Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley

4.4
1175 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Char Steakhouse and Bar in Mahopac, NY uses the freshest ingredients including Certified Black Angus Beef and Farm Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs. We are committed to Quality, Service, and Consistency. In addition to Great Steaks and Burgers, We have Superior Seafood, hand picked by our sister location, Rick's Seafood in Mahopac. Check out our Menus which feature these items along with Poultry, Pork, and Pasta.
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4.3
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4.2
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vipKathyG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Char was not a disappointment. As usual, the food was amazing and the service was great.

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George
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Loudest restaurant I’ve ever been in. Had to yell to speak to eachother. Service was slow. Meal was pretty good.

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RicardoJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The place was extremely loud.
I ordered my steak medium but it came out more on the rare side. Waitress offered to take it back to be cooked more but I declined.
Might come back and give it another try. Kind of pricey.

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KarenF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Mike was awesome great food and a great time

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PearlL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday on a busy Saturday night. It was very crowded but still the service was excellent. The food came out on time. They even remembered to bring out dessert with a candle and sang Happy Birthday! Great time.

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MegC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I wish I could give the staff more stars. I know it's hard to work on Thanksgiving, and the whole staff was so sweet and welcoming and delightful and joyous... It elevated a great dinner into one that my family says is the best we've ever had. Everything was perfect.

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DouglasS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food was delicious,service was excellent. Only problem is not enough parking.

Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley
Responded on November 24, 2021

Thank you for your review Douglas! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We're sorry about the parking, we'll take note of your feedback and do our best to make sure there's enough parking available in the future.

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patriciae
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Very loud ! Too loud . Took very long time to get a drink . Bacon appetizer was too fatty. My twice baked potato was burnt . Our server seemed slow.

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EugeneL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have dined at Char many times. Usually on a Saturday night, the service is slow and we just deal with it. However, last night (Saturday) the service was excellent and timely. The service was great and the food was delicious. This was also one of our first forays into dining indoors and we were very pleased.

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vipJaneP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We always have a good meal at Char. The menu is large and varied. I request special cooking and they always comply with a smile. We're never rushed and plan to go back many times.

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SamD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Competent staff, friendly welcoming, waiter was great and great value.

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KM12563
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

My friend enjoyed her meal from start to finish; I wasn’t as lucky. Filet mignon was chewy (was Med rare), the broccoli which I paid extra for was like rubber. They gave me a salad as a substitute which was good.
The mashed potatoes weren’t anything special, the au jus was bland. The dessert which we took home was so-so.
Also, I asked in the beginning to bring a bottle or jug of water and a large glass. They did neither
I’ve been to Char before and have had positive experiences. Was disappointed.

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DeniseC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The good was delicious snd our server Nikki was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Char is my favorite restaurant in the Hudson Valley. Staff is all amazing. We are regular customers.

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Cherie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The Restaurant Week website listed Char Restaurant as participating, however, when we arrived, we were told they were not participating that day, so I was very disappointed. Other than that, the food and service was great as usual.

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kymosam
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Sadly, this was a big bust. We visited for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, and all four of us ordered from the HVRW special menu. The appetizers). were horrible. I ordered what was called a "Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail" which was two medium sized shrimp on a pile of ice. (see photo) The Calamari appetizer was covered in a green wet sauce with mashed peppers in it. As far as entrees, one in our party could not eat the salmon - it was inedible due to a strange green sauce that was smeared all over it. Another ordered the Beef Stew, which was mostly noodles. Two of us ordered Surf and Turf, and although the steak was good, the stuffed shrimp was wet and soggy, with wet stuffing. The desserts were good. I would not go back. With drinks (Budweiser in a bottle, and Stella Cider in a Bottle, both at $8 each, the bill was $219.00, and we were all up sick all night. Try somewhere else.

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RonG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

Prime rib entre was adequate, not great. Noise level was so high, my wife and I couldn't hold a conversation without shouting across the table.

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PaulK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We were seated right away and the waiter was right there to take our drink order . The drinks were a little slow coming out but in all fairness it was very busy. The waiter was very attentive and stayed on top of everything. The fdood was excellent and the fact that they were so busy on a Wednesday night tells you it's a good restaurant.

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redmeatandwhiskey
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1st brunch in many years. Thank you for making it special.

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johnq
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great experience, our server was the best!!

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Jeff
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

We were informed upon our arrival that the restaurant
was not honoring the HVRW menu.
The dining room was crowded and loud, but the steaks were very good.

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diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We booked our reservation for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW) at Char. When I asked the waitress about the HVRW menu item I had chosen, she informed us that they were not participating even though they are listed for Saturdays for HVRW. I also find Char inflates their menu fixed price for several of the past HVRWs.

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DYDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Went on a Saturday night during restaurant week $10 off next meal). Because it was so busy, food was not of usual quality and slow to come out.

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4friends
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The quality of the New York Strip was not that fantastic!

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PinetreeLady
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1Food4Service3Ambience3

We went there for Restaurant Week- Char was listed on the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week as being available on Saturdays. I called and spoke with the owner
to confirm that they were accepting Saturdays and he guaranteed me "YES" we will be serving our restaurant week menu on Saturdays.
Lo and behold, we get there and they would not honor restaurant week menu.
Bait and switch
Awful owners- why advertise falsely! Would never go back!

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KevinK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, fun exciting atmosphere, and great service.

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ChrissyB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Appetizer and entrees were mediocre at best. The red snapper special was minute. It was served with bland roasted potatoes and bland broccoli. My husband’s seafood/pasta dish had very little seafood and he didn’t eat it. The shrimp, etc was tough bc it was over cooked. The best thing about the meal was the bottle of Cabernet. Very disappointed since it has such good reviews.

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TerriZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant! Our waiter was wonderful, food was very good. We loved the fried calamari with it's spicy/tangy Asian sauce! My husband loved his steak. My Salmon of the restaurant week was cooked perfect, however I really didn't like the sauce. To me it was more of a steak or beef sauce. It was a brown gravy with mushrooms. Desserts were delish especially the Almond cake.. Definitely recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining with Char. Service was amazing and food was top notch! We will be back again!

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BRIANNAT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was incredible! The service is always excellent. Although the restaurant gets very noisy, its still always a great experience. This is my favorite steakhouse!

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davidc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time there ever. Welcoming, sincere, real staff. Excellent food and service, my fillet minion was perfectly cooked and prime. Wonderful decor, reminded me of Gallagher Steak House in NY. Only drawback was, that the noise level would get above our conversation at times. We can not wait to share with friends.

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HollyC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent
Service Outstanding
Great Prices.
Very good we will return

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pg0612
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

$91 for a steak!!! Great food but very noisy. But the noise acceptable. Still I have one major issue. I have never heard of a Tomahawk Steak and it was on the "Specials" which the waitress told us about. Imagine my shock when I received the check and found out that meal was $91. As I mentioned to the waitress, we should have been informed of that in advance. There is a time in my life where I would have been mortified because we did not have the $350 plus bill. I have been to this restaurant before and I would still go back but ask the prices for the specials. If you go, do the same.

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Jojo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent! Nikki great waitress by far. Frankie the host was awesome too! Cant forget about Amanda the bartender 👍👍

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our 4th time there , never disappoints! Good great! Service was awesome! Our server Nikki was friendly, sweet and very helpful! Would definitely recommend

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BrianG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding. Our server Nicky was terrific!

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GoodTime
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I revisited this establishment this past Friday 10/22 and was extremely happy and will return.

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ValM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steak I ever ate. Perfect place for a special occasion!

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EmilyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was delicious, our waitress was sweet and will definitely be back.

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vipGary
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ownership, staff, and of course, quality chef makes for the perfect dining experience. Add great menu options and drink menu, and new wine list, it's a must go to!
The Asian calamari and Mahi Mahi tacos are a great start, along with dumplings and coconut shrimp!! All excellent! If you're craving something new, the srew with pappardal is awesome, as is the zappa de pesce and rack of lamb!
As for service, Desiree in the bar area and Mike in the main restaurant are both amazing servers, and give you every reason to feel comfortable for every return. A+

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Char Steakhouse - Putnam Valley is rated 4.4 stars by 1175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.