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Mad River Bar and Grille

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$$ - $$$American, ,
1442 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-1904
+1 646-490-1678
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Aug 1, 2017
“Good place that I have overlooked in the area”
Nov 4, 2017
“Excellent place for a speedy and tasty lunch near Central Park”
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1442 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-1904
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

A little late in posting this review, but a friend and I were cycling in Manhattan about a month ago and came upon this place as we were looking for refreshments. What a great choice! Admittedly it was a quiet mid-week late lunch, but the...More

Thank PJandCat
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We came in for lunch, and we were waited on very quickly by the gentleman on duty who was also the bartender. He couldn't have been more helpful with showing us the specials and recommending different things. I had some gazpacho and a wrap which...More

Thank Kanetraveler
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

They are a sports bar but quiet during the week. Very nice menu especially with Slava sets that have ahi tuna, chicken park, and pulled pork. Burgers look good as well and the staff is efficient and orderly. Prices are fairvforvtgecarea

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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

I stopped at Mad River for a cold beer recently, and really enjoyed chatting with the bartender – the place was almost empty at 4:30 in the afternoon. The place was really hopping on a Friday night at 8 PM, and seems to have quite...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

My favorite bar on the UES. Thee best American bar food. You have to get the cheese curds and curly fries. The blackened chicken wrap never disappoints. Perfect for any sporting event. Late night on Fridays and Saturdays turn into a 90s dance party. Don't...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Looking for a place while in NYC for the Marathon to watch Badgers. Good service, Wisconsin specials on the menu. Good friendly service, nice menu bar food variety-do it yourself Bloody Marys. There was even an appearance by a NYC Bucky ! Fun location with...More

Thank UWLAW68
Reviewed August 24, 2016

except for that connection, there is nothing special about this bar. Average beer list -- beer served very cold -- and average food. Bar tender makes a big difference, as does the crowd -- mostly Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If the sign is right, it's...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed August 10, 2016

The man behind the bar and serving us was so incredibly pleasant. We had the pulled pork sandwich and chicken wings and everything so delicious and very filling. I'd recommend coming here and having a breather after a trip down museum mile. They also offer...More

Thank siobhanor7
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Whenever I come to NYC I TRY to visit Mad River as often as I can. Obviously you have a big crowd there Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, but Sundays in particular are great fun especially if theres a game on. Seems to be the day...More

Thank patrick g
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Stopped in for a beer after a day at the Met and, being from Wisconsin, we were attracted to the connection. We expected a good beer list. Oh no. Most basic taps I've seen in years. Bar service was very pleasant and price was good...More

Thank stateofzen
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $14
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1442 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-1904
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 646-490-1678
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Mad River Manhattan is the Upper East Side's hottest nightspot. Opening in February 1998, Zagat describes Mad River as "serving large portions of classic American pub fare in a hot yuppy bar scene." And it's easy to see why-- catch all college and pro games on one of Mad River's thirteen 42" plasma TV's, featuring pro logic digital surround sound. Stop by on Sunday through Wednesday nights and enjoy great food and drinks in a calming atmosphere. Our house DJ spins party favorites just in time for the weekend from Thursday through Saturday night. Mad River serves our upscale pub menu for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. We are available to host private parties of all sizes in our three event areas.
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