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“First Class” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Club A Steakhouse

Club A Steakhouse
240 E 58th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
212-688-4190
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Ranked #3 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $11 - $130
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Transit: 4, 5, 6, N, R & W trains to Lexington Avenue/59th Street.
Description: On the edge of Midtown and the Upper East Side, Club A Steakhouse NYC is a fine dining restaurant, specializing in steaks and grills. The spacious restaurant has a piano room and a main dining room along with the exquisite Bruno's wine cellar. The dining room reveals a romantic, intimate atmosphere, with a rich red color scheme, a wood burning fireplace, and finely dressed tables. Club A Steakhouse restaurant features wine lockers and there is excellent service. The superb wine list is well picked and there are a range of wines available by the glass. In one of Manhattan's most popular restaurant neighborhoods, Club A blends the features of an authentic steakhouse with contemporary design. The delicious Club A Steakhouse menu features dishes like pinot noir braised short ribs, Maine lobster or filet mignon with bordelaise sauce. Created by restaurateur Bruno Selimaj, Club A has been acclaimed as one of the most highly anticipated steakhouse restaurants in New York.
New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“First Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

With an inviting space and staff, you are instantly reminded that this will NOT be the classic testosterone steakhouse which are so prevalent in NYC. Instead, you are welcomed like an old friend and taken to the lower or upstairs dining space. The digs are spacious and classy.
The staff knows its stuff.
Our group had a Filet with Lobster, a triple thick Pork Chop and a double thick Veal Chop. All of the cuts are the very best you can buy. Cut to perfection, cooked the same and as flavorful as you will find anywhere. No need to season here...

The wine list is both solid and surprisingly affordable. The first bottle I chose was not to my liking and without even a question was immediately changed out for another choice.

The owner/MGR was a gracious fellow that you wanted to have a conversation with. He introduced his grandson to us and was always making certain we were pleased.

The deserts were excellent as were the desert wines.

If you are looking for a classy alternative to chops the size of Manhattan, gruff waiters and the smell of old cigars and BACON (not that there's anything wrong with that) try Club A Steak...

You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bruno S, Owner at Club A Steakhouse, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
FOODBEAST66,

I am glad that everything was enjoyable when dining at my restaurant.

Thank you for dining at my restaurant as well as taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor.

As an owner/operator for over 40 years, my customer feedback has always been pivotal in making my future customer experience better.

I look forward to seeing you again when you do return and please do recommend to all your friends.

Best Regards,

Bruno Selimaj (Owner)
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“The Best of the Best No1 is no lie!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I was going to write this review as Club A Steakhouse (no1 from trip advisor) V's Patsy's (no17). This was never a fair contest, please read my Patsy's review. Before I go any further, as you can see I am a UK resident and nothing to do with either establishment. As with Patsy's the criteria are 1) service , 2) Restaurent and it's ambience , 3) food.
Before I proceed I must say after 3 visits to Patsy's it left me wondering how it was No17 in the whole of New York . This has cast the die for a disaster a Club A. No1 wow that's going to take some doing, or it's going to be a record flop.
1) The service was VERY polite, but unobtrusive, just the way I like it. We only ordered two courses but were given an intermediate course which was a contrast to our main so that we got a taste of something different on the house, also when we finished our main, we asked for the cheque but instead were again given two plates full if deserts for us to try, one plate contained dark chocolate cake, profiteroles and tiramisu. The other plate had water melon . Both plates in big but very tasty portions and again as with the intermediate course , completely on the house. I feel that 5/5 is understating how I felt about the service that my girlfriend and I received in this place. . 2) this Restaurent is based on two floors , we we're sat upstairs by middle of the full height front window. The Restaurent is beautifully decorated, I felt I had robbed my partner of the better seat looking out over street , however she felt she'd robbed me as the Restaurent is so nicely decorated 5/5 here too , 3) is this Restaurent all looks and no go?, far from it , the food is both in very large portions but also extremely tasteful. I have eaten at many good restaurants in London and also many places around the world, this beats the lot, it has both quality food in big quantities , the crab cake starter was big enough for a main but was absolutely delicious (we both had this). My beef steak on the bone was gorgeous , my girlfriend had lobster ravioli, Which she said was to die for .the My intermediate course was a giant ravioli stuffed with mushrooms, covered in a creamy sauce, my girlfriends a mozzarella salad, both extremely nice. The deserts which were again on the house were very nice especially the dark chocolate cake , none of this out the packet rubbish. Better that 5/5 here too.
To summarise Patsy's left me wondering how no 17 in New York . Club A Steakhouse was not the number I e Restaurent I'd eaten at in New York but possibly anywhere I'd eaten globally. If you have the money to eat at some of NY's top restaurants , please put Club A on your itinerary . If you only have enough money for one good meal then for your sake bot mine make it Club A. The only negative if the name which makes you believe it's just a steak house when it is in fact so much more. Club A your the BEST!!!!!

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Bruno S, Owner at Club A Steakhouse, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Jimbosyourman,

I am glad that everything was enjoyable when dining at my restaurant.

Thank you for dining at my restaurant as well as taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor.

As an owner/operator for over 40 years, my customer feedback has always been pivotal in making my future customer experience better.

I look forward to seeing you again when you do return and please do recommend to all your friends.

Best Regards,

Bruno Selimaj (Owner)
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“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Visited on 7th June to celebrate
my 40th birthday. We were well looked after, the food was sublime including the complimentary porcini ravioli and pudding selection. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion as they do their utmost to give you a memorable time. Go if you love meat!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bruno S, Owner at Club A Steakhouse, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
sucoo,

First off, happy birthday once again, with many healthy and happy more!

I am glad that everything was enjoyable when dining at my restaurant.

Thank you for dining at my restaurant as well as taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor.

As an owner/operator for over 40 years, my customer feedback has always been pivotal in making my future customer experience better.

I look forward to seeing you again when you do return and please do recommend to all your friends.

Best Regards,

Bruno Selimaj (Owner)
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A+++++”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Braving the thunderclouds and a downpour, our party of five arrived soaked to the skin by subway due to the inability to hail a cab. We were heartily welcomed by the owner of Club A, Mr. Bruno Selima, and his staff.
The restaurant was elegantly appointed with views outside through the beautiful twinkle lit trees. The food was the best steakhouse presentation we had ever experienced in New York City. We ordered the porterhouse and rib eye steaks with sides that were delicious. Mr. Selima sent lobster ravioli, additional sides, and a dessert assortment to our table.
Our server was so helpful guiding us through the menu with special consideration for our three teenage girls. We are looking forward to returning to New York and Club A for another memorable dining experience. A+

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bruno S, Owner at Club A Steakhouse, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
tallyk12,

I am glad that everything was enjoyable when dining at my restaurant.

Thank you for dining at my restaurant as well as taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor.

As an owner/operator for over 40 years, my customer feedback has always been pivotal in making my future customer experience better.

I look forward to seeing you again when you do return and please do recommend to all your friends.

Best Regards,

Bruno Selimaj (Owner)
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Basel, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Rib eye steak to remember....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

New York is a mixed bag of restaurants but this place is a gem. Service was impeccable, wine awesome and the steak was divine. The servers was just the right level of attentiveness. I applaud them. Brilliant and next time I'm in the Big Apple I am returning here. Thank you xx

Visited June 2014
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Bruno S, Owner at Club A Steakhouse, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Lily G,

I am glad that everything was enjoyable when dining at my restaurant.

Thank you for dining at my restaurant as well as taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor.

As an owner/operator for over 40 years, my customer feedback has always been pivotal in making my future customer experience better.

I look forward to seeing you again when you do return and please do recommend to all your friends.

Best Regards,

Bruno Selimaj (Owner)
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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