Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley

4.5
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843 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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
13 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
23 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
19 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
11 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
1 review
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.

JC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu is better with the new owners. More choices for the prix fix. Definitely a good deal and meal

2
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time diners at Char and we will be back! Grt food, wine, waitstaff and just quiet enough for our party of 4. 26 day aged steak, salmon and a veggie plate for one vegetarian in our party— all good. Very enjoyable evening.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Overall quite good. Saturday night crowds. Service bit slow. One appetizer did not come out. Nice ambiance and fairly good overall offer in neighborhood.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

JD
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was delicious and service was on point.I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great dinner!! There were 3 of us. We had for appetizers the slab bacon, the house salad and the fried calamari and they were all very good. For mains we had the char burger, chicken martini and zuppa de pesci. Everyone enjoyed their food. Our server was Michael. He was friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu. He kept our water glasses refilled without our having to ask. It was a perfect experience!!

j
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would recommend Char for outstanding meal (steak & seafood) . Service and staff are excellent. Noise level is high!!!!!

WC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a wonderful experience. Food and service always score high here. It’s an overall great value for your money. Try it!!! You won’t be disappointed.

MM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Great time with family

SD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value, excellent food and the staff and management very courteous and friendly.

BS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

That night it was so loud we couldn’t hear each other at our own table.
Service and food was very good. The manager came over to several tables to apologize for the
Noise level.

LP
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good. Server was friendly and attentive. Had prime rib special. Meat was very tender. Mash potatoes creamy but way too much salt, also the mushrooms. This is a great place to celebrate any occasion. Congratulations on continuing to produce a good product

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good but service very slow

DG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, excellent service. A little noisy but the food and service more than made up for it

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place-feel very comfortable!

SD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food and a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.

j
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

very high noise level (everything else was excellent***