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Summary

£103
£££££
2
Average
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

NYC’s famous, steakhouse chain opened this über-swanky offshoot three years ago at the foot of the Adelphi Building, just off The Strand, but it’s never made waves this side of ‘The Pond’, written off from day one by the cognoscenti due to its “outrageous prices”: a complaint that persists in a significant number of reports to this day. But its “amazing steaks” – the best USDA dry-aged cuts, and prime meat from the British Isles too – also help win it good-to-outstanding ratings in practically all feedback; and, especially if you have company plastic to burn, it can cater well for a business occasion in particular.

Summary

£103
£££££
2
Average
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

NYC’s famous, steakhouse chain opened this über-swanky offshoot three years ago at the foot of the Adelphi Building, just off The Strand, but it’s never made waves this side of ‘The Pond’, written off from day one by the cognoscenti due to its “outrageous prices”: a complaint that persists in a significant number of reports to this day. But its “amazing steaks” – the best USDA dry-aged cuts, and prime meat from the British Isles too – also help win it good-to-outstanding ratings in practically all feedback; and, especially if you have company plastic to burn, it can cater well for a business occasion in particular.

Summary

£102
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Much maligned”, say fans (often expense-accounters) of this outpost, near The Strand, of the famous NYC steakhouse chain, for whom its “confident cocktails”, “stunning list of American wines” and “USDA cuts cooked to order make it a meat-lover’s paradise – request a private booth and let the deal-making juices flow”. The colossal ticket price, however, remains a major turn-off to sceptics, who say: “the steaks are ridiculously overpriced, and the wine list is designed only for oligarchs… who wouldn’t be seen dead here in any case!”

Summary

£102
£££££
2
Average
1
Poor
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A little bit of NYC in London… but at what a frightening price”. This “huge”, two-year-old outpost of the famous US brand in the ground floor of the Adelphi has a slight feel of the “white elephant” to it, and to a surprising extent has wholly failed to gain traction as a business-dining mecca. Yes, the meat is top quality and there’s “an amazing US wine list”, but the menu can seem “predictable”, service is “very poor quality” for this level, and “there are better places in town to go to for a good steak”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
22, 28, 50
No dress code
360

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £19.75 £23.50
Pretheatre £19.75 £23.50
Brunch £19.75 £23.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.50 £48.00 £5.25 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.50
Filter Coffee £3.95
Extras  
Bread £4.25
Service 12.50%
The Adelphi Building, 1-11 John Adam St, London, WC2N 6HT
Opening hours
Monday5 pm‑11:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑12:30 am
Saturday12 pm‑12:30 am
Sunday12 pm‑8:30 pm

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