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Bull & Bear Steakhouse

570 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
+1 212-872-4606
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Ranked #1,129 of 11,667 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 49th Street & 50th Street
Transit: 6 train to 51st Street, E & M trains to 53rd Street. 8 Blocks from Grand Central Terminal
Description: Bull and Bear offers USDA Prime Dry-Aged Beef from DeBragga, New York’s Butcher. This legendary steakhouse is home to one of the most historic and well-recognized bars in New York City. Market-fresh seafood including East Coast Oysters, Lobster and side dishes to share are their tempting companions. The Bull and Bear Bar is where Market Movers Trade Tales Over the City’s Best Martini. Quoted ‘one of the 3 best bar's in the World’ by the New York Times in 2005. Bull and Bear's wine library is a private, intimate dining room adjacent to the bar.
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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The decor is drop dead gorgeous, the style, perfect new york class, and the food? There is not a bad dish they make!

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Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Grant, Thank you for your wonderful review of the Bull & Bear Steakhouse! We are so pleased to read that you were impressed with our decor and classic ambiance, as well as our menu offerings across the board. We look forward to hosting you again in the future, should your travels bring you back to New York City. Until... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Went with friends whilst staying at the Astoria, had to ask for service after being ignored for 15 minutes, we placed four orders all of which came either wrong or poorly prepared, three of us had steak, and three of us received cremated steak, my rare porterhouse was actually burnt t bone, the one remaining order was fish, with truffle... More

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Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you for bringing these issues to my attention. We regret that you were not impressed with our service and the quality of our menu offerings, as this is certainly not the high standard we hold ourselves to. We hope for the opportunity to show you what a 5-star experience at the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse looks... More

Hunt, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Did not dine there, but specifically went for a martini. Somewhat of a nostalgia trip. Was not disappointed.

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Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Sonny, Thank you for choosing the Bull & Bear Steakhouse as your host for a recent martini. It is wonderful to learn that our reputation precedes us, and that your expectation for a wonderful bar experience was met and exceeded. We hope for the opportunity to serve you once more in the future for another cocktail or perhaps a... More

coral
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

don't waste a good meal on this restaurant. the staff was less than friendly. we waited for over an hour for our food and it was cold. there were three of us no alcohol and the bill was 400.00

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Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Patricia, Thank you for choosing the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse as your host for a recent dining experience. It is very unfortunate that you left disappointed! This is certainly not the impression we strive to make on our valued clientele. We hope for the opportunity to show you the true standard of luxury and service at Bull &... More

yorkshire
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The premier place to eat in the WA. Steaks and seafood are the specialities. The food may not be adventurous but is all well made and presented. The wine list is a bit pricey. Nice atmosphere.

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Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear YorkshireManinblack, Thank you for your wonderful review about your recent dining experience at the Bull & Bear Steakhouse! We appreciate your gracious comments about our atmosphere and specialty offerings, and we hope for the opportunity to host you again in the future. Kind regards, Gilbert Bolivar General Manager of the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ok my steak&lobster perfect, but hubby's presentation and taste not as good as mine so much that he kept asking me for bites of comparison and yes, mine was better!

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Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Thank you for visiting the Bull & Bear Steakhouse for a recent dining experience. I am pleased to note that your steak and lobster dish was prepared perfectly to your liking, but it is unfortunate that your husband could not say the same. We strive for the highest standard of fine dining and consistency at the Bull &... More

Gillingham, Kent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited last week as a treat with our honeymoon spending money. We were blown away by the food, rocked up on a Tues night with no reservation and the staff were perfectly happy to assist. Mains and sides are large. We had three sides between two of us and we're stuffed! Obviously expensive but worth it as a big... More

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Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear bounceytigger, Thank you for choosing the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse as your host for a special dining experience during your honeymoon trip! It is excellent to read that we met and exceeded your expectations for an exceptional dinner complete with luxury service, and we hope for the chance to welcome you back to our restaurant again in the... More

Fargo, North Dakota
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136 reviews 136 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This Steakhouse is in the Waldorf Astoria. It Has a dining room and a large bar with additional dinner tables. If you are going to eat here, make reservations and request to main dining room. We were seated at a table in the bar area. It got very crowed in the bar with people stacked 4 to 6 deep to... More

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Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear micstebou, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback regarding your recent dining experience at the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse. We are pleased to hear that you were impressed with the quality and variety of our menu offerings, though we regret that you were not satisfied with your seating accommodations. We hope for the opportunity... More

Montgomery, Alabama
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

From the old style iconic bar to the restaurat it is a continuation of the Manhattan business evening as the day winds there. Tremendous place for visitors or natives. Better dress the part because jeans and an open collar shirt will make you out of place. Go strong or go home.

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Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Jerry, It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our bar and restaurant during your recent visit to New York City. Thank you for your review citing our historic ambiance at the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse, and we hope that you will return for more of the same in the future, should your travels bring you back to... More

Kent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you want a place to go for a date, while you're on holiday, with a friend/family or with work this is it, the food is great and every detail is taken care of, the bar and staff are 100% gems you couldn't ask for more - Plus the atmosphere and decor is spot on.

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Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear H_Medcraft, Thank you for your kind words regarding your impression of the Bull & Bear Steakhouse! That you would describe our restaurant's service, food, and decor as spot on is a true testament to our efforts, and we appreciate your recognition in this regard. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again whenever your travels bring you back... More

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Additional Information about Bull & Bear Steakhouse

Address: 570 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: +1 212-872-4606
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Average Prices: USD 25 - 75
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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