When I was working at Macquarie consulting I would hit West 56th street which is loaded with restaurants for lunch. While steak house priced/calorie packed lunches were not on my menu on a regular basis…having an Uncle Jack’s on the block was a bit tempting which I would give in for every so often. Especially since as it turned out they offered daily lunch specials in the $12-15 range. Now while you’re obviously not getting a 3 course prix fixe (they do offer one for $25 during restaurant week) you do get a great high end steak house quality sandwich with a side salad or fries.
Recently after a sales call in the area I popped in. Uncle Jack’s had a Philly Cheese Steak on the daily lunch special menu. Turned out it was a burger with sauteed onions, cheese, tomato,lettuce pickles and thank god no special sauces …nor any needed. It was incredible, put it up on the Best Burgers list plus it came with fries for only $12. This is easily one of the best lunch deals in NYC. The menu does change daily and I they put it up on the blackboard outside their door. Oh btw did I mention they have great streaks?
Uncle Jacks is located at 44 West 56th