Jack's Bar & Steakhouse

4.2
439 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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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JMO1
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The drinks were more mix than alcohol. Have a dairy allergy and they made the dish with dairy even after told. They remade the dish and it still had dairy. It took well over 45 minutes to even get our appetizers and the waitress rarely came by. She was more concerned with her friends sitting next to us than us. If someone has an allergy, don’t recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 great time

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LisaH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The service was wonderful and the atmosphere was very pleasing this spirit was very pleasing. The only distraction this distraction was having some very loud people seated old people seated next to us. I wish the management had I wish the management had asked them to be a little more quiet a little more quiet.

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vipHenryL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this place :) Would def go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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Twin
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food delicious. Ambiance does not match the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good but for the price I was expecting more of a wow factor. Our server was Bryce and he was most certainly the highlight of our night!

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TabithaS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was worth the money, overall we had a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Jack's cannot be beat for steaks in the New Haven area. Every menu item is cooked to perfection, however it is all made to order so if you need somewhere fast, this is not the place. If you want an upbeat atmosphere, exceptional food, and the friendliest servers this is your place!

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AndriaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack's Bar has a New York vibe - the atmosphere was energetic! The food was delicious, and the service was exceptional. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at Jack’s! Sat outside for the first time and our waitperson was excellent!!!! Definitely recommend!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would highly recommend Jack’s. Both the service and the food were exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old reliable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is fire. Everything about it. Location, design, food quality and quantity for fair price, good drinks. You just can’t go wrong with Jacks.

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RichardA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Made reservations for Mother's Day at 11:30AM for brunch. Much to our surprise, our waiter informed us that because it was Mother's Day, they were not doing brunch because it was too much. If you're not having brunch, it's only fair to alert the customer prior. There was nothing I saw on the website to indicate this. (Maybe I missed it?) We stayed anyway. Our waiter was excellent and food was good. We were hoping for brunch on a Sunday morning and not dinner. Oh well we made the best of it.

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KimberlyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, amazing service, food is perfect and I love the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We had the pretzel, asparagus, charcuterie board, steak tartar, Tomohawk, filet mignon, Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and a variety of dessert! Everyone though their dish was delicious. We had a wonderful time. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it as usally

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vipROBERTF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok. We enjoyed the appetizers more than the dinner. The service was slow but very good.

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BradfordJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

not prepared with staff to serve a not full restaurant. 15 minutes after we ordered we were told they did not have either of our entrees. we were billed for both of these plus the replacements we ordered. luckily i checked before they ran our card.

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Megan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were barely waited on, but it was also very busy so understandable. My food was just eh but my friend had a steak and loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, great ambiance and overall good experience. The pricing was pretty high for the amount of food you get. The taste of the food was decent but nothing too special.

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bbbbb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was horrible. Would never go back. Drinks were not even good.

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RachC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Honestly, I was shocked at how bad this place was. It was soo loud I could barely talk to my partner. My food was mediocre and my partner’s food was bad. His steak was burned and way overdone. I got the tostones trio, the shrimp is cold. Possibly mention that it’s ceviche toped to avoid a misleading description however this was not even the problem. I was mid bite when I realized I was not eating food. I looked at what I had been chewing and it was the BARCODE STICKER of a fruit or vegetable from the kitchen. I sent it back and they did comp me but still it turned my stomach. The wait for two deserts was atrocious. We saw a server come out with our food, didn’t know what table it was for and we didn’t see it for another 10 mins (despite trying to flag them down when we saw their confusion; the noise problem) the top of my creme brûlée was burned and for such a high end restaurant that was a major disappointment after the trainwreck that was dinner. Oh and we wanted a tomahawk but unfortunately they had sold out. Arrive early if you want to order that. The booths were uncomfortable so larger people be advised. Would not return.

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viplester
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food Great service! Can't wait to return...

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Love4Food
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryce was our server...he was excellent. The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Quality does not match the price. Very confusing atmosphere.

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Louisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food! Service is fantastic and a great ambience! We loved every minute. Will definitely be going back. FYI....I had the steak salad and was the best thing ever ☺️

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AriFari
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Enjoyable meal with friends, good atmosphere and service. Food was fair. All steaks came out very over cooked and all side portions were small and some overdone. Mashed potatoes were delicious! Overall it was a fun time and no complaints on the service but for the food we received it was very overpriced.

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Patti
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was nice. Our server Bryce was extremely sweet. And the food was good!

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EvangelinaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best food end drink ever with love going over theare for the food and drink with go ever other week end

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EddieC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack's has become my "go to" place, always pleased with the service and the food!

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GregA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great would def come back everything was perfect

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vipDebFount
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always enjoyed Jack's. Food is very, very good, staff very attentive. All COVID protocols are adhered to. We'll be back!

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SDPinKillingworth
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This restaurant was annoying and disappointing on every level.

The food itself was okay, though not great. (Bland calamari, yet a very good steak salad.) But the service was awful. The dining room was noisy and had a peculiar layout. If you happened to be seated in the center your table had white tablecloths. Otherwise, you're seated at a booth and you feel like you're at a TGI Friday's.

The service was God awful. I couldn't keep track of who my waiter was -- I'm not sure he could keep track of our table. After he took my order, he was content to never return. I never once heard the words "Can I get you anything else?" And when I ordered a second cocktail, it took forever to arrive.

My friend and I skipped dessert because we couldn't wait to leave.

With difficult parking and steaks ranging in price from the high $30's and up, this place needs vastly better service than what we experienced. I don't anticipate ever going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation but they were closed and I couldn’t eat there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservation for 2 on 2/22/21 took an Uber ride there to fine out they were closed .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We went for Valentine’s Day and made a reservation ahead of time.
Pros. We got there on time and the wait wasn’t long at all.
Our waiter was amazing, super sweet, kind and knowledgeable. He ended up buying us a glass of champagne to make up for the inconvenience that we dealt with. The food was also outstanding. That and the service were worth the price

The cons. Even though we had a reservation they seated us basically on top of other people at the tiniest bar top table not at the bar. We could barely fit our waters and drinks at the table never mind any food. When our apps came and we realized we didn’t have room to eat we asked if there was a way to be sat at any of the bigger tables that were now open. We were told those tables were only for people with reservations.....20 min later those 3 tables were filled by couples only. We also had a reservation so why we were specifically stuffed at the tiniest table was beyond me. This may seem like a complaint just about the small table but it also meant we were two feet away everyone around us and from the door which are all heavily trafficked areas. So not only was it difficult to eat because of space on the table itself, it was difficult for us to even eat without being hit by a passerby. Which I know a lot of people think this pandemic is over but it isn’t. It didn’t seem as Covid friendly as we hoped, which may also be because it was Valentine’s Day. But for the price we paid were were hoping we were be more comfortable in all aspects of our meal.

All in all I would say this. Maybe go here on a less in demand day or night and protocols will be better followed. Make sure you are sat at a table with space and everything else will be worth it.

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GuerreS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible, told the waiter we wanted sauteed mushrooms and brought out mash potatoes. We asked for our mushrooms, when they came out they were bland.

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