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Butcher and Banker NYC

4.2
4.2
1004 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Beneath the pulsing city lies a hidden dining destination. USDA Prime steaks from the finest Black Angus cattle. Bespoke cocktails. A restored Bank Vault from the 1930s. This is Butcher & Banker, a new "steakeasy" at the crossroads of Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, Javits Center and Hudson Yards.

Butcher & Banker is no ordinary steakhouse. A dozen different steaks are on offer, but non-steak eaters will dine exceedingly well here.

Butcher & Banker pays homage to the New Yorker Hotel’s storied history. The New Yorker opened in 1930 at the height of the Great Depression as the then largest hotel in the city. It has attracted a who’s who of entertainers and dignitaries from around the world, including Muhammad Ali, JFK, Joan Crawford and Nikola Tesla.

Beneath the hotel, a bank vault and offices were occupied by the Manufacturers Trust Company until 1980. With the opening of Butcher & Banker, the public can see the vault for the first time in 37 years.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 268-8455

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Butcher and Banker can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (844) 229-8977

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    W. 34th & W. 35th Streets On 8th Avenue

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to Penn Station<br />Long Island Railroad to Penn Station<br />New Jersey Transit to Penn Station<br />Amtrak to Penn Station

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What 1,004 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. S

    Squally

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing hidden gem filled with atmosphere, ambiance and incredibly attentive staff.
  2. C

    Corey

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When I arrived for my reservation, I was turned away at the door for wearing shorts. I was wearing a polo shirt, nice khaki shorts, and boat shoes - very casual and neat. Also, it was 90 degrees out in the middle of the summer. Yet I was turned away at the door, while the group behind me was allowed in with a tank top wife beater on. A little common sense goes a long way. Also, the place was empty. I did not see a dress code on open table. If there was an odd dress code it should have been listed.
  3. PF

    PhilippeF

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food very very good but very expensive, NK price!
  4. G

    George

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I, with two of our grown sons, stayed upstairs at the New Yorker in early August, 2022, and thought a fancy dinner with a dress code would be fun. We had a reservation (that process was quick and smooth), were seated quickly in the vault and had very attentive service throughout our time. The flavors in our apps and entres were great -- the tiny tacos were a hit, French onion soup was lovely, and we appreciated having a couple of boxes for leftovers (we don't like to waste the food). A couple of specialty adult beverages were very much enjoyed, "Empress and the Banker" for my wife, and I enjoyed having a fine Manhattan in Manhattan.
  5. SM

    SeanM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been 3 times and they never disappoint!!! Wonderful and attentive staff and amazing dining experience’ food is fabulous of course
  6. BC

    BCNY

    New York Area

    125 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    This is the worst dining experience we have ever had at an Open Table restaurant. All of the food was way to salty. You are forced to order your appetizers and entrees at the same time. Food came out way to fast, no time to pause and relax. Once food was served no one came to table to check, someone would return to clear table, never ask how anything was. Porterhouse for two was not tender. Way over priced for quality. The ONY table the manager visited (spent the entire night at) was a table of 4 women who were seated next to us. He constantly refilled their water and wine, checked on them while our service was fair at best. Would NOT recommend.
  7. LO

    LOVEFOOD

    London

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious steak, good service and friendly manager. Service charge automatically added which is very unusual in USA.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very unique place to dine with beautiful surroundings. The food was absolutely delicious from starter to entree. Portions are large and filling. Definitely recommend!
  9. SS

    ScottS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great restaurant and fantastic atmosphere, very neat dining experience in NYC A few negatives the temperature was hot in the restaurant and you could not change the sides for the meal. For the price point of the restaurant you should be able to choose the side you want.
  10. U

    Unhappy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Better guest relations required by all staff. Antagonist maitre'd that ruined a very special evening. Staff needs to know that all their conversations can be heard. For the price point, we expected a higher level of atmosphere which would included linen table cloths, which were absent. Overall, not worth the high price.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was really bad. When the hostess called to confirm the reservation, I couldn’t understand what she was saying so she hung up. When we arrived we asked several times for recommendations on the menu and the waiter couldn’t give us a response. I traveled from out of state and this was supposed to be a high end restaurant that was sub par at the best. It was so bad we decided not to even eat dessert at the restaurant. I wouldn’t recommend it all. Extremely disappointed because this was one of the places we were looking forward to visit.
  12. ON

    OkNotAwsome

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Great concept. Service was OK. My filet was tough and chewy, didn’t feel like a filet. Drinks were good, my guest really enjoyed their salmon.
  13. SU

    SURFBOYMAXX

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MAN I LOVE Y'ALL! SURFBOYMAXX APPROVES , GET THE TOMAHAWK
  14. MO

    MirandaO

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet, quaint dining experience with fabulous food. Would recommend.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Great food, but disappointing due to noise
  16. M

    Melanie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a great experience. Lovely ambiance and decor, great food. This was a nice oasis from the business of the area and would return. Highly recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great planing on going back soon
  18. TN

    TexinNYC

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally found time to check out this cool spot tucked into the New Yorker Hotel. They have done a great job creating a unique, cozy space in the bank vault. It was warm and inviting and the food was outstanding. Definitely going back.
  19. KE

    KathleenE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Very unfriendly staff. Not welcoming. Food overpriced
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! The service was also excellent.
  21. S

    Sweatybiker

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    More Medium than medium rare, but the bar tender more than made up for it.
  22. CW

    CarressaW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was professional and efficient. Decor was grand and the food was amazing! Will definitely dine here again.
  23. JN

    JoseN

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Third time. Took our daughter for her sweet 16. Enjoyed ourselves as always
  24. NY

    NYLADY156

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It's a fun restaurant for a group of friends. the food and service are very good.
  25. AK

    AKGirk

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was Amazing! Steaks was cooked to perfection. The staff were great and the service was phenomenal. An attentive team of staff who made sure we were comfortable. Enjoyed the ambiance and what they have done to preserve a beautiful space. And, the pistachio ice cream is the best I have ever had from a restaurant. I highly recommend dining here and will definitely be back.
  26. WP

    WalterP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great overall experience! We came in from Philadelphia and Columbia South Carolina to have a family dinner and we were all extremely happy with everything! Food : delicious and cooked perfectly Service: Friendly, attentive, interactive 10/10 - would recommend
  27. t

    timothyr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very comfy, quiet and all around great experience. Food was wonderful
  28. MM

    MatthewM

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, rather strict dress code but understanding if not totally there given unforeseen circumstances- overall hospitality 10-10 and food was great. Superb spot for dinner before any event at the garden.
  29. VP

    VincentP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good steakhouse close to Madison Square Garden. Service and food were perfect for a night out.
  30. EY

    EYLB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    A couple specific food requests were forgotten, waiter was not helpful with advice and had the “I know more than you” attitude (which was off putting), steak and sides were good but nothing was exceptional.
  31. F

    Frangoosh

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    2 of the wines selected were not the same year as listed. Tomahawk steak was $128 and mostly fat.. very disappointed
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Servers were great!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Being sat in an old bank, especially the vault was a very cool experience. The food was good but the service was OK. The waiter was very overwhelmed.. For example, he would be in the middle of taking our drink order but then just disappear because a busser needed help. He didn’t even say excuse me.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 27 th birthday, the dinner was amazing
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, will definitely go again!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We got there about 15 minutes early for our reservation and our table was not ready yet, so the hostess asked us to wait by the bar. Outside of the vault was pretty empty, but inside seemed full as we walked by. The bartender, Tanya, immediately took our order and was attentive. When they asked us if we were ready to move to the table, which was directly next to the bar, we decided to just stay at the bar. Our appetizers/small plates, oysters and mini short rib tacos, were amazing. The bread was also delicious. For the main course, we ordered the New York strip and the duck with creamed spinach and potatoes in the side. Everything was good but the steak was a bit on the tough side. Tanya was really great, she kept our drinks full and gave great recommendations.
  38. C

    Corradizo

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service felt rushed even though the place wasn’t very busy. Had the tomahawk steak to split with my wife. It’s enough meat for 4 people! It came pre-sliced, was really heavily charred and very rare in the middle. I ordered it medium but have learned not to send meat back over the years.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! They even gave us a dessert for our anniversary! Nice touch. Had oysters Rockefeller, bacon to start. Both delicious. Bread and butter amazing as well. Shared the tomahawk ribeye and got shishito peppers and creamed spinach. Again everything perfectly cooked and delicious. Ambiance was great also! Pricy so definitely only for special occasions.
  40. NV

    NorwinV

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great location and great food. The service could be better and adequate to the price.

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You can order delivery directly from Butcher and Banker NYC using the Order Online button. Butcher and Banker NYC also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Butcher and Banker NYC is rated 4.2 stars by 1004 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


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Butcher and Banker NYC

481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W. 34th &amp; W. 35th Streets On 8th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to Penn StationLong Island Railroad to Penn StationNew Jersey Transit to Penn StationAmtrak to Penn Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Phone number

    (212) 268-8455

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Butcher and Banker can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (844) 229-8977

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