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Mad River Bar and Grille

$$ - $$$American, ,
1442 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-1904
+1 646-490-1678
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Jul 9, 2018
“Beautiful classic bar”
1 week ago
“Excellent Pub Atmosphere, Reasonable Prices, Friendly Staff”
Open Now
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1442 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-1904
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Nice Place for Lunch Near Met
"Great service and good food for a reasonable price."
Mark H
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2. Thoroughly recommended!!
"the service we received was impeccable."
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"My favorite bar on the UES."
Rachel M
See reviews that mention CHEESE CURDS. SPORTS. FUN.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked this place based on TripAdvisor and it’s proximity to the Metropolitan Museum. An excellent choice enjoyed by everyone in our party of 4. We came in from Houston, but the staff made us feel like we just walked into Cheers where everyone knew our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rogeri343
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We stopped by for a late lunch following a day at Central Park and the Met. Great service and good food for a reasonable price.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank markhI7624LP
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We ate a late lunch here to watch the World Cup game and it was the perfect spot. Comfortable chairs and lots of TVs. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. I gave it 4 stars because the food was average but I would definitely...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 802girl
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Allansha
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

Date of visit: June 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2017
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

Date of visit: November 2016
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

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank robcurtross
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, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, 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>  > Yorkville
  • Neighborhood: Yorkville
  • Phone Number: +1 646-490-1678
  • E-mail
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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