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

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown 56th Street Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.unclejacks.com
  • Phone: (212) 245-1550
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My girlfriend said it was the best birthday dinner in her life"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food and the service were outstanding. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and the Staff did a great job of making this a memorable evening for us."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "They made us feel special; like we were the only customers they had...even though every table was filled."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Uncle Jack's to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary and it was the best dinner ever! After arriving from a driving rainstorm, they brought us upstairs to a quiet table in the corner. The service was immediate and nonstop throughout the evening. Wilson, was our waiter and he was polite, professional and a joy to talk with. The food was also supreme with the best, succulent filet mignon, creamed spinach (not too creamy) and potatoes. Our starters of baked clams, wagu meatballs, and salads were also made to perfection. Dessert was a sampler plate and the house sent over chocolate cake for our anniversary. Uncle Jack's is a hidden gem and we can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Ordered 2lb lobster- steamed; came out broiled- told waiter I specifically ordered steamed lobster- took the dish back, came back with the same dish saying it was steamed- I was fuming, I told him that if the lobster meat is tough, I'm sending it back; as it turns out, I had to send back the Broiled Lobster- I could not believe the waiter had the nerve to say the lobster was steamed when it was broiled. I guess he didn't want to deal with the fact that he made a mistake! I would not go back to Jack's simply because of poor service."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Amazing restaurant. Amazing food. One of the best meals I've ever had. Great service, knowlegeable and friendly staff."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I surprised my husband with tickets to a show for his birthday & wanted to make an evening out of it with dinner. We chose Jack's because we love a good steak & we also enjoy his how. My husband hadn't been there before but I have for work-related dinners so I knew it was good :) We invited a few local friends & made a night of it. Reservations at 6 pm are perfect for an 8 pm show. Service was excellent, we felt like royalty. Would definitely go back again & recommend to all who are visiting & want a delicious, luxurious meal."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Uncle Jack's does everything right. Every course was delicious from appetizers to dessert. The portions are generous and the service excellent. The steak was cooked to perfection. I will return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The staff was very nice and the food was excellent. I am definitely going back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The meal in itself was not our best steakhouse experience. The prices were on par for any of the better steakhouses but the quality of the steak was not. Service was attentive by the table servers, but it seemed to me the service was geared more to the tourists who were in the theatre district. The best part of our meal was the mac and cheese. The décor was outdated and drab."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Crab cake had bits of shell in it. The steak I had asked for it medium rare it was medium and had bleed all over the plate which means it didn't rest properly. Service was just ok. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The prime rib was delicious. My only complaint it's so large that it would be tough for anyone to finish alone. There was a 10.00 charge for splitting it which to me isn't right."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Very good food and atomosphere. Enjoyed our visit."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was the 2nd time we came here. I thought we were at a completely different restaurant by the time we left. Oysters were small, poorly shucked & 1 was clearly bad (orange in color). My steak was both over & under cooked depending on which side cut. My husband,s steak was overlooked. Service was fine, except the waiter forget the wine. The leather bench I was sitting on is in desperate need of new stuffing and recovering. We were sitting downstairs with a view of the heat lights in the kitchen which is a mere tour frothy restroom-not appetizing at all. The first time we were seated upstairs and treated like royalty with spectacular service and food. Maybe it was just a bad night, but for a $300+ tab, we were entitled to better."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "No bernaise sauce in a steak house.........filet tasteless....sides average.....service fair Not worth the money.....there r too many good steakhouses in ny"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was our second time at Uncle Jack's, and our last. Why? Our waiter was awful. All the support staff was very friendly and efficient. However, our main waiter was cold, forgetful, he did not tell us the specials, and overall quite unpleasant. To give an example, we ordered pre-dinner drinks that never came. Suddenly, our appetizers arrived, yet no PRE-dinner drinks. When I mentioned it, the drinks still took forever - no doubt, they were forgotten since everyone around us that arrived after us got their drinks and finished them before ours arrived. That was just at the beginning of the evening...Overall, our waiter truly ruined our experience at this restaurant and I am sorry that we went and spent so much money."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our dinner was ok. I had a 16 oz ny strip steak. Nicely cooked; but it didn't seem to be 16 ozs. Creamed spinach was way too creamy. . It was hard to find the spinach. Mashed potatoes were very good. Desserts were very good. Our main waiter was not very friendly. I don't think he smiled once. The servers were very nice though. We used a Groupon and it was a good deal for the price."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Went for my good friends birthday, had a great meal and they brought out a yummy flourless chocolate soufflé for her. Great meal!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Fantastic Saturday steak dinner before seeing Billy Joel at MSG with a friend. Traveling from Chicago, we know our steakhouses and this one is right up there in the top 10! Ross did an excellent job. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great NY Steak House with wonderful service and typical steak house prices."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Amazing from stepping in the door to leaving. Service is wonderful,food bar none mouth watering!!!! Kobe meatballs were a lil taste of heaven followed by perfect size caesar salad, with a perfectly done filet seasoned to perfection...sides of garlic mashed and creamed spinach,(spinach not my fave but I don't eat it creamed usually anyway), completed our delectable dinner with dessert that fit the bill. Thank you Uncle jacks for the best dinner in NYC."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Exceptional food but brought wrong entree to table twice Manager overly took care of situation in fashion that was happy to go back the next night which was exceptional."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "When we entered, the restaurant lacked any ambiance -- especially for a steakhouse. We were seated downstairs, so I don't know if the second floor dining room faired any better. The menus were worn, lots of stains on them, pretty gross. We ordered cocktails and glasses of wine -- the wine came before the cocktails. The appetizers were mixed.. the Crab Cocktail was fantastic -- the Crab Cakes were just OK. The steaks were cooked to perfection. We had Filet Mignon and NY Strip (Bone In) although it was off the bone. Sides of Creamed Spinach and Baked Potato, and dessert was Pecan Pie. All very good. The restaurant was just.. blah. The waitstaff needs some polishing. I don't think I will return to Uncle Jacks."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Disappointing service, took 3 times asking to get a bill split after we had informed them from the start we needed it for expense purposes. Only 1 stall bathroom so when it's busy plan on waiting. Overall quality not worth the hype."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Steaks were cooked to perfection and the service was fantastic! What more could you ask for. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "After reading the reviews here and seeing the TV shows I was so looking forward to dining at Uncle Jack's. Essentially, I was so disappointed! We started by ordering a bottle of champagne. After 35 minutes we were told they didn't have it! How could it have taken them 35 minutes to realize they were out of stock? In addition, the busboy poured water into my husband's wine glass and the waiter gave me crab cakes when I ordered a crabmeat cocktail. The steak was great but the service was a shambles. The restaurant gave us the drinks for free but I feel responsible to write this review for other diners so they know what to expect. I depend on these reviews and I think you as the reader, need to read an honest review."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Waiter was bored and lofty. Ordered short ribs then told 10 minutes later they would not be ready for another hour- and we were a 8 pm seating. The steaks were excellent however. An expensive meal with good food and the only kind people were the greeter and the water server."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Best steak I ever had. NY 16oz was amazing. The kobe meatballs and crab cake as an appetizer was also excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The best salmon! Food, service were fantastic. Wonderful place to dine. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have never received better service anywhere else. Uncle Jack's Motto of the "Customer is King", they are not kidding. The service was wonderful everything was detailed, if you drank from your water glass, someone was right up to refill. The wait staff are extremely knowledgeable about the menu and were able to make wine recommendations without a Sommelier. We were full and happy. A definite keeper for us."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Would NOT have been able to afford this place otherwise, so the Groupon allowed us to enjoy some delicious food at a great restaurant! The sirloin was cooked PERFECTLY and we both loved our meatball appetizers. The dessert was NOT a "$22 value" in that it was three TINY slices of cake but aside from that it was worth it. Thanks!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Definitely not the #1 service as he proclaims on his show. Someone in the kitchen was coughing. Waiter didn't come around to rep our water or to check. I ordered Filet medium and it came to me rare. Had to send it back and came back med-well. Just not an overall great experience. I definitely wouldn't go back and the prices were way too high for what you get."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This was a very pleasant, quiet place to have dinner on my husband's birthday. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was spot on."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Excellent food. The 3 appetizers we sampled were delicious. The steaks we ordered (NY Strip Steak and filet mignon) were as we requested and filling. Service was impeccable and simply amazing. Highly recommend restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Came here with a groupon but was treated like any regular customer. Had lovely service, fantastic food, and the groupon was a STEAL of a deal. Will definitely be coming back here for special occasions!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had the Groupon dinner for two. Both appetizers the crab cake and baked clams were good and prepared well. The filets mignons were good. Mine was cooked a little more than I asked for and the manager comped two glasses of wine. We brought half the food home and had two more meals with the leftovers. Service was efficient. It was very quiet; we were there on a Sunday evening with a 5 pm reservation."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My overall experience was FANTASTIC. Food was extremely delicious and service outstanding."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was very good and I would come back again only on a groupon. We are steak foodies and our favorite regular steak house is capital grill and mainly because of the top notch service. Uncle jacks failed with the service. The tables were so close I had to shimmy into my seat between tables and I'm thin. Also, once the servers were told we have a groupon, they didn't pay much attention to us and seemed annoyed(even though we bought bottles of wine). Once we finished our main course, the servers didn't ask if we wanted coffee they just immediately put the dessert on the table and tried to hurry us out. Also, the plates looked beat up as they had chips on them and the name was scratched away on one. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I purchased a groupon to go to Uncle Jacks for the first time, I have dine at Peter Lugers, Morton, and Ruth Chris in the past. The hostess did have trouble finding my reservation (she said she was new and waited for a more exprience one to help her). upon sitting I was given the fix price menu and a regular menu to add if I wanted too. there were 3 differnt servers and everything happen and was serve when it was supposed too. it was expensive would have been over 320 with tax and tip, but I saved 100 bucks "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "terrific steaks in an upscale setting. My wife likes her steak well done..."no pink". Her steak was prepared as she liked it and was very tender and juicy. Perfect! good service too"
    Dined on 6/1/2014