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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
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    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
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Frocester, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This bar was great, right next to our hotel and the food was fantastic. A genuine Irish Bar with Irish Bar Staff, Andrew and Leo, both proved that the hospitality of the Irish is alive and kicking in New York. Highly reccomend it.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were staying at The Metro opposite. Really surprised when we went in as I assumed it would be just a bar but it has a restaurant area at the back. Staff were friendly. Food and wine both really good. Wish we'd visited earlier.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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

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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76 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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
54 helpful votes 54 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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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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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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