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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 #1,020 of 11,664 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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Falkirk
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We visited with friends who had never dined here and they thought it was the best steak they had ever had. The service was exceptional and we were not rushed at all. We didn't really have space for desert but our server gave us a complimentary desert as 2 of us were celebrating our 50th birthdays, a nice touch. It... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay at the Waldorf. One at a 'bar side' table for an evening meal before heading to Yankee Stadium - the meal was great. The other time was for 'coffee and cake' which we thoroughly enjoyed - a good new York cheesecake is always welcome.

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

Dear PGK12014, Thank you for your kind comments about your experience at our restaurant. I am delighted to learn that you were impressed with your two visits to Bull & Bear, and thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback on our TripAdvisor website. If you are ever in the area, we hope that you will return to... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Kate and tween showed up for dinner here towards closing time after lingering well past the summer sunset at the Top of the Rock. They had spent the day immersed in New York's Art Deco past in Midtown Manhattan. What better way to finish the night than with a dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria's steakhouse. A steakhouse is a slam-dunk for... More

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

Dear BWLEtravel, We are so appreciative for your great review! Thank you for choosing Bull & Bear for a special dining experience, and thank you for your time in leaving these comments. We hope for the opportunity to welcome you back to our restaurant in the near future and will be happy to accommodate any restrictions or special requests you... More

New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We knew there is a lot of history that goes with Bull & Bear so we wanted to try it. We were not disappointed. Food was very good overall, our steaks excellent, and service very professional. We enjoyed our dinner and strongly recommend it.

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

Dear Tsiburi, Thank you for your recommendation of Bull & Bear! We are glad to hear that you were impressed not only with our menu offerings, but also with our service, and we hope we have the distinct pleasure of hosting you again in the future. Yours in service, Gilbert Bolivar General Manager of the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have eaten here 3/4 times. Having eaten here again it strikes you that for such a beautiful setting in such an incredible hotel the food should just be that little bit more special, after all when you eat somewhere like this and pay the premium you expect world class and it just isn't. The wines are overpriced and so... More

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

Dear RedMuzza79, Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments about your dining experience at Bull & Bear. I am sorry that we did not exceed your expectations for a world-class meal, as that is the standard we hold ourselves to. If you are ever in the area again, I encourage you to give us another try. Feel... More

Shibuya, Japan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This time I visited the bar and casual dining side (not the restaurant) twice, and both times the food, drinks, and service were exceptional. Quiet atmosphere at the bar or at tables surrounding it, and good advice about drinks and food. Friendly but not intrusive service. Strongly recommended for in between eating and drinking in a quiet, comfortable place, starting... More

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

Dear jtdorsey, It is wonderful to read about how you enjoyed your recent two visits at the Bull & Bear Steakhouse! We are delighted that you were able to experience the ambiance and service in our bar room, which is a wonderful locale to visit for after-work drinks when we open at 5 pm. We hope you will come back... More

Warwickshire UK
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a real old style bar and steakhouse. The ambience is second to none and the service and staff great. Well worth a visit.

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

Dear TimandJaneT, It is so wonderful to read your comments regarding your experience at our Bull & Bear Steakhouse. Thank you for your recommendation of our restaurant! We hope you will return for another visit in the near future, and feel free to reach out with any special requests you may have, should your travels bring you back to New... More

Yonkers, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I had my anniversary dinner at this location. The waiter Emerito was great, very attentive and knowledgeable. I ordered the 30 oz Porterhouse and i was disappointed. Way too fatty for an upscale location. The service made up for it.

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

Dear Torres8174, Thank you for your kind comments as to how you enjoyed your anniversary dinner at Bull & Bear. It is an honor that you selected us as your host for this special evening! Thank you for recognizing your waiter as an exceptional example of the luxury service we work so hard to provide each and every guest. We... More

Savannah, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a terrific meal with even a better waiter! From the minute we walked in our evening was a huge hit. Great cocktails (the perfect vodka martini with blue cheese olives) and dinner was perfectly prepared! We started by splitting the wedge salad. Good crisp lettuce, generous amount of blue cheese and lots of bacon. We shared the chateaubriand... More

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

Dear SullivanFamily1, Thank you so much for your great review! I am very happy that you enjoyed every detail of your experience at Bull & Bear- from the service to the ambiance to the dinner. Next time, maybe you will leave room for dessert so that you can satisfy any sweet tooth your family may have! We would consider it... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A must! Food was delicious and staff very welcoming. Would love to visit again. Perfect location. Went with a group and everyone walked away happy.

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

Dear Matt, What a wonderful review! Thank you for sharing your feedback with our team via TripAdvisor; it is always great to hear comments such as yours that detail how you enjoyed your meal and the service provided. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again in the future, and don't hesitate to ask for me by name... More

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