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Pete's Tavern

129 East 18th Street, New York City, NY 10003-2401 (Gramercy Park)
212-473-7676
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Ranked #1,609 of 11,622 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Italian, Continental
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Pete's Tavern food is very disappointing. Greasy burgers, tasteless shop-bought coleslaw and rubbery bread. Will not be going back and certainly won't recommend it to friends. I think the only reason it gets customers is because of its name.

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was staying in the area & I thought, based in part on a 4 star rating in TripAdvisor, that Pete's would be a good place to get a hamburger & a beer. Wow, I don't know what other people were thinking when they said the "food was great." Maybe there is another Pete's in NYC. I went there on... More

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Middle East
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Worth a visit but gets very busy considering the size and layout. Therefore dinning can be uncomfortable depending where you are seated. Food good especially meat and chops.

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Albany, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

recommended to us because of its proximity to Orpheum Theater. My daughter had an issue (unrelated to the restaurant or the food). The staff was incredible and helped in every way possible. Food was great and, as indicated, the staff extraordinary. Would definitely recommend Pete's

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Petes would be okay for one beer. It plays off of its old charm. It looks old and smells like an old pub.The food is okay at best. Nothing special. The waitress was the best part of Petes. Efficient and very nice.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Only a quick visit as Petes was busy and we had already eaten, but there was a great atmosphere good selection of beers and spirits. Petes has a very tasty menu at reasonable prices.

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Staten Island, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Wonderful visit. Wait staff made us feel at home. Entrees are well prepared and presented. Desserts are to die for.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Recommended by our nearby hotel. Interesting building, nice bar and a good atmosphere. Service was fine. However, the quality of the food was disappointing. Go there for the bar and atmosphere - not the food.

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Morton, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

third bar on our small pub crawl, it was quaint and wonderful, the service was fantastic, loved the bar tender, talked to some locals and enjoyed just sitting back and taking in the wonderful adornments on the wall, if you are looking for nostalgia this is def the place to go.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stopped by for lunch on a recent trip to NYC. Had a spot of lunch - generous pastrami sandwich with coleslaw & pickle washed down by a Brooklyn lager. Partner had soup and calamari and enjoyed it too. Judging by the array of celeb photos adorning the walls it is clearly a very well received tavern. A hideous, loud, shrieking... More

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