Jake's Steakhouse
Jake's Steakhouse

Jake's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jakessteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 7185810182
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: Private catering available please call for details
  • Private Party Facilities: Please inquire for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 242nd Street
  • Public Transit: 1 train to the 242nd Street Station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available Monday to Sunday, beginning at 5:00pm.
A word from Jake's Steakhouse
Jake's is a Zagat Rated casual steakhouse in the Riverdale section of the Bronx offering the finest steaks, chops & seafood in NYC. Our staff is attentive & professional. In addition to our great food we have an extensive craft beer selection as well as a great wine list.
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Jake's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)special occasion (24)romantic (15)fit for foodies (15)good for groups (14)notable wine list (10)scenic view (9)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Awful.
    SteakEater
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    After about 20 minutes of looking at the menu, we we're tired of waiting for the waiter to come take our order. We had to call her over and ask her to take our order. The food took literally 1 hour to get to the table and the half of the food was room temperature when it arrived at the table. We went for a birthday, so we asked for the waiter to do the typical restaurant desert w/candle thing. We eventually got a 3" diameter by 1.5" high chocolate cake with a candle, which the birthday boy didn't like because he doesn't like chocolate. When we got our bill, they charged us $9 for the cake & candle, that again the birthday boy didn't like. If they were going to charge us, you should ask exactly what he wants! Overall, terrible experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent. Our
    Ballzgotw8
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was excellent. Our waitress was very attentive & on top of everything. The ambiance was nice. I'd recommend the surf & turf
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Dyssaleigh
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This is one of the best steakhouses that I have been to. My date and I ordered the Porterhouse for Two, delicious, with a lot to bring home. The Clams Oregenato appetizer was possibly my favorite part of the meal, prepared perfectly. The Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach were also wonderful. Very delighted about how good the sides were, because I have noticed most great steakhouses do not always have the best sides just focusing on the meat. It is definitely going to be an expensive dinner but 100% worth it for the food and service. Would be perfect if the entree actually came with sides rather then having to add on. $150 bill for 2 glasses of wine, 1 app., Porterhouse for Two, two sides, and 1 dessert .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jakes and Steaks by the Park
    Merlin
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I had a late lunch at Jakes last Wednesday at bar and service was great with Chris. I then had the chance to have an early lunch and was then served by Daryl at the table. Both experiences are a prime example of quality food and exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!!! Steak
    SaYjRMD
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great experience!!! Steak prepared to perfection. Would definetley come back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The steaks are excellent.
    richieK
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The steaks are excellent. Very high quality especially for the price. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the Bronx
    ReenieC
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Jakes has the best streaks and is a gem. The personnel in the restaurant are all friendly and give great service.It is also a great restaurant if you are tagging along and don't neccisarily like stake. They have plenty of other dishes that are just as delicious. I would recommend the Chicken Leno which is unique and delicious. Their shell stieak and lamb are also quite outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AFFABLE, HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    AFFABLE, HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY STAFF. EXCELLENT FILET MIGNON
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Night
    WayloVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We enjoyed Jake's last Friday night which also happened to be the night of the Manhattan / Iona game. The place was packed with fans trying to get a bite before the game. Our dinner and service was outstanding. Even though the place was packed, nothing suffered. The staff remained attentive and the food came out PERFECT. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Julesmay
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I absolutely enjoyed my evening at Jakes. Everything was fantastic!!! I would totally recommend this place. It's up to the level of Ruth Chris. Everything was delicious
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible steaks and appetizers.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Incredible steaks and appetizers. Mildly disappointing sides. Excellent service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency
    Timothy120
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Year after year you get the same at Jakes in the Bronx... And that's not a negative! My girlfriend and I always get the Porterhouse for two which is consistently phenomenal. The wine list is great and the tap beer choices are excellent. We always seem to get seated on the 3rd floor which overlooks Van Cortlandt Park. The only downside we ever encounter there is that the atmosphere is not very conducive for a quiet, romantic dinner. There are usually raucous groups there that can be somewhat annoying. Also, The tables by the windows in the winter are very drafty and when the heat comes on it can get a bit uncomfortable. Still, overall, this is my favorite steak house and a "once a month" stop for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem!
    UMS10465
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We ordered a Porterhouse, New York Strip, and a few Filets with several sides. The steaks were all fantastic and all of the food was cooked perfectly - the spinach was outstanding. Wine recommendations were great. It is a little pricey but the atmosphere is great for catching up with friends or a night out. The service was spot on - not rushed or overbearing at all. A definite must in the Bronx!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going back soon!
    LSam51
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Me and my family loved it here! Great food! The steaks were great and my daughter loved her lobster! We'll definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak and a cold beer
    CharcoalCity
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My wife and I went out for a quiet night together, celebrating our first anniversary, and we picked Jake"s. We have been here before and loved the food and ambience. They have a great selection of beers and wines. My wife had a pear beer and I had a Sam's Winter. We had an appetizer of mussels fra diavolo and we each had a filet mignon. We also shared a side of mashed potatoes. All was amazing. The only small complaint I would have is that my steak was probably resting a bit too long and was not very warm. All came up to around $170. Great Night, Great Food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great porterhouse steak for two!
    Steve
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The porterhouse steak for was definitely the high point of the meal; excellent beef cooked to perfection. The sides were not as memorable. The service was excellent. We were seated immediately upon arrival in a booth upstairs as I had requested. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. Our water glasses were kept filled and the silverware and plates removed promptly after each course. Timing was good not rushed though the restaurant was very busy. My only compliant is that it was so loud! it was not easy to hear one another speak without raising one's voice. The free valet parking was a nice plus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy night out
    Scrumptious
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Our waiter was very friendly, very knowledgeable. He made our experience there a lot of fun. Our steaks were made to perfection! Love the creamed spinach. As always our dinner was delicious. Barely had room for dessert, Will always come back here for a great steak dinner!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Eats in Riverdale
    Moonglow
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Always delicious food. It can get noisy, but that's OK with eaters having a fine time. Good selection of international and local beers. Ask about daily specials, especially chicken corn chowder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy booth and basketball
    Katela
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Had a cozy booth in the bar and delicious steaks, lobsters and the bacon app unreal! Must order!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jakes steak house
    Luvsteak
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    A nice restaurant with efficient service and a mixed group of patrons. Nothing special. We spent over $200 for two people. One bottle wine, two apps and porterhouse steak for two with two sides followed by a coffee and cappuccino. When considering sides,server assured me that the French fries were fresh and house made. They were not. I received the standard previously frozen tasteless fries you can get at any diner. Applewood bacon was tasty but undercooked. Steak was plentiful and cooked as requested. When comparing Jakes to other NYC steak houses, be advised, jakes does Not serve USDA Prime steaks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak Restaurant
    Nutricious
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Good steak and one of the few best restaurants in Riverdale.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    Lulu
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    One if the best steaks I have ever eaten!! Been to all the nyc syeakhouses and this was better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great way to start the new year
    JudyNYCVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Jake's never fails continue to serve a good steak. The staff is attentive. It's great to have the option in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good as always. Service
    DGpicks
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was good as always. Service was just ok. We were told to wait for our table (we had a reservation) just couple of minutes. However, we ended up waiting about 40 minutes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This lovely restaurant provided the perfect setting for an early New Year's Eve dinner for us. The food was excellent, as was the service and ambience. I highly recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Great Restaurant that never disappoints. Food and service are always a hit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in NY
    Diana2644
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    I love the steak at Jake's! The waiters are amazing and the food is always served hot and exactly the right temperature. I love the filet mignon but tried the porterhouse and that was to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good time!
    john
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    had a very good time. the ribs and the porter house were superb. great night all round
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steak lovers, rejoice!
    Bsquare
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Jake's never fails continue to serve outstanding steakhouse specialties! We are so lucky to have this gem in our neighborhood. We very rarely bother to go into Manhattan for steaks anymore. Waitstaff are very professional. Awesome martinis! Great beer selection. Prices are in sync with the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    Ivette
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    I had made reservations at another steakhouse in Manhattan and could not find parking so...I Decided to goggle steakhouses in the Bronx, never did I imagine that the Bronx had such a gem. I was glad everything turned out great. This will be one if our favorite steakhouses to go to. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Times in the Bronx
    DaisyVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Jakes is one of my all time favorite restaurants. The steak is outstanding but there are other delicious choices if beef isn't your thing. The service is great and everyone is so friendly. I have never been disappointed and love to bring guests here for a wonderful evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unhappy
    disapointed
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    I took my wife here for her birthday expecting a romantic dinner but instead got a loud sports bar. Steak was good but overpriced. If the waitress paid attention to us, she would have gotten another bottle of wine out of us. Definitely not going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    The food is always great and better yet, consistant. Most days i give it 5 stars throughout but when its crowded, the downstairs is so loud. Ask to sit upstairs. Waiter was awesome but food was a little slow bc there was a party upstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably the best food in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Probably the best food in the Riverdale area. Overall, a really excellent steakhouse by any NYC standard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I thought the dinner was overpriced
    Carousing
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    I thought the dinner was overpriced, although I had a filet mignon with a bone and it was quite thick,but had a lot if fat. I had the lump crab as an appetizer, it was cold, I didn't know that it would be served cold. Service was good. The steak should have been delicious but it wasn't .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Jake's Steakhouse is a wonderful gem in the Bronx. The food is excellent and so is the service. Everyone is so friendly. Drinks, wine list and deserts also excellent. We will definitely make it a regular stop.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mushrooms were bland and tasteless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Mushrooms were bland and tasteless and garlic mashed potatoes lacked garlic. Drinks were good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best Steak Houses in NYC
    Bertomarilio
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Lucky to have such a gem of a neighborhood restaurant serving the best steaks in the Bronx, and one of the best in NYC. Great service, park views during the changing seasons, great bar, valet parking, and accessibility. They have their own Wi-Fi, great wines, and selction of beers. Whether you plan on a family gathering, romantic evening, or a Sport Bar event, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is very good, and
    sk45
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The food is very good, and the service is excellent. The only thing that stops me from saying this place is superb and recommending it for almost all occasions is the noise level. If the restaurant is full, it's almost impossible to talk to others in your party. All diners resort to shouting which, of course, only increases the noise. If you can go there early or on an evening when there are not a lot of other diners, you'll have a first rate experience. Otherwise be prepared to shout and be shouted at!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence in romance!
    lili23c
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I took my husband for his 50th birthday and it bought backthe romance of our 1st date. Great food and atmosphere. My only disappointment was that w/the reservation, I advised that I was celebrating his 50th birthday; they should have acknowledged it. Not a big deal, just thought I'd mention it! In short, loved the experience and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.