For an old school vibe, Uncle Jack's in Bayside was pretty cool. It's been there for ever. Their lower level dining is very small which makes it very private. The waiters were amazing and attentive. They overheard us talking that it was a birthday dinner and surprised the Birthday boy with desert on the house! Pretty attentive staff. A bit pricey, but not uncommon for a steakhouse.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A few kinks,.
Kitchen forgot my husbands dozen oysters on the half shell,. after we were all done with our appetizers, we had to ask for his oysters,. waiter apologized and said they would be taken off the bill, only when we got the bill we were charged for the oysters and overcharged for a cappuccino as well. I said nothing I didn't want to embarrass my dinner guest.Secondly our table was just under the kitchen service station, waiters were picking up food just above the Birthday boys head.
We traveled from Suffolk County for an experience we expected to be perfection,. not what we experienced. Overall the food was very good,. waiter had a great personality
Despite the few kinks,. after this experience I must say I am still very fond of Willie Degel.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely wonderful experience.
Absolutely wonderful experience. The service there is the best I've seen in NY. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food, great drinks and excellent service
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
An outstanding meal. Steak cooked to perfection and tasted like Buttah. Howard the head waiter was engaging and very professional and added to the experience. I highly recommend !!!!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good food and services at Uncle Jacks on Bell Blvd. Bar is nice and the wine list is nice.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
We had Tracy for our server and it was probably the best service I have ever had at a restaurant. I never write reviews but the experience was so good, I felt I had to say something. They brought over desert with a candle for my boyfriends birthday without us ordering a desert. The whole staff worked together providing fast enjoyable service. They really made us feel special. I would definitely go back when I am back in the area.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is top shelf, service
Food is top shelf, service is impecable from the Hostess to the Waiter to the Busboy to the Valet. I never have a bad experierence in all the years dining. Don't miss out.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made reservations with a note about it being our anniversary and looking for a quiet table. Got exactly that. Plus they even brought over a dessert compliments of the house for our anniversary. Service was on point. Never in your face, but there when you needed them. They know what they server. Food outstanding. Wife was a little leary about the fish, but when she got it she was amazed how good it was. This place is great. I hope Bill open one out here on Long Island. The 110 corridor would be great.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uncle Jack's never fails
We have come to this restaurant at least twice every year for our birthdays for the past 4 years. The food, staff, and anbience is always amazing. Highly recommended.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great great service! We had 3 children. They all devoured the Mac and cheese. They sat us downstairs which was wonderful. We drove from Bayport and will continue to do so! Excellent place! Plus we love Willies TV show!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One word- AMAZING
Overall, the experience was great. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and courteous, and everyone that brought our food or serviced us in other ways was extremely professional and personable. The food were all extremely delicious and we were pleased that the steak was cooked to perfection. Being a steak lover, there's nothing more aggravating than ordering a medium rare steak only to get it medium. At Uncle Jack's though, they did it just right. Would highly recommend and definitely return.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Uncle Jack's is everything
Uncle Jack's is everything it claims to be and more!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
wow wow wow
This place was amazing I took my bf for his birthday the menu was amazing
The steak was the best it so soft and juicy and after I gave him his gift
They surprised him with a desert on the house 5star thae waiter was great u must try u won't regret
Yes it is pricey but wirth every penny
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and Daniel & Howard were terrific.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed this birthday dinner my husband planned and the surprise of seeing my auntie and uncle joining us too. From the time we came to the front door until the time we left (and the singing), everything was great! I will be back and I definitely recommend Uncle Jack's of Bayside to anyone who wants a great steak, reasonably priced and a family-style atmosphere!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here with a girlfriend
Came here with a girlfriend for brunch. Friendly, smiling hostess; exceptional service and great food. Will definitely return and recommend.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my son there for his birthday. My husband had the one pound pork chop which he was very pleased with. My son and I had the surf and turf. The steak mealted in our mouths and very tasty.We did not need steak sauce.
Our waiter Howard made the dining experience extremely pleasant .
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food excellent service the manager Daniel was great I will be returning very soon
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, exceptional meals, the best dessert I've ever had - Bread Pudding. Will definitely be back with family and friends, and highly recommend.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another fantastic experience
Another fantastic experience at Uncle Jack's Bayside. From the manager Daniel to hostess Nicole to all of the staff, the service is more attentive than any steakhouse I have experienced. The food, particularly my favorite, the 35 day aged rib eye is the best steak I have ever eaten. I cannot wait till my wife and I experience another fantastic evening at Uncle Jack's.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overal experience was good!
This is our first time at Uncle Jack's. Food was pretty good, the creamed spinach was amazing. My husband even ate it and he's not even a big vegetable fan.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not quite your "typical" steakhouse
The ambiance was a bit nicer than your typical bright, loud steakhouse with cigar chomping businessmen shouting over martinis. The bacon appetizer was not what I expected so if you don't like well done, crispy, charred bacon, don't order this. When we told the maitre'd we didn't like it he took it right off the bill. The Kobe meatballs were wonderfully tender in a sweet/savory brown sauce. The bone-in rib eye for 2 was cooked perfectly rare, pre-sliced and in a nice jus. However, there was a strip of gristle through the middle that was a bit unpalatable. We ordered the creamed spinach and sweet potato mashed sides and both were very tasty. The sweet potatoes were mashed with butter, cinnamon and sugar and tasted like Thanksgiving.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although I live in the heart of Steak house Alley. A two mile strip of some of the best Steak houses in the nation. I am a frequent patron of Uncle Jack's. Located on Bell Blvd their Steaks and Service rival the best restaurants in NYC.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Rob was outstanding.
Our waiter Rob was outstanding. Food was fantastic. Every employee we encountered were helpful, and kind.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
waiter was a doll
My husband n I enjoied ourseleves ut was his birthday. Altho we do eat out a lot n find prices were steep n side dishes shldbt be chargef addtional. Over all food was deleicious..
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
On Point !
As expected & consistent with the last few times I have been to Uncle Jack's in Bayside.
Everything was on point from start to finish. Thank you !
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant has a great family feel, and nothing feels rushed. We had a reservation, and we were seated immediately on arrival. Once we were settled our waiter introduced himself, then gave us time to review the menu and ask questions. The wait staff was well versed on the menu offerings, and the evening's specials. The menu has a good variety of items. I recommend the maple bacon appetizer- it was wonderful. The steaks and the sides we ordered were prepared as requested, and were delicious. We recommend this restaurant highly.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Solid Reputation!
Uncle Jack's is known for it's impeccable service and it certainly lived up to my expectations. We originally had a 2pm reservation for brunch but needed to change it to noon. Everyone from the young lady who answered the phone and accommodated our request and greeted us warmly at the door, to our very attentive wait staff, impressed us. We also received "extra special" treatment from our server who happened to be from our hometown and had a soft spot for those serving in our uniformed services. I will definitely visit Uncle Jack's on future visits to the NYC area.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
mouthwatering steaks, along with many delicious appetizers. The service and quality of this establishment must be experienced.
I have no bad vibes to write here, just a place that has to be tried even once to see for your self.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waiters were well educated
Waiters were well educated about there menu.
Food was great.
Tables are poorly situated. I thought I was part of the kitchen.
I'm going to make Uncle Jacks my go to place for great steaks!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I came in for his birthday on Friday for lunch. The food here was amazing. I highly recommend the Mac and cheese and the bread pudding. The service was stellar, my husband and I had a fantastic lunch! We will def be back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutel Perfect Dining Experience
From the moment that the door was opened for my wife and I until the moment we were bid goodbye this was the most incredibly spectacular dining experience.
EVERYONE..and I mean EVERYONE who works here are the best in the business!!
We felt like royalty!
As for the food..well I guess that my praise could be a bit prejudiced as I was celebrating my retirement and was treated to a Kobe Steak! Basically a "Steakgasm"!!
But my wife had an aged (all the steaks aged) NY Strip that was out of this world..
We have been to many top shelf steakhouses but non can hold a candle to Uncle Jack's!
I could go on and on gushing about this place but I think that you get the idea!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious steak and sides!
Amazing crab cakes!
The porterhouse for two cooked to perfection!
Absolutely delicious garlic mashed and creamed spinach!
Wonderful, not doting, service!
My only complaint is that they tried to fit too many people in. We were on top of the next two tables.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE
Our second time there and would go back more often except we do not live that close. When we went there the first time they did not tell us about the Sunday special for two and we ordered a la carte which was very expensive, however the food was worth it. Would definitely recommend getting the Sunday Dinner for Two. A complete surf and turf dinner for two for $99. Steaks are better than Peter Luger's and the service is excellent. In fact, my husband said the wait staff was so good that he felt as though he was being watched.
My only suggestion would be for them to open up an Uncle Jack's on Staten Island.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the second time my
This was the second time my wife and I haved dined at an Uncle Jacks. Ths first experience was mid town Manhattan. That was for a my birthday and it was great....Everything was wonderful...This past Sunday, my wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding Anniversary with 2 dear friends. The brunch was fabulous. We enjoyed the Pre-Fixe deal and it was great. From the fruit cup to the drinks to the espresso I had to finish off the meal. The Maitre D, Daniel and the entire straff were wonderful and impeccably professional. The owner of these restaurants Willie "D", should be proud and also commended on his mission.. Wonderful !!!!!
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Busa, Bay Shore, NY
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and Service
It was such a pleasure dinning at this queens steakhouse. Additionally, all the staff treated me and my husband great. The lamb chop lollipop was excellent and our porter house steak was cooked to perfection. I can wait to go back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood Gem in Bayside
Another great dining experience at Uncle Jack's Bayside. The consistently outstanding food, the attentative service beginning with hostess Nicole when you walk in the door, to the manager Daniel, and the entire wait staff makes it a perfect evening. The 35 day aged rib eye is the best steak I have ever experienced. My wife ordered the crab cakes as a main course, and we had our own version of surf and turf. We cannot wait till our next dining experience at Uncle Jack's Bayside.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big fan of Willie and FoodNetwork Program and his demand for dinning excellence.
Let down by the service and at each serving something was left out or cold...time for a stakeout.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I thought our meal at Uncle Jack's was fantastic. We had the porterhouse for 2 and it was divine. Side dishes were good as well. The atmosphere was nice, it was family and friend oriented as well as kid friendly. Wait staff were friendly, knowledgeable and at times funny. Food was brought to us on a timely basis and hot. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant first time experience
I took my bf to Uncle Jack's for his bday and it was a great dinner. They were attentive and the food was delicious. They prepared a special dessert for my bf and surprised him after our meal singing Happy Birthday. I would certainly recommend Uncle Jack's for special occasions. The food is a little pricey but worth it.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for a seafood fix and was not disappointed. Excellent shrimp, oysters, clams and lobster!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
TOP-NOTCH GREAT Restaurant
One of the best restaurants I've ever been to, and I've been to A LOT!!! Great service, great food, can't complain or even think of anything negative to say about this place. Granted, the prices are a little steep, but you definitely get what you pay for. Totally worth it! Everything we ordered from appetizers to dessert was incredible! Plus, their lobster avocado salad is a must-try!! It is super delicious and fresh!!! Would highly recommend this restaurant.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, good service, $$$$$
I enjoyed the tomato mozzarella salad very much. Fresh, delicious ingredients and large portion. Best filet I've had. It was the star of the evening. Husband loved his oysters and surf and turf. Strip steak was great but the filet was amazing. A lovely, creamy, buttery sauce came with the lobster tail. He usually doesn't care for sauces with his lobster but this sauce made him happy, happy, happy. Delicious sauteed mushrooms. Creamed spinach was rich but lacked flavor. Good creme brûlée but a little ordinary. Overall hubby had a very happy birthday thanks to Uncle Jack.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my first time visiting Uncle Jack's and I had a wonderful experience. The staff was very friendly and the food was great.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
One Of the Best
Never get disappointed by this neighborhood gem. One of the best porterhouse's in the city. Very high quality service and food. Great atmosphere. Go there a few times a year always marvel at the consistency.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spiro and Tracy made the night great experience thank you guys
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would not recommend the restaurant because of the high prices. Dinner for four with one drink each came out to over $500
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good, nice portions,
Food was very good, nice portions, service outstanding.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent filet mignon, wine, service. You will not be disappointed!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time dining at Uncle Jack's. We totally enjoyed our dinner. The steak was quite good and not over seasoned. The portion sizes was very generous, if not a little too big! There were many reasonably priced wines to choose from. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. We would recommend Uncle Jack's.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM