Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse
Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse

Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nickandstefsnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 563-4444
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 3pm

    DINNER
    Monday - Saturday, 3:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday we are open on event nights at Madison Square Garden only.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Maggio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room and Bar for 55 Seated and 75 Buffet.
  • Private Party Contact: Sharon Colabello 212-949-8248x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Avenue and 33rd Street
  • Public Transit: A,C,E,N,R,F,V, NJ Transit, LIRR and Amtrak to Penn Station
  • Parking: No
A word from Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse
Voted "one of the Top 10 best steakhouses in New York City," Nick & Stef's is a masterful blend of ultra-stylish contemporary design and time-honored culinary artistry. Directly adjacent to Madison Square Garden on West 33rd St. at 8th Ave., it's the place to eat before and after concerts and games for succulent dry-aged certified black angus steaks, the freshest seafood and signature side dishes.
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Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (48)good for groups (44)fit for foodies (39)great for lunch (34)neighborhood gem (32)vibrant bar scene (21)notable wine list (16)hot spot (15)romantic (12)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Went to Rangers vs. Flyers game and being from New Jersey was so convenient! ! Great atmosphere and food. Service was outstanding! !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Pick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This is always the first pick for dinner before a Ranger Game. Staff is always friendly and attentive and knows how to get you fed and out without making you feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nick & Stef's Steakhouse
    JT2ReviewsVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Fabulous food and great service! Love the location near penn Station, easy train ride from NJ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food but a little pricey
    Lirvine
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great food and excellent service. Although it showed cost as $31-50 it would be hard to eat for less than $50-75 without drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot before the game ...
    Devil666
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I always eat here before the Ranger games. Perfect spot with easy access to Garden after dinner. Food is always good, excellent choices and good service. FYI, get there early as it can get crowded and noisy about an hour before game time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food at a high cost.
    travelannVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is a large restaurant but there weren't many people there which is a shame, because the food is really good and the atmosphere is pleasant and relatively quiet. I was with a friend and we both enjoyed our food and drinks - my petite fillet mignon was excellent! This is a pricey place, and has the old steak-house habit of charging extra for all the side dishes, although my friend's whole branzino dinner came with a nice side dish. And he was extremely pleased with the meal. Drinks are also high priced - guess this place caters to the high-roller sports crowd, since it's located in Madison Square Garden. Have also been here for lunch which is a pretty good buy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I had the prime rib which was awesome and just everything was great Many Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre game dinner
    Zenks
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We chose Nick & Stef's because of its proximity to MSG- we were having an early dinner before the Knicks game. The service was excellent, and the food surprisingly good. We both had salads first, then rack of lamb and salmon for our entrees (with a sauteed spinach side) and a delicious NY cheesecake for dessert. Everything was excellent. I'm giving it 4-stars because the prices were very high- $18 for a glass of wine! But, the place was packed at 6pm, so I guess there are enough pre-game diners willing to pay their prices. Including us- we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for an MSG Event
    tscan
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This is my 3rd time to N&S' and it has been consistently excellent. This time was with a group of 8 and they were very courteous by recommending ways for us all to share plates since we were in a time crunch for the concert in MSG. Can get a bit loud but definitely energetic and lively. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for games at the garden
    nettles542
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I have been here dozens of times, never had a bad steak. Service is always prompt and gets you out just in time for the game at msg.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Meal but a bit loud at times
    JohnS
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Good meal here and they can turn around your order quickly if you selected that location for an MSG event. I didn't as was not prepared for the noise level. If MSG event the night you want to go, make a reservation for 7:00. Also was out of 2 different house wines on a Monday night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we chose this place!
    Luvasteak
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    So, it was our 3rd anniversary dinner and we could not have picked a better restaurant to celebrate! Our server, Roger, was excellent. He recommended the crab cakes and the filet mignon, so I followed his lead, and he did not steer me wrong! My better half had the chopped salad and the Bronzino - wow! Everything was perfect! We tried to finish the desert, but we were just too full. Roger was very friendly, attentive, and understood how important the evening was for us. The managers even passed by to ensure that everything was perfect. Hat off to the chef and everyone involved. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    foodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Steaks were cooked to perfection. Our waiter was excellent very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Intimate Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great food and ambiance. Servers always welcoming and polite.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lola
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Was very pleased with this find. Great lunch menu, my guest had a burger and I had the amazing lobster club. Both were perfect. Can't wait to come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CoolGrandma
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We took my grandson who loves steak. He thought it was great. Two of us had the crab cakes which were very good. The Nick and Stef chopped salad was very good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    FunkyFredVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Took my client to Nick and Stefs though she was a bit hesitant. I told her how great the food was as they have a new chef and she loved her meal of Short Ribs.... got my usual Bronzino and again it was awesome Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great place for eats and biz!
    WestSideMaria
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Thank you for accommodating my request for a table conducive for business conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient to MSG
    Jeremyfromsummit
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Edible but mediocre. But super convenient if you are going to an event at Madison Sq. Garden
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a top 5 steakhouse
    RickyD
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I read it was a top 5 steakhouse in new York not even close. very disappointed bake clams tasteless and the porterhouse for 2 was not cooked correctly. Will go to another steakhouse like Keens or Uncle Jacks that is close to MSG that know how to cook a steak.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ThisIsAGreatPlace
    Lovethisplace
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We were going to the Knicks game and wanted to have a nice meal before the game. This place is more than nice, with great food, a great wine list and the service was outstanding. If you want a high end meal, this is the place to good do. The bar was also hopping so if you want just to have drinks this is also the place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent steak restaurant
    DoctorMVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    If you join Patina Group online, you get a $50 gift certificate on your birthday. We used it and enjoyed a very good porterhouse steak for 2 for half the price. One of our companions got a steak ordered medium rare that was grossly undercooked. In contrast, potatoes we ordered were burned on edges. Also disappointing that we had to wait almost a half hour for their dessert, apple cobbler. Overall, however, the food was tasty and the room was mostly empty because there wasn't a game that night at Madison Square Garden. We'll probably give it another try for next birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was disappointed this time
    SDfoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We've been to Nick & Stef's before and enjoyed our previous meals but were disappointed this visit. Our service was excellent, so I want to make sure our waiter is not to blame for anything. We ordered the calamari for an appetizer, and we thought that was excellent. Our entrees were ok, my husband's filet was a bit overcooked and bland, the side to my crab cakes also bland, but what really turned us off were the mashed potatoes we ordered as a side. They tasted like bad instant potatoes with a terrible aftertaste. Also, the beer selection was poor. Not a single IPA. This visit will probably be our last.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try the Nick and the soup
    OnePennVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great business lunch Shrimp were great. The steak sandwitch was perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hopefully an off night
    unusual
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is my go to place for whenever I go to MSG. I never had a bad experience until tonight. I'm just going to chalk this up to an off night. The food and service is usually excellent, but tonight steaks were over cooked and under seasoned. The baked clams were not the same as I had before. Not sure if some type of change was made in the kitchen, but I will not let this deter me from coming back. As disappointed as I was, I will give them another try, and I just recommended them to a friend, so I hope they have a better experience. It was a Rangers pre-season game, so I'm hoping it was for them too. I'll be back and let you know how it went, hopefully a lot better than this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prior to concert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Haved dined here numerous times prior to a concert at MSG. We always enjoyed the restaurant. Service was good and so was the food. It was also our 40th anniversary that even. I informed this with my reservation. I did not expect anything for free, however, the server did not mention this. She was probably not told. It would have been nice to have it acknowledged.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steakhouse
    PastaholicVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This is your typical steakhouse. Nothing out of ordinary or extraordinary if looking for a good to better than average steakhouse in NYC. Food was good, service was above average, noise level loud, seating of two tops along wall make it impossible to have a private dinner conversation. Tables are less than a few inches apart and we felt we were seated at same table with other guests. Location was perfect for Madison Square Garden event. Expect good steak, good service, but if a table for 2 expect a congested barely elbow room seating along wall.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OnePennVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The Nick burger was great for lunch. Nice bar area. The Lobster rositto was perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service ok food
    Beemer750
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were a party of 2 and the service was excellent from the time we came through the door when they took our coats. The waiter was attentive but not there when you did not want to see him. The steak was ok but not as tender as I would have liked. We also had fish which was great and also cooked right. They have a number of tables for 2 lined up next to each other and we are not fond of sitting that way as you cannot have a conversation without the tables on both sides knowing what you are saying.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food was great, made to order. Portion sizes were decent, the sides were enough to share between 2 (or 3). Atmosphere was nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good entrees; sides are okay
    lupe
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    our steaks were cooked perfectly! the waiter was very helpful and attentive. the sides are a la carte and weren't very special for the price. $11 for fries and $11 for mac and cheese...neither were impressive but we were enjoying the rest of the meal and good wine
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a business meeting!
    Deborah
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    In the 20+ years that I have traveled to NYC, I have never experienced such a relaxed atmosphere. We never felt like we were being pushed out of the table (as is the case in many eateries in NYC). We leisurely ate our main courses (which were great) and then conducted a business meeting over dessert without interruption. We never felt rushed - on the contrary, they were very accommodating. In fact, we didn't even notice that we were the last table in the place. My guests were late arriving to the restaurant but the hostess just smiled and indicated that wouldn't be a problem. The servers were very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu, the beer and the wine. Nick & Stef's is now my "go-to" place for dinner when I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MAdison Square GArden
    mlev
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Very good and convenient for Madison Square Garden. The food was very good and service was very good. Reservation time was honored timely. We were not rushed at the end of the meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent food...best burger I've ever had...Everyone at the table agreed top notch restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beyond expectations
    njshorelocal
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    From our cocktails to dessert...to the secret stairs up to see The Eagles concert...5 stars. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best short Ribs
    OnePennVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The Short Ribs were great Lunch was very good. The Lobster Ravioli with the red pepper was a good choice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back!
    NowhereManVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We stayed a long time but were treated extremely well by the staff notably the by the receptionist who was outstanding. "Delicious" was the comment from my guest.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went on a very quiet August Saturday night--the place was empty. Service was fine and the food was very good. We had lobster (the summery lobster festival menu is great) and steak. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the peppercorn sauce (you can choose from about a half dozen sauces to be served on the side) was wonderful and really complemented the steaks. The 8 oz fillet was just the right size. The caesar salad was ok. I would imagine that this place gets pretty noisy when filled to capacity, but the night we were there it was quiet and calm. We'll be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a terrific place
    Stevek01
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent restaurant for for business lunches or dinners. Food and service were very good. I have been there a number of times and never felt rushed or ignored. The location to Penn Station is an added advantage.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Okay!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Ordered a steak medium well and it was closer to well. Peach cobbler for dessert was actually peach soup. This meal was barely tolerable. I would not go back to this restaurant again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate