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Garage Restaurant and Cafe

99 7th Avenue South, New York City, NY 10014 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,259 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $80
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Christopher St
Transit: Take the # 1 train to Christopher street and we are on the corner of Christopher and 7th or take the A,B,C,D,E,F to west 4th street and walk two blocks
Description: What used to be a garage in the 20's is now a casual American restaurant famous for its live Jazz & late night meals. Out-of-towners & locals alike dive into the a la carte dinners & Prix Fixe Brunches while watching the show. In the summer, the outdoor cafe is an airy spot for micro-brewed beers, raw bar selections & a wide range of fresh seafood & grilled steaks. In the winter, tables around the stone fireplace warm crowds.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were going to The Blue Note Club to hear some jazz while we were visiting New York. Before we got out of the taxi the driver told us about a place called the Garage Restaurant so we thought we would give it a try. We arrived and were attended to immediately. We wanted to sit outside and they sorted... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Met friends for brunch on Sunday, they honored reservation without a problem, great jazz, friendly and attentive staff, just the food was not so great, ordered eggs benedict, I don't eat ham so asked for spinach instead, was told there might be an upcharge, said ok if they have to and they did, very petty. Eggs cooked well minimal hollandaise... More

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Cologne, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our second visit there. For our second visit in NY a must go. The live Jazz there and the excellent food makes it an evening to remember. The service is also very good. They bring the wine for the main course as specified and the espresso after the desert as requested. This is not standard. They don't ask for a... More

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Decatur, Illinois
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152 reviews 152 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We visited to hear the music. The jazz combo was very good and we went back a second time to hear more. It has good beer and alcohol selections. We had an appetizer pizza just for a snack and a little side salad. They were very good but the pizza had a little too much cheese for me (although most... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Melissa the bartender was completely attentive and helpful. I would come back here again and again because of the service.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Coming from Houston, I expected so much from this restaurant being reviewed very well by a lot of customers. Everything in that place was nice except for two things:a bad table with an AC on top dripping water directly to my food and the bad attitude and reaction of the waiters/waitress when I complained about it. They were nasty and... More

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Brownfield, Maine
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The appetizers and drinks were delicious. The waitstaff are cuter than cute and very sweet. Jazz in evening. Great place to sit outside and people watch. We had a wonderful time! Pay attention to THIS review and go there!

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Danbury, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The place has good food ( not "oh my God!" Good, but good). The crab cakes are very good as is the filet. The atmosphere is nice with live jazz playing. The service is excellent.

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Ida, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had reservations for brunch & we arrived early. The restaurant wasn't open yet but it was raining so they allowed us to sit inside. Everyone was friendly, service was good & attentive. We were not drinking so I can't relate to the experience that others had. There are a lot of up charges on food though, even though it... More

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We are not patronizing this restaurant again, mainly due to poor service and bad management. We went there for father’s day jazz brunch but sat outside. The price is $16.99 which includes a single alcohol drink but my wife and I wanted the one hour unlimited for an additional $6. Policy is if one gets the unlimited, the entire table... More

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