Butcher and Banker NYC
Butcher & Banker is no ordinary steakhouse. A dozen different steaks are on offer, but non-steak eaters will dine exceedingly well here.
Butcher & Banker pays homage to the New Yorker Hotel’s storied history. The New Yorker opened in 1930 at the height of the Great Depression as the then largest hotel in the city. It has attracted a who’s who of entertainers and dignitaries from around the world, including Muhammad Ali, JFK, Joan Crawford and Nikola Tesla.
Beneath the hotel, a bank vault and offices were occupied by the Manufacturers Trust Company until 1980. With the opening of Butcher & Banker, the public can see the vault for the first time in 37 years.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Banker's Bacon Double Thick
Serrano pepper-honey glaze, charred poblano
Cowboy Bone in Rib Eye
Buttery Mashed Potatoes
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This place is definitely a steak house, keep that in mind before entering. As is to say the sides are generic. Presentation/ customer service PHENOMENAL, Drinks TOP tier. The drinks menu caters to accompany your meat platter. Desserts are excellent one of the best cheese cakes I have EVER had. Excellent place to have an intimate gathering. Ps. Rustic aesthetic feels like your transported to a mafia boss movie. My husband and I came to this location on his 30th Birthday. We loved the ambiance music was classical and complemented the scene. My husband is a meat lover and loved the steak stated that it came close to Ruth Chris’s! I am a Vegetarian and had a great selection of sides to build a meal.
10/10 would recommend! Remember when in a steak house have the STEAK (can can pork looked pretty was very dry)
I had an amazing birthday dinner and the food was delicious! Steak was super juicy i really enjoyed it.
It was my partner’s birthday. She loves this place and it was a great evening.
Had a cousin date and it was our first time here. Ray was fabulous! Eating in the vault is an experience all in it's self. We will definitely be back.
Certainly a great look of an old bank but there was no real ambiance. The other patron did not enhance but lowered its ambiance. The food was average perhaps thus is what doesn’t attract much people.
Found this place on Open table while visiting New York. It was a Thursday night and very quiet. The food and service was great! Felt bad that they weren't busier. Not sure about the area. Across the street from Madison Square gardens. Inside a hotel. Might be hard for someone to find.
Well prepared standard NYC steakhouse fare. Great service and environment. Perfect for a pre-Madison Square Garden event. Price is reasonable for mid-town Manhattan.
Old school New York restaurant in romantic ambiance setting. Food was good, though we did not order steak, -- we went for seafood, fish and veggies. Service was attentive. Substantial wine list.
Our dinner at Butcher and Banker could not have been better. We were guests at the New Yorker Hotel inside the same building, and we’re excited to hear that a restaurant located inside an old vault existed. We are so glad we chose to check it out.
The food was phenomenal. We enjoyed the Cowboy Bone-in Rib Eye and the New York Strip steak. The Cowboy bone in...OMG. so flavorful, tender, peppery, just perfect. We shared mashed potatoes and mushrooms as sides, both fantastic. The drinks were expertly made, I loved the Tequila Daisy.
We also tried the calamari order to start, I loved the curry salt and wasabi aioli that was paired with them.
But the most important thing, was the service. Our server Miguel was WONDERFUL. We don’t dine out at “nice” places often, but it was so amazing to have someone carefully explain the differences in each item. You’re lucky if you have him as your guide.
The price was unbelievable for the amount of food we had, and the amount of food left over! They also were kind enough to include a delightful slice of chocolate cake for our birthdays. Do make an effort to stop by and take pictures in this charming restaurant!
I couldn’t give B&B a higher review. The service and food was incredible. If you’re visiting NYC, you need to eat here!
Food was great cool decor and service outstanding
Our server was very polite and informative of all menu items
I took my mother for Mother's Day and the restaurant was exceptional. She and I enjoyed it, from the ambiance, the food and the beautiful Vault to take pictures. I highly recommend bringing someone special here to enjoy a lovely time.
Service was on point! Food was delicious, especially the bacon. Cocktails are amazing, flavor and presentation are perfect. Experience overall was outstanding! Highly recommend it!
This restaurant is at vault level and we were seated right in the vault! Quite cool even though in NYC, this is not the only restaurant in a vault, I still enjoy it. The deco was nice too, very retro. We decide to order the Townhwak ribsteak so we only get ice wedge salad. It was the perfect combination for us. I have had many porter house but the rib steak, naturally in a different cut, pleasantly surprised me of its great quality. It was also grilled perfectly and we enjoy every bite. They have a good collection of scotch so I decide to get their scotch cocktail instead of wine. I would definitely recommend it and it goes very well with the meal. I would add this place to my steakhouse collection now.
Food was good. Not the best steakhouse in NYC. Best part is sitting inside a vault. Had the porterhouse and Bacon appetizer. Service was good.
I took my wife there for her birthday and she absolutely enjoyed the all around service . Food and service was great and appearance was breathtaking, we will definitely be dining there again and looking forward to the great experience.
My boyfriend & I had an amazing time to start off my Birthday weekend. It was both of our 1st time & we intend to come again!
George is the best! The food was amazing & the drinks were so tasty! Always a great meal and vibe can’t wait to go back !
Great service and ambiance! Food was amazing! It was a truly enjoyable experience! Thank you!
This was an amazing restaurant with a speakeasy vibe. I highly recommend going there especially during Covid. The restaurant followed safety protocols and the restaurant even felt more intimate. The food was extraordinarily delicious. The dollar signs are high but your belly will thank you.
The ambiance here is amazing. The food is okay, I enjoyed my meal, but my only issue was the fact the waiter placed my to go food on the floor. I felt as though it was a very unsanitary thing to do, and it made me question the environment I was in. For it to be a fine dining establishment- they should know better.
I loved EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE I WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK !!! Thank you guys so much for the great service !
It was so nice to return to dining out and picked this restaurant, our favorite to start! The food is still amazing, as well as the personal service. It was quieter than normal. We had a romantic fun evening, took home left overs which we were able to enjoy again.
It is an excellent place to hold a quiet executive meeting.
We had a wonderful time! Thank you for making this day extra special. Staff was very attentive and very friendly.
We had limited time as we had tickets to the Rangers game ... they were efficient and accommodating and very nice ...
Don't waste your money on this place. The steak was mostly fat, and the rest of the food was mediocre. The service staff was mainly on their phones. This was a "fancier" outback steakhouse.
New York has so much fantastic food options, why settle for this crap.
We met our friends from Ireland who were staying at the New Yorker and were able to have a good meal in quiet surroundings so we could hear each others conversation. No one pushed us to leave after we had paid the bill giving us lots of time to catch up. In a city that has a decibel range of 85 it was a great place to have dinner with considerate hosts. Thank you Butcher & Banker.
A fabulous, romantic evening. Probably the best steak we have ever eaten. Cooked perfectly and melt in the mouth when eaten. The service was impeccable and so timely. This was a great find and highly recommended
Nice dinner in a good location for proximity to MSG. The staff was courteous. They were out of a signature dish at 5pm and the food was only satisfactory. Nice place to have a drink, but skip the meal.
Food was good. Felt
A bit rushed as kitchen was closing
The space is super cool - sitting in an old vault, surrounded by safety deposit boxes is an experience.
The wait staff rushed us (admittedly, we were one of the last reservations of the evening), the food was bland - absolutely no flavor, and overpriced for such an underwhelming meal. Did I say the meal was bland? It was! The bread was oily and hard. The mac & cheese also had no flavor. The only good thing was the steak sauce, but it couldn't rescue the short rib or the filet we ordered. NYC has so many good steakhouses, and there are plenty of better options near MSG.
Everything was good. The food and the service but the hostess was so not nice! Really I’m still repeating in my head how awful she was! She needs a serious training in treating clients and what to say and not to say!
It was great!
Cocktails and steaks were great as was the service. We had requested a table inside the vault but they said it was available yet there were 5 empty tables the entire 90 mins we sat for our meal.
We were in NYC for a concert at the MSG . We were surprised we were able to get reservations. Well they didn’t disappoint. Ambience was great , service was spot on and food was good.
The menu has some interesting options. We tried the bacon appetizer which was delicious. We ordered steaks for dinner and they were done to perfection. Our side was the cauliflower which was also outstanding. The appetizer and side dish were large enough to share. We will definitely go back again.
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