Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown 56th Street
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown 56th Street

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown 56th Street

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.unclejacks.com/
  • Phone: 2122451550x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 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/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please email Brad@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. Also consider our weekly specials. Tuesdays: all wines on our list are half price for Lifestyle members. If you aren’t a member, you can become one in an instant! Fridays: Two-For-One Happy Hours from 4-8 PM at the bar for EVERYONE!!! (some exclusions may apply)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Public Transit: Within three blocks of the B, D, E, F, M, N, Q, R subways and walking distance to 1 and 2 subways.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lots and garages within one block.
A word from Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown 56th Street
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 - Midtown 56th Street reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (105)romantic (77)fit for foodies (66)notable wine list (47)neighborhood gem (45)good for groups (40)great for lunch (28)late-night find (18)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (10)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wow what a dinner
    MartySVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have waned to go for about 6 months our server Rosario was attentive and took great care of us. The manage Michele came over and checked to insure all was up to Willie standards. My steak was cooked perfectly could not have been better. Great job great service I will be back. Even though it was our first time and not our last all employees made us feel like regulars and cared about our service level. I have all ready made my next reservation! Great job team..a credit to caring..........
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was very good if you are looking for a heavy, old school steakhouse. If you are looking for a unique, foodie experience, go elsewhere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    After seeing Restaurant Stake with Willie Degel I knew I had to visit this restaurant when I traveled to New York City. I was somewhat surprised when I tried to make a reservation on Friday, almost four months in advance to my trip that I had to settle for an 11:30 lunch reservation. When I looked at the menu I saw that I could have gotten a French Dip sandwich for $19 but I opted for the prime filet based on the waiters recommendation. Needless to say I was not disappointed. It had to be the most tenderness steak I have ever eaten. I cut the meat into smaller pieces than I normally do so I could enjoy the flavor as the meat melted in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with my son
    Joyce
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I loved this restaurant. Our food, drinks and service were unbelievable. We truly enjoyed ourselves. A little pricey but it was worth it. I could on;y afford to do this for a special outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As good as we expected
    Leigh
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Avid fans of Restaurant steak out on TV so had to try this out whilst in NYC. Not disappointed at all. The portajouse steak was the best EVER and the staff are what we expected of Willie. Only minor point is the restaurant is quite dark and makes reading the menu a bit tricky.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Steakhouse
    Blondster
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    In the heart of the shopping district off Fifth Avenue it is hard to find a nice place to eat. Uncle Jacks is a great place to have a nice meal while resting in between shopping spree's. It has an old world feel with a comfortable atmosphere. The staff is very attentive and service is excellent. Not your standard burger lunch, but an upscale version of an old favorite. Great lunch items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classy New York dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    First time at uncle hack's steakhouse and it certainly won't be our last. We had great tasting food, wonderful service and the design of the restaurant made us feel we were out for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to be outstanding!
    Mikecastle
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    All the great NY steakhouses serve top quality food, but it's the service that puts a restaurant over the top. Uncle Jack's has always been head and shoulders above all in customer service as well as having a great menu and the presentations always to perfection. Paul is the best NY steakhouse bartender there is as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible
    Nurmend
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    It was a surprising excelen experience, the food, wine and all the staff (all of them) made this an incredible night!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uncle Jack's
    Laura
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a great dinner. The staff was wonderful and attentive. Our hostess paid special attention to my food allergies, the wine server gave us the right amount of time to decide and our waitress was wonderful!!! Then the steak was perfect as was the desert. I would highly recommend Unle Jack's steakhouse
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our dinning experience was definitely a good one. We came to the restaurant after seeing restaurant stakeout. I will say it definitely did not disappoint us. We are business owners not in this field but we watch the show for management tips. Mr. Willie Degel portrays a certain business type on the show and I will defiantly say that his restaurant is a reflection of that. Custom service was awesome, and the overall experience was worth it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    MCDB
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A very nice moment, we enjoyed very much our lunch !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks Tony
    CantgetNYCofmymind
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Tony looked after us really well and was very attentive. A special night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food disappointing
    WaltVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Filet was dry. Rack of lamb was over cooked. Recommended side was also over cooked.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding!
    clipper5280
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My parents and I had a dinner here. All I want to say is the steak is great. The wine list is impressive. Of course, the service is amazing. If you want to have a good steak in NYC. You should totally try this steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very good food
    AnneL
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We had the fillet mignon, and it was outstanding. The service was good, the staff clearly knew what they were talking about. We were recommended a local beer that was very good with the chosen food. Nice place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice start, but downhill from there
    t8teVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Cocktail arrived with a bottle cap in it. Likely from the ice bin. When I suggested they should empty the ice bin, I was told it wasn't a broken bottle and the cap must have just fell in...what else fell in? Steak and lamb were both badly overcooked - ordered medium rare, came out medium well to well. Didn't send the lamb back because I didn't like it (too much "stuff" on it) so why bother. The steak came back undercooked and had to be sent back again. When we first got our food, it included French fries. Had to ask 3 times before we finally received ketchup (which should be automatic, shouldn't it?) Sorry, won't be back - a steak house should almost never miss on cooking meat to the correct temperature. They missed 3 times!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food-Great time!
    Goyanksgo1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were in town for Derek Jeter's last home game, we're from Austin,TX but diehard Yankee fans! I used to line in the Bronx. Anyway,back to Uncle Jack's. The steaks were perfect, the sommelier picked a great Cabernet for us,we were never hurried and the bread pudding for dessert was outstanding. This was all a surprise to my wife and she loved it. With the outstanding service and food I don't know why anyone wouldn't come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    NYCBucketList
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Uncle Jack's was a fantastic find in NYC. The food was outstanding and the staff working there couldn't be more accommodating. This is the best steakhouse we have eaten at. Sandie really made the visit enjoyable. She was wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Jimmyc
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We found the service, the ambiance and the food to be excellent.....the filet and the tuna were both excellent and cooked superbly....a place to which we will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dining experience
    Floridian
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food is very good, the service is top notch and how nice it was to have a relaxed , quiet dining experience in a great location in Manhattan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Good Noise not so much
    Espos
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is the second time my wife and I have eaten here. The first time was on New Year's Eve this year (2014) and we had a wonderful time along with a wonderful dinner. This time while the food was just as good, the noise level was much higher making quiet conversation difficult. Also this time service seemed a little slower than it was on New Year's Eve. It took quite a while to get our salad as well as getting the wait person take our dessert order. And while the food was tasty my steal could have been a little warmer. I have a thing about getting hot dood and I was a little disappointed this time around. I would still eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Erik
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went to UJ based on the TV show assuming to be dazzled by operations. Got the Rib steak for 2 Medium, came out Medium Rare and closer to Rare near the bone. Ordered a bottle of wine before the meal was served and it took over 20 minutes to get. I would understand if it were rare but it was a CakeBread Chardonay, likely one of the most popular. Very disappointing. May need to do a restaurant stakeout here!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Jacks
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Everything was perfect from the service to the food, the place is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At first...
    Carrollpicks
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    At first, I was reluctant to eat here because of the television show hype. Not sure why I'm that way, but I am. However, my customer was adamant about going for that reason alone...so we went, of course. It was absolutely delicious--good job to both the kitchen and server staff for a pleasurable experience...and one HAPPY customer I have on my hands!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    HDVR
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Was amazing food and service as always. Delicious drinks and great wine . All steaks for 2 were amazingly tender.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to the billing
    phillyphireman49
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Willie Development stresses service and taking care of the guests and they failed to disappoint. Top to bottom unbelievable. We'll be back up from Philly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing
    ProudMama
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The first time we went to Uncle Jacks because our hotel concierge recommended it. We had such amazing service and food that it was the first place we made a reservation for when we traveled back to New York. The service is some of the best I've had and wish there was one in Texas so I could get their filet and garlic mashed potatoes!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unable to dine
    Almost
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I had dinner reservations for Friday September 12, 2014 at 10:00pm I called the restaurant to say I was running several minutes late because of the broadway show Motown. I was told that the restaurant was experienceing some difficulties and was no longer serving dinner. I was eagerly anticipating a nice steak dinner but was disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    zoesmum
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Started off good but the main entree took a very long time to come out and the restaurant was not that crowded. Once it arrived, it was not very hot and the steak was not of the quality you would expect at this restaurant. Appetizers, sides, drinks were good. Waitstaff were professional and courteous. Head waiter apologized for delay and gave us complimentary coffee after dinner.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    One of the best steaks I have ever had (filet) and service was great. FYI, the salads and "side" dishes like garlic mashed potatoes are enough for 2 people unless you like to eat a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This place is a must for steak lovers. Made in an absolutely great manner. Pricewise a "little" on the high side,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect as always
    KatluvsNY
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Second time here and I loved it even more! How is that even possible? We celebrated our 5 year anniversary here and the waiter, Sean, made it all the more special. They bought out wine and cake without us even asking. I was very surprised that the notes in the reservation were read! The food was superb and the restaurant really prides themselves on customer service. The waiters were so friendly and very attentive to our needs. Did I mention, the food was SUPERB ;) and the sides are large enough to share. The entree is a pretty big size too. Second time I took left overs home. It's a bit pricey, that's why we only go on special occasions but it is well worth the wait. Will be here again!!! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a wonderful experience!
    WillVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We go to Uncle Jack's quite often and always find the food delicious, the service fantastic and the ambience perfect. I am a devoted fan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    RickniteVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have come here several times now. Food is delicious. The steaks are cooked to perfection. The sides are large and could be shared. The service is attentive. Don't know what else to say except try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of filet?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Was looking forward to a nice filet at a reputable steakhouse. Disappointed when I was told they were out of filets. Ordered the NY strip instead. Got the blue cheese and bacon topping and it was very good. My husband ordered the strip steak medium rare and had to send it back when he received it medium. The caesar salad was excellent, as was the tomato, mozzarella, basil with balsamic (although the basil seemed to get lost in the bed of greens it was served on). Chocolate mousse for dessert was very decadent and was enough for 2 to share since it was so rich. The service started out great, but as the evening went on felt we were forgotten. Overall, the food was good, service was okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 8/30/14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Baked clams – very good; not too salty, good seasoning and sauce; definitely recommend adding lemon on top. Wagyu Kobe Meatballs – incredibly tender and seasoned well. Sauce is a bit heavy and reminds me of a meatloaf gravy. Creamed spinach – the roasted/toasted garlic chips on top makes this a phenomenal side dish. Garlic mash potatoes – a solid choice Bacon mac and cheese – a smoky delight Filet Mignon – very tender and a great choice NY Strip – my personal favorite; always cooked to the right temperature (Quick note; if you are not a fan of the “chared” flavor on the outside of your steaks; let them know) Service – Jose and Joe truly exemplified what customer service is all about. They were personable, attentive, helpful and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find!
    Anne
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great steaks, excellent service and elegant ambience without the snobbish feel. Surprisingly not difficult to reserve a table on a Friday night. Head waiter and the rest of the service staff were excellent. Reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 was the dessert, which was not bad however if you love your dessert, you may want to go somewhere else after you've enjoyed your delicious steak! (we had the apple strudel)
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JFS821VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wait Staff Captain Sandie was very knowledgeable about the wine list. She was extremely pleasant and particularly attentive. Her staff was trained very well, too. The excellence of the Wait Staff coupled with the perfectly cooked steaks and sides made for an extraordinary dining experience. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • uneven
    discerning
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First time we ate at Uncle Jack's we were happy to find a good alternative to the older first tier Manhattan steak houses (Palm, Sparks, Pietro's) which are very consistent from dinner to dinner. Second time salads not as crisp or good, and steak though asked for medium rare was much closer to medium. I would try again, but in recommending to others would describe exactly this way
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.