Carl's Steaks

(212) 696-5336 | View Website

507 3RD Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10016

40.745737 -73.977700

Open Hours

Monday 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Tuesday 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:45 AM

Friday 11:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:45 PM

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, Cheesesteak  more

More Cuisine: Steakhouse

Tags: Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Kips Bay

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Menu
Steak Sandwich, Cheesesteak, Chicken Steak, Chicken Cheesesteak, Pizza Steak, The Works, Veggie Sandwich, Low Carb Cheese Steak Platter, Carl's Chili 12oz cup, Hot Pepper... more

Reviews for Carl's Steaks

Recommends

Of all New York's cheesesteak imports, Carl's tries harder for true Philly authenticity than any of its rivals, and succeeds. It's the most Philly-like cheesesteak in town. But that doesn't make it the best.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I HEART Carls Steaks!! – This is the best cheesesteak in NY hands down!! I go to Philly pretty frequently and must get a cheesesteak when Im there (therefore I definetly know when I have a good or bad cheesesteak! ) Most places do not know how to make an authentic Philly cheeseteak, but Carl has perfected it!! From the meat to the bread, and lets not forget the option to have cheese whiz or white cheese mmmm. I work 30+ blocks from their location and Ive gone there a few times on my lunch break..(a serious mission huh?..LOL) I love the fact that it stays open late on the weekends so if you're hanging out partying and get the munchies this is a good place to go.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best cheesesteak sandwich in manhattan@ – I simply LOVE this place! Their cheese steak is sooo juicy and delicious. They have 3 different types of cheese to top it off. Also a choice of with or without onions. The service is so speedy and fast and by the time I place my order its almost ready. The staff is friendly and attentive which I appreciate esp during busy lunch hour. The sandwichs hold a generous portion of steak on top of thick bread. Def the best place to get a cheese steak by far in the city!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Can't talk, eating – Make no mistake, Carl's has the best Philly cheese steak in NYC. If you are into Jim's of South Street in Philly, this is as close as you are going to get in the big apple. Sometimes I sit around just dreaming of my next Carl's cheese steaks and the cab ride there and back are certainly cheaper and faster than going all the way to Philly. While your there, have a chat with the always friendly staff as a good cheese steak takes a moment to prepare. Try the Carl's at Yankee's stadium too.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!??!??

P.S. Get the fries. Put them on your sandwich. Yeah, that's nice.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

philly native in NYC- Best in NYC – having moved from philly 10 years ago and living in nyc, i was very happy to see Carl's open up. It is by far the best philly cheesesteak in manhattan. the bread - perfect, the meat- perfect, the whiz.....perfect and of course the grease....perfect.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best cheesesteaks in nyc – These cheesesteaks are made the way the were supposed to be made: sloppy, greasy, tasty, and with tons of meat. Carl's does a killer job of replicating Philly steaks, and offers both Wiz and provolone. The fries are not half bad as well. The only downside is if you eat there (this means if you somehow manage to find a spot), you will walk out smelling like a human cheesesteak. You've been warned.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Best NYC has to offer – SO. I'm from Philly. I've eaten tons of my share of steaks from Pat's, Geno's, and Jim's (which, quite frankly, is terrible.) But really the best steaks ever are at a tiny place in Manayunk and i can't remember the name. ANYWAY. Carl's is the best NYC has to offer. Not quite a Philly cheesesteak, but the best i've had here, and i've been searching NYC's cheesesteak scene for several years. The bread is fresh, i've never had a problem with the meat, and they replicate the atmosphere of a philly place. (this goes for the place in east midtown. i've never been in the one on chambers st.) greasy, good, get it with the whiz if u wanna be a true philadelphian. and no matter how Wogie's advertises their bar and cheesesteaks, don't be fooled. there is nothing philly about wogie's. If anyone ever finds an OUTSTANDING cheesesteak in NYC, let me know!!!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Not Ready for Prime Time – This may be the best in NYC but Philly has nothing to worry about. I had the opportunity to try this place 3 times and each time came away with the same thoughts, the meat was too dry and there was no flavor. I did notice this last visit that the steak was in a bin and was pre cooked. As the fry cooked needed more steak he added it to the grill from the bin and warmed it, which I'm sure contributes to the lack of flavor. Anytime I've had a cheese Steak in Philly at Geno's or Pat's I got something a little fresher. This will more than likely be my last time at this establishment.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Nope....this is not a philly cheesesteak – These New Yorkers have been fooled to think this is what a cheesesteak is suppose to taste like. I've had way better at a place in Atlanta, GA. Go to philly for the real thing.. the only thing that carl has gotten right is the bread

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

As close as it gets... – Philly Cheesesteaks are hard to replicate. So far, I've sampled each and every cheesesteak place in NYC, and I've got to say that this is as close as it gets. Problem is that unless there is a crowd, the meat sits out too long. By too long, I mean, thats what makes the difference between this steak and what you'd find in Philly. The more people on the line, the better the Cheesesteaks are. It might not have that little extra something that is the "Philly Cheeseteak" - but its still very good. Make sure you get it with onions and Cheese whiz.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Meh – Not even close to Philly cheesesteaks! They aren't horrible, but they let the meat sit too long and it congeals. My main issue is that they are WAY too salty. The bread is good, though. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here unless I were hungover and needed greasy food.

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