Tender Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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TENDER restaurant located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, has a trendy yet gracious atmosphere. It features Modern American cuisine with the finest selection of premium cut steaks and world class sushi offerings. With a polished brass bar and beaded chandeliers it's design speaks of elegance yet creates a friendly ambiance. Created to evolve with one's night, from formal dining to late night revelry: We welcome you to TENDER.
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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! Perfect! Great service and nice ambiance. Will definitely return! Nice prefix menu for pre-theatre dining.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance was great. I was happy to find a restaurant that does both steak and sushi.I didn’t feel like I was in the bustle of the city. The aromas of the restaurant was lovely. The decor was beautiful. The staff were very nice and checked up on us within a timely fashion. We had the dragon roll and enjoyed it. We both ordered filet mignon steak and the caramel I er Brussels sprouts and truffle fries. The food is great. We would definitely come back again and recommend this restaurant to friends. Only thing was we had reservations for 5pm and that’s when they’re still setting up and about to open. I suggest future patrons to place reservations after 5pm.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food, service was slow but atmosphere was very good

RW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was wonderful. Would definitely recommend.

N
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Or server was very nice but, not very attentive. A runner served most of our courses. Didn't like how the runner reached across the table to serve my wife her meal instead of walking around to her seat and placing it down. Water glasses were never refilled. We ordered a dessert to share and were never asked if we wanted coffee or an after dinner drink. We walked in with heavy coats on and were not asked to check them until we were almost at our table. Overall would not return. It is a good looking restaurant but, the staff couldn't pull it off. Kind of disappointed.

PE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Tried this place with a groupon, some positives some negatives, Tuna tartar was excellent, filet was good, of course upcharge understandable, pasta was undercooked, wasn't going to bother sending it back but they insisted, remade and still undercooked, the real kicker was the charge for the drinks $16 for a well vodka and red bull, I know it's NY but come on it was a short glass with mostly ice!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, food was delicious and amazing service.

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, food and service.
Basic menu that is done well Good place to meet friends, clients etc.

NZ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, thoughtful service, cant wait to visit again!

RR
Offaly
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here to have a birthday dinner but received would class service. Our waiter was fantastic & checked on us often, as well as kept my wine glass full. The restaurant is also very beautiful with excellent decorations and statues throughout. I would come back here, as well as refer anyone to come here.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today is my wife’s birthday so I came as I saw many positive comments at open table on internet. And it’s true as I read in most comments are being reflected on the truth - good service, great food and amazing environment and modern Asian decorations. All the waiter and waitress are nice. Almost everything said happy birthday to my wife :) and Kevin - the star waiter as said in Open Table - is true that he’s really amazing and the man !!! He served us and sang happy birthday to my wife !!!

We will definitely come again ! Thank you Tender!

w
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come here for a pre theatre dinner. The food is always delicious, and the wait staff make every effort to make sure we are in time for the curtain call. Everyone makes it pleasant to dine here.

MM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rooftop bartender served up delicious custom cocktails. Then we followed up with dinner with the chefs choice of sushi and sashimi

KB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

DECOR WAS AMAZING. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND DRINKS WERE GOOD.

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance & decor were perfect for Fall/Halloween, with lots of orange hues and elegant lighting. And the service was excellent, and the food excellent. We went with a Groupon deal, which was a decent deal (1 app + 2 entrees + 1 dessert + 2 glasses of wine for ~$60). But the place was fairly empty, on Thursday night (thus explaining why they need to advertise with Groupon ?)... Which always makes us wonder, "Where is everyone?" And "Why isn't this place more popular?"

M
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and very friendly and courteous service. The spicy tuna on sticky rice was so tasty and the whole fish, branzino was fresh and cooked to perfection!
Our waiter was very attentive to us and catered to our every need, always with a smile! We were even offered
two glasses of bubbly to celebrate my friend’s birthday!!
A perfect ending to a truly great meal!

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time to Tender and it was just as amazing as the first time. The food is delicious, and the staff is gracious and attentive. I will definitely go back again.

KR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is intimate, without being precious. Service is attentive, without being formal. And the food...the baked crab hand rolls are the lightest, tastiest imaginable. And the filet mignon was...well...perfect. We could only fit in one dessert, a lovely creme brulee. Will have to return for other menu items. Oh, and cocktails...yum!

w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an amazing little restaurant in NYC. Tender Steak & Sushi located in the Sanctuary Hotel at 130 W 47th St New York. Cool atmosphere. Great vibe. Nice and dark. Really decorated very modern, it had a great little lounge. Attached right to the hotel. You walk through a small hallway and you are in this amazing restaurant. So cool. Little fireplaces. Great seating. Cool little side rooms too. The one we sat in was decorated like an old library. Totally cool vibe. (In fact they have a cool hidden underground sushi bar that only seats 8 tables too. We are so going back and trying that next trip!). We started with our usual, glass of red (Malbec) wine and a craft beer. Service was above par and everything came Out quickly. 1st we ordered one of their specialty sushi roll and a bowl of this amazing butternut squash soup as our appetizers. Sushi was on point. Shrimp tempura was fresh and crisp. Not soggy and cold. The butternut squash soup was thick creamy and delish! Hints of fresh cream and butter were detected. Pumpkin seeds were a great topping. It was refreshing and warm and so soothing. Plated to perfection. (Everything was.) Totally made with love and so comforting on a nice fall evening in the city! As we were enjoying everything about this cool little restaurant, the ambiance, music, lighting, decor, food, wine... the chef came over and introduced herself, all to discover who she was... THEE one and only Robyn Almodovar - WINNER of Chopped (amongst so many other food shows she’s been on. ). So freakin cool!!. Everyone knows what HUGE foodies Rob and I are and meeting her was the highlight of our city trip this weekend!.. super friendly talked recipes with me. Gave us a little background of what she’s been up to. What her upcoming plans were. What’s going on with the restaurant. Etc. What a great moment for both of us to meet her in person..
Next course we ordered the porter house for two. Medium on the rare side, with truffle butter. OMG. Not overly seasoned where

D
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was very good. We would have preferred a little longer wait time between ordering a drink & having to order dinner but felt a little pressured to put in dinner order despite fact that restaurant wasn’t all that busy. But overall,enjoyed& would return.

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Tender was phenomenal. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was very relaxing. I would definitely recommend Tender to anyone looking for a great night out on the town.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place was beautiful and elegant. Food and service was great! Portions were small

MK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!! Amazing experience, dining in a quiet part of a restaurant "The Library". The food is delicious, the portions are big enough to share, the service is great, such a wonderful time overall. Thank you so much, Elda for another wonderful dinner! My favorite place in a city!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner before a show, great food and service. Used a Groupon, waitress was very nice.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Tender. The food is amazing, great ambiance and terrific service.
Our waiter (Kevin) was wonderful.
Order the Avocado Fries!!!!

FM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our serviceman was Kevin. He was great and gave a lot recommendations for food. The steak was awesome and the sushi one of the best I've ever had.

M
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mediocre food. Nice ambiance. Food quality/flavors doesn't justify the cost.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good but our waitress was not unfortunately

TG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good
The ambiance was nice
The pricing was reasonable
Service was nice

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was fabulous and the food was amazing!’

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasant surprise! Food is great and so reasonable for this area.

L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant...There’s also a rooftop restaurant....Pre=theater dinner was very good.
Staff was lovely.

JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good meal there at reasonable prices. Good atmosphere.

EC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was second to none. I also thought the customer service was spectacular. The food was delicious. It was a bit expensive but well worth it.

D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ribeye steak I ever had, great filet mignon also, tasty appetizers nice upscale atmosphere. Decent deal with Groupon also

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good atmosphere. Food came out quickly!

N
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I would recommend this place to anyone who wants great service. The waiter we had was amazing! He was patient, helpful and willing to accommodate any request and very friendly. He recommended drinks, was attentive and came around every once in a while to refill our drinks. Their pasta dishes were really great, especially the truffle tagliatelle. The filet was not as good as it could have been, but their fries were a hit!! I wish the shumai was a bit better, as I've had better and lower-cost Chinese areas, but the service and pasta definitely made it all worth it. It is a great place to celebrate a special occasion and the interior is lovely.

TE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Groupon for appetizer, two meals, two wines and a dessert. Kevin was our server. Very cute, nice, professional young man. He knew his menu well.

This is a swanky restaurant in the Theater District and a great place to go before a show. Even after a show. We learned there is a rooftop deck/lounge and will definitely check it out next time.

I had the salmon which was very fresh! The baked crab roll is something I would have every time.

P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. A delicious fusion of Asian and American. A must try.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The food here is actually tasty. Not like some restaurants where you just drop money and can’t benefit from a tasty meal. I would recommend Tender to anyone looking for tasty food. Thank you again for your delicious food and service