Butcher and Banker NYC

4.3
243 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Modern American Steakhouse
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner Daily: 4:30pm – 10:30pm
Bar Menu until 12am
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Phone number
(212) 268-8455
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Campbell
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Cross street
W. 34th & W. 35th Streets
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Public transit
A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to Penn Station
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Daily 4:00PM - 11:00PM

What 243 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Butcher & Banker was a first time experience for a birthday. The food was very good and the portions larger than expected. We really enjoyed the shrimp cocktail, New York strip and onion rings as a side. The only thing I wasn’t keen on was the ambiance. The restaurant has a cool setting in an old bank/vault. But whomever chose the girly flower wallpaper in the main dining room and the lighting....obviously doesn’t know how to warm up a space. The lighting was too bright and the space felt cold and uninviting. And super quiet. Maybe some background music would help. I think they’re trying too hard to be super fancy and it just doesn’t work.

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for a weekend getaway. Great service and a wonderful menu. The menu had a great selection, they offered some very interesting specials. It was everything we expected plus some...

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AG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent steakhouse in a former Manufacturers Hanover Trust bank vault. Art Deco interior adds to the look. Food was great as was the service. Will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I came on a date with my girlfriend, the food was very good.
The steaks were well executed and so were all our appetizers.
Our server was professional but he seemed irritated or wasn’t in the mood. In any case it didn’t make us feel very welcomed.

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GA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate here with another couple before a show at the Garden. It's a little out of the way (downstairs on the Lower Level in the New Yorker Hotel) but once you enter, it's very pretty and warm. The hostess and host were very friendly and accommodating; Service was great and the food was delicious! I would recommend the lamb rack; and the veal chop; and the chicken and the rib eye! I tasted them all and all were delicious! Hope to come back here soon!

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AS
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible, and the waiter got every order wrong. We ordered the full Monty, and the short ribs were burned. Steak ordered medium was served raw. When we told our server, he merely shook his head. Definitely not returning. Pricey and terrible

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SW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The setting is cool. But the food was all around poor. The Blue Point oysters were terrible. The tomahawk steak was first VERY underdone. And then when sent back, was way over cooked. Just a poor experience. The waiter, for as bad as the food was, was excellent. He really worked hard to make things right. He knew they were struggling in the kitchen even though it was a slow night.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The venue itself is OK although a bit subterranean. And the service is OK/Good.
But, the food, especially the steaks, is boderline inedible. My wife and I shared a strip steak and had it sliced before presentation at the table. Neither one of us was able to find a single piece of steak that was completely edible. Every single piece had tough, chewy, inedible segments.
My daughter ordered a filet and was also disappointed with its texture and taste.
At these prices we expected far better quality from our meal.
I STRONGLY recommend against this place.

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SF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with an ambience to die for. I had the bacon appetizer which was delicious and we alo had the crab cakes with real chunky crab meat and not that Alaskan stuff. My daughter had a bone in rib eye which she said was chewy but my rib eye medallion was tasty. I would come again if only for the swank atmosphere. Waiters were attentive and drinks tasty!

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KA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Butcher and Banker had great food and service in a unique location. The old bank vault is awesome.

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AS
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu with fantastic service. Food was delicious

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant, and it was amazing and exceeded our expectations. The restaurants atmosphere was truly unique.
George Krpeyan was excellent and made our experience truly memorable.
Juan Miguel was an amazing server who was patient and very accommodating. The food was delicious and we will definitely be returning ! Such an incredible restaurant with amazing service, and great food!

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AA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was OK. Service was very good. Ambiance was interesting but the seating was a bit tight.

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JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great...the Veal Chop Oscar was fantastic. Absolutely worth a visit, will not be disappointed.

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m
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Birthday dinner here. Our waiter was awesome and helpful.

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We went to celebrate my mums birthday while we were on a family trip to NYC, the food was very disappointing. The tuna tartare was chewy, porterhouse steak poor, all the sides (mushrooms, carrots, spinach and rostie) all bad! Would not recommend.
They didn’t offer to take off any of the sides and the manager did not address the issue instead just took the full payment.
Zero ambiance due to terrible decor and a shortage of customers

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FG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Good food. Kitchen was ridiculously slow. No changes to menu allowed. Not even a potato swap. Waiter spilled an entire drink onto a patron and no compensation was given.

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TD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food and service was OK. My $50 N.Y. Strip had quite a bit of grizzle running through it. The crispy potato in duck fat were great. But, there are many better steakhouses in NYC.

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JU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The place was really cool. To see the vault is awesome and a great gimmick. The service was fantastic our waiter and the host were both fantastic.

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RW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st experience there, delicious food, friendly staff. Portions sizes were a little smaller than Im used to but very good tasting.

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RG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I have to keep reminding the waiter about my drink. The service was bad

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e
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I thought the ambiance of this restaurant was going to be amazing based on the pictures, it was not. The lighting was bright and dull all at the same time, not warm at all. The seating felt cramped for a steak house and the service felt rushed and lacked the warmth and attention to detail that I would expect from the prices they charge. I was very disappointed.

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RM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wait staff was very accommodating and in constant communication with one another. Glasses refreshed consistently. Although it isn't a kid-friendly spot, no one had any issues working with us. Dinner was cooked to perfection.
Would definitely recommend for an intimate dinner with friends or for special occasion.
Its entrance is very unassuming and misleading as it is located on the lower level of diner. Almost mistook it for a speakeasy but was pleasantly surprised.

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious and well priced! We had the tomahawk steak and shrimp cocktail.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Not sure why this was recommended to me by open table as an upscale good quality steak house.

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SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location for MSG and broadway. George the Manager is fantastic and helpful. Saved my but as i forgot the theatre tickets.

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D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great setting in old bank vault. A steak driven menu with some very servicable fish options. Service was terrific. Very attentive without hovering, kgpt the pace just right to make a MSG event. Would happily return.

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We arrived the hostess was very professional. We were seated and waiter came over immediately. We ordered. Dinner was served. I asked for another glass of wine. Waiter never came back with my wine or to ask how our meal was. I tried to get someones attention because my steak was very overcooked. Only when it getting late and we had to leave for a concert did he come over. He offered me wine on the house which was to little to late. I left hungry and annoyed. I cannot understand how a Steak restaurant can't cook a Steak properly.

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LB
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Butcher and Banker was a last minute addition after an alternative booking was cancelled. My god did we pick a Gem, the setting is stunning and you gotta love that you can eat in an old bank vault but the food and service was fantastic and portions so big! Highly recommend to anyone for any occasion really from a quiet dinner for two to a birthday or anniversary group get together.

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KG
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, brilliant service and an outstanding setting. Also a great location, next to MSG, for a pre-show/game dinner. Even if you’re not into steak this is still a great place, the duck was fantastic.

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OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The place is awesome ! The food....just average...

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TT
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Portions are generous so order wisely.

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K
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the vault but the bar vibe was great. When we return we may just stay in bar !
We love a speakeasy atmosphere
Well done B&B we will return

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Our waiter Juan Miguel was awesome recommended delicious meals.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and delicious food! Loved the ambiance and will definitely return!

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Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Waiter was rude.

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AL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service all-around. Food was stellar, wine selection was good (not overwhelming). If it wasn’t so pricey this would be a semi monthly place.

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MC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generous portions of USDA prime grade beef (some of it dry aged) skillfully prepared and served by excellent, knowledgeable staff alongside robust wines made for a meal to remember, at a reasonable (although high) price. This is one of those rare places where the prices truly reflect the excellence of the meal, rather than the notoriety of the setting.

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v
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely dinner! My friend and I stumbled onto this gem and enjoyed every minute of our experience. We had cocktails at the bar before dinner. The menu was thoughtful and varied. The quality of the chef and his team were apparent. We started by splitting some oysters. Btw the bread is worth the trip. I believe my friend said she wanted to marry it, it was THAT delicious a blend of salt and buttery goodness. I saved room and had the fois gras and then changed gears for the butcher burger. My friend went for the steak. On side note, we gazed in awe at the Kan Kan Pork a neighboring table ordered. Next time I'll try that sure. Our service was excellent. The staff was knowledgeable about the wine and the atmosphere was delightful. I saw couples, out of towners like me, and friends having a fun time. It was busy but NOT loud. I am definitely going back.

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