Steak Frites Union Square
Steak Frites Union Square
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Steak Frites Union Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.steakfritesnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126754700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-4:30pm
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm-11:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 4:30pm-12:00am
    Brunch-Saturday & Sundays 11:00am-4:30pm
    Sunday 5:00pm-10:30pm
    Brunch Saturday-Sunday 11:30am-5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi Private Room for up to 35 seated for dinner or up to 50 guests for a cocktail party.
  • Private Party Contact: Fabrice Warin 2126754700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union Square West & 5th Ave
  • Public Transit: 1 block from Union Square Station of 4,5,6, N,R,W and L trains.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Steak Frites Union Square
Steak Frites is one of New York City’s premier French style steak houses in the heart of Union Square
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Steak Frites Union Square reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Restaurant was open...10/2/13
    Morzany
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    But they were auctioning off everything in it! No meal here was had! It was fine because the meal was very casual, but the management probably should have deactivated opentable. What a shame, this was a decent place!
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  • What happened to the steak?
    Fresser
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    Last time we were there, albeit several years ago the steak frites was an ample cut of delicious steak perfectly cooked. On this occasion two days ago the steak was a small piece of both flat strip steak and entrecôte, mediocre. Disappointing. Expected more for $250, with a bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty and Well-Priced
    jennaegVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Steak Frites has great sidewalk seating, and fairly priced food. Classic French food. The service was extremely slow, so don't come here when you're in a rush!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happened to Steak Frites??
    Annie
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    What happened to Steak Frites?? I brought my nephew visiting from SC here because he loves steak and fries. I have been several times in the past and was always excellent. This time the crab cake was lukewarm, the frites were unsalted, the onion rings doughy, and the mussels tasted like dishwater. Everything was all wrong. Even the bernaise was bland. Ugh- is this restaurant under new ownership?!?!?! The service was attentive and the restaurant itself is beautiful. I don't understand what happened but I will not be returning.
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  • Acceptable food but not special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    A meal with friends started with a nice surprise: the restaurant was extending its 3-course Restaurant Week menu. The mussels appetizer was fine--tasty but not special. NY strip steaks were just OK; not steakhouse quality--about the quality of a good supermarket steak. The steaks were cooked as requested, a plus. But the medium rare steak was delivered to the diner who requested medium, a minus. Draft beers were warm, another minus, but an exchange quick, a plus. Biggest minus: Our waiter gave us our bill just after dessert, never asking if we wanted coffee or an after dinner drink. Their loss: we would've added to the tab. Bottom line: An acceptable meal, moderately priced, in a venue conducive to conversation, but nothing to rave about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business and pleasure!
    PatCat
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Food good! Service very good! Modified menu to suit our tastes without blinking an eye! Ambiance perfect for conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, service was
    Mary
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Food was good, service was great, area nice and clean. We had a very nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • It's just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We were looking forward to great steak frites and it was a very average meal. The steak was just warm when it arrived at the table, medium was on the rare side and the quality of meat was just ok. The tuna tartare was fine, not melt in your mouth and the chips it came with you could taste the oil. The service was good, they didn't have the wine we wanted so gave us a more expensive bottle for the same price. Out server was attentive and friendly. Overall it was ok and the location is great. Maybe next time I just won't order steak frites at Steak Frites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    DrChantalVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Delicious entrecôte de Paris! Cooked perfectly, definitely will be back. Loved the atmosphere and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NIce meal -- well prepared
    Jane
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    We enjoyed our dinner at Steak Frites. Service was very good.
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  • city dining
    hardboy
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    great restaurant can't go can't wait to go back there again
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small portions and there seems
    Alix
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Small portions and there seems to be a rush for us to finish
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  • Steak was not good even after...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    ...I got a replacement. Seems like they stocked b-grade cuts for Restaurant Week. Not good for a spot with Steak in its name. Disappointed.
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  • tough steak / no outdoor table
    Jeremy
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    I visited steak frites previously and had an excellent meal. This visit for a date was sub-par. I requested a seat outside, and i selected Steak Frites mainly for a nice meal outside. I put this in the open table form, and confirmed on the phone. I got there, and they did not have a seat for us outside. This was a bummer, but we rolled with it. I ordered a NY Strip steak, and it was super tough. I barely ate it. That was very disappointing, and not acceptable for a place wiht "Steak" in the name. I was on a date, so I wasn't going to make a big fuss and send back my food. My date said her food was OK, luckily.
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  • Ugh... Should have known
    supergrover
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Wanted to take some friends someplace for Restaurant Week in the area. This was the only place with an open table at the time. This should have been a warning bell to read the other reviews more carefully. There were plenty of empty tables. The steaks were overdone rocks. The 'Sole, Scallop, & Lobster Claw' was just plain bad. People enjoyed the soup and dessert. Service was good with refilling water, but slow with other things.
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  • Not too impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    Tried the restaurant for lunch during restaurant week, been meaning to, but wasn't too impressed and glad I paid a discount. There weren't much people dining but service was still very slow. Waited 15 min at least just to be attended to. There was also a couple mix-ups with our order. Food was ok, nothing special. Waiter tried to be hospitable, but was a little awkward.
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  • very enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Server was very attentive and the food was great. We really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • restaurant week
    Jan51
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    the menu for restaurant week that was posted was nt the one they ooffered.
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  • Oh yeah! Great time!
    Pickysnit
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Wow! Hit this spot for the first time on restaurant week! Great value ! A dozen oysters or a shrimp cocktail to start! And then duck and filet minion with crab meat? And a great expresso mousse? Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't judge it
    Alex
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    We went there for the restaurant week deal, due to this fact alone, I can't judge this place. Portions were micro comparing to other fancy restaurant week places. It rained on us so we had to move inside. With all that said, the food was tasty, I will give it another try soon. Again please don't take this as a general review, this is just restaurant week deal
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  • birthday dinner
    WIZE
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    My Birthday Is August 7 So When I Heard About Restaurant Week, I Wanted To Try It Out. I Was Very Satisfied. Great Food Along With The Scenery. If it Wasn't So Expensive, It Would Be A Place I Would Normally Go To, But It Is A Great Special Occasion Dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took my boyfriend here for
    JoanneV
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    Took my boyfriend here for his birthday during restaurant week. While the restaurant week menu looked delicious we opted for the regular menu instead. Adequate pricing, great food, professional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should just be called Frites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Considering the place is called "Steak Frites," they really don't know how to cook a steak. I went for brunch and asked for Medium Rare, I got Medium - Well. So I sent it back. Then what I got was Medium on the sides and RARE in the middle.
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  • Disappointed
    hihi
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Never thought I'd be disappointed by brunch. My french toast had warm frozen fruits on top and I hate frozen fruit. After getting it, I figured I should have asked if the fruit was fresh or not, but then again I would've felt so silly asking that since the point of going out for brunch is to have a nice fresh meal. My mom got the salad with tuna shrimp avocado etc which disappointing too. It looked like it was haphazardly made in a few minutes. The mushroom ravioli, shrimp penne, and belgian waffles were decent at best.
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  • Nice place!
    George
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We found this place last minute for a late night dinner. Overall, we had a nice dinner. The food and wine menu was a little overpriced but we both ordered from the Restaurant Week menu making the meal more reasonably priced. We both had the steak and it was cooked perfectly. Overall, we thought the food was great and we would probably recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner
    Pasma13
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    It was a special dinner and I wanted I place were we could eat very well. It was the perfect chioice. The oysters and the mussels were delicious the entrees very good. The service was fast and efficient. I liked the music even though it was a little noisy. I will come back for sure!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Simon
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    The restaurant had a fairly lively noise level, even on Thursday late evening so not the best for a quiet romantic evening. However the food is outstanding with classic French dishes like onion soup and duck confit done right. The service was also outstanding with our waiter needing no more than a glance to come our way, often times knowing what we wanted already. Would definitely return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Putting on the Frites!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    We went to Steak Frites during Restaurant Week for a nice dinner. The food was very good as well as the service. I'm glad that we went here and hope to return to try other dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Love this place met for restaurant week. Food and service are great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Took advantage of restaurant week to try Steak Frite. Had wanted to go there for a long time but wasn't sure about it because of the mix reviews. So I thought what better way to try out this restaurant than restaurant week. I just have to say that this place is fantastic from the food to the service. I recommend it and will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • dinner for 2
    Mom4kids
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    My husband and I had a wonderful evening from the appetizers to the desserts everything was perfection .Our waiter was absolutely charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak was good. Nothing to
    ClintZER0
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Steak was good. Nothing to write home about, but good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While the service was pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    While the service was pleasant and helpful, the food was average at best. Steak was tough, French fries very ordinary and the tart for dessert was soggy. A very ordinary experience.
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  • Mangnificent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    From the moment we enter the establishment we was treated as if we was family. The waiter was just sooooo excellent and offered great suggestions on food / drinks. By the time we left I felt we was in an episode at CHEERS with everyone being so kind and excited to help with anything you may have desire ! Can't wait to go back and invite Friends and Family !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • strongest point
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    is your wait staff. they are friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Sunday Evening Dinner
    VillagerVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Steak Frites was fine for a quiet Sunday evening dinner. The servers seemed inexperienced but friendly and the foot was not as tasty as on previous visits. Still this is a reliable neighborhood bistro for a pleasant dinner.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for pre-theatre dinner
    Gaz1
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Went for pre-theatre dinner and was very nice at 6pm on a Friday evening - Party of four and not one of us had any complaints!! We all ate steak from the steak frites list on the menu...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Union Square winner
    Johnny555VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We hadn't dined here in way to long and forgot how good it can be. Great steak and seafood selections all very well done. Very reasonable given location and selections.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and spacious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    Surprisingly often half empty as the food is great !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Meal, bit Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Went to Steak Frites USQ with a couple of friends from out of town. Hadn't been to Steak Frites in about ten years. The Hangar Steak was actually really good and the fries were cooked to perfection. I thought that was the best value on the menu. What I didn't like were the prices of the appetizer ($14 for 5 Little Shrimp) and the wine selection was a bit more expensive than usual. Our total bill for 4 people with 2 bottles of Red, 2 apps, 4 Steak Frites, and 3 deserts came out to $320 with tip. Considering the Steak Frites was around $22/plate, and we didn't drink the most expensive wine, that's a high price to pay. When all is said and done though, it's a good meal; and if you just go Steak Frites, it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.