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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
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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 53
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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
Perfect for Guests of The Gregory and Others!

We landed at Brendan's one night after a long day out in the city, upon returning to our hotel next door, The Gregory. We ate at the bar, and it was perfect: low-key, friendly service, good food, and reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Chris H
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Baiting Hollow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

WHAT A GREAT PLACE!!!! Food was AMAZING! The wait staff was pleasant and kind and was really a joy! The inside of Brendan's is remarkable! Food choices are brilliant! The stair cases, the ambiance, the romance........really, truly captivating! Loved our evening there!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Next door to The Gregory hotel where we were staying, we went in for a post-flight snack. The food we shared was very good. The service was a little cold.

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Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Recently visited this restaurant while on vacation in New York. My wife and I both had fish and chips which was delicious. The restaurant is located in a charming historic building and our waitress was friendly and served us promptly. Well worth a visit when in the big apple

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Delicious Irish food at a reasonable price. Everything was cooked perfectly. The staff was very friendly and courteous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Landed at Brendan's for a beer or two and a quick meal. The main attraction being that it is one block from hotel. Service was functional, not at all warm or chatty. Given how dead it was, it was a bit disappointing. Unsurprisingly there are better pizzas in town, but the spicy chicken wings are really good and the overall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went here when we got to town to grab something quick before we started exploring. We sat at the bar and had a wonderful visit with the bartender. The menu is more than just Irish food and we split 3 of the items (wings, pizza, quesadilla) off the snack menu. It was all great and very tasty! The architecture is... More 

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Almussafes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lovely restaurant. I've visited this restaurant for three times, two times last year and one this year. Really, I loved this restaurant, all people is nice and the food is perfect!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We landed at Brendan's one night after a long day out in the city, upon returning to our hotel next door, The Gregory. We ate at the bar, and it was perfect: low-key, friendly service, good food, and reasonably priced.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Much nicer inside than it looks from the outside, but the food disappoints. Service was friendly though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very nice restaurant that was close to our hotel and close to Madison Square Garden. Nice menu, friendly service and good food. The architecture inside is worth the visit.

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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, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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