680 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY | Directions 1002540.791010 -73.968870
Sun-Thu 12pm-4pm, 5pm-10pm;
Fri and Sat 12pm-4pm, 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper West Side
Great steaks, not the best music, service was just ok – I recently went to Roth's steak house to get my steak on. I had a pretty good time although I was seated with my guest at a very small table that barely had enough room for both our plates and the bread basket to fit on. I ordered the Sirloin which was thick and cooked medium rare as I ordered it. My girlfriend had the T-bone which was even thicker and also cooked to order. Both steaks were great, the service on the other hand was just so so. We weren't even read the specials or asked if we wanted them, for an appetizer I ordered the shrimp and lobster soup (new england style) which was tasty except there was hardly any lobster or shrimp in it save a few pieces. The soup was a bit salty for my taste but good. It turned out we had a new waitress so i'll give her some slack but when our steaks came they didn't give us any steak knives so we had to ask for them after. I ordered a cappucino after dinner, I wanted an anisette, which the waitress had no idea about, turns out they don't have anisette there. Ok fair enough, when the cappucino came she gave me no sugar so that was two strikes, altogether three strikes for not telling us the specials no steak knives, and also they wouldn't let us sit at this other two seat table because apparently it was reserved for someone that spends more money in the place than we did which was a real turn off. The place got crowded later and the live music turned out to be some old man playing nothing but ragtime music which led me to exclaim, can we change decades sometime soon. I overheard other tables also expressing this and wishing the guy would switch to jazz. If you want to be heard try sitting as far away from the piano as possible because its very loud. I would reccomend the steaks they were excellent and priced fairly, the ambience wasn't much to talk about and the service wasn't great although other waiters we saw and heard with more experience seemed better. Overall good food but I doubt i'll go back.
please, go there... NOW!!! – I have heard rave reviews about this place, but hadn't gotten around to getting up there- until last night!!! I must tell you, from a girl that was raised on steak... this was the BEST STEAK EVER!!! By far better then any Luger steak. I loved the atmosphere, which was cozy and unpretentious. And to speak on the service... I have always found the majority of the restaurant service in the city horrible: not at Roth's!!! The service, food and atmosphere is well worth the money... on any buget!
A real nice joint on the Upper West Side. – After some musical chairs (don't sit at the two tables next to the piano at around 9pm - you'll have to move when they remove those tables to make room for other musicians!) my girlfriend and I had a wonderful meal. The ample portion of steamed clams were plump, fresh, flavorful and perfectly cooked - some of the best I've ever had. The ceasar salad was cold, crisp and tasty. The two delmonico steaks were superb, again cooked as we requested and full of flavor. When we first sat down a number of servers came to the table and it was a bit confusing who exactly was our waiter. Eventually a different waiter appeared and he was charming, attentive and professional. (Suggestion to the owner: dump the beat up upright piano that sounds terrible, invest in a Yamaha C1 baby grand and just have piano, piano/bass music.)
A+ Restaurant - great steak, relaxing ambience, flawless service – My husband and I went to Roth's for dinner on Saturday and enjoyed it immensely. We ordered the steamed clams as an appetizer. They clams were a good size, not too small, and were cooked perfectly. I find that seafood tends to be overcooked by most restaurants but the clams at Roth's were still tender and sweet. We had 2 glasses of the only pinot noir on the wine menu, which offered a good variety. My husband ordered the filet mignon, cooked medium. I like my meat red so I went with the Delmonico (ribeye) cooked rare and it was delicious. We didn't have any room for dessert, although I wish we had! The service was flawless, the waiter checked on us frequently and the busboy came by to empty out our dish of shells and refill our water. The live music and candlelit tables really set a romantic mood. Also, I ordered on Restaurants dot com website $25 certificate for $3.75, there's a 70% promotional code you can use that expires tomorrow. even without the certificate, the prices at Roth's are very reasonable for a steakhouse. We will be back again!
Great Dinner. – My husband and I wanted to go somewhere we had never been before so we picked Roth's West Side. I read all the reviews and to be qute honest; had my doubts. Well, was I mistaken!!! First of all the service was impecable. Krystan was our server and she was just delightful. The food was exellent as well. We both had filet mignons and they were cooked exactly the way we asked them to be. I was surprised by the offering of seafood they had . Quite an extensive selection. The Roth Mojito's were out of this world and complimented the food well. We're already planning our next trip and trying to decide what we'll try then!! We really enjoyed ourselves and the meal.
Great Delmonico Steak – Great steakhouse right in my neighborhood. My boyfriend had the sirloin and I had the delmonico - - both steaks were juicy and tender. I love the fried onions and the wonderful service. Highly recommend.
Wow - the meal was amazing – My boyfriend and I went to Roth's for a New Year's eve dinner. The night did not start out well as the place was pretty empty and they still sat us directly in front of the door/host stand. When we asked to be moved, the hostess said there was nothing she could do and we were just about the leave, when the incredible manager did everything he could to work out that we were comfortable and got us a great table right by the unbelievably talented pianist. Our waiter (I wish I could remember his name) was outstanding and while never bothering us was always right there if we ever needed him for anything. Now the food - unbelievable! My boyfriend is a New York steakhouse snob and he said that the Roth's filet was just as good if not better than any Morton's, Lugers, or Keen's steak he has ever had (and he's had a lot!). When you go, you MUST try the crab cakes, as I am from New England and these rival any I have ever tried. Overall it was a wonderful and romantic night and a great way to end 2006 - you will not be disappointed, once you finally get in the door.
what do you have? – I recently had friends in from out of town and brought them to one of my favorite spots on the Upper West Side, only to have our very friendly server return to our table twice to inform us that the dish we had ordered was unavailable. This was at 8:00 on a Friday night! I felt embarassed in front of my guests for having raved about the place.
Best Steak in Manhattan!!!!!!!!! – On a monthly basis my friends and I get together and have a girls night out.
We try frequenting new restaurants all over the city, but any time that we
visit a restaurant other than Roth's we are always disappointed.
The food is amazing!!!! The quality of food at this restaurant accompanied
by fantastic live jazz makes this place a perfect 10! This is definitely an
excellent date spot because of the ambiance and on the weekends the
night scene is more than alive. I recommend this spot to anyone who enjoys
fine cuisine at reasonable prices.
Wedding Reception – My daughter had her reception at Roths May 20th. The food was good, the waitstaff was professional, helpful and courteous. My problem was with the bar. They were not to charge anyone but run a tab per my daughter and her husbands order. Imagine my surprise when I saw the bartendars taking money!!!! We were told from quite a few of our guests that they paid for their drinks. Management should have prepared bartendars much more than they did. I hope they rectify this problem so as not to this to someone else. I also understand it is customary for restaurant to have bride and groom in for dinner so they can taste the food. We tried to do this but management did not feel it should do this!!!!
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