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
197 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)romantic (73)fit for foodies (65)neighborhood gem (49)notable wine list (49)good for groups (43)great for lunch (21)hot spot (14)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (10)great for outdoor dining (6)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unable to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
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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
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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner2nite
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The staff was very attentive to us. We were very well informed about the menu. The food was very good and the wine was too. We were treated to a candle in our dessert sampler for our anniversary celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    Andy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I have been to more than a few Steak Houses in NY- I rank Uncle Jack's as one of the best if not the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and great service
    lolstarVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner and we ordered the porterhouse for two, creamed spinach, and broccoli. It was very good. The waiters were terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday at Uncle Jack's
    NJREF
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went to Uncle Jack's midtown on a Sunday evening. We had the $99 Sunday special, what a great Surf and Turf deal. Like many we went to see if the service lived up to the hype and it did. Richie at the bar was the consummate Manhattan bartender, a true professional. Dinner service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. While it was my wife's birthday I did not make any special requests, however they overheard our conversation and treated us to an after dinner drink. Wine list was very good and reasonably priced. The staff made us want to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • linsyk
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I have absolutely nothing bad/questionable to say about Uncle Jack's. The food was cooked to perfection and the service could not have been any better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak!!
    dottie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    the staff were very attentive and the food was fantastic,there was just so much of it that we couldn't finish it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epic Fail
    UpperEastSideGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    They offered a $100 for $200 groupon and after we ordered they told us we needed to order off a special menu. They don't know what a $100 for $200 groupon is!! Anyway, they sort of gave us a $100 credit to fix things. The food was fair but not to the level you'd expect from a NYC Steakhouse. Don't let the waiter convince you the food is phenomenal - he said so to every table he captained. And the service is poor. No one offered dessert or coffee until we loudly expressed surprise that it hadn't been offered. They then offered it on the house. Don't bother whether paying the full bill or using a groupon. What a waste! But my dog loved the leftovers....he'll eat anything.
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  • Another groupon gone right !
    OzoneSal
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Thank you , not cheap but with a groupon you don't mind shelling out 100 dollar in additionals ;)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coach
    coach
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Dinner was excellent. Shrimp cocktail (app) and filet mignon were top quality. As always, service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak and great service
    Tigerfoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Two colleagues and I ate at Uncle Jack's this past Wednesday night. A last minute reservation was easy to acquire via Open Table. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. The food was very good. I had the ribeye (Fred Flintstone) and it was cooked to perfection. I had the crab cakes as an app and they were very good, but not the best I've ever had. Still, they were good. We shared sides of sauteed mushrooms, asparagus, and garlic mashed potatoes for side dishes. They were good, but nothing spectacular. If I had one complaint, it was that the food actually came out too quickly. If we were going to a show, then it would have been perfect. Our case was that we had nowhere to be afterward and wanted to discuss business.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great evening
    TonyainMI
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a great evening. Andrew & Andre were very attentive, and very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service!!!
    travelinurse4u
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steakhouse. Amazing service.
    UrbnVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A superb dinner & great evening
    MjHReviewVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite NY Steak House
    DavidAdelman
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, as usual.
    MMC001VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Right in my back yard
    Jumbalyathebest
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BACON
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Treated like a regular with courtesy and respect. Thanks Sean. You helped make a special treat even more special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks!
    BiklesVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in NY
    ILM34
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clairern
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • liked it a lot
    sonechka
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Impeccable, Steaks Not much
    JoeG
    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.
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  • Nice night out
    SMALMANJ
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
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