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Brinkley's Station

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Upper East Side
American, Hamburgers, Bar, Gastropub
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1426 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10028 (Lexington Ave.)
Subways (N,Q,R,4,5,6) to 59th St. F Train to Lexington and 63rd St.
+1 646-666-0819
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Brinkley's Station in Midtown is where the locals gather to catch up over...
Brinkley's Station in Midtown is where the locals gather to catch up over great food and drinks. The fresh and delicious locally-sourced menu along with its lively atmosphere make Brinkley's a must-visit destination. The menu includes pub classics like 3-Cheese Mac and Cheese and the best Grass-fed burger around. House specialties like the Artisinal Pigs in a Blanket, Lobster Club Sandwich, custom drink menu and New York State cheese menu keep the regulars coming back for more.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Local cuisine

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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great little place

After doing some shopping in SoHo, we were tired and hungry. We were sitting outside of Brinkley's looking on Yelp for places to eat and this restaurant received good reviews. We were so glad we checked it out. The brunch menu had an assortment of items sure to please anyone. Cocktails were also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
Ashlee H
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After doing some shopping in SoHo, we were tired and hungry. We were sitting outside of Brinkley's looking on Yelp for places to eat and this restaurant received good reviews. We were so glad we checked it out. The brunch menu had an assortment of items sure to please anyone. Cocktails were also available. When I ordered iced tea, I... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you're in a hurry and want a quick bite but yet still good taste, this is the place to go! It's right off of the train (Lexington line). I had the grilled chicken avocado sandwich, with french fries. It was deeelicious! YUM! A friend of mine had the sweet potatoes fries, which wasn't nothing to talk about.....Expect....that it seemed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A friendly retreat in the noisy street next to Bloomingdales, this bar was a real find. The staff (Devin!) were great and the food pretty good too. A nice choice of beers and lively in the evening, a place you could relax, cool without being pretentious.

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manahttan, NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

the best hamburger in town is at brinkley, a simple restarant/bar with very good food and drinks. Fries come with the hamburger; a choice of sweet potato or regulars. Opt for the sweet potato. An expensive treat , but the $$ you save here, you might spend in Bloomingdales, about 100 steps away.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I think the title says it all. This is a three star review as we went to drink and just happened to eat. The food was overpriced and not particularly spectacular (I had a burger and fries, which was pretty 'meh' to be honest). Had we gone to eat it would have been a two star review but the range... More 

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New York City, New York
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221 reviews 221 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stopped in here on a Tuesday for lunch. There is not an overabundance of quick, easy, good lunch spots in this area and it was freezing so we decided to try it. From the first moment you walk in, you know their main business is drinking. It's just a bar with a few tables and stools for those who... More 

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Unless you're a raging alcoholic there is no reason to consider eating there. The place is really a bar with a smattering of uncomfortable seats for eating. We had the Messy Breakfast Sandwich which lived up to its name of messy and the Huevos Rancheros, both were very disappointing. How can you make flavorless eggs, ask Brinkley's Station as they’ve... More 

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Wantagh, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

we visited this place recently on a Monday night. it is a clean,smallish, but cozy pub. the lighting is way too dim though, and we pulled out a flashlight to read the menu. the menu is extremely limited, with typical manhattan prices. the grass-fed burger was delicious, and so was the eggplant and chick pea burger. they both came on... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We were on a girls weekend in NY. It was far too dark to be able to see the menu and the music was too loud. The food was decidedly average. The hummus was watery and tasteless. The fries were more like potato wedges then fries. The calamari was tough and overcooked. To be fair the quinoa salad was good.... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

After doing our shopping on Black Friday, we spotted Brinkley's near Bloomingdales. We were intrigued by the interior decor and its friendly feel. Upon reviewing the menu we were told the only wines and beer were from the state of New York. We didn't think that by itself would be a problem until we tasted the wine. It was served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1426 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10028
    (Lexington Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Subways (N,Q,R,4,5,6) to 59th St. F Train to Lexington and 63rd St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 646-666-0819

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Bar, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Brinkley's Station in Midtown is where the locals gather to catch up over great food and drinks. The fresh and delicious locally-sourced menu along with its lively atmosphere make Brinkley's a must-visit destination. The menu includes pub classics like 3-Cheese Mac and Cheese and the best Grass-fed burger around. House specialties like the Artisinal Pigs in a Blanket, Lobster Club Sandwich, custom drink menu and New York State cheese menu keep the regulars coming back for more.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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