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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
  • "We have always wanted to try this restaurant since "restaurant stakeout" starring its founder. A "groupon" finally made it affordable featuring their prix-fixe menu. After a mediocre bread basket we ordered the crabcake appetizer. It was stuffed with crab and very little filler in a yummy sauce. For our main course we chose a 10 ounce cooked to perfection medium rare filet mignon. The main meal comes with creamy spinach and mashed potatoes to share which were both tasty. Plates are warmed and everything comes out at perfect temperature. Dessert was a trio of good selects. Most notable was the service! We felt well taken care of even though we had a coupon, and tipped well on the full price as always. Great wine list as well...Kudos!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The food was delicious and satisfying. The decor...a bit dated, but it's fine. What stands out is the service. They practically fell all over themselves to make sure we were taken care of. The whole wait staff, from Maitre D to bus people, were friendly, efficient, and fun. This is a great restaurant for tourists wandering 5th Avenue or pre-theater."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Dinner was fantastic; the food was superb and the service was excellent. I went for my birthday and Tony made sure that everything was perfect and they went over the top to help me celebrate. They exceeded all expectations! Willie practices what he preaches and runs a great restaurant."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "In a city filled with great steakhouses this one tops them all. Unquestionably the best service and mouthwatering steaks. You cannot leave this place unhappy or unfilled. Very accommodating for people with food allergies like me. I always order the filet, which is billed as 10 oz but has to be bigger. Sides are more than enough for two. Great bar too."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We always visit Uncle Jack's when in NYC. Never had a bad experience. Food was great, service as well. Had a nice meal, and will definitely continue this tradition!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Who knew ... What a gem of a resturant.. In the midst of Manhattan, a bright star .... I am a NYer all my life ..WHO KNEW .. but now I do ... This was our 1st but definately not our last"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This was my first visit at Uncle jack's. I had seen the show then was given an amazing recomendation for my wedding anniversay. the staff was VERY attentive and that was impressive. The steaks were very good. Great Char and quality was amazing. The Bacon appitizer stole the show! If you like bacon and even if you only kinda like bacon... try this. unbeliveable!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Treated like a regular with courtesy and respect. Thanks Sean. You helped make a special treat even more special."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This was my first time at Uncle Jack's and I was not sure what to expect. I found the strip steak with its char to be absolutely delicious! The sides of garlic mash potatoes and creamed spinach were also very good. I was not so impressed with the appetizers. We had meatballs and lamb chops that were mushy and warm and mediocre crab cakes. For dessert, the pecan pie was very good but I was not impressed with the tiramisu. I was quite impressed with the service - our waiter was great and our glasses were always filled without us even noticing it. I would have given Uncle Jack's a higher rating of 5 if the appetizers were better prepared. I will give it another try and see if this was just an off night."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I have tried several different steak restaurants in Manhattan. Uncle Jack's is now my favorite place to go. Because of the people work there, it is good for both business as well as family dinner with kids. Food is great and service is great. If you are in the midtown and like steak, no need to search for a second option."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Everyone was pleasant and accomodating; they made us feel like we were the only ones there! Service was beyond excellent! Food was delicious, the atmosphere was beautiful. I would definitely go back, and have already recommended this place to others! Thank you so much!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Our first time at this restaurant and definitely not last. The food was delicious. Steak perfectly cooked, juicy and sides are really good, we had asparagus and sweet potato fries. For desert we ordered chocolate mouse, and God bless the chef, it was something unforgettable. As for the service, we had just enough attention to feel ourselves welcome and not to be annoyed by all the personal around around us. The wine list not the best , but ok. The only complain we can say is for the glasses, they are the exact same for water and for wine. So, since we had white wine, at some point our waiter poured water into wine and wine into water. It was kind of funny, but weird for a restaurant like this one. But overall it was great experience."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The service at Uncle Jacks was fantastic, I can't say enough about it. For a steak house though, the steak were rather run of the mill and certainly not what my wife expected from New York's Best Steakhouse. My wife had to return her strip as it was full of Gristle and tough. My steak was just ok but nothing to recommend it. Perhaps the other cuts were up to higher standards, but I can only comment on what we had. As I said earlier, the service was probably the best I have seen at any restaurant I have ever been at. Uncle Jacks service has been top rate at any of the Uncle Jacks we have eaten at."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We have been to a lot of steakhouses and Uncle Jack's rates right up there with the others. Sean was an very attentive/friendly Captain. A nice night out."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Delicious. I love this place - all the food is really really delicious. Service is excellent and your'e always made to feel comfortable and welcome. Like an old friend. I highly recommend it. If you love red meat, they do an excellent job and everything else is equally delicious."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Our experience at Uncle Jacks Steakhouse was excellent, the food was delicious and the service was top notch. Our waiter Wilson went above and beyond our expectations. We ordered three desserts for our party of six and we received our desserts plus a tasting of three other desserts. We will definitely come back to Uncle Jacks in the future. Thank you very much."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The first tip off should have been the banners hanging outside touting Uncle Jack's as "The Best Steakhouse in New York". If you're great, be that, you don't have to advertise that. The service was polite, but I suppose the two young waiters were new; messed up my drink order twice. I prefer my wait staff to be wearing butcher jackets with five year service stars on their lapel pockets. As expensive as any other steakhouse in New York, I'll stick with Sparks, BLT Steak or Smith & Wollensky in the future."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Uncle Jack's is a gem. Great food, superb service, excellent wine list."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I still have not received my points The pulled pork was delicious"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Outstanding service and delicious food. A perfect evening!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This place was wonderful. Knew what kind of drinks to make us, and our server Captain was the Best!! You should ask for him, and definitely try the crab cake appetizer. They were the best crab cakes I have had. The steaks have a slight char burn on them for flavor, which i was hesitant on. But I got au poivre sauce that paired perfectly with it. The only downside was my water glass was not getting refilled by his backup, and kept getting overlooked by both, until i had to ask. But it happens sometimes. All in all.. a wonderful evening, and our daughter loved the five cheese mac and garlic mashed potatoes."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "To be honest, not what we were expecting. We went here as it's owned by Willie (famous for Restaurant Stakeout TV series) who is a larger than life character. So we we're expecting a boisterous and bustling restaurant but this is the exact opposite, very quiet and sophisticated. Having said that,we had a great time. The food and service was world class."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Everything was superb at this restaurant. The service, the food, the decor. Cannot say one negative thing about it. The filet was the best I ever eaten. The service from all was impeccable! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food and great service. We will definitely come back and highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Never enjoyed a meal more. From the lobster cocktail, to the porterhouse for 2, through awesome sides, to the creme brûlée on to the baileys and Coffee."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We came for dinner before a play with another couple and our food came in plenty of time. It was all delicious."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Very Good! My wife and I are In NY for a couple days. We are from The Detroit area. I am a fan of 'Restaurant Stakeout' We had a great time and a fabulous meal! Our 'Captain' Rosario was great! We eat out often and I have to say that was one of the best steaks I've ever had!(NY strip). I'm glad to see Mr Degel practices what he preaches! I would highly recommend eating here."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Superb steak house with laser focus on food quality and service as preached by owner Willie Degel. Dined on LivingSocial deal and ordered the tender kobe meatballs and crab cakes; followed by a 10oz Filet Mignon (absolutely tender) and a 16oz NY Strip both cooked perfect to order with the charred edges. Entrées were accompanied by mashed potatoes (hearty) and creamed spinach with glazed pearl onions. I will definitely dine here again and sample other menu options as it was a great intro to Uncle Jack's."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I was appalled at the table we were sat at. The "round" table was upstairs in the far right corner. We thought the table was going to fall over at any minute. It really got bad when we got our food as cutting a steak really became a delicate feat. This issue was mentioned to our waiter but no resolution was provided. This table should be fixed or removed. It ruined the entire evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It was a really great experience...the food was absolutely wonderful and the service was great. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great steaks and great service! But we noticed table next to us ordered from a prix-fix menu which was not offered to us. Will ask for it next time!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Don't trust the Groupn deal. They give you a special menu that is not what you sign up for. You are asupposed to get an appetizer up to to $24, and then they limit you to few choices in whch there are no options evern close to the $24 option. They do the same thing with the salads and side dishes. When I called over the manager , she offered no help at all. She appeared to be about 12 yearsold and showed me she was incapable of helping. She said she couldn't really help me ,as it wasa coproate decision. Her attitiude basically ruined the meal. The food was good, but I wouldn't go back here if they paid me."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Uncle Jack's is the perfect place to go if you want an elegant experience with some of the bst food in NY."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, priced as expected for NYC, ordered the mac and cheese as a side- fantastic. Steaks were cooked perfectly to order but we found the temperature of the steaks not as warm as expected. Service was above and beyond. Rosario was our host and he did an amazing job of checking on us and making it a wonderful evening. Only slipup- they did not have our reservation! Lucky they were not super busy and had a table for us. Not sure where the miss communication happened. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality dining experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in NYC and had heard great things about Uncle Jacks. We felt rushed from the moment we arrived. i.e. - main course arrives while we were finishing up our salad. Also my wife's fillet was warm at best. We were looking for a relaxing evening with some ambience and good food and instead spent 1 hour being rushed. Way to many staff working and interrupting your meal asking to take your plate away while still eating. Very disappointed in the overall experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "From the moment you walked in Jack's was great. The building is very old New York elegant. We started with the crab meat cocktail which was perfect with large lumps of backfin crabmeat (I'm a Marylander and I was happy). My husband had the shrimp cocktail with huge shrimp and a wonderful cocktail sauce. The steaks were perfectly cooked and tender. Sides we had the mushrooms and onion rings (or donuts as the waiter called them). Jose and Andre could not have given us better service. We were headed to a show so we came back after for drinks and desert. The bread pudding was very good. If in New York stop by Jack's. P.S. We love watching Restaurant Stakeout!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food and great service. Could not have enjoyed it more."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Heard great things about this restaurant but it did not deliver. We sat for 15 minutes after we were seated before our waiter stopped by. Then he gave us his menu rundown, and left before we could ask any questions. In that time two other tables were seated on either side of us and they both ordered their meals. We got salads, an appetizer, and ate most of our entrees before our waiter stopped back by to see how the food was. After another long wait, and the table next us joked that we weren't going to get dessert. We did get our desert. The couple next to us warned that one of the deserts was inedible, which it was. I ordered a coffee and was going to get another drink, but the bill came before my coffee with it on the bill"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Visiting from Michigan and fans of Willy's show. We found Uncle Jack's to be up to par as per Willy's hot button's. It was impressive when a group arrived for upstairs dining how the staff worked together (all-hands on deck) to ensure they too received attentive service. The price-fixed Lunch option is a fantastic value. Pork Chop Pop and Banana's Flambe-type dessert were outstanding."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Nice food but drinks were over priced even for NYC."
    Dined on 7/7/2014