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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 #1,223 of 11,866 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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Key Largo, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience! Our meals were delicious, we did not feel rushed. Service could not have been better!

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

$$$$$$ an ala carte menu........ distinctive atmosphere(ambiance)......attentive staff.......excellent food...mix of locals and NYC visitors....a reservation may be a good idea.......

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

Dear A P, Thank you for your wonderful 5-star review. I am always pleased to read our TripAdvisor reviews and find that our customers value our service as much as they value our steaks! We hope you will return to the Bull & Bear Steakhouse whenever your travels may bring you back to New York City and the Waldorf Astoria.... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Expensive al a carte Restaurant ,But you must go used in various tv shows, Good menu which includes the iconic Waldorf Salad You need to book ,spot the celeb here

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

Dear BAZANG, Thank you for choosing the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse as your host for your recent dining experience. Indeed, our ambiance and decor is one feature of our restaurant that keeps our loyal customers coming back for repeat visits. Another is our wonderful steaks! I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed our menu offerings and setting, and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Fiance and I made a reservation one evening during our stay at the Waldorf. Despite the priciness, we were very much looking forward to our meal. The restaurant itself is impeccably decorated; low-lighting, hard wood with a real 1920s jazz bar vibe. So classy and romantic. Dress up for this place! Bar as you walk in is incredible. The food... More 

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

Dear travelkat90, Thank you for visiting our Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse for your recent dining experience with your fiance. It is lovely to read your overwhelmingly gracious comments as to what each and every customer can expect from our restaurant- attentive, friendly service and one of the best (if not THE best) steaks you have ever tasted. I am... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I ate here on Sun 22nd Dec 2014 and the food was very good, the service and atmosphere the same and we felt and understood the history of the place and bar. But it didn't quite tick all the boxes, nothing wrong, we did enjoy it, but wouldn't particularly rush back. If we did go back or... More 

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

Dear the_cadmans, I can see from your review that we performed at a high level during your recent dining experience at the Bull & Bear, though I am disappointed that we clearly did not leave you with a yearning to return. This is the standard we strive for, and I encourage you to contact our offices directly if you have... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

On our recent trip to New York, we had a very nice meal here prior to visiting the Met Opera. The steaks were big and thick, I had the Filet Mignon and my fiance had the Steak Tournedo which we were really impressed by, big thick cuts of steak with nice steak chips and mushrooms as sides. We then followed... More 

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

Dear dbt003, It is a great pleasure to read your review and find that you enjoyed every aspect of your dining experience at the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse. We train our folks that a component of luxury service is based on discretion; providing elegant service without being obvious. I am proud to see that we upheld this standard during... More 

Ridgway, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We ate at the Bull and Bear on New Year's Day 2015. Our reservation was for 9 pm. We entered the restaurant at about 8:50 and had to wait about 20 minutes for our table , much to the chagrin of the bartender because we had my 2 grandchildren. Once we were seated, we had to wait about another 20... More 

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

Dear Starr K, Thank you for bringing this experience to my attention. There is absolutely no room for lapses of this nature at our restaurant, and I am disappointed to read that we let you down. I will be in touch shortly to further address your comments, and I hope that you will consider providing us another opportunity to impress... More 

Athens, Greece
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The place is just beautiful. Classic and also modern. Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Savoury food, smart ambience, great service. We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria but totally worth it to visit from far away.

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

Dear stathma, Thank you for your great feedback regarding your Bull & Bear dining experience during the holiday season. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your meal and the service received so much that you have given us a top rating of 5 stars, and I greatly appreciate your kind words as to our ambiance as well. We look forward... More 

Weston, Massachusetts
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120 reviews 120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This restaurant has a great atmosphere and the food was good. However, as noted in many other reviews, service was lacking. Here were our three issues. I ordered a Guinness beer. The waiter brought it to the table, poured about half in my glass, placed the bottle down and left. I drank from the glass and the beer was at... More 

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

Dear NoSpin, Thank you for choosing the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse as your host for a recent dining experience inside the Waldorf Astoria. While I am pleased to read your gracious remarks about our ambiance and quality of food, I would like to extend my sincerest apologies that you were not satisfied with the service you received. Our standard... More 

Florence, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Ate here while staying at the Waldorf Astoria. Was not disappointed with the service or food. The steak and mashed potatoes were delicious. Definitely try the Waldorf salad as an appetizer! Our waiter, Boris, could not have been more attentive to us. We knew going in that this was not a cheap place to eat. It was not as pricy... More 

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

Dear Rebecca, I am so happy to read that you were impressed by the quality of food and the exceptional service you received upon your recent visit to our Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse! Our aim is to leave each and every guest with a yearning to return, and it is evident that we achieved our goal in your case.... 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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