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Pete's Tavern

#1,327 of 11,213 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: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A City Landmark

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
grantham353
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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203 reviews 203 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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108 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?