Harry's Cafe and Steak

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With its large oval booths and rich bronze leather banquets, copper ceiling with walnut trim and particular lighting, the main dining room at Harry's Café & Steak caters to both Wall Streeters as well as residents of the burgeoning Financial district neighborhood. Patrons will immediately be drawn to the 47 foot bar, covered in solid, rich American Black Walnut. Gone are the six free telephones, stock ticker and munifacts machines that once graced the bar area of the original, replaced by a professional sound system and separate bar seating designed to create a distinct lounge area where guests can enjoy great cocktails as well as food. Our separate wine cellar dining room evokes memories of the original restaurant in a more intimate setting. The 70 seat wine cellar has its own entrance located on Pearl Street but is also accessible from the main dining room.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.1
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4.1
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vipEmelyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harry's on Hanover is always the go to place for business meetings becuase of the quiet ambience. Food is a plus.

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NJREVIEWER
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere is ideal for business meals.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loveeeeeeeee this restaurant

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vipTalya
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We really, really wanted to like this place. We were seated right away, everyone was polite but the service was terrible. We waited over an hour for one person in our party to get a Stella (beer) and had to ask for it to be comped for the wait. The appetizers were great no complaints. The dinner menu is not only deceiving the portions are very small. There is an item called Hanover steak and cheese. The description says it came with french bread, not on french bread. Its basically an overpriced underwhelming Philly cheese steak, the side of house-made chips had no salt and an unbalanced amount of paprika. We were all pretty disappointed with our main courses. If you are happy with a piece of meat for dinner great but you won't be happy with your sides either. Desert was not better. Our coffees never came, they serve cheesecake that was previously frozen and not one piece of fresh fruit and again overpriced. Costco has better cheesecake. This place is great for bar food and a drink. That's it.

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vipSlimTatey
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seriously great old restaurant. It’s been an institution on Wall Street for so long and still great. The dry aged steaks are seriously perfection. Service is awesome and friendly. I can’t say enough. Love Harry’s

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ALANL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. They try hard to please.

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HolleyS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Filets were dry and chewy but bone in Ribeye was great. Server was not very familiar with gluten free options besides steak.
Very loud.

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4Him
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. My family had a great time celebrating my wife’s birthday.

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Lestoutousnewyorkais
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bons plats, copieux, cadre agréable, chanteuse live le samedi soir.

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vipthomasb
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were fresh, succulent and outstanding with a pungent mignonette. We each ha d the special of basil encrusted grouper over fennel risotto. The wines under the sommelier list are excellent choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was slow, though the food came out quickly once the order was finally taken. I like low lighting, but I couldn’t even see the steak I was cutting. My chair was jutting out into an aisle. It was a romantic atmosphere except for the music being way too loud for casual conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Wine served without showing the bottle / pre-tasting. Otherwise waiters attentive. One steak perfectly grilled to medium, second too raw. Salad and meat quality good. Desert tasted a little old.

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vipeaaFoodie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food and amazing time!

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vipChezman
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Massively overpriced

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vipKentB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-Christmas lunch with my daughter who has been coming with me to Harry's for 25 of her 29 years.
Harry is a true Wall St legend - great restauranteur & even better person. Our lunch truly was the kickoff to the holiday season following attending the Christmas Spectacular @ Radio City. Couldn't have been a better day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was lovely. At times the service was a little slow but we didn’t mind because we were savoring every moment! The food was out of this world and the steaks perfectly cooked! We will be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding relic of Wall Street. Great steak shared for 2 - a delicious porterhouse. Clearly underrated as a steakhouse option. It was great, as was the service and drinks were perfect. Loved the holiday decor as well.

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NYCBloom80
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Tasty food, not overpriced. Very loud, but it was around the holidays so that's understandable. The service was very friendly but rather slow. A solid 3 out of 5 stars. Perfect for a business meal, but if you have a time crunch I would suggest letting them know ahead of time. I would go there again but maybe I'll skip the appetizers and just grab an entrée.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience4

really good, bit of an institution. the service just needs to improve.

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viplsfcmh
Columbus
38 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Classic Wall Street old boy restaurant. Good for doing business. A bit loud. Service is excellent--very responsive and efficient. Food is hit or miss. Beef Wellington had zero seasoning and no flavor. Onion Soup watered down, no beefy flavor. Prices are fine dining, food is not.

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vipghrad
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall1food3service4ambience4

Waiter told us a one of the desert choice flavors was sorbet - it was actually gelato. GF is lactose intolerant.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were in NY 3 years ago (from The UK) when I first went to Harry's. We had such a great time that I booked again (December 17) when went with 2 friends who were visiting the city for the first time. I cannot tell you how much we all enjoyed the night. They are both well travelled, they put this dinner in their top 3 ever.
There was live music with a sultry female singer and a 3 piece band which added to the ambience perfectly.
For a fantastic meal, great wine, excellent service and an overall wonderful adult dinner experience, go here.

JM
JeanM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The only important issue at Harry’s is the inappropriately high volume from the singer and 3 piece band.

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ThomasM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Very disappointing. Very bland entree of $98 porterhouse for two. Greek salad only tasty part of meal.
Highly overpriced . 30 year Christmas visitors that will not return.

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vipKc816
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is great!

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YoungJu0114
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We ordered medium well filet minum and it came out burn all around meat and smells burning and waitresss is that is medium well. We requested to talk manager and they bring new meat but it was a business meal and it was very embrassed in front of business partner.

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vippfnet
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a Harry's fan for many years, great wine list and the best steaks in the City.
Always a great time @ Harry's

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was very pleased to snag a table for 3 on a Friday night with very little lead time. The hostess was very considerate of us as we did not like our first table. She assured us that we could have another table, so we went to the bar and had a glass of wine. Our second table was ready in no time, but we had already staked out a place at the bar and didn't want to leave, so we just had our dinner in there. We had a great time and the food was good. Especially the potatoes.

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vipRyanF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience5

HARRY'S CAFE AND STEAK? THERE WERE ONLY 2 STEAK OPTIONS ON THE MENU OUT OF AT LEAST 15 ENTREES. HARDLY A STEAK JOINT. THE FOOD AND DRINKS WERE DECENT BUT THE SERVICE IS WHAT RUINED THE NIGHT FOR US. FIRST THEY PUT 7 OF US AT A 6 PERSON RECTANGULAR TABLE WHICH WAS SUPER UNCOMFORTABLE FOR US. ALSO WE FELT LIKE WE HAD TO KEEP ASKING "WHERE IS OUR WAITER?!" AND HAD TO FLAG HIM DOWN NUMEROUS TIMES TO RETURN TO OUR TABLE AFTER A 20 MINUTE HIATUS. THERE ARE SOOOOOO MANY BETTER OPTIONS IN NYC.

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SallyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Restaurant was nice and waitress was very nice and friendly.

First glass of Champagne was flat so that was immediately disappointing. Food came out way to quickly - had to too long wait for salt/pepper/ketchup. Food was decent, I enjoyed the potatoes most of all. Wouldn't come here again for brunch.

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DebT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Harry's never lets us down for brunch! We had a friend visiting and so took her to Harry's on Saturday. The 90min champagne brunch is an excellent way to start the day. The entree's are always a hit too - I always order the smoked salmon scramble, although will perhaps try the lobster roll next time (which my friend ordered) as it looked delicious. Service is always spot on too - very friendly wait staff who are nice and liberal with the champagne. Definitely recommend for brunch.

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vipdomingo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience3

overall this was a "fair " experience ...............was expecting more
service was good
food / steak choices were very limited [ not at all what the menu on line promised ]
entree arrived almost cold
dessert was good

hoping that the next time is far better

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. Never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place — frequent it whenever I am in the neighborhood
My clients love it also
Bonnie Manter
Manhattan

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in from Chicago and this was the best find. Outstanding!!!

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vipAliL
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you are a jazz fan, Harry’s Cafe is a place to go on Saturday nights. What an amazing surprise! The food and service were great, but the ambiance was even better! It made our trip to New York City memorable. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Don't go by Google prices of their menu as everything was at least double the price that was on there.

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vipHyendaudio
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We were pleasantly surprised by the bottomless champagne service for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch option

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ReutBZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was lacking. Slow. Unorganized. And we felt rushed even though they weren’t full. The steak was very good. For the price I’d expect a better service though the waiter did try to redeem himself by having one desert on the house. We liked the ambiance but we won’t be going back there

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Harry's Cafe and Steak offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 785-9200.

Harry's Cafe and Steak is rated 4.3 stars by 826 OpenTable diners.