Tender Restaurant

4.4
623 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Quiet Conversation
TENDER restaurant located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, has a trendy yet gracious atmosphere. It features Modern American cuisine with the finest selection of premium cut steaks and world class sushi offerings. With a polished brass bar and beaded chandeliers it's design speaks of elegance yet creates a friendly ambiance. Created to evolve with one's night, from formal dining to late night revelry: We welcome you to TENDER.
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MB
New England
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

s soon as we walked thru the door we knew that this place was a winner. We were greeted warmly by the host and brought to a table in the dining room, given menus, and a waiter quickly came to our table. The service was great, the food really excellent, and the ambiance terrific. A real winner in the Theater District in New York City

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TS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had to find a place close to my job where I could have a mentor meeting. The food was so good I took home my leftovers. The only complaint I had is, my steak was not in my leftover box and I was really looking forward to it!! Unfortunately, I had to get on a train home, so I missed out. I work in the city and will make sure I check my take out before I go next time. Otherwise the food was great and the service was very good too.

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MH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service. We went before a Broadway show - a short walk to the theater. They were very respectful of our time. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They were a little picky about the time that we could be seated (we had reservations for 5:00 pm but they would not seat us prior to that, as they were not 'open' yet but the doors were open). Thankfully the food quality and quantity made up for that. It's the first time that I witnessed my husband not being able to finish his favorite food because there was too much. The wait staff were attentive to our needs and we would definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends.

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DD
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Granddaughter’s 18 Birthday
Her sushi was excellent
My steak was tender and cooked perfectly
Surprise birthday ice cream with “Happy Birthday” in chocolate was a surprise-especially the waiter singing happy birthday!
Service was OUTSTANDING!
Will visit again and highly recommend

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AN
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Friday night, 9 on and they seat a 6 year old right next to us, when there are plenty of empty tables. Not cool and didn’t make for a great evening out. Food was average: sushi was small and overpriced. tuna tartar was pretty, but lacked acidity. Crab hand roll was just weird, pho’s f make out the flavors at all. Service was below average! Poor wait staff, never brought bread, screwed up orders for the table next to us and we had to hear this. Overall, average at best. Go elsewhere .

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SB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

They make you pay for water without telling you. I had gone in after purchasing a Groupon and was shocked to be handed a $30 bill to pay for a bottle and a half of water.

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SM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible, especially the filet mignon and the brussel sprouts. The service was wonderful, too. Highly recommend.

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M
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely enchanting setting and delicious food!
Excellent service too ...which is a sure thing for us to be back real soon.

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CO
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The Filet Mignon was very good, but didn't care for the fact that it is.. a la carte. Other dinner plates included some type of vegetable. The service was pretty good and the place was nice.

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OT
New York Area
271 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Dining room was clean, nice tablecloths and utensils. The hamburger was ok, the fries were well done and perfect. The kale salad was a little tough, and was garnished with sliced avocado. We also tried the fried avocado, which was interesting. Only problem was they didn't tell us two plates were heavy with avocado. We will try here again.

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r
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The food was good. The service started off good but ended as non-existent, which was surprising since the restaurant did not appear to be more than half full.

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BB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great ambiance, the food was superb. Everything we had was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. The service was a little slow, waitress was friendly and made great recommendations, but she didn’t check on us as often as she should have even though the restaurant wasn’t overly busy, water was not refilled until we asked, but overall a great dinner. The food made up for it. Will definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant—you immediately feel relaxed when you walk in the door. Midtown is insane and noisy, but inside Tender it’s quiet, and you’re greeted with courtesy. The food is great, and the price is reasonable.

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h
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Have eaten at the bar before and loved the food. This time we ate in the actual restaurant which is very attractive and was quiet; (it was only 5:30!) after a theatre matinee. They have a reasonable choice for all tastes and the dishes are nicely presented and flavorful. It works if you have a mix of vegetarians, carnivore or a sushi lover. Will definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding and our waiter was exceptional

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CS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely reception, thoughtful seating, excellent meal both in taste and presentation.
Can't wait to return.

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JA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I went early for dinner. It was a great experience. The waitress made some great recommendations!!

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MS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place was great, staff was excellent and food was delicious. My only complaint, which isn’t really bad, too much food. I got the chicken parm, so good, but it could have fed 4 ppl. I only ate a third of it because I didn’t want it to go to waste but ultimately it did. My mom got the chicken, very good, but same thing, enough food for two but she only ate half and the rest was wasted.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

There were multiple private parties and terrible, loud techno music. After waiting 15 minutes at the bar (for our dinner guests) and not being seen, we left and went to Valerie, which was delicious

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JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice place. Good atmosphere. Great food and good service.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is lovely. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable and took time and care to explain what was on the menu. We had the Baked Crab Roll, Chicken Parmesan, and Heavenly Chicken and it was all delicious! The chicken was so tender it felt like it melted in my mouth.

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BB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We had a very enjoyable dinner. However, the server was a little mixed up.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Went for my boyfriends birthday dinner. Great location; food was so-so but the service and ambience made up for it. I’d definitely go back for dessert and drinks!

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BN
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The food was fantastic! But the service was awful. Maybe it was late into the night but the place was relatively empty. The waitress seemed to not know we were there. She came over a few minutes after we arrived and then a while later to take an order and then never came back until the end of the night when we were done eating and I was practically jumping and waiving to get her attention so we could pay and leave. Never brought bread even after we asked for it.

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was early when we came so it was very quite! Food was very tasty nice presentation &the service was pleasant! The rock shrimp was delicious!

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great and the food delicious!

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TB
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my girlfriend to New York for her birthday. We were extremely fortunate to find this place at the last minute for dinner....She was totally floored. The ambiance, the food, the service, I would have to say this place represents the hell outta NY.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nous sommes allés manger en famille dans cette restaurant pour leur choix de carte. Ayant des goûts assez différents m, j'ai cherché un resto qui propose beaucoup de choix sans avoir une grande carte et je suis tombé sur le tender. Un resto ambiance très cosy. Les plats servis étaient bons et de bonne quantité. Le service eat bon et typiquement américain. Le prix est pour nous européen dans la fourchette moyenne haute. Un repas avec plats dessert et vin, on s'en est sortie pour 320 dollar avec les "GRATUITY" compris.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The ambiance and setting of this restaurant is marvelous. Food and service subpar for the price.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I made a reservation at Tender for my 21st birthday and the restaurant was amazing. The staff was so nice. The food tasted so good. I would definitely come back.

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NN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We Have found a new pre theatre dinner place! The food was great, the ambience was subdued, just perfect for my Mom and I. We told the waiter that we had tickets for a 7:30 show and they were great about getting the food to us and us out in time without feeling rushed. I had the Salmon and my Mom had the mini meat loaf and we shared the caramelized Brussels sprouts which were to die for. The only possibly negative thing was that there are two doors which say Tender, one of which is the bar lounge and the other leads to the restaurant. I was a little turned around, but once the hostess led me to the restaurant, all was good. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Dinner in the city on a family trip to NYC for Spring Break. Food and wine was delicious!

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MR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some dishes were a better value than others but everything was delicious!

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LW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was great. The ambiance and noise level was perfect for my business lunch.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved every second! Great for dates.

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d
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great setting, great staff.

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m
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I have had lunch at Tender many times and the food and service are always excellent. Just a block from Times Square and very close to Rockefeller Center. I’ve never been disappointed. Sushi and steaks are excellent.

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BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Very good steak.
Service was weak. Waiter failed to check back on us after initial order. We couldn't even get his attention for the check.
It's a nice quiet room though. And the food was very good.

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CS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always gracious hospitality, lovely atmosphere, superb service and excellent food. This is why we keep returning. Thanks to all for a splendid dinner.

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