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Monterey, New York, NY

Monterey

4.4
4.4
93 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. Befitting the group’s other properties, including Isabelle’s Osteria, Dagon, Nice Matin, Marseille, and Barbounia, beverage director Aviram Turgeman’s wine list is award-winning, and his cocktails are expertly shaken and stirred.
Opening breakfast on January 9th

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 377-7171

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

What 93 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. H

    Happy

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary dinner and the service, ambiance and food were excellent. Can’t wait to go back!
  2. M

    Minnams

    San Francisco

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Decor felt very Miami but cool atmosphere and several standouts in terms of the food—the Comte onion bread, the porcini lasagna, the tilefish, the potato purée that came with the prime rib (also delicious), and the cloud cake.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for business lunch or night out - beautiful decor
  4. LB

    LouB

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect midtown lunch spot. The menu offered a wide range of options. The food was excellent with great service to match. A lovely spot for a leisurely lunch.
  5. RK

    RonitK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish we ordered was absolutely delicious and beautiful presentation Beautiful space and great service
  6. JH

    JonH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    They removed the spaghetti meatballs dish. The service is terrible for the prices they charge. You have to pay just to get bread. Overall, way overpriced and overrated.
  7. DL

    DennisL

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely spot for lunch. Great menu and ambiance is elegant.
  8. AA

    AndyA

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great room and exceptional service. Loved the table side cart service for martinis and bananas foster. Felt like an upscale homage to old school dining. Would highly reccomend.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live in neighborhood and have been to Monterey 3 times. All have been very good dining experiences with a large choice of wines by the glass, and smaller cuts of beef tenderloin for smaller appetites among a nicely varied menu. Service has been perfect and ambience excellent
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal with outstanding service. There was no way for the meal to more perfect or the service to be more attentive. The ambience was lovely and the entire staff was gracious and welcoming. Can’t wait to go again!!!
  11. SO

    SamO

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Getting a resv was ez pz. The hostess was swift with checking me In considering it’s winter and big coats are standard. The bar was crazy which is wheew we had to stand for a few min till table was ready. Couldn’t get the bar tenders eye, however once seated all was well. Our waiter ISRAEL was amazing!! He suggested the onion btead which was a pillow of buttery oinion magic. My friend had the fish I had the pork chop! My old fashion (drnk) was made perfectly!!!!!! One of the best I have ever had and I have had them all over New York! For dessert we had the beignets. Umm they (in my opinion) were more like deliciously fluffy mini donut holes. Not beignets - having sat in the french quarter and had the real thing. However overall I would absolutely refer this restaurant! It was totes worth it!
  12. x

    xxxxx

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Waited 20 min for table. Asked for our first round of drinks to be comped to make up for it; they refused. Music loud and terrible. Service slow. Food overpriced and very heavy.
  13. DG

    DG1215

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service great. Ambiance - looks like a cruise ship Drinks extremely expensive. Food was ok. Overcooked. Great vibe but honestly you are sitting in a cruise ship on 50th street Manhattan. The restaurant is located next to a hotel and Blackrock so drawing a crowd is easy enough . I will not be returning and a tad disappointed in the NY Post noting this is one of NY’s hottest new spots.
  14. H

    Hungrymaninasuit

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Montery is fabulous on a normal night - NYE was magical!
  15. M

    Maconout

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Truly a great meal. The atmosphere was just what we wanted and the service was very attentive.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Decor is beautiful, ambiance is great and the bar is cool. Food is not so special and tough to nail down, a bit like the Smith
  17. TT

    TinyT

    Columbus

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service and food were excellent. The only reason I did not give the review 5 stars was when entering they were playing some great Rat Pack/Swing/Jazz music. Unfortunately after we were seated the music changed (maybe around 7pm) to a very bad techno music which did not match the food nor the ambiance. I politely requested the music be switched back but unfortunately the manager did not do so.
  18. m

    mvwitty

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely incredible. Literally half way through our meal we were discussing when we could come back. Every bite was better than the last . Cannot tell you the last time that has happened for me in a restaurant. Oh yes I can, the last time I had dinner prepared by this same chef about 3 years ago which is what brought us to Monterey when we heard he was there.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Caesar salad & potato purée are world class. Friendly service. Highly recommend
  20. LM

    LauraM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner and dining experience. Looking forward to returning
  21. PF

    PeterF

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    fantastic menu. Excellent preparation. They did a great job with the space
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    loved the prime rib and bananas Foster table side!
  23. NG

    NicoleG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe, service was great and so was the food!
  24. SS

    SteveS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time with an amazing large round table with spinning center for my group of 6. We made last minute reservations and we got right in with an amazing meal and service. Great drinks, appetizers, and meals for all. Thanks for a fun night near Rockefeller Center.
  25. PS

    PaulaS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Rough. Hostess was super backed up and not seating reservations quickly so a huge mob of people at the door. She would come by, not talk to anyone then leave again. Waiter was rude and impatient. Part of it was probably that it was so loud in the space that we couldn’t hear him and he couldn’t hear us. He walked away while we were in the middle of ordering drinks at one point. Food was highly mediocre - $25 chicken sandwich a giant bland piece of dry chicken breast slammed between a tiny baguette, soggy fries, falafel was disappointing.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Nice table Small table big enough for two and spaced well Food great $25 stoli martini…in a tiny wine glass????? Really
  28. J

    Jnainny

    New York Area

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Holiday outing with the adult nephews. Lovely setting—a little annoying with “we’ll seat you when you whole party arrives”. Need to skip that and just say “please have a seat at the bar while we get your table ready” Service was lovely if a bit harried. Place was very busy—understandable at this time of year and our wait person seemed a bit overwhelmed. But no worries. All was well. Food is lovely but nothing exceptional. Lovely starters—salad, salmon, tuna tartar. Fried artichokes were very good. Hanger steak was perfectly cooked and tender— French fries were a bit stale in texture. Could that be the soy oil? No chocolate mousse or bananas foster at lunch—but they were on the menu? Beignets were delicious but the lemon curd underwhelming. Cloud cake was just ok.
  29. M

    Maracaibo

    Richmond

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Menu was very good- great oysters, steaks and fish. Service was good albeit not super friendly. Pretty expensive but a nice venue
  30. JS

    JonS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is fantastic. Perfectly seasoned, inventive with the proper accents of familiar. The setting is stylish, a real New York City restaurant feel, if there is such a sensation. Service is quality. Price is not cheap, but hardly outrageous. A good value. This is an excellent experience. A+.
  31. j

    john

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and atmosphere was nice. Would definitely go back.
  32. TG

    ToddG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was good and food was decent, though I felt overpriced. $75 for a smaller cut of prime rib is crazy!
  33. D

    Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    In my opinion do not waste your time or money! Horrible experience. Entrees were terrible and steak not worth it. Fries were bland. Shared steak and ask them to split steak in the kitchen and they did Horizontally not vertically! The martini cart is also a waste of time and money. The server ended up spilling the drink all over the cart….and you pay a premium for the experience. Never again!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service was horrible. 1st the waitress brought out drinks for myself and only brought out an empty glass to be used for champagne for my date. Her glass was not filled til at least 10 minutes later. 2nd despite requesting sparkling water, still tap water was given to us. We had to remind her of the sparkling water.. when I ordered another drink for myself, it was the wrong drink. We constantly had to look for our waitress. The whole experience was embarrassing to me and my date. The service was more suited to a moderately priced restaurant and not to this restaurant. The restaurant needs more polished wait staff
  35. C

    Charles

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Way, way over priced. A Hendricks martini is $26. If you want bread for the table, it's $18 (not a typo). Service staff not educated on the menu. Food was OK, but not at all representative of the pricing, and to add insult to injury, they add a 25% gratuity (not a typo) automatically to the check. Isabelles is so good, something went wrong here. This place won't be around a year from now.
  36. RH

    RHH1

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Very disappointing service and menu choices. Food was ok but service lacking
  37. H

    Hje10007

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience2
    Food was good. Hostess was rude. We waited an hour for our table because the party before us was lingering. My group had two very visibly pregnant women and the host and hostess offered us drinks at the bar while we waited. They made no attempt to get the lingering party to leave. Waitress was very nice and I felt badly that she got our table because we were obviously very annoyed by the whole situation. But she was sweet and gracious and the scheduling disaster was clearly not her fault.
  38. B

    Becky

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very enjoyable meal at Monterey. Good food, excellent service and a very pleasant ambience. Would definitely recommend.
  39. P

    Patty

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around....only negative is music level was too loud.
  40. CM

    CourtneyM

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food and drinks are good. Prices are extremely high. Service really needs improvement to warrant charging what they do for the experience.

FAQs

Monterey is rated 4.4 stars by 93 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 63 times today
Google Map for Monterey

37 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

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