T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side)
Chef Ben Zwicker's menu consists of raw bar that includes tartares; steak
bar that includes prime cuts and as well as tuna and salmon steaks;
appetizers are divided in classic and market driven; sauces are global and
diverse; entrees, too, present a roster of classics and new world items; and
a long, long list of sides complements every dish on the menu. T-Bar &
Lounge speaks to many tastes, from cocktail & wine lovers, to grazers and
full on steak aficionados.
Great local place. Food is always consistent
Thank you for the fine service to celebrate our 'kids' 1st anniversary.
All 3 generations loved it.
Great Spot when you want to take in a neighborhood.
Happy we stepped out of the tourists area.
Food is always consistently good. Very friendly atmosphere. And just enjoyable to be with friends and have a nice dinner
Service was great My friend and I had two different types of salads. Both were tasty. Especially the gluten free French fries. Define toy will go back again. Have been for lunch many times
This place is good enough for a neighborhood meet up dinner with freinds...i would not go out of my way to go there.. the food is ordinary, but good enough.. theres lots of activity in this restaurant..i think because its a local Ues place.. and convenient for most... also its better than most in the local area. Nice neighborhood restaurant..but nothing memorable in way of food.
This restaurant is consistent , the olive bread is amazing
Had the best experience in t bar, the owner it’s amazing, the staff is great, hostess was really friendly, it was amazing.
Wonderful for lunch. A bit noisy for dinner.
The food and service are excellent.
Service was wonderful, main dish’s were very good, the salads are awful. They lack taste and sparse in what they include.
Overall a great meal. Kale salad leaves a lot to be desired but the rest of our dinner was certainly memorable.
Very pretty restaurant. Light and pleasant decor. Limited menu. Noise level even at a late lunch was disconcerting. Wait staff is excellent. Not much choice in the food category. I remember this as the Lenox Room years ago. It is a nice option as a neighborhood restaurant but a bit disappointing. I was truly impressed by the wait staff. I was told by friends that the vibe at dinnertime is deafening. Where or where is there a lovely restaurant on Manhattan that is conducive to conversation during dinner? Or do we have to pay outrageously to sit at a table at a restaurant that is popular, has fine food, but casual enough to be comfortable and welcoming, not fancy?? I wish I knew. But I do commend the wait staff here.
Food and service was great. But i requested a high chair and when we got there was informed they don’t have one. The hostess said someone should have called, but they didn’t. Also, when they packed up leftover steak to take out, they didn’t include the bone which I requested.
Eaten here Multiple times. Service was awful!!!!! Disappointed
Our waitress was excellent. Constantly checking on us and as sweet as good be. Unfortunately,did not get her name but she did say she was also a bartender.
Always good, lunch or dinner. Enjoy everything!
Always hono reservations and timed
A neighborhood gem that has reliable service, fine food and a neat, clean and acceptable dining facility. Tony and his staff have been around "forever" and pay careful attention to detail. The T-Bar salad (with or without added chicken, salmon or shrimp) makes for a perfect lunch. Kudos!!!
Consistently decent but I still find it over priced for what you get.
Completely ignored by server and chicken severely over cooked for $30.
We come there at lease 8 times a year when we travel
Our Experience Was not good this time
The waiter left in the middle of our dinner
Nobody came to ask if things are good when they Served the food
We sat at lease a half hour with dirty dishes
I know it was the end of the night but we paid just as much as everybody else and we expect it to be served the same as always
Not this time
Very disappointed !
Delicious dinner with great service! My husband and I were visiting our son and his fiancé who live in the upper east side and wanted a nice dinner. We almost left when initially seated because we thought it was too modern and formal for what we were looking for. I’m so glad we decided to stay! Our waiter was attentive and so positive. We all ordered the filet mignon with a variety of sides. Everything was delicious - particularly the steaks. Would definitely return!
tables are much too close to each other making it very difficult getting in and out. my wife who is physically handicapped and needs a walker was unable to use the walker when we tried to leave the restaurant...NOT good!
One of the best steakhouses in the city. Great bread, iceberg wedge, NY strip, mashed potatoes and mac & cheese.
My teenage son and I visited T-BAR with a longtime family friend, who is a 94 year old WW II vet, and whom I hadn't seen in several years.
There couldn't have been a more perfect location for a dinner. It was intimate and quiet enough that the gentleman could share stories about his time in the European theatre with the 102nd Div., and his life afterwards in New York. It was vibrant enough and had a terrific ambiance. The staff was incredible. They accommodated last-minute seating requests so that everyone was properly situated. I had the best martini I've had in years. And the food was simply excellent.
I hope this isn't the last meal we have with my 94 (almost 95) year old friend. But if it was, then T-BAR was the perfect place to spend it. It was an evening I'll never forget, at a restaurant to which I'll always be indebted.
We really enjoyed our delicious steak.
Everything was grest.
Hate this restaurant. Read my previous reviews. Went this time because it was my friends birthday and she chose it. There is always an issue. Lunch - 3 other tables taken. Bread soggy. Had this waiter before. He is sullen to the point of rudeness and incompetent. Doesn't say hello, doesn't smile, acts like he hates his job and the customers. No matter what we asked for - sugar, straw, olive oil, ice, etc it did not arrive. Requested dressing on the salad - arrived untossed. Had pre-ordered brownie and ice cream dessert. When I arrived I was informed it was no longer on the menu. Everyone orders that dessert. They discontinued the only good thing about the restaurant. I have sent a "private note" to T Bar before. They do not respond. Obviously, they do not care.
Location was great, nice seating and definitely brought in an upscale crowd. The food though was just fine; however, for the prices I was expecting spectacular steaks. We started with the spring rolls which were outstanding. For main dishes of course we got the steak, rib eye, medium, but I wouldn't actually recommend the steaks (were slightly overcooked for medium and not well marbled so didn't have the juice, I should have gotten medium rare if I had read this review!) I would recommend the seabass which was excellent. Service was respectable, they weren't at our elbows, but came by enough to know they cared. Worth the 20% (which is pretty respectable considering the prices!!) Wine was fine, nothing special. Martini was excellent.
If you are looking for a steak place go somewhere else, but still a great place for a meal on the UES on a special occasion.
The most consistent food and service. Tbar has been a neighborhood gem for years. Food is outstanding. Best staff in town!
This restaurant is very attractive and the food is delicious. However, the noise level is deafening. If you don't mind that, it's really a great restaurant. I mind that.
Great restaurant! Food is outstanding as is the service.
Good neighborhood restaurant with tasty cuisine. but can be loud inside with service that is occasionally overwhelmed. Nevertheless, you can do a lot worse. The steaks here are excellent and there are plenty of options for non-carnivores which are very tasty. The wine list is weaker than it should be, though and needs some upgrading. It's no bargain, but good food usually isn't, especially in New York. The crowds we saw on a Tuesday night are testament to the fact that this a solid choice for a reliably good meal.
I have dined here many times for lunch and dinner despite the fact that something always goes wrong. After today's experience I am finished with T Bar. If I could give it no stars I would. My companion ordered the filet, medium rare. It arrived obviously under-cooked. It was bloody and wet. The waiter took one look and whisked it away to be cooked. Sometime later (too long) the waiter returned and waited while the steak was exposed. One look and he took it away again. It was obvious the steak had not been re-cooked. Later it was returned again. Nothing had changed. We were all confused. My companion asked for a fresh filet to be cooked as this was obviously not working. The exterior was black and dry while the interior miraculously remained raw. The waiter agreed. The new filet returned. With the same raw inside. He took it away again. The hostess appeared and accused us of ordering FOUR new filets and said that she would not cook this last one unless my companion promised to eat it. We explained this was only the second filet ordered. She argued. Her pathetic excuse was that the "regular" chef was not on duty. We responded that T Bar is a steak house and they should know how to cook steak. She was rude, argumentative and threatening. She should be fired. I would prefer to take this up with management instead of an inept woman who has no business being in the service industry.
Had the best tuna tartare- and the host was really nice to give me a nice table for me and my date
Disappointing in almost every way. For Restaurant Week, they served a two-course lunch for $26 instead of the requisite three for $29. It was just a cheap move and they shouldn't have participated in the offering. Worse, the service was terrible. I had to ask multiple times for them to refill our water, our waiter only charged us for one meal which we pointed out and he seemed to have zero ability to process the news or respond in an appropriate manner. Just disappointing and we won't be returning.
The best restaurant on the Upper East Side...hands down... fabulous food, excellent and very attentive service...we could not ask for more. Thank you!
As always, excellent in all respects. Lunch and dinner menus are well selected.
The food was done well, everything was cooked to the desired temps. The wait staff seemed understaffed with prolonged wait times making mid day lunch pressed for time. The pricing is high for the items offered and the pre fix menu for restaurant week sneakily cuts out dessert for lunch. All that being said this place serves the best hamburger I have had ( the grind is not too fine, the meat is not too compact, the juiciness is perfect given the appropriate ratio of fat to beef, it had sufficient richness and depth of flavor, and well seasoned). Better than the burger joint, shake shack, all the various steakhouses, PJ Clarks (I have had many burgers). The burger is $23.00 for that price it better be amazing.
We decided to treat ourselves since it was restaurant week and we live less than a block away. Portions were large and delicious. No scrimping . It was great. We’ll go back!
If you live on the Upper East Side, and don't know T-Bar, you're missing the best restaurant in the area. If you live elsewhere and want to dine in a place that is just as good as places with big reputations, come to this place. This is the quintessential New York restaurant against which you should judge other places.