About Harry's Cafe and Steak

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.

One Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Lounge/Bar open later

Cross Street:
Stone/Pearl

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 785-9200

Website:
http://www.harrysnyc.com/index.cfm

Public Transit:
Take 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall St-William St or J, M, Z to Broad St or R, W to Whitehall St.

Executive Chef:
Joe Mallol

Private Party Facilities:
Harry's Café & Steak offers the perfect location for events of every nature for both larger groups and smaller parties. Harry's never charges a room fee for any of these options.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Harry's Cafe and Steak Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (2)
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Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food and atmosphere is ideal for business meals.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Amazing service, delicious food and amazing time!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Massively overpriced

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, People Watching, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Brunch is great!

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

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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Live Music, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always outstanding. Never disappoints.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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

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

Great brunch option

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Everything is usually good and I do like the place. Food is solid....The pricing gets a lil crazy - even for a NY steakhouse. However, I go there often and the food and service are solid. One thing that I truly dislike - it just gets so loud in the dining room. I can barely hear what people are saying to me. I am early 40's and not old by any means ...and the ears still work fine ( unless my wife is talking to me - haha) I think it's just an old location and how it's built. It is really really loud.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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