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Pete's Tavern

#1,287 of 11,947 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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Old New York never gets old

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Leonardo F
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
46 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great little pub, just few steps from Hotel 17 where we stayed. Recommended by older lady we met at Lord & Taylor department store, our New York angel - she shared her 20% saving coupon with us, as I was buying my wife a coat. We don't know her name, but we're paying it forward! Pete's Tavern didn't disappoint, apparently... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Along with my husband and two friends we had a delightful and delicious brunch at this historic tavern. The brunch menu is varied enough for both those who prefer some lunch items or breakfast items. The mimosa and Bloody Mary were generous and perfect for the time of day. Our food selections ranged from omelets to steak and eggs and... More 

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New Jersey
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111 reviews 111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Quaint little tavern with rotating menu. I have eaten there several times, and some of the dishes can be hit or miss, to be honest, but service has always been steadily good. Servers can take their sweet time if they run into someone they know (happens often) but they will make sure you get what you ordered in a timely... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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251 reviews 251 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Came to NYC just to spend NYE with great friends. All inclusive evening with open bar, dinner choice and breakfast. Service was fabulous and the owner greeted us at the door. The food was delicious. We had salmon and prime rib. DJ played a nice mix of tunes from the 70s up to hip hop. This is mostly an under... More 

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My Wife and I visited Pete`s Tavern twice on a recent week long trip to New York.What a great place with great service and great food and atmosphere.The pastrami sandwiches are to die for.We will certainly return on our next trip to New York

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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?