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About Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown 56th Street

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.

44 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: 
Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 4:00pm 
Dinner: 
Sunday & Monday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 245-1550

Website:
http://www.unclejacks.com/

Catering:
Please email info@unclejacks.com for private party and catering info.

Parking Details:
Parking lots and garages within one block.

Public Transit:
Within three blocks of the B, D, E, F, M, N, Q, R subways and walking distance to 1 and 2 subways.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our website at www.unclejacks.com for our seasonal specials.

Private Dining

Uncle Jack's offers private dining for groups of 20 to 100 guests.

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown 56th Street Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Business Meals (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Cozy (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent aged filet mignon and New York Strip. Cooked to perfection. Sides were generous and tasty.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very disappointed. It was decent, but not worth it. Several frustrating aspects, the menu online was not available- which is why we went. They didn't have chicken tenders for the kids menu, they also didn't have 1 of the 3 sandwiches they offered on that menu. So, we probably would not go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Not great. Yellowfin tuna was not good - no flavor and not cooked accurately. Don't bother ordering that dish.
Mac n cheese was good.
Potato was fine - can't really mess that up short of undercooking it.
Ny strip had a lot of fat.
Bread was not warm and butter was very cold.
It was decorated nicely for holidays.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Very good food but a little pricey. Romantic setting but family friendly

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Tulsa)·Dined 5 days ago

Was very excited to try. The service really was lacking and it’s what they pride themselves on. Our waiter came by twice and the first time was to force us to order. The food was just OK. Who ever is the pastry chef did a wonderful job and that was the highlight of the entire meal. Who serves a steak on a cold plate. Not warm, hot, room temp, cold, this place.

We got there about 10 minutes early (6:50) and the hostess/manager offered to seat us right away because he needed our table for 8:15 reservation. At first I was like OK, so I said thank you. He looked at me and said she (my wife) already said that.

Again was very excited to try this place. Read some great reviews about it. If I was Willie Jack Degel, I’d be embarrassed and pull best Steakhouse in New York off the sign.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I'd been to Uncle Jack's previously. Was disappointed this time because I could tell from the minute I walked in with my 11-year old niece, that I was sized up and then stuck at a table next to the kitchen. In spite of the fact that I had a confirmed reservation, there was quite a bit of juggling and running around to determine where they were going to seat us. We definitely felt like 2nd-class patrons--even my niece noticed that service was slow and our waiter was not particularly attentive.

I will not waste my money on Uncle Jack's again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was lackluster. Seated downstairs. 17 minutes before anyone even acknowledged we had sat down. Food was just ok, very expensive, and not worth the expense.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very good. I especially liked the service. It was for a birthday, we go to steak houses every year. It was our first time here and we really enjoyed it. It is a bit pricey but overall very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Outstanding steaks. The sides are large enough to share.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Outstanding steak. Everything else average and not so special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very slow timing between salad and main course. 40 minutes! Ridiculous
Appetizers and salads came out timely. Just couldn't get steaks/main courses out
Waiter knew and said he told the manager
Manager did NOT come by our table to apologize!
And restaurant was half empty
Because of this I would not review mnend thus location of uncle jacks

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was very good but service was erratic . Had to ask waiter for wine list. His overall approach was rather quirky. Evidently his shift ended and he just said goodnight but the passover to the new shift was problematic . Coffee was never delivered until we asked second server about our order. Check was also not delivered until we asked another person for it. Little things like that throw off the entire experience. When you pay NYC prices you expect superior service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This might possibly be the very best sreakhouse in the city. Go with four people and order the abbadabbado. The sides were excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Steak was served at room temperature at best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Usually I go to the one in bayside and it's my favorite place but this location, the quality of food wasn't as fresh. We were very disappointed

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My and the wife come to NY every year for our anniversary and have been talking about Uncle jacks for a while now. We came in with high expectations! Being you know restaurant stakeout.. luckily we had a good couple next to us because the tables our very very very close together! Took 40 minutes for my wife to receive 1 (non) alcohol drink. That was the last, let's just say that.. I had a Coke and was never asked for a refill, had to wave him down consistently. Food was amazing!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We come here every year around the holidays and always enjoy it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We've really loved Uncle Jack's in the past and we've made it a routine stop in our NYC travels. This visit however left us disappointed. The food was good (it always is) but the service was really bad, and the restaurant wasn't even busy. For the price, we expect good food AND good service. Might need to find ourselves a new NYC favorite.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our steak was tough and very fatty. We had eaten here years ago and really enjoyed it. We were very disappointed this time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Been to Uncle Jacks many times. Service on this occasion was unacceptable. Could not order drinks or wine once appetizers were served. Ordering desert took 30 minutes. Service ruined our experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Decor was very beautiful staff was professional and dressed great. My server wilson was beyond impeccable service above and beyond.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A wonderful place with a great ambiance. Wishing all the best for the holiday season.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Seating was confined. Service was consistent.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Amazing food. Super mice setting. Romantic and kid friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The staff was very polite and very attentive to my husband's food allergies. The restaurant is fairly large (two levels) and pretty quiet. The food was delicious, and I especially loved the comfortable seats!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our second visit to Uncle Jacks from the Uk and it didn't disappoint. The fillet mignon was cooked to perfection and the sides of sautéed asparagus and garlic mash were a perfect accompaniment to our steaks. Service good and staff friendly. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Welcoming and very friendly, all staff wished to make it a fine dining experience. Glad we took the time to slow down and relax at Uncle Jack's.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a very good dinner. The ambiance was great. Our servers were professional and helpful.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food is delicious and tasting. Staff is helpful and friendly. The restaurant is a bit tight and packed with customers sitting close to each others which noise level is noticeable.

Overall, this is a great place for a special occasion who want to enjoy great food and cheer up together but not a business venue nor romantic place for dating couples.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I was really looking forward to dining at unclejacks but came out disappointed..Yes the staff were friendly but intrusive. We didnt get time to relax there were so many staff on top of us as soon as we sat down.By The end of our meal l couldn't get anyone's attention.Barely recognised The hostest when we arrived dressed really casual never introduced herself..The meal came to $200.was not worth that..My fish was really salty ..There was a French couple beside us asking the waiter about weight of meal and he was really rude to them..

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Friends have suggested other steakhouses in NYC but we keep coming back to Uncle Jacks!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best Filet Mignon I’ve had in a long time. Service is top notch and the food is exceptional. It’s pricey, but the service and food make it worth it.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not worth the money. Quality of the meat was just not there. Much better steak houses in Manhattan.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

I love Uncle Jack’s for the food and the great service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Ate at the bar. Excellwnt steaks, excellwnt drinks, bartender a pro. A bit too much cheese on the oysters Rockefeller, but a very minor quibble. I'll be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very nice and welcoming staff, but the food is just average at best. NYC has many great steakhouses and uncle jack does not stand out. Only go if it’s convenient, don’t go out of your way

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great service and great food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Uncle Jack’s rarely disappoints. The porterhouse was delicious, and their Wagyu meatball appetizer is absolutely special! It was my guy’s birthday and they brought out a decadent chocolate dessert for him, on the house. The service is wonderful and the decor is elegant...it’s not your typical sawdust-on-the-floor steakhouse. I always enjoy myself at Uncle Jack’s and this is my favorite location.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, great service. Excellent for business or dinner with your friends and family!

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