T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side)

4.6
1435 reviews
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Steakhouse
T-Bar Steak & Lounge is Tony Fortuna's new spin on the classic steak house.

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.
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RZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always live up to its rep.

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Limited menu. Service wasn’t great. Club sandwich shouldn’t be a roll cut into 4 pieces. Wanted mash potatoes with lunch. Said it couldn’t be done until dinner

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f
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

As a regular customer I have come to expect that something will go wrong. Today at lunch it was the waiter who took our order. As unfriendly as always his disinterest is insulting. He doesn't greet a customer, doesn't make eye contact. Ordered hot tea. Received iced tea. Ordered "no hearts of palm." Received hearts of palm. Asked for second serving of bread he yanked the basket off the table without replying. Asked what kind of cheese available. He replied "swiss, cheddar, blue." After lunch a bus girl told us they serve parmigiana which would have been ordered had we known. He should not be working with customers.

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I ate outside and it was perfect for our kiddos. The service was attentive and friendly. The manager even came over to say hello. My kids loved the pizza. Hubby had the Cavatelli and I had a salad with salmon both were delish. We also had the Banana Parfait which is to die for! Thank you Tbar for an awesome dinner!

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s
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the special omelette which was amazing. We love all the food there!

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CH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good and served hot. Service was just ok. Nice glass of wine. Was crowded on a weeknight.

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F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always excellent & the staff is friendly.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tony is a consummate host! Bravo!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Father’s Day with my family, they didn’t have a high chair but my daughter did pretty well in the booth seating area . Service was great and the food was delicious. The sweet corn was amazing as well the desserts ! Definitely will return if around the area .

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B
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I'm happily a T-Bar Regular. When we go for dinner or even lunch, its like coming home, except everyone is ready to be of service to you. The menu is consistent in presentation and delivery, it evolves through the course of the year with thoughtful updates and additions. The cocktails are real, as are their portion size. There is simplicity and complexity to the entire experience and we are grateful to have this gem in the neighborhood.

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M
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places. The food and service are consistently of a very high quality. The only negative is the high noise level.

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OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu and the food is really good. Hadn't been at T-BAR in a little while. I like everything on the menu and had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. The person I dined with had not been there before and also really enjoyed.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is bright and cheery. A very different look for an UES eatery. Service and food was fantastic. Will absolutely be back.

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P
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch remembered with a candle in a cookie

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CE
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We visit NYC several times a year and are always looking for great spots. We really enjoyed this restaurant & will definitely add it to our short list. The atmosphere was both cozy and energetic at the same time. The food was delicious and the presentation well executed. Looking forward to returning.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good, service friendly and quick. Our steak was cooked perfectly. Tuna tartare was perfect

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m
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect... 3 people ordered steak at 3 different cooking results and ech came out perfect

Will definitely go back

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BM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was horrible. Clearly understaffed for the crowd. Restaurant was full. Food good as always.

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Food and service terrific

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f
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant Waitress forgot we were there. Never came back to ask if we wanted anything else to drink. Fortunately bus staff came by with water.

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MH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

T Bar is always a sure bet. Filet was yummy and the accompanying bernaise sauce was quite tasty. Bread different and fresh. The dessert, pound cake topped with strawberry ice cream and fresh strawberries with pieces of merengue sprinkled throughout was a perfect ending. Staff always gracious.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very tasty; service with George was mediocre, he just didn’t seem to really care

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Took awhile to get entree but otherwise , the food was very good and nut free!

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MK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This surpassed my expectations! It's hard to find a bustling environment and elevated crowd with equally great food and service. The oysters on the half shell, tuna tartare and branzino were particularly excellent!

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MN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

We were there for Mother’s Day and had a lovely steak dinner. While clearing the table the server spilled a glass of water all over me and my coat. She was apologetic but the manager never said a word to us about it and didn’t offer us any kind of offering for the accident as most establishments would have ie. Coffee or dessert.
It left a bad taste in my mouth for this place and will not go back anytime soon.

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PZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only problem was you put us in 4 table along window where we sunk to the floor. Seats need to be fixed. Your host graciously moved us to a new table and understood
Dinner was outstanding and service exceptional

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B
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to TBar is like having dinner with friends, even though you may not know anyone else in the restaurant. There is a consistent convivial vibe and energy that exists when you arrive and remains through the entire experience. The service team is intuitive and friendly, yet always professional. Food is a great blend of items that are not aligned to one cuisine yet, the items work together, pricing is fair and portions are generous. Cocktails are well mixed and poured, the wine list is not extensive and is interesting and well priced. Go, relax, enjoy!

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LR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food, service and atmosphere. I was with a group who hadn’t seen other in a long time. We ended up closing the restaurant down and they didn’t even bother us to leave. Impressed me time and time again!

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f
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately this visit was not up to usual standards

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m
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Girls night out. Service was great. First had drinks at Bar. Bartender made good drinks. They had table waiting for us at the time of reservation. Waiter was very nice. Attentive. Food was delicious. Restaurant looked pretty. Everything was great. Def would go back.

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w
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect in every way!! Love this restaurant.

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A
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Great staff.
Tables too close together
Very noisy

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food always wonderful as is staff

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

upper east side child friendly for early dinner,yet cosmopolitan restaurant after 7pm..Service is to fast' before you finish one course the next one appears.Prices are rather steep especially for a salad and steak which are more expensive here than at Palm.However the rest of the menu is well balanced and food is good.

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

waiter mark was excellent, everyone was gracious and eager to please. have eaten here before and always very enjoyable. that's why I return and tell people about you.

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to go to Tbar! Been going ever since I moved to NYC 18 years ago (same restaurant, same owner, back then it was a Lenox Room) and Tony, the owner, and his crew have delivered wonderful food, atmosphere, friendly, and all around great place! Food is always consistently great which is truly rare and a delight! Thank you Tony!!!

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch. Great service g the food was very good. I would just say that the fries were a bit too salty but a great Angus burger melts in your mouth. very nice experience I will definitely go back again

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always good to go there

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DB
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Asked in advance for quiet spot. They took us right toa perfectly quiet empty spot. All enjoyed. I do not see any points. We were definitely there and did check in. Please fix.

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