Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Bayside

4.5
1001 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
The place to meet, eat and enjoy the finer things in life. Specializing in 21 day dry aged USDA Prime meats, Kobe beef, Australian lobster tails and offering a wide array of seafood and wines. Join us for our old world charm and impeccable service. Some of our reviews;
The New York Times 3 Stars "This steakhouse leaves no item overlooked...."- Crain's "New York's best pocket-sized steakhouse..."- Daily News 4 Stars "...outstanding service and excellent food that is imaginatively prepared..." - Zagat Survey "Mouth watering steaks...a true gem...a friendly staff..." - "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence"- "5 Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences" - Newsday 3 Stars "a handsome slice of a restaurant...Queen's best steakhouse..." William Jack Degel honors his Godfather, the proprietor of Jack's, a 1930's prohibition-style Victorian speak-easy. At Uncle Jack's, where the motto is "Customer is King,” his legend lives on.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch:
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner:
Sunday & Monday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm

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Phone number
(718) 229-1100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Please email info@unclejacks.com for private party and catering info.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
40th Street
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Parking details
Valet parking available
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Public transit
LIRR Bayside Station - within 2 blocks, Queens Bus 13 & 31 - within 1 block.
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Special events & promotions
Check out our website at www.unclejacks.com for our seasonal specials
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Let us host your private party, bachelor party, birthday, corporate event, Christmas party, business meeting or special celebration at Uncle Jack's, where you can enjoy a great atmosphere, unique food and friendly service.

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What 1001 People Are Saying
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J
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our server (I believe his name was Tracey) was great, food outstanding. A bit pricey more inline with NYC pricing but all and all it was well worth it.

JJH

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OT
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Friendly staff and excellent service! We had a great time!

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DM
4.0Dined 7 days ago

Good food, great friendly service, though quite Expensive

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OT
2.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Went to restaurant to try something different away from Roslyn. I ordered well done chicken and wasn’t told until 1/2 hour later that they didn’t have chicken. My daughter ordered a medium steak that came out well done which we sent back and second steak, while medium, was not tender at all. After I was told that there was no chicken, I ordered stripe bass with only garlic and olive oil but was served stripe bass with lemon and white whine sauce which I specifically told the waiter I did not want. I also asked the waiter if the lobster avocado salad had a creamy dressing and he said no but the salad came with a creamy type dressing. The wait staff wasn’t rude but appeared ill equipped to handle the order, to serve food with requested preparation, or to accurately describe dishes. In addition, the quality of my daughter’s steak was poor. Uncle Jacks is also in the same price range as Bryant and Cooper and Peter Lugers but isn’t nearly as good.

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JB
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Wanted a 4 pm reservation. I was told none were available, had to go at 3pm. The place was empty. The staff was just starting to set up tables and bar. They made us sit at the bar for 35 mins. Sent back the calamari either left over from day before or burnt. My husband ordered ice cream for dessert. It took 40 mins to bring it. There were only 6 people in the restaurant at this time. I felt embarrassed as I brought friends here for their anniversary. Sad day.

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F
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Shared wedge salad and crab. cake. Both were ezxxcellent. Special fish was dover sole. Well prepared by pricey at $65. Filet mignon, as always, was excellent. Tasty creamed spinach. Sergio was a very attentive server.

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AG
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Both mine and my husbands steaks were phenomenal. Cooked and seasoned perfectly. Side dishes delicious. One of the best creamed spinaches I have ever had.
Highly recommend, if you don't want to drive to the city.

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IN
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Everything was delicious! Excellent service as well.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

3 out of the 4 guests wanted their steaks well done. They were medium rare. They ate them but when we initially ordered it the waiter was not recommending steaks to be cooked well done. As it turned out they really were not happy. Nice restaurant but if the customer wants well done that’s what they should get

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JV
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Awesome steaks, service and ambiance. Only knock I have is that as I’m not a wine drinker, when I asked for house reds for my companion and I, I wasn’t expecting it to be $20 a glass. Other than that, my experience was terrific and I’ll definitely return.

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JM
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This is a classic, upscale steak-house. Small and superb. The waiters all dress in tuxedos, and treat all guests like VIPs. The menu also includes some wonderful seafood selections, and everything is prepared perfectly! Uncle Jack's always makes us feel pampered!

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DD
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I brought my husband here for Father's Day. I wanted to bring him somewhere we have never been before and I don't regret it. For our appetizer, we shared a Caesar salad. It was lightly dressed and tasted nice, but I like a bit more dressing on my salad, so it is really a matter of preference. For our entree, he had the NY Strip and I had fillet mignon. The steaks were well seasoned and flavorful. I had to send my first steak back because I ordered medium and it came rare, but they exchanged it with no problem and I received a new one quickly. Our sides were the garlic mashed potatoes and 5 cheese macaroni. Both of which were an excellent compliment to our steaks. We came with our 5 month old, so by the end of dinner, he became restless and we did not stay for dessert. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked in the door to when we left. Everyone was lovely and we will definitely return. Oh...since we went on a Sunday early evening, parking was okay if you don't mind circling or parking a few blocks away. They do offer valet parking if you need it, but since we didn't use it, I don't know if there are any costs involved.

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F
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Decent meal, great ambiance, and excellent Mac and cheese!

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BC
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I don't play around when I want a steak dinner, no appetizers just straight to my meal. Uncle Jack's has to be in top top 2 or 3 ateaks that i've had, only to be beat out by a steak I had in Vegas. I like the old school feel, the staff is absolutely amazing and attentive to each guest. They make you feel like family. The side orders are great too, so you won't be disappointed. No need to drive into Manhasset or Great Neck on Northern Blvd, come the opposite direction into Queens and it will be more that worth the trip. Oh yeah, and the desserts are very good too... Lol FYI This was not a paid endorsement.

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B
4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Overall the food was very good. But I noticed the portions of the side dishes were getting smaller.

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E
3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

I've been to many steakhouses and my husband and I enjoy a great porterhouse for 2. We went to Uncle Jack's because we received a gift card for my husband's birthday, so we went to the original in Bayside. While the food tasted very good, everything we ordered was luke warm and not hot at all. From our appetizer of mussels in white wine sauce, to the porterhouse and side dishes. We also felt a bit rushed. We were celebrating our anniversary, ordered a bottle of wine and wanted to have a nice dining experience. Immediately after we finished our appetizer the meal came out. We also wondered why we didn't get bread, especially since the white wine sauce from the mussels certainly called for it. After spending an additional $130 on top of the $150 gift card, I did not feel as if the meal was worth it at all. There are many steakhouses around that know how to make the dining experience worth the price, which we never mind paying if it is worth it. Therefore, I would not go back nor would I recommend.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

One of my favorite places to go and it never disappoints

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OT
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Been coming here for years. In my opinion best steakhouse in NY!

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OT
1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service was horrible. They stuck us in downstairs dining which is not even a dining room. Took 1 hour to be served a simple dinner on Mother's Day at 3.00 and when it came out the steak was cold. Manager came out to talk and all she did was apologize for the service and the cold food. Would never go back.
Atmosphere is a zero only thing that was a 5 was the hostess in the front, sweet, understanding and accommodating. uncle jack should make some changes.

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C
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food and service at this location are great. I had the petite filet with the mashed potatoes, mushrooms and brussel sprouts. The steak was perfectly cooked, the mashed potatoes and mushrooms were appropriately seasoned except the brussel sprouts. The brussel sprouts had a sweet chili sauce on them which masked the brussel sprout flavor. Other than that, the entire meal was great, including the service. My family had a t-bone steak and the tuna steak. Everyone was happy with the food and service.

On previous trips, I've had the baked clams (my favorite), kobe meatballs and the kobe steak. The baked clams are absolutely delicious! I have yet to find another restaurant to make them like this location, they have this tart lemon sauce on them with just the right amount of bread crumbs! The kobe meatballs are quite good too but their kobe steak is phenomenal. The waiter recommended eating it medium and he was right. The steak came out perfect. This location will not disappoint you.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Celebrated our 4 years anniversary here and it’s always the best. Great staff and great food. One of the best steak houses in NYC

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OT
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent! Best steakhouse in the area. Our server, Tracy, was helpful and accommodating without being even slightly intrusive. A 5-star experience in every way.

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ES
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Uncle Jack's is amazing! The Cracker Jack Chicken and Filet were to die for. Don't get me started on the creamed spinach and garlic mashed...incredible. This is a must go to in Bayside! I already can't wait for my next visit!

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SC
4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We met here for a casual business lunch. I thought the food and service were good but nothing extraordinary. One of the reasons I picked the restaurant was because they said they have valet parking. However that is not the case during lunch. It is a solid choice in the neighborhood if you are looking for standard steak house fare.

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OT
3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Steak was bad

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I love this place. Food and service are always excellent! Looking forward to my next visit.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything is perfect!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I've attempted to eat here before but was turned away because I didn't make a reservation. This left a really bad taste in my mouth and I swore to never visit again. I enjoy a great steak and didn't want to go to far out of my way so I tried again this past Sunday. I made reservations and came here for brunch. I must say, it was well worth it! Great food. Great service. The brunch menu was great. They had surprisingly amazing coffee. I was very pleased. My brunch experience here will probably have me back for more. The prix fixe option was definitely worth it for the price. Loved everything!

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CD
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Simply awesome 😍
Every time we go we are simply amazed at how great everything is it is by far one of the most consistently great steak houses you can go to

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LW
5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent dinner at Uncle Jack's! Thank you for the desserts! Everything was very tasty and great service. Thank you!

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j
3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good steakhouse. Quality of the sirloin was good, not exceptional. Wine list not particularly user friendly- pretty high mark-ups. The cost of dinner there- it's very expensive- detracts a bit from the experience.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food and drinks were top shelf! Porterhouse for 2 was cooked to perfect medium rare, and all other entrees were cooked to each specification expertly. The banana creme pie dessert should not be missed, but the best part of our night was to see Roman running the front of house! This guy has been taking care of my family for over 12 years and I look forward to many more great meals and seeing Roman at Uncle Jacks.

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ST
4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We were treated like gentlemen wi thug fine service and quality dining

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OT
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service and food is excellent that’s why always come back
And the bartender is a true professional

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O
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Once again we had a great dining experience from the moment we walked through the door to the time we left

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OT
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

7th Anniversary

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CZ
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Best steaks in Queens, NYC. Sides are delish!
Excellent sevice.

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NY
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This is the best restaurant hands down. From the service to the food and the experience it’s an event not a meal.

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C
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was as delicious as I expected. I loved the special of filet mignon wrapped in bacon. The appetizers were fun and delicious and served professionally.

The wait staff was so professional and attentive! The staff treated everything we wanted with the utmost importance and response! They themselves are worth the ride. Definitely right decision for an anniversary dinner. Will definitely be going back!

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OT
2.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Appetizers were good. I ordered porter house for 2 and thought it was overlly cooked at the top. Compared to others, this restaurant needs to get it together and cook better steaks

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