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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
  • "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
  • "My girlfriend said it was the best birthday dinner in her life"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My wife and I are big believers in customer service so we thought we would try out Uncle Jack's to see service should be handled. What a disappointment. Bartender didn't know how to make the drink special, I cut my hand on a nail sticking out of my chair, our steak temperatures were reversed and no one but the man who filled our water glasses returned to our table after we had our meals. I guess you only get great service when you order a $100 bottle of wine."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "They made us feel special; like we were the only customers they had...even though every table was filled."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The staff was very nice and the food was excellent. I am definitely going back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Very good food and atomosphere. Enjoyed our visit."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great NY Steak House with wonderful service and typical steak house prices."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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