T-Bar Steak & Lounge

(212) 772-0404 | View Website

1278 3rd Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10021

40.770826 -73.959834

Open Hours

Mon-Sat 12pm-3:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm

Sun 5:30pm-10pm

 
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More Tags: Business Dining, Group Dining, Lunch Spot, Notable Wine List, Online Reservations, Late Night Dining, Brunch, Prix Fixe Menu

Price: $$$$

Cuisine: Traditional American, Steakhouse

General Info: Open 7 Days

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express, Diners Club

Neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Midtown

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Menu
Market Oysters, Foie Gras & Chicken Liver Parfait, Tiger Shrimp Cocktail, Seared Spanish Octopus, Yellowfin Tuna Tartar, Burrata and Tomatoes, Matzoh Ball Soup, Pizza Margarita l for the Table, Crispy Calamar l for the Table, Mediterranean Hummus I for the Table... more

Reviews for T-Bar Steak & Lounge

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst service ever- stay away – I made my reservations on opentable. I called the restaurant and was told they would put a candle in the dessert for my friend’s bday. The waitress asks us what we want literally 2 seconds after we sit down. We had to shoo her away at least 3 times. She kept rushing us like she couldn't wait for us to hurry up and order so we could leave. The waitress was an african american, skinny young woman about 5'3 or so. I don't know here name and honestly i'm not sure she told us her name. She got an attitude with me when I requested to switch appetizers. Food came out too fast, like it was rushed. The table next to us were not rushed, but they were regulars from the same waitresses’ welcome back comment. After ordering dessert the waitress came back to the table and asked "whose plate gets the candle?" I just looked at her like she was an evil dumb bleep. Obviously it was a surprise. She knew she messed up because she goes sorry I asked the hostess but she didn't know. My friend was like what? I said to the stupid waitress um it was for her. A good waitress would ask who is the person that made the reservation and by process of elimination figure it out. Then I got the wrong dessert. She said sorry I thought you said banana. I didn’t say that as I was talking about how the mousse had rum and sounded good. We were going to stiff her on the tip but I know the tip is shared with the bellboy, bus boy. I'm not going to stiff them because this waitress was incompetent and rude. My friend complained to the hostess before leaving and her response was "sorry it's restaurant week." WHAT THE HELL DOES RESTAURANT WEEK HAVE TO DO WITH BAD SERVICE? This is the time you should be the best so you can bring in repeat customers. Another woman overheard my friend complaining and she interjected and asked what happened. This was an African American woman, older, about 5'5 or so in a denim shirt. My friend informed her how we felt rushed and the service was bad. This woman apologized said she wished she had known earlier but would talk to the waitress. My friend said I didn't stiff her on the tip although I was going to only because I know other people get paid out of that. So bottom line I won't be going back if you feel the need to be rude when I am paying with my hard earned money and the food isn't even that great. Mediocre at best. Their loss because we could have brought them a lot of good business. If you like mediocre food and bad service then go to this place.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

TERRIBLE – Steak burnt to a crisp!

Waiter was terrible. I think I actually bothered her for my order. Did not get the bottle of wine until my third request. I made the mistake to order extra steak sauce. Had to order it from the hostess.

The worst steak I had in my life. A dinner for 2 set me back $200. Would rather a Big Mac at this point as I can't get rid of the taste of burnt steak.

Will NEVER go back. NOT WORTH THE PRICE.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent Food, Service, & Atmosphere – Took my husband to T Bar for his 31st birthday. He was looking for a good steak and I chose the place by the menu. Being a vegetarian, it's hard to find a steakhouse to eat at, and T Bar gave me options to chose from as well as my husband plenty of steak options. The food was amazing, from the bread basket, to the beet and goat cheese salad, to the vegetarian risotto. My husband had the iceberg salad that was humongous, the 8 oz filet, and baked potato trimmed out with bacon bits, sour cream and chives. He ate each last drop.

The surprise of the night came when they brought my husband a huge brownie sundae with a candle in it. The surprise was I only told them it was a birthday when I made the reservations 2 days prior! The attention to detail was great.

Oh, the bottle of wine we had, a Pinot Noir, was pure perfection!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Good for groups – I was there for drinks and Menager made us stay for dinner. Very happy we did. Food was more then we expected as we where ashored. Large portions and amaizing taste. Service was great. Big group like ours hard to please but the waitres had no problem with the change we made thru dinner. Desserts where out of this world. Interesting croud.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

AMAZING PLACE FOR EATING – With great interior design, and fabulous furnishing, T-bar is an automatic attention grabber. In addition to it being constantly filled with a hip crowd, and having an amazing look to it, the food is the best yet. High quality meats cooked to perfection are brought out to you still sizzling from the kitchen and are the taste makes your taste buds go crazy. Even from the first cut as your knife pulls through the tender meat as if its butter you can tell this steak house is different. I highly recommend it and its the best food i have ever tasted.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

fancy restaurant – My favorite fancy restaurant in the city. I always say I'm going to get something different but I can never do it. When you find an awesome steak, you don' t want to pass it up in favor of trying some potentially bland hunk of meat. I've tried my companions meals and they are always good but nothing is as perfect as that filet they have. Salads are awesome-great flair, presentation, use of fresh ingredients. The only low point is that I'm not rich enough to go more often and I've never really had a great dessert there. The interior is beautiful, I love the lighting. Service has never been anything but great.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Upper East Side steakhouse takes the non-traditonal route with a sleek modern decor and a menu that goes well beyond beef. – In Short
T-Bar situates itself as a less-macho, more-stylized player in the steakhouse game. Though some of the interior details could come from the West Elm school of interiors, other artistic touches, like the sweetly muted dandelion mural on the back wall, make for a handsome room. The crowd reflects the neighborhood: older couples, young professionals on third dates, and groups of businessmen unwinding with Scotch. As for the steak, although the namesake T-bone comes with a beautiful crust, the mealy texture and wan flavor of the beef may disappoint. A surer bet is the 2-inch-thick lamb chops, juicy and tender beauties, counterpointed by tart mint chutney. The signature chopped salad is a tasty alternative to a steak, though all salads can also be topped with chicken, shrimp or steak. Don't skimp on sides, where the tasty Gruyere potato cake--layers upon layers of buttery spuds--is wrapped like a present with ribbons made of crispy bacon.

Hits: All the extra-savory sides--a killer Bernaise sauce, whole heads of roasted garlic on every plate--make a meal here worthwhile. The health-conscious who still wish to splurge will appreciate the smaller portion options, like a 6-oz filet mignon.

Misses: If only the flavor of the steak was up to par, but there are several other wise choices on the menu.


Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

worst place on upper east side – I went here for dinner last night with my husband and it was the worst place I had been in a long time. The hostess was the rudest human being I have come in contact with in a restaurant. Our server was not much better. The steaks were grossly overpriced for what you got. My pork chop was overcooked and it took nearly a half hour for them to attempt to correct the problem, while my husband decided to stick with his bloody T Bone. The creamed spinach was too creamy and the mashed potatoes were terribly underwhelming. The service was slow; no one seemed to be able to get it together. I waited for the manager to apologize, although she seemed caught up in her own conversation with her friends or the nasty hostess. I spoke with my friends who had been to T Bar and the vast majority were disappointed and would not return.

THERE'S BETTER FOOD AT EJ'S ACROSS THE STREET! A DEFINITE DON'T!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

I've had better – My friends wanted to check this place out for Restaurant Week over the winter and ended up highly disappointed. Three us us ordered a-la-carte and the rest of us ordered from the dinner prix fix menu, which was not impressive at all. The waitress forgot about our drinks; we had to remind her twice to bring everyone's drinks out, as well as an extra plate setting. If I'm paying $15 for cocktails and wine, I expect it to be delivered without attitude. The steak was OK, I much prefer Ruth Chris' Steakhouse, and the dessert seemed like it was made by first graders during a science experiment- my chocolate mousse came out plain, undecorated in a bowl, like someone just slathered it in there and tried to pass it off as dessert. It's not worth the money; there are so many better places so please do your research before coming here for Restaurant Week Summer 08 or a special occasion.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Cool upscale bar atmoshere with great steaks – I took my wife there for our anniversary and was a little nervous that maybe we were under dressed and the somewhat loud music around the bar may not have been the best pick. All of that changed once we were seated in the back area. The food was excellent the sevrice was great. (Another reviewer recommended that I ask for the quieter section and I was glad I did). Though, for anyone going I'd recommend a dress for the ladies and a sports coats for the guys. Not being from NY, I didn't really think about the sports coat.

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