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Pete's Tavern

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$$ - $$$
Gramercy Park
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129 East 18th Street, New York City, NY 10003-2401
+1 212-473-7676
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11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Portland, Oregon
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310 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pete's Tavern is a bit of an icon in my family. My father frequented this spot on business trips throughout a 30 year span, 1974-2004. He never left NYC w/out eating there and in fact new the staff well during some of that period. I was back in NYC with my family and it still performs. Nothing fancy. Tough to... More 

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Thank Grantman66
birmingham uk
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a snowy afternoon we walked from our hotel and found this lovely old bar it was bustling and we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and prompt service. We had a light lunch but the chicken gumbo soup was tasty and welcoming, my burger with blue cheese perfect... Topped off with a great conversation with the main man, we... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there today for lunch with my family. We ordered 2 beers each beet was $8 each and I had a toasted almond it came in a 4oz. Glass was charged $11 totally ridiculous. Waitress was bad no customer service. Good was ok. I been here numerous times before and this was a bad experience. Will never go back... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To me, this place was what you would imagine to be one of those little neighborhood places. It's not in a tourist area but rather in a mixed office and residential area. We stopped in for lunch on a weekday so it was a typical business crowd. The fare is Italian and American for the most part. My companion enjoyed... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the classic old New York Irish bar! Loaded with locals the drinks are straight forward and fair, the food the same. They have great lunch specials that are very affordable and with variety. Dinner is more expensive but the portions are large. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick beer for an hour's escape from the family. It felt like every Christmas NYC fantasy I ever had whilst I was a student. Thank you. Nice small bar, good selection of ales...great vibe ...NYC...yeah.

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Thank 50woody63
Frederick, Maryland
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Pete's because of the informal atmosphere & the history. The author O. Henry lived just down the street & ate/drank here often. The legend is that he wrote "The gIft of the Magi" here in the 2nd booth. There are photos & articles about him there. We sat in the back room, a speak-easy during the prohibition. The... More 

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Thank Phyl W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historic place, great atmosphere...you can smell the history. Pete's tavern survived prohibition by pretending being a flower store :-) Very crowded but great New York vibe! Nice IPA,fantastic beer!

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Thank Peter V
Chesterfield, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

A lot of stars have visited and they have photos on the wall. The inside is quirky but with a warm feel. Food was good and plentiful. Service was a little slow but too bad. I would go back again

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,781 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

So much history in Irving Place; stayed at the Inn at Irving Place for the history and this tavern had a similar background, if only the buildings could talk to you. This is always crowded, more fun than newer style bars - good pub or bar food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 East 18th Street, New York City, NY 10003-2401
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-473-7676

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?