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Bull & Bear Steakhouse

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570 Lexington Avenue, Corner 49th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (49th Street & 50th Street)
+1 212-872-4606
17:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 12:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch here as part of our Waldorf tour. I had the hamburger and fries and let me tell you the hamburger was the best that I have ever had and the fries were right up there, as well. My sister LOVES a good burger so the night before our lunch I googled "best hamburger in NY" and found... More 

Thank pattyg1
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son thought it was the best steak he has ever had. Great ambience and service. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this classic restaurant. I would highly recommend.

Thank frequentflier20
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us went for the early ‘Show menu’, which requires you to be seated by 6 p.m. It is a set, fixed price menu for two diners. It allows for a Waldorf salad starter and a fantastic steak main. The dessert was a bread and butter pudding with ice cream, which came in two bowls. A bit disconcerting if... More 

Thank Craigvar
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is part of the Waldorf Astoria we visited twice once for an evening meal and once for the American breakfast buffet both meals were fantastic!

Thank lisa h
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

loved the evenings in this facility, part of the Waldorf Astoria. Relaxing chatting and taking in the New York Vibe . Expensive drinks ... but worth it

Thank maiamedi
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the Bull & Bear Burger along with fries and Mimosa today for lunch which was excellent. Just sad to see it closing due to restoration of the building.

Thank jordansbulls
Blaine, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going to drop the kind of money they charge for food and drink, I want to be WOWED. I wasn't. It was just OK. Very dark. I think you can find better options for the same money.

Thank LandofHopesandDreams
Box Elder, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a must do if you can afford it. The rich ambiance tells stories of captains of industry over the years and is no doubt a bucket list item. Certainly not cheap but the steak and food were exceptional, as was our waitress Cheryl (thank you). Whatever she recommended was fantastic...from the wine, to the steak/fish and then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine a classic steakhouse. Dark panels, soft lights, Tiffany lamps. Those images all originated from the Bull & Bear, the quintessential NYC steak house. The steak is great. Get the Chateaubriand. It's for 2. Portions are HUGE. Order and split accordingly. Wine list is very small for a nice restaurant.

Thank Wheelchair-Trvlr
Skara, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visit the Bull & Bear every time we are on Manhattan and we have never been disappointed, on the contrary. The food is always impeccable, the service is great and the atmosphere is stunning. Highly recommended!

Thank JoeSwe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 75
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570 Lexington Avenue, Corner 49th Street, New York City, NY 10022
    (49th Street & 50th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to 51st Street, E & M trains to 53rd Street. 8 Blocks from Grand Central Terminal
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-872-4606
Bull and Bear offers USDA Prime Dry-Aged Beef from DeBragga, New York’s Butcher. This legendary steakhouse is home to one of the most historic and well-recognized bars in New York City. Market-fresh seafood including East Coast Oysters, Lobster and side dishes to share are their tempting companions. The Bull and Bear Bar is where Market Movers Trade Tales Over the City’s Best Martini. Quoted ‘one of the 3 best bar's in the World’ by the New York Times in 2005. Bull and Bear's wine library is a private, intimate dining room adjacent to the bar.

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