Tender Restaurant

4.4
606 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
TENDER restaurant located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, has a trendy yet gracious atmosphere. It features Modern American cuisine with the finest selection of premium cut steaks and world class sushi offerings. With a polished brass bar and beaded chandeliers it's design speaks of elegance yet creates a friendly ambiance. Created to evolve with one's night, from formal dining to late night revelry: We welcome you to TENDER.
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JA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went early for dinner. It was a great experience. The waitress made some great recommendations!!

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MS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was great, staff was excellent and food was delicious. My only complaint, which isn’t really bad, too much food. I got the chicken parm, so good, but it could have fed 4 ppl. I only ate a third of it because I didn’t want it to go to waste but ultimately it did. My mom got the chicken, very good, but same thing, enough food for two but she only ate half and the rest was wasted.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

There were multiple private parties and terrible, loud techno music. After waiting 15 minutes at the bar (for our dinner guests) and not being seen, we left and went to Valerie, which was delicious

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Good atmosphere. Great food and good service.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is lovely. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable and took time and care to explain what was on the menu. We had the Baked Crab Roll, Chicken Parmesan, and Heavenly Chicken and it was all delicious! The chicken was so tender it felt like it melted in my mouth.

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BB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a very enjoyable dinner. However, the server was a little mixed up.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for my boyfriends birthday dinner. Great location; food was so-so but the service and ambience made up for it. I’d definitely go back for dessert and drinks!

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BN
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was fantastic! But the service was awful. Maybe it was late into the night but the place was relatively empty. The waitress seemed to not know we were there. She came over a few minutes after we arrived and then a while later to take an order and then never came back until the end of the night when we were done eating and I was practically jumping and waiving to get her attention so we could pay and leave. Never brought bread even after we asked for it.

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was early when we came so it was very quite! Food was very tasty nice presentation &the service was pleasant! The rock shrimp was delicious!

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great and the food delicious!

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend to New York for her birthday. We were extremely fortunate to find this place at the last minute for dinner....She was totally floored. The ambiance, the food, the service, I would have to say this place represents the hell outta NY.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nous sommes allés manger en famille dans cette restaurant pour leur choix de carte. Ayant des goûts assez différents m, j'ai cherché un resto qui propose beaucoup de choix sans avoir une grande carte et je suis tombé sur le tender. Un resto ambiance très cosy. Les plats servis étaient bons et de bonne quantité. Le service eat bon et typiquement américain. Le prix est pour nous européen dans la fourchette moyenne haute. Un repas avec plats dessert et vin, on s'en est sortie pour 320 dollar avec les "GRATUITY" compris.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambiance and setting of this restaurant is marvelous. Food and service subpar for the price.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation at Tender for my 21st birthday and the restaurant was amazing. The staff was so nice. The food tasted so good. I would definitely come back.

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NN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Have found a new pre theatre dinner place! The food was great, the ambience was subdued, just perfect for my Mom and I. We told the waiter that we had tickets for a 7:30 show and they were great about getting the food to us and us out in time without feeling rushed. I had the Salmon and my Mom had the mini meat loaf and we shared the caramelized Brussels sprouts which were to die for. The only possibly negative thing was that there are two doors which say Tender, one of which is the bar lounge and the other leads to the restaurant. I was a little turned around, but once the hostess led me to the restaurant, all was good. Would definitely recommend.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner in the city on a family trip to NYC for Spring Break. Food and wine was delicious!

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MR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some dishes were a better value than others but everything was delicious!

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LW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. The ambiance and noise level was perfect for my business lunch.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every second! Great for dates.

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d
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great setting, great staff.

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m
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have had lunch at Tender many times and the food and service are always excellent. Just a block from Times Square and very close to Rockefeller Center. I’ve never been disappointed. Sushi and steaks are excellent.

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BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good steak.
Service was weak. Waiter failed to check back on us after initial order. We couldn't even get his attention for the check.
It's a nice quiet room though. And the food was very good.

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CS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always gracious hospitality, lovely atmosphere, superb service and excellent food. This is why we keep returning. Thanks to all for a splendid dinner.

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CG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent hostess greetings coming and going, food, service (server:Jose) and atmosphere were A+. Superb salmon. The creme brûlée was exquisite!! This coming from a Native New Yorker .

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Porterhouse!

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PJ
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Food and service are outstanding

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The atmosphere is great, nice and quiet! Service is good. Food is descent though not great. Price is reasonable given its location.

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C
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Always great

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j
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Dinner was very good. Steaks and pasta along with kale salad and sashimi. Service, however, was poor. We waited more than 45 minutes between our appetizers and main courses. A server different than the one who took our orders came by several times to tell us our dinners were coming soon. Our water and glass of wine were comped for the wait. The restaurant wasn’t crowded so we weren’t sure why the delay.

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DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was a pleasant experience. Service great. Steaks excellent.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great NY strip and awesome sauce on edamame.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my annual Valentines Day dinner with my friend was amazing experience. The food was excellent and the Luce martini was everything!!!!!!!

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our table was close to the exit and it’s very close to other people table as well. Wishing we could get the other separte table that was more like for couple.

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GV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very cozy restaurant with fantastic food....GREAT ambiance!!!!

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was delicious. Service was the best I have received, and the price point was phenomenal for a place in the city with the quality food we had.

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GL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

This was a birthday reservation, which I noted when booking. Also called restaurant to let them know we have special plans for dessert afterwards so we will pass on the birthday dessert. So instead the restaurant assured me complimentary glasses of Prosecco to celebrate. The server Yuri was nice but inattentive. I watched him work the room and didn’t understand why he kept forgetting about us. Also no Prosecco ever came to the table, and not one person wished my boyfriend a Happy Birthday. The bill was about $400- the main entrees were good but we ordered a ton of apps and they definitely were not good. Apps were very bland and underwhelming. Also, couldn’t get 1 decent glass of wine. Tasted like supermarket or deli corner store wine. Will not be returning.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I think everything is ok. Nothing surprise. But service is not bad

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M
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing place to be I went for my two year anniversary I truly enjoyed every moment of this that I would recommend for people to spend their quality moments here as well I definitely will be returning

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FG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was at Tender this past weekend. Food was fine, but not outstanding. Prices were competitive with other restaurants around the theater district. Menu was a bit sparse but eclectic. Would recommend the Heavenly Chicken and the French Fried Avocado. Would not go out of my way to find the place but it is fine as a before theater dining option.

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