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Phone: (212) 872-4900

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Price Range
$$$$
Neighborhoods
Midtown East, Midtown Manhattan, Turtle Bay
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Bull & Bear Steakhouse

Bull and Bear Prime Steakhouse

Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse

Categories
Steak Houses, Bars, Restaurants
Other Information

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Cuisines: Steakhouse

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

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06/22/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Best beef on the East Coast, don't eat steak anywhere else

My friend and I stayed at the W.A. a few weeks ago and were looking for a good steakhouse. Hands down the best steak of my life. We both had the filet mignon, 12 oz. I had a shrimp cocktail as an appetizer, that was very good too. Neither of us were offered wine or spirits, but I figured it's because we both recently turned 21 and still look young. We're not big wine drinkers anyway so it wasn't a big deal.

I really have to stress how good the filet was. I honestly don't think I could find something like it anywhere else. After eating there I was looking at the website a few days later, and I read that their beef is the only beef on the East Coast that is dry-aged 28 days, or something to that effect. Maybe that's why it was so amazing. Go there. Expect 75-100 per person if you order sides, more if alcohol is involved.

As some people here have already stated, the staff weren't anything special. That said, I plan to go back there again and again regardless because of how good the food was.

03/01/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Fine Food. Very Consistent

Have had several dinners and lunches here. The service is attentive,couteous and prompt without being overbearing.
The steaks are excellent. Lunch salads and sandwichws are also consistantly good, thougha bit pricey-even for mid town Manhattan.
Check out the bar after wall street closes! More business going on over scotch than in Glasgow!

02/03/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Best meal of my life

I can honestly say that this was the best meal I have ever eaten in my entire life. I went with my boyfriend for a romantic birthday dinner on a Saturday evening, and now we make a point of having dinner here an annual tradition. The portions were big and filling, the food is phenomenal. Lobster, steak, shrip, scallops -- perfect. The desert -- creme brule -- to die for. I'm very surprised about the posts below complaining about the service -- our servers were fabulous. They were attentive, fast, thoughtful and made excellent & honest recommendations on the menu. We left the restaurant that evening raving about the fabulous food and service.

01/19/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Fantastic place to go for a romantic dinner out.

My husband and I had the pleasure of dining here last Sunday evening. Our concierge recommended it to us since we are big fans of steak. We were not dissapointed! The steak was very tasty. If you like medium steak, I would suggest ordering it medium well. I ordered my steak medium and it was served med rare. (As was my husbands) The portions were impressive as were the side dishes. The asparagus was wonderful! We did not drink any wine, but would love to when we return.

11/06/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Solid Steak, Older Crowd, good place to go when you don't have a reservation on a saturday night

Good food, nothing special, service was great, environment was relaxing, may feel like an old age home sometimes.....just avoid the creamed spinach....yuck

03/20/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
BULL & BEAR A MUST!!!

The classic Mens only club back in the day is a brilliant hot spot for locals and visitors. This historical place is newly renovated, still sticking to the Art Deco as the entire Waldorf=Astoria hotel is.

The Tuna Tartar, Char Grilled Shrimp for Apps were amazing.
Both my friend and I had the Surf & Turf. I asked for my steak to be switched with a NY Strip insted of strip, for a few dollars more.

For dessert, we had the desert sampler and a chocolate Soufle. Even though we could not eat another bite, slowly but surely, we ate it all.

You must try out this place, a bit expensice but worth every penny!

06/28/2005

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
What you'd expect - a classic

The Bull & The Bear is the classic ""old New York"" place you would expect. Good, albeit tired service, storied location, good food. Came for restaurant week, enjoyed a great small filet mignon, tried the salmon, the crab cake appetizers, etc. All good stuff. Lots of midtown execs for lunch, and I hear that the happy-hour scene should be the first stop on the ""looking for a rich ex-husband"" tour of midtown. You've gotta try this place at least once!

11/02/2003

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Disappointment Reigned Supreme

The service we had would be best described as clumsy, disinterested and cold. It was spotty throughout. Some steaks came out lukewarm. The ""sommelier"" was able to recommend ""Cabernet"" because it's ""good with steak."" Waitress was visibly unhappy. Food was good, as a $35 steak should be. Sides like the sauteed Portobello mushrooms were lovely. We enjoyed some nice wine. But overall the lackluster service and unprofessional vibe was a total distraction. We have no reason to return. There are simply many better places out there.

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