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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (9)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Authentic (8)
Casual (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
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Worth the Drive (3)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Brunch is great!

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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

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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·Dined on December 3, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 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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 (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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·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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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 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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·Dined on November 19, 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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 (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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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great brunch option

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 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

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 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.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Have been going to Harry’s for many years. Once in a while we draw this waiter who rushes the hell out of you and it’s super annoying. You spend $300 on a lunch and I️ don’t want to be rushed to order nor do I️ need to be asked three times if you can take my plate when I’m
Obviously not finished with my meal. It only happens with this particular server. From now on I️ will
Just make sure I️ don’t let him serve me

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

First time after walking by many times. Went for dinner on a Saturday evening when Harry's has live music - jazz and popular on the light side - perfect for dining enjoyment. Not too loud for conversation. Enjoyed the band and their vocalist very much. Would definitely go back to hear them; but also like hearing different performers. Although I was expecting standard American steak house fare, there were also delicious and unique items as well. The white bean soup and the lamb curry stew were great. And the Cajun ribeye was fabulous. Service was impeccably professional, attentive and friendly. Harry's is now on my favorites list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Location is bit hard to find...
After finding the place, Food and service were great. staff was attentive.
Hanger steak was perfectly done. can't go wrong with anything you choose to eat.

Great place to get together with friends!

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 (London)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food! Great wine list. Wonderful Tina starter, great staple venue.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 23, 2017

One of the most flavorful steaks I’ve had in years. Suggest seating in the wine room-very quiet, adults only, and allowed for good conversation.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

If you go there, do not think, just order the Cajun boneless rib eye. It is amazing. :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was the first time dining at Harry's. Online, the menu listed a Kobe burger. Unfortunately for me, they no longer offer the Kobe burger. However, the sirloin burger on a English muffin was excellent and also the steak sandwich was very good. The entertainment added a special touch and was not overpowering. Had a great time.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Harry’s has changed. Have been coming here for years and it has slowly lost its old world excellence feel. Still nice though. For the first time ever we got a tough Filet Mignon. It was replaced with an excellent cut. Newish to Harrys is the peppercorn sauce : it is truely awful...like a bad packet gravy made with too little water. Thick and ugh. Hard to believe Harry would ok this.
Fish choices have been reduced sadly. Harry was still in the corner and service is still great.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We came at 6 and a bunch of tables were empty- but the host still gave us hard time when we requested a booth saying they were all reserved. We had a reservation too! Plus with 2 kids, we would be in and out in 1hr- by 7pm. It took me a while to convince her, and that shouldn’t be he case at 6pm with half empty restaurant

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Harry's is a NYC gem. We enjoyed the physical location, the ambiance of the restaurant, and the history of the Harry and the restaurant. The food was wonderful. The service was most attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We ate at this very old established restaurant after a long day of site-seeing. We had the filet with whipped potato and macaroni. The Harry’s house salad was excellent. Our reservation was at 6:15 on a Friday. It was not crowded at all. Overall the service was good but could have been better since we were virtually alone in the restaurant. I highly recommend if you want a great steak!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Harrys Cafe & Steakhouse has one of the best steak sandwiches I have ever had in my 27 years of life. My friends have been asking me to try it since I live so close to the restaurant, and I finally took their advice and visited earlier this week with a visiting friend.

This restaurant is also a staple location for people who work on Wall St. Many movies that are based of individuals working on Wall St always reference this location, i.e. Wall St with Gordon Gekko or Patrick Bateman from American Psycho).

It was simply a pleasure to dine here. The restaurant has an amazing feeling to it, along with an amazing wine list.

Overall an amazing experience. I will definitely be visiting this restaurant again in the near future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Casual, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This may have been a bad night for Harry! The food was good all around and the service was excellence through our appetizers. Then all went downhill! Our entrees took over 30 minutes to arrive after we finished our Harry's Salad - (excellent) and raw clams (very good). We could not find any wait staff to even ask why. When the waiter strolled by, he seemed unfazed by the fact that I was a little perturbed by the wait and answered only "it's in process". Throughout the balance of the meal, we were still unable to find wait staff for anything! At the end of the meal, they delivered two deserts instead of the one we had ordered. After a wait, I found the waiter informed him of the error and he stated "oh the second desert is on us due to your wait". Hmm, nice of you to tell us?????. After the meal was completed, I waited and then asked a bus boy if he could help us to get the check. It then arrived and I noticed that I was charged for 3 drinks ($16 each) instead of the two that I had. After searching for the waiter, I again found him, showed him the error and he left. He returned and said that he had credited two drinks instead of one to say that he was sorry. In summary, food was good, service was abysmal, resolutions were attempted, and finally, watch your check carefully. Maybe it was just a bad night for Harry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was good. I had the lobster spring roll and then the aged ny strip. Could have been more lobster in the spring roll but the steak was great. Place is dark. I needed my phone light to read the menu. Couldn't really see your food either which takes a sense away. But overall a nice meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Absolutely my favorite brunch place in the city. You cannot beat unlimited champagne and then if you want to keep the party going, Stone Street is right around the corner! The food is delicious!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Solid; not exceptional

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Harry's always delivers! The ambience is classic, the staff is professional, accomodating and prompt and the food is consistently good. There are very few authentic NYC restaurants left in the Financial District that are consistent with good vibes.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great Beer, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Had a great steak with some friends. The service was good, it took a little long to get our drinks but the food made up for that. Would definitely go back

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I took my parents here for their 40th wedding anniversary. It was amazing, the Somm went out of his way to make sure we had great wine. The server was amazing too. They even did a dessert. Harry's is the best steakhouse.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

It was very good

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food and wonderful service!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Happy to share a 4.8 rating as the service, quality of food was outstanding. Something that is uncontrollable, the noise level was high but business like.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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