Butcher and Banker NYC

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Steakhouse
Modern American Steakhouse

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Daily 4:00PM - 11:00PM

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4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Felt
A bit rushed as kitchen was closing

JN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The space is super cool - sitting in an old vault, surrounded by safety deposit boxes is an experience.

The wait staff rushed us (admittedly, we were one of the last reservations of the evening), the food was bland - absolutely no flavor, and overpriced for such an underwhelming meal. Did I say the meal was bland? It was! The bread was oily and hard. The mac & cheese also had no flavor. The only good thing was the steak sauce, but it couldn't rescue the short rib or the filet we ordered. NYC has so many good steakhouses, and there are plenty of better options near MSG.

DE
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was good. The food and the service but the hostess was so not nice! Really I’m still repeating in my head how awful she was! She needs a serious training in treating clients and what to say and not to say!

MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was great!

AM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cocktails and steaks were great as was the service. We had requested a table inside the vault but they said it was available yet there were 5 empty tables the entire 90 mins we sat for our meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in NYC for a concert at the MSG . We were surprised we were able to get reservations. Well they didn’t disappoint. Ambience was great , service was spot on and food was good.

L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has some interesting options. We tried the bacon appetizer which was delicious. We ordered steaks for dinner and they were done to perfection. Our side was the cauliflower which was also outstanding. The appetizer and side dish were large enough to share. We will definitely go back again.

BW
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The decor and energy were good, but the food was lacking although plenty of it

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the city for a concert. We told the waiter and he timed our meal perfectly. He didn’t rush us and we had plenty of time to make it to the concert. Food was excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, service was mediocre for the prices they charge and for a light crowd on a Sunday. I am not picky and always tip very well, however, if you are selling me bottles of cab wine which are mostly well over $100per bottle (when they actually cost $25 in a store) at least pour my wine for me.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great as usual! The service was as good. We had the tacos, the chicken and filet mignon with creamed spinach and fries. And creme brûlée all of which were phenomenal.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not good. This is place presents itself as a steakhouse on par with Ruth Chris’, Capital Grill, etc. on that single premise, I’m not sure how 4 people can order steaks and all of them be completely cooked incorrectly. Our party had 2 filets; one medium-well and one medium- they both came came out seared but rare. Another guest had a hanger steak; ordered medium +. Came out rare close to raw. I have a NY strip. Ordered Medium-rare that one came out close to well.
One guest sent their back because it was just too bloody and it took 25 min to get back and it was obviously just left in the salamander because it was hard as a rock...let me say the one that went back was the medium filet. So that was not well++.

Bad experience in what really feels like a tourist trap

Stay away. There are so many other great choices in NYC, this one is an epic fail.

TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere service was decent my wife really enjoyed herself there

RA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

We chose this place to have a pre-concert dinner. I would never visit again. Tuna Tartare app tasted like all they did was add soy sauce. The crackers that came with it were stale. The lamb chops were bland, raw and cold. I ordered them medium. The asparagus side was extremely bland. They steam them & give you the sauce on the side. The mango sorbet was sour like lemon mango sorbet. The room we were seated in smelled like a bathroom and we were seated in a small 2 person table while there were other empty tables. No, no one reserved them because when we left, they were still empty! This is not a cheap venue. We expected so much more. Only thing that was good was our server served us quickly and we left quickly.

d
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My friend liked her salmon dinner but I didn’t enjoy my chicken dinner- not tasty or well presented.
I chose chicken partially because the steak was so expensive. With an appetizer, dessert, coffee and a drink dinner for one comes to around $100— for that price it should be outstanding.

AL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We found Butcher and Banker to be a typical NYC tourist trap. Conveniently located next to MSG, the service was snobby and impersonal, other than the freshly made Caesars salad, all food was reheated, including the steak. It was a very pricey and sad gastronomic experience for us.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Preis - Leistung selbst für NY Verhältnisse zu hoch, hatten uns vom Essen her mehr erwartet. Ambiente sehr ausgefallen und interessant. Service war super.

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night out at butcher and banker! The waiter was so nice and all the service was excellent. the filet Mignon was superb, so tender and flavorful. I highly recommend the mac and cheese and the asparagus with Meyer lemon hollandaise so delicious. you must get the short rib tacos-I will be going back to to eat those again! overall everything was perfect. plus you are in a bank vault-how cool!

RI
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came here for dinner with a 730 reservation. The place was almost empty. It did not start picking up till about 9. Food was ok. The appetizer was wonderful but the entree was just ok. I had a special steak and it came out overcooked. Drinks are good but a bit over priced. The atmosphere is cool. Eating in a vault has to be cool right?! The wait staff was not as attentive as I would expect considering the price of the items on the menu. While good I probably will not come back.

OT
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We find imaginative pairings in their dishes, which are a pleasure to consume

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not the best steak, but definitely one of the most expensive

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden place near penn station.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was phenomenal! Bar tender was great.

DI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner and experience very much. Very nice wait staff. Can’t wait to go back.

m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great environment highly recommended

A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Having dinner inside an old bank vault is the experience lol! I mean I don’t even know what else you could say to top that! The decor, the renovated vault, the set up, color scheme.....exceptional to say the least. It’s not a very big restaurant but it was nice. The service was also excellent. The wait staff was very attentive.
The food was good but I’m not sure if I would give it 5 stars. 4 definitely.
(The Mexican street corn was very very good and was the highlight of the sides.) asparagus was very well done as well.
I had the Scottish salmon and my friend had the scallops. Salmon was well done but could have used some more flavor and my friend said that her scallops were really good.

Overall it was a wonderful experience. The service was very good and again the bank vault. The bank vault spoke for itself

ME
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

You get to eat at an old bank vault is the key to this place.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great. Needs more of a selection

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited the restaurant on 01/26/20 and the food and service was exceptional

ME
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great setting to eat and steak! The wine was excellent and the filet and smoked mozerella/tomato appetizer were great! Mashed potatoes made me want to come back! The juice for the lamb was a bit salty! The server was not having a good day; something besides being pleasant to us must have been on his mind.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

They forgot our drinks, The steak came out incorrectly cooked

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I was in the NYC on the 25January2020 for the Billy Joel concert and booked a reservation here in October2019. The food was very good and expensive but that is to be expected...what I didn't expect was the amount of noise (clapping with laughing) with carrying on voices from the kitchen. It was like a party was going on. My expectation for a 300 dollar meal (before tip) is a more sensible and reasonable noise levels. They need to speak to the kitchen staff and alert them to the fact that they are working at an upscale steak house and not TGIF. Adding doors might help, IDK. I did notice that tables located further from the kitchen did not suffer the same distractions. If I had not made reservations a few months before hand, and showed up just looking to be seated without a reservation, then I can understand the poor seating position. It was a 5:15 reservation and they could have sat a table for two anywhere. I suppose if you eat here (food was very good) and are not seated in the back where the kitchen is located, you will have a much better experience. Based on my experience I can't recommend eating here as the ambiance near the rear of the establishment is severely lacking.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was so great. I only have one complain and that’s the way my steak was prepared. I asked for a medium well but I received well done. All of the sides were great but my filet mignon was too dry.

WA
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service portion size was massive highly recommended

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food is not seasoned. If you like bland food this is your place to go.

WT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

No doorman to direct you upon arrival . Sign on venue door directs you to use hotel entrance which can be annoying on a cold nyc winter night . Once in hotel you have figure out we’re to go and get to elevator. Elevator has a steak house button but doesn’t say BUTCHER & BANKER so I guess steak house it is?
Once in basement we are greeted my large man with his hands folded like a fake security guard in a suite . We explain we have a reservation and he gets host . Come to find out the security guard is the manager .. but ok !
Host never asked us our name but seats us in the vault ... which is empty with no other guest ... we asked to be moved to a section that has people they say the other section is closed . But we can sit in bar lounge area . Ok so I get it it’s slow but why close off a section at 9:00pm when you close at 10:30 makes no sense . Very sketchy but ok . I explained it’s my wife Birthday day so we would like a better table .
Once they pointed us and said go pick any seat that’s when I noticed the hint of racism so we are black .. ok .
Waitress was nice food was average .
I noticed a lawn jockey at the front entrance . Now many ppl may not know but a lawn jockey was a very controversial statue used in the Jim Crow era witch marked racism in America . Why is there I white lawn jockey in a restaurant that’s theme is a steak house in a bank I really would like to know how the two correlate !
Lastly our bill comes and it has a mandatory 15% gratuity on it lol . I lol because I’m saying I would have tipped more than 15% . Is it because we are black why a mandatory grat was put on bill? Who puts a mandatory grat on a table for 2 ? Aren’t mandatory grats illegal in NYC?
But ok the whole experience was totally underwhelming. I’ve been to many steak houses and many nyc restaurants and have never felt this level of sketchiness. Guess everyone else just loves to take pics by vault and don’t pay attention to the subtle racism in this place .

OT
6 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing anniversary meal! As good if not better than the first time we came (on opening night)
Ray was especially amazing with his attentiveness and his care and knowledge of my dietary restrictions with no issues whatsoever.
Hands down best meal we’ve eaten during our holiday and would absolutely recommend to anyone after an experience as well as amazing food/wine! Thank you and see you again next time! X

AB
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from start to finish. I went for my birthday and I couldn’t be more happy with my decision to come in.

OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere and the service. The steaks were “okay”. The meat was nice but not flavorful.

MS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Neat location. Great service. If you're looking for a neat venue that's not terribly expensive, this is your place.