Wolfgang's Steak House - 54th Street

Wolfgang's Steak House - 54th Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://wolfgangssteakhouse.net/
  • Phone: (212) 588-9653
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Avenue
  • Public Transit: E & V trains to Lexington Avenue-53rd Street.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Wolfgang's Steak House - 54th Street
With 4 decades of experience, Wolfgang Zwiener didn't duplicate an exceptional steakhouse, he improved on it to make Wolfgang's Steakhouse exceptional. The porterhouse steak for one, two, four or more, is an outstanding choice. The atmosphere, expanded menu & professional service will appeal to even the most exacting diners. Wolfgang's is pleased to add this location in the heart of Midtown East.
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Wolfgang's Steak House - 54th Street reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (61)good for groups (56)fit for foodies (49)notable wine list (37)neighborhood gem (17)romantic (12)hot spot (11)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • LoulouVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Manager was unprofessional, moving waiters around and repremanding them constantly. We had three different waiters that night. The food was excellent from our crab cake to our steaks. I'm not sure if I will come back and give them a second chance.
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  • r0903
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    never fails to impress food is always exceptional and steak is one of a kind. i always go back to wolfgangs for steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • k1561VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    It was an important night with important fried who visited from Japan, but I will not recommend the place for a precious night dining.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Waiter a bit pompous.
    Foodies
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We had been seated for about 10 minutes, had been given menus but not any water or bread yet nor had we even met our waiter. Maybe 5 other tables out of 15 were occupied around us. We were trying to get a waiter's attention as they scurried around us several times attending to the other tables. Finally making his appearance our waiter bruskly asked "Are you ready to order?". My wife asked "Would you like to tell us about your menu?". He responds "What would you like to know about our menu?" in a very condescending tone. We dine out at similar restaurants probably 1 to 2 times a month and elsewhere they always have a dialogue about the menu so that is what we expected. Had we not arrived famished we would have left at that point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Porterhouse steak
    NJer
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We ordered Porterhouse steak for two. Outside is crunchy and inside is juicy. It is perfect!!! Because it was on Marathon date, so many runners celebrated for themselves around us. Good energy and good food! Next day, unfortunately I had to go to another steak restaurant for business. It was totally different. If I have to eat steak two consecutive days, I come here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The BEST in NYC!
    GourmetNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Whenever I go to Wolfgangs at 54th, they treat me like family! For a chain restaurant it is rare but management seem to care about their loyal customers. OFC the food is superb! They always exceed expectations and are like a second family. It's great to see how other servers help out without any complaint. They are very friendly and make the NYC experience wonderful for guests out of town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Dinner for 2, no drinks $160. It was very good... But not THAT good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Dana
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was amazing and the portions were large. We went for a birthday and it was very special. Everyone had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food. Service so/so
    TBone
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Definitely one of the best steak houses in town in terms of food but waiters' attention to female and foreign clients could and should definitely improve. My wife and I did not feel welcome there and as a consequence, we'll probably go somewhere else next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Peter Lugers
    LiketoeatVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Ok, but expensive and only ok porterhouse steak. Expected more. Friendly staff, good wine and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Satisfied carnivore
    PinkPotato
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Although me and my wife dressed casually (shirt, hoodies, sneakers) we were served promptly and politely by the waiter. Steak for 2 was pre cut, slightly charred on the sides but overall, great dinner. Preferred the creamed spinach from Sparks though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular foods very rude service
    oldfashioneurope
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food was aceptable but the service was really rude, specially cause the last day We were at Remi and there everything was excellent. I don´t think that I will comeback.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Hyon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Not good service as the top restaurant in the world. The guy with blue shirt lead us to our table and he was extremely rude. He implicated us to 'get out soon, because it gonna be crowded today'. Steak was good, but not great as we expected. House wine (Chardonnay) was very tasteful. We will not go again.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Good place for a special occasion meal. Proper NYC steakhouse with a great wine menu. Get the porterhouse wont be dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious steak, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    came here with a friend, based on a "best steakhouse" google search. we both got the filet and it was perfect. inside was perfectly cooked, but the best was the outside which had the crunchy charred bits. awesome. would definitely come back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Jacob
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The steaks certainly lived up to Wolfgang's reputation but what impressed me most was my green salad. It was simply perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre at best
    foodienycVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Had a business lunch here out of my colleagues love of steak and convenient location. Food was mediocre. Service was inattentive. Inability to sub creamed spinach for steamed is ridiculous in this health conscious age. Creamed spinach was over salted and inedible anyway so no calorie temptation there. Lamb chops arrived sizzling in a bath of oil, despite asking if they were simply grilled with no butter or oil.
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  • Best steak! Yum!
    KarryVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I went to Wolfgang with my fiance and his relatives. I heard great reviews about Wolfgang and am glad I dined here. The noise level was energetic. We ordered the Canadian bacon, tuna tartare tartare and steak for three. Everything was delicious!! I would definitely go back again. =)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eeee
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    La carne excelente, aunque el precio es excesivo para un local un tanto desangelado
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Fine NYC Steakhouse
    Frenchfries
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I was hoping for something special from this celebrated steakhouse, but it ended up being more of the usual. Except there are better choices for ambiance (e.g. Del Frisco's, Bobby Van's). If you are choosing a place based on location (midtown East) this is as good as any.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Great
    Daniel
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Was disappointed! Had ordered a birthday cake which was mentioned initially in front of intended recipient when it was supposed to be a surprise and then completely forgotten about by wait staff. Wolfgang himself came over to table as was very nice but the place is dated and average at best!!!give it a miss and go to Mortons
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty steak and bacon
    JayDVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Classic melt in your mouth t-bone. Huge portions. Steak for two enough for three. Bacon started extraordinarily yummy. The largest baked potato was enough for three to share and still have left overs. A bit loud but we went on a busy night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greaty Dry Aged Porterhouse!
    FirstTimeInNY
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My son recommended to us to have the Steak for Two at Wolfgang in NY. I don't really care for beef steaks too much, but I love it! It was tender and tasty. The sides we ordered sauteed spinach and mashed potatos were also very good. We enjoyed the dinner very much. The service was also great. We had only one hour to eat and go to the Lantern Floarting Ceremony starting at 7 pm at the Lincoln Center, and we told our server we did not have much time, who accommodated our request and the food came our right away after we odered our choices. We made to the Lincoln Center in time. It was a perfect night in NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hermannthegerman
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent restaurant and great dining experience if you love meat / big steaks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Beauty17
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Went to dinner with my wife for my birthday & the food was great; nice vibes;music was relaxing ! Overall great experience & yes I will go back for that 50$ steak
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    Discipulus
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Wolfgang's is my favorite steakhouse in Manhattan! My recommended meal: Bacon appetizer, Mozzarella & Tomato salad, Steak for 2 (or whatever the size of your party) with cream spinach and german potatoes. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steak in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Outstanding good steak that is totally worth the price..
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delicious Wonderful Time
    Carrob
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I were recommended to the restaurant. We went for dinner with good friends and had a delicious, wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Overpriced. Steak was not cooked to desired level. Room lacks character.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Peter Luger Clone
    dca1125VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It's one large, cavernous room with hard surfaces that make sounds resonate. Waiters are knowledgeable in a “rough & ready” way and slam dishes every chance they get so there's more the feel of an old fashioned deli than a high end steakhouse. Large tables add to the noise with the demographics tilted to 35 year old guys and large young families. This is no Peter Luger’s……………….but the food is……………..and if you can overlook (ok, tolerate) the rest of the experience, it has the makings of a good steak dinner. We are, however, still of the mind that if you want to go to Peter Luger’s go to Peter Luger’s. If you want a steak in Manhattan, think about Smith & Wollensky’s, Pietro’s, the Palm……….each of which is an original.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best Steakhouse in NYC
    Ivanax
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    All the food is delicious - except the bread (cold). Be careful not to order to much as the portion is big.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Steak,satisfied.
    YOSHI
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had the porter steak for 2.It good quantity and meat is,very fine.From Tokyo I had  spend  good night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks, and nice seafood
    OztFromJapan
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I visited with my wife and parents for enjoying dry-aged beef steaks that are even famous in Japan. Needless to say the steak was excellent, but seafood was also nice (my mother wanted ones because she had some health concerns). Wolfgang's is the best choice for those who love either steak or seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steahouse
    GaryWGVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The steak was outstanding. The service was attentive and friendly. Great midtown location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FElizalde
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've been to Wolfgang's countless times, and will continue to go back as long as its there. Always at the top of their game, great meat and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    YoungkVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My boss and I went out for a dinner - we go out after work once or twice a month to a steakhouse around the office (Park Ave) - and we both enjoyed the food/service/ambiance. The food was not only tasty but also plenty including the sides. I definitely recommend this restaurant to a steak lover.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wolfgang special
    specialoccasion
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A real neighborhood gem great steaks as usual. Wife had the Chilean Bass also good. Ambience is wonderful, service is great. I use this restaurant as my special occasion expensive but well worth it. Waiter actually remembered us from the last time we were there a few months ago.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak I have ever had
    Michalkd
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food here is the best I have ever had. The meat is deligous, and service is exellent. Do not miss out
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location of the table
    sweetapple
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I reserved the table about 5 months before. But the table introduced was near the entrance. It was not comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • masa
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Good place for travelers (especially for foreigners) who are looking for tasty steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.