440 9th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000140.753746 -73.995932
Neighborhoods: Garment District, Midtown
Good food from the "Uncle" – The food was outstanding, and the service was excllent and unobstrusive. The Onion soup was delicious and they blackened a bone-in ribeye for the wife and me -- it was outstanding. One of our guests ordered the buffalo and it was tender, moist and probably the best buffalo that I have ever tasted. A couple of people ordered the pepper steak, at it was excellent as well.
Not one of the top steak spots – Are you people for real? I've a steak lover and Uncle Jacks isn't even in my Top 10. I went there because I had a $100 gift card and even with my giftcard the bill was outrageous. The decor is kinda cool but it just feels like Christmas in there all year long. The location is awful and the servers are totally obnoxious. They seated us 30 minutes late and didn't offer us a drink at the bar--expected us to sit there ordering drinks until our table was ready. Seriously? Don't bother with this place... it will disappoint.
GREAT EXPERIENCE!! – My boyfriend and I ended going to Uncle Jack's for his bday. We were running late and couldn't make our reseverations elsewhere. I'm glad we did. Service was phenomenal and the food was great! The porterhouse for two was on point! They also surprised him with a bday dessert as they overheard us talking about his bday. I was gonna tell them on the sly but they heard and did it automatically. How ATTENTIVE is that?? Great, romantic spot for couples. Its pricey but worth it!!! I've added htem to my cell phone address book.
5 stars for the ambiance and, more importantly, the steak. My boyfriend and I got a cozy, romantic table that was sort of a semi-circular booth, and our steaks were simply out of this world. Mine was cooked just right, although his was not (I can't remember whether he said it was too rare or too well-done, but it was one or the other). Also, the lobster cocktail I got for an appetizer was crazy-good.
All I can say is "Wow" – Just got back from Uncle Jack's, and all I can say is "Wow". My boyfriend and I both had the Prime Filet, both cooked to perfection (mine Med Rare, his Rare). I at first thought that the $40 price tag for a filet was a bit pricey, but you must consider that this is not your Outback filet- this is a huge 16 ounce steak. The flavor was sublime. The garlic mashed potatoes were great, and the sauteed green beans were to die for, with nice big chunks of garlic and some spices. Unfortunately, given the huge steak there was no room for dessert- I even brought home a doggie bag for the remainder of my steak (admitedly, not much), and my girls went nuts over the steak too. The wine list was extensive (again, a bit pricy, but so many choices!). This is definitely the place to go if you want a steak that will knock your socks off. Oh, and the service was phenomenal as well- not pushy, but extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
The Porterhouse and Kobe Steaks are Unbelievable – The amount of taste in the Porterhouse and Kobe steaks are beyond what you tastebuds might be able to handle! The atmosphere is amazing and full of old fashioned 50-60's tiffany hanging lamps. The vibe and visual that you feel from Jacks is just wonderful. Their caesar salads are delicious and they even have an herb'ish tasteful dressing for other garden salads.
Somewhat expensive, but worth every penny! Enjoy Uncle Jacks unique dining experience. This particular Uncle Jacks has been around for some odd 70 years I think.
the BEST STEAKHOUSE in New York City – I've eaten in every steakhouse in New York City. Uncle Jack's is by far the best staekhouse in everyway. First, the steaks are unbelievably excellent. There is a quality that I can't describe but there's a remarkable difference in the taste, it's subtle but it makes difference. The Porterhouse which I've had at Jacks on 4 occassions was remarkably consistent and cooked to perfection, a welcome chane from Ben Benson's Smith and wollensky that do poor jobs and live off the reputation earned decades ago when they had litle competition. Even new comer Del Friscos has problems delivering food as ordered. The Crab Cakes at Uncle Jack's are worth the trip alone. When you taste these crab cakes you immediately know there's nothing else like it. Service is 5 star. No better service in ANY restaurant in NY. Go to Uncle Jack's once and you'll go back again and again.
Truly disappointing – My second trip to dinner at Uncle Jacks. First time was mediocre but thought I'd give it one more go for post-show dinner on a Sat night as it is close to MSG. Service was really subpar. Overheard the waiter complaining on my way back from the restroom that we had only ordered glasses of the house cabernet instead of a full bottle. Even if I misunderstood him, bad form to do any complaining within earshot of customers. When I asked if there were steak sauces available, a different waiter responded that because the steaks were top quality, the chef didn't believe in "smothering" their steaks in sauce in a very snobby way. Tried the T-bone, filet and strip. T-bone was definitely the best of the three. Caesar salad was very good, as was the mozzerella/tomato apps but the creamed spinach and garlic mashed sides and heavily breaded/filled crab cake app were lackluster. Cheesecake and pecan pie were good, but nothing scrumptious. They were out of the port we wanted, but did give us another lesser port gratis. For the neighborhood, it's OK but as a steakhouse frequent flier -- there are many, many better options in NYC.
BEST NEW RESTAURANT - THE BUZZ INSIDE CONFIRMED MY EXPERIENCE – AMAZING HOW ONE PLACE CAN MAKE SUCH A BETTER STEAK HN THE OTHER PLACES IN NYC.I GUESS WILLIE WHO IS THE OWNER MUST HAVE SOME GREAT CONNECTIONS WHER HE GETS HIS STEAKS AND SEAFOOD OR GREAT TASTE.TRYED THE REAL!!!! KOBE BEEFAND IT WAS A DISH I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU ORDER AT LEAST FOR YOR TABLE.THE ATMOSHERE WAS BOTH RELAXED AND ELEGANT INCLUDING THE PRIVATE ROOMS.WINE LIST WAS FANATSTIC-THE USAUAL TOP WINES AS WELL AS UNIQUE WINES I COULD NOT FIND ANYWHERE.I AM GOING TO SCHEDULE ALL MY CORPORATE DINNERS THERE FOR NOW ON.I KNOW IT WILL KEEP MY CUSTOMERS FOR QUITE SOME TIME.ONLY DOWNSIDE IS THAT ONCE THE BUZZ GETS OUT TABLES MAY BE HARD TO GET SO GET IN BEFORE THE POPULARITY GROWS.
Not what I had expected – overpriced, noisey atmosphere, very dark, no leg room and it ruined my weekend. I wont ever go back agian, never and i hope that you guys wont too. I hate this place so much, ruined my weekend, it seriously did.
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