23 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001740.752981 -73.977927
Mon-Fri 11 am-3 pm, 5-11 pm, Sat 5-11 pm, Sun 5-10 pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown Center, Midtown
Simply Delicious – The only bad thing I have to say about this place is that the chocolate cake wasn't the best I've had. But the service was amazing, the food was delicious (try the garlic bread with gargonzola sauce) and served with perfect timing. If you find yourself at Grand Central Station, I recommend making a stop here. Enjoy!
Juicy steaks and notable wine lists are the draw at His Airness' Grand Central restaurant. – The Scene
The steakhouse, designed by architect David Rockwell, whose credits include Nobu, Vong and the Lincoln Center branch of Rosa Mexicano, is a sweeping 7,000-square-foot space on the northwest balcony of Grand Central Terminal. Rockwell's design is the traditionally "masculine" steakhouse model--polished mahogany and leather abound, while a large circular bar up front beckons martini and Manhattan drinkers.
The fare is typical, showcasing sundry cuts of grilled beef and broiled seafood. A giant porterhouse is available for two and arrives sizzling, tender and with an intensely beefy flavor. A New York strip steak benefits from skillful broiling that chars the exterior, sealing the juices and rendering the center lush and pink. Even filet mignon, which often lacks flavor and texture, is agreeably firm and well-seasoned.
Great Steak great time, better then most steakhouses around – This is the way a perfect meal and service should be. Even though it is pricey it is worth every penny. Flawless service and delicious food in a palace setting. fron the second you walk in to the exit you are treated like royalty. I am a foodie and a regular at numerous celebrity chef restaurants, but this was my first time at Michael Jordan's. I have read the reviews and the awards "Best Restaurant in the World" "Best Restaurant of the Year" "Top Chef" crazy busy, and I was curious to see if the restaurant is what it is. I was not disappointed. The food was excellent, and the presentation divine. The service is top notch and the decor is spectacular. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion, and a romantic night, or a smart business deal. Whatever you decide, it is worth checking out. Just bring your Amex! It is worth every penny you spend.
Worst, and most uncomfortable, Dining Experience in a lifetime – This was the worst dining experience I've ever had at this level of 'fine dining'. The waiter was intrusive, pushy, over-bearing, insulting, and downright rude trying to embarrass my dinner partner. We ordered wine at OUR price range, in the $40's, which was closer to $5 retail - so that's already an 80% markup. The waiter kept INSISTING on recommending his wine and OF COURSE went straight for the $275 bottles, attempting to EMBARASS my dinner partner for having picked out an affordable choice of wine for us. When we did order before dinner cocktails instead of a bottle, he said, oh are you sure you won't have wine with those fabulous steak - (as if the horror of horrors had just been committed)- shall I go ahead and recommend a wine so I can uncorck it for you. NO, MOVE AWAY FROM OUR TABLE, LEAVE US ALONE UNLESS WE ASK FOR SOMETHING. It was like being hi-jacked, and in hind-sight we both would have gotten up to leave. HALF HOUR AFTER BEING SEATED WE FINALLY GOT OUR DRINKS.
And it didn't stop there, 'no greens?' was the song sung the moment we ordered our dinner. NO, NO GREENS, IF WE WANTED GREENS WE WOULD HAVE ORDERED THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Maitre D had to come and apology to the table of 6 next to us, because of this watier's OBNOXIOUS haggling interfeirence with the enjoyment of everyone's dining experiences. This is a fine restaurant, NOT A USED CAR SHOP!
I will never set foot, to offer one more dime of my hard earned money, or for that matter, a CHA'CHING, FAT, FAT, FAT, JUICY FAT, EXPENSE ACCOUNT , to these fools.
Bland, overpriced, lousy atmosphere. – What an awful experience. The appetizers and the side dishes were perhaps the most unimaginative that I have had ever. And talk about overpriced! They were more than bland, you could do better with a microwave. The waiter gave us no direction in what we were ordering and we wound up with too much food.
On top of that the atmosphere was ugly, loud and open. I prefer more intimate spaces. Not the sort of place that makes a great date night.
The steak was OK, but you would do better at Peter Lugar or Smith and Wolansky. They slather the top in clarified butter as well, so it masks the true quality of the beef.
good midtown steak in grand central – I have always enjoyed MJ and it is in Grand central Station which is conveinent. Basic steakhouse menu- sure to find something to please everyone
If you have an OUNCE of dignity... DON'T eat HERE – MJ's place is a waste of time and money. The hostess (with her over exposed cleavage and constant eye-rolling) was unpleasant and for the most part indifferent towards us. Although the menu is standard steakhouse fare, I was pleasantly surprised to find blue point oysters (a Long Island specialty) as the appetizer for the day. That is, until our server came and placed six absolutely rancid and ROTTING oysters on our table. They smelled like the sweepings from the floor of the primate exhibit at the Bronx Zoo... they were absolutely horrendous and I refused to have them at the table. Bill, the maitre'd was excellent and apologized profusely (even gave us a free $14.00 slab of cheesecake for compensation) but it certainly didn't make up for the rest of the meal. The New York strip was stringy and dry, the $12.00 cesar salad was TRULY AWFUL (I've seen better, fresher romaine lettuce at Wendy's) and the "herb roasted" mushrooms tasted of pure salt. One bonus, the crawfish chowder was very rich and tasty.
Overall, the service was excellent (with the exception of the ditzy and unpleasant hostess) and the food was awful. Eat at your own risk...
ALL AROUND 10!!! – Perfect...Couldnt have been better. The restaurant is always packed so make a reservation, and while you wait get a drink at the fabulous bar. The view is unbelievable, overlooking the Grand Central Station. The service was lightning fast and were very courteous. The food came quick and was great. I reccommend the Shellfish Plater for appetizer...42 dollars but brings a 1.5 pound maine lobster and 5 shrimp the size of a fist. For the entree I reccommend the 40 oz. Porterhouse (Can feed 3 adults w/appetizer) and is fabulous, and cooked perfectly. We didnt have dessert but everyone seemed to love it. Expensive but well worth the money!!!
Run Away! It's Horrible! – Where to begin?! We were sat promptly, but when our waitor came over he didn't even ask us what we'd like to drink. Then my husband asked if they had a wine by the glass list and the server snatched the Bottle list out of my husbands hands.
When he took our order we just KNEW he was going to mess up. Sure enough! Our appetizer (garlic bread fondue) came out immediatly but as soon as we took one bite our meals came! How they cooked 2 steaks in 5 minutes is beyond me. Plus they were cold on top of that?! Turns out they gave my husband the wrong size and we realized once we got to the middle that we had each others meals, not our own. The waitor was snobby and the service was horrible. We felt completely uncomfortable and rushed. We will NEVER go back again.
Needs Help – Thought I would check out MJordan's Steakhouse despite the number of poor reviews...If you are looking for unique ambiance...you will find it here amongst the thousands moving in and out of Grand Central...service was attentive until a party of 15 sat next to us and then it went downhill from there...food was served luke warm and was not worth raving...steak was decent and salmon was barely even cooked...$14 23 layer chocolate cake tasted like it had been cooked in with the steak and had an unwelcoming smokey flavor...go for a drink at the bar but don't bother going any further!
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