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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 .
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.
The food was incredible, especially the filet mignon and the brussel sprouts. The service was wonderful, too. Highly recommend.
Absolutely enchanting setting and delicious food!
Excellent service too ...which is a sure thing for us to be back real soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The food was outstanding and our waiter was exceptional
Lovely reception, thoughtful seating, excellent meal both in taste and presentation.
Can't wait to return.
My wife and I went early for dinner. It was a great experience. The waitress made some great recommendations!!
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.
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
Nice place. Good atmosphere. Great food and good service.
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.
We had a very enjoyable dinner. However, the server was a little mixed up.
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!
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.
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!
The service was great and the food delicious!
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.
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.
The ambiance and setting of this restaurant is marvelous. Food and service subpar for the price.
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.
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.
Dinner in the city on a family trip to NYC for Spring Break. Food and wine was delicious!
Some dishes were a better value than others but everything was delicious!
The food and service was great. The ambiance and noise level was perfect for my business lunch.
Loved every second! Great for dates.
Great food, great setting, great staff.
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.
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.
As always gracious hospitality, lovely atmosphere, superb service and excellent food. This is why we keep returning. Thanks to all for a splendid dinner.