Great Ambiance and very good
Great Ambiance and very good service. Food was also excellent. And the restaurant, of course, is steeped in nostalgia. A great place to go for a relaxing, non-trendy, yet upscale dining experience.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service and food. A
Great service and food. A little more expensive than we are used to paying but worth it. We were celebrating our anniversary and they treated us as such.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Nice Resturant
Fantastic food - lovely resturant. Pricey, but as a once in a while special treat, it was perfect.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A cut above the rest!
We went for a birthday celebration and the entire experience was first class from start to end. They truly went out of their way to make it a wonderful evening. The food is delicious and the wines impressive. It's a NYC classic that's not to be missed!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prices way too High.
This will be our last visit to B&B. The prices have gone out of sight. $21 for a Martini plus $7 for club soda. I know it's NYC but if i pay $21 for a drink which is vert high I don't expect to again pay $14 for 2 club sodas to chase it!!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really recommend this place.
I really recommend this place. Food and service were very good.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every thing was very good
Every thing was very good (wine, food, service, seating, reservation, )
the room was too cold; the air-condition was a real reduction.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The perfect romantic dinner
We got married at the City Hall this Friday and mentioned that when we made reservations for that night at the Bull and Bear Steakhouse. We were definitely not expecting the amazing treatment that we received! Everyone was extremely nice, we got the perfect table, champagne and an iced shellfish platter on the house, and the manager, Mr. Pappas, came by to say hi and congratulate us.
The food was really, really good and the place is perfect for romantic dinners and special occasions. Vintage charm, elegant restaurant PLUS great steak.. what more can you ask for?!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food but pricey.
One of the most delicious filet mignons I have eaten. Portions are very large - almost family style - ech side enough for two people to share. Conveniently connected inside to the Waldorf Astoria. Very pricey.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent meal and ambience
We were staying at the Waldorf and made reservations to dine at the Bull & Bear prior to a concert. While prices are on the high-end the food was excellent service was as well. Since we dined at 5:30 Plus it was not particularly crowded at the time. The dining room and bar area are beautiful and we're surely the inspiration for some scenes in the TV show mad men. Steaks were tender and cooked perfectly and all the other items were excellent. I was also very romantic and pleasant. There are probably less expensive steakhouse options in New York but this is in the Waldorf and it is New York and the prices reflect that. But it is well worth a visit
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very good dining experience.
A very good dining experience. Excellent food. The only thing to mar the evening a bit was a table full of self-indulgent young women whining about their lives, louder and louder the more wine they drank.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will definitely make reservations there again. My only gripe is that my filet came out med instead of med/rare. Everything else was perfect!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great venue for special occasions
My wife and I really enjoyed the Bull & Bear. We were staying at the Waldorf Astoria and chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner which was also our last night in New York after staying for 5 nights. The restaurant has so much atmosphere. We had the steak tartar and the crab cakes to start. I had the New Strip for my main while my wife ordered the tenderloin. The food was simply fabulous. Not enough space for dessert but overall a fantastic meal.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I understand why your restaurant
I understand why your restaurant is heralded as one of the best restaurants in America..
Absolutely outstanding food and service!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
New York At It's Finest
If you want to experience true New York dining at it's finest, go to Bull & Bear at the Waldorf. The wait staff is attentive, the steaks grilled to perfection and the background music completed the wonderful evening. Prices are on the expensive side but , hey it's the Waldorf. Need I say more...
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Certainly a must of you are visiting the Big Apple. What a treat. The creamed spinach was the best I've ever had. Lamb chops - perfection.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, lovely restaurant
Great service, delicious food, nice ambiance. They went out of their way to accommodate our needs
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
shirleys 70th. Birthday Celebration
A Wonderful Family dinner party. Will definately return. Everything was what we expected and more.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bull & Bear at the Waldorf NYC
Food and service were excellent. I would not say "outstanding". The survey above only offers "very good" or "outstanding". I regard "excellent" as between these two.
Wine prices were completely over the top, so we avoided ordering wine. A great pity in a restaurant of this calibre. Wine would have been good with the excellent food but there is no way I would pay hundreds of dollars for one bottle of wine and almost everything on the wine list was well over $100. Also many of the wines on the list were not described by their grape varieties, so I could not tell exactly what they were. For example I found it difficult to locate a Shiraz or a Cabernet Sauvingnon.
We had a second excellent cocktail instead of wine, for the above two reasons.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service and food
Outstanding service and food preparation. Wine by the glass needs attention, BUT Matthew (Waiter) worked with the bar tender to find a very satisfactory chardonary.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in NYC for my 60th birthday. Wanted to go someplace special and we were not disappointed. The wait staff was prompt and very accomodating to our grand-daughters, 6 months and 2 1/2 yrs! We had an early reservation and there was only a few other diners at the beginning but quickly filled up. So beautiful, so classy, VERY pricey but food was good. had the lobster...yumm!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was excellent.
Food and service was excellent. Staff attentive and informative.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meal that I had here and the wine that I tasted was such an experience that I will always remember. I wish I could hit rewind and do it all over again. My husband and I plan on going back next week and ordering exactly the same thing :)
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The steaks are just as good as you think they'll be, but the appetizers stole the show. The raw platter and striped bass carpaccio were FANTASTIC. The oysters were some of the best I've ever had and the carpaccio was loved by all at the table.
The sides are good, but not great. I really enjoyed the mushrooms, but felt pretty foolish having ordered the $12 tater tots. Everyone loved the salads. The lobster mac and cheese was a big hit, probably the best of the sides.
Desserts were decadent and huge, easily shared by 2 (or 3 for the chocolate cake and red velvet cake).
Dined on a Saturday night because we were staying at the Waldorf. It was pretty quiet. I'm betting there are lot more business travelers there on week nights.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Inside the Waldorf
This restaurant is in the Waldorf Astoria, and was one of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time. The food was EXCELLENT, the service impeccable, the ambience was perfect. I would most definitely be returning to this one!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service astounding. Food astounding and worth every penny. The whole experience has been unforgettable.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
the service is very gentle and nice, but if the restaurant is full the service slows down a bit.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a lovely restaurant! Fantastic food and amazing ambience.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ny steakhouse
2nd time I've been here. Excellent meal. Tenderloin melts in your mouth. Love the shellfish appetizer.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very elegant atmosphere. Quiet
Very elegant atmosphere. Quiet and romantic however quite expensive.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We decided to go to the Waldorf to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary.
It certainly delivers on the special occasion side.
The food was excellent but not overly generous - you need to order sides to fill the plate.
Service was fairly good but I wouldn't say up to par for a resturant of this standard.
Value for money - the cost is up there - $50 for a Fillet Mignon isn't competitive but then I guess you're not comparison shopping in an establishment like this.
Mains - Great
Dessert - Lovely - but who puts a beetroot crisp beside chocolate cake - yuck.
Coffee - Needs work - there's any number of Baristas in Melbourne that make a better Latte.
Did we enjoy ourselves - yes.
No particular negatives to report other than a mediocre coffee.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The only thing bad I could say is that our waiter was not helpful with the wine list at all. Everything else was perfect.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good steak; no pomp.
We had an enjoyable dinner at the Bull & Bear. The wood paneling and atmosphere were classic, and my 10-oz. filet was just as good as any I have had at the top national steakhouse chains, but the Bull & Bear did not try to convince me theirs was the best steak I ever was going to have. In other words, they did not oversell the experience. My wife's swordfish was excellent. And we both enjoyed our salads. She had the red beet salad and I had a traditional wedge salad.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stayed at the Waldorf for our anniversary.I made reservations at the Bull and Bear,for our anniversary.The food was excellent,wait staff was very good,I thought they could of been more on there A-Game for a place of this caliber.Our waiter didn't have a n answer for an item on the menu,but when I asked.him later how long he worked the he said 15 years.
. I had ordered the filet mignon,and it came out butterflied,if I had known that I would have asked them not to do that.Any other great steakhouse always asks if you want it to be butterflied.All in all an excellent meal,just for the caliber of the place was expecting perfection.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service level lacking
Dined at the Bull and Bear for our 30th wedding anniversary celebration. Had requested a nice quiet table when reservation was made. They gave us one of the best tables in the house, much appreciated. My meal was excellent, from the cold shellfish platter, the wedge salad, the 30oz porterhouse steak to the bread pudding. Wife's tuna appitizer and dessert were excellent. Unfortunately her entree, the bone in veal chop was presented dry and flattened as if it had been pounded. She ordered mashed potatoes as side, what came were whipped potatoes. Service was slow. Had to ask for the wine list. Should have been presented when we were seated. Overall a nice experience, however, I expected more.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The High End Restaurant Visit
We were in Manhattan and decided that we would go high end one night for dinner. So we chose the Bull and Bear at the Waldorf Astoria. Everything was as one should expect from such and experience. The only down side that we experienced is that the steaks we had while good weren't the best that I had ever had. My expectations maybe based on the cost of this evening dictated to me that I was going to get the best steak I have ever eaten. So while it is worth the experience if you want to drop an average of $150 per person then do so but don't allow yourself to think that price is associated with what one would consider the absolute best in food.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday & Prelude to my engagement
This was my first visit to the Bull & Bear for six years, and I could not have chosen a more important night. I made the manager, George, aware of all my plans for the evening, and the hospitality of both George and fellow manager, Jessica, was tremendous.
The food is without reproach. The scallops weren perfectly cooked and presented, and the steak was just as tender and flavourful as I remember. I can not fault any aspect of the food, or how we were treated. The surprise cupcakes were divine.
The waiting staff were a little underwhelming, however, spilling water, and messing up the order initially, but that can be forgiven as they were good overall, and were very good humoured.
I whole-heartedly recommend this restaurant.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was there with my boyfriend for dinner. Food was great, and waitstaff was exceptional.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent in all senses - excellent location, excellent and very friendly staff, excellent service, excellent food, excellent drinks
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure?
Every time I'm in NYC, I eat at the Bull and Bear and I love the food and ambience of the restaurant. Our server (Shawn) was really great, but we were seated beside a really obnoxious threesome from Australia - they made continuous loud comments about money, tried to monopolise the waiting staff, tried to order off-menu at all times, and generally just made a nuisance of themselves. Shawn dealt with them professionally, but we were disappointed our experience had to include this. Maître D's should step into situations like this, and resolve them quietly and efficiently - unfortunately on Sunday the Maître D didn't come near us or the people next to us, which was a same.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid NY steak house
Solid New York steak house. Elegant decor. Upscale, could be called "power dinner place." Best and brightest from UN area hang here at times.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exquisite food which was cooked
Exquisite food which was cooked to perfection. Good setting however a tad noisy. Would definitely revisit next time I am in the city.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We expected Bull and Bear to be good because of the hotel's reputation. Wow! When you walk in the door it is crystal clear why the hotel and restaurant enjoy the reputations that do. Everything is beautiful. The decor is warm and rich looking. It is clean. We were greeted swiftly and graciously and our table was ready at the time of our reservations. But it was the food and the service that really made our evening. Our server was attentive but not hovering and everything we had was spectacular. I would not consider myself a "foodie" I go out 4 or 5 nights a week for great service and atmosphere. Bull and Bear delivered without a feeling of pretentiousness or stuffiness. They were very welcoming. And the filet mignon was spectacular.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
She said yes!
If you are looking for an elegant and romantic setting, this is the place. The food and service are excellent. The Long Bone steak and Rib Eye were cooked to perfection. Excellent wine list and available by the glass.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic Steak House
This was a great meal at a great Restaurant. The place was beautiful, the bar was unique and the steak was excellent.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I dined at the Bull & Bear Steakhouse in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City for our 20th wedding anniversary dinner. The food was outstanding and the wait staff was very attentive. We were there early in the evening, so the noise level was not high allowing us to enjoy our meal and have a nice time.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old New York Comes Alive
Located in the legendary Waldorf Astoria, the Bull and Bear was the perfect spot for my colleagues and I to have a relaxing and sophisticated evening. Many other bars, lounges, restaurants in the mid-50s near Park Ave are so focused on trends and loud music; but the Bull and Bear harkened the spirits of 1940s New York. Cozy and masculine but refined and elegant. Perfect spot for a classic cocktail!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful place love dining here. The food
Is great service is always pleasant and accommodating.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food in the Bull and Bear was delicious, we both ordered steaks and they were cooked exactly how we had requested.
The service was excellent, I will be returning to this restaurant on my next trip to the city.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
New York City Favorite
We visit the Big Apple yearly and make sure to have a delicious steak each time. Beautiful hotel and beautiful restaurant!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM