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Bull & Bear Steakhouse

#1,461 of 11,916 Restaurants in New York City
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570 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (49th Street & 50th Street)
6 train to 51st Street, E & M trains to 53rd Street. 8 Blocks from Grand Central Terminal
+1 212-872-4606
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bull and Bear offers USDA Prime Dry-Aged Beef from DeBragga, New York’s...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 213
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Scared

I have been looking around Tripadvisor to see where to go during our 1 week stay at NYC. We have been to the B&B several times at Orlando FL and always have a great time, their services are always great and the food are good. But the service is always what makes the difference at... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
JLC5
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Fairfax, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I have been looking around Tripadvisor to see where to go during our 1 week stay at NYC. We have been to the B&B several times at Orlando FL and always have a great time, their services are always great and the food are good. But the service is always what makes the difference at Orlando. After seeing all these... More 

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Brisbane
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great food and a classic setting. The Waldorf salad was alot better than expected, better than any I have had before, which you expect at the birthpace of the salad. The five stars are for the Maine lobster (my dish-superb) and the steak my husband had which he described as the best he has ever had. Attentive service was also... More 

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

Dear Meg_MaxBrisbane, Thank you for submitting the great highlights of your dining experience at Bull & Bear! It is a pleasure to read that you and your husband enjoyed your dishes, and that you were happily surprised by our signature Waldorf salad. We have made some variations on the original recipe here to make it more appealing to a wider... More 

York, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We booked this after seeing good reviews, however our 8:30 table was delayed until 9:15. We were ignored multiple times at the bar after being told to have a drink while we waited. Finally got seated in what appeared to be a pretty empty restaurant were we were greeted by a not so friendly waiter and felt very pressured for... More 

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

Dear Jessr2711, Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. I sincerely apologize for the ways in which you were underwhelmed by your experience here at the Bull & Bear- we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service, and so I don't know what went wrong! I will be in contact ASAP to address this issue further. This is certainly... More 

Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Recommend stopping here for a drink! Great bar scene and reminds me of "Old New York" with the dark wood interior. Service was outstanding and staff was friendly. Would come back here for dinner the next time we are in town.

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

Dear Gregrob1980, Thank you for coming to the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse! It is wonderful to see that you had a great time at our bar and that you enjoyed our charming ambiance here, as well as the service received. We certainly hope for the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to New York. Perhaps we... More 

Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My husband and I are staying at the hotel for the week and, after our original plans fell through we decided to celebrate our anniversary at the hotel's steakhouse. Without having a reservation we did not expect a table and were happy to sit at the bar. There were three bartenders working, yet not a single one acknowledged our presence... More 

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

Dear Caytie221, I am shocked and frustrated to hear about how we let your expectations down during your recent visit to Bull & Bear. We consider it an absolute pleasure to provide exemplary service for our guests, especially those who are celebrating as momentous an occasion as your anniversary, and I am so sorry to read the details of your... More 

New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Although the service was pretty good, what they were serving was an embarrassment to the Waldorf and the guests. At those prices, it isn't too much to expect hot food, tasty salads, edible chicken, etc. And I had no such things! The Waldorf-Astoria has really slipped.

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

Dear Hal013, It is difficult to read your review, as the experience you describe is so far from our standard. Our Bull & Bear Steakhouse is a staple in the New York City dining scene and has been described as one of the Top 10 steakhouses in the country by USA Today. This is not something that we take lightly,... More 

Key Largo, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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

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

Dear Rosanne, Thank you for visiting our Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse, and for taking the time to leave your great review of our restaurant here on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to read that you were impressed with the quality of your food and our commitment to exceptional service. We hope that we have the pleasure of hosting you again... More 

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

$$$$$$ 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
Senior Contributor
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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 570 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
    (49th Street & 50th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to 51st Street, E & M trains to 53rd Street. 8 Blocks from Grand Central Terminal
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-872-4606

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 75
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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