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

Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse Details

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

    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: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • 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.

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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Diner Reviews
  • "Heard how wonderful Nick & Stefs finally got the opportunity to go and it was everything and more. Can not wait to go again."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Dined here before Queen show at MSG with little over an hour to dine with friends. Very good service and cocktails. Food was good but not over the top by any means. Nice feature was a back door with entry right into MSG with no line and less invasive screening. Would certainly recommend pre show or game."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Good food. Tables along the edge....waaaaaay too close together. Come on really, you have to move it to get into the seat. The waiter/waitress butt against you to do anything. You practically have to scream across the table to be heard."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Service was excellent, fast, informative, and pleasant. Food was delicious , presented attractively and served timely. Server was most helpful."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "the worst steak I have eaten in many years. will never go back"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was packed and very busy but you would never know it by the level of service given to us by our waiter, John. The food came quickly and everything was fabulous, from the wedge to the steaks to the cocktails"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Nick and Stef's is a very accommodating restaurant. We have multiple issues when dining have a variety of food allergies for different people in our party. The chef is unbelievably accommodating to our needs...we have had fantastic experiences in multiple visits with no issues in the foods we've eaten. That is very meaningful to us. Many restaurants say they are allergy conscious, but it's dining it a fine establishment like Nick and STef's...with a great chef...that make you comfortable that they understand and can accommodate the needs of their diners...which means we'll be going back there many more times.."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Nick and Stef's is a favorite- it's always excellent and always consistent. The summer lobster deals are a great way to celebrate summer in the city and the steaks are always perfect. Service is excellent. The rib-eye and creamed spinach are some of the best I have ever had- the wine list has some fun splurges as well as budget friendly choices making it the perfect spot for a real celebration or just a nice dinner out. Now that the scaffolding is finally down the ambience is more cheerful as well!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Lovely, friendly service. Large menu choices. Lunch specials. Treat was pre-fix lunch included dessert. We are too full and waitress volunteered to pack it."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "If you like an earsplittingly noisy atmosphere with tables on top of each other, mediocre service and forgettable food, at high prices, this is the place for you. The only plus - it is attached to the back of Madison Square Garden. I ordered their "signature dish" (according to our waiter), the "jumbo" crab cakes. The portion was two, 2" diameter, crab cakes - hardly what you could call jumbo. This more like an amuse bouche, not even big enough to be called an appetizer, for $34. We showed them to fellow diners seated nearby and we all got a good laugh. That was the highlight of the food. We left and had dessert and coffee elsewhere. Cross this place off your list."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Its a great spot to go before a concert or game. The food is good and we had excellent service."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Good food, good service and try convenient location for attending events at Madison Square Garden."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This place was a home run, especially if you are going to an event at MSG. Food was great, and the staff wonderful."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had an early dinner at Nick and Stef's before attending an event at MSG. We were seated immediately and taken to our table. The bread was cold and hard as was the butter. Our drinks were very strong, so much so that they were borderline unenjoyable. The highlight of the evening was the steak my husband and I ordered. It was impeccably cooked. By far, the best steak we have ever had despite dining at well-known steakhouses across the country. The rosemary frites and key lime pie was to die for. Unfortunately, the brussel sprouts were undercooked and hard and the $6 a scoop lemon gelato was crunchy...very disappointing. We also had to remind our waiter to bring our steak sauces to the table. Not the best but would visit again for the steak"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I went for lunch to try the chef's special summer lobster menu. Numerous first and second course dishes featured this luscious food item and many sounded delicious. I limited my choice to a poached lobster which was excellent, accompanied by a flavorful sauvignon blanc, but I'll be back to try some of the other offerings soon."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The wait staff was extremely pleasant and professional."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The menu, price, service were extra-ordinary. Very good place for a lunch meeting."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I made a 1pm reservation & stated I would likely arrive 15 minutes early (the other times weren't available on OT). I did arrive 17 minutes early. There was a man vacuuming the entry rug outside and refused to let us in. He said the restaurant did not open for another FORTY FIVE minutes. That's nearly 30 minutes AFTER my reservation. So for my tight schedule, I had to go across the street and get a blah burger. (I am forced to rate the food to enter this review so I chose the median)."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The help is customer friendly and makes sure everything is o.k. The food selection is good and delicious."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great steaks and super friendly service, must try near MSG area."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Had dinner here with a friend recently and tried several things on the menu. Yellowfin Tartar and Baked Clams were very good followed by tomato and Mozzarella salad which was good as well. I had the Filet and my friend had the rib eye. No complaints as both streaks were very good. Sides and deserts were good as well. We drank several different scotches during dinner since we both had different tastes. Both of us drink scotch on the rocks. When the bill came I noticed all the alcohol prices were about 20% higher than the menu. Not the end of the world but when Macallan 18 is $35 a glass and the bill says $41 it can add up. When I questioned it they had no answer but made it clear they charge an extra $1 if you want ice. Seriously?"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The Steak was great, The Soft Shell crab perfect Our our server kept the Cab flowing "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Restaurant caters to local Madison Square Gardens Sport Events. Don't go during sporting event unless you want to dine in a loud bar environment. Management,food,and service are good. Extremely loud vibrant crowd."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Went here for a romantic early dinner/late lunch on a Monday ! All staff are friendly and attentive ! Food was surperb ! We both had petite filets and fries ! Try it with the mushroom sauce yum ! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Although I had stated that I was lactose intolerant when booking, they were very Un obliging when I tried to choose, they said everything was pre prepared in the morning & they couldn't make anything different, as we were both tired after a hard day sightseeing, didn't want to have to find somewhere else, so said I would have filet mignon, but they said all potato dishes contained dairy, even French fries! I had green salad. The filet was not very tasty, but my lobster starter was delicious. Would not recommend"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had the pleasure of having Allan as our waiter. He was attentive and a pleasure. I will definitely be recommending the restaurant to friends, particularly to sit in his section. We also had the honor of meeting the Executive Chef Daniel Maggio. Kudos to him on his menu and his execution. Not only does he produce fantastic food, he is also a really nice person. Really enjoyed my experience and meeting them both. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Lunch was great, The soft shell crab was very good the Porterhouse was the best I have had "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Excellent food. Great for fans of NY steakhouses. Not inexpensive."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "had a great time - but very glad we had 5:15pm reservations for the 8pm Billy Joel concert at MSG. It got EXTREMELY crowded by 6pm. Food was good and the service outstanding. Would eat here again if going to Madison Square Garden for an event."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Second time at this establishment both times before a Garden event. Everything from starters through dessert was delicious. This place hops before a Garden event so reservations are a most. Not for you if your looking for cheap, but worth it in my opinion."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Although it was only open Sunday due to a Madison Square Garden event), with about a third of the tables and much of the bar filled with Rangers jerseys, the noise level was not bad and the atmosphere pleasant. The service was attentive. The food was unimpressive, particularly the steaks. My steak was perfectly salted and a tad overcooked from a steakhouse perspective. Normally, if you ask for "médium rare" in a steakhouse, the middle is red but warm (rare is red and cool). Here it was pink. Why have a dry-aged list at all?! It's a pricey steakhouse, all of the beef should be dry aged. The New England-style seafood chowder was bland and grainy. The giant asparagus were cooked just right, as were the mushrooms, which lacked seasoning."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "_________. _______ I liked a lot _______ _________ I look forward to coming back"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great dinner befor the even at the Garden. Prefect for Business lunch"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "After a busy Easter Weekend we were looking for a nice quiet place for a good quality steak dinner. Nick & Stef's went beyond our expectations! The steaks were outstanding, the wine was great and the service was exceptional. It was a truly pleasant experience. Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Service was wonderful. Timely service but not rushed. Steak was cooked to perfection and excellent quality."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food was delicious and our waitress was very attentive and accommodating. On the pricey side but typical of a good steakhouse."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great Steak The Tuna is so good With the nice weather they should have an outdoor seating and an outdoor bar "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This was a great choice for a restaurant before the knicks game. The food was great! I have a serious shellfish allergy, so the Chef came out to talk to me. That was impressive, for him to do that on a busy night! Ambiance was energetic and staff was polite. I definitely recommend it to anyone. The private entrance into Madison Square Garden from within the restaurant was the perfect ending to a great night!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Nick & Stef's in a very long time, and it didn't disappoint. My friend & I were celebrating our birthdays and since she'd never been, I recommended it for our dinner. She was very impressed with the food & service, as was I. Everything was excellent. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/16/2014