Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Westside 9th Avenue
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Westside 9th Avenue

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Westside 9th Avenue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.unclejacks.com/
  • Phone: 2122440005x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm. Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: William Jack Degel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please email Muhammed@unclejacks.com for private party and catering info.
  • Special Events: Manhattan locations only. Uncle Jack’s is now proud to offer all inclusive, 3-course Prix-fixe lunch. Just $29.95. Ask your server or bartender for details. Tuesdays: all wines on our list are half price for Lifestyle members.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 34th Street
  • Public Transit: Penn Station and 1, 2, 3, A, C, E subways within two blocks. Walking distance to Port Authority bus depot and B, D, F, M, N, Q, R subways. Local bus lines.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lots and garages within 1 block.
A word from Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Westside 9th Avenue
The place to meet, eat and enjoy the finer things in life. Specializing in 21 day dry aged USDA Prime meats, Kobe beef, Australian lobster tails and offering a wide array of seafood and wines. Join us for our old world charm and impeccable service. Some of our reviews; The New York Times 3 Stars "This steakhouse leaves no item overlooked...." - Crain's "New York's best pocket-sized steakhouse..." - Daily News 4 Stars "...outstanding service and excellent food that is imaginatively prepared..." - Zagat Survey "Mouth watering steaks...a true gem...a friendly staff..." - "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence" - "5 Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences" - Newsday 3 Stars "a handsome slice of a restaurant...Queen's best steakhouse..." William Jack Degel honors his Godfather, the proprietor of Jack's, a 1930's prohibition-style Victorian speak-easy. At Uncle Jack's, where the motto is "Customer is King,” his legend lives on.
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Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Westside 9th Avenue reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (108)fit for foodies (71)notable wine list (55)good for groups (52)romantic (44)neighborhood gem (43)great for lunch (36)vibrant bar scene (15)great for brunch (15)hot spot (13)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • very good steak house in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/21/2009
    very good steak house in the vicinity of MSG - good for client entertaining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, the food was superb,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/15/2009
    As always, the food was superb, and the staff was attentive and very courteous; however, when I arrived at the resturant, I was asked to wait by the bar, which was fine, but while waiting there, I observed individuals, who arrived after me, being seated. I was seated, only, after I questioned why seating was taking so long. Furthermore, I was not asked if wanted to check my coat. Aside from the above-mentioned, all was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is my second time here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/14/2009
    This is my second time here. This time, I saw things I didn't like. I am confused about who is helping you. There is one person in a tux, and then another waiter. then they take your order from memory, and then tell another person to memory. Therefore, things get lost in translation. I asked for a medium steak, and it came rare, and I asked for plain broccoli, and it came with garlic and oil. The tux guy asked us how we wanted it, and he made the garlic and oil suggestion, and I said no. I do like the presentation of the food, and how it it cut off the bone into nice easy to mange strips. Also, we had a reservation for 6 and we arrived at 5:30, and the place was empty, but they seemed like they were "thrown off" rather than saying, welcome.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff was so friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/5/2009
    The staff was so friendly - even brought me a complimentary dessert sampling tray after dinner. I got filet mignon, and it was delicious, as were the sides!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always perfect for an incredible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/5/2009
    Always perfect for an incredible pre MSG trip. Add this on to going to a Ranger Game and you are looking at one hell of a Great night, but very expensive. Worth it though.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is our favorite Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2009
    This is our favorite Steak House in NYC we go everytime we are in city. Great lunches.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food at the Uncle Jack's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2008
    The food at the Uncle Jack's was good; however, they do not do a good job of cooking the steak how you ordered it. I ordered a medium well Kobe Beef steak, and my wife ordered a medium surf and turf. Mine was not supposed to have any red. There was much red. My wife's steak was medium rare also. She should have only had a think red line of pink according to the waiter. Besides that, the service and atmosphere are wonderful. Anyways, both steaks were still really good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great location especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/29/2008
    Great location especially for Long Islanders and New Jersey folks. Service was great and the owner sat us at a table early as the bar was crowed and our other companions had not yet arrived. Private room if you have a larger party and want a more intimate setting. Great for a business lunch or dinner meeting.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I think this placed had great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/26/2008
    I think this placed had great food but was way overpriced for the taste...the filet was good but not melt in your mouth...$45 for a 16oz I expected to be able to cut it with a fork...seafood was great but $50 for a platter...I don't mind paying alot for a meal and I love to dine out..but the food needs to match the price...
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  • for my monthly steak "fix"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2008
    for my monthly steak "fix" this was very dissapointing NY strip had ZERO taste. Brocolli side was raw. This is off my list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME ! As always! We go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/16/2008
    AWESOME ! As always! We go there for the Steaks and wine. This restaurant is always warm and inviting. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was top notch. My
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/4/2008
    The food was top notch. My wife and I ate at the other Uncle Jacks while the food was just a good this one was cozier. We've celebrated our anniversary here for the past two years. We come up from Tampa Fl and look forward to our visit to Uncle Jacks. The service was friendly and left nothing to want for. The steak is a must have but the oysters were the besat I've ever had. We look forward to many more aniversary meals here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and MSG don't go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2008
    Good food and MSG don't go together. This place is great for the pre-MSG crowd! Very good steaks and nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we ordered late versus our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2008
    we ordered late versus our time frame ...but the my steak was cold,service was just fair. very atypical for uncle jacks
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uncle Jack's has a great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/21/2008
    Uncle Jack's has a great lunch menu to meet with friends, co workers, or business partners. The portions are smaller, and so is the price, so you won't go to sleep when you head back to work, you won't spend a ton of money on luch, and you get the same great service as if you were there for a big dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We passed by Uncle Jacks one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    We passed by Uncle Jacks one night and decided to try it the next time we were in town. My wife and I are very glad we did! The food was great and the wait staff was just outstanding. We highly recommend this restaurant. It is just a short walk to Madison Sq. Garden so the next time you have an event to go to you should try Uncle Jacks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food as usual (excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/13/2008
    Good food as usual (excellent meat) - service very bad as usual.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A steak had to be sent back,
    visitingnewyorker
    Dined on 11/13/2008
    A steak had to be sent back, they took care of it but still not a good situation
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  • Go hungry! The food is outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/7/2008
    Go hungry! The food is outstanding...best steak in town! Their lobster tail is my favorite, however. Appetizers range from classic caesar salad to colossal shrimp cocktail. Side dishes are amazing and plentiful. Romantic setting for just the two of us but this is our favorite place to celebrate special occasions with friends and family. Service is superior to other 5 stars in the city. Save room for the molten chocolate cake for dessert. Extensive wine list. Make reservations ahead of time to get a nice cozy booth. Offers gift certificate which we have given as wedding anniversary gifts! Private room for large groups. Convenient parking next to restaurant. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Compared with other NY steakhouses,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/23/2008
    Compared with other NY steakhouses, Uncle Jack's is lagging. Took two returns to the kitchen to get my pre-sliced steak correctly cooked (third time is a charm). Waitstaff and Maitre'D were very good, but the food....
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  • Dinner was terrific and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/10/2008
    Dinner was terrific and the staff was very professional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • From the moment I arrived
    Blacklug2013VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2008
    From the moment I arrived here they treated me like a KING. My waiter Harold was perfect and the side portions are huge. The servers and busboys are very polite and professional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality of food was very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/24/2008
    Quality of food was very good. Dinner menu was available during lunch. Service was mediocre. Went for late business lunch and once most of the crowd left we never saw the waiter again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steakhouse burger, excellent
    DrMartinVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2008
    Great steakhouse burger, excellent salad, attentive service. A great place for a business or casual upscale lunch. Dr. M
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average reliable steakhouse.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2008
    Average reliable steakhouse. Nothing to rave about but the food was decent overall.
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  • great room, great food, fabulous
    TRAVELLINMAN36
    Dined on 9/15/2008
    great room, great food, fabulous decor. don't be in a rush! decent wine list on the italian side, but a tad short on the french reds. strange for a steak house. very friendly and accomodating staff
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Words can't express just how
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2008
    Words can't express just how DISAPPOINTING this place is. I travel for a living and my passion is going to steakhouses all over the country. This place ranks on the bottom of the list. What Uncle Jack forgot is that it's about the steak. The 24oz strip was about 12ozs, 1/2inch thick and came sliced to the table, I CAN CUT MY OWN MEAT! The waiter told me Jack lies about the weight. If your in NY, go elsewhere, Lugers, DelFrisco, ANYWHERE but here. Complete ripoff and hype.
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  • absolutely great food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2008
    absolutely great food and service i will keep going back again and again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • We went there for a birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2008
    We went there for a birthday and we definitely not disappointed. We were looking for something nice but not overly fancy and that's just what we got. It was a very comfortable environment and the food was excellent. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great but very filling.
    Luvthisplace
    Dined on 8/20/2008
    Food was great but very filling. We ate by the open doors. A liitle noisy at rush hour but still nice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • i live right across from Uncle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/7/2008
    i live right across from Uncle Jack's and have been there a couple of times. Every time I go there, I love their food. Filet Mignon, Lamb Chop, Lobster & porter house... everything is perfect!! planning to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place is way too pretentious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/5/2008
    The place is way too pretentious and full of itself. The food was pretty good; better than I was expecting based on other reviews, but the service was horrible. The waiter was pushy and rude. In spite of ordering salads, steaks, and sides, he was offended that didn't order appetizers and dessert. Then we never saw him again the rest of the meal. They don't have printed menus. The menu is on a chalkboard hanging on the wall across the dimly lit room. If I'm ordering from a menu board, my food had better be served by a clown and not cost over $5.
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    special occasion
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  • Uncle Jack's may be New York's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    Uncle Jack's may be New York's best overall steakhouse. THe porterhouse streaks are dry aged in house for 20-21 days. I literally was cutting it with a fork. Lots of other great choices of meats and seafoods. The extensive wine list range from moderate to expensive. I settled for a nice bottle of 2000 Bretani Amarone, which was perfect with the steak. I cannot say enough about the service. This place is perfect if you are ready for a change from the tired gruff steakhouse waiter, who couldn't tell a good wine from grape juice. We had the best waiter in New York. The decor is very elegant and tasteful. It has the feel of a high end 1900 century New Orleans brothel, without the dancing girls. No need to over dress either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • We love Uncle Jack's! Whenever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/15/2008
    We love Uncle Jack's! Whenever we attend an event as MSG we go there. It's expensive, but the food it terrific and the service is outstanding. We highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I indicated on my Open Table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/14/2008
    I indicated on my Open Table Reservation that my guest was celebrating a birthday. At the end of the meal the foodserver brought over a chocolate mousse with a candle on top. It was really perfect. Very nice touch! I would definitely come back and I have recommended the restaurant to many people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Service was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2008
    The Service was excellent. We arrived early for our reservation and were seated promptly. We had tickets to a show nearby, and when we made them aware of the situation in our online reservation they served us promptly and we made the curtain in plenty of time. Unfortunately the quality of the food was somewhat disappointing. We ordered the "house special", the Porterhouse for 2 and it was burnt to a crisp on the outside even though we ordered it medium. The charred steak and bone unfortunately detracted from the obvious quality of the steak. I would still recommend this restaurant I would just be careful.
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  • My all time favorite steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    My all time favorite steak house in NYC. no one can compare with UJs
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I took clients out for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    I took clients out for dinner and was very impressed with the service and the food. We were encouraged to take our time and the atmosphere allowed for easy conversation, despite being quite busy. I am now looking for my next opportunity to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant has been characterized
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    Restaurant has been characterized as pricey however I found it to be worth every penny. Just a great all around experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The one in bayside is better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/25/2008
    The one in bayside is better. This one was like a bar instead of a restaurant because it was so loud. The food was ok not great. I recommend bayside if you want the ambience, romance and better food. I just can't get over how loud this place was and our maitre de didn't win me over much. I have been to uncle jacks at least 6 times and this visit was the most unpleasant. Plus my crab cakes had shells in them! The mashed potatoes were cold and the mushrooms were underdone. The steak and wine were the best part.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet