Butcher and Banker NYC

4.6
710 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Beneath the pulsing city lies a hidden dining destination. USDA Prime steaks from the finest Black Angus cattle. Bespoke cocktails. A restored Bank Vault from the 1930s. This is Butcher & Banker, a new "steakeasy" at the crossroads of Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, Javits Center and Hudson Yards.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
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adrianab
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great cool decor and service outstanding

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MelaninV
NW Territories
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was very polite and informative of all menu items

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Robert
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDLNY
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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SusanM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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LeonW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

JB
JazzyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipAnastasia
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

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Toni
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance! Food was amazing! It was a truly enjoyable experience! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MWill
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE I WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK !!! Thank you guys so much for the great service !

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vipGavinB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Knicks game

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KAREN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CALB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is an excellent place to hold a quiet executive meeting.

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Jenn
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Thank you for making this day extra special. Staff was very attentive and very friendly.

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AnnM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had limited time as we had tickets to the Rangers game ... they were efficient and accommodating and very nice ...

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Kari
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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.

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PaulT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.
Paul Thomasset

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MalcolmO
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Foodie13
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Felt
A bit rushed as kitchen was closing

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vipJessicaN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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.

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DanielaE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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!

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vipMBarr
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was great!

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Lisa
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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BarbaraW
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The decor and energy were good, but the food was lacking although plenty of it

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gjakes
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the city for a concert. We told the waiter and he timed our meal perfectly. He didn’t rush us and we had plenty of time to make it to the concert. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, service was mediocre for the prices they charge and for a light crowd on a Sunday. I am not picky and always tip very well, however, if you are selling me bottles of cab wine which are mostly well over $100per bottle (when they actually cost $25 in a store) at least pour my wine for me.

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Carrun
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great as usual! The service was as good. We had the tacos, the chicken and filet mignon with creamed spinach and fries. And creme brûlée all of which were phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not good. This is place presents itself as a steakhouse on par with Ruth Chris’, Capital Grill, etc. on that single premise, I’m not sure how 4 people can order steaks and all of them be completely cooked incorrectly. Our party had 2 filets; one medium-well and one medium- they both came came out seared but rare. Another guest had a hanger steak; ordered medium +. Came out rare close to raw. I have a NY strip. Ordered Medium-rare that one came out close to well.
One guest sent their back because it was just too bloody and it took 25 min to get back and it was obviously just left in the salamander because it was hard as a rock...let me say the one that went back was the medium filet. So that was not well++.

Bad experience in what really feels like a tourist trap

Stay away. There are so many other great choices in NYC, this one is an epic fail.

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TamellW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere service was decent my wife really enjoyed herself there

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vipRoxARiv
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

We chose this place to have a pre-concert dinner. I would never visit again. Tuna Tartare app tasted like all they did was add soy sauce. The crackers that came with it were stale. The lamb chops were bland, raw and cold. I ordered them medium. The asparagus side was extremely bland. They steam them & give you the sauce on the side. The mango sorbet was sour like lemon mango sorbet. The room we were seated in smelled like a bathroom and we were seated in a small 2 person table while there were other empty tables. No, no one reserved them because when we left, they were still empty! This is not a cheap venue. We expected so much more. Only thing that was good was our server served us quickly and we left quickly.

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vipdeborahk
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My friend liked her salmon dinner but I didn’t enjoy my chicken dinner- not tasty or well presented.
I chose chicken partially because the steak was so expensive. With an appetizer, dessert, coffee and a drink dinner for one comes to around $100— for that price it should be outstanding.

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vipAnuta29
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We found Butcher and Banker to be a typical NYC tourist trap. Conveniently located next to MSG, the service was snobby and impersonal, other than the freshly made Caesars salad, all food was reheated, including the steak. It was a very pricey and sad gastronomic experience for us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Preis - Leistung selbst für NY Verhältnisse zu hoch, hatten uns vom Essen her mehr erwartet. Ambiente sehr ausgefallen und interessant. Service war super.

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