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  • Steakhouses
  • 1600 3rd Ave, New York NY10128 40.781374 -73.952525
  • (At 90th St)
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  • (212) 423-5888
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User Ratings (Based on 64 reviews)

3.635
Food 3.5 Value 2.8
Service 4.1 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 423-5888
Fax:
fax
(212) 423-0524
Website:
www.parlorsteakhouse.com
Notes:
Major Credit Cards
Hours:
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:45am-5pm Dinner Mon-Wed: 5:30pm-10:30pm Thu: 5:30pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 5:30pm-11:30pm Sun: 5:30pm-10pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Raw Bar, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Parlor Steakhouse

    Posted by UESider on 07/09/2008

    Not a Good Steakhouse

    The service was impeccable and I had a nice night overall, but I will never eat here again. This place is like a big budget movie where the plot goes nowhere. its a very nice looking place, but the taste and price of the meat will leave you hungry and poor. I ordered a filet. It was one of the worst cuts of meat I ever had. My family has owned a local butcher shop for over 30 years, so Ive got some experience with steak. It was more expensive than any other steakhouse Ive ever been too (outside of Luger's).

  • Parlor Steakhouse

    Posted by Pomegranate's Pal on 07/07/2008

    Is 1600 3rd Ave jinxed?

    Parlor Steakhouse is the latest in a string of restaurants to exist at 1600 3rd Ave. Before it was Geronimo, before that Big City Bar and Grill, and before that, Carnegie Hill Brewing Company. This all within a span of about 6 years. If Parlor is going to last, it needs to kick it up a few notches. I can't agree with the other reviewers about the service. Perhaps our waiter was new, but he was a little slow. I had to ask for lemon 3 times and he took a while to even bring the menus. The food was average, nothing special. In fact, the appetizers did not have taste. Neither the pappardelle or beef tartar were memorable. The pasta was a good size, but the tartar was smallish and there was not even a hint of vinegar on the garnish salad (no taste). I must say that the presentation of the food was very nice. We both ordered steak (rib steak and a filet), which were both cooked well, but they were swimming in some sort of oil, which detracted from the dish and made the sides (which you have to place into your plate) taste very greasy. There was roasted garlic cloves all over the top of the meat, which I like, but my husband does not. The steak had no flavor, but it came with side sauces. I didn't like the sauces and asked for salt instead (which was not on the table). The side portions were small (except for the onion rings). The "whipped" potatoes were more pureed then whipped, but they were tasty and the waiter highly recommended them. They were probably made of half butter since you could really taste the butter. The grilled asparagus side was nothing special, but suitable it was composed of 5 asparagus spears. I cannot comment on dessert since we skipped it. It is true that the UES is lacking in decent steakhouses, but the price of this was on par with midtown places. But, it is expensive for the UES. It was crowded when we arrived, but we didn't have trouble getting a reservation. We did not appreciate the service and the two other couples around us seemed to have agreed. One complained and the other had to send his dinner back to be re-cooked. Although the waiter was not efficient, he was polite and congenial. Despite that, we were not impressed and we will not return to this place.

  • Parlor Steakhouse

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/07/2008

    Wonderful, but Expensive Food

    We had a wonderful time at Parlor during the 4th of July weekend. Unlike other restaurants in the neighborhood, the lobster bisque here had a healthy serving of lobster meat. The filets were delicious. As Chef Billheimer says, they take their whipped potatoes seriouslythey are to die for. Even the asparagus was uniquely seasoned. The wine list fits well for the UES, with many moderately priced bottles at relatively reasonable prices. The food was simple, clean and elegant, just like the decor of white walls and black tables. The service was immaculate and very knowledgeable about the menu. There was nothing at all pretentious about the restaurant, which had a warm and comfortable feel. If this steakhouse can maintain its high standards, we will certainly be regulars. Our only complaint was the high price.

  • Parlor Steakhouse

    Posted by charlie on 07/06/2008

    Not recommended

    wow this place is not good. let me back up a little. ive lived in the area for 6 years so ive seen this spot go through a few permutations and i was certainly excited to see a steakhouse in the area. i heard it was run by the same people who run the BBR bar on 2nd avenue and i was even more intrigued. first things first: they did a great job with the place. it looks amazing. the bar is gorgeous and i wouldnt mind going back for some JB's on the rocks. anyway, i went with my girlfriend and we decided to each get a filet and have two sides. they were out of the filet. ok? so we ordered the porterhouse for 2...medium rare. the meat came way too quickly and was not cooked evenly. it did not taste good. such a disappointment. the sides were decent (the creamed spinach was way too watery, but i still ate it) but the meat was brutal. plus, its more expensive than both smith and wollensky's AND wolfgang's!! those places are amazing steakhouses with great reputations. im not sure why they parlor decided to price their mediocrity so high i may go back to get drinks but ill never eat meat there again.

  • Parlor Steakhouse

    Posted by Park Avenue Snob on 07/05/2008

    No Sparks

    We walked in last night 7/4/08, and we were immediately greeted by the three hostesses at the desk. We were shown a lovely table in the front of the house. The wine was great, a good selection. Unfortunately my appetizer of Soft Shell Crab was lackluster, no pizazz. My husband had the chopped salad with too many cucumbers and too much salt. Icky. We were sharing the strip steak for our entree. Very, very grisly and bland and at those rather high prices. The portion was small for one person. My mac & cheese was awesome, crunchy top and very tasty. My husband the fried onions, so bad but so good. The service was excellent. When the waiter asked how the steak was, I mentioned the fat and grisle. Actually he saw it on my dinner plate. He offered to get us another one, but we were eating the one served. He brought us the filet mignon to taste, It was much better, but bland. I never use salt, but here I did. Nice place, excellent service, nice sophisticated atmosphere, but the food is not on target and pricey.

  • Parlor Steakhouse

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/27/2008

    Way too expensive but lovely place!

    I was so happy to finally have a steakhouse in the neighbourhood!! Ate there with my husband on Wednesday night. The place is lovely, not too noisy, beautiful inside & the staff are fantastic. Only problem is it is really really overpriced. I had Tuna Sashimi to start & paid $16 for a ridiculously small portion which wasn't even particaularly flavourful. Then I had the Fillet Mignon, delicious but again overpriced & very small. I'm so upset that this place isn't just a little less expensive cause I would definately be a regular, but I guess we will save it for occasional visits.

  • Parlor Steakhouse

    Posted by Jetset on 06/26/2008

    New Place Worth a try

    Have eaten here twice now, in the newly opened resteraunt. Steak was great both times, menu has some interesting items, service is still settling in as it is only new. Good Wine selection. Certainly worth a try.

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