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Judge Roy Bean Public House

38 W 56th St, Between 5th & 6th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-3814
+1 212-262-8300
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (23 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
“burger” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
38 W 56th St, Between 5th & 6th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-3814
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Let me start by saying that Derrick, the owner, is on the ground and is an amazing host! We returned from UK in the last 3 weeks and when we looked inside we found a very authentic pub. It only gets better. The Food was...More

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived for lunch there were 2 tables which were dirty and the female staff member asked us to wait while she cleared one table for us. We waited ... she served drinks to another customer .... we waited ..... she took items to...More

Thank ScotlandGalaxy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 3 days in Chicago....we went to Judge Roy Bean twice for lunch. They have a lunch special for $10....you get a burger, pulled pork, etc, (several options) plus fries and a draft of their own house blonde lager. It is...More

Thank Illini1982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very tasty, casual dinner at this small but wonderful pub. Pleasant staff and a convivial atomosphere.

Thank kebrons
Reviewed August 4, 2018

i was staying about a block away from this place and needed a place for a quick dinner. I sat at the bar and ordered a beer. They have a wonderful selection on tap. The bartender was not real busy so we had a wonderful...More

Thank Pixelpanderer
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

My cousin and I stopped over here on a Saturday night and we loved it, I got wine, he hot beer and we split some appetizers, prices are great and the location is excellent!. The bartenders were super nice too, I will recommend this place.

Thank Pablo M
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Had a burger meal here. It's only a tiny pub. But the food was great although my only complaint was the tiny little bits of fries you couldn't eat. The Irish lady that served us was very friendly and the food came out in a...More

Thank celia n
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were trying to find a place in mid-town to get out of the rain/wind. Came across Judge Roy bean pub and were Not disappointed. If you’re looking for a place with stein drinks and decent/good bar food I would highly recommend...More

Thank stk1921
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

JRB serves great food with lunch specials at a terrific price. The “jacketed” fries are delicious, the $10 lunch burger with fries and a beer is cooked just like you ordered it. The pulled pork sandwich comes loaded with delicious pork, coleslaw on a multi...More

Thank omary51
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We were walking around NY and got hungry. We were at the Trump Tower and pulled up the app Around Me for food and this place came up so we walked down the street and got there in time to beat the crowds. They must...More

Thank 676ginak
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November 16, 2016|
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Response from Louis G | Reviewed this property |
Believe so. Look like teens were having lunch when i was last there
November 16, 2016|
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Response from Jmpeters | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but keep in mind it's a bar crowd.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
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: 38 W 56th St, Between 5th & 6th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-3814
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-262-8300
  • E-mail
For almost 20 years, Judge Roy Bean has been dubbed Midtown Manhattan's "neighborhood bar" where everyone knows your name - literally. Whether you are a first time customer, or a JRB regular, we always treat our guests like family. Our customers are apart of the JRB family - and make up the very fiber of what our establishment is all about. From the burger patties, to the garlic mayo and the hand-cut fries - we pride ourselves in a menu built with ingredients closest to the earth. No surprises here. Just. Pure. Goodness. With 24 beers on tap and 50+ in bottles at all times, we take pride in giving our customers a variety of hand-picked beers for every taste and preference with a variety of classic and seasonal brews. JRB is also the perfect place to watch sports! With 6 flat screen TV's - we do our best to make sure everyone gets a view of their hometown teams.
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