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Posted by Gene L. on 12/18/2006
It's amazing that this place survives in a city so full of quality steakhouses! My guess is that if Wolfgangs has a regular clientele, they just haven't experienced an evening at a truly good steakhouse. Forgetful, obstinant wait staff, poorly cooked steaks, (3 out of 5 were cooked improperly) Lamb chops that were virtually 1/2 fat, noise level that prevented our table of 5 from hearing one another and as if this wasn't enough, $50.00 was added onto the price of our bottle of wine! Fortunately we caught the "error". When we discussed our dissatisfaction with the manager, he wasn't genuinely interested in hearing our complaints, as he made no effort to satisfy us, and the two women employees who worked at the front desk, stood behind him laughing at our comments. They insisted that they had never had anyone complain before.. In conclusion, if you are young and inexperienced at dining in New York, you like to get drunk and very loud, and food quality and respect are of no consequence, go to Wolfgangs.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/03/2006
The steak was good enough for a new york steakhouse...but the service athmosphere and staff attitude, the poorest i've ever experienced. Food was slow to arrive and the waiters and maitre'd ignored our politely worded complaints.
Posted by baller on 09/17/2006
Not necessarily a sterotypical "fine dining" experience. Don't bring your fiancee here under any circumstances; do bring your five best friends and an empty stomach. When I read negative reviews of this place I lose faith in humanity and die a little on the inside--I'm convinced some people are just bad at eating/ordering steaks. If you want a grade A porterhouse served up with the requisite steakhouse ambiance and full bodied wines, then go to Wolfgang's. If you want your steak medium-well smothered in A1, go stay in your own home state.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/24/2006
The Good: Steak is fantastic--just a slight notch below Luger's. Definitely go with the Porterhouse for 2, 3, or 4. In my opinion, the best steak you can find in Manhattan. The Bad: Service is unfriendly and at times even unhelpful. The Ugly: A reservation means nothing to these people. Plan to wait for up to an hour after your reservation time just to be seated. If you have a lot of time on your hands, and only care about the meat-the place is great.
Posted by J. Shaul on 08/07/2006
Wolfgang's is the quintessential NYC Steakhouse. High cielings, wood paneling on the walls, a busy bar filled with suits, and famous faces coming and going. The place is designed to impress, and impress it does. When dining at Wolfgang's, expect to wait, regardless of having a reservation. We went with a party of 10, arrived 30 minutes before our reservation time, and then waited until more then an hour after our reservation had passed before being seated. During that hour+ our bar tab was on the order of $500. This place is not cheap. When we were finally seated, the expierience changed significantly. Restaurant management appologized for the long wait and promised us a great dinner, which they delivered. We started with a slice of Bacon for everyone, and a few orders of Tomato and Onion. Both were perfect. The tomatos were perfectly ripened Heirlooms, the kind you pay $7 for in the supermarket. For Entrees we had a large Porterhouse that was split amoung a few diners. Others ordered the Rib Eye or the Filet Mignon. All the steak was top notch and perfectly cooked, every bit at good as Lugers, and easily on par with any of the best steakhouses in the world. Creamed spinach was superb, as were the thin sliced fried potatoes. When desert time came, the waiter brought us a huge platter with one of each of the deserts on the menu, decorated with fresh strawberries and Schlag (home made whipped cream). He explained that the desert was on the house, and thanked us for our patience in waiting for the table (do you think our $500 bar tab had something to do with this?). Anyhow, every desert was delicious, my favorite being the Key Lime Pie. Were it not for the wait, this was one of the best dining expieriences of my life. If you want the best steak you can get, and don't want to haul to Brooklyn or deal with the gruff service at Luger's, this is your place. Wolfgang's should be on every steak lovers list of must eat restaurants in New York.
Posted by Fooder on 08/03/2006
Made reservation for Tuesday @ 7PM. Super busy. Promptly seated. Martinis came out in about a minute. I was suspicious of speed but mine was perfect and tasty. Steak was very good. All potato options were good. Stuffed we skipped dessert and ordered drinks instead. Waiter brought check before drinks arrived and host immediately stalked our table. He eyeballed and hovered until we felt uncomfortable and left leaving unfinished drinks. He even apologized for his hovering. Steaks not worth the overcrowdedness and overbooked reservation schedule. Won't go back.
Posted by Ana - NYC on 07/05/2006
The best tomato with fresh mozzarella. The lobster it was really good. The sauteed onions were delicious. Good experience. I thought i would have to wait a long time but they have the table ready for us.