Tender Restaurant

4.3
560 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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Caribbean
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Inexpensive wine sold 5 times of his rea value . Watch out!! Service outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely had an amazing dinner here. The staff was wonderful and the food was phenomenal. Will come back again!

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KD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good, we got the branzino and salmon and chicken parm (which was huge by the way). Avocado app interesting. Restaurant is inside the Sanctuary Hotel, did not expect this; clearly the rooftop lounge sets the vibe and I found it to be a bit much for a business dinner, but didn’t take away from the meal itself. Only suggestion is to update the dining room decor - leather booths were ripped, menus looked old etc. otherwise good meal.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was good but overpriced, the service was very poor.

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VO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, atmosphere highly recommended

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SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location with friendly staff, good food, we had sushi an md steak

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi rolls were incredible. I have never tasted any others so delicious with umami in every bite. My grilled branzino fillet was also perfection. Can’t wait to return!

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K
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We went to Haven Rooftop the night before for the NYE party, which was a wonderful experience. As we were leaving the guy at the door recommended we try Tender for dinner one night. We arrived for our reservation and were seated right away. It wasn’t busy at all, maybe two other tables, but it was later in the night and also a week night. We weren’t greeted for about 5 minutes and it took a very long time to receive our drinks. We had asked for a few things to compliment our meals that we never received and all in all the service was very slow and not at all memorable. Again, it was not busy. The food, although the wait was also very long for that, was phenomenal and the size of the chicken parmesan was insanely large. We were very happy with the food and will definitely be back next time we’re in the area, but hopefully with quicker and more attentive service.

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s
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfectly cooked food !!! We all enjoyed !!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Went here for New Year's Eve and I thought the food was good, but It wasn't the best I have ever had. The Pasta actually wasn't cooked all the way and was stale. The steak was good but not cooked through evenly, I actually had to ask them to recook the steak and I think they just put it in the oven, so I didn't really appreciate that too much. The place looked nice, but If I could have done it all over again, I would have went somewhere else. The food was good, not great, and defiantly not worth the price.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely pricey, but all the food (including both the meatloaf and the sushi omakase) was exquisite.

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O went to Christmas dinner and LOVED IT. All my family was very happy with the place.

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OT
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is THE MOST amazing place to visit in NYC. I have traveled and visited NYC 5+ times and this is by far my most favorite place. The atmosphere is gorgeous but so quaint. The food is EXCELLENT. The staff is so sweet and so helpful. During Christmas with my family we came to this restaurant 2x and enjoyed the rooftop bar after our meal!! If you’re deciding on a place... choose this great place!!! Ps you CANNOT go wrong with the sushi or the filet with truffle butter 👌🏼😍🤤

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JZ
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 5 pm reservation for five, but turned out we had a late joiner. They accommodated us with a beautiful table for six. The food was wonderful. Something for everyone. If you prefer a nice steak, or some sushi, or a burger - there is a great variety. Very good experience, friendly staff, and moderately priced.

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JG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

food was ok. nothing really remarkable. it was convenient, but very expensive- value was not good , even for NYC. 20 dollar martinis? Server had zero personality. I would not return here. I have reasonable expectations when dining in the city- there are better options that are not quite as pricey for basics.

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WC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to this restaurant with my GF and I was blown away by the atmosphere the customer service and food! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

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MC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely enjoyed our dinner here. Everything was delicious!! Service was superb!!

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious sushi was the highlight, but burgers were great too!

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C
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great! Food was nicely seasoned! Steak was tender! Didn’t like the birthday surprise.

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LH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and our waitor was fantastic, however, i thought the wine was quite pricey other than that a real enjoyable meal.

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g
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The restaurant was quite loud but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. We arrived an hour earlier than our reservation & they accommodated us fairly quickly. The waiter initially was attentive but as the night wore on was less so. We had the Rock & Roll to start which was great! My husband ordered the 12oz NY Strip which is said was cooked perfectly but had a little too much pepper. Our friend had meat loaf which she said was good. I ordered the salmon which was blah!! It seemed to be cooked properly but had absolutely no flavor at all!! It was served on a bed of watered down garlic mashed potatoes & had a couple sprigs of asparagus. Very disappointing. A 4th person joined us around dessert & the waiter was hard to find & didn't bring requested water & took a while bringing her drink order. Frustration at the end. Feel the place was overpriced for the quality of the food. Maybe it was just because of the busy season on a Friday night??

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J
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Worst service ever especially the hostess and bartender!

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A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food, service and ambience. Great experience.

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EG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Our server was a little pushy about ordering cocktails when we hadn't even received a drink menu. Then she gave us one menu for 7 people.

She was pushy about ordering appetizers and then about ordering food when our appetizers hadn't arrived yet.

I wouldn't recommend this place. My friends enjoyed their steaks and sushi but my burger was mediocre. I'm easy to please but this was nothing to write home about.

Felt a little bit like a Times Square TRAP!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great find. Everything was delicious. Will definitely be back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a Birthday dinner. Service was excellent, food was PHENOMENAL!! Love the atmosphere as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food took ages and as an apology we were offered a free "champagne" drink. The drink was the most awful sparking wine I've ever tasted. Not even prosecco. All other tables given bread and we were given nothing.

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v
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! We each had filet mignon, and shared an appetizer and a dessert. They were all great, and the meat was cooked to perfection. The drinks were wonderful and generous, too. The wait staff was very attentive but not the least bit intrusive. When we arrived, we were a bit concerned because the bar was LOUD! But once we went through to the back where the restaurant is, the entire atmosphere changed. We ate in the Library Room, which holds about 10 tables. We had no idea what to expect, and were so happily surprised with a wonderful experience. We'll be back!

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very attentive to our needs, he made some excellent food suggestions and the food was delicious. The portions were a nice size and the ambience was very warm but trendy. Restaurant didn't feel too nice/stuffy it was comfortable and inviting.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good location in mid town . Excellent menu including sushi . Price very reasonable . Room is fairly quiet so good for business lunches

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went for my birthday and it was great. There’s wasn’t much people there but then again I had a late reservation and I love it. The food was good especially the Mac and cheese.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the food and warmed service by Domas ( waiter)

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BN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal and experience at Tender. Had a reservation at 6 prior to 8:00 PM show. We were seated right away and the service was great. Food and drinks came out promptly. Couldn’t be happier. We’ll be back again.

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C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and some of the portion sizes were enough to feed two (e.g. chicken parmesan). It was a short walk to the Minskoff (as it is with just about all of the theaters).

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was excellent, warm ambiance. Although we left plenty of time before the Broadway show we were attending, the waiter was considerate enough to ask if we had any time constraints as soon as we ordered our first glass of wine. Great place to have dinner pre-theatre.

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food and good service. The seats we had were directly opposite the main door, which was open on to the street, causing a draft. Salmon was expensive given the size of the portion.

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AW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had a travelzoo certificate and were looking forward to a nice early dinner prior to a broadway show but quickly realized that our certificate somehow lowered the way we would be treated! We mentioned to our server that we had a show and would need to be out in time. He proceeded to avoid our table and treated us rudely. He was training a young lady but really shouldn't have been training anybody! We ended up flagging the trainee down to get our desserts to go as the rude server avoided us. I have purchased certificates from this site often and never got treated this way. We tipped on the full price of our meal so it should not have mattered. I was hesitant based on some similar reviews but went ahead anyway. The food was good but service awful! Too bad! Would have considered going back but not a chance. Travelzoo should have a chat with the management !

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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service at Times Square Prices

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CA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, always delicious food! It's my go to restaurant in the theater district

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r
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

William was fantastic
Very attentive
Food delicious
Drinks generous

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