Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley

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735 reviews
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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
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HM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Tuesday night. There is a special menu and a great value. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we had a great night. The staff is very attentive! The food was awesome. We will definitely go back there again.

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FR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, service was good. Got extremely noisy as the evening progressed and an extremely boisterous party was seated nest to us. I know the restaurant has no control over that but it ruined the previously pleasant ambiance.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

I usually enjoy my meal here. This time the food was not as good as usual. My husband had to send back his baked clams they were so burned they were hard as rocks! The noise level is always a problem which is too bad because on a good night it’s a nice place to go. I also hate that with half the tables empty I had to wait 20 minutes for my 7:00 reservation. They seem to do that a lot not sure why! Please work on the noise issues

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. We’ve been there numerous times and have never been disappointed.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

What a delightful bargain--- a three course dinner and a complementary glass of wine for only $17.99 on Tuesdays... AND the meal was tasty too. Char's bustling sounds are the sounds and chortles of people enjoying themselves, which is easy to do in this casual restaurant. You'll have a very good meal here...and a fun time out!

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G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and delicious The staff is great Food superb

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KA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Char. Excellent food - the steak was cooked to perfection. We were seated as soon as we arrived. They were very busy, but our service was excellent. Our waitress, Nicky, was friendly, knowledgeable, and had the very best personality. We would highly recommend this restaurant. I have been there several times, and am planning to go back. And, the host who seated us, was very kind and personable.

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K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and service at Char. Many items on the menu and I havent been disappointed yet. Our server, Nikki greets us with a huge smile and enthusiasm. We feel like family there!

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DI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dining experience was fabulous. Only complaint is they do not have enough parking. Not sure I would do back on a weekend

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SW
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Went on Tuesday night for their special-17.99 for appetizer, meal, desert and glass of wine. They were busy and very slow. We were there for 30 minutes before being served wine. One glass of wine was noticeably less filled than the other. Called manager over and he took care of it. Asked waiter 3 times for bread, which finally came with main course. Manager came over and offered a free drink to make up for lack of service, which we appreciated. Took some time to get check, which was in error. Called over manager and he straightened it out.
Saving grace is that food was good.
Left a modest tip; would consider going back for food was good, but with hesitation.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal with good service. Keep us the good work.

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KB
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was expensive and not very good. We will not be going again.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We got the ribeye. $40. Delicious!
Unfortunately, this restaurant does not consider the ribeye an entree. No salad bar with the ribeye.
Our waitress said that the ribeye was not an entree!

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CHAR is my favorite go to restaurant for special occasions and special dinners with friends. The food is always wonderful and cooked exactly as you like, the staff is friendly and very attentive and the desserts are to icing on the cake to a great meal and good time with friends.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Top five worst meals of my life last night. This was definitely a first and blew my mind. So I was out at a steakhouse, I won’t tell you the name to protect them but it rhymes with car. Anyway, besides it taking forever to get our food and the service was horrible , I ordered a 20 ounce t-bone steak. Now a T-bone steak has two types of meat on the bone. The larger side is a nice steak little bit less than a porterhouse and on the smaller side of the T is a piece of fillet mignon. My steak arrives with the filet mignon cut out and missing so now you can’t even tell this is a T-bone steak because it’s all one side. I called the waitress over and told her why is a part of my steak missing, this is a T-bone steak. Where is my piece of filet mignon. She said she will go ask the chef. She comes back and tells me the chef said there are not two cuts of meat and a T-bone steak. I insisted there was and that the most expensive part of my very expensive steak was missing. She goes back to the kitchen, wait for this part, she goes back to the kitchen and my waitress and the chef Google photos of a T-bone steak, and discovered I was correct. So the chef, at a steakhouse, had to Google to see what a T-bone steak was made of, a T-bone steak that they were charging me $45 with no filet mignon peace. The waitress came back with her worst acting job, I’m an entertainer I know who’s acting and who’s not. She brings me a plate with a tiny thin flat piece of meat that looked and tasted like a hamburger and said you were right we don’t know why that didn’t have a piece of meat on it. It sounded so scripted that I think they cut that piece of meat off on purpose and sell it separate unless somebody calls them on it they just go about their day. And the food was less than mediocre. A chef who works in a steakhouse should not have to Google of what the steak they’re selling me is made of. OK I’m done. LOL

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local restaurant with good food and attentive service. Lots of variety on the menu and great weekday specials Mentioned it was my birthday and they gave me a complimentary desert.

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R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Char is always good. Food is very delicious. The Tuesday special makes dining out very affordable. My steak was so tender. Cooked to perfection.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Will be back doon

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V
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an 86th birthday dinner there for my father and had a great time. He really enjoyed the meal and atmosphere. We will definitely go again!

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b
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Pleasantly surprised to have such a nice meal on a busy day like Easter Sunday. Also liked the choices on the fixed menu since we were not interested in brunch. Great value. Will definitely return.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a holiday with my family there enjoyed the three-course menu that we were offered . My family and I all enjoyed our meals the service was excellent and the food was even better

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PV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was personable and friendly. She made sure we had everything we needed. The food was very good. The Brussel sprout appetizer special was very good. We will be back soon.

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CS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. And the food was absolutely perfect. Steaks cooked exactly as requested.

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VR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, live out of the area, date night with me and hubby, great restaurant, great vibe, had a great time!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Although we had a reservation, we had to wait for about 20 minutes for our table. Every table was taken! It was very noisy! That decreased the ambience a lot. Servers were super busy but obviously trying to do a good job. Tuesday dinners are very popular and a great value!

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N
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Went for the Tuesday special. Food and value great however it was very noisy and we were seated right by a privacy screen in an area where servers and patrons go back and forth to kiosk , bathroom and bar. We requested another table as it was non stop traffic ( not to mention my husband was knocked 7 times). Hostess said she could not as other tables were being put together for larger parties. We watched as other tables freed up but she never offered to move us despite our request or the fact that we had not been served yet. Felt like Grand Central. It was almost unbearable with servers going back and forth with trays and multiple large trollies full of meals. The table next to us also had a similar issues of servers constantly cutting through to go to the work area behind the screens. The table we were seated at should be eliminated as it is a poor location and simply provides patrons with a bad experience. Request a table far away from the service area.

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K
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my favorite place to dine. Food is always good. Service is great. Management makes me feel welcome and appreciative of my patronage.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

A good steakhouse in Putnam County. For sure. Quality of food was excellent. I had good Rib-eye and creamy spinach was excellent. Pricing is on high-end, and demanded more attentive servicing. We saw more of the bus boy (great guy) than of our waitress. Will come back with hopes service levels will be more in line with food quality.

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LC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place. Our server Nickie is the best. She always takes good care of us.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love Char. We've come back with friends and family. And to celebrate our birthdays and wedding anniversary. The food is spectacular.

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PM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love char!!!!great food, service and value!!! Great happy hour too.

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F
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent. No wait time with reservations. Excellent service. Very friendly waitress and wait staff.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. The bar is too noisy and in general the noise level is too much to enjoy eating

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with the prime rib dinner Wednesday special. We had a wonderful meal. Will do it again.

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LC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on Wednesday for the Prime rib special. It was cooked perfectly as we asked and the service was awesome - no waiting and he was attentive.

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W
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Well executed steakhouse standards. Friendly service. A little low on atmosphere but overall a relaxed and pleasant experience.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything was great but the noise level was way to loud

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was their Wednesday special.
GREAT value, food was perfectly done and service was not too shabby at all considering the amount of people. We will continue to go there.

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b
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tuesday night 3 course special was excellent. Each of the dishes was wonderfully prepared and delicious.
We'll be back...

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S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were really pleased with our meals and services! We loved it and will return soon

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