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Monterey, New York, NY

Monterey

4.4
4.4
384 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Simon Oren, Dudi Sasson and Chef James Tracey bring midtown Manhattan a glamorous bold American restaurant. A raw bar features every crustacean imaginable, and servers stroll through the dining room brandishing custom gridiron carts preparing items tableside. The menu circles the globe offering Chef Tracey's seasonal cuisine alongside an extensive selection of Prime Dry-Aged Steaks, and Roast Prime Rib of Beef. Designed by Scott Kester and Dudi Sasson, the two-floor lofty space is comfortable and lavish with an expansive bar and seating for upwards of 200 guests; perfect for large group dining, with private rooms for business and social events.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 67 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:00–11:00 Mon–Fri 11:30–16:00 Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    (212) 377-7171
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    James Tracey
  • Private party facilities
    BIG SURSeated capacity: 120 guestsStanding capacity: 160 guestsThis room has a fully stocked bar, state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities, private bathrooms and dedicated kitchen.THE LOUNGESeated capacity: 30 guestsStanding Capacity: 40 guestsTHE MEZZANINESeated Capacity: 50 guestsStanding Capacity: 80 guests
  • Area
    Midtown East
  • Cross Street
    Madison Ave and E. 50th Street
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • $65 Prime Rib Dinner

    US$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a Prime Rib Dinner at Monterey. A 3-course dinner that includes a salad, prime rib served table side with au jus and horseradish sauce, a delicious side and dessert for $65. Available Friday and Saturday from 5PM - 10PM. Reservations are encouraged but not required.
    $65 Prime Rib Dinner photo

What 384 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

384 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has become my go-to lunch spot. Love their cobb salad (literally the best salad in NYC), salmon and branzino. You can actually hear each other here. Love the decor, music and ambience. ♥️

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  2. Riad

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always excellent restaurant to go in NY. I recommend it

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  3. PaigeY

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The prime rib dinner is such a steal! I’ll definitely be back

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  4. MarieB

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The chicken was burnt and horrible to eat. The last time, I had the salmon menu and it was great. Then, I wanted to bring a friend for lunch in order to let her discover Monterey restaurant but we were really disappointed: we had both the chicken menu and they were very burnt. We couldn t eat it.

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  5. Alec

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience are both excellent, but it is quite excellent and at times misleading. We ordered the "whole chilled lobster" expecting it to be big since it says "whole" in the title, but it was one very small claw and one very small tail. We ended up needing to order more because we thought a "whole" lobster would indeed be whole, which ended up making it quite an expensive dinner. Food was still great and so was the service/ambience, but the prices and portions are out of control.

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  6. Transplantedtonyc

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good midtown spot for lunch and the bar looked great, would come back

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  7. Cetts

    New York City

    171 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience last night. Beautiful decor - think mid-century California with a modern vibe. Great music in background. Excellent cocktails, food and wine. Really enjoyed the hen and monkfish entrees and the unique take on the Old Fashioned. Will definitely return.

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  8. LuisR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Its was VDay dinner for $145 it was a total miss on the value. Food was fair to ok. Service was not good. They forgot the warmed bread until entrees and every time they cleared the table the server/busboy stretched across me so I got a good look at his armpit. Stacking plates on table to clear is also very poor service. The night club music was a total miss. Staff seemed bored. Manager never checked on the table. Only hope, maybe their regular menu is more value driven and better tasting.

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  9. Eater

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, ambiance, location and services are all very good. The value is a bit strained but that's to be expected in that neighborhood.

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  10. Howard

    New York City

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Average food. Poor service. Nice environment. Vastly overrated

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  11. taddy

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the perfect place for a business dinner. Excellent service, very good food, and a conversation-friendly environment. Everyone was professional and welcoming. Great experience. 

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The girls at the front were really quick and accommodating they really made the day special seating me and my wife the food was great overall a lovely experience

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem in midtown! Super friendly service the girls at the door sat us right away, even asked for our coats as well. The food was good we got the truffle lasagna and the pan roasted salmon (super fresh). Service was excellent the servers always checked up on us. Definitely will be returning whenever in the area!

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  14. RPM8993

    New York City

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The staff are very nice, professional and friendly. The food is ok, nothing more or less. For some reason, in the middle of lunch service, 80's era rock music started to blare at conversation stopping levels. I like Journey as much as the next guy, but not at a business lunch place. Weird.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rude manager soured what could’ve been a great night.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was a good value for restaurant week. Service was a little slow. Ambience was great.

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  17. AprilF

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Balloon Sesame Lavash was amazing! The French Dip and Pan Roasted Salmon were both delicious. Spacious restaurant is also a big plus in NYC.

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  18. IradaE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience, the food, the esthetics of the place - everything is five stars for casual dining.

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  19. nlbnyc

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was not present, but four of my coworkers were, and enjoyed it so much that we booked another table next week.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect setting for a business breakfast. Quiet. Exceptional service.

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  21. Fabulous

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic Birthday Dinner at Monterey after never being there. Awesome experience! We had the Price Fix with the steak and Bearnaise. Crisp and fresh Shimp cocktail before and yummy lemon cake with a candle, dessert! We loved it! Can't wait to go back!

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  22. Diner1111

    New York City

    64 reviews

    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was freezing in the restaurant. Every time a door opened, we got a blast of frigid wind. They need to fix this.

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  23. RickROIC

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous midtown restaurant with a lively vibe! Food was outstanding especially the prime rib, beautifully prepared and masterfully presented. Wait service was courteous, friendly and well informed. No pressure to up-sell. Prices are somewhat expensive but inline with one’s Manhattan fine dining expectations. Highly recommend this experience!

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  24. JulieS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and high quality. The beef tartare was tasty and the flavors were well balanced. My daughters are still talking bout the sweet onion bread. I don't normally order pork, but the description of the Iberico pork chop caught my attention. It did not disappoint.

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  25. MargotC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were incredible, would 100% come back!

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  26. jkjkjk

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite dining experience in a long, long time. This felt like a chill party atmosphere and I love how you can kind of see every table but have a good amount of space between them. It felt like a real occasion to come here without being stuffy. Excellent service and the food hit every single note right. We loved every moment. I did the prix fixe (restaurant week? I am writing this in January 2024) and I want to come back and do it again before it goes away. Absolutely 100% perfect. I liked my California GnT. You will eat real food here. You will not go home hungry. So you can bring your foodies, instagram fiends (it's super photogenic in there), and the person who needs to eat a lot and you'll all be happy.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal in a trendy, sophisticated setting. We will definitely be back!

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  28. MitchC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and impressed with food, service and variety in menu.

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  29. pbarone

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and great service. The prime rib cart is a must try

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  30. pome

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service kind of fell away after we were served….

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  31. Pinknotes

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very pleasant evening with reasonable food. Nothing exciting, but altogether a positive experience. Best item on the menu is the prime rib. Other things are not very distinguished.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, service and food. I’m a regular here and will be back!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Price fix for prime rib, salad and desert. Only $60

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  34. GlennP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed this and was very convenient in the Rockefeller Square area. worth a visit, especially for a nice lunch.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a pleasant dinner. Food was good but a little over priced.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    An incredible aged strip steak, the best oysters ever, wonderful salmon and an awesome slice of prime rib. French fries that we ordered crispy and they were crisped to perfection! Deeply charred, perfect, Brussels sprouts. What caused my less than stellar review of the place then? In a word, the service—or, rather, the complete lack of it. To say our waitress was indifferent would disparage the word. She had no interest in us, never once during our meal checked to see if we were enjoying our meal, gave perfunctory answers to questions about the menu when we arrived…in short, she really didn’t like being bothered to do her job. The hostess, too, was a little too cool for school. Although we were bundled up in winter coats she made no attempt to ask if we wanted to check the coats. It wasn’t until we were seated that we brought the coats all back to her to check! We used Open Table to make the reservation, obviously, and we had indicated that it was my mother in law’s birthday. But the restaurant made not a scintilla of effort to help us celebrate the event. Caveat emptor.

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  37. boatingguy

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Starting with a drink at the bar with Ryan, the evening at Monterey was exceptional. It was a special night with friends from out of town and the food and service was amazing. The Prime Rib, best ever and Bananas Foster to die for.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall experience was great. The waitress did mix up some of our orders, but it was not too much of a big deal. The food was great, no complaints.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but service is absolutely terrible - they took 45 minutes to bring out our entrees because they noticed that we still had an appetizer on the table which is beyond ridiculous. Then they came over twice to ask us if they can clear the plates not 3 minutes after they served our food 45 minutes late. Would never go back again.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good quality even if over priced for quantity , good service

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings

FAQs

Monterey offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 377-7171.

Monterey is rated 4.4 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:00


Booked 67 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Monterey

37 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Madison Ave and E. 50th Street
  • Area
    Midtown East
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:00–11:00 Mon–Fri 11:30–16:00 Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:30
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    James Tracey
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 377-7171
  • Private party facilities
    BIG SURSeated capacity: 120 guestsStanding capacity: 160 guestsThis room has a fully stocked bar, state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities, private bathrooms and dedicated kitchen.THE LOUNGESeated capacity: 30 guestsStanding Capacity: 40 guestsTHE MEZZANINESeated Capacity: 50 guestsStanding Capacity: 80 guests
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