212 Steakhouse

4.3
1407 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
212 Steakhouse is the only restaurant serving authentic Japanese Kobe Beef in the East Coast. Head to this chic Midtown East eatery for an unrivaled dining experience featuring authentic Japanese Kobe beef or seafood, complete with fresh salads and delicious sides, fabulous desserts complimented with an extensive wine list from all around the world for affordable prices.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1407 people are saying
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BrigitteW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Our experience at 212 Steakhouse was just ok. Given the price tag of the food on the menu, I expected this restaurant to be a 'fancy' steakhouse... think Wolfgangs or STK. The overall ambiance was far from my expectation. We were sitting right next to the kitchen and I think they were having an issue with the heat or something because a man kept bringing a ladder out to check the air vents directly next to our table. This was a huge turn off for us and definitely not reflective of my expectations for a high end steakhouse. We ordered amaretto sours as drinks to start off. The drinks were tasty, but VERY sweet and not on the rocks as traditionally should have been. Some of the food was exceptional and some was, just not great, in our opinion. We ordered the cheese plate to start. Honestly, it felt like they cut up some cubes of cheese from a chunk block of Cracker Barrel and put it on a plate decorated with grape tomatoes cut in half, a few slices of green apples and strawberries, and some sauce which I think was honey mustard. This was the strangest cheese plate I have ever had in my life and not very good. We ordered the Kobe steak sampler and the lobster dynamite for dinner. Both of these entrees were very good and the highlight of the meal. The truffle mashed potatoes as a side was also very good but we thought the creamed spinach was just ok. Overall, considering we spent $500 on dinner, I wasn't really that impressed. We might consider coming back for the Kobe steak, because this was exceptional, but all other things considered, I don't think I will be back.

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vipDANNY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I dined here for the first time and the staff was particularly accommodating and professional! The food was a delight as well.

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UsmanB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience1

No heat in the whole place. Seated by the door so every time the door opened we were hit with cold air. Food took over an hour and ten mins to come out, and they gave us the wrong food. My wife ordered skirt steak but got T-bone steak. We didn’t send it back because it was already 9pm. For $300 we expected a lot more. Will not be back ever again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was extremely attentive and kind as he was able to accommodate my gf with her drink modifications (which came out amazing). The food was delicious and all courses were served promptly and at the perfect time! It was also our anniversary and the waiter gifted us complimentary champagne. Excellent night!

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AhsanK
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To good taste . I love this place. We have a lot of enjoy

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AzharS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonferful place and food is so yummy and quality is too perfect have a good experience

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JunaidM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was one of the BEST steaks I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating..geart place

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QinL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual. Good service too. Would definitely come back.

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ShozeB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience3

All was nice .the best thing about night was environment

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top tier. Drinks were great, food was beyond amazing. Environment was awesome and very chill. Could not name one flaw. But the experience would not have been as great if it wasnt for Damien and his excellent service to us. Always attentive, quick, very polite and interactive. Truly sealed the deal for us. Thank you Damien!

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FaheemL
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great experience at 212 steakhouse - best steaks in town, they serve variety of meat including halal steaks, chicken and lamb chops....😋

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LeeK
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning steaks, great service. Not cheap, but worth it.

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LiamS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went back to 212 Steakhouse since my wife, her aunt and I were in NYC for New Year’s Eve, figured best way to start the year is there and eating a Kobe steak. We had Alex as our waiter again and as always he’s the best! Perfect recommendations for the food and wine, remembered us from our last visit 3 months ago and was always polite and helpful! If you’ve not been to 212 Steakhouse, you need to go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner there was amazing. Our waiter also was amazing. I don’t remember his name but he is from Russia and very very friendly. A good time was had by all.

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JonH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality steak cooked to perfection. Great staff. Beautiful restaurant. Experience top of the line food so you know what it is.

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Mark
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is definitely on the expensive side but the level of service and food are worth every dime. I will be back for more!

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ShizaA
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place and the taste both are amazing .i will visit next time for sure

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shizaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The table was fantastic and the food was hot and amazing and we will prefer it next time for sure

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MoneraA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would have given it 5stars but the 3 steaks we ordered were cold! Although we sent one back the second one also came out cold and over done! It actually seemed like they tried reheating the one we sent back!
But other than that everything was delicious! The appetizers were great, we had a few side dishes all were amazing! We also had the risotto also amazing!
I would definitely go back!

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Salman
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak house, 2nd time here after 3 years, and it's still the best steak I've had in the US. Nice and quiet atmosphere. Excellent service.

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AroojZ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steakhouse in New York City! Highly recommend. Thanks for an amazing night.

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UlfatM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Truly remarkable. I see why this place has a lot of positive review 🔥

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Hazel
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place to visit, incredible steak done over a grill and a great portion on the sides. If you are visiting or a local to NYC check this place out!

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Arham
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my fiancé had an amazing experience in 212 Steakhouse. From the server all the way to the food! This was our first time eating at a nicer place like this and Alexander made sure to make us feel comfortable. Every single item was absolutely delicious! Everything was cooked perfectly and the presentation of all the food was beautiful. I will definitely bring back my family here as it was such a wonderful experience with delicious food. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall was a great experience just took a long time for the steaks to come out

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Alisa
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough about this place. My favorite NYC Steak House. The bone in rib eye is beyond! Highly recommend bacon appetizer and creamed spinach side. Make sure to indulge in desert worth the calories!

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Alanw
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience. Made reservation and the restaurant was closed. No contact or notice. They even had a delivery that was also blindsided as we wait outside in freezing weather.

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SuperTraveller
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The food was nice, nothing special. Sadly we had high expectations and on this occasion our expectations were not met. The service was good and attentive, but the prices at this restaurant are unjustified - as people who regularly eat at Michelin star restaurants, I can safely say 212 is overrated.

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TomD
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Steaks were excellent, potatoes were cold. Service was slow and not the best

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AbubakarB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best Halal Waygu!! Definitely coming back. Amazing service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant, steaks were done with love and care. Delicious everything. Will definitely go back with new people and this will be a spot I will be coming to more often

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Betty
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Kobe steaks. Burger was good too. Overall dining experience and food was great.

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DrKim
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Our waiter was warm, welcoming and very knowledgable. The ambiance and noise level were very nice; however, my primary issue was with the temperature our main course was served. The steak came out cold despite having been seared on both sides, leading me to deduce that it had been done for some time for the heat from the sear to be negated by the cold interior (ordered rare). Also, our sides were mildly warm at best. We ordered the lobster mac & cheese, and the cheese was cool enough to have hardened in the center by the time it arrived at our table. The other side item was likewise barely above room temperature. We requested the food sent back to the kitchen to be warmed and ended up with the side items a bit scorched and the steak more of a medium cook. The food itself was good, albeit a bit crispy. This issue is not something I expect when out at an upscale steakhouse for a several hundred dollar dinner. We tried 212 Steakhouse for "something new" after having made our rounds at the classics in Manhattan. We likely caught them on an off night, but will not be going back.

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Steaklover88
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a nice dinner, sides are great. Wine list is excellent and of course that Kobe tasting is heavenly.

MA
MiguelA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good restaurant, recommended for a steak in NYC, excellent service, great staff.

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Lexivictoria
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal. My boyfriend and I ate here to celebrate his 30th birthday. It was a very intimate setting, service was great, and food was top notch.

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shabz
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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AngeloC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at this restaurant. I live in Italy now, but every time I return to NYC I will be back to dine! Thank you for the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner with wonderfully warm and helpful wait staff.

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DailyIncident
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Appetizer is yummy.
Steak ordered medium was medium well
Steak ordered medium rare was rare.
They offered to re-cook but we were almost done at that point.

Even with a reservation, we were seated in a noisy near the entrance area.

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212 Steakhouse is rated 4.3 stars by 1407 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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