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

Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nickandstefsnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2125634444x
  • 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.

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
122 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)great for lunch (40)good for groups (35)fit for foodies (32)neighborhood gem (24)romantic (16)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (13)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (9)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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.
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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
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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
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    • 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
  • Very expensive.
    Gail
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice, but...
    NYCDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite meal for first NYC visit
    tranbvel
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Start to a night out
    TriptoMSG
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was perfect for a great dinner before an event at the Garden. Great food and prompt professional service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very good place for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food is very good. Near our office, which works out very well for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jab1
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4tune
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwhelmed
    foodieandmermaid
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Service was TERRIBLE. Food was fine. Ambiance was eh. 2.5 stars.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant week diner
    NewtoAC
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant!
    NYBABU
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    evj12
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular service
    BBofNY
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JILLMARC98
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay Experience
    PurpleDot
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Very professional and friendly staff. Good wine selection. Ribeye was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time there
    weezy790
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Heard how wonderful Nick & Stefs finally got the opportunity to go and it was everything and more. Can not wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good MSG Choice
    EM56VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steak
    Teecher007
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Irish
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Service was excellent, fast, informative, and pleasant. Food was delicious , presented attractively and served timely. Server was most helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bobby
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    the worst steak I have eaten in many years. will never go back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT FOOD GREAT SERVICE
    dfaa
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't miss dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    NycjennVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch oasis next to Penn Station
    JayD
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointing
    PlaygoerVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
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  • Good food, good service
    JackWebb
    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.
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  • Good dinner location, right at MSG
    wilth
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Good food, good service and try convenient location for attending events at Madison Square Garden.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a good find!
    bmm2170
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This place was a home run, especially if you are going to an event at MSG. Food was great, and the staff wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steak mediocre service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster-icious
    travelannVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.