Harry's Cafe and Steak
Harry's Cafe and Steak

Harry's Cafe and Steak

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harrysnyc.com/index.cfm
  • Phone: 2127859200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Lounge/Bar open later
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Joe Mallol
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Harry's Café & Steak offers the perfect location for events of every nature for both larger groups and smaller parties. Harry's never charges a room fee for any of these options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stone/Pearl
  • Public Transit: Take 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall St-William St or J, M, Z to Broad St or R, W to Whitehall St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Harry's Cafe and Steak
With its large oval booths and rich bronze leather banquets, copper ceiling with walnut trim and particular lighting, the main dining room at Harry's Café & Steak caters to both Wall Streeters as well as residents of the burgeoning Financial district neighborhood. Patrons will immediately be drawn to the 47 foot bar, covered in solid, rich American Black Walnut. Gone are the six free telephones, stock ticker and munifacts machines that once graced the bar area of the original, replaced by a professional sound system and separate bar seating designed to create a distinct lounge area where guests can enjoy great cocktails as well as food. Our separate wine cellar dining room evokes memories of the original restaurant in a more intimate setting. The 70 seat wine cellar has its own entrance located on Pearl Street but is also accessible from the main dining room.
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Harry's Cafe and Steak reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)great for lunch (39)good for groups (30)notable wine list (24)special occasion (23)fit for foodies (23)great for brunch (17)vibrant bar scene (14)romantic (14)late-night find (10)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • marilyn downtown
    workdowntownVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Good for business client meals and a great wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK.
    eatinginnyc
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was my first time at Harry's and we went because it was conveniently located between Harlem and BK - where my friend lives. And of course, because of the unlimited champagne brunch. That being said, I found the restaurant incredibly loud, the food just OK (I had the steak and eggs and was underwhelmed by both - which is sad in a steakhouse), and the service was alright. I will say that once the servers got used to us they became much more friendly...however, I still think they could have been a bit more attentive and pro-active. Once we moved to the bar the service became downright terrible. There is nothing worse than waiting for a bartender to pain attention to you only to have her turn the charm for her manager. Not cool.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unexpected disappointed brunch
    edowntownVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Have Had brunch here several times as they offer unlimited champagne for 2hrs. I always enjoyed this place previously. Well. Not for this time!The waiter stopped serving champagne only after 1 hr and brought a check around 12 40pm.. ( we got there 11 30am). He didn't even ask if we were still drinking or wanted a check. While we had our meals, i think we got 2 glasses of champagne. The waiter was inattentive and busy with taking ordes. Seems like lack of waiter and waitress. The food was also so mediocre for the price. Failed in brunch with unlimited drinks. Never come back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food & service
    Gavin
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were in NYC all the way from New Zealand. My visit confirms all the reading I did, this is some of the best steak in the US. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dinner in Wall Street
    Rosalie
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Meet Harry during the dinner! Had dinner with customers and peers from work. The best dinner ever ! The food was outstanding ! Highly recommend Harry's to anyone who visits wall street..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    bleighann
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The brunch is amazing! Food is great and with the unlimited champagne brunch it can't be beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome - Even for a Vegetarian!
    Lisa1972
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I recently went to Harry's and I really enjoyed it. The restaurant had a nice atmostphere and good acoustics so that even though it was packed, it was not loud. and most of all - the waiter and chef were able to easily accodomdate me as a vegetarian in a steak house. The menu did have vegetarian salads for appetizers but they did not have vegetarian lunch meals -- but, they created a vegetarian (vegan really) fettucine that knocked my socks off!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fidi fantastic
    Peter
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and love Harry's. A late night drink and polenta fries is just hard to beat. We take visitors to lunch and dinner. The wait staff is friendly and attentive ( occassionally too attentive). The food is always excellent. The bill reflects fine dinning but that is well known before you arrive and is fair given the quality of the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My friend and I were in the city for the weekend staying at Gild Hall. We heard great things about Harry's and while the food was very good, the service was less than exceptional. Our waiter never introduced himself or offered a welcome of any kind. It was very strange and very offputting. We also had an early reservation since we had to make it to Times Square for a 8:00 show so there was barely anyone even in the restaurant. It was very uncomfortable and while the food was well prepared, it and the experience were certainly not worth another visit.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No hurry to go back
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Our requests to lower the AC fell on deaf ears. The wait staff is cold and impersonal. With so many options in NY, no need to return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pactor
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I ordered burger and it came out so fast which could explain why the bun was undercook and the meat had no taste.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Client chose this spot for a business lunch. Food was delicious, service was professional and very prompt. Very nice!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elizabeth
    Happyeater
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had been quite often and the food is good and its a neighborhood have. But this time the service was slow, inattentive, incompetent and surly. We were very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic evening
    Goodtime
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Dining at Harry's started our weekend at a family wedding perfectly. My husnband and I found the entire staff to be extremely enjoyable. Chris was amazing with our wine. He opened our choice, found it corked, and opened a second bottle. Our food matched the wine and the evening well. Delicious and beautifully presented. I would like to thank all at Harry's for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    SMC9831
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a fabulous booth, attentive service, which means never having to look for the waiter for another glass of wine or water. Wonderful food, the steak tartare was fabulous!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible Service
    TDFX
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It started with the waiter wincing at an order including hamburgers. Sensing his tip was going to be compromised may have influenced his lack of attention to our table, or he is just accustomed to delivering bad service. In either case, I had to flag down a server each time I wanted to order another cocktail. I had to ask to have the plates cleared. I had to ask for a dessert menu. Not to mention the first drink I had came with a bright red lipstick mark. There is no need to go there unless you have.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hog111
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My son and I had a nice dinner at Harrys. Very good onien-soup - ok hanger steak. The vine was a bit dissapointing. The atmosphere was great and the room looked good! It was dificult for us to find the restaurant! You have to go from Water Street down Hanover.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Natalie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food this visit was fairly terrible and the waiter seemed highly unfamiliar with the wine list
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always amazing
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    You'll always have an amazing meal here. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good restaurant
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This is a great place to go for a work lunch as it is in the financial district. Great for business lunches and meetings. I had the steak sandwich and loved it. For more restaurant reviews, please go to my website: www.thestylegourmande.com
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Recommendation by Friend
    Snackmaster
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    First time to NYC. Friend recommended Harry's. Great martini, lobster stuffed shrooms, caprese salad, bone-in filet and wine. Service was spot on in a space with great atmosphere that mixed well in its historic location. My wife loved her fish. "I'll be back!"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal in a great place
    Bigdog
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We took our son and his fiancée to Harry's to celebrate their engagement. We had great service from the front door to the end of our visit. We were seated in a quiet, spacious booth, and had great drinks and wine, great appetizers and salads and wonderful entrees and sides. The advice on food was perfect. Our waiter Milan was superb, as was the whole table staff. I couldn't recommend it more highly. If there were 10 stars, I'd give them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a great experience
    buzzbombVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Just the facts ma'am. Our waiter was terrible ~ sooooo slow, never checked in to see if we needed anything. We had to ask other waiters for help. Ugh! The food was OK nothing great. The restaurant was freezing!!! And I mean really cold! I had a sweatshirt on and was still cold. The restaurant is VERY loud! Clearly not the best experience. With so many great restaurants to choose from in NYC I won't be going back here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectacular in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Took friends from Brazil to Harry's and they were impressed. The food was excellent, service impeccable, and evening delightful. We felt well attended while never rushed. I live in the neighborhood, but would even suggest a commute to the financial district for such a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Jimbo
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    For the price food was average. Service below average. Waiter did not pay attention to a lactose intolerance and the menu did not describe the presence of cream cheese on the tuna tartare.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    great restaurant week pick up. could've used more choices with their menu, but promo price to actual price was a bargain. food was awesome, place was extravagant, service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charged to refill my iced tea
    Emily
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I had the cod fish special that was delicious. But I was unhappy to see on the bill that I was charged $3.75 to have my iced tea refilled. Really? How Un-American! I won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attention to detail
    Moonmagpie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I made a reservation with special notes to bring a chocolate dessert out for a birthday celebration. I have requested this of many restaurants, this was the ONLY place that actually got it right!! Kudos!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Sure Thing!
    LOVEDINING
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Go on Wednesdays, indulge in the beef wellington. I've never had anything that wasn't great here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable Dining Experience
    Boubbi
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I cannot wait to go back.This time WE will go for Brunch!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • but for the tourists in shorts ....
    leslorockstar
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Harrys has always been very nice and a downtown staple. I guess because its summer and restaurant week the proliferation of families in tourist gear (statue of liberty hats??), and sloppily dressed was evident. That took away from the ambience. The food is delicious however as were the wine and cocktails!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Really nice dishes, fantastic ambiance tucked away in the financial district.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    bones
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was good, service was okay. The bus boys and food runners were much more attentive to our table then our server. When he was around he did an alright job but didn't really say much.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really gone downhill
    marissa
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    at one point in my life, i came here EVERY SATURDAY for brunch ... i don't know what that says about me - other than i really liked the unltd. champagne cocktails & the food was pretty delicious. my every week later turned into once a season, and now maybe twice a year. it's a BEAUTIFUL location, but the cost of brunch is no where near the quality it once was. the bitter-tasting poached eggs scream "i've been sitting in vinegar all morning, waiting for your benny order," and $7 for a carafe of juice that use to be included in the champagne is borderline highway robbery. i want the Harry's of 2011 back... this recent visit was less than impressive.
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  • Great brunch
    dddcarVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    great Brunch, not that crowded, would definitely try it again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • O So Amazing!!!
    FoodisLoveandGreatTimes
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Brunch at Harry's is an amazing experience. The food is sooooooo tasty and we'll worth the price!! And who does not love unlimited champagne?!!! I have been 3 times for brunch so far and each time is as good as the last. I highly recommend coming here!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 394 reviews are from the Harry's Cafe and Steak reviews archive.
  • Nice Surprise
    Altorojo
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    A friend recommended Harry's and I'm glad she did. The porterhouse rivaled NYC's best, the wine list and sommelier were right on point, and the entire experience I felt was a great value. Time well spent. And Harry himself is quite a charm. Bravo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bonnie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    great place but the noise level is terrible. can't hear a word anybody is saying. need to fix the acoustics.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid brunch !
    Sherita
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I live in the neighborhood and I find myself at Harry's for brunch quite often, probably because of the unlimited champagne. The brunch is good, but not great. I ordered the Crab cake benny when I was there last and the crab cakes were able half of the size of the English muffin it was sitting on. Nonetheless, the service is fantastic as always so I will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb food and service
    steakeater
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We enjoyed a superb steak dinner while on vacation in NYC. We were told that other NY steakhouses are better than this one, but that is hard to imagine. Our waiter, from France, was great. Don't overlook Harry's Cafe and Steak if you are staying in or around Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate