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Butcher- -banker-vault--by-pap-studio - Butcher and Banker NYC, New York, NY

Butcher and Banker NYC

4.4
4.4
1133 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 268-8455

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Butcher and Banker can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (844) 229-8977

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    W. 34th & W. 35th Streets On 8th Avenue

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to Penn Station<br />Long Island Railroad to Penn Station<br />New Jersey Transit to Penn Station<br />Amtrak to Penn Station

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What 1,133 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. LM

    LindaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, our server Chris was fantastic and what could be better then eating in an old bank vault! Highly recommend!
  2. AB

    AndersB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Worst service we got on our NY-trip. Will never recommend or go back. The waiter forgot our drink-order.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    This place was dank. The hanger steak was awesome. The wedge salad was great too and the Mac and cheese was delicious. Service was fast and it was pleasant atmosphere. The only thing is I’d say the restaurant wasn’t exactly unique and walking in through a hotel certainly added to feeling that there are probably many other steak houses like this around. 4/5
  4. JM

    JohannaM

    Birmingham

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional. We shared a Tomahawk steak with shishito peppers and mash potatoes. The steak was grilled to perfection. Excellent cut, very tender. Service was attentive, we were definitely not rushed. Spent three hours there on a Friday evening. Cocktails were great as well. Only thing I would add is some music.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just Fantastic!
  6. HG

    HarveyG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The porter house for 2 was very grizzly and didn’t really get the value of that piece of meat as expected Bacon was way too fatty .
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner 🥂
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience the food was amazing
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Yelena, and she was amazing. All of the food was cooked to our liking, not needing any additional salt or pepper for taste. The environment was welcoming, and the drinks are made with a heavy hand, which is always a plus.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the wine selection was superb! Highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Manhattan!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Friends birthday
  12. B

    Briana

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The food here was pretty decent but the experience my boyfriend and I encountered within the first 5 minutes of sitting down was very uncomfortable and disrespectful due to what seemed to be the manager or owner. My boyfriend had on a baseball cap and once the waiter seated us rather than simply asking him to take it off, the manager then walked by and began loudly repeating “BASEBALL CAPS, BASEBALL CAPS” over and over. Then came over and feigned politeness and asked him to take it off. After that he stood a few steps from our table and began to chastise the waiter for not enforcing the rule and spoke with him for over 5 minutes cutting into our being served. We sat there and overheard the manager speaking about it for so long which was very unprofessional. Besides that? I counted over 3 other guests that walked by that definitely were not dressed for dinner in an upscale restaurant at all. Worn down Uggs, jeans with massive tips and holes in it etc and yet nothing was said to them. The rudeness was ridiculous to say the least. For someone who wants so bad for people to look “classy” coming into their establishment, the class and respect on his end surely wasn’t there. I do not recommend this place if you don’t like being judged and chastised simply for your outer accessories. Horrible person to have as the representation of this restaurant. My waiter, Chris was very pleasant and patient however I will not be back! Hire better management who have respect.
  13. i

    iracohencc

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. The noise level was quiet enough for my wife to be effusive about the food experience constantly.
  14. CL

    CarolynL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Excellent service!! Beautiful restaurant with lots of character and ambience ! Would definitely go back!
  15. DW

    DanW

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has been one of our best stops on our recent NYC trip. The service was unbelievable, the food was even better. This is a great spot with a historic component, and the food presentation…wow! We will be back!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  17. DW

    DWBB

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We expected outstanding porterhouse and it wasn’t. Not too tasty, not too tender. Appetizers and sides were very good. Bread delicious. Our waitress was excellent.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic experience, would recommend you come here, would come back for a special occasion.
  19. LD

    LilianaD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply delicious, never eaten such good meat. See you soon
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nous avons été très bien reçu et avons une bonne soirée de nouvel an.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent.
  22. ND

    NickD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent steak and good value. Not overly expensive and absolutely worth the price. Would definitely go back!
  23. T

    Trout

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience with a first time guest I had brought. Loved Veal Parm Chop!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time guests with no expectations. Everything was perfect. The food and the service were excellent. The ambiance is great. Highly recommend!!
  25. IE

    IE20

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband and I had a very nice dinner. The food was great and the atmosphere was very nice! My husband enjoyed being able to really hear each other with soft music playing in the background
  26. JJ

    JacobJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant , best meal we have ever had. Highly suggest this spot as it's a NYC gem!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Stuttgart

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Das Ambiente wirkte ‚angestaubt’, Steak war ok, der Service war desinteressiert und unfreundlich
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Tout était bien sauf incitation à consommer de la boisson assez bizarre …
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food not great and not that welcoming! Didn’t enjoy our experience
  30. MS

    MerylS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My filet mignon was cooked to perfection. The warm apple tart was the perfect way to end our meal. Sometimes service was a little slow but probably because it was Christmas day. I'll definitely be back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve Dinner. Our waitress was awesome! Pretty quiet environment but nice setting.
  32. RR

    ReneR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nous avons passé une bonne soirée, tout était parfait.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Very great dinner. Our server did not do much. The manager ended up coming and finishing our service.
  34. GG

    GlennG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Service & staff were excellent. Ribeye steak was thin, dry and tasteless .
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We Had a good experience for dinner. We were on vacation visiting NYC for the holidays.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal and great service!
  37. JC

    JessicaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We were ignored for ten minutes upon entering, not even a “we will be right with you” our waiter didn’t introduce himself, welcome us, just “what do you want?” Those are the only words we heard him speak. Food was subpar, not worth the $300 bill we paid. Will not go back or recommend to others.
  38. DB

    Doc4Brain

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadan excellent time. Sophien and the staff did a great job of making us feel welcome and comfortable. the ambiance is great and the food was terrific.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing ! Service was spectacular
  40. m

    mbukur

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my wife’s dinner prior to Bocelli concert. Unique venue. We sat in the vault. Great service. Jelena our waitress was outstanding and attentive to the fact we were going to show. Good presentation and quality outstanding all cocktails were great as well. Tomahawk short ribs and calamari oysters rockerfeller thick bacon were all very tasty. Everyone in party satisfied

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Butcher and Banker NYC is rated 4.4 stars by 1133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Butcher and Banker NYC

481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W. 34th &amp; W. 35th Streets On 8th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to Penn StationLong Island Railroad to Penn StationNew Jersey Transit to Penn StationAmtrak to Penn Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Phone number

    (212) 268-8455

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Butcher and Banker can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (844) 229-8977

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