Butcher and Banker NYC
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Daily 4:00PM - 11:00PM
I visited the restaurant on 01/26/20 and the food and service was exceptional
Great setting to eat and steak! The wine was excellent and the filet and smoked mozerella/tomato appetizer were great! Mashed potatoes made me want to come back! The juice for the lamb was a bit salty! The server was not having a good day; something besides being pleasant to us must have been on his mind.
They forgot our drinks, The steak came out incorrectly cooked
I was in the NYC on the 25January2020 for the Billy Joel concert and booked a reservation here in October2019. The food was very good and expensive but that is to be expected...what I didn't expect was the amount of noise (clapping with laughing) with carrying on voices from the kitchen. It was like a party was going on. My expectation for a 300 dollar meal (before tip) is a more sensible and reasonable noise levels. They need to speak to the kitchen staff and alert them to the fact that they are working at an upscale steak house and not TGIF. Adding doors might help, IDK. I did notice that tables located further from the kitchen did not suffer the same distractions. If I had not made reservations a few months before hand, and showed up just looking to be seated without a reservation, then I can understand the poor seating position. It was a 5:15 reservation and they could have sat a table for two anywhere. I suppose if you eat here (food was very good) and are not seated in the back where the kitchen is located, you will have a much better experience. Based on my experience I can't recommend eating here as the ambiance near the rear of the establishment is severely lacking.
Everything was so great. I only have one complain and that’s the way my steak was prepared. I asked for a medium well but I received well done. All of the sides were great but my filet mignon was too dry.
Great food and service portion size was massive highly recommended
Food is not seasoned. If you like bland food this is your place to go.
No doorman to direct you upon arrival . Sign on venue door directs you to use hotel entrance which can be annoying on a cold nyc winter night . Once in hotel you have figure out we’re to go and get to elevator. Elevator has a steak house button but doesn’t say BUTCHER & BANKER so I guess steak house it is?
Once in basement we are greeted my large man with his hands folded like a fake security guard in a suite . We explain we have a reservation and he gets host . Come to find out the security guard is the manager .. but ok !
Host never asked us our name but seats us in the vault ... which is empty with no other guest ... we asked to be moved to a section that has people they say the other section is closed . But we can sit in bar lounge area . Ok so I get it it’s slow but why close off a section at 9:00pm when you close at 10:30 makes no sense . Very sketchy but ok . I explained it’s my wife Birthday day so we would like a better table .
Once they pointed us and said go pick any seat that’s when I noticed the hint of racism so we are black .. ok .
Waitress was nice food was average .
I noticed a lawn jockey at the front entrance . Now many ppl may not know but a lawn jockey was a very controversial statue used in the Jim Crow era witch marked racism in America . Why is there I white lawn jockey in a restaurant that’s theme is a steak house in a bank I really would like to know how the two correlate !
Lastly our bill comes and it has a mandatory 15% gratuity on it lol . I lol because I’m saying I would have tipped more than 15% . Is it because we are black why a mandatory grat was put on bill? Who puts a mandatory grat on a table for 2 ? Aren’t mandatory grats illegal in NYC?
But ok the whole experience was totally underwhelming. I’ve been to many steak houses and many nyc restaurants and have never felt this level of sketchiness. Guess everyone else just loves to take pics by vault and don’t pay attention to the subtle racism in this place .
Amazing anniversary meal! As good if not better than the first time we came (on opening night)
Ray was especially amazing with his attentiveness and his care and knowledge of my dietary restrictions with no issues whatsoever.
Hands down best meal we’ve eaten during our holiday and would absolutely recommend to anyone after an experience as well as amazing food/wine! Thank you and see you again next time! X
Everything was amazing from start to finish. I went for my birthday and I couldn’t be more happy with my decision to come in.
We enjoyed the atmosphere and the service. The steaks were “okay”. The meat was nice but not flavorful.
Great food. Neat location. Great service. If you're looking for a neat venue that's not terribly expensive, this is your place.
The food was not worth the price. I've had better steak at other steakhouses.. Even the cut of the steak was too fatty and not meaty. I ordered the porterhouse for 2. I asked for steak sauce and was given bbq sauce. The service was not welcoming. No one checked on us to ask if everything was ok at the table. I mentioned that it was my birthday when I made the reservation but it was not even acknowledged while there. Overall my experience was not great a little disappointing.
Food was horrible, service was even worst. Then they had the the nerve to add gratuity to the bill. Outback Steakhouse runs circles around this place. Must not go !!!
Wonderful meal! Wonderful service. Our go to place before an event at the Garden
We were seated promptly with our reservations. Staff was very attentive the whole time. Everything was delicious and the atmosphere made for a unique dining experience.
The NY strip and ribeye steaks were seasoned perfectly. The "Proper Manhattan" was a tasty drink and a hit at the table. The asparagus and mashed potatoes were good as well.
Overall, it was a great dining experience and we will be visiting again.
Hands down the best porterhouse I have ever had.
Wonderful ambiance, underground in a restored bank vault! Portions were HUGE - we could have shared our meal! Manhattan cocktail was perfect, too. Would definitely recommend it.
We had dinner at 7:30 on a Sunday evening. The crowds were low and we were seated promptly in the dining area behind the vault. While the vault dining area is a feature, none of the decor evoked twenties deco glam, but was more of a modern theme. The red light fixtures and colorful fabric panels give space a playful feel.
Service throughout the meal was friendly and attentive. Bar drinks were good mix and pours. Water, food, and drinks were served and cleared promptly.
We were hungry from a long day of walking and ordered an appetizer, salad, shared a main course and two sides.
Delicious herbed fresh baked bread with plain & flavored butter was served after we ordered. All portions were generously sized to share for two. The tuna tartare was perfectly flavored. The wedge salad was served with generous portions of Gorgonzola and bacon.
We ordered Kan-Kan Pork, T-bone cauliflower and roasted wild mushrooms. The pork was brought out for “photo ops” prior to carving into chops, belly & cracklings, with a beautiful presentation and more than enough for two servings. All was perfectly cooked, with tender beautifully flavored chops, melt in your mouth belly, and crispy cracklings. The accompanying carmelized apples and sauce were a great addition. The cauliflower and mushrooms were cooked to perfection. There was more than enough to eat and no room for dessert.
The Maitre D and the bartender were miserable, we were charged an additional $3 for a martini "up" and an additional $1.00 for olives. The salads were bland, the bacon slab was fatty.
Food was amazing and the portion size was verging on the excessive!!! Service attentive but not intrusive. Great place but a little on the pricey side.
Excellent food, drink and ambiance.
Celebrated Christmas Eve and had a wonderful experience. the venue is fantastic, the atmosphere wonderful and the service is good. would get full score had it not been that it took some time before we were offered drinks when we arrived. the portions are huge, me and my boyfriend could easy shared the dish ( we had the Pork rib) , just worth mentioning. The prices are a bit stiff, but if you are in New York- Butchers and Bankers is a hit 👌🏻 All in all- you wont regret it!
Unique atmosphere of beautifully restored bank vault of yesteryear. Vault dining room, side dining room and bar/cocktail area warm an inviting. First class food and service.
Really enjoyed our time there. Attentive service and very good food.
I almost never write a review. This time I must. I visit about 15 new places a year in NYC. This place is on the bottom of my list. The bar area is ok but once you sit at a table things change. The bacon app was fatty beyond belief. The crab cocktail was even worse. Looked like a can of tuna was dumped on my plate. Watery with a fish odor. My rib eye steak was about a half inch thick and curled up on the sides. The cream spinach is enough for four people and was white in color rather than green. All food was over salted. Dine at your own risk. Doubt they will be open long. It is located in the basement of a hotel. Lol.
Wonderful dinner in a unique setting!
Outstanding Meat! The porterhouse for 2 was incredible. The filet side was exceptionally good. I entertain often in NYC steakhouses and the meat here is on par with the best.
Food was outstanding! Wait staff was outstanding! Definitely going back!
The service, food and location outstanding.
Must try for anyone looking for a quality unique experience!
Food is horrible
The service was a hit lackluster. The host wasn’t very friendly and seemed to wander around the restaurant without making anyone feel welcome. Our server didn’t offer any explanation of the menu and couldn’t list any of the available sauces. They were also out of very basic things - Diet Coke was one - or any diet soda.....why not save face and run out to have some Diet Coke rather than telling customers no? They were also out of some of their menu items - including the ice cream (except plain vanilla) and the lemon merengue. It was just sort of embarrassing. The food was decent - but so much garnish on every plate made me feel like they were trying to distract me from something.
Absolutely impressive! The most polite staff I’ve ever experienced. The history of the space makes the restaurant a must visit place. It’s listed as a $$$ price range but I found it a great value for the amount of food you get. Even so you can get an excellent cut of meat for under $60.
Bad service, had to constantly wait for waiter, no pride in service for a restaurant of this level...
Great place to go before a concert at the Garden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Before a concert. So close to MSG but you would never know it!! Pretty restaurant great food and 2 min walk to concert.
Lamb chops were amazing. Creamed spinach was divine.
Highly suggest the tomahawk steak for 2. Great service. Awesome expresso martini...