Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley

4.5
1125 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Char Steakhouse and Bar in Mahopac, NY uses the freshest ingredients including Certified Black Angus Beef and Farm Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs. We are committed to Quality, Service, and Consistency. In addition to Great Steaks and Burgers, We have Superior Seafood, hand picked by our sister location, Rick's Seafood in Mahopac. Check out our Menus which feature these items along with Poultry, Pork, and Pasta.
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SaraR
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at this restaurant and love it! It was incredibly noisy even though it wasn't that crazy full.

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BillBixby
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. Very nice place. Sat outside and very nice. Steaks a little pricey but there is specials menu that was very reasonable. Overall a great evening.

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vipKk123
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong at Char. This is our favorite go to. Great menu. The entire staff is excellent. We always feel appreciated whenever we dine here. They treat us like family, better than family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my anniversary. My wife and I were very happy with the food and service. Great night out all around.

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RGM10
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and place are always top notch. The noise level is sometimes a bit too much. Accoustics are terrible and it's very loud even when there aren't many tables full, the busier the louder it is.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food quality was not great. The lobster Mac and cheese was incredibly dry and my steak was not cooked how I requested. My husband was not particularly impressed with his meal either. Which is a shame. It’s a nice looking place and the staff was very helpful and attentive. Won’t be recommending.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Steak was tough. Service was good.

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vipLauraP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience dining here. Service is top notch, food is also great. This time however, I was disappointed in my grilled octopus salad appetizer. I look forward to this dish. Sadly this time I was presented with a quarter sized portion of the usual size at the same price. Not only were the octopus pieces so much less, but they were sliced in half along the grain. Once grilled, I ended up receiving 3 dried out half sliced octopus pieces on the plate. So disappointed. I would have rather paid more for the plate I expected than what I was served. I will return to chars but probably wouldn’t order this dish any longer.

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vipKk123
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason why Char is my favorite place to dine. They just get it right every time. Service is 2nd to none! So very attentive from the servers, the bussers, the hosts and the runners. The owner makes his way around to greet every guest. Food is always good and such a varied menu.

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MpacMom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char has really come a LONG way since first opening! Last night's dinner was amazing. It was quick and delicious! Wait staff was very attentive. Absolutely no complaints what-so-ever.

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HeatherB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful atmosphere and most importantly, delicious steak!!

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NancyW
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress, Nicki, was absolutely amazing!! Friendly, happy and VERY knowledgeable about the menu. I would go back just to have her serve us again!!

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MariaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Scalawag
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is one fine High Quality Restaurant. There are wait staff everywhere. The ambiance, the food, the deserts are all exceptional.
I do have one personal quirk. The dinner rolls are served with those little servings of butter wrapped in paper. You get melted butter all over your fingers attempting to unwrap them. This is not a country diner. This is an expensive restaurant serving quality meals. Why do they scrounge on the butter? Other high quality restaurants serve their butter in a fancy dish with their logo pressed into the butter. Not paper wrapped butter.
Boy am I picky.

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vipVicD
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the meal. The service was excellent and the food delicious. The best part is that it’s close to my house.

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JaneP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We eat at Char Steakhouse often. The food is always good, the selection of foods is large, the desserts are delicious, the atmosphere is friendly. The service is good and the servers are all welcoming. And the drinks are excellent. We've never had a bad experience.

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Goldie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. Michael the waiter
Was wonderful as always!! The deal Tuesday
us amazing

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PattyM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Cannot wait to go back!!had the chicken martini ,everyone enjoyed their dinners and desserts.

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TeresaI
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went last night to celebrate a birthday and the food was absolutely amazing. We all got something different and it was all good. The drinks were even good.

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vipKk123
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars is never enough for Char! They always out do themselves. Any restaurant should be able to make good food. Char always accomplishes this and more. Their service is 2nd to none, including the Hostess, Bussers and the Runners. They are always very attentive and serve with a smile. My water glass is never less than 1/2 full! The owner walks around and greets his guests and show his appreciation for their patronage. This means a lot to me. When I go out and patronize a business, it's nice to feel appreciated. Char always makes me feel welcome and treats me like I'm the only one in the restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good 😊

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VMM1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

3 hour dinners not acceptable - especially when your dessert was sitting for so long the vanilla ice cream was a soup

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vipDJCart
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A local gem....good menu choices and a great special on Tuesdays.

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MichaelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, Michael our server offered good friendly service.

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Kami
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nickie was amazing she is great fit for the service industry.
Char is lucky to have her.
Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always ,it was great.food wad excellent. Good service.

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SamA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love this place! Food is delicious and drinks are made very well. Sometimes it gets really busy and is hard to get parking, which is annoying, but other than that, always an excellent dining experience at Char. We love the filet mignon, truffle Mac and cheese (my husband likes his with lobster), the burgers are delicious as well. Service is good—never have an issue getting anyone’s attention when we need something, especially Jessica, our favorite waitress :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Char. The staff really makes you feel welcomed and the food is absolutely amazing!!

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JCRG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good value. Food was decent. Drinks were good. Just nothing special

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KristenP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Food was delicious. Took advantage of their Tuesday dinner limited special menu of 24.95. Serving size was excellent! Service was great!

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vipSamD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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PearlL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as well as the service. Parking was awful on the special menu night. Best to go early.

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vipDJCart
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Char was great as always. It was very busy, and the noise level was high....great value, especially on Tuesdays.

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Krissy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious dinner and the staff is wonderful!

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JoeD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, very accommodating staff and excellent food. the Prime rib special cant be beat. The meat is tender, juicy and cooked to your liking. always a good meal at Char.

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JoAnn
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful service and ambiance. Although pricey, food is delicious.

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ArleteC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious Food but service was a bit slow - I understand it was Father’s Day but I didn’t foresee staying at the table 3hrs. Great staff and again the food was great- will go back!

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Father’s Day dinner the food was wonderful. However we were very surprised when we were handed a price fix menu for $75/pp. That information was not clear to me when I made reservation or when they called to confirm reservation. It should have made abundantly clear on the website that was going to be the case.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Lamb chops and Bacon slab were amazing

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Carol
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible!!! Was so excited to go to this place ....Waited for 20 minutes for waitstaff to come take a drink order and when she finally came out she went to another table who were seated after us and then took their order and left not even acknowledging our table .... we waited some more then finally got up and left ... went to the hostess to tell her the problem she said sorry but did nothing to remedy the problem ... service here is HORRIBLE!!!!

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Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley is rated 4.5 stars by 1125 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.