T-BAR Steak & Lounge (Upper East Side)

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1457 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Casual
T-Bar Steak & Lounge is Tony Fortuna's new spin on the classic steak house.

Chef Ben Zwicker's menu consists of raw bar that includes tartares; steak
bar that includes prime cuts and as well as tuna and salmon steaks;
appetizers are divided in classic and market driven; sauces are global and
diverse; entrees, too, present a roster of classics and new world items; and
a long, long list of sides complements every dish on the menu. T-Bar &
Lounge speaks to many tastes, from cocktail & wine lovers, to grazers and
full on steak aficionados.
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PN
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Hostess Madeline was personable and friendly and made our table available after a nicely poured drink at the bar.
Claudio was inviting and supportive as our server and made the evening enjoyable. The porterhouse steaks were exceptionally well seasoned and perfectly cooked. I was slightly disappointed my wedge salad, which was only average and should have been a wow. The sides, fries and sautéed spinach, were simplistically delicious. While the steak felt a bit overpriced, the quality of the meat, the taste and, most importantly, the service made the dinner a success. Will have to try the ribeye next time!

TG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We go to T-Bar on a regular basis. However ,I must say they should change the menu up more.It gets dull. We miss some old stand-bys too! Loved the wedge salad as did all the patrons I have talked to. Why i THAT simply gone? Food getting a bit tired!

PJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The good: The food was quite good. I recommend the tuna tartare and the prime aged rib eye steak. My date enjoyed the zucchini carpaccio.

The bad: Firstly, I thought I was going to a proper steakhouse but the steak selection is limited. The owners should drop the "steak" from the restaurant name. Secondly, as tasty as the food was I feel that it is overpriced.

0
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have eaten at t bar for many many many years. I have never had anything but a superb meal with excellent service and in an atmosphere that is wonderful and not too noisy for New York

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

enjoy the local vibe - reliably good food - fun place - good service and clean.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always consistent. My go to place!! I can eat healthy and yummy food at the same time. Bravo ♥️

SN
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Omelette was perfectly prepared w an accompanying salad. Nice and quiet to have conversation with a friend sitting in the balcony area. Lovely lunch!

s
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent ahi tuna tartare, Turkey burger and chopped salad....attentive service highly recommend this restaurant

HH
London
20 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Solid, tasty food. Service was a bit slow.

EC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice dinner, good atmosphere- food was good but pricey.

JN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Love this place! The servers are great, the food's really good and their menu is by no means "steakhouse". It's high tone flavors and lots of choices!

SM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We have always enjoyed coming to this restaurant. T-bar has much to offer for both vegans and meat lovers!

Y
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We ordered from their restaurant week menu as well as their regular dinner menu. Ribeye was overall pretty good, but half of it was slightly over cooked. Their mac and cheese was okay. It only has sharp cheddar on the top and the inside is just more of a bechamel taste and no sharpness of the cheddar. Branzino was cooked perfectly, moist, flaky and the skin was crispy. Vegetable that came with it are delicious as well. Their banana millefeuille dessert is caramelized banana with a nice crunch to it, ice cream then a thin crisp cookie like base. Overall not bad.

K
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

T-Bar Steak continues to offer a nice atmosphere with a very varied menu. Everything that we have ordered has been delicious.

DS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and drink wonderful.
Service excellent.
Great ambience.
Very enjoyable whenever we go.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We brought our three teenagers and had a great steak dinner the porterhouse was amazing!

RE
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch in a very pleasant setting. The menu was diverse and the service was excellent. We look forward to our next visit.

FK
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious steak, great desserts. Nice atmosphere. Not too noisey

TG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

T- Bar has become a neighborhood fixture. The food is good but nothing special. There is just no competition on the lacking upper east side food scene (or non-scene). It is very strange that they "dropped " the wedge blue cheese salad which was everyones favorite. The menu needs more variety for non-steak palates.I heard several people request things recently taken of the menu (like the wedge salad). It is convenient but lackluster.

C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was dying for a great steak and martini for lunch, and I was satisfied and delighted , enjoying exactly that.

RZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always live up to its rep.

s
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the most amazing lunch. We both had the special omelet, and it was amazing. I always have a hard time deciding what to order.

B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Limited menu. Service wasn’t great. Club sandwich shouldn’t be a roll cut into 4 pieces. Wanted mash potatoes with lunch. Said it couldn’t be done until dinner

f
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

As a regular customer I have come to expect that something will go wrong. Today at lunch it was the waiter who took our order. As unfriendly as always his disinterest is insulting. He doesn't greet a customer, doesn't make eye contact. Ordered hot tea. Received iced tea. Ordered "no hearts of palm." Received hearts of palm. Asked for second serving of bread he yanked the basket off the table without replying. Asked what kind of cheese available. He replied "swiss, cheddar, blue." After lunch a bus girl told us they serve parmigiana which would have been ordered had we known. He should not be working with customers.

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My family and I ate outside and it was perfect for our kiddos. The service was attentive and friendly. The manager even came over to say hello. My kids loved the pizza. Hubby had the Cavatelli and I had a salad with salmon both were delish. We also had the Banana Parfait which is to die for! Thank you Tbar for an awesome dinner!

s
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the special omelette which was amazing. We love all the food there!

CH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good and served hot. Service was just ok. Nice glass of wine. Was crowded on a weeknight.

F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is always excellent & the staff is friendly.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tony is a consummate host! Bravo!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for Father’s Day with my family, they didn’t have a high chair but my daughter did pretty well in the booth seating area . Service was great and the food was delicious. The sweet corn was amazing as well the desserts ! Definitely will return if around the area .

B
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I'm happily a T-Bar Regular. When we go for dinner or even lunch, its like coming home, except everyone is ready to be of service to you. The menu is consistent in presentation and delivery, it evolves through the course of the year with thoughtful updates and additions. The cocktails are real, as are their portion size. There is simplicity and complexity to the entire experience and we are grateful to have this gem in the neighborhood.

M
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favorite places. The food and service are consistently of a very high quality. The only negative is the high noise level.

OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great menu and the food is really good. Hadn't been at T-BAR in a little while. I like everything on the menu and had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. The person I dined with had not been there before and also really enjoyed.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance is bright and cheery. A very different look for an UES eatery. Service and food was fantastic. Will absolutely be back.

P
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday lunch remembered with a candle in a cookie

CE
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We visit NYC several times a year and are always looking for great spots. We really enjoyed this restaurant & will definitely add it to our short list. The atmosphere was both cozy and energetic at the same time. The food was delicious and the presentation well executed. Looking forward to returning.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food was very good, service friendly and quick. Our steak was cooked perfectly. Tuna tartare was perfect

m
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect... 3 people ordered steak at 3 different cooking results and ech came out perfect

Will definitely go back

BM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Service was horrible. Clearly understaffed for the crowd. Restaurant was full. Food good as always.

F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good. Food and service terrific

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