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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
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week and the specials were not very good. So we ate off the regular menu and spent $49 just for a fillet. Not including salad, soup, vegetable, or even a side of potatoes. Of course we didn't have dessert. Won't recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The restaurant was very nice on the inside, great ambience. I had the NYC Restaurant Week Special, with the grilled octopus, strip steak and chocolate mousse cake. The food was very good, though not as great as I think a meal from a steakhouse should be (to be fair I find that with all the Restaurant Week specials at any restaurant). I especially liked the octopus, very tasty and not chewy. Too bad there wasn't more of it. The service was ok at best, there were long stretches where I did not see my server."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This was a delicious and fun meal for our first visit to NYC - and definitely our favorite of the trip. We started with baked clams and calamari - both delicious and the calamari was nice and crispy. Followed with the short ribs, filet medium, brussels sprouts, plain lettuce salad and shrimp cocktail. All were greatly enjoyed. Good bottle of wine, champagne cocktails. It was pricey, to be sure, but in keeping with the prices of the other comparable places. Loved our table right by the window for people watching. Service was fantastic - they got us in a bit earlier than our reservations and even came outside to look for us, as it was too crowded inside to wait. Definitely recommend but do get a reservation!!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This was perfect for a great dinner before an event at the Garden. Great food and prompt professional service!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "food was very good. service too. a bit noisy but would return especially when going to the garden. very convenient."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food is very good. Near our office, which works out very well for us."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "from 1 to 10 the Porterhouse for 2 was a 8. The bar service was excelent as was the wait staff and hostess. Dining room was clean and nice to be in. Plenty of room between tables. I was seated quickly and had my drink order taken and were told the specials. Our starter "Lobster Risotto" was one the best I ever had."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Went for NYC restaurant week, and for the steakhouse listings, they had the best dinner selections. I had the lobster salad, and the lobster portions were generous. My friend had the steak, and thouroughly enjoyed it."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Service was TERRIBLE. Food was fine. Ambiance was eh. 2.5 stars."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This was my first time participating in Restaurant Week and I picked the right restaurant. The food was delicious and the ambience is lovely. It's well lit and quiet, which is excellent since the restaurant is located in midtown. And the waiter was very attentive. I'd go back."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Food, drink and service were all very good. Two couples out on a Friday night had a few drinks at bar then sat at table to finish and continue our meal. Restauant was not crowded, possibly because summer time and concert at MSG. Arrived 45 minutes late and hostess held reservation while one couple waited. My appetizer of grilled octopus was not filling, but all three salads were plentiful. All four of us ate steak and shared some side vegtable dishes. Only my steak included french fries that I did not expect and would have substituted for baked potatoe or something else. The prices are high (shown as three $ signs), but it should be expected for NYC steakhouse. For those driving, check website for parking coupons to save money."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We dined here prior to going to the Blake Shelton concert at MSG. It was very convenient, there's an entrance to the Garden right in the restaurant. The steak was great! Best macaroni and cheese I ever had. And it was restaurant week so we got a great deal price wise. I would definitely recommend. The people at the table next to us had a child with food allergies, after they ordered a member of the kitchen staff came out to their table and discussed exactly what the child could or couldn't eat & how it would be prepared, kudos to their attention to customer needs."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Went here for restaurant week-lunch with my 2 co-workers. Our waiter was amazing and friendly,always checking if we needed anything. I had the octopus, skirt steak, and chocolate mousse which I all enjoyed. I was happy with my dining experience here and would def recommend Nick and Stef's to others."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "When we advised our waiter that we were short on time (had to catch a flight) he effortlessly insured that we had our full meal, including coffee and dessert, within our timeframe. This was a business lunch and we had everything we needed - delicious food in an environment that was quiet so that we could hear the conversation at our table. Even with our limited time, we did not feel rushed at all as our waiter did not interrupt but seemed to sense when we needed something."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We went to Nick + Stef's Steakhouse for restaurant week. We began with the Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad that was vibrant and tasty. We both ordered the New York Strip with Fries and a side of Mac n Cheese to share. The steak was well seasoned and flavorful and both we're cooked perfectly. The Mac n cheese was piping hot, cheesy, and delicious. It was enough for two people. I thoroughly enjoyed the Peach Cobbler for dessert and my husband loved the chocolate cake. It's in an easy to access location on 33rd and 8th. A very nice decor and a good staff."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "They had a pretty good menu for Restaurant Week. Their bread rolls were really good but the longer ones were forgettable. Grilled Octopus for appetizer was overdone so it was rubbery. My companions both had the Chilled Pea and Lemongrass Soup and both of them liked it. We all had the Grilled Aged NY Strip which was flavorful and tasty. I ordered mine medium well which I thought was just a tad undercooked. Sadly, dessert - peach cobbler and strawberry shortcake - was disappointing. I was not happy with the service we received after I decided not to order wine with my meal. From then on, the waiter would just hurriedly ask if we needed anything and never made eye contact while he would wait solicitously at other tables."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Very professional and friendly staff. Good wine selection. Ribeye was very tasty."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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