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Ricardo Steak House

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  • Steakhouses
  • 2145 2nd Ave, New York NY10029 40.793583 -73.940665
  • (Btwn 110th & 111th St)
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  • (212) 289-5895
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User Ratings (Based on 42 reviews)

Food 4.0 Value 3.8
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 289-5895
(212) 289-5766
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Mon-Wed: 4:30pm-11pm Thu: 4pm-12am Fri-Sun: 11:30am-12am
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Delivery, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Raw Bar, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Ricardo Steak House

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/26/2007

    Unsophisticated What?

    I don't understand comments about the staff being "unsophisticated." Were they telling knock-knock jokes at your table? Were they performing circus acts? We found the staff to be warm, welcoming, inviting and attentive to our needs. Is this the kind of steakhouse that makes steak sauce at your table? No. But is that really necessary? If you want good food in a comfortable, casual yet "sophisticated" environment, then you'll enjoy Ricardo. I love the lighting of the place.

  • Ricardo Steak House

    Posted by Italiano on 11/01/2007

    Welcome to Spanish Harlem

    At the opening of this page at the top a Reviewer referenced Ricardo's as a great place but the Servers nor the Music were sophisticated enough for there taste. they then went on to say that its not a quiet date place. an chances are you will run into a person similar to Shakira or John Paul. Oh I forgot they said they have only been living in the neighborhood for two years. Sounds to me that those statements in the review are clearly Ignorant. Prejudice, an Racist. You should of stayed down in Tribeca, or maybe your parents stopped paying your rent? the people at Ricardo's are fantastic. Im sure you cant dance either ! maybe the Latin music offended you as well.

  • Ricardo Steak House

    Posted by EM on 09/05/2007

    An Escape from Harlem

    I had been living in Spanish Harlem for almost 2 years before I went into Ricardos for a random drink one evening. Now I am practically a regular; trying to treat myself once a week to their fantastic Chicken in Vodka sauce with Linguini. The bar is a great place to have a drink (their Mojitos are amazing) and some starter courses (the Oysters on the half shell are a real treat). The bar tenders are friendly and fun to talk to. Everyone is personable and will speak to you as if they were your friend. Then menu is suprisingly sophisticated and the portions you are getting are enormous for what you are paying. I am a huge steak fan. The creme spinach is a must try as is the Tartufo. I can be seen at this restaraunt rather frequently, and for good reason. I am a giant foody and critic of all, and this place definitely ranks high in my roster of places to enjoy a great evening. Things I would change about this restaraunt? The staff is, as mentioned before, slightly unsophisticated, but that is masked by their genuine interest in youre having a wonderful experience. The music selection at this place, although modern, is also quite unsophisticated. Ricardo's is a great date place, but not if you want a quite glass tinkling dinner -- you may be interrupted by Shakira or Jean Paul. With that said, I must say, this is as close to fine dining as you can get in the up and coming Upper East Village of 110th street and 2nd avenue. In summary - excellent food, friendly people, and beautiful cozy New York ambiance.

  • Ricardo Steak House

    Posted by Maurice on 08/29/2007

    Warm and Wonderful

    Ricardo's Steakhouse is a little known gem located on 2nd Avenue between 110th and 111th Sts. The food is fantastic and the service is the best I've received in New York for the money. Harlem doesn't have a better dining establishment. I don't work there, and have no affiliation! I have lived around the corner from it for years and didn't know it was there until a neighbor told me about it. I went once, and that was all it took. At first I thought that they were just giving ME great service, until I noticed that they greeted everyone warmly; as if they had known them for years. The steaks are great, but try the Chicken Piccata.

  • Ricardo Steak House

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/26/2007

    Great Service, Questionable Steak

    Ricardo Steakhouse is a quaint establishment, offering a nice, quiet dining atmosphere. The wait staff was wonderful, attending to our party's every need. My dining partner and I ordered the porterhouse and the t-bone steaks medium rare. Both came back rather well done. When asking the chef to prepare the steaks medium, they came back brown on the surface and raw in the middle. Not wanting to push the issue, we asked for the steaks to be wrapped for home preperation, and we paid the bill and left. On our way out, I noticed the plates of the other diners, and their cuts looked to be cooked to order. Judging from the other reviews, maybe we caught the chef at a bad time, or the second preparation may have been out of spite. Nevertheless, Ricardo may suite other diners tastes well. However, I probably will not return.

  • Ricardo Steak House

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/10/2007

    Love it!!

    I live in the neighborhood and have eaten here many many times. The food is always excellent and the service always very friendly.

  • Ricardo Steak House

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/15/2007


    Upon entering this unique gem in East Harlem, you realize that you are in for a night of not only a fantastic meal but great atmosphere and friendly service. The decor, open kitchen, and outside courtyard are a feast for the eyes and a treat for sharing a romantic dinner, business meeting, or casual night with friends. The energy displayed by the staff accompanied by the up-beat music ensures that your evening will be an unforgettable experience. Ricardo's invites you to relax and enjoy an upscale yet fun enviroment without the "stuffiness" that accompanies (patrons and staff) of comparable opulant restaurants. Everyone at Ricardo's be it staff, chefs, or customers seem to genuinely enjoy being part of this experience. We had an enjoyable conversation with our waitress who's personality reflected the energy and livliness of this wonderful place. There are few words other than incredible with which to describe the food. I had the avocado salad and chursaco. The freshness of the salad accompanied by the perfectly seasoned and cooked steak made my taste buds jump for joy ! My boyfriend had the empanadas as an appetizer - unlike empanadas we've had at other places, here, the meat was flavorful and the puff pastry was a perfect beginning for the meal. As an entree he had a platter that consisted of churasco steak and pork chop. Again, the meat was cooked to perfection and we both finished every morsel on our plates. Finally, we shared the flan for desert. I can say that I am a bit of a flan "connoisseur" - I try it everywhere I go - but the flan served at Ricardo's is by far the best, most authentic tasting I've had outside my grandmother's kitchen. I cant wait to go back !!!!

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