Jack's Bar & Steakhouse

4.3
402 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Restaurant will serve new American cuisine and it's concept will be centered around the modern American speakeasy with hints of the old roaring 20's. The menu will be eclectic and modern, giving the food a high-end feel, but at prices that are affordable and accessible. The menu will focus on pastas, seafood and meat selections for the main entrees, including prime-aged steaks at a better price than anywhere in the area. We don't want to limit ourselves by calling it a steakhouse, but we will be cooking the cuts using an 1800 degree infrared oven, like high end steakhouses do. The steaks will have very thin margins and really are a loss lead er to promote volume at the restaurant. The last thing we want to be is a special occasion restaurant. We want to be the weekly spot for our customers.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.1
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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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MegC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My fiance and I had a nice time here for dinner. The only things that bummed us out about the evening were the noise level of the restaurant and space. We had to talk quite loudly to one another just from across the table. We also felt pretty cramped being put along the edge of essentially a walkway that the wait staff and servers were using. The food was wonderful and all the staff was very nice. Just wish it was more of a quite, personal meal.

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DejahS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!!! Table was a little small. Service and food amazing

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AmandaA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartender! Awesome music, not too loud where you can’t talk which is always a nice thing. Drinks and food are always on point. Happy hour is deff a plus.

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vipVincentD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent

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Alexia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Jack’s is a great place and I’ve been here before but I feel like they are NOT aware of COVID restrictions. While at a booth, they set up tables less than 6 feet away just to squeeze more people into the restaurant.
It was totally unsafe and we left quickly after that. I understand wanting business but not at the risk of others health. I would not recommend you go here during the times of COVID.

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ShelbyE
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG!!! The food was absolutely GREAT! My second time there and i would definitely be back ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect worth the price

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scottp
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent steak. Drink was a good size and good ambience

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SelmaI
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had my sisters birthday gathering staff was great very welcoming. We had great time.

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ThomasP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The service was absolutely amazing!! And the food cooked to perfection!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive service. Great mussels. Steak portions small and overpriced, prepared in average fashion.

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WayneS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They were out of many alcohol options which threw a curve. Out of a couple good items. Concerns about possible closure.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Came here with a friend for dinner to celebrate our birthdays this month because our reservation at Elm City Social was cancelled due to a possible covid related case. We had made a reservation but they only had bar seating when we arrived, it was ok with the dividers. The food was good and our drinks were good until we both witnessed a bartender pulling her mask down, smelling drinks and serving them. She would pull her mask down before serving a drink it looked like she would smell it then proceed to serve it. It was just something so bizarre something I’ve never seen a bartender do so I called the establishment and questioned it and got no real answer because it’s not ok on a normal day let alone a pandemic. If it hadn’t been for this incident I would have definitely considered going again. We do have it recorded. I had one mixed drink before realizing what was going on. I really would have loved this place if it weren’t for that. The steak was sooooo sooooo good! But next time we’ll just wait for Elm City Social to open because it seems like they are taking things a bit more serious. If they have cameras in there I’m sure they themselves can see what I’m 🥴

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Expensive meal - steaks were severely overcooked and the rest of the meal was mediocre. Definitely overpriced for the quality!

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Janaya
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fred was an awesome server and went above and beyond. Food was awesome

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vipNothardtoplease1
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together w friends

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Occc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Its was good but a little crowded to be safe for COVID 19 but the food was good

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DEXT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was decent. Not as good as I hoped. The tip is included in the bill (18%). My waiter never brought out our dessert even I paid for it. So he basically got a tip even though he forgot a portion of our meal and it was my wife's birthday. If I go back, it would be just for appetizers and beer.

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DeannaMora
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seating outside due to COVID-19. Went for restaurant week and was not disappointed. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Food was amazing. I had chicken with a hot pepper sauce and potatoes which was out of this world. Tiramisu was one of the best I’ve ever had! Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a low key, friendly and delicious place!

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food was not worth the money. The margarita pitcher literally had no liquor in it. Not worth it

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ElizabethS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week 2020 and we both ordered the three course dinner. We went at happy hour on a Thursday and sat inside where the seating was limited and the booths were separated with plexiglass. We were warmly greeted and seated immediately.
We started with glasses of wine and I ordered oysters. They were cold, delicious and opened expertly. Next I had the mozzarella with tomatoes and basil. The tomatoes were not from the garden but they were good. He had a salad which was very good.
We both ordered the wet NY strip which came with fries. Both were cooked to our pleasure and were served cut into nice strips. The sauce was a bit too salty for me. We both enjoyed our selection and the portions were perfect. We didn’t have left overs.
We both had the tiramisu with expressos. The tiramisu was delicious.
The service was superb. Our server was engaged and personable. He was knowledgeable and efficient. The Maître d’ even came over to ask how we were enjoying the meal. We were not rushed and the staff even engaged in some conversation which was welcomed considering that we have been staying home due to the pandemic.
The other tables were filling up so we did not linger even though we were quite comfortable. The ambience was great.

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Shar
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. I was surprised that the tip was added onto the bill for a party of two at 18%.

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vipRayH
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Casual setting with great food. Tuna app, seafood ravioli and strip steak were great!

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Eddav72
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We decided to try Jack’s after seeing photos Instagram posted by a friend. The ambiance was classy casual and very comfortable. Our server was attentive and answered questions. Cocktails were generous and well prepared.

We started with Popcorn Shrimp and Grilled Octopus apps. The octopus was delicious but a very small portion (compared to like-sized apps at similar restaurants.) The shrimp was also very good.

Entrees were snapper and the small filet mignon. Both excellent.

I was surprised a bit by the check. A cosmopolitan was $16; Jameson on the rocks was $14. Higher than expected, but I can live with that. I am likely to return. There are many more small plates that we’d like to try.

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ericah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Very small portions for the price,
Shrimp very tiny as well,
Will pass on food, drinks ok

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vipKris
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and the cocktails were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish, so were the spiked lemonades!

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OpenTable Diner
Monaco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Only seen the server 3 times once to take our order and bring our food finally to give us our bill. On top of that it was a 18% gratuity added to the bill. Which was too high for the lack of customer service. Other then that first and last time.

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Santiago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and my red sangria was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was okay :) service okay as well

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SuzanneP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal and always great service. I would definitely recommend Jack’s.

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RobertaN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Jack's has always been a favorite (pre-Covid) but the changes to the menu, prices and all and all food presentation is not what it use to be. Ordered the Kobe Beef Burger for $22 and it was a plain ole burger and thought the bread was stale. Food prices went up substantially and I question a restaurant's decision not to have proper silverware or glasses when being served inside the restaurant. I had wine in a plastic cup (and there was only one choice for a chardonnay) and the poorest quality of plastic utensils. Are they unable to meet guidelines for properly cleaning dishware?

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RandyB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We will not go again.the server was inexperienced

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great! A little expensive...

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MIKNY
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service. Food took a while. A bit overpriced, to us, but we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and perfect service EVERY TIME!! Jonathan was our waiter and he was incredible. I truly think this is one of the best new spots in new haven.

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Jack's Bar & Steakhouse is rated 4.3 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.

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