Charlie Palmer Steak

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579 reviews
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Charlie Palmer Steak New York at Archer Hotel New York taps into midtown’s vibrant and dynamic energy, serving up bold flavors in big city style. Reflecting celebrated chef Charlie Palmer’s progressive American cooking, the seasonal menus showcase the region’s exceptional resources, primarily from the surrounding Northeast and Mid-Atlantic waterways and farmlands, to represent Manhattan's cultural crossroads and highlight the craft of local distillers, brewers and artisanal winemakers.

NEW: Join us for our TEST KITCHEN TABLE every Tuesday & Wednesday evening for a curated dining experience where Executive Chef Timothy Meyers gets to experiment with bold new flavors and you get an insider look at what's going to be the next item on our menu. For only $70 per guest, enjoy a curated four-course menu focused on seasonal ingredients with optional wine pairings for an additional $35. TO RESERVE PLEASE CALL (212) 302-3838.
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. The staff was very knowledgeable about everything on their menu, especially wine and wine pairings, and even went above and beyond for us while we were celebrating a birthday.

One of, if not, the best steakhouses we’ve visited in the United States.

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CJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate an early dinner on a Sunday afternoon. The service and food was excellent.

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CZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Extremely pricey. The food was good, but overpriced for just a so so steak. The was not what I expected due to its size. I have bought bigger steaks at a local grocery store. The amount of ala Carte dishes was overwhelming. Drinks were pricey(22.00) for a glass of Malbec unheard of. When we did get served they mixed up everyone's order. They had to be called back to fix everyone's plate, since the plates were hot.
Due to place being empty at first, we had too many people hovering & watching every move. Very unsettling.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Celebrating a three year anniversary. Was good service and food. Not blown away however.

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p
New England
47 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Getting an early dinner since we are going to a concert. We order the grilled veal chop. Wife’s chop was ok not much flavor or anything to warrant $49. My chop however was I under cooked for the most part. The waiter offered to correct issue however after waiting 20 minutes in a slow restaurant I opted to eat areas that were cooked and got few slices from my spouse. I felt I didn’t have time to wait for another chop or anything else. After all I am in a steakhouse one would think they could get it right.
So they comped me dessert because I was unhappy however my expectation would have had my meal completely comped since I barely ate anything & was a guest in the hotel. It was the only reason I went there. The quality is not there to warrant high end steakhouse prices.

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We visited for Saturday brunch. Menu was limited, but food was fantastic - tuna tartar was especially unique.

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R
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the Restaurant Week dinner. Pasta, steak frites and cheesecake "pudding" for dessert. All courses were delicious. The steak was cooked perfectly with a black peppercorn sauce. Fries were good too. A great deal for $42.

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DW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Charlie Palmer Steak never disappoints. We had lunch during restaurant week. The onion soup and steak sandwich were excellent. Service was excellent and unlike most NYC steakhouses, the atmosphere is relaxed, modern and not so loud that you can't carry on a conversation. An excellent place for a business lunch that is actually relaxing!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am very happy I was able to experience this place during restaurant week. Everything was great. I would definitely dine in again and pay full price!

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AH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We went during restaurant week, as we plan our trip to NYC during this time every year. Compared to the other restaurants and their prices fix menus, these portions were small and showed very little imagination. However, the service was outstanding!

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E
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not worth it, seriously. The meal cost us $120 while can be bought for $20 in deli. Poor flavor, very disappointed.

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t
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants: delicious onion soup, excellent sliced steak sandwich, really good coffee and fine wine made up this season’s Restaurant Week menu.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

We went for restaurant week in NYC. Overall the quality of the food was poor and the portions were small. My friend didn’t order off the restaurant week menu and her meal was equally lack-luster. My steak didn’t have any flavor.

The staff were very attentive and nice but the quality of the food does not match the prices. Also the drinks and wine by the glass offerings are all super pricey.

Lastly this location feels like you are eating in a hotel lobby.

If you want to charge top dollar, provide a top dollar experience.

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F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Once upon a time, in Midtown East, there was a very good restaurant called Charlie Palmer Steak. It did not live happily ever after in the Garment District. Service was "distracted" at best--though the restaurant was neither overcrowded nor over-large, the attention of the ample staff seemed elsewhere. And the food was middling...in fact it tasted pre-heated. I suppose the marquis name of this celebrity chef was added to a rather undistinguished hotel to make it a destination. Pity that his name was bought with no evidence of his supervision. This was a trial balloon during NYC "Restaurant Week". Needless to say, the balloon never achieved liftoff.

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FG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice presentation and tasty food. NYC Restaurant Week helped us discover this new location that we really enjoyed. Will pass the word!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from the food to the fantastic warm, welcoming staff

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Atmosphere and service was great but the food was not met the price satisfaction ... and nothing really outstanding ...

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N
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is OK, nothing special. But the service is good and deco is new and pleasant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for a birthday celebration.

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KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food as usual.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week portion of steak was small and fatty. They replaced it, but be aware if you are ordering off the special menu.

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LS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had to wait more than 40 minutes to be seated for our 8PM reservation. That being said, they were very nice to us and offered us a drink on them in the bar area. Once seated we quickly were able to order a nice bottle of wine and the service for wine was great. Ordering our main took some time and we literally had to flag down a waiter to help us. We ended up ordering off of the restaurant week prix fixe menu (it was never explained or mentioned to us but a small paper menu was sitting inside the larger one). The food was average at best. Very small steak with side of frites. The fries were hot and very good but the plate looked like it should be served in a fast diner. Presentation poor. The meat was overcooked but at this point it was near 10:00 and we didn't want to complain, we just wanted to eat. It was an enjoyable evening because of the company and the scene was vibrant and people were enjoying themselves. I'd give it another try but would order off the primary menu and see if it was better.

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A
Miami
87 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, adequate server. Server wasn’t very knowledgeable about drinks or offers offered if you’re staying there at The Archer. Didn’t describe entrees very well either.

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OT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steakhouse with attentive waitstaff and 5 star fanfare in the heart of midtown. Spyglass rooftop nightclub up top with great views of Empire State building and the Salesforce tower is an added bonus!

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Value for money: Quality of the food and drinks are good but totally overpriced.

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BA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food; we dined there twice on our recent trip to New York City. Good location

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MI
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Très bon steakhouse

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal every time!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Outlandishly expensive. I'd rather go to Danells for the money

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TC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a nice time at Charlie Palmer's Steakhouse. Started with drinks at the bar. We were disappointed with the gimlets. The bartender explained that the drinks were astringent due to "fresh" lime juice. That was not the case as we always use fresh lime juice in all of our drinks. I presume that their fresh lime juice comes from their distributor already squeezed rather than freshly squeezed at the bar. The distributor product probably has ascorbic acid as a preservative which is very astringent. In any case, the cocktails were not a hit. The bar staff was friendly and accommodating though. The sommelier was very helpful in recommending a nice Bordeaux which we enjoyed very much. For dinner we tried the waygu carpaccio and avacado bibb salad to start. Both very good. We shared the 30 day dry aged bone in "tomahawk" rib eye for two and the brussels sprouts. The steak came out on a sizzling iron skillet which made for a head turning experience. It was intentionally undercooked as the skillet finishes it at the table - a great idea for sharing when different temperatures are preferred. The steak was rich and had deep “meaty” flavor. However, it was under seasoned which was easily fixed with a liberal dose of salt. The brussels sprouts were perfect. For dessert, crème brulee and espresso. Great service. Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Very comfortable. Would definitely come back.

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had to wait for over an hour from our reservation time.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Perhaps I built it up too much and got too excited for our xmas day meal as tourists from the UK, and perhaps I didnt understand the menu and ordering, but my fiancee and I ended up with a lamb shank each. Whats wrong with that, I hear you ask?
It was just a lamb shank.
No veg, no sides. No nothing...just a lamb shank each.
As I say, probably our mistake but we were told we could order either xmas day menu or regular menu...so we ordered xmas day menu...
And we got a lamb shank on a plate.
We did ask a different waitress if we got any veg and she looked stunned and said "i can get some if you want" but I thought that would mean everything else would go cold.
I left a $30 tip on a $300 tab but that wasnt deemed sufficient for the offer of coffee that other diners got, or help with our coats or a goodbye and thank you as we left.
I was pretty stunned and gutted for our xmas meal away from home.
But the food we did eat was delicious.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We arrived on Xmas day for a 6:30 reservation. They were running 1/2 hour behind and had no where for us to wait. We had to ask several times what was going on but no one seemed to know. There was a prix fixe and a la carte menu but the table had to order from one or the other. That was not made clear until we were ordering. Can't figure out why we had to choose one over the other. Steak was excellent but it came only with a scoop of potato, no vegetable. The lamb shank was accompanied by nothing. Management needs to get their act together. Aureole is the better Charlie Palmer option.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Pricy but glad open on Xmas waitress was ok lady who we gave wine order was pleasant would not recommend maybe stop by for a drink if in area

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RA
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service made for a memorable Christmas lunch.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Charlie Palmer steak house is a nice steak house. Coming from South Africa, the meat was a bit disipointing, however, the rest was perfect.

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AN
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The price we paid was not worth it for what we got.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience. Very clean and the decor matched the Christmas holidays. Quiet ambiance which was great to do catch up with a family member. Service was great... chipped water glass was replaced right away. We loved the Caesar salad and the recommended porterhouse for two. Sides were brussel sprouts and hashbrown. Both great, very filling and flavors were in line with steak. But I wasn't too fond of the burnt look of the brussel sprouts. Definitely could have been cooked better. I peeled the outer layers out. It may be because it was caramelized but still didn't look appetizing. Dessert could have been better. brownie with ice cream wasn't executed well. Served in a glass, the brownie, the ice cream and the cream or marshmallow like toppings were not working well together. Couldn't finish it. Kind of unfortunate because the appetizer and main dish were delicious. But I'd definitely go back to try other dishes, it was well worth the visit.

I marked the occasion - birthday. Did not receive any inquiry calls or recognition at the restaurant. I think that should be better executed for customer retention (although I'd still go back for the food itself, many people care about that experience component).

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GC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I got the bone-in ribeye and it was almost devoid of taste. My friend said he like his steak, which as I recall was a sirloin of some type. Not awful; just wasn't worth the cost.

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N
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Interesting room off the lobby of the boutique Archer Hotel in midtown. Comfortable space and noise level very reasonable so conversation is not a problem. Service was reasonably attentive and non intrusive. On bone ny strip was ordered medium rare but arrived medium. Quality of meat was surprisingly blah, a little tough and not much flavor. The CP house sauce was more ketchup than anything else. The fillet that my friend had was pronounced to be okay and had been cooked to order. Roasted Brussels sprouts were charred but lukewarm and not cooked through. Dessert of cheesecake pudding was quite yummy. Wines by the glass are rather limited.

With so many steak houses in NYC, I would recommend trying other places rather than spending your $200+ here.

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