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“Best steak ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Jake's Steakhouse

Jake's Steakhouse
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Ranked #28 of 1,214 Restaurants in Bronx
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 242nd Street
Transit: 1 train to the 242nd Street Station.
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best steak ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012 via mobile

Come on Jakes has to rate better than 19. It has the best steak ever. The sides are all excellent also. It is a nice little restaurants and the staff is very friendly. I rated service average because although the staff are very friendly they are busy and you may have to wait a few minutes for water top up or little things like that but to me is not a deal breaker because the food is so good. Peter Lugers steak does not even come close to Jakes!!

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English first
Arlington, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful and delicious. A Class A Act.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Jake's is a beautiful restaurant in the northwest Bronx, reachable by subway since it's a few short blocks north of the last stop on the #1 train. There is also valet service if you care to drive there.

The restaurant faces beautiful Van Cortlandt Park, which is a spectacular sight at any time of year from the window seats upstairs. The food is prepared to perfection and the service is impeccable. There is a bar and food service downstairs, so if it's a more casual evening you want, Jake's is prepared to help.

But upstairs is the place for a celebration, whether for two or for a large party. The petit filet served a la Jake is unbeatable, the frizzled fries exceptional, and garlic mashed potatoes and creamed spinach are just some sides that can be shared by two. And even though it's a steakhouse, the preparation of any fish dish is just as excellent.

Anybody who wants to quote "The Bronx, No Thonx" should come up and enjoy this classy restaurant.

  • Visited January 2012
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Tamarac, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Small, but lovely restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

The restaurant was very small, but the dining experience was amazing. The food was excellent, the restaurant was immaculate and the wait staff superb. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to have a nice dinner with a loved one.

  • Visited May 2011
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Great Place to Eat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

The steaks are fantastic and reasonably priced. I ONLY have steak when I visit. My ONLY complaint is that I wish there were a wider choice of cuts available. Would be nice if the had prime rib more often.

Other than that - I have no issues at all - Food is great - service is attentive & friendly - recommend reservations on a fri or sat night though as they DO get busy.

  • Visited December 2011
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Bronx, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Porterhouse for Two is Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2011

I've been top NYC steakhouses like Lugers, Delmonicos, and the Strip House and Jake's is definitely up there. My wife and I have been celebrating our anniversary here for several years now and we love this place. Yes it's in the Bronx but it's worth the trek. Beer selection is awesome too.

  • Visited July 2010
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