Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown 56th Street

4.2
2271 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our experience was amazing. Sad to hear this location is closing. I sincerely hope the owners will move Manager Scott to one of the other locations. Good food is not hard to find in the city, great service isn’t always as easy to come by and Scott and the team gave great service!

I hope to see the team in a new location or on 9th.

HM
HarriettM
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food selection, ,great atmosphere! Soooo sorry to hear it’s closing!

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Rebel
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. We shared the Porterhouse for two and it was beyond great.

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vipsharic
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lukewarm all around from the greeting, to the table, to the service, to the food.
Lackluster and not as great as it once was. Needs some polishing to get its shine back..
Sorry, we used to love this spot.

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vipBarry1
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Quality of the steak doesn’t compare to top steakhouses in NYC, yet the price was the same. Wouldn’t recommend. Service was very good and ambiance is fine if you like old and tired.

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EricG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We've been there once before and it was great.

This time... just meh. They had to make four steaks to get it right.

I ordered a 12 oz. NY Strip--my typical go-to steak. Done medium.

Came out rare. And it was 40% fat. So they make me a new one.

Comes out... it looks a little larger but I cut into it... rare again. But oops! That wasn't my steak! That was for another table!

Then my steak comes out immediately afterwards. Much less fatty. Still a little under-cooked but I ate it.

So they wasted my first steak. (1). Gave me someone else's which I cut into so they couldn't serve (2). Gave me my correct steak (3). Gave the other table their correct steak (4).

And after all that they didn't even say let us comp you dessert for your son's birthday (which was part of the reservation). Nothing.

So even though we wouldn't necessarily be going back anyway, we're definitely not going back now.

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vipMerrilee
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started off our evening with an incredible Manhatten and a vodka martini. Paul is a Bartender that has skills with cocktails from years of experience. You can actually have a conversation at this bar and Paul enhances your time with knowledge and humor. The steaks and sides are topnotch and don't think that a steakhouse can't make an incredible fish dish. Their Flounder with brown butter and macademia nuts is outstanding. Service is first rate--attentive but relaxing. Scott who takes care of the front of the house will make sure your experience is a memorable one. Go enjoy this true NYC delight.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were friendly and gave good advice on what the best steaks were to order for the way I prefer to eat (ie rare).

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juniorR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like aways great food and top of the line service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good beef!! Ni e place ti celebration!

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DennisM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was quite well done and really tasty. We did not have to wait long for the food and the waitress/waiter were both friendly, polite and helpful. They both made our meal much more enjoyable.

Well done, keep it up.

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other more advertised steak houses were booked for a Saturday in mid town manhattan.
We found Uncle Jack's available and best within walking from our hotel.
This place should have been booked solid??!! No other place would have topped our dinner.

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dorisd
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond delicious... shrimp scampi appetizer, ceasar salad, filet, and sides of garlic mashed and mushrooms. Every bite was amazing.

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vipkarenrealtor
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great meal and our servers and host were great at making recommendations for us.

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Dude1529
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A high level steak house that will rival any competitors in quality serve and dish prep. Been customer for years at both locations

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HenrietteW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super 👍🏻 Very good food, nice service

SG
SeanyG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Uncle Jacks is the premier destination for steak and seafood :).

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craigo
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food n services was great, we have been there for dinner many times before, we came with another couple who hadn’t been at the Resturant n loved everything

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vipEddyA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall4food2service5ambience4

It was good

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very kind, we could enjoy steak and wine more than expected.

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Aurali
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is awesome and the service is very good!

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vipNick
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just totally top notch ! I must do steakhouse for sure !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Midtown Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse is always good.
The Manager Jerry was excellent and very accommodating.
Our Server Anastasia was also excellent with her service and suggestions.
Thank you all so very much.

SB
vipSandiB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Vegetable salad was served with vegetables that I didn’t like which weren’t listed on the menu, we had to ask for bread while tables around us received it, my husband asked for wine with dinner but waiter never came back - not the usual service

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vipDoctorD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

They now charge for bread! Steak wasn't proper temp!

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AmandaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we stepped through the doors of Uncle Jacks we knew we were in for a fun night !
The steak , service and ambience were outstanding and the wait staff went beyond the call to make our night special and personal

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fazerar
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 6 time at uncle Jack's and never had 1 problem with anything everytime it perfect. Love uncle Jack's

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Kelleym
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Poor service, steak was good but everything else we had was not. Salad, mac and cheese and loaded potato were horrible. Wait staff not attentive. We were laughed at when we told them it was hot. It was July with no ac on and the doors open. It is a tourist trap, go elsewhere!

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Kalyne78
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J’y étais pour mes 40 ans et ce fût un excellent choix de restaurants. Le service est incroyable et la nourriture excellente. Merci pour la belle soirée!

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DevinJ
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding restaurant. Scotty was a delightful host and Anastasia was a great bartender/waitress. A wonderful meal was enjoyed by my wife and I.

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vipSierraelena
San Antonio
77 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meat cuts. Strongly suggest the bone-in ribeye

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vipLisaH
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall2food4service4ambience3

We specifically came up to the midtown Uncle Jack’s because their website advertised a brunch with bottomless mimosas and we were meeting friends. We went very much out of our way to do this but when we got there the menu was a regular lunch menu and there was no brunch offered. Waiter said that they had recently stopped doing brunch.
If a restaurant has a website and they make changes to their offerings, the website must be updated. It was frustrating. Food was good but overall we were very disappointed with the experience because we felt mislead.

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HugoL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very polite and welcoming, just that makes it worth it! Steaks were cooked to perfection. Second time in NYC and second time at this restaurant.

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JoeL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our 31st wedding anniversary, we decided to stay overnight in the city and have a steak dinner. Uncle Jack’s was the perfect choice for dinner. Everything was great, thanks again for the champagne and dessert. Definitely coming back.

SG
StaciG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

First time the steak for 2 was the best I even had. The last 2 times I've eaten there the steak has been below par. The sides we're good, but the chef didn't cook the steak right, tasted like it was to close to the gas or something, but it had a strange taste from how they cooked it. I will be patronizing P. Luger's from now on.

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MikeS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. This was actually better than our other fine dining experience at a location owned by a very famous chef. A little t of food, well plated.

JS
vipJohnS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food. Scott the Maitre D’ was extremely nice and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great night with great food and attentive staff and management. We come every trip to NYC!

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Disappointed
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointing visit. Saturday night usually a restaurant has its A game ,,,not this time! For an empty restaurant we got terrible service and the food was not good.

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amyc
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to nyc for vacation and had heard from a friend how wonderful the food was. The shrimp cocktail was amazing. The bread was the best I have had. I had the filet mignon and it was perfectly cooked. We received the dessert sampler and everything was amazing. The best part of the dining was the service. As soon as we walked in we were treated like the most important people in nyc. We had a great dinner and the wait staff made it even better.

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