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Brendan's Bar & Grill

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Neighborhood:
Midtown
Irish, Bar
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42 West 35th Street, New York City, NY 10001
212-564-5405
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice meal

good food at a reasonable price with courteous staff. the bar itself is very nice atmosphere to sit in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
trevorhealy
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

good food at a reasonable price with courteous staff. the bar itself is very nice atmosphere to sit in.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

As I was staying nearby I decided to call in for a meal, the service was brilliant, the interior was amazing with ornate glass windows and high ceilings, the service was very good, the food arrived quickly and was out this world very tasty and plenty of it a very enjoyable meal, would eat here again anytime, all in all... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

After walking NYC, we decided to pop in here to have a quiet moment and relax. So glad we did. Service was friendly. Quiet atmosphere and we never felt rushed. A perfect place to relax and regain energy. Prices are fair. Pub food and good selection of beer. We only tried a couple of appetizer's and we cannot rate the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We popped in here as we were staying in the hotel next door and we didn't have much time for dinner. It turned out to be one of the best meals of our trip, very inexpensive (for New York) but delicious food and a big range of food too. Plus it's a beautiful building to eat in!

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99 reviews 99 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Beautiful spot for lunch near Herald Square. They offer wonderful soup options and everyone always enjoys whatever they order.

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Rensselaer, NY, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The food here was good, but the menu was limited. There was a nice dining room in the back behind the bar, which was very pleasant. The service was good and we did enjoy our meal. Although the menu was limited, the choices were nice and a little different than average pub food.

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New Orleans, LA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A lot of construction on the street but Brendan's Bar welcomes you upon entry. Tables at the rear against the banquet bench wall are pretty close together but the ceilings are so high and the architectural details all around and help you forget the lack of personal space I didn't try any alcohol, which is a primary purpose of the... More 

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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Right across the road from the hotel we chose this over the neighbouring restaurants and weren't disappointed. Nice and quiet after a long flight and the food was all delicious. Not cheap for what it is, particularly the beer, but was a good option for the first night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a comfortable, quiet setting with friendly staff and good food, where you can have a normal conversation and still be heard. I enjoyed my fish and chips a lot and would definitely return. I personally would have preferred a little bit more of a sports bar atmosphere thus the 4-stars.

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London, England
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Enjoy this place if I'm in town on my own and want to eat at a bar - good bar menu, foo not too heavy, nice choice of beers

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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