Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley

4.6
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860 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Char Steakhouse and Bar uses the freshest ingredients including Certified Black Angus Beef and Farm Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs. We are committed to Quality, Service, and Consistency. In addition to Great Steaks and Burgers, We have Superior Seafood, hand picked by our sister location, Rick's Seafood in Mahopac. Located alongside the Taconic State Parkway on the Mahopac/Putnam Valley Border, Char Steakhouse and Bar is your premiere area destination for Steak, Seafood, and Specialty Cocktails
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good to see the restaurant busy. The staff was very friendly the moment we walked in. The steaks were cooked to perfection and appetizers were delicious. We really enjoyed it and will definitely be back.

WH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Appetizers are excellent chicken dumpling and Asian Calamari. For a local steakhouse the steaks are very good!

JG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Party of 4 taking advantage of Tuesday special. Service was great, food was excellent including desert. We had Salmon, Skirt Steam, Chicken entre, and Stew. Would recommend Char.

MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I love Char Steakhouse. We come here to celebrate each of our birthdays. I have also brought family to Char. Definitely would recommend Char Steakhouse to friends and family.

SD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and good price

KG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, Char was delicious!

F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great atmosphere. Great service. Will be visiting again!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night out. Table by fireplace was awesome.

PM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in the area. Great food and great service

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was very impressed at all the service and the food was delivered all at the same time! Great job on New Year’s Eve

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

Take the good with the bad with this place. Steaks and food in general is usually on point, but the ambiance is more reflective of a local pub. Do not go looking for a peaceful meal, you’ll be severely disappointed! This night in particular was at a different level of rowdy. Plus the men’s room toilets backed up leaving the entire bathroom floor grossly wet for hours. May be a while before we head back, if ever!

WC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Service and food were great! Definitely would recommend them to anyone who wants a reasonably priced outstanding night out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas eve

d
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Went on Christmas eve , very busy but they still did a efficient job with our meal service. Only small item was my drink , I was asked what type vodka I wanted it made with , I stated Ketal , what my drink came with was anything but , very weak . But wasn't worth mentioning due to activity at time . Food and service were good, wine is a bit pricey , by glass and bottle which I had both , nuff said I may good back on slower evening for second try .

LC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! Accommodated our table request with no problem! Food was top notch! It was my first time there! Will be back!

DJ
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This restaurant is consistently good. We hit it on a night for large groups, so it was very busy. Service was still good, but the noise level was above the usual....

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We made a reservation. We were asked to move to a table at the bar for another party that had come in. Our waitress was great.

The food was Luke warm and the steak was cold. The scallops were smaller then expected and over priced but delicious.

It was my girls bday they gave her a free dessert so that was nice. But

2 drinks
2 side salads (5.00 each)
Appetizer
2 meals

131$ haha

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We have been here many times and have always liked the food. However not this time. I ordered the filet and it was delicious and cooked perfectly. My husband ordered the prime rib and it tasted like it was a leftover that was reheated. That would have been bad enough but we were charged a premium price for it. I would have sent it back but my husband didn’t want to. I guess at place can have an off night, but a steakhouse serving bad prime rib?

S
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Waited a very long time for our appetizers to come - over 30 minutes. Both my daughter and husband ordered the 6oz filet but seemed much smaller when came out. It was cooked medium rare so shouldn’t have shrunk that much. Charged $2 extra for sautéed spinach which was watery and bland. I had the coconut crusted mahi mahi and it was way over breaded. Vegetables were steamed and had no flavor. Overall very disappointed in the experience.

LP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Great services.

PD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent and menu has something for everyone! The drinks were festive and delicious. Our waitress nicki was exceptional with customer service and you are treated like family when you eat at char. Every time I go there, the food, service and drinks are perfect. Totally recommend this spot!

BK
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, friendly treatment, good food and a good value overall. I would highly recommend going and having a good time.

K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Char! Always great meal, and a great value! Nicki, our server is always 100% She makes us feel like one of the family there.

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience3

HVRW menu was excellent from Brussels with buratta to filet mignon with shrimp to cheesecake for desert . All courses excellent and prepared as ordered . The only glitch was the service somewhat spotty had to ask other servers for assistance .
Great restaurant !

KM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience1

The food was fantastic, especially the steaks - melt in your mouth. We've been to Char before and found the ambiance welcoming and the staff very friendly. This time the staff was still very friendly and accommodating, however, they gave away our reserved table; we arrived 15 minutes late but i did answer their emails/texts confirming we were coming. The table they ended up giving us was from the outdoor patio with folding chairs and it was crammed in with the regular tables.So, the ambiance cannot be rated well this go round. Still, this place is worth a try - and a retry!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love going to Char. Nikki is great and always checked in to see if we needed anything. Food was really good.

DG
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love Char on regular basis. Food always to a perfection & service is impeccable. Bar was spacious and open.

SF
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

They did not have what was ordered. Forgot the appetizer. Service was not good. However food was good.

LU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Char steakhouse is an excellent family restaurant and the menu during restaurant week is also excellent!!

OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

We have been to the Char restaurant numerous times, we meet friends there because it’s off the Taconic. Previous times, the crowds,noise,and parking were terrible but this last time it was intolerable.
We had reservations for 6:30. Our party of 4 was on time but there was no parking and we had to park across the street, crossing a very busy road in the dark. We arrived to a very noisy restaurant, unable to have a conversation with our dining partners. Fortunately, our table, a booth, was available and the waiter was quick with our drink order.
There was slower service with the rest of the order and that would have been ok if my food had arrived hot.
I returned it and it was returned with the same temperature. Our waiter did come over to ask if it was ok n I honestly told him it’s the same temperature but I ate it because ,by then, of course, I’m very hungry.
We were very disappointed in this dining experience. And PS... we didn’t know it was restaurant week...and we did order from this menu. Our waiter should have told us ahead of time that there were some eliminations so we could have altered our decisions and perhaps order off the regular menu.

AD
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food is always great here. This is the 2nd time I went on a Tuesday and both times the noise level has been extremely loud. Not my favorite during a nice dinner but the food was worth it. I'll have to try a different night next time. The staff is always friendly and attentive.

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were excellent, but the noise level is awful, can’t hear the people we were sitting with.

KG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual the food was delicious! Service excellent and great value for dinner

JP
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service, as always. We caught the special, so it was great prices too!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and value! Will definitely go back.

AK
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and well priced, staff was friendly, and overall setting was cheerful and welcoming.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Birthday. Food was excellent!! Great experience. Will def go back to Char.

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service Nicky our waitress was outstanding

DS
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice dinner and evening. All staff were pleasant and attentive. Service and food were great.
Thank you!

KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience1

We think Augie’s is going a bit down hill. Cutting corners and the owner has never once looked our way or been cordial to us. We thought we would try Char to compare. It’s not up to Augie’s although the prices were. They need some serious attention to their dining room decide. A coat of paint would be a good start. The King prime rib was good, salad bar wasn’t very exciting. I’ll still be looking but Michael was a very attentive server and took good care of us.