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.
New York, NY 10019
Steak, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday & Monday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please email email@example.com for private party and catering info.
Parking lots and garages within one block.
Within three blocks of the B, D, E, F, M, N, Q, R subways and walking distance to 1 and 2 subways.
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.
Uncle Jack's offers private dining for groups of 20 to 100 guests.
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown 56th Street Ratings and Reviews
Uncle Jack's Sunday Brunch was fantastic! I was both frightened yet eager to see how old my high school friends had gotten. I wanted to host this vanity threatening event at an appropriate
place representative of the middle aged station of our lives. Uncle Jack's came through
for us and I am grateful. I'm not saying that children err, younger people would not
appreciate it. But, it was great for us!
The midtown location was readily accessible, as was the staff. They were ready
to accommodate our changing party size. The tuxedoed servers were amicable
and efficient. They were ready to explain the menu, make recommendations,
and refill drinks. Fortunately, they did not tire.
As to Brunch, order what we called the "Melody Special." My buddy's girlfriend
had reviewed the brunch menu online the night before and suggested
that we try the Eggs Benedict over a crab cake on an English Muffin with hollandaise
sauce. It was money, Melody! Yeah, people still talk like that.
Thank you, Uncle Jack's, We'll be back.
I have previously been to the restaurant a few years back on my last visit to NYC and couldn’t wait to come back, however, it didn’t meet my expectations as previous. I brought my girlfriend along as I had explained that the steak here was amazing and we were both excited. I asked for my steak medium rare, So when the food came it was a shock that ‘The best Steakhouse in NYC’ couldn’t cook a steak to nothing that I asked for. The steak presented to me was more well done with no pink in the middle. Usually I would be polite and just eat the food put in front of me, but due to the very high price ($50 for Fillet Mignon 12oz), I had to send it back! Then I waited for approximately 5-10 minutes not knowing what was going on because the waiters just were no where to be seen!! Then eventually, the waiter appeared with a fresh steak and ‘complimentary brocolli’ due to the wait. I cut into the 2nd steak as the waiter watched over, then again the steak was not cooked to how I asked, however this time, being too hungry I just decided to smile and eat my over cooked steak. (If a steakhouse can’t cook a steak to how you ask, then somethings wrong). I left some of the steak because it far too overdone! After all this, to put the cherry on top, they had the cheek to push us towards a 18%-20% tip!!! NYC waiters rely upon tips, I get that, But that doesn’t mean they deserve one if the service is awful. The overall bill came to nearly $200!!! which was eye watering after the experience.
Service was great, but steak was overcooked. Requested medium rare and steak came completely charred on outside, grey almost all the way to center. As if steak was frozen since very middle was still a little red, but rest was beyond well done. Not the type to send food back, ever. Sides were fine and service helped make up for a lousy steak.
Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse never dissappoints. For the best cocktails, steaks and seafood, you must visit and bring your special someone to an evening at Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse. The delicious cuisine and warm and friendly staff can’t be duplicated. It’s a NYC must see.
Got into NY and wanted to go to a casual steakhouse and this one was near our hotel. It was a slow night, so we got seated quickly and the waitress took our drink order right away. For our meal order, there was a delay in her getting back to us, which became a theme for the night. I had the lamb and my wife a steak, we shared some steamed vegetables, as well. The food was great, not as good as some of the other steakhouses we’ve been to; but I’d put it in my top 10. Only issue was with the waitress, seemed to spend more time with her other tables and forgot about us. Like I said it was slow, only 6 tables with people. It got to the point we’re the guy busing our dishes took our second drink order and our desert order. She did show up at the end of the meal to give us the check and get the tip though, sure hope it was shared with the guy who spent most of the evening serving our table. My wife chalked it up to how we dressed, I did not want to change for dinner, so I was a bit Mose casual, in my jeans an flannel shirt, then the others in our section..
A little disappointed at the overall experience. It was my girlfriend's birthday which I indicated on the reservation yet they celebrated everyone elses and I had to tell them again about hers. Also, they seated us in between two other couples in spite of plenty of other more private tables. Just felt rushed the whole way thru. Her petite filet steak was very delicious, mine was mediocre and overcooked. Will not be returning to this location. The service and quality just didn't justify the cost.
I have been going to Uncle Jack's after a matinee for years. It never fails to meet expectations of outstanding food - excellent service - good variety on the menu - superb wine list with knowledgeable servers and bartenders to offer suggestions if you wish. NEVER DISAPPOINTS !!
Once seated things fell apart. The waiter was bipolar swinging from downright rude to at least giving the occasional small smile. He was curt, preoccupied, and inattentive. My dinner fork contained a large glob of dried up stuck on what appeared to be mashed potato remnants. At least the waiter grimaced when I pointed it out. He got 2 of the four entree orders wrong and so my friend and I watched our husband dine on their steaks while we waited until they were nearly finished, then we received our correct meal. This was a big disappointment for our New Years Eve celebration in New York City.
We ordered the bone in fillet, but it was not available that night. I am guessing they sold out. Instead we settled on splitting the 12 oz fillet. Unfortunately rather than just cutting it in half, they pre-sliced it. The problem was it has been sitting in the kitchen for a while after they cut it so the steak soaked up a lot of the blood because it was medium rare. Still had good flavor, but in the future I would definitely request if they are going split it for us , do not slice it. I prefer bigger bites rather than thin slices, and it took away from the overall taste of a great steak. The baked clams were also good, as was the Wedge Salad. The bread was underwhelming and would have been much better had it been warm. I always love to get warm bread at a steak house, so the cold roll was a little disappointing . The baked Potato was also very good, although next time I would get it loaded with fixings on the side. The unsalted butter just did not add much to a beautifully cooked potato with a nicely salted skin. Overall the staff was excellent, and we will definitely come back, but completely disagree with pre-slicing a beautiful fillet like that. Really took away from what should have been a spectacular steak.
We have been to this restaurant everytime we go to NYC, usually a special occasion. This time our waiter was a real turn off. Once our order was put in he completely stopped checking on us. When he did stop he was very flirtatious with my son. We had a fixed menu for Christmas day. I had the NY strip and it was just O.K. My husband and I usually share the porterhouse but it was not an option on this day. Not sure we will go back. Beautiful atmosphere during the holidays.
We dined on Christmas Day which had a prixe fix menu. However Prime ribs of beef which had been on the Christmas menu originally was replaced with strip steak the day of. Not right! . We were very disappointed. The Caesar salad and Christmas salad barely had dressing. I would say an awful salad. Service was average. The servers need some retraining. The lobster bisque and Virginia ham was very good. The cheesecake was also good. The waiter never offered us coffee so we didn't have. You have to ask for more rolls as they only serve you one. Christmas decor was beautiful!
My husband and I enjoyed the set menu Christmas dinner at Uncle Jacks. Both soup options were very tasty. My husband had the lobster bisque which was delicious. The steaks were perfectly cooked and generous portions. They came with a creamy spinach accompaniment which I loved. The NY cheesecake was nice also. The salad course let the meal down a little. My Christmas salad was tasty but very small. The Cesar salad was a disappointing small pile of iceberg lettuce with a little bit of dressing and a small crispy bread balanced on top.
The restaurant had a pleasant atmosphere and was nicely decorated for Christmas. The service was fine and friendly. It wasn’t cheap but I’d say reasonable for Christmas Day in NY.
Overall a very enjoyable meal.
Waiter extremely inattentive seated at 7 received appetizers in normal time by 8:40 our main course still wasn’t served waiter came over 2 Times saying it will be our
In 5 min x 2 no aplogetic offered one of a drink. Said he could bring a soda fo the two not drinking . The busboy for lack of better description did better service recovery than the head waiter. He offered us cappuccino conversed with us and apologized sincerely
This was our 2nd time at this location. Our 1st experience was fabulous in December of 2016. This time the service was horrible. When we ordered our meals I was told right away that they were out of sweet potato fries (very odd for a steakhouse). Then we ordered garlic mashed instead. When the meal was served no garlic mashed were served. He then told us they were out of that also. We then waited for the check for quite a long time and then we were charged for the garlic mashed anyway. Very disappointed.
We happened to arrive more than an hour early for our 9PM reservation, and were first told that they still needed to seat the 8 PM reservations, and that it may be at least 45 minutes before we could be seated. But a few minutes later, suddenly it changed pleasantly, and the maître de said that he could seat us in 10 minutes, which he did. Thanks to the maître de, We got a nice quiet table upstairs in the front corner which we thought would be really nice, private and out of traffic. Unfortunately though, the waiters tended to forget us over there. We even had to call them to fill the water glasses. Bread was a pathetic little 2" piece that was doled out miserly. We waited for a half-hour after the salad and finally called and asked the waiter to check on our food. When it arrived immediately thereafter, it was barely lukewarm. Obviously, it had been ready for a while and forgotten.
For a place that claims to be "NEW YORKS BEST STEAKHOUSE", the steak was quite mediocre. I had ordered medium, and it was seared on the outside and very rare on the inside. I guess, on the average it was "medium"!
We were very disappointed. The service was okay, the salad was okay and the steak was fine but when you’re spending that kind of money, okay and fine shouldn’t describe the experience. Regarding the service, we asked one of the waiters for more bread (had only had 4 rolls total for 4 people) he tried to tell us they were out and then after getting us some he said that this was it, no more. Just wasn’t the best experience
We have been coming to New York for years, and always considered Uncle Jack's our one staple that we looked forward to returning to. This year will be the last time we visit this restaurant, obviously living on their reputation. The service was terrible! Had to order drinks in the bar, the bartender was smiling forcibly but surly and rude. Took 10 minutes and a request to the manager to get some water, no one came to our table voluntarily. The food was not cooked to order.
Granted out was a busy pre-Christmas Saturday night, but isn't that what 50 plus years of experience should prepare a restaurant for? There are plenty of steakhouses in New York - we plan on visiting others from now on.
Every time we come to NYC we dine at Uncle Jack’s. Service this time, however, was far from what we usually receive. They were busy but........we waited longer than normal to have our order taken. Then, the table next to us, who came in after us, had their order taken. We were not happy!!!!
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