I love a good steakhouse so when one invites me to come to do a review, the answer is definitely gonna be an enthusiastic YES!
The TBar Steak & Lounge, located on the Upper East Side, is a classic steakhouse with creative American Nouveau options that has been around since 2007. When I walked in, I felt like I had been taken back in time due to the kitschy decor. It gives the feel of a true NYC throwback.
I asked the waiter what are the popular dishes at the restaurant. He mentioned the big salads, hamburger, and raw bar. While that all sounded great, it wasn’t what I was in the mood for. If I’m in a steakhouse, I’m going for it. While a steak lover can select a NYStrip or Black Angus Porterhouse (serves 2- 4, $115), my palate craved the filet mignon ($40). It was cooked to perfection and packed with flavor while being rather quite juicy.
There’s a good selection of sides to accompany a steak such as french fries, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, baked potatoes, brussels sprouts, and so on. I went with the baked potato, which is always one of my favorite things to go with my steak. To wash it all down, I paired it with the Célange Rosé Luxe, a Crémant from Bourgogne. My guest went for the Irish Salmon ( $31). It was a big portion of fish served on top of greens and seasonal veggies.
The food was great! Each plate had hearty portions. Do note that there are plenty of healthy selections on the menu as well for those who want a salad or would rather rock a turkey burger than steak or chicken.
Now you know that I got dessert. I was all about the flourless chocolate sundae ($24). In a word it was decedant. It feeds four, but you could eat it all with another chocolate lover. Leave no piece of brownie behind.
What surprised me the most was that TBar was poppin’ by 7:30pm and it was a Tuesday night. I believe there was also a list being started for a wait for tables.The locals really turn out for this spot. However it’s also a great place to meet someone for dinner due to the locale. An additional bonus is if you aren’t going out for dinner, you can grab a drink at the bar and watch some sports.
TBar Restaurant and Lounge
1278 3rd Ave. New York, NY 10021