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Jack's Bar & Steakhouse

4.4
4.4
510 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

Jack’s Bar and Steakhouse offers its customers sophisticated, gourmet dining, conveniently located in the heart of New Haven. Known for their incomparable USDA Prime grade steaks with equal parts perfect char and mouthwatering tenderness, each bite rewards diners with unsurpassed flavor and quality, in no small part due to their infrared broiler and their unfailing commitment to source only the best and juiciest cuts. Jack’s strives to provide an unsurpassed fine dining experience, in the kind of warm and welcoming environment one expects from a family-owned restaurant. While steaks anchor the menu, the cuisine is diverse and dynamic, keeping customers returning time and again to enjoy a favorite staple item or sample a delicious new addition.-- --

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Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 891-5777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Angel Valderrama

  • Catering

    Yes

  • Private party facilities

    Yes

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

$21

First Course

  • Soup of the Day

    Ask your server for more information

    • Salmon Tartar

      Shallots, jalapeno, parsley, salt, pepper, olive oil, sriracha, potato chips, arugula

      • Spicy Marinara Mussels

        PEI Mussels, spicy tomato broth, crostini

        • Calamari

          Choice of grilled or fried calamari

          • Sprouts Salad

            Crispy fontina risotto cake, parmesan, hazelnuts and truffle oil, lemon juice, truffle vinaigrette, salt & pepper

            • Field Green Salad

              Local mixed greens, cherry tomato, shredded carrots, candied walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette

              • Prosciutto & Melon

                Second Course

                • Cacio e Pepe

                  Spaghetti, grana Padano, pecorino romano, freshly cracked pepper

                  • Jack's Prime Burger

                    Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, aioli sauce, bistro fries

                    • Atlantic Salmon

                      Broccoli rabe, cherry peppers, garlic oil

                      • Chicken Milanese

                        Breaded and then grilled chicken, basil aioli, arugula salad on top, pickled onions, tomatoes, shaved parmesan and cherry capers

                        • Teres Major Steak

                          Roasted potatoes, haricot vert, red wine reduction

                          • Chicken Caesar Wrap

                            Fresh romaine, grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, parmesan croutons, Caesar dressing

                            Last updated: February 3, 2022

                            What 510 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                            4.4
                            4.4 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.5Food
                            • 4.4Service
                            • 4.3Ambience
                            • 4Value

                            NoiseModerate

                            Loved For

                            • Connecticut

                              Late Night Find

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                            1. CC

                              CherylC

                              New England

                              2 reviews

                              4.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined 5 days ago

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Food was great, Music was awesome that night....great variety ...went for daughters graduation dinner and glad we did...will go back

                            2. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Miami

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 7 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Good was delicious; and reasonably priced. Excellent grilled octopus, scampi linguini was very good, not too oily as scampi often is, and braised short rib with risotto very rich. Disappointed that there was no bread that night. The music was a bit loud for us.

                            3. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Well the food was delicious,service great !! But since I’m Hispanic me and my family went to eat there it’s just the customers are very biased they keep on looking at my sister with this face which we Didn’t like but the employees and food is very good I recommend it !!

                            4. SR

                              SalR

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                              overall1food3service1ambience2

                              Made a reservation requesting a regular table not a high top. Upon arrival the hostess didn’t check my reservation and sat us at a high top table. I then sat for almost 20 mins w out any server coming over to us to bring water or bread or take a drink order. We got the attention of the waitress in our section who blew us off and said she didn’t know who our server was. Eventually we were able to get the attention of a second server, Eduardo, who took our orders even though he was assigned to a different section of the restaurant. Eduardo was very good and professional but I can’t say the same for the rest of the staff on duty. They all appeared very inexperienced and when we attempted to speak to a a manager we saw that he was doing nothing but leaning against the bar texting on his phone and doing shots with a buddy. The place was busy but not overrun with customers and there were at least 7 servers I could see working the floor so a lack of staff could not be to blame. The food itself was good but I’ve certainly had better steaks at places like Prime 111 and Ludals for half the price. This place markets itself as an upscale steak house however people were dressed in sweatpants and crocs which seemed contrary to their business casual dress code. They keep the music way too loud and it’s hard to have a conversation w people sitting right next to you. Negative experience overall

                            5. DW

                              DWWade

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                              overall3food4service3ambience4

                              Everything started out well when arriving to the restaurant. It seemed to be promising for our Mother’s Day lunch. However, we were seated in the rear, which was fine. But, the attentiveness of the staff that day was sub-par for what I would expect from the price point of the restaurant. We had to constantly ask for water refills and no one asked us if we wanted another beverage. Our food came out at various times and not presented at the same time. We also had to ask for steak knives, something you’d think you’d get when ordering steak. Also, we were not offered bread (or popcorn) which a traditional steakhouse would include. For the price, the food was ok when compared to other, real steakhouses. I think the menu is too big and diverse if it tries to identify itself as a steakhouse… This is a steakhouse wannabe at best. At worst, it’s just another restaurant.

                            6. BD

                              BillD

                              New York Area

                              17 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              17 reviews

                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                              overall3food3service3ambience2

                              Main came out incorrectly, prices were towards an old school steakhouse but it was short of that. Not awful experience but appeared to be much better in pictures then reality

                            7. c

                              cmb1972

                              New York Area

                              7 reviews

                              1.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              Was very disappointed. Went there for Brunch as they advertised but when we sat down there was no brunch menu. We ended up leaving because we wanted brunch not a porterhouse steak at 11:00am

                            8. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Love the food

                            9. RW

                              RansomW

                              New York Area

                              11 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              11 reviews

                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Like an old school steak house. Friendly staff, good cocktails, good food

                            10. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 18, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Easter we just left Kiki’s I. Milford very u comfortable and u professional staff to just book right away and was greeted with kindness and class. Will highly recommend this restaurant.

                            11. C

                              Cali

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              Wonderful elevated dining experience.......first time there,but it will definitely not be my last! My party and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Lobster Benedict was so delicious and beautifully presented. Can't wait to try the Shrimp and Grits and many of the other items from the menu.

                            12. a

                              acv123

                              Jacksonville

                              3 reviews

                              4.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                              Visiting our son in New Haven. The good was solid. Great steaks. The Bavarian pretzel was amazing as were the mashed potatoes. Did not care for the live music at 6 pm- super hard to hear!!

                            13. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              7 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The Bluepoint oysters were delicious as was the shaved Brussel sprout salad over risotto. My daughter loved her meatballs over mashed potatoes and my husband enjoyed his salad. The shrimp fried rice was salty though. Overall, a good experience. We would dine here again

                            14. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              The worst experience. The food took way too long, the service was terrible and they ran out of the side I ordered and brought me a different side without even letting me know or offering me a substitute. The drinks were disgusting and when she saw I didn’t drink it she told me that the drink was known for being disgusting and she forgot to mention that to me when I ordered it. Came here for my boyfriends birthday and it was such a disappointment. It felt like a TGI Fridays

                            15. N

                              Nadene

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The customer service is top notch, very friendly and attentive wait staff and the food was delicious with lots of great choices.

                            16. DG

                              DebraG

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 27, 2022

                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                              From the screaming child behind me as soon as we walked in to the lack of taste in the lava cake at dessert which we sent back because of lack of lava, the experience was disappointing to say the least. Soda fountains being inoperable at such a recommended establishment inexcusable. Although I do like alcohol I hate it with my main course. The prices were average at best with $11 for a baked potato. My request for a medium well filet mignon that my mouth has been watering for was delivered medium rare. I hate to give bad feedback about servers but my server tone of voice was so meek o felt like I was hard of hearing, I had to ask several times for her to repeat herself. With that said she was very attentive and did a excellent job. My husband plate of chicken park looked like it sat for hours and was so large it was falling off the oversized plate. Everyone loves a large portion but the tiny side of over cooked pasta in a bowl looked mean in comparison. I can say the two we baked potato was delicious and even though my steak filet was no cooked to my request it was a good portion size and priced right.

                            17. N

                              Nicolette

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Amazing food and drinks, amazing service. One of my favorite places to go

                            18. AR

                              AlyssaR

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 20, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food was excellent. We had the tomahawk steak , lobster risotto, brussel sprouts side dish, wine and the huge pretzel. It was amazing.

                            19. JR

                              JaimeR

                              New York Area

                              7 reviews

                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Dinner with family. The service was excellent and our waiter was great. The steaks and bake potatoes was my favorites.

                            20. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                              overall2food2service1ambience3

                              Back server started clearing our table before we even finished our entrees. Felt like we were being rushed/pushed out towards the end. I’ve worked in fine dining as a back server so I’m familiar with all of the rules (serve from the right, clear from the left) and their servers need additional training. You can’t justify those prices without great service.

                            21. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New England

                              8 reviews

                              5.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on March 11, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Busy local vibe, great menu

                            22. MS

                              MathewS

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 6, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Best dinner I had in a long time. Everything was cooked to perfection.

                            23. D

                              Disappointed

                              New York Area

                              11 reviews

                              5.0

                              11 reviews

                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had a wonderful dinner before a show at the Shubert. Found out at free we were seated and had placed our orders that we were being waited on by one of the owners because things were busy. Sign of a wonderful manager, wanting to do anything they can to make their business succeed. We will be back!

                            24. E

                              Edwrd

                              New York Area

                              35 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              35 reviews

                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Fantastic food once again, Jose was a great server!

                            25. a

                              ayisham

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on March 2, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Visited the University of New Haven & wanted to treat my husband & son to a steak dinner. This restaurant caught my attention. Very romantic setting, the waiters were excellent, making sure everything was what we wanted. Even the manager checked on us. The food was excellent. When we come back to New Haven, this is where we will dine. Loved it! Ayisha From New York

                            26. LS

                              LizS

                              New York Area

                              3 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We absolutely loved this restaurant. It was also decently busy for a Sunday evening. The prime rib, lamb, and steaks, did not disappoint. The only thing I would have hoped for was, that I wish they had some Demi glaze left to Make the steaks even better. Overall wonderful experience and we will definitely be back.

                            27. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                              Caroline was great. She gave great advice on the menu. We had the salmon, and it was delicious. I would definitely go back.

                            28. d

                              douglasdale

                              New York Area

                              17 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              17 reviews

                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The food was great, as always. The noise is on the higher side (in a positive way; good music and chatter), but you have to expect that going in. It's been a while since our last visit and we noticed something I haven't seen in the past; or at many other places for that matter. EVERY employee was scanning EVERY table as they walked by to see what help they could offer - more water, clear your plates, etc. Kudos to whoever trained the staff. Everyone was attentive and friendly. With the exception of having to park in New Haven, this is a must visit restaurant.

                            29. L

                              Lee2013

                              New York Area

                              25 reviews

                              4.0

                              25 reviews

                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                              Food was very good, and pricy. Wine was over-priced. Service was great. The volume of the music made it difficult to have conversation, yet the energy created by the music was welcomed.

                            30. f

                              foodie

                              New York Area

                              4 reviews

                              4.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              I loved Jacks ! The ambiance was very good. Energetic, fun, but still classy. The music was on ad it does have a bar. It is loud but it’s because everyone is talking and some tables are just having a good time. If you want like quiet this is not for you. The drink I had was very good it was a Lychee fizz and I loved it. We had lobster lollipops and the ribs for apps and both were delicious and playing was gorgeous. For entree we had ribeye with mash and I had the parpadelle and it was very good. Not crazy about the vodka sauces it was very tomatoy for me but still very good. It was plated nicely also. Steak was good as well as the mash. The plating for that one was pretty plain. The waiter came multiple times to check on us which was great and we felt very attended to. For dessert we had the chocolate mousse cake and it was divineee !! So good plated beautifully! I would come back here. Menu has a good choice and an amazing wine menu.

                            31. E

                              Emmanuel

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great atmosphere. Food was great. The staff were friendly and great to have small talk with. My wife and I had a great 5th Anniversary dinner. I would definitely go back and recommend to friends and family.

                            32. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New England

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 16, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Might have been the best steak for the money I've ever had.

                            33. LF

                              Love4Food

                              New York Area

                              25 reviews

                              5.0

                              25 reviews

                              Dined on February 15, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              I've been here many times and you never disappoint... thank you, Vladimir was great

                            34. J

                              Jenine

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 6, 2022

                              overall4food4service3ambience3

                              We had no complaints, it was a busy night and the waiters checked on us to make sure we were doing ok. The calamari is amazing! Overall good experience and will be back!

                            35. JW

                              JessicaW

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 1, 2022

                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                              Nice atmosphere. Street parking downtown could be challenging. All parties satisfied with food.

                            36. KL

                              KarenL

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 16, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It was a really great experience I will definitely be back to dine with you guys

                            37. MH

                              MichaelH

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 16, 2022

                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                              great food enjoyed our first time there with friends for dinner

                            38. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Orlando

                              2 reviews

                              vip
                              1.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on January 6, 2022

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              Just terrible. Wilted lettuce in the salad. Overdone steaks. Cheap cuts of meat at “real steakhouse” prices. Stay away!!!!

                            39. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 3, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The service was top tier and the food was great!!!!

                            40. CE

                              ChrisE

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 23, 2021

                              overall1food2service1ambience3

                              Took more than 40 minutes for them to realize no waiter had stopped by our table, even after the manager had showed us the wine special. When we told one of the bussers nobody came by, we got no apology from anyone they just took our order and left. When the food arrived it was sub par, definitely not worth the price. The worst part is when the manager came by we told him what happened and he said "well we're short staffed." Strange answer regardless, but the problem is that we saw some waitresses standing around and when we told the busser we weren't helped yet, after she took her order she went over to one of the waitresses clearly discussing us and the fact that they forgot to help us. This was confirmed when the table that was seated after us got everything in a very timely manner. Side note: the jazz music was also ridiculously loud while we were eating. If you like trumpets blasting in your ear it is a great place for you. All in all we had a terrible experience at a place that is trying too hard to be fancy but they don't have the quality food, service, or management to make that happen. In fact I bet the manager was a desperation hire during covid considering his incredibly poor response to the situation. It is safe to say we will never go back.

                            FAQs

                            You can order delivery directly from Jack's Bar & Steakhouse using the Order Online button. Jack's Bar & Steakhouse also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Jack's Bar & Steakhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 891-5777.

                            Jack's Bar & Steakhouse is rated 4.4 stars by 510 OpenTable diners.

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

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                            Booked 17 times today
                            Google Map for Jack's Bar & Steakhouse

                            212 College St New Haven, CT 06510

                            Additional information

                            • Neighborhood

                              New Haven

                            • Hours of operation

                              Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:45 pm

                            • Cuisines

                              Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood

                            • Dining style

                              Fine Dining

                            • Dress code

                              Business Casual

                            • Parking details

                              Street Parking

                            • Payment options

                              AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                            • Executive chef

                              Angel Valderrama

                            • Additional

                              Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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