Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley

4.6
1137 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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ValM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I ever ate. Perfect place for a special occasion!

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EmilyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious, our waitress was sweet and will definitely be back.

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vipGary
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ownership, staff, and of course, quality chef makes for the perfect dining experience. Add great menu options and drink menu, and new wine list, it's a must go to!
The Asian calamari and Mahi Mahi tacos are a great start, along with dumplings and coconut shrimp!! All excellent! If you're craving something new, the srew with pappardal is awesome, as is the zappa de pesce and rack of lamb!
As for service, Desiree in the bar area and Mike in the main restaurant are both amazing servers, and give you every reason to feel comfortable for every return. A+

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Karen
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is not as good and the portions not as generous as a couple years ago

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Char is amazing. Never disappoints. My favorite restaurant. Servers & bartenders are the best.

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TinoD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipLillianW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Food was great. Nice local find!! Would definitely go back.

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AaronC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Best "neighborhood restaurant" in the area. Always lively, and packed on weekends. Make a reservation.

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DR32
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server was OUTSTANDING. the over all service was very good. The food and drinks were delicious. We've been there many times and it never disappoints.

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PatriceM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I ordered a special martini as soon as I sat down. I did not get my drink till after my apps, the reason I was told why it took so long was due to lack of martini glasses. My drink was not delivered in a martini glass and it was watered down. So it took 30 min to get my drink and it was terrible. AND they still charged me for it. They did not even mention to take it off the bill.

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Goldie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was very busy and very loud!
Got there 6:45 and left 9:20

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Ryan
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was excellent and we had a great time, but I put on the reservation it was my wifes bday, not a single person mentioned it or said anything. We sat 20+ min before seeing a waitress, then at the end we couldnt even order dessert bc dinner had been 3 hrs and we had to get home time wise. I dont blame the server, she had a 20+ person group to herself so she was tied up w them a lot, was poor planning by restaurant. Its also very pricey however food from start to finish was awesome! Will go back but only for special occasion due to price

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I felt that the food for a premium steakhouse was very bland and underseasoned. I have been to Peter Lugers, Morton's, Ruth Chris and The Palm and never had to add salt and pepper to my steaks. I had to put seasonings on myself. Very underwhelming experience for the price.

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SaraR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
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 on September 14, 2021
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
15 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
89 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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Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley is rated 4.6 stars by 1137 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.