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Ben & Jack's Steakhouse
Posted by foodpro on 10/19/2006
Everything on the menu is really, really good, but what separates this place from other steak houses of this caliber is the exceptional wait staff and an extremely caring and sincere management. Ben & Jack's really appreciates your business, unlike many other steak houses that makes you feel that they're doing you a favor to serve you. It's getting really crowded/somewhat noisy this time of the year and if that bothers you, try Sunday for your first time.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/11/2006
Ben and Jack's Steakhouse, Sunday night around 8pm. It was quiet, I don't like crowds so this was the best time to go for our group of 4. If you like to be in the crowds go Thursday- Saturdays Nights from what I hear. Resevre a table in advance. The services was friendly and attentive. We ordered the sizzling bacon for starters and then ordered the steak for two. For two skinny white guys it filled us up. I had the cheese cake but I think the better choice would have to be the apple tart thing with the home made whip cream. I would recommend this to someone who's on their last leg and looking for a last supper or someone that just enjoys a great tasting steak.
Posted by RobInLA on 06/21/2006
While in town this past weekend I had a chance to visit this "Luger Veteran" steakhouse; I kept my expectations in check because I'd been to Luger and Sparks before, but Ben & Jack's exceeded my expectations. The place was packed on this particular Saturday with what appeared to be a mixture of local young couples on double-dates and elderly veterans of just about every dining experience you could imagine. The crowd was loud and festive--a sure sign that people were enjoying their dinner. Naturally I had to start things off with the thick bacon slices, and these were cooked beautifully, with just the right amount of char along the trailing edges. A perfect reveille call for the appetite. I ordered the bone-in ribeye and was greeted by a huge slab of beef, cooked to medium rare perfection with nothing more than salt-and-pepper (I'd remind those who complained of "flavorless" steaks here that a salt-and-pepper dose is all a steak ever needs). Ordered creamed spinach and cottage fries on the sides; the spinach was flavorful and rich (it looked and tasted like spinach, not like spinach drowning in creme fraiche), and the cottage fries were huge, crispy on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside--potato chips on steroids (note: these sides were plentiful for two people). We capped the meal with a big dish of chocolate-chocolate chip ice cream, which came with a large bowl of whipped cream to dole on as we chose--another good service touch. And the service WAS excellent--attentive, friendly, and fast. Our servers were genuinely happy to hear our critique of the meal and were gracious from start to finish the night we were there. Highly recommend the Sparks/Luger/Gallagher crowd give Ben & Jack's a try. I know I'm glad I took the "gamble".
Posted by John on 05/17/2006
I wanted to try a new steakhouse and Ben and Jack was the place. The service was good. The food was not as good. I thought the steak had no flavor. The seafood was dry and over cooked.
Posted by greg b. on 05/17/2006
Great presentation and service of my ny strip, but the meat lacked body and flavor...just an average steak.
Posted by Bill Makeman on 05/10/2006
What can I say ? My cardiologist wants me to cut back on the bacon but after my visit to Ben and Jacks - I say "Cholesteral be damned". The sizzling extra thick canadian bacon is to die for (literally) followed by the Rib Eye grilled to perfection - I had to follow up with a Porterhouse to make sure this place wasn't a fluke. Yeah - they got fish on the menu too - but we'll leave that for the shi-shi - sushi eaters of the world. Pass me more of those German Potatoes and get the doctor on the phone - I feel an angioplast coming!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/28/2006
The menu is an exact replica of the usual steakhouse fare, with the addition of some delicious non-steak menu items. The atmosphere is classy, thus making it acceptable for as both "Date place" or for a guys night out. Throw in the convenience of Manhattan and a wait staff that actually appreciates your business, and this is the best steakhouse in NY. Be sure to get the bacon app. Enjoy