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Jack's Bar & Steakhouse

4.3
4.3
533 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Jack’s Bar and Steakhouse offers its customers sophisticated, gourmet dining, conveniently located in the heart of New Haven. Known for their incomparable USDA Prime grade steaks with equal parts perfect char and mouthwatering tenderness, each bite rewards diners with unsurpassed flavor and quality, in no small part due to their infrared broiler and their unfailing commitment to source only the best and juiciest cuts. Jack’s strives to provide an unsurpassed fine dining experience, in the kind of warm and welcoming environment one expects from a family-owned restaurant. While steaks anchor the menu, the cuisine is diverse and dynamic, keeping customers returning time and again to enjoy a favorite staple item or sample a delicious new addition.-- --

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 891-5777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Angel Valderrama

  • Catering

    Yes

  • Private party facilities

    Yes

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 533 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RH

    RodH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Food was excellent! Waiters and staff were very accommodating. The food just kept coming.
  2. JO

    JeniferO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious steak and good atmosphere. Enjoyed it!
  3. SD

    SueD

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, wonderful server. We had steaks which were prepared perfectly. My only complaint is that it was so loud we could barely hear each other at the table.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Most of the staff did not speak English we went on a Monday barely anyone there and it took over an hour to get food
  5. SC

    ShanecquaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food is way too expensive for not good service. It said happy hour from 4-6 you get there and there is no happy hour. Food wasn’t all that good for them to be pricey.
  6. C

    Caroline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Jacks twice while visiting my granddaughter who lives in New haven. It is excellent. The food is outstanding. The service is great. The atmosphere is the best. We will come back all the time
  7. E

    Ellie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent service, great appetizers, entrees and desserts. A small jazz band was there which enhanced the cozy ambiance!
  8. KP

    KimP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was hot, fresh and tasty. Service was great. Will return very soon!
  9. LS

    LScott

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was entertaining VIP business colleagues and knew that Jack’s wouldn’t disappoint. The service was attentive, appetizers and meals were great, and my ribeye was exceptional. Guests loved the crème brûlée, Affogato, and Tiramisu.
  10. R

    Rubysauce00

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a fantastic meal for the second time at Jacks! The oysters were awesome and my filet was tender and perfect. I’ll be back!!
  11. s

    seanc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am from out of town. The food was great, staff was super friendly and service was great!!
  12. EA

    EdgarA

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and drinks Service was great
  13. ES

    ErikaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service - we eat here every time we are in New Haven!
  14. MA

    MAWL

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We are from out of town but this place was close to our hotel. The food was so-so. They had no soda (or carbon dioxide, actually) so drinks were very limited. It was a very dated atmosphere and I was surprised but it’s fairly high ratings. We had a fine time but it was certainly not upscale, as the final bill would have suggested!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jose was kind, informative and efficient. This was our first visit as locals for an impromptu date night. Will return!
  16. JR

    JaimeR

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is my favorite and I always go when visiting New Haven, CT.
  17. KC

    KCR630

    Charlotte

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Business dinner and the restaurant wasn’t too busy. Pretty good service but ordered filet medium rare and it came out well done. Frustrating that we had to request it to be replaced. 1/2 price bottled wine was a great benefit to try some more expensive win than normal. Very limited varietals other than Cabernet Sauvignon.
  18. JG

    JoelG

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was fantastic. Service was ok, we arrived server came to our table didn’t introduce herself or anything simply asked still or sparkling water. She seemed frazzled. She then went on to ask if we were ready to order. We weren’t. I ordered drink which she spilled all over the chair next to my wife wetting her purse. Not sure if she was just having a bad day. I expect better service at a location like this.
  19. JD

    JackieD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The most perfect steak I've ever eaten. The staff was most attentive.
  20. JG

    JasmineG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    It was our first time here for our anniversary, food was amazing and place very nice. However, our server didn’t seem to Enthused to be at work and/or our server. Overall, I will be visiting again!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daniella my server was great lovely personality.
  22. M

    Mapus

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yes, with a Jazz band the place was somewhat noisy but . . . Irene’s service was very good ! The food, Clam Chouder and Rib Eye with loaded baked potato was delicious
  23. PD

    PeterD

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, good food and service
  24. CC

    CherylC

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great, Music was awesome that night....great variety ...went for daughters graduation dinner and glad we did...will go back
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delicious; and reasonably priced. Excellent grilled octopus, scampi linguini was very good, not too oily as scampi often is, and braised short rib with risotto very rich. Disappointed that there was no bread that night. The music was a bit loud for us.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Well the food was delicious,service great !! But since I’m Hispanic me and my family went to eat there it’s just the customers are very biased they keep on looking at my sister with this face which we Didn’t like but the employees and food is very good I recommend it !!
  27. SR

    SalR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Made a reservation requesting a regular table not a high top. Upon arrival the hostess didn’t check my reservation and sat us at a high top table. I then sat for almost 20 mins w out any server coming over to us to bring water or bread or take a drink order. We got the attention of the waitress in our section who blew us off and said she didn’t know who our server was. Eventually we were able to get the attention of a second server, Eduardo, who took our orders even though he was assigned to a different section of the restaurant. Eduardo was very good and professional but I can’t say the same for the rest of the staff on duty. They all appeared very inexperienced and when we attempted to speak to a a manager we saw that he was doing nothing but leaning against the bar texting on his phone and doing shots with a buddy. The place was busy but not overrun with customers and there were at least 7 servers I could see working the floor so a lack of staff could not be to blame. The food itself was good but I’ve certainly had better steaks at places like Prime 111 and Ludals for half the price. This place markets itself as an upscale steak house however people were dressed in sweatpants and crocs which seemed contrary to their business casual dress code. They keep the music way too loud and it’s hard to have a conversation w people sitting right next to you. Negative experience overall
  28. DW

    DWWade

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Everything started out well when arriving to the restaurant. It seemed to be promising for our Mother’s Day lunch. However, we were seated in the rear, which was fine. But, the attentiveness of the staff that day was sub-par for what I would expect from the price point of the restaurant. We had to constantly ask for water refills and no one asked us if we wanted another beverage. Our food came out at various times and not presented at the same time. We also had to ask for steak knives, something you’d think you’d get when ordering steak. Also, we were not offered bread (or popcorn) which a traditional steakhouse would include. For the price, the food was ok when compared to other, real steakhouses. I think the menu is too big and diverse if it tries to identify itself as a steakhouse… This is a steakhouse wannabe at best. At worst, it’s just another restaurant.
  29. BD

    BillD

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Main came out incorrectly, prices were towards an old school steakhouse but it was short of that. Not awful experience but appeared to be much better in pictures then reality
  30. c

    cmb1972

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was very disappointed. Went there for Brunch as they advertised but when we sat down there was no brunch menu. We ended up leaving because we wanted brunch not a porterhouse steak at 11:00am
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food
  32. RW

    RansomW

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Like an old school steak house. Friendly staff, good cocktails, good food
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter we just left Kiki’s I. Milford very u comfortable and u professional staff to just book right away and was greeted with kindness and class. Will highly recommend this restaurant.
  34. C

    Cali

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful elevated dining experience.......first time there,but it will definitely not be my last! My party and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Lobster Benedict was so delicious and beautifully presented. Can't wait to try the Shrimp and Grits and many of the other items from the menu.
  35. a

    acv123

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Visiting our son in New Haven. The good was solid. Great steaks. The Bavarian pretzel was amazing as were the mashed potatoes. Did not care for the live music at 6 pm- super hard to hear!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bluepoint oysters were delicious as was the shaved Brussel sprout salad over risotto. My daughter loved her meatballs over mashed potatoes and my husband enjoyed his salad. The shrimp fried rice was salty though. Overall, a good experience. We would dine here again
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worst experience. The food took way too long, the service was terrible and they ran out of the side I ordered and brought me a different side without even letting me know or offering me a substitute. The drinks were disgusting and when she saw I didn’t drink it she told me that the drink was known for being disgusting and she forgot to mention that to me when I ordered it. Came here for my boyfriends birthday and it was such a disappointment. It felt like a TGI Fridays
  38. M

    Maggie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The customer service is top notch, very friendly and attentive wait staff and the food was delicious with lots of great choices.
  39. DG

    DebraG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    From the screaming child behind me as soon as we walked in to the lack of taste in the lava cake at dessert which we sent back because of lack of lava, the experience was disappointing to say the least. Soda fountains being inoperable at such a recommended establishment inexcusable. Although I do like alcohol I hate it with my main course. The prices were average at best with $11 for a baked potato. My request for a medium well filet mignon that my mouth has been watering for was delivered medium rare. I hate to give bad feedback about servers but my server tone of voice was so meek o felt like I was hard of hearing, I had to ask several times for her to repeat herself. With that said she was very attentive and did a excellent job. My husband plate of chicken park looked like it sat for hours and was so large it was falling off the oversized plate. Everyone loves a large portion but the tiny side of over cooked pasta in a bowl looked mean in comparison. I can say the two we baked potato was delicious and even though my steak filet was no cooked to my request it was a good portion size and priced right.
  40. N

    Nicolette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks, amazing service. One of my favorite places to go

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Jack's Bar & Steakhouse is rated 4.3 stars by 533 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


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Google Map for Jack's Bar & Steakhouse

212 College St, New Haven, CT 06510

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Angel Valderrama

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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