T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side)
T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side)

T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side)

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tbarnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 772-0404
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ben Zwicker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi private party room with maximum capacity 35 people for seat down dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Sara 2127723289x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 73rd Street
  • Public Transit: 6 train @ 77th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side)
T-Bar Steak & Lounge is Tony Fortuna's new spin on the classic steak house.

Chef Ben Zwicker's menu consists of raw bar that includes tartares; steak
bar that includes prime cuts and as well as tuna and salmon steaks;
appetizers are divided in classic and market driven; sauces are global and
diverse; entrees, too, present a roster of classics and new world items; and
a long, long list of sides complements every dish on the menu. T-Bar &
Lounge speaks to many tastes, from cocktail & wine lovers, to grazers and
full on steak aficionados.
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T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side) reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (84)fit for foodies (36)great for lunch (33)good for groups (30)hot spot (29)vibrant bar scene (27)great for brunch (22)special occasion (22)kid-friendly (10)romantic (8)late-night find (7)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Very late seatings
    Amsterdam22
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    If you have a reservation for 8 00pm, be ready to start diner at 900pm.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodlover
    Stillhungrypatron
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food is always consistently good and reliable. I often crave the focacacia basket and if you are on a no bread diet, it is hard to resist. The tuna tartar is outstanding; the pizza crust is deliciously crispy and fresh. The one downside is the noise level can get high as the night gets late. I highly recommend this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • do not go
    Benjamin123
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Took my dad there for his bday. Called ahead to let them know and I let them know when I got there. They forgot about it. Even said something again regarding this on the way out and they did not even apologize. Def not worth the 225 tab. Food was also not good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • moorea11
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very good food. We had steak and fish. We were accommodated nicely when we were a little late for our reservation. A very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to eat
    disgruntled
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Enjoyed our brunch with our grand daughter many times and never had a bad meal
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Discount
    GregVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    If you apply for a primecard credit card you will receive 15% off at this restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very great steaks
    Math
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The black angus was really nice steak quality, and the cooking was amazing!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but lacking
    LgmomVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food good but portions are small; service mediocre
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winner every time
    Alice
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Service is a little to fast but food delicious and good ingredients. Very vibrant atmosphere. Hard to have conversation at times probably depending on where you are sitting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • abigailVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Lunch salads were divine! Italian tuna, moist enough with delicious crisp apples; chopped salad enjoyed by my dining mates.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at T-Bar
    OINK
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We thought the place was very good. The menu was varied and the ambiance cheerful. Wait staff was very pleasant. Service was a little slow but when something seemed lacking a courteous attempt was made to remedy the problem. Offerings were suitably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely restaurant and service.
    taraVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Appetizers very good and interesting but steaks were over priced and served over cooked. Requested medium rare came out medium. At $55.00 per steak expected much better quality.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upper East Side food gem
    Foodlovers
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    T-Bar is a good spot for a lunch or dinner. They have good food, good service and and good atmosphere. Sit on the upper level for a quieter experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    SJR1VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    While I enjoy the steaks here, the desserts are to die for. Whichever one you choose, they're all great. I know since I've tried all of them at one point during the numerous times I've dined here. Portions are sized for 2-3 people so there is never a problem with sharing. They have a small bar which seems like an afterthought and can get busy but I figure the small size it keeps out the riff raff and allows the place remain bearable for the majority (i.e. diners).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It was a perfect choice for lunch. I was looking for a somewhat quiet atmosphere to catch up with an old friend. Food was just right.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay, expensive neighborhood place.
    joiseychowhoundVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Okay UES quasi-steakhouse. Food is not bad, but also not especially brilliant. Prices are high for what you get, but the room is pleasantly decorated and the service is friendly, if a bit inept. All told, a decent, upscale neighborhood place, though certainly not worth a major detour.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was good. Menu options are a bit pricey, but it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love
    Jan1946
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I am never disappointed when I eat here. Love the food and the restaurant has so much positive energy. The service is great too - just love the place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TBar lunch
    southamptonVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I can count on TBar to consistently have good food. When I go for lunch, I usually go on the earlier side because by 1:30 the place is packed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A neighborhood great
    GourmantVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    T bar has a contemporary, yet inviting ambiance. The menu is varied with outstanding tuna appetizer, fresh fish, fabulous steaks and great salad. The hostesses greeted us with professional courtesy as did the owner. The waitstaff is attentive and the waiter offered us some specials that to our delight were scrumptious. Prices are fair for UES. This restaurant outshines the others in the area. Do not miss. Bring your out of town friends for a treat.dont forget to have the special layered dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Generating Buzz
    RockyroadVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This restaurant is jumping and the bar is packed. Although known for steak the fish dishes are very impressive. I had the crusted tuna steak and it was amazing. This place deserves very high marks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Brunch
    Juniper
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As always the food does not disappoint at T-Bar (delicious). Unfortunately, however, the wait service during this visit was below our regularly experienced "excellent." Servers were not on their best game this time. Nevertheless I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Home away from home Great food, atmosphere, friendly owner always there and cares! Can eat outdoors as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food is excellent, consistent and very good quality.We use the restaurant for special occassions. My family loves ordering lots of sides to share. We bring small groups of our kids friends when they visit home from college and the restaurant is always a big hit. A liitle pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RemiVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was the worst experience I have had with TBar. We had to ask three times for bread, twice for iced tea. While waiting for the tea, a waiter stood there with his pad waiting for our order. I hadn't received my wine either, and I explained we weren't ready to order. He still stood there. I said again we weren't ready to order, and he still stood there. Finally I said to him, "are you in a rush?" It was one o'clock, and the kitchen wasn't exactly about to close. I asked him to give us more time. Then, we were told they were out of chicken. Out of chicken? Impossible. Chicken is in all their salads, so forget ordering that. They were also out of watermelon. Horrible experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. prices have escalated.
    Diner
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Had reservations at Bella blue which makes you wait over 45min in a hot noisy and overcrowded area. Left and went to T bar. Tbar is always reliable
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first timers
    333eastVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Found out why everyone loves TBar! Menu allows for salads, burgers, seafood, steak, duck, etc. Something for everyone. Very pretty space, and very pretty people. Sit in the back part of the restaurant if you prefer it quieter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak over cooked
    Listentomyfood
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We were very dissapointed my steak medium well -was totally grey and well done. My friend medium was actually done medium well - little pink at all and over cooked
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KriegsVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Reliably good neighborhood restaurant ! I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A local NYC place to eat.
    Mumstheword
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A local NYC find... Something for everyone here. There are lots of healthy plain options too. Also has a nice restaurant week option.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great fish and steak
    FaiarVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    had branzino which was delicious wish it had more vegetables on plate kale salad good chocolate dessert excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • $22 for guacamole?!?
    nyccheriVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Thank goodness for Restaurant Week, which offered a slightly better value — but T-Bar is overpriced. While $38 for a tasty filet mignon isn't out of range for NYC, $22 for a small mortar of guacamole is crazy, however fresh it is (and additional $5 for celery and carrot sticks). A tuna tartare appetizer is also $22. The selection of wines by the glass covers a range of grapes, which is nice -- but you only get one wine choice per grape. The bottom line: the food is good, but I only go when my UES friend wants a sake martini.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely atmosphere
    IWantQuietRstrntVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Charming European ambience, attentive friendly service, good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My family was in from out of town and found this hidden treasure. Food and service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dan H
    LovNYC
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Just a great dining experience! The filet was amazing!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally consistent
    WestcoastGroupNYVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great restaurant. Very consistent. Really good variety of food so there is something for everyone but menu is not overwhelming. Good neighborhood place on the Upper East even though I live on the Upper West Side. And, they are always accommodating. No attitude.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RemiVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    TBars is a good standby for lunch. Food is good, not great, but consistent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely wonderful!
    Dewfactor
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    From the greeting at the door to the cheerful goodbye, everything about T-Bar was great: excellent (if pricey) glasses of wine, light and delicious appetizers, perfect salmon and filet mignon, and simply unbelievably amazing desserts. We shared the banana parfait mille feuille, the mousse, and the strawberry shortcake sundae -- so fantastic! We took advantage of Restaurant Week's prix fixe menu, so even with a 25% tip, we rolled out of there just $200 lighter for a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid for UES steak
    sparklebeeVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We are becoming a regular here. My wife and I split the T-Bar salad (quite good) and also a bone in rib eye which the kitchen sliced and was cooked exactly the way we ordered it: medium with a hot pink center. Sides of spinach and baked were also done well. One thing, the main dining area is very noisy, but if you are looking for a quieter experience try to get seated in the back area of the restaurant where the noise level is much lower.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of energy
    Bonn
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Good New York spot. Lots if energy. Very good service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.