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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 #1,119 of 11,748 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $75
Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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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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Tampa, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the Waldorf Astoria and decided to try the Bear and Bull Prime Steakhouse. I am so glad that we did. The filet was delicious and tender. My husband loved the raw oyster appetizer and his filet. Considering the type of restaurant, I thought the prices were not bad. It is the same price point as a... More 

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

Dear Jessica, Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your recent experience at the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your steak during your recent stay at the Waldorf Astoria, and that you found our value to be on par with your expectations. We look forward to serving you again in the... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You expect everything to be perfect at this restaurant and the food and atmosphere are but the staff is a notch below. Great steaks. Go here for the old world clubby feeling. Pricing reflects the high end location.

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

Dear Lawyer25, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your excellent feedback regarding your recent dining experience at the Bull & Bear Steakhouse. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our service, our variety of menu offerings, and our iconic ambiance, and we hope for the opportunity to serve you again in the not too distant future.... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

On entering the restaurant we were warmly greeted and the hustle hustle atmosphere was great. We both ordered filet mignon mine rare which was superb and my fiancé medium. Mine was melt in the mouth tender, however hers was tough and ropey. Unfortunately we were both so tired having just arrived that we didn't send it back, however judging from... More 

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

Dear Rkengland, Thank you for choosing the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse as your host for a recent dining experience! We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our commitment to exceptional service and your steak, though we apologize that your wife was not wholly impressed with hers. We hope for the opportunity to show you what a 5-star experience... More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went here to enjoy a great steak, which you just can't get back home in England. The restaurant is well appointed and the steaks we had were very good, cooked to perfection, but we just couldn't get past the below average staff. Our waiter could barely speak english and when asked about the details of the meat and certain... More 

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

Dear blueferrari, I appreciate you taking the time to bring these issues to my attention. Thank you for your kind words about how much you enjoyed your steak. We apologize for any and all frustrations felt during your recent visit to the Bull & Bear Steakhouse, and we hope for the opportunity to make it up to you with exceptional... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were staying around the corner and popped in here one night for drinks. We ordered some cocktails which were prepared with care and arrived very promptly by a professional but friendly staff member. Cocktails were great and it is such a lovely atmosphere.

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

Dear Laura, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to our restaurant inside the Waldorf Astoria hotel. It is with pleasure that I read your comments citing an excellent experience here overall, and we highly appreciate you taking the time to leave this feedback on TripAdvisor! Should your travels bring you to New... More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Service a bit haphazard but a brilliant chateaubriand and good wine. Had to send my soup back to heat it up but oveall very good meal in a well-appointed elegant room

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

Dear William, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent visit to the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse! We are pleased to read that you were impressed with both the service received and our variety of menu options, and we hope that you will return for more of the same in the future. Warm regards, Gilbert Bolivar General Manager... More 

Hindhead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

OK, there are some reviews on the Bull and Bear that are not happy with the price, BUT if you want a really well presented meal with a superb balance of wines and service this is probably the best we have had across many major cities then this is the venue. The steak dish is brilliant but please dear reader... More 

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

Dear Vincent, Thank you for your highly praising words regarding your recent experience at the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse. It was certainly a pleasure to have hosted you for a recent dinner, and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave our management this wonderful feedback via TripAdvisor. We hope you will return to the Bull & Bear... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is the best restaurant I have ever been to. I got engaged here and everyone made the occasion so special. This was in 2012. Then in 2014 my husband and I returned on honeymoon and it was also my birthday. The hotel has an active Facebook page and prior to my return I commented on a status to say... More 

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

Dear Rwellington27, What a wonderful review! It is such a pleasure to read your passionate words and hear about the unforgettable memories that you created here at the Bull & Bear Steakhouse. We hope for the opportunity to serve you many more times in the future and would be more than happy to help you recreate the romance of your... More 

co meath
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Not particularly good service. The steak was ok but for almost 200 dollars for 2 of us for steak and frites and a glass of wine I wasn't overly impressed.

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

Dear mrsdibsCoMeath, Thank you for trying our Bull & Bear Steakhouse for a recent dining experience inside the Waldorf Astoria. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal, while it is unfortunate that you were not impressed with our service or pricing. We strive to provide the timeless luxury experience our guests expect from our world-class steakhouse, and... More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was a great spot to have a drink and chat. I have been here before, and still love this place. Good food and great atmosphere

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

Dear cynbyn1433, Thank you for being a loyal customer of the Bull & Bear Steakhouse and for taking the time to leave us your wonderful review of your most recent experience here. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our fine menu offerings and atmosphere, and we hope that you will return for more of the same in the near future!... 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
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 75
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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