T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side)

4.8
1557 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a reliable place for a great meal. The ambiance is great, the people are great and the food is alway great. If I am in the UES, I typically will be here.

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LoyalCustomer
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great dinner! And we loved our server Chantelle she was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and terrific service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

unfortunately T-Bar is closing at its present location and they do not have another space at the moment. i think the menu was limited because of this and the crowd was thin.
i hope they will open again. if not, they will be a restaurant that is sorely missed

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vipLauren
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wait staff are wonderful. We have been coming here since the restaurant opened.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant

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ElliotJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I have gone to T-Bar for many years and had many enjoyable meals. This latest meal was a disappointment. First, they have increased their prices substantially -- $19 for a caesar salad? $19 for any dessert?? Then, when I ordered a vodka on the rocks, I received a glass of ice cubes with just a little vodka at the bottom. When I called this to the waiter's attention, he just shrugged and said he couldn't do anything about it. Not particularly friendly as well.
All in all, disappointing. And finally, when the bill arrived, there was an enclosed announcement that they would be closing the restaurant on Sept 18, 2021 and relocating to an as yet undisclosed nearby location by late fall, 2021. When I spoke to the owner, he said he was first trying to negotiate a lease with one of several possible spots. A new restaurant by late fall? Good luck!

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AndKar
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just make the reservation and enjoy! It's the best!

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jenp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love T-Bar! Always, are go to restaurant on the upper East side!

SB
StaceyB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Will definitely return!

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RichardO
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. T-Bar is a favorite!

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vipdgmg
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. One of my regulare spots on the UES. Glad to see the bar is open again at last.

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vipReneeb
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I’ve been going to restaurant week dinner there for years and the always had a great menu including filet mignon, which is a specialty there. This year there was terrible choices and we ordered off the regular menu, which is very overpriced.
I understand that the restaurants had a rough year, but they won’t have people coming back if that don’t accommodate their customers.
Also, the service was not good at all. I doubt we would go back.

KG
KarenG
Montana
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great guacamole. The burger was fine but not deserving of the great reviews. Server did not know the cuts of beef used. Pricey for the quality

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vipSR18
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The food was excellent and service outstanding. Such an enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love TBar and it’s consistently delicious food and impeccable service. The best!!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been over a year, since we were here. It was wonderful, as always. Great food and service. Highly recommend.

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vipmarkc
Phoenix
78 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

excellent food. service is a bit slow but not so much as to discount the food quality

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vipNYCFoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance were great. We ordered the Porterhouse which was cooked to perfection. Tbar is always a good bet.

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vipCarolH
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and exceptional service. We will definitely be back!

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vipGigiW
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as usual. Food, atmosphere and service were perfect. I will be back!

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vipgwcc
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It's a fine option on the UES for steakhouse. Nice location and ambience. Mediocre food and service.

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viprbr90
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always reliable food and friendly service

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vipCommish
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent, service on point. Utensils came individually wrapped in paper,
bread came in a basket wrapped in plastic. Tables spaced appropriately. Will be back.

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vipromih
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Service excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! First time eating here and will definitely be back. Food and cocktails were great. We were not rushed and enjoyed everything!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Sharon
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service, the setting and the food was excellent.

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vipGlenn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kitchen seems better than ever. Everything they make is delicious and well executed. Service and staff excellent and welcoming as ever. Owner Tony on the floor making sure things are perfect. Welcome back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with a friend. Service was friendly and very good. Food as always delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we wrntceitb another couple who had never been to tbar , they loved it, food was great, guys shared delicious porterhouse, i had salmon abs friend had turkey burger, we shared two tbar salads and we love that they split it for us, friend brought bottle of wine and corkage fed wad very reasonable . felt covid protocols were flowfc , plexiglass and everything g wad wrapped and sanitary , however felt like it was more than 50 percent capacity , however we we fine as were sll double vaccinated. so glad to have thar bs k !!

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vipParis4
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Always EXCELLENT FOOD, however our server was curt and had “attitude”. Next time we will avoid his station.

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Tgmoser
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the night out we needed after being vaccinated. Yes its a bit of a splurge but it is worth it. Generous pours from the bar. Recommend the Prime aged rib eye - it easily feeds 2 guys & the warm octopus appetizer. all 3 salads what you'd expect & no attitude if you split it. Tried the apple crisp. will try something different next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food but they basically kicked us our after 90 minutes so we didn't have achance for coffee or dessert.

JC
vipJessicaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent as always. The bread is amazing.

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vipJUDITHS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Service Ambiance WONDERFUL!

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vipRjf12
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience1

If you want to catch COVID or something else, dine here! 35% capacity all crammed into 25% of the entire space! Tables too close to each other. Barriers between tables are open at the bench seat sides so you’re eating 1-2 feet away without protection from the table next to you. I supported them with take out and crazy high tips for the past year and treated poorly when dining in.
Hostess was not nice and had a bad attitude. I arrived 10 minutes early and was told if I get seated the 90 minute table limit starts then or I could wait until my reservation time and then be seated. Table was empty, it was an early reservation and what did it really matter if I sat down ten minutes early? Perhaps I might have had an additional cocktail and increase the total spent? Poorly managed.

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vipVinnieVanDareOIII
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always an excellent time at T-Bar. The food is consistent, whether it’s the Rib Eye or the Chicken Milanese. Cooked to perfection with a helpful staff. It’s one of the restaurants that I always come back to time and time again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Waiter was excellent but hostess rushed dinner despite us arriving half hour early to an empty restaurant. Felt pushed out.

RS
vipRalphS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers were phenomenal. In this era of covid, it felt very safe.

FAQs

T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side) does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side) is rated 4.8 stars by 1557 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.