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Pete's Tavern

#1,224 of 11,279 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Gramercy Park
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129 East 18th Street, New York City, NY 10003-2401
212-473-7676
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11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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If you don't want a drink they will let you walk through, just about any one famous has had a drink here there is so much on the walls you have to have a drink to take it in

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Richard T
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Margate, United Kingdom
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  • Bar scene
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Margate, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you don't want a drink they will let you walk through, just about any one famous has had a drink here there is so much on the walls you have to have a drink to take it in

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Pete's Tavern is tucked away at the intersection of Irving Place and East 18th Street, between the elegance of Grammercy Park and the bustle of 14th Street. It's glorious 19th century style is based on dark carved wood, tiled floors and mirrors, with mementoes of the fabled short story writer O'Henry. The place is stunningly decorated in the Christmas season.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a fun place for food and drink with an old pub vibe reminiscent of O Henry. In fact we occupied his former booth, or so we were told! The place has dark wood décor with mirrors along the bar. Tables and booths are available, as well as outdoor seating. Our booth featured memorabilia from O Henry's time, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

We came upon this tavern quite accidentally at 2:00pm and it is now on my favorite list. The decor of this neighborhood tavern with it's wall to wall photos of famous entertainers, sports figures etc who have dined there augments its warm an inviting ambiance. The food was superb and very inexpensive- we ordered chicken parmesan and tilapia fish dinners.... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nice outside seating and a wide variety on the menu. The decor and photos of famous patrons over the years set the stage for a fun meal. Each of wanted something different so the menu was perfect. I very much enjoyed the duck that was moist, tasty, and served over a wild rice and vegetable medley. One had shrimp, while... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is oldest continuously operating bar and restaurant in NYC. It is also where O.Henry The Gift of The Magi, a classic short story. If you haven't read it you should. The atmosphere was intimate. We arrived after 9 and had no trouble getting a table for 6. It was Memorial Day week-end, and most New Yorkers leave the city... More 

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new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

From the 1800s where O Henry wrote his stories. Some tables were open outside (across the street, Friend of a Farmer had quite the line). We settled in for brunch. Very accommodating server. Eggs were not anything to which to give a five star review but whole experience was pleasant. Quiet block between Gramercy Park and 14th St. very close... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ate here on a busy Friday Evening. Place was packed , but we still managed to get a table. Good buzz in the dining room & bar, our waitress Mary was great as was the Manager Declan. Food & Cocktails excellent. Prices were reasonable for new York. Will definitely go back on our next trip. Excellent & Friendly service.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I think this is a NY institution and it's worth a visit. We got a booth for dinner which was so cosy on a cold winter night. Our waiter was very friendly, service was smooth and we were happy with our food. I had duck, it was delicious. Just the non-alcoholic drinks menu wasn't so creative but I guess their... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A wonderful expedition in Manhattan might include a trip to Grammercy Park in the East Village. Besides a beautiful array of meticulously maintained streets, homes and two parks is to be found the historic Pete's Tavern, famed as the home watering hole for O'Henry as he struggled to write The Gift of the Magi. Pete's is a thin, Italian style... More 

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Additional Information about Pete's Tavern

Address: 129 East 18th Street, New York City, NY 10003-2401
Phone Number: 212-473-7676
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Average Prices: USD $20 to $40
Cuisine: Italian, American, Pub, Continental

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 East 18th Street, New York City, NY 10003-2401
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: 212-473-7676

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $40
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pub, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am

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