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$$ - $$$, British,
24 E 39th St, New York City, NY 10016-2555
+1 646-837-6779
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  • Excellent29%
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  • Average20%
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  • Terrible4%
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“scotch egg” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
24 E 39th St, New York City, NY 10016-2555
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service are top notch. We especially like The Shakespeare upstairs. They do have outdoor seating too. The homemade ricotta with sour dough bread is a favorite. Menu is a little different than you’d expect and everything is very good. Club atmosphere. You...More

Thank WestchesterP2
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I dined at The Shakespeare for my birthday. I enjoy Scotch Eggs and Bangers & Mash, and have eaten them in New York, Savannah, Los Angeles and of course London. I was very disappointed with both at The Shakespeare. For starters, the...More

Thank Praetorian1964
Reviewed July 27, 2018

My husband and I stayed at The William, so we ate here one night for dinner. We also used to live in England for awhile, so we were curious about the food! My husband got the bangers & mash and he was very pleased. I...More

Thank thismomtravels4
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Great and unexpected experience. We stayed there over lunch time. Especially the service and the quality of the food was refreshing. Also some new ideas like grilled watermelon and handmade ice cream.

Thank Ingozurich
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We decided to try this upstairs dinning room over the pub in the William Hotel because of the name and the presence of rhubarb fool and lemon syllabub in the dessert menu. It was a rainy day so the outdoor patio was not available. The...More

1  Thank LBell369
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Was here with my family and wnt to this basement level pub/restaurant. My wife got Jack's cider to start, I had a Jones Wood IPA and kids got soft drinks. For the meal, we started off with Scotch eggs, and the mains were fish and...More

Thank KidLove
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Staying at William hotel and looking for a good place to watch NCAA tournament lucky for us we found the Shakespeare. Good beer selection, attentive service that treated us like old friends. Eclectic crowd with amazing live music made for wonderful night. We will be...More

Thank MLB7629
Reviewed March 8, 2018

My friends and I were very excited to try their signature Sunday Roast since none of us have ever had a traditional English roast meal. While the food was good, it was not nearly enough food. For a meal for 4, we got about 4...More

Thank ny_travels7
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Found this lovely English pub near the New York Public Library. It was decorated for Christmas and the atmosphere was charming! Service was very good and the food was delicious! It is difficult to know where to eat in such a big city so finding...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Had a meal with an old friend and really enjoyed a good burger and a few beers. It is usually very busy so always a good idea to book a table.

Thank KN0509
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and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 E 39th St, New York City, NY 10016-2555
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 646-837-6779
  • E-mail
The Shakespeare offers well-kept beers and cask ales and friendly service in a casual no-frills environment. Serving a more sophisticated ‘pub grub’ repertoire coupled with a setting reminiscent of a 14th century tavern, the pub is the perfect place to have a pint and grab a bite to eat. We also have two elegant rooms located above the pub, The Peacock Room is modeled after a 19th Century gentleman’s club complete with an elegant fireplace. The Garden Room is decorated beautifully with artwork by Bradley Wood and a stunning Waterford Crystal Chandelier. We are as well fortunate to have Raines Law Room located in the same building at The William where guests can enjoy craft cocktails with a small bite and dessert menu.
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