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“Our International evening” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pete's Tavern

Pete's Tavern
129 East 18th Street, New York City, NY 10003-2401 (Gramercy Park)
212-473-7676
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Ranked #1,382 of 11,776 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
Moscow, Russia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
“Our International evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

In our party there was a mix of Russian, Spanish, American and Brits for a great evening, of stuffing our faces with food and enjoying the Petes Ale; very promising. Then we continued to have a great evening pumping the juke box and having a good sing a long

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Staten Island, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great holiday experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The oldest restaurant in NYC. A personal table of O'Henry, it's declared that Gifts of Magi was written here. But the best thing about this place is Christmas decorations and cheap but reliable food. Burgers are good, hot appetizers plate is huge and chopped steak is the same as burger. Great eggnog with whipped cream and classic recipe with brandy. Service was ok but what you expect from touristy place. Bar with gerlands is outstanding. Can recommend for family dinner!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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158 reviews 158 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“You go for the history but the food is OK too.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

My wife and I live in the area which for the previous reviewer is called Gramercy Park. We go to Pete's frequently. For some reason the foodies who write to
Zagat's guide trash Pete's food. Not true, for although you go to Pete's for the history the food is fairly substantial and although simple, quite good. This is where we bring any friend visiting from out of town. It dates from 1864 and kept operating on the sly during prohibition. The place reeks with history. As you enter, note the first booth where the noted author (and Pete's customer) O. Henry wrote the "Gift of the Magi".

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Des Moines, Iowa
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Can't Beat the Atmosphere and Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Every year I attend a weekend meeting held at The Players Club at Gramercy Park, and every year many of us go to Pete's for our Friday lunch. When you walk through the door, you are immediately in awe of the beautiful, dark wood beams, booths, and stunning bar. It feels like being transported back in time to the 19th century, or earlier. But there is more! The service is impeccable; the food is tasty, plentiful, and moderately priced. This tavern/bar/restaurant is one of the best finds in all of New York City.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Goodyear, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, good service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Pop in here to say you have been to the oldest tavern/pub in NYC. Great atmosphere, good service. You feel like one of the locals. It is located in a quaint neighborhood. I believe the area is called Chelsea. Have a pint or two here than walk half a block to Casa Mona for some fabulous Spanish tapas.

Visited October 2012
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