We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 11,578 New York City Restaurants

Bull & Bear Steakhouse

570 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
+1 212-872-4606
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #1,006 of 11,578 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: Steakhouse
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

395 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    184
    104
    58
    34
    15
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Bull and Bear served me one of the most memorable meals I have ever had! The quality of every dish was excellent and I could not leave any on my plate because it was so delicious... and considering the size of the portions and the 3 courses I ordered I was full to bursting! I had soup, salad, the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Lee, It is excellent to read that you were impressed with the service received and quality of your dinner during your recent visit to the Bull & Bear. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us this valuable feedback, and we look forward to hosting you again in the future for more of the same! Warm regards, Gilbert... More

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Not up to expectations food was sent back by three of us at a table of 6 we were told that out table fell through the cracks BUT I can say that was the only time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Therese, Thank you for taking the time to bring this issue to our attention. We are sorry to read that you did not fully enjoy your meal at the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse, as it is our highest priority to ensure that each and every guest leaves with a yearning to return for another wonderful dining experience. Please... More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful meal. Excellent service. Enjoyed the cold shellfish platter. Onion soup was good, a little heavy on the alcohol, but good. Waldorf salad also good, but not great, apples were a bit lame especially considering this is apple season.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear 123Wander, Thank you for coming to dine at the Bull & Bear Steakhouse inside the iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel. I am pleased to note that you were satisfied with our menu offerings and the service you received, and our team will surely find this feedback to be motivating. We hope for the chance to serve you again in the... More

Surrey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Fantastic service and food fabulous!Love it. One portion of onion rings and fries can do 2 people. The creamed spinach is delicious and tried the shell fish, just great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Tracy66, Thank you for your great review! We are fortunate to have a wonderful staff at the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse that truly knows how to take care of our guests, and we appreciate your recognition in this regard. It is also excellent to read that you were impressed with our menu offerings, in terms of our portion... More

New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

if you are looking for a high end Steak house... Bull and Bear will not disappoint. My 10oz filet mignon melted in my mouth and was cooked to perfection Simply delicious. Prices are steep, be prepared for that. But, they do not skimp on the portions. I also had the au gratin potatoes and the Waldorf Salad. After dinner walk... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Judy, Thank you for your excellent review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience here, and we are especially thankful for your comments regarding the quality of your steak- delicious, tender, and "melt-in-your-mouth" excellent! We hope that you will return to the Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse again in the near future, whether for a treat,... More

Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in the bar area since I like yo people watch and check out the sports scores on the ticker. I usually do not pay much attention to prices, and I ordered only the French onion soup and a Caesar salad. Also had 2 drinks and dessert. With a 20% tip it came to $87.50. The good and drinks were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gilbert B, General Manager at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear rac-columbus, I am glad to read that you enjoyed the quality of your meal and cocktails, as well as the ambiance here in our restaurant, during your recent visit to the Bull & Bear Steakhouse. Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave us a review on TripAdvisor, and we hope to see you again soon! Warm regards,... More

Falkirk
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gilbert B, Assistant Director of Rooms at Bull & Bear Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear wendyian, Thank you for choosing us as your restaurant of choice for your special birthday celebration. Indeed, it is not every day that you turn 50, and what an honor to have been able to serve the two of your guests who are now sure to remember this special dining occasion forever. I am pleased to read that you... More

Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Travelers who viewed Bull & Bear Steakhouse also viewed

 

Been to Bull & Bear Steakhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Do you own or manage Bull & Bear Steakhouse?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing