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Pete's Tavern

#1,486 of 12,009 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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cosy atmosphere, friendly waiters, comfort food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Ange516
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Rome, Italy
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Rome, Italy
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145 reviews 145 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Stopped in Pete's as part of pub crawl. Loved the history. We decided to have lunch and the food was outstanding for ALL five of us. Friendly wait staff. Will go back again

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New York City, New York
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46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

First: I love this bar! For the drinks, that is. However, the restaurant leaves a lot to be desired. The bar is from 1864, and the french fries tasted like they were made for the opening - or at least warmed out from the night before. Apparently, they were not, we were told that this place does not make their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This neighborhood restaurant has great special, an interesting bar scene and booths - including the one where Washington Irving supposedly wrote the Gift of the Magi - always good service

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New York City, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Brunch after Christmas. Of course I had the egg nog. You should too: it's amazingly good. Every dish was good, and the room is still perfect. Nicely decorated for Christmas. I love it here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We seeked this pub out as it features on the TV show SVU. It was great being in the place where scenes have been filmed! Drinks were reasonably priced and the bartender was very helpful in explaining how the SVU scenes come about when they film there.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Trip report, Pete's Tavern...In a nutshell, if you're in the neighborhood, okay, but don't go out of your way expecting something special. I got there on a Wednesday around 6:00 pm and the bar area was mobbed. Very loud and lots of "excuse me's" and "pardon me's" just to get to the bathroom. I found a seat at the bar... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Recent visit to NYC we stopped here for dinner. Good burgers and great service although NYC prices never cease to surprise me. $15 for burger and fries are a bit higher than what I'm used to. Still it was a nice night and pretty neat to be in the same tavern where O. Henry dined and wrote his wonderful 'Gift... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The inside of this place has so much that is original to the building....tin ceiling, the bar, light fixtures. Very cool to belly up to a bar that was in operation before the Civil War ended! Drinks were great and the service spot-on.

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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 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?