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Monterey, New York, NY

Monterey

4.6
4.6
410 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Simon Oren, Dudi Sasson and Chef James Tracey bring midtown Manhattan a glamorous bold American restaurant. A raw bar features every crustacean imaginable, and servers stroll through the dining room brandishing custom gridiron carts preparing items tableside. The menu circles the globe offering Chef Tracey's seasonal cuisine alongside an extensive selection of Prime Dry-Aged Steaks, and Roast Prime Rib of Beef. Designed by Scott Kester and Dudi Sasson, the two-floor lofty space is comfortable and lavish with an expansive bar and seating for upwards of 200 guests; perfect for large group dining, with private rooms for business and social events.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, French
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 377-7171
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    James Tracey
  • Private party facilities
    BIG SURSeated capacity: 120 guestsStanding capacity: 160 guestsThis room has a fully stocked bar, state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities, private bathrooms and dedicated kitchen.THE LOUNGESeated capacity: 30 guestsStanding Capacity: 40 guestsTHE MEZZANINESeated Capacity: 50 guestsStanding Capacity: 80 guests
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross street
    Madison Ave and E. 50th Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • $75 Prime Rib Dinner

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a Prime Rib Dinner at Monterey. A 3-course dinner that includes a salad, prime rib served table side with au jus and horseradish sauce, a delicious side and dessert for $75. Available Friday and Saturday from 5PM - 10PM. Reservations are encouraged but not required.
    $75 Prime Rib Dinner Photo

What 410 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

410 Reviews
  1. OpenTableDiner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was impeccable from start to finish. This was our first time here and we will definitely be back.

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  2. LeeAnnV

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pretty, lively NYC midtown restaurant. Beautiful bar!

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  3. AngelaS

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the bartender to the gentleman we met at the bar to the server and service - GREAt Food was delicious

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  4. rwally

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surprising good for midtown at upper mid level restaurant great innovative food. Only Complaint is background loud beat music. Speaker 8 feet over my head

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  5. Karen

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience. Food was terrific and we could have a conversation .

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was absolutely amazing! Service was great and the restaurant looks great! Waiter made us feel seen and came with good suggestions. Would recommend!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Due to medical reasons we requested a booth table or balcony seating by calling the day before. We were told the balcony would be closed. It was open. Instead of a booth we were seated beside other diners, instead of a booth. Basically the conversation was ultimately ignored.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the restaurant, excellent food .Highly recommended.

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  9. StephenM

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super good find and easy on the eye and palate! Yum and yummy

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  10. PierreB

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Devo dire che eravamo in 13 di cui 5 bambini: siamo stati contenti che ci abbiano accettati con poco preavviso. Il locale è bello, ma lo staff non sembra in sintonia col locale. Ci sono più “capi sala”, quello che ci ha seguito è stato molto gentile e disponibile. Il servizio è stato lento. Il piatto di ostriche servito era super. Il menù è però un po’ limitato con una preferenza per il prime rib. La qualità del cibo è buona. Peccato, con un po’ più di “personalizzazione” adeguato allo stile del locale, il posto sarebbe perfetto

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary here! The atmosphere and staff were very warm and inviting. We got the crispy artichokes as an appetizer, the risotto for an entree, and the cloud cake as dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious, we couldn’t stop saying wow. Highly recommend this spot!

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  12. AndyW

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were for the Prime Rib Special ($65 fixed 3 course) and it was very good and honestly good value for a high end New York restaurant. The craft cocktails were excellent. Our waiter was very good. The vibe is upscale but a little funky and fun. We took our college age boys with their girl friends over spring break and they were all very positive on the experience.

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  13. mjro

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious, celebratory dinner. Everything was perfect: the decor and ambiance, the staff, the food (esp. the Martini Cart and the Prime Rib Cart).

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  14. Maurella

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The frog legs and the foie gras were delicious. The garnishing used with the foie gras made the dish interestingly flavorful. Main dish (tenderloin) was good quality accompanied with crunchy broccolini and a great glass of Pinot Noir (Ken Wright). The Cloud Cake was exquisite.

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  15. MsMi

    New York City

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Monterey and we've been waiting to try this restaurant after we had an amazing meal at Isabelle's Osteria. The ambience at Monterey is beautiful and stunning! We were seated on the first floor near the open kitchen and it was an amazing view to see the chefs working meticulously and beautifully. Our servers were very kind, friendly and cordial. We had Dragos and Hugo. Both gentlemen were very attentive and professional. The menu at Monterey isn't as extensive as we expected so we were able to try as many dishes as we can. We had the onion bread, the ceasar salad, the oysters, frog legs, porterhouse and the truffle lasagna. Everything was cooked to perfection. And for desserts, we had the maple custard and beignets. The coffee was also delicious and our old fashioned was strong and on point. Keep up the amazing work! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered my fav chopped salad with grilled salmon. The salad portion looked smaller today and the salmon fillet was tiny. The server was nice but was spread very thin and didn’t check in as often as she should have. The almond milk latte was not great today. It’s usually good but not today.

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  17. AlwinM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and food as usual, atmosphere was perfect with the right level of noise and ambience.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, atmosphere and food were all great. Would definitely return.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food, can be a bit noisy, great decor

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  20. DeniseL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the prime rib special preference x and it was delicious! Great experience at upscale restaurant at reasonable cost!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great. I would just love you to get to regret my receipt 😅

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for lunch. Fun and unique atmosphere, while quiet enough to chat over our meal. Wait staff was very attentive. Food was excellent.

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  23. Zluv778

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our main dishes were not good. The best food were the salads and drinks. My chicken was chewy and fatty, my wife’s eggplant was undercooked and had no flavor. Would not return for the high prices.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, I'm super happy at Monterey. Thank you guys for the food, service and atmosphere 🙏

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  25. CarolynC

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a raining night and felt good to be in the beautiful banquette looking out at the warm ambiance of the the restaurant. The service was attentive and accommodating and the food outstanding. The truffle lasagna was different than your typical lasagna- a real winner!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has become my go-to lunch spot. Love their cobb salad (literally the best salad in NYC), salmon and branzino. You can actually hear each other here. Love the decor, music and ambience. ♥️

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  27. TheresaG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for meetings and lunch. Private room space.

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  28. Riad

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always excellent restaurant to go in NY. I recommend it

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  29. PaigeY

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The prime rib dinner is such a steal! I’ll definitely be back

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  30. MarieB

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The chicken was burnt and horrible to eat. The last time, I had the salmon menu and it was great. Then, I wanted to bring a friend for lunch in order to let her discover Monterey restaurant but we were really disappointed: we had both the chicken menu and they were very burnt. We couldn t eat it.

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  31. Alec

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience are both excellent, but it is quite excellent and at times misleading. We ordered the "whole chilled lobster" expecting it to be big since it says "whole" in the title, but it was one very small claw and one very small tail. We ended up needing to order more because we thought a "whole" lobster would indeed be whole, which ended up making it quite an expensive dinner. Food was still great and so was the service/ambience, but the prices and portions are out of control.

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  32. Transplantedtonyc

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good midtown spot for lunch and the bar looked great, would come back

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  33. Cetts

    New York City

    171 reviews

    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience last night. Beautiful decor - think mid-century California with a modern vibe. Great music in background. Excellent cocktails, food and wine. Really enjoyed the hen and monkfish entrees and the unique take on the Old Fashioned. Will definitely return.

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  34. LuisR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Its was VDay dinner for $145 it was a total miss on the value. Food was fair to ok. Service was not good. They forgot the warmed bread until entrees and every time they cleared the table the server/busboy stretched across me so I got a good look at his armpit. Stacking plates on table to clear is also very poor service. The night club music was a total miss. Staff seemed bored. Manager never checked on the table. Only hope, maybe their regular menu is more value driven and better tasting.

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  35. Eater

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, ambiance, location and services are all very good. The value is a bit strained but that's to be expected in that neighborhood.

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  36. Howard

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Average food. Poor service. Nice environment. Vastly overrated

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  37. taddy

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the perfect place for a business dinner. Excellent service, very good food, and a conversation-friendly environment. Everyone was professional and welcoming. Great experience. 

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The girls at the front were really quick and accommodating they really made the day special seating me and my wife the food was great overall a lovely experience

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem in midtown! Super friendly service the girls at the door sat us right away, even asked for our coats as well. The food was good we got the truffle lasagna and the pan roasted salmon (super fresh). Service was excellent the servers always checked up on us. Definitely will be returning whenever in the area!

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  40. RPM8993

    New York City

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The staff are very nice, professional and friendly. The food is ok, nothing more or less. For some reason, in the middle of lunch service, 80's era rock music started to blare at conversation stopping levels. I like Journey as much as the next guy, but not at a business lunch place. Weird.

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FAQs

Monterey offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 377-7171.

Monterey is rated 4.6 stars by 410 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Monterey

37 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Madison Ave and E. 50th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    James Tracey
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 377-7171
  • Private party facilities
    BIG SURSeated capacity: 120 guestsStanding capacity: 160 guestsThis room has a fully stocked bar, state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities, private bathrooms and dedicated kitchen.THE LOUNGESeated capacity: 30 guestsStanding Capacity: 40 guestsTHE MEZZANINESeated Capacity: 50 guestsStanding Capacity: 80 guests
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