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About Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley

Char Steakhouse and Bar 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. Located alongside the Taconic State Parkway on the Mahopac/Putnam Valley Border, Char Steakhouse and Bar is your premiere area destination for Steak, Seafood, and Specialty Cocktails

151 Bryant Pond Rd
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ... 4:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday, Saturday ... 4:00 - 10:00 pm
Sunday ... 3:00 - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Taconic State Parkway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(845) 526-1200

Website:
http://charsteakhouseandbar.com/

Entertainment:
Check the "Upcoming Events" page of our website for Holiday events and a schedule of performers in the Char Bar.

http://bit.ly/1t8UwOX

Catering:
Contact us to arrange off-premise catering.

Parking Details:
Additional parking and the main Restaurant entrance are located at the rear of the building.

Public Transit:
None

Executive Chef:
Michael Mazzei

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We participate in Restaurant Week, Best Chefs of the Hudson Valley, and various other events as well as hosting our own Valentine's, Mother's Day, Halloween, and New Year's Eve events. Check our website or join our email list for updates on Char Special Events.
http://bit.ly/1t8UwOX

Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Casual (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
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Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Cozy (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Romantic (12)
Fun (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 7 hours ago

Amazing! This restaurant is always top notch and we are so fortunate to live right down the road. Highly recommend their new Sunday brunch. Crab cakes Benedict and pork belly tacos were absolutely incredible! I’m already dying to go back. Nikki, our server, is always a delight. Her warmth and enthusiasm is infectious and you can see she genuinely loves what she does. She is such a rarity and makes every dining experience extra special.
Highly, highly recommend this restaurant!

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·Dined 5 days ago

First time dining experience was great! Friendly servers, attentive. Ambience was pleasant. Food met our expectations.
Wonderful experience. Thanks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fun, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We went out to dinner with friends. Our server was excellent and very attentive. I look forward to the next time and hope to have the same server

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Favorite neighborhood steak house We go at least once a month

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We went there for our Anniversary. Everything was excellent. Exceeded our expectation. Special mention of the service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent dinner, and the service was great! Very close to home, Char is becoming a family favorite.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Met for dinner with friends on a Tuesday night and ordered from the special menu. Everything was delicious and the amount of food and glass of wine you got for the price was outstanding! I would definitely recommend going to Char on a Tuesday night for their special!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Have been at Char several times and each time it is very enjoyable, food, atmosphere and friendly efficient servers make it special. Our last time there was to celebrate our 40 year wedding anniversary. It was 4 adults and our two grandchildren. Our server Michael was the best. Will be going back with friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

food was very good,but service was bad,was very unhappy with waiter. customers who came in way after us were getting there food served to them,we sat there for 45 minutes waiting to get are dinner,meanwhile everyone else who came in after us were eating theres. i spoke to the waiter his comment was maybe the orderes got mixed up. would not go back again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Was a little crowded but service n food were excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious steak and short ribs. Large portions - enough to take home leftovers. Good value.
Great ambiance by the fireplace, and superb harpist playing throughout the evening.
Very popular ...for good reason.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Char is consistently good, and the Tuesday night special menu is a great bargain.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was very good , but the service was slow and didn't get our requests correct.
They charged us for things that we didn't get, but in the end they did take a drink off the menu and apologized for inconvenience,

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was terrific!! Slow to receive drinks from bar

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfect experience for Hudson Valley Restaurant week- from the appetizers to desserts and kids meals were excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I love this restaurant. Service is perfect, food is amazing! My husband and I always sit by the fireplace and it is so cozy. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have been going to Char Steakhouse during restaurant week for years but the last 4 cycles the restaurant has not been up to the high standards it once set. Food has come out cold, service has been rushed and many patron favorites are no longer on the menu like lobster mac and cheese and the smoked applewood bacon appetizer. We probably will be looking into other restaurants next time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent restaurant food is delicious !! I recommend it for special occasion or date night !! Love this restaurant !! 😃

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The specials were a great value coupled with excellent food!

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a wonderful meal from start to finish, props to the chef. Nikki who we always go to see is an exceptional server who makes it a unique and welcoming experience everytime you're there. My mother had a lovely time for her birthday!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went for Hudson Valley restaurant week.. Food was amazing and the service was great! Nikki our waitress was fabulous! I will definitely dine here again and highly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great Restaurant ! Highly recommended. We come here a few times throughout the year.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was Restaurant week, so anticipated a bit of a crowd. Appetizer came out still frozen inside, long wait for new one... service was slow overall.

Tags: Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food very nice place. I would definitely go again.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We went here for dinner during Hudson Valley Restaurant week. The food was great and everyone really enjoyed what they had. The service was a bit slow, I assume due to the large crowd that was there. My only real complaint was the noise level which made it hard to hear our tablemates. You shouldn't have to yell in an upscale steakhouse.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

First we started off on a bad note. Stood by the hostess stand for over 10 mins before even being acknowledged. Not sat but just acknowledged. Waiters were staring like we were in there way as we quietly waited for our table that we had a reservation for.

I don’t think I’ve ever had a filet that I ordered medium rare come out so dry. It was actually cooked properly but the meat was dry as a bone. I heard a lot of mixed reviews but the quality of the food was way below par especially for the price. At least at Morton’s you know your steak will always be tender and juicy.

Calamari way over breaded couldn’t tell if they was actually any fish.

Waitress was very nice and timely. Had a smile on and could tell she was a professional. Not her fault the food was awful.


Also clean your sinks. They are gross. Limescale build up all over the place. Grosssssssss

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The restaurant was decorated beautifully and the service was so pleasant. We had only been waiting a few minutes for our food and they considered it be long long so they gave use a complimentary glass of wine. We didn’t even think we were waiting long , but it was a nice gesture. The food was great and I would recommend it.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

love this restaurant, great atmosphere with attentive and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend the horseradish sauce for any steak.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We went for restaurant week, we were beyond pleased. I ordered the empanadas and my husband order the octopus , OMG delicious. We both ordered the surf and turf and were so satisfied. I met friends in the ladies room and they were there for the prime rib dinner, we were all so satisfied.. Dessert I had the almond cake and my husband had the panna cotta and Wow we couldn't believe how delicious everything was.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always reliable! This restaurant is a great bargain on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings...

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

I have been to your restaurant about 8 times since September. I always recommend it to all my friends & family. The food is delicious. Just the right portions. Wine was really good. Very friendly staff who aim to please.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

While it may be our fault for not asking since no rices were listed (hmmm) but a $26 surprise on the bill for two cocktails in a restaurant in the middle of Mahopac is ridiculous and they weren't that good to boot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

For the owner - great food and price . Good looking room. Except for waiter Michael and hostess all help were not courteous or friendly. Not once did any staff while waiting on my table say your welcome to any thank you !! Neither did they smile or act professional- just curt and rude. Also, was a 50 th anniversary and did not place candle on desert or acknowledge the special occasion . On reservation and in person they were told!! Also, lower step at front entrance is very dangerous. In addition at night front steps and parking lot not properly lighted. Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

It's a hidden treasure. I've never noticed this place before, but heard so much about it. I had to find it, and I'm very glad I did. The food was very good and the lighting was perfect. Loved it. Def recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Consistently good food and great service.
A regular stop for us.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Value with the Prime rib special on Wednesdays-- be prepared however, that the temp of the meat is chefs choice (typically medium) or can order to well done--so if you MUST have it rare or on the rare side order something else so you are not dissapointed---
everything is wonderful!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

First the good, food was very tasty and well prepared. Steak portions were ample. Dessert and coffee very good as well. Unfortunately the service did not live up to the prices. First waitress taking drink orders left before taking order from entire table. Long wait for return. Very long wait for water refill. Wait staff not in sight most of time so could not even approach for assistance forcing us to wait for them to reappear. Noise level very high making dinner conversation among the 5 of us very difficult. Unfortunate that more negatives that out weigh the good food.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was excellent but very loud with poor lighting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This restaurant is consistent, but you have to make sure that the beef is cooked as you would like it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always great food and enjoyable experience. Our evening is always extra special with Nikki as our server. She is always attentive to every detail and she is a pleasure to be with. We were family of 5 and all felt she was part of our family..everyone enjoyed their food although the only complaint heard was mashed potatoes to be a bit lumpy....always feels like a special evening whenever dining here.

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