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Pete's Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gramercy Park
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129 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-2401
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Naples, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

From the name and the looks, you may think this is a typical pub. It is inviting, but the cover of the book says "corner bar". The pages reveal something much more. We were a walk-up on a very busy weekend evening, and yet the maitre d' welcomed us and arranged a table right away. I was surprised, as all... More 

Thank apatheticguy
Cork, Ireland
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this bar by a barman in Times Square. He told us the NY sirloin steak was real good and right he was. The cut is very good quality and cooked to perfection. Overall a very nice bar with good beer/food and a really relaxed atmosphere.

Thank JandDatOCD
Coppell, Texas
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This was our last meal before heading to the airport. Chose it because it was close to the hotel and the lady in our walking tour said it was food. Oldest bar/tavern in the city. Great friendly staff. Food was average to above average but was a little on the expensive side. Lots of pics of famous folks that have... More 

Thank dshaw115
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

We had a wonderful long lunch, sitting outside, watching dogs and people. Dean, our server, was exceptional. He was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent, special request not a problem. The drinks were perfect. Will definitely return!

1 Thank Linda J
Overton, Nevada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

Although this place has a quaint atmosphere, the food is only fair, especially for bar food. The waitress took over 5 minutes to acknowledge us. The drinks took 15 minutes....We (3) were there at lunchtime on a Friday and it was empty. My friend ordered a hamburger and asked that she get some brown (Gulden's) mustard. The waitress returned and... More 

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Rego Park, New York, United States
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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Pete's Tavern was a favorite dining spot of my parents back when I was a kid. It was also the last time I had a meal there. When I found out that my wife had never been to Pete's, I took her there for our anniversary. As we sat and looked at the menu I told my wife not to... More 

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Alhama de Granada, Spain
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157 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

We are told this is the oldest pub in Manhattan. It was really good. Good food, fab atmosphere, good beer, great service, good solid food - big portions do go hungry and be prepared to share dishes. We had a baby in a push chair - which was fine, we had to be seated in the dining room rather than... More 

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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

My friends and I made reservations to have supper at Pete's Tavern. I learned about this restaurant when I read a list of the oldest restaurants in the city. It's a historical landmark and the oldest continuously operating bar and restaurant in New York City. We arrived early for our reservation and were seated promptly. The waitress was friendly and... More 

Thank Robin M
Huntington, New York
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382 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

It was a beautiful day, so we wanted to sit outside and have a quick bite. The inside has that old school tavern vibe with a lot of pictures of famous patrons. The food was better than average pub food. The service was good.

Thank Nez D
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

The food is less than good the service is wired... Looks ok but a little bit below the acceptable. The selection is huge but the burger was bad.

Thank Adesso100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Bar, Pub, Italian, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-2401
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: 212-473-7676

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