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Pete's Tavern

129 East 18th Street, New York City, NY 10003-2401 (Gramercy Park)
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Ranked #679 of 11,372 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Italian, Continental
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
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91 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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Morton, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 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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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had brunch with about 10 friends. The wait staff surprised me with how well they could deal with all our orders. Everything came out at the same time. I loved my steak and eggs. They were cooked to perfection. My Bloody Mary was one of the best and I am going back for another brunch.

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New York, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Pete's Tavern, in a cozy corner of Gramercy Park, has been around longer than any of us. There's an old-time mural painted on the 18th Street side, and signage boasts that it's been around since 1864. With its red-checkered tablecloths, narrow booths and brick walls, that's not hard to believe. Note, though the word "tavern" is in the name. There's... More

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were in the City to visit our grandson, a student at NYU. Wanting to provide him with a good hearty meal at a classic old NY restaurant near his Union Square area dorm, we decided to give Pete's a try. In addition to its long history, it also has served as a backdrop for a couple of TV shows,... More

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Albany, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were visiting my sister who lives around the corner. It was a Sunday around 5 p.m. The place was crowded. That's a good sign. Now for the bad part. The food was so so the service was not great and the music was so loud you could hardly hear. But the place was crowded. Maybe it was me. There... More

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upstate New york
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had a party of 18 for my 50th. I didn't expect amazing food, it's a bar but it was actually really good and better than I expected. I booked this event months ahead of time and everything went smoothly and as planned. The cost was unbelievable per person with open bar. Better than anywhere else and you can't beat... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Historic bar and restaurant. Have been here for lunch and dinner - nice casual lunch menu and good dinner options. Service was very attentive. Tables are close, but not as close at many other manhattan restaurants. Will definitely be back.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Stayed in the Union Square area for a week and this place comes closest to a local pub, I called several times. Great selection of beers - I liked the local ale. Food is also good and they have several daily specials worth trying. Nice atmosphere - beings back theirs days in New York City.

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This place has character - it is not another me too type restaurant. In addition to this the food is excellent, the range of food and wine very good. On a Monday night in January there was no problem getting a table for 6. Very good - I will be back next time I am in NYC and would definitely... More

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