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1563 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-2603
(212) 879-1999
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Another visit, this time with my family at the 50th st. Branch. Food is very good and on decent prices and the Buldog drink makes you happy.

Thank Yap661
Orlando, Florida
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I went to Blockheads in the middle of winter, so no outdoor seating. In fact, it was quite warm considering the walls disappear in the summer. My friends got food, and to be honest the food didn't look all that special but it was Mexican which is always pretty delicious no matter where you go. They commented it was decent,... More 

Thank Bonnie Z
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254 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We are dinner here one night after we were craving burritos. We sat outside which was pleasant. Wait staff was nice. Good was good. We ordered minis and still each only ate half - they are huge! The chips and salsa is amazing! Will be back.

Thank Diane123Diane
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Good food, similar to other location but more expensive than the downtown location (frozen margaritas $5 here) service was sort of slow but they have options for vegans. A great spot to get together with friends but I would 100% recommend the downtown location over this one

Thank Kelly O
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

This review pertains only to the brunch, well, what was supposed to be brunch anyway. We showed up here at 2:45pm on a sunday afternoon, largely because it was a nice day and they had outdoor seating. Around 5 minutes later a server shows up and gives us the brunch menus. The brunch deal was $8-9 for an entree plus... More 

Thank Varun D
Greensboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to get quick seating...a quirky atmosphere one would expect from Lower East Side ...or Williamsburg. Excellent food! Wonderful flavors on very tender meats. Gluten-free options were also flavorful. Very large portions made the food a good value for the City...will have to try Margaritas next time.

Thank APelon
Region of Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

We ordered the veggie burrito bowl and quesadilla. It was Quite filling. With its location near times square its a good place to enjoy food with a good view out

Thank Khushboo3231
Wakefield, NY
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

This place is decent for an informal dinner. A little difficult in getting information before you arrive but once there and if you get a seat without an issue (arrive early on a Saturday) then it serves its purpose. I do, however, feel that they need to re-train their managers. Spoke to one and was told one thing. Spoke to... More 

Thank Natesha
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015

a short walk from grand central. not bad, a little small and cramped, but thats NYC. i had a grande margarita, mango flavored :) it was stronggg, but thats what i wanted. my 3 cheese and mushroom quesadilla was good. my friend has a steak one, she loved it. perfect place to start the night. i just hated sitting underneath... More 

Thank sara b
New York City, New York
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

Never mind. I amend my prior statement. They have sent me food consistently that is supposed to be vegan that contains meat and dairy. I have just gotten home, tired and hungry, and filled a burrito I can't eat with my tears. They won't even send me what I ordered after calling, though the restaurant is still open. Just a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1563 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-2603
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 879-1999

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Upper East Side

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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 neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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