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Brendan's Bar & Grill

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Irish, Bar, Pub
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42 West 35th Street, New York City, NY 10001
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Great food near our hotel

This bar and grill was right by our hotel. Went in twice, one for meal and once for a drink after a concert. Lovely atmosphere and good food. The barman made me a great shandy!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This bar and grill was right by our hotel. Went in twice, one for meal and once for a drink after a concert. Lovely atmosphere and good food. The barman made me a great shandy!!

Thank therobos89
Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It had taken most of the day for us to arrive in NYC and check into our hotel and we missed lunch. We went to Brendan's to have an early dinner. The manager and waiter were very accommodating and we had great service and delicious food. We enjoyed it so much we went back the last night we were in... More 

Thank Larry P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined at Brendan's for both lunch and dinner during a recent trip to New York. Both meals were excellent and very reasonably priced. Service was excellent as well. The interior is nicely appointed. In front is the bar where one can dine and watch TV. Seating in the back is a bit more formal and quiet. Make sure to... More 

Thank NNNashville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited late one evening tired and hungry. Beer and wine were both very chilled and very quaffable . Decided to eat whilst there and were not disappointed. Nothing seemed to be a bother and the barman was friendly and made you feel comfortable. Intend to return again before going back to UK

Thank DylanB_9
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the hotel right next door and 7 of us ate here on our first night. Beautiful building, classy decor. Very friendly staff, worthy of their gratuity (havent said that very often on this trip). Fantastic menu and really lovely food. I am vegetarian and had the most amazing, exciting salad filled with all my favourite items, and... More 

Thank sarah c
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I had reservations there for 7pm on Thursday night. Greeted and sat right away. The place is an old hotel, so there is stained glass, linens on the table but very casual attire. Nice bar atmosphere with hi top tables too. We sat towards the back at a table. First came the bread basket, to die for,... More 

Thank 46oceangirl
Ocean City, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here with my family because it was nearby to our hotel. Lunch on a Saturday. Atmosphere is very nice and staff was helpful. I was excited to see Irish Breakfast on the menu. Prices were reasonable. Food was good.

Thank ghostrider525
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on two occasions during our Nw York stay at The Hotel Metro..more or less opposite. The first time we had terrific ribeye steak..not cheap, but worth it. Second visit I had pasta with chicken an mozarella, chicken looked like small previously frozen pieces and mozarella was small uniform circles of cheese, the whole dish tasted as... More 

Thank Marian J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at Brendan's during a family visit to NYC. We didn't book but were seated immediately. The restaurant is in a beautiful building, high ceilings and a very attractive wood panelled bar. It's certainly a comfortable place to spend the evening. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed, it's not a huge place so unlikely to appeal to larger groups. They... More 

Thank PhantomHelm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food - I ate from the specials, there is a nice ambiance and great service. The decor is beautiful with lovely fireplace and stained glass windows.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 West 35th Street, New York City, NY 10001
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-564-5405

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Irish, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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