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 11,840 New York City Restaurants

Forty2West Italian Bar & Chophouse

42 W 48th St, New York City, NY 10020-1509 (Manhattan)
Improve this listing
Ranked #6,756 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $41 - $80
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Rockefeller Plaza & 6th Avenue
Transit: D F M N B V
Description: Whether it is a business lunch, a pre-theater supper, a celebratory dinner or a private party, forty2West can accommodate your needs. We can help turn ordinary occasions into extraordinary meals, and special occasions into affairs to remember. Our large bar has it's own menu with plenty of room eat while having cocktails and socializing. A great place to meet before dinner or just catch up after work with friends. Our private rooms can accomodate small groups of 10 to largers groups of 80 for a seated dinner to groups as large as 150 for a cocktail style event. Private rooms and private bar are located on the mezzanine level of the restaurant with a balcony overlooking the main floor.
Write a Review

67 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Marlboro, New Jersey, USA
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Went here to use my Groupon for 2 the other day. My guest cancelled on me so I ate at the bar. The bar tender was very nice and professional. She gladly accepted my Groupon even though I was a single. She said to just order 2 of each course since I bought the Groupon for 2 people .... and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We visited this restaurant via a Groupon I had purchased in preparation for our visit to New York, NY (we are from Austin, TX). We were a family of four (two kids -- ages 13 and 10) and also had Grandma with us. My daughter and I enjoyed the pasta dish, Grandma had the salmon and my husband and son... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We bought a Groupon because we wanted to try a steak house in NYC, while we were there on vacation. The service was terrible and the food was average at best. I'm glad we didn't pay full price.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The restaurant offers itself as a chop house, and some of their steaks are huge. The bone in Rib-Eye was enormous, but alas went with a strip and my wife had a filet. We were both pleased with the beef, not blown away - but pleased. The service was extremely good, attentive but not intrusive. Drinks were good, no complaints... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Shame on the owners, They were originally AJ Maxwells Steak house and couldn't cook a steak. Now they have moved across the street and changed their name to Forty2West. But nothing has changed. Still over price, service is ok and the food still SUCKS.

Was this review helpful? Yes
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Whilst the food was good. I would not go back to 42 west which is what the restaurant is now called. The service was very bad. The waiters were very slow. There were items on the bill we didn't order. Check your bill before you pay. And to top it off the waiter approached us whilst we were leaving to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bellmore, N.Y.
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I had been to the A J Maxwells old location many times and always thought it was excellent. they have since relocated acroos the street and i wanted to check out the new 'digs". The new resaurant decor is beautiful and makes for a very warm atmosphere for a dinner date or just a group of friends. The menu has... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Danbury, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We just went there after they apparently recently moved across the street and changed the name to "42 West", (i.e. the address is now 42 West 48th St.). The food was very good, but there is no way it is worth the prices; $49 for good but not great 10-12 oz. strip steak, and $110 for a Porterhouse "for 2",... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

One of the interesting problems with using a groupon is that one is given the penny stinker menu and you and must watch the real menu be served at the next table. I ordered filet mignon for one course and a New York strip the other. The meat was at best okay. What was remarkable was that the table next... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dobbs Ferry, New York
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

My husband bought a Groupon that entitled us to a four-course dinner for two at AJ Maxwell's Steakhouse. I tried calling for a reservation and got a Verizon messaging service, so I tried booking on OpenTable. That gave me a message that the restaurant is currently unavailable, so I went to the restaurant's website for contact information and sent an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Forty2West Italian Bar & Chophouse also viewed

New York City, NY

Been to Forty2West Italian Bar & Chophouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Forty2West Italian Bar & Chophouse

Address: 42 W 48th St, New York City, NY 10020-1509
Phone Number: 212-262-6200
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Forty2West Italian Bar & Chophouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?