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Genesis Bar and Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
1708 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10128-3262
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Apr 1, 2017
“Voted NYC Best Burger”
Sep 25, 2017
“Everything in One”
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1708 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10128-3262
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

This restaurant has two bars, two areas of indoor tables, two outdoor - front and back, and great specials. You can have guac and margaritas, beer and wings, burgers and mixed drinks, and more. This place is great for brunch, lunch and dinner, and late...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

This was just voted NYC's Best Burger. Remember, what makes it the best burger for someone doesn't make it the best burger for everyone else... I'd give it 9.5/10, but I would have preferred more cheese & bacon on it because they didn't skimp on...More

1  Thank Tim M
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

I often came here with some friends to have a few beers and food. the burgers are tasty and the staff is really friendly. Always liked to be there.

1  Thank marcolX4708ZN
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Walked by this restaurant and it looked good from the outside. I was able to enjoy the night air and still be inside the restaurant. Had the fish tacos and a salad. Both were very good. the wait staff were very friendly and helpful. Always...More

1  Thank Brad A
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Casual dining esp. on a nice night when you can sit outside. Can only speak to the burger which was excellent and my favorite frozen banana dacquiri which was adequate.

1  Thank Bgcglaze
Reviewed October 1, 2015

I had the sampler plate (potato skins, wings, chicken fingers and mozza sticks) and a appletini and a margarita on the rocks. All were delicious and I am glad I had all that food to soak up some of the booze! Our waitress was very...More

1  Thank Laura C
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

It is actually not easy to find good cocktails in NY unless you over pay them. This place is one of The few exceptions. Very good drinks, reasonable prices, corteous bartenders. Will come back for more

1  Thank Ettore D
Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a classic NYC Irish pub and a locals hangout. Good food and great service and bartenders. They have sidewalk seating as well as an outdoor area in the back.

1  Thank MikeNYC123
Reviewed June 5, 2015

Friendly atmosphere, two outside sections (street and rear garden) to eat, and the best hamburger I've had in the city. We have also had several of the salads and sandwiches, all excellent! Great neighborhood location.

1  Thank bobboles
Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Genesis on our first night in NYC, we were tired and a bit jet lagged but were looked after by the staff and enjoyed some fantastic burgers, wine and beer. It had a good atmosphere and the food was well priced. Would...More

1  Thank Phillipsfamily96
Upper East Side
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1708 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10128-3262
    (btwn 88 th & 89 th)
  • Public Transportation: Lex & 86th subways, 4,5,6, 1 & 9
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
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