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Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - 19 Reviews - 44 W 56th St, New York, NY - People Watching Reviews - Phone (212) 245-1550

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse

44 W 56th St (at Between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 245-1550
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Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - New York, NY
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - New York, NY
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - New York, NY
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - New York, NY
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - New York, NY
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - New York, NY
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - New York, NY
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - New York, NY
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - New York, NY
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - New York, NY
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - New York, NY


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My wife and I had dinner here on Feb. 14, 2012. We usually go to other high end restaurants in the area (Rothmann's, Ruth Chris', Frankie & Johnny's) but decided to try someplace...


Describe Uncle Jack's 56th Street location in one word? Disappointing. The place came recommended by a friend, along with a gift card. The best part of our meal was the sweet pota...

The best there is! 2/15/2012

My wife and I had dinner here on Feb. 14, 2012. We usually go to other high end restaurants in the area (Rothmann's, Ruth Chris', Frankie & Johnny's) but decided to try someplace new. We are both glad we did. Everything was great! Our waiter was Christopher. He was always there when you wanted him but did not hang all over you all the time. Nor did he try to sell you something. He just made a suggestion, if the opportunity presented itself. My filet was cooked to perfection, my wife's lobster was also. The crab cakes were to die for! The creamed spinach was made from FRESH spinach--not frozen, as it was in other nearby restaurants. How they make the delicious mashed sweet potato, I would like to know! They were out of this world! When we got the 2 sides, half of each was given to each of us and there was enough left over of each to feed a 3rd person! The drinks were hearty and lower in price than nearby competitors. All in all, a great dining experience. Pros: null Cons: null more

Best steak in NYC 1/4/2011

One of the best meals I've had in New York and it's just round the corner. The steak was sensational the sides of onions, mushrooms and broccoli were terrific the baked potato was perfect and the strudle was to die for. While great cooking helps to make a great meal it was Tracy who made us feel special. He did not just ask if we had a great meal he offered advice, he talked and really cared about his customers. Great job we will be back. more

Fabulous Steakhouse 9/12/2010

Uncle Jack's is awesome. They have great Wednesday night special for the ladies, that is free cheese and wine! What more can you ask for? Well, you can ask for some beef. more

Great Deals and Steak 5/7/2010

My co-blogger and I took a friend here last night as a thank-you dinner for doing design work for our blog - 89th and Broke. We decided on Uncle Jack's for a number of reasons, but mainly we wanted to try out one of their deals. Thursday night is Ladies and Gents Night, meaning you get a free martini (for the ladies) or scotch, port, whiskey and bourbon (for the gents) at the bar from 5-7. These free drinks are typically coupled with apps, so we were sold. Pros: Delicious food, great specials, very nice bartender (Paul) Cons: It's pricey, but it is a steakhouse more

Don't waste your MONEY!! 12/1/2009

Please don't even bother trying going here it's a complete waste of time and money,i was so disappointed i cried because it's my birthday and i want some special place but it's so bad.First the porterhouse steak have no flavor and served on a cold plate,baked potato came cut in half size portion and hard,it's so bad that TAD's steak taste better Pros: Classy decor Cons: overpriced lousy food more

Fabulous for lunch or dinner 11/7/2009

Definitely can't understand the couple few who had a negative experience eating at Uncle Jack's Steakhouse in midtown (unclejacks,com). I eat there all the time for many of the reasons people who enjoyed their experience talked about. Uncle Jack's is definitely first class all the way. From the time you walk through the door to the time you leave, I genuinely feel that the wait staff does there best to give you the ultimate high-end steakhouse experience. Whether for lunch or dinner, you can definitely meet your budget, especially if you stick to prix fix ($40 can nab you beautiful filet mignon as part of your four course meal) or go on Tuesdays for half priced wine (off a list with over 100 wines at priced to suit any and all comers). All in all Uncle Jack's is just as delicious and enjoyable a dining experience as some of the other big name steak joints in NYC, difference is Uncle Jack's caters to a lower budget. All while treating you with the same respect and attention. Often busy though, I would definitely recommend a reservation, especially for dinner! Pros: top notch service and food without huge $$$ Cons: can be crowded, make reservation if possible! more

Bring your appetite! 7/9/2009

My husband and I stopped in for a quick bite for lunch. We both purchased a lunch special and got portions that certainly filled us. I've never eaten a burger that big and delicious before. more

The best! 7/7/2009

The Uncle Jack's Steakhouse on West 56th Street is in a great location--by midtown, Broadway, Rockefeller Centre. But even when I'm not in the neighborhood, I keep coming back. Usually we order the Porterhouse, which is rich and red on the inside and nicely crisped on the outside. However, I recently branched out and tried their Kobe beef, and was very impressed (personally, I'm a little confused by the nay-sayers). The wine list is extensive, an in addition to the prime cuts of meat they offer seafood and salads--a quality not often found in steakhouses. The service is enthusiastic and impeccable--they make sure that every meal is a successful one. Pros: excellent service, perfectly-cooked steak, good location more

Not what I expected, in a bad way. 1/1/2009

Describe Uncle Jack's 56th Street location in one word? Disappointing. The place came recommended by a friend, along with a gift card. The best part of our meal was the sweet potato fries. For a $260 meal I expect more than good fries. The wait staff was professional and cordial, our cocktails well-made, the decor on par for a Manhattan steakhouse. But it was the food, especially the Kobe steak, that was such a disappointment. The Kobe Recession special for two the waiter praised was no longer available. (8pm and you're out of the special? Weak.) We got the Kobe ribeye instead. This wasn't the marbleized, flavorful beef I expected; this was plain, old fatty beef. The portion didn't look like 20 oz. but it didn't really matter because half of it stayed on the side of my plate as grizzle or fat anyway. I've had better steak on my outdoor grill. The tuna tar-tar app tasted OK but looked like sashimi scraps pressed into a mold and served on a plate. Baked clams were good but some were too small to be hanging out on a plate with other, normal sized clams. Wouldn't go back. Wouldn't recommend to a friend. Pros: Professional wait staff, good martinis Cons: Kobe beef not worth it at all more

Pretty Good 1/1/2009

My wife and I took our mothers here for Christmas dinner. The service staff was friendly and prompt ever though they were extremely busy. We have eaten a upper scale steakhouses throughout the USA and Uncle Jacks rates up there with the usual ones, ie Ruth's Chris, Morton's, The Palm etc..., the filets were good, mashed sweet potatoes fantastic and the prime rib chop ok. I wouldnt exactly go out of my way to get here to eat over other steakhouses but wouldnt run from it either. Pros: good food and ambience Cons: little pricey more

Terrible 7/15/2008

This place is terrible, the tuxedo bold waiter thought he is the President of the US. The food was ok...very expensive, the sides were good, desserts average. I like the decor alot. Pros: decor more

Great Steak 6/15/2008

If you love steak, and I do, you should love this place. Top class food and service, a bit off the beaten steak house path in NYC but worth the trip if you find your self on the Westside hankering for the tender and juicy. I had a Rib Eye cooked mid rare with mushrooms and steak fries. Pros: Great Steak, good service. Cons: Location and decor don't match price range. more

Uncle Jacks was an excellent dining experience 5/17/2008

Uncle Jacks was an excellent dining experience. The restaurant has a full bar and a very good wine list to choose from. Pros: Great steak and dining experience more

This place is a must-eat-at for any person in NY who appreciates a good slice of beef. 5/17/2008

A friend (who I trust with steaks), recommended this place to me on my vacation and it did not disappoint. At 48 ounces, the porterhouse did more than just satisfy my cravings for a juicy steak. Cooked exactly how we wanted it and drenched in its succulent juices, the steak sauce (although amazing in its own right) only took away from its natural flavor. Both the sides we ordered were good, however we couldn't finish them in order to devour every ounce of the ginormous cut of meat. Pros: Seriously the best steak house in NYC. Worth every penny. more

STAY AWAY 5/10/2008

My boyfriend and I took his parents there (they used to dine in queens ) figuring they'd love it. For starters, we made reservations 4 weeks in advance and were seated in a cramped little corner. Then the food that was served was cold. When we asked the waiters to heat up the food, we got major attitude! If you decide to go, DON'T HAVE THE CREAM BRULLE we all made the mistake of ordering it. At the end of this terrible dinner, when the bill was paid, the waiter stood right next to our table and counted the $. When he saw that my boyfriend tipped him 25% despite the horrible service, everyone was very friendly and saw us out. Don't waste your money, this restaurant may have been a blast in queens, but there's a good reason why reservations are not necessary at this place! Pros: decor Cons: evrything more

Fantastic Anniversary Dinner 2/25/2008

I took my wife to Uncle Jack's this past Saturday and the entire experience was first class. Informed the Hostess it was our anniversary and we were seated rather promptly upstairs in a private setting. The wait staff was incredible. The cold seafood platter was top quality although abit pricey. We also had the buffalo mozzarella caprese and it was one of the best we have ever had. We were then served the 16 ounce Filet Mignon that was a very reasonable 45 dollars with some creamed spinach. As we were wrapping up dinner and figured our check would soon be at the table, the waiter came over with a medley of desserts that was complimentary for our anniversary. This is a must stop on your visit to the big apple. You will not be disappointed Pros: Great Service Cons: No menu, the waiter just rattles it off to you more

Top Knotch 2/19/2008

Let me preface my review by stating that I'm an avid lover of steak and have dined at what's considered to be Manhattans top spots. Uncle Jacks (9th ave), Mortons, Benjamin, Ben Bensons, Blair Perrorne (before they closed) Mark Joseph, Bobby Vans, etc. I had high hopes for Uncle Jacks new location and they didn't disappoint. The space is beautiful, and I actually prefer it to their other Manhattan location. Service was excellent and not at all pushy. They have a fantastic mescaline salad with goat cheese and pine nuts, which I definitely recommend. I had the 24oz sirloin which was excellent, nice crust and good flavor. I ordered medium rare +, I should have gone with medium rare, but still excellent. It comes presliced on the plate, which I like. More and more steakhouses seem to be doing this lately. The sauteed mushrooms were excellent as well. My only slight gripe was the creamed spinach, which I was really looking forward to. Their 9th ave location served the best creamed spinach I've ever had, but last night didn't quite measure up. It was good, but not as creamy as usual. Overall, an excellent meal. more

amazing food and service,but pricey.. 11/26/2007

great food,but pricey,the decor is great and the serivce is amazing,great to impress a date.parking is hard to find but its worth the wait.The waitstaff were really on top of things Pros: great food Cons: no parking more


Steaks,seafood and real kobe beef ( which i suggest you at least order for the table) were is funny how one restaurant can provide such a superior steak.I assume wille the owner spares no expense when buying his food.The atmoshere was both elegant and relaxing. including what i saw of his private rooms.A perfect place for a date or corporate dinner.i know my clients would be incredibly impressed and continue to hold my taste im high regard as well as remain a loyal customer for a long seemed like everyone there including celebrities were talking as they have neve been to an opening with such high level food or service..i am wine lover and the selection was amazing.all the uaual top wines as well as unique wines i could never find anywhere.again a credit to wiilie's pursuit of perfection.overall get in there now before the buzz gets out.i am sure that the usual unsatisfying steakhouses and seafood restaurants will finally have to step up there game fo once.Thanks willie not only for adding a great new mainstay to midtown but also making he rest of your competion realize they must raise the bar or close. Pros: PERFECT STEAK AMBIANCE PEOPLE WATCHING & TRUE KOBE BEEF Cons: THE POPULARITY MAY GROW FAST ONCE IT IS OPEN A WEEK OR TWO more
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Owner Message

  • Uncle Jack's Steakhouse is world-renowned for serving only the finest USDA Prime 21 day dry-aged steaks as well as the freshest seafood and locally-grown organic produce available. The menu features Kobe beef, Australian lobster tails, Maryland style crab cakes as well as a full raw bar. The award-winning wine list contains over 300 selections. Here, 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.


  • Excellent service and prime steaks done right are the hallmarks of this import from Queens.

  • 9/26/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    LUNCH: Mon-Fri 11:30am-4:00pm Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm DINNER: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed 4:00pm-11:00pm Tue, Fri, Sun 4:00pm-12:00 Midnight
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Master Card, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown Center, Midtown