Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Bayside
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Bayside

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Bayside

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.unclejacks.com/
  • Phone: 7182291100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00m - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: William Jack Degel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please email info@unclejacks.com for private party and catering info.
  • Special Events: 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: 40th Street
  • Public Transit: LIRR Station – Bayside stop (2 blocks), Queens Bus 13 & 31 within one block.

    Parking: Valet parking available.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available
A word from Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Bayside
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Bayside reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)neighborhood gem (39)romantic (24)notable wine list (21)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (20)hot spot (11)great for lunch (7)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Great Steakhouse!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I want to start off with the service, which was excellent! The waiter knew the menu front to back and made sure we were taken care of. They remembered our 1st year wedding anniversary and surprised us with a chocolate Sufle cake, which was awesome. Lastly, the steak was juicy and cooked well. I had the 24ounce NY strip. I will be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Definitely will return,food was really good.Prompt waiter service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HeshVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always spectacular. Staff and service is great. Never dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary,this place was reccomended so we figured we woukd check it out. The appetizers and main course were outstanding. Our server Howard was beyond excellent ,we will be visiting again
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suburb Encore Visit
    Iowans
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    From the moment you enter you are treated like a valued customer from the Valet attendant to the hostess to the waiters to the serving staff and the most gracious manager visiting all tables. Food was off the chart as our family has been accustomed to. We live in NE Iowa and make two or three trips to NY yearly and on each visit there is at least one dinner at Uncle Jack's
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thumbs up Uncle Jacks!
    Bina13
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Cocktails were great..best rye Manhattan I ever had in my life..could not stop drinking them..We had amazing appetizers, our ribeye steaks were aged, flavorful and cooked perfectly..desserts were all a hit..must say all four of us were pleased with everything from our greetings, service, food, to even our departure. A birthday dinner I will always remember. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was very good. Will definitely visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food!
    NeeshB
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great place for a date. The good was amazing there, completely worth the money you spend. The ambiance was very nice and the waiter was very courteous. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you want steak....
    Sharon
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were taking some family to celebrate an anniversary. It started with 2 couples and at the last minute changed to a group of 7 people. Jack's was quickly able to accommodate this change. Our waiter was great, making sure everyone got exactly what they wanted, even making some dinners that were not on the menu! The prime rib was wonderful, as was the steak for 2. The desserts were delicious, we shared pecan pie, banana cream pie and chocolate lava cake. We all came from different places and chose Uncle Jack's by location and reputation and no one was disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfecto
    Carlo
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Muy recomendable para visitar la Bayside. Restaurante con carácter y ambiente agradable. El servicio muy atento
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED
    ezasVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I was really looking forward to trying Uncle Jack's in Bayside. I bought a Groupon. The food both quality and portions were very good. I felt cramped and the noise level for a high end restaurant was much too loud. I couldn't hold a conversation with the person across from me. Another thing is that the wine should not be kept on the ledge behind the tables. The waiter has to reach over the person sitting at the table in order to get a bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for the food, not for the mood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have been to Uncle Jack's before and the food is always great. This time was no different. There was a screaming child there this time, though. Our steaks were great, the waiter, Rob, was great, but I would get dessert elsewhere next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had a great time here! We went to celebrate a recent event and were super happy we went here. The food was delicious, and we loved the baked clams and side dishes we got (creamed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes). The steak was perfectly cooked, nicely charred on the outside, and full of flavor. We have been watching Restaurant Stakeout for a while now, and jokingly we were saying "Oh maybe we will actually see him here!"..... little did we actually know, Willie Degel came in later and was just chilling at the bar like a regular. We couldn't believe our luck, and we ended up getting a picture with him and everything. He was really nice and obliged to taking a photo with my husband and I and we couldn't have been happier!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ranger
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We enjoyed the ambiance, service excellent. The filet mignon delicious. The dry aged shell steak was tough.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food & service
    AsheeVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    In nyc which has the finest restaurants in the world this queens steak house is a must go as far for those that like fine dining!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steakhouse in queens.
    wildknight82
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Best of the best. Me and my wife love this place, the best steaks ever. Hands down. One of our favorite places to eat. The service is great, never ever got disappointed. Highly recommend to go here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Your Old Buddy says F*** yes.
    YAHBO
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Only go to Uncle Jacks if you want the best steak in NY and outstanding service delivered by professionals. Every single aspect of the Uncle Jacks experience is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    i only have 1 problem with uncle jacks i ordered a NY strip and he brought me a rib eye and i guess he thought i didnt notice because i didnt say anything but i didnt say anything because it was still good i just hope they didnt think i was stupid
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great time!
    Louis721
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Looking for impeccable service, great food and a warm inviting place? Look and dine no further, Uncle Jack's treats you like gold.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    BaysideJohn
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Always great service, delicious steaks and an overall enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Teee
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always enjoyable every time we go. Nothing beats an Uncle Jack's steak!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and Steak
    JimK
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our aniversary Saturday night and overall it was a very good experience. Our first visit and the service was excellant and so was my bone-in NY steak. We ordered the lobster appetizer and crab legs that were on special but they were not great based on our expectations. We were surprised with a complimentary chocolate cake dessert at the conclusion of dinner, which was also very good. We chose this place based on it being a reasonable drive from JFK airport, Willie Degal's reputation, and not wanting to go into Manhattan. The entire staff was very friendly and accomodating. We will definitley try Uncle Jack's again in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    SteakmmmmmmmmVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Not one thing to complain about! Wonderful! Waiter made us feel royal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great!
    jboogie23
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is the best steakhouse in Queens! It was my second visit to Uncle Jack's in Bayside, and both occasions were superb. The service was a little bit better the first time, but it was a weeknight and less crowded that time, so its understandable. They have a great wine list with lots of variety and the food was just delicious. Our favorite appetizer is the meatballs and the house steak sauce is to die for. I truly enjoyed our recent visit and can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place usually.
    Foodgood
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Let's just say that at this level of dining we should have had a much better experience. Pretty much ruined the remainder of my wife's birthday. We are from the neighborhood and really appreciate having this caliber of restaurant nearby. It pains us to have to leave this type of review as we have a great affinity for this establishment. We hope to be back some day but not for a while.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Petunia
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a very nice experience, the beef was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will Return
    mcheck57VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We used the Groupon promotion. Food & service impeccable. The value tremendous. If the purpose of the Groupon is to get you in and then return, it worked!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Rose
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I really like this place, and have always thought of it as a great neighborhood, higher end restaurant but with a comfortable surrounding. The maitre de was kind enough to hold the table for 2 when i called to tell her i was running late. The service and waiters, everyone is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favorite restaurant
    dinnerhost
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Favorite steak house and all around best food anywhere; relaxed, never rushed service. Strawberry basil margarita was outstanding. Didn't add the last star as the Maitre 'd forgot to bring a fresh napkin & glass when asked
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Four people, dinner, Saturday evening. Reservation was honored (table was waiting). The food was great and the service was terrific! The server was helpful and attentive but not annoying or pushy. One surprising bump though; upon ordering a second drink, I was informed that the restaurant had run out of Jameson Irish Whiskey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed
    Unhappy
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I went on a Sunday night for their steak and lobster special for two. The steak was just average and a very small piece. The lobster was supposed to be a 2 lb lobster. If it was a pound and a half I would be surprised. The service was terrible. They brought the wrong salad and then the wrong side dishes. By the time the correct side dishes came I wad done with my meal. It was a very disappointing meal. I would not recommend uncle Jacks, for the price of $160 I should not have left hungry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great streak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went to uncle jacks with my wife for our 7 th wedding anniversary. Excellent service, great ambiance, amazing steak. Had porterhouse for 2 and it was perhaps the best steak I've had at a steakhouse ever (better than Ruth Chris, Fleming's, and Burton & Doyle).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait
    estRella66jlove
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    With reservation and without it, make no difference. They had me waiting for 15 mins for my reserved table.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Momschoice
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I'm never disappointed when I come here. The service is was impeccable. I can't and I won't complain about anything. Tracy our waiter was friendly and very helpful with recommendations on the dinner menu. We ate family style, and every the was delicious. Please try the lamb lollipops and the five cheese Mac and cheese. And the porterhouse is to die for. Great service, great food! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Experience
    Karmakazee
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The food was good, but the steak was a little disappointing. I thought for aged steak it was slightly tough and also it had some burns on it. However, the restaurant had a fantastic atmosphere (lots of jazz) and good service. Overall a great restaurant, though on the pricey side.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    joy456
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great neighborhood steak joint, service awesome, can't go wrong. Definitely recommend
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 541 reviews are from the Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Bayside reviews archive.
  • Good Eats
    ravinglady
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The best steaks ever! Wonderful service. Everything is done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    SteveG
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The staff was fantastic, no mistakes, there before you need them, and as always a delight. the food, out of this world, a culinary delight. The best we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DonnaKVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We will definately be back! The food was great and the service outstanding .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Texas Tradition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I'm from Texas and EVERY time I'm in New York, a trip to Uncle Jack's is a MUST. This time was a surprise visit to celebrate my brother's bday. Thank you Andrew and Nicole for validating my extreme affinity for Uncle Jack's. The food was perfect and the hospitality was memorable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.