Tender Restaurant

4.4
601 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 601 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
BB
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a very enjoyable dinner. However, the server was a little mixed up.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for my boyfriends birthday dinner. Great location; food was so-so but the service and ambience made up for it. I’d definitely go back for dessert and drinks!

Report
Helpful
BN
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was fantastic! But the service was awful. Maybe it was late into the night but the place was relatively empty. The waitress seemed to not know we were there. She came over a few minutes after we arrived and then a while later to take an order and then never came back until the end of the night when we were done eating and I was practically jumping and waiving to get her attention so we could pay and leave. Never brought bread even after we asked for it.

Report
Helpful
A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was early when we came so it was very quite! Food was very tasty nice presentation &the service was pleasant! The rock shrimp was delicious!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great and the food delicious!

Report
Helpful
TB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend to New York for her birthday. We were extremely fortunate to find this place at the last minute for dinner....She was totally floored. The ambiance, the food, the service, I would have to say this place represents the hell outta NY.

Report
Helpful
DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nous sommes allés manger en famille dans cette restaurant pour leur choix de carte. Ayant des goûts assez différents m, j'ai cherché un resto qui propose beaucoup de choix sans avoir une grande carte et je suis tombé sur le tender. Un resto ambiance très cosy. Les plats servis étaient bons et de bonne quantité. Le service eat bon et typiquement américain. Le prix est pour nous européen dans la fourchette moyenne haute. Un repas avec plats dessert et vin, on s'en est sortie pour 320 dollar avec les "GRATUITY" compris.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambiance and setting of this restaurant is marvelous. Food and service subpar for the price.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation at Tender for my 21st birthday and the restaurant was amazing. The staff was so nice. The food tasted so good. I would definitely come back.

Report
Helpful
NN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Have found a new pre theatre dinner place! The food was great, the ambience was subdued, just perfect for my Mom and I. We told the waiter that we had tickets for a 7:30 show and they were great about getting the food to us and us out in time without feeling rushed. I had the Salmon and my Mom had the mini meat loaf and we shared the caramelized Brussels sprouts which were to die for. The only possibly negative thing was that there are two doors which say Tender, one of which is the bar lounge and the other leads to the restaurant. I was a little turned around, but once the hostess led me to the restaurant, all was good. Would definitely recommend.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner in the city on a family trip to NYC for Spring Break. Food and wine was delicious!

Report
Helpful
MR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some dishes were a better value than others but everything was delicious!

Report
Helpful
LW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. The ambiance and noise level was perfect for my business lunch.

Report
Helpful
OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every second! Great for dates.

Report
Helpful
d
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great setting, great staff.

Report
Helpful
m
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have had lunch at Tender many times and the food and service are always excellent. Just a block from Times Square and very close to Rockefeller Center. I’ve never been disappointed. Sushi and steaks are excellent.

Report
Helpful
BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good steak.
Service was weak. Waiter failed to check back on us after initial order. We couldn't even get his attention for the check.
It's a nice quiet room though. And the food was very good.

Report
Helpful
CS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always gracious hospitality, lovely atmosphere, superb service and excellent food. This is why we keep returning. Thanks to all for a splendid dinner.

Report
Helpful
CG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent hostess greetings coming and going, food, service (server:Jose) and atmosphere were A+. Superb salmon. The creme brûlée was exquisite!! This coming from a Native New Yorker .

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Porterhouse!

Report
Helpful
PJ
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Food and service are outstanding

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The atmosphere is great, nice and quiet! Service is good. Food is descent though not great. Price is reasonable given its location.

Report
Helpful
C
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Always great

Report
Helpful
j
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Dinner was very good. Steaks and pasta along with kale salad and sashimi. Service, however, was poor. We waited more than 45 minutes between our appetizers and main courses. A server different than the one who took our orders came by several times to tell us our dinners were coming soon. Our water and glass of wine were comped for the wait. The restaurant wasn’t crowded so we weren’t sure why the delay.

Report
Helpful
DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was a pleasant experience. Service great. Steaks excellent.

Report
Helpful
c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great NY strip and awesome sauce on edamame.

I need to get 250 characters to hit submit. I hope this helps.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my annual Valentines Day dinner with my friend was amazing experience. The food was excellent and the Luce martini was everything!!!!!!!

Report
Helpful
k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our table was close to the exit and it’s very close to other people table as well. Wishing we could get the other separte table that was more like for couple.

Report
Helpful
GV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very cozy restaurant with fantastic food....GREAT ambiance!!!!

Report
Helpful
CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was delicious. Service was the best I have received, and the price point was phenomenal for a place in the city with the quality food we had.

Report
Helpful
GL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

This was a birthday reservation, which I noted when booking. Also called restaurant to let them know we have special plans for dessert afterwards so we will pass on the birthday dessert. So instead the restaurant assured me complimentary glasses of Prosecco to celebrate. The server Yuri was nice but inattentive. I watched him work the room and didn’t understand why he kept forgetting about us. Also no Prosecco ever came to the table, and not one person wished my boyfriend a Happy Birthday. The bill was about $400- the main entrees were good but we ordered a ton of apps and they definitely were not good. Apps were very bland and underwhelming. Also, couldn’t get 1 decent glass of wine. Tasted like supermarket or deli corner store wine. Will not be returning.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I think everything is ok. Nothing surprise. But service is not bad

Report
Helpful
M
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing place to be I went for my two year anniversary I truly enjoyed every moment of this that I would recommend for people to spend their quality moments here as well I definitely will be returning

Report
Helpful
FG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was at Tender this past weekend. Food was fine, but not outstanding. Prices were competitive with other restaurants around the theater district. Menu was a bit sparse but eclectic. Would recommend the Heavenly Chicken and the French Fried Avocado. Would not go out of my way to find the place but it is fine as a before theater dining option.

Report
Helpful
J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

GREAT SPOT! Excellent food and service. Dragon roll, steak and branzini was delicious. Highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
HN
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a pleasant surprise! Came here for a pre-theater dinner and was pleased by the modern ambience and delicious food. The salmon entree, filet mignon, and sushi were all very good. The service was very good. The whole place smelled great. I definitely recommend if you're in the area.

Report
Helpful
JL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great and something for everyone.

Report
Helpful
AK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I usually don't review any restaurants beyond checking off a star count, but I relied so heavily on reviews for this reservation that I think I have to! My boyfriend and I went to dinner here over the weekend and the first impression was that the restaurant had a very cool ambiance. The decor/lighting/etc. all made for an enjoyable first impression. We were seated at a back corner table, which wasn't a great spot. Requested to be reseated and that was done without issue. We ordered the Wedge Salad, Mushroom Miso Soup, and Shrimp Shumai to start. The Shumai definitely stole top spot of the apps; they were great! We ordered two sushi rolls: the Tender and Dragon. The Tender roll had a spicy kick and the Dragon roll was excellent. On a whim we ordered the Avocado fries because they looked interesting and that's about all I'd say for them. Even with a light battering, hot avocado is just not an enjoyable dish. Once the avocado came out, that was the last we saw of our waitress. Sat about 25 minutes unchecked and had to flag another server down to pay our bill. I looked at the menu before I booked the reservation and saw all of the prices listed; NY is always expected to be pricier than other locales, but I felt that the bill did not quite suit the quality. The last thing I need to note is that there was a bit of an uppity vibe going on in here. Both my boyfriend and I have been to restaurants of both lesser & greater quality than Tender and had better overall experiences because of the staff. That was the only thing that kind of bugged me. If we're coming in to spend $100+ on dinner, the least you can do is slap a smile on your face and curtail the edgy glances. It was an enjoyable meal, but it's 100% a one and done for us.

Report
Helpful
k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Flavors were all under seasoned. Great ingredients and presentation, but no taste. I had the kale salad with “tempura “ rock shrimp. They were deep friend like any other, and totally dried out as a result and no salt added. Kale salad had dressing, but no flavor. Great drinks and service but this gurl craves seasoning.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
16