oz filet minon had 2 oz of fat. The creamed spinach was like soup and the sautéed mushrooms were too salty. Very disappointing. The waiter never asked how our food was."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We had the aged Porterhouse for 2. Steak was delicious, served on a hot plate, so we were able to Cook our Steak to a our perfect taste."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "My Fiance and I went to Desmonds Steakhouse on Saturday, Dec. 21st. The ambiance was fine but the service was terrible. I order the Veal Chop and they brought out a Filet. When our Server finally came over to check on us, I let him know and he brought it back and I had to wait 15 minutes for a Veal Chop. By that time, my fiance was done with her meal. The Veal Chop was terrible also. It was Well done on the outside and very rare in the middle. Just poorly cooked. After dessert, we waited another 15 Minutes for the check and the Server dropped it off without saying a word. This will be the first and last time I go to Desmonds."
    Dined on 12/21/2013