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Statler Grill

136 West 33rd Street, New York City, NY 10001
212-736-3353
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Ranked #3,801 of 11,588 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: The restaurant is across the street from Pennsylvania Station.
Description: The Statler Grill harkens back to the golden age of the big band era, and is named after Ellsworth Statler, who ran the Hotel Pennsylvania from 1919 to 1954, when musicians such as Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and Glenn Miller played at the Cafe Rouge, the hotel's main dining room. The Statler serves classic New York steakhouse prime steaks and chops as well as daily delivered fresh seafood, while the bar and lounge serve a delicious grill menu. Located just steps away from Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden, it is the perfect place to have a breakfast meeting, a meal before an event at the Garden, or just to relax with friends and co-workers during happy hour before you hop on the train. It is all about the food and service says owner Joseph Lavelle. "I want my guests to enjoy themselves, have a great meal and return again and again".
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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Sadly this "grill", like its adjoining owners, the Hotel Pennsylvania, has seen better days, and they were likely half a century ago (or longer still). The restaurant is dirty; the staff uninterested; the food terrible; and the prices gouging. Give this joint a BIG miss. It's a shame New York City tolerates such lousy cooking.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It's a steakhouse you expect the food to be pretty good to start with usually what makes a steakhouse for me is how good the service is because creamed spinach is creamed spinach grilled meat is grilled me but when the waite is ad attentive as I was the food becomes incredible good food great experience.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Statler Grill: named after Ellsworth Statler, who ran the adjacent Hotel Pennsylvania from 1919 to 1954, this should be a great restaurant and bar. The location is first rate and with Madison Square Gardens and the hotel next door it could be bursting with customers all day and every day. Unfortunately the culture here is related to the Pennsylvania... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Pick anight when Tom Petty was on in Madison Sq Gardens and it was pretty busy but still managed to get a seat. The atmosphere was great and so was the service. No complaints at all about the food it passed with flying colours, with the prices fair.

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Islandia, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The floors. That's the only thing I can think of worth mentioning - they were beautiful; added an old-world charm to this Midtown "steak" house. Also the location is great if you want/need to catch the Long Island RR home, which I did. We used a groupon and weren't treated well by the waiter until my friend went out of... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Had 13 family and friends for dinner - everyone very pleased. Service accurate and attentive. Not inexpensive, but it is Midtown Manhattan. Tip: as I did, with a large group, it is best on evenings when there is no event at nearby Madison Square Garden.

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Park Ridge, NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Statler Grill was a serious disappointment for a steakhouse in a neighborhood that has Ruth Chris and Nick and Stef's steakhouse within walking distance. The service was just plain awful. Disinterested and unavailable. We were unable to get their attention to order a second round of drinks (not good business for them) and we had to wait 15 minutes... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Loved this place. It was a great night out with my wife. The atmosphere was what I always expected and more of Manhattan restaurant. The service was prompt and professional. The food was amazing and presentation was excellent. Our drinks were definitely made by a professional bartender. We ended up getting desert and the cheesecake was worth it. The coffee... More

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Situated a block from Madison Square Garden this is a great spot to go to before any event. We sat at the bar and had apps and snacks. The bartenders were friendly and ran a great bar. I did not have dinner but checked out the menu. The prices were very reasonable especially considering the great location. If you like... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Food ingredients and taste need to be improved. We'd tasted the NY sirloin steak & Sea Bass, the restaurant had used vein steak to prepare for the sirloin steak, which was extremely chewy, and it was dried too. The Sea Bass, which was a little tasteless, had couple of fish pin-bones in the filet, almost pin it in my spouse's... More

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