Jack's Bar & Steakhouse

4.2
464 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Jack’s Bar and Steakhouse offers its customers sophisticated, gourmet dining, conveniently located in the heart of New Haven. Known for their incomparable USDA Prime grade steaks with equal parts perfect char and mouthwatering tenderness, each bite rewards diners with unsurpassed flavor and quality, in no small part due to their infrared broiler and their unfailing commitment to source only the best and juiciest cuts. Jack’s strives to provide an unsurpassed fine dining experience, in the kind of warm and welcoming environment one expects from a family-owned restaurant. While steaks anchor the menu, the cuisine is diverse and dynamic, keeping customers returning time and again to enjoy a favorite staple item or sample a delicious new addition.-- --
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4.2
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4.1
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SkyUnique
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a busy holiday evening so service wasn't at it's best. But the food was amazing and everyone was polite and caring.

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KatieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just dined for the first time at Jack’s. We had an absolutely excellent experience. The food was delicious, the staff was wonderful. We never felt rushed and we were well taken care of. I will definitely return to this place.

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Everything was just ok. Nothing stood out to either of us. Way too loud, could barely hear our server.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was phenomenal! The food was great! The side door was being used and it was freezing. We asked to please keep it closed. Then they put the air conditioning on which was too cold for the 44 degrees outside!!

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ShannonK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety with a price range for all. Mario- the wine connoisseur was great.

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Icecreamrules
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari was battered well and fresh, soup was hot and well seasoned, braised shortrib was soft as butter melt-in-your-mouth good, filet mignon was as expected, double baked potato was cheesy.

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EdwardC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place with really good food. The best grilled Octopus we've had anywhere

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vipKarlaT
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good food and service.

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vipJosephZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Would highly recommend for a delicious steak dinner that is low key.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Overpriced place calling itself a steakhouse but no more than a pub. We could have dined at smith and wollensky or Ruth’s Chris, had much better service, food and saved money. The online menu was completely wrong with the menu having no pricing on the better cut steaks. The 1st red flag should have been no napkins, than when asked for them we were brought paper napkins. After tip nearly $200, very dissatisfied. Nice bar though!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quick service. Good attendance from server.

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MurrayM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waitstaff was slow and hard to find Food portions were small and not well presented Drinks were not well presented and choices were few and not great. Wine selection was fair. Prices were high

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PanWhiskPlate
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super friendly staff staff - our server was great! The food was delicious, though a couple of the sauces were maybe not what you would expect if you’re familiar with them. They also had a great beer selection and very tasty mixed drinks. Will definitely be back!

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papae
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Great for drinks
Service fair
Food not so much
Had a pasta dish thought it was a child’s serving @ $27.00 ….really?
Clams casino…..lm still looking for the bacon
Oh well can’t win them all.

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moniqueg
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The music was really loud so began to get a slight headache. It felt like my boyfriend and I were yelling at each other. The waiter we had was moving too fast. What I mean by that is that he took our order so fast but forgot what would like to drink. And whenever he passed by we would try to call him but he couldn't hear us because the music was so loud and he kept speed walking past our table. His service was great though. The food was overpriced but, very good and came quick.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

In all fairness, the place seemed short staffed. On the other hand, our drinks were not made correctly and my food was cold when it was served! Mashed potatoes were cold and dry. My steak was good though but very pricy for the portion. The outside noise made it hard to have a conversation. The place had a nice vibe but service was lacking and slow! Overall, not a great dining experience!

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vipPhilipB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Great food, albeit a bit expensive for the area. Ate outside which was impacted by the noise of bikers racing through town. Inside appeared energetic, but way too densely seated to feel safe during a pandemic. They really need to have a proof-of-vaccine requirement if they are going to seat people this close together. I would never eat inside there until Covid is resolved. Service was VERY slow. A meal that should have lasted 90 minutes lasted 2-1/2 hours.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe the waiter was outstanding, great service, great banter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my girl came for our anniversary the noise was jumpin, we had a very nice server food was aamazzingg and well worth the prices

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MaryAnnS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good but pricey. Atmosphere was noisy. Not recommended for those who need a quiet situation. There was outdoor dining but not being used at the time.

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SharleenS
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg.. excellent excellent excellent!! Everything was wonderful and the food! Mmmmmm! It was our first time there and we absolutely loved it!!! We can’t wait to go back to try other dishes. I had the roasted chicken and my husband had carne asada! We will definitely be going back!! 2 thumbs up high!!

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vipLuvFood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Overpriced. Amazing Pasta. Steak was overcooked and certainly not aged. Medium Rare was more like Medium Well.

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BobB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food very good. Music too loud
Staff helpful with getting a menu to read. Menu for outside dinning a much better value

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LizQ
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except I thought it was a bit pricey. For the price you should get a free side and a salad. The shot my husband bought was 20.00, that was ridiculous . I love Cameron our server, he was amazing. Thank you!

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JMO1
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The drinks were more mix than alcohol. Have a dairy allergy and they made the dish with dairy even after told. They remade the dish and it still had dairy. It took well over 45 minutes to even get our appetizers and the waitress rarely came by. She was more concerned with her friends sitting next to us than us. If someone has an allergy, don’t recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 great time

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LisaH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The service was wonderful and the atmosphere was very pleasing this spirit was very pleasing. The only distraction this distraction was having some very loud people seated old people seated next to us. I wish the management had I wish the management had asked them to be a little more quiet a little more quiet.

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HenryL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this place :) Would def go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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Twin
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food delicious. Ambiance does not match the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good but for the price I was expecting more of a wow factor. Our server was Bryce and he was most certainly the highlight of our night!

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TabithaS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was worth the money, overall we had a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Jack's cannot be beat for steaks in the New Haven area. Every menu item is cooked to perfection, however it is all made to order so if you need somewhere fast, this is not the place. If you want an upbeat atmosphere, exceptional food, and the friendliest servers this is your place!

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AndriaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack's Bar has a New York vibe - the atmosphere was energetic! The food was delicious, and the service was exceptional. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at Jack’s! Sat outside for the first time and our waitperson was excellent!!!! Definitely recommend!

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Nick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would highly recommend Jack’s. Both the service and the food were exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old reliable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is fire. Everything about it. Location, design, food quality and quantity for fair price, good drinks. You just can’t go wrong with Jacks.

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RichardA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Made reservations for Mother's Day at 11:30AM for brunch. Much to our surprise, our waiter informed us that because it was Mother's Day, they were not doing brunch because it was too much. If you're not having brunch, it's only fair to alert the customer prior. There was nothing I saw on the website to indicate this. (Maybe I missed it?) We stayed anyway. Our waiter was excellent and food was good. We were hoping for brunch on a Sunday morning and not dinner. Oh well we made the best of it.

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