Jack's Bar & Steakhouse

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The Restaurant will serve new American cuisine and it's concept will be centered around the modern American speakeasy with hints of the old roaring 20's. The menu will be eclectic and modern, giving the food a high-end feel, but at prices that are affordable and accessible. The menu will focus on pastas, seafood and meat selections for the main entrees, including prime-aged steaks at a better price than anywhere in the area. We don't want to limit ourselves by calling it a steakhouse, but we will be cooking the cuts using an 1800 degree infrared oven, like high end steakhouses do. The steaks will have very thin margins and really are a loss lead er to promote volume at the restaurant. The last thing we want to be is a special occasion restaurant. We want to be the weekly spot for our customers.
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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pumpkin spice martini and the short ribs were delicious. We will return to Jack’s.

JF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

No atmosphere .... food mediocre... service soso.. way to pricey for atmosphere, service and food presentation

SV
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal, everything was just fine for casual dining.

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this restaurant! The food was delicious and the service suburb!! Make a reservation for Saturday evenings to ensure you get a table.

OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had very high hopes, but they were soon dashed. The Porterhouse I ordered rare came out well done. My order came out 10 minutes prior to the orders of the others at the table. It took forever for the waiter to bring out the tea I ordered. Extremely disappointing.

KT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Jack's Steakhouse has an identity crisis. Their website touts it as "fine dining" but the ambiance is much more of a sports bar / nightclub. The menu prices reflect fine dining, but do not go here expecting an elegant experience. We went on a Saturday night (7pm reservation) to celebrate a special occasion, but everyone in there was dressed in the most casual clothes - baseball hats, cut-off jean shorts, etc, even in the dining room. We felt very overdressed. Also, the white table cloths in the dining room glow from the black lights above, presumably used when the place transforms into a night club. The food was the saving grace, everything we had was very good, but I urge the owners to update their branding to align with their clientele and ambiance. If I went there knowing I could dress casually and would be in a noisier atmosphere, my overall experience would have been different. If you're looking for a true fine dining experience go to Union League a block away.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and staff was very nice and even congratulated us on our anniversary. Would definitely go to restaraunt again. I recomend the ribeye filet. It was very tasty.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. We had the Man Salad, hanger steak, curry cauliflower, french fries and bone in filet. Everything was cooked perfectly. Wait staff was friendly and professional.

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the most tender filet I've ever tasted and my wife's sea bass was phenomenal. French onion soup to start was the best I had ever had as well.

Only "complaint" if you could even call it that, was that we sat outside on a Saturday night and the noise on the street noise was a bit much.

But food and service were perfect, I just might recommend sitting inside if you're going on a weekend night.

SF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great but service was very slow and they were not crowded.

VC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the attention and the service. I recommend this restaurant for sure!

JS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice Anniversary dinner!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The managment was very helpful. Food was very tasty.

a
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food..great service. Will definitely go back.

F
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner!

MC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Jack's with another couple and loved every aspect of the meal.

Service was very fast, but not pushy. Our waiter was happy to provide recommendations upon request, and the bartenders made excellent cocktails. My wife loved her cucumber martini, and my Old Fashioned was fantastic. My wife;s Filet was cooked perfectly, as was my Hanger Steak. The portions for the sides were also very generous. We were stuffed by the end of out meal, so much so that we did not even have room left for desert.

We even got our parking validated by the hostess, a small very very appreciated gesture since parking in New Haven can be so frustrating and difficult.

L
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Quality of food wasn’t it’s best, I’ve had better for way less. Service sucked! Way over priced, food too salty.

MH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST steak!!! Worth EVER dollar spent. I want the chef to cook at my house. The services was awesome. I would go back every night if I could.

AL
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Starting with it was a weeknight not very busy. Service was not very good, waiter not friendly or attentive, rarely checked on us, couldn't find him when we needed something. Steak was initially overdone, returned and then a bit undercooked, whatever I ate it was good not great. Just disappointed expected a higher end experience.

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best New York strip that i have ever had! Awesome appetizers too!!

VR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was extremely friendly and their attention to detail with making you have a wonderful experience is top notch. Even with a big party going on in their private space, I felt like they weren’t even there with the attention we received.

EC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was nice, my first visit and the ambiance is wonderful. The food selection is great and I could have done better with my selection.

Y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic! The food, atmosphere, and service , was all top notch!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was incredibly slow. Food was solid as usual but my hanger steak was not medium rare.

MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent, great ambiance. The restaurant was very quiet and we were able to have a business meeting without having to raise our voices to be heard. My only criticism is that it was uncomfortably cold in the restaurant.

KI
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience. Great service, great food.

MF
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

My first time there my sister and I took our mom for dinner before a show at the Shubert. Food and service was excellent. This time was the opposite unfortunately. I allowed for the same 11/2 hour for dinner and made reservations accordingly. We were told upon arrival we would be better off sitting at the bar which we declined. We were seated at a table but the service was not good. We felt like we were an inconvenience having to get to the show.

E
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Edaurdo was an attentive server. Seafood tower was outstanding. Entree's (filet mignon and ribeye filet) were delicious ... cooked perfectly. Fondue desert was fun and tasty too.
Can't wait to head back to Jack's!

S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice celebratory dinner

ED
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The place did not have a “speakeasy” type feel as expected. The steaks were ok, not great, not bad. The double baked potato was weird.

JF
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

I was very disappointed with my lastest visit. Having been multiple times, I decided to bring my family here for lunch after graduation. The hostess who became our waiter said we couldn’t have the prix fix menu as it ends at 230, despite multiple signs and menu saying it was available until 3p (and we were seated at 215 and still refused the menu). Begrudgingly we order steaks off the dinner menu, only to find out they were completely out of Hanger Steak, which 3 people ordered. The waiter continued to be rude and dismissive to our questions, we had to flag down another waiter to even get ours. Very disappointed in the service and experience which completely took away from the celebration and excellent food.

JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good but not amazing. Our waiter wasn’t the most hospitable/friendly and one of our meals came out 10 minutes after the rest, making it so the rest of the table had to eat without them to make sure ours didn’t go cold

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We made reservations but the table wasn’t ready when we arrived. That was okay because there was space at the bar, which was lovely. Our table became ready but was in a terrible location, squashed by the door, next to the hostess station. We opted to stay at the bar. Service was attentive at the bar and the food was pretty good in terms of quality and portion size. I was a little annoyed that my scallop potatoes were not done well- very bland. The creamed spinach was really just whole leaf spinach floating in cream. Not properly done either- hence why the food was just “okay”. My husband got a pasta dish, which he really enjoyed. Fun, cool ambiance and right down the street from The Shubert for a great before show option.

GC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I felt it was expensive for what you get. Steaks were good. Seafood was better. Sides are petite plus and not big enough to share. Service was good except they kept trying to take plates before people were done eating. They added 20% gratuity for party of six.

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife and three young children for Mother’s Day . We were greeted warmly and promptly seated. Our waiter named Robert was pleasant and attentive. They have a great children’s menu that is priced fairly. The food was delicious. I would definitely return.
Rich

DW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was very good until I received the bill and all the appetizer were suppose to be half off and we were informed by the server that the price would automatically come up as half off but as you see the attached bill that didn't happen and when he approached management to have the bill corrected they refused to do so, so I urge everyone to double check what you were told and make sure your bill is not an extra 50 bucks because you were misinformed... so because of the this deception I have to give them 1 star .. dishonesty is not something I reward!! I was gonna give the server 18% Gratuity which would have been $34.00 but since he misinformed us and over charged us I deducted the $23.00 error from his tip and wrote it on the receipt so he knew ...

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I usually take my mother and wife to the buffet at the top of the Omni Hotel in downtown New Haven. They weren't taking anymore reservations this year. We were all presently surprised at how good the food tastes. The wait staff was incredibly attentive and accommodating. My only complaint was that our food took to long to cook.

ST
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Loved this place it was such a nice dinner. We had no set waiter... so it made things kind of confusing. The staff seemed all over the place but overall it was great

C
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Ehhhh - it was ok. The service was a little wonky. It seemed like the guy who was our waiter forgot about us, but the hostess stepped up. The hostess was very sweet and attentive. Not sure if she was supposed to be our waitress or not, but she was great. She even brought us complimentary champagne at the end of dinner.

The food was ok - not great. Both our steaks were a little cool, like they had been sitting for a little too long waiting to be delivered.

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