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Brendan's Bar & Grill

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American, Bar, Irish, Pub
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42 W 35th St, New York City, NY 10001-2222
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Got in ten minutes before the kitchen closed and they seated us anyway. Food was phenomenal - group had among other things seared ahi, Caesar salad, sea bass, steaks and my brother-in-law said he had the best burger he's ever eaten! Interior is beautiful. Definitely recommend.

Thank Liz0504
Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient to the hotel where we stayed. Nice atmosphere and food was good. Wait staff were very friendly and offered good recommendations.

Thank luvdogs703
Worcester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on the last night of our four night stay in N.Y.. I highly recommend this place: good food, reasonable prices, excellent service, friendly staff, and a good range of beers and lagers. Beware the burgers, however, as they are enormous (or at least that's how they seemed to us!) but that's not really much to complain about!

Thank WillofWythall
Waldorf, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Brendans twice while staying in NYC at The Gregory. The dining room is lovely with the original stained glass from 1903. The food was very good; my husband enjoyed the leg of lamb and I had a delicious ribeye. Don't miss dessert..

Thank cvlock
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Noisy bar but lovely restaurant in the back. Very pleasant waitress, excellent meal for value. Very impressed.

Thank baflih
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a regular visitor to New York it is disappointing to write a poor review. The food is fine but some of the waitressing staff need educating on how to deal with a customer enquiry regarding tipping. We are more than aware that tipping is a necessity however we feel it should not be specifically put on the reciept and... More 

Thank Alexandra P
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate twice at Brendans during my stay at the Gregory. The first occasion was after I checked into the hotel and wanted a cold beer (or 3) and something light to eat. The second time I ate a burger. I loved the historical nature and atmosphere of the bar, as well as the service. For the solo travellers amusement... More 

1 Thank Christopher B
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great little find, the staff were really helpful and attentive. The menu had several different dishes- at reasonable prices- and our food was delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank Emily C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to go here one night for drinks as was unsure whether we wanted to eat. Despite the place being quite empty except for the bar area which was full we were told in a surely manner that we could not sit anywhere other than the bar - the one which was full - so we left. 2 days later... More 

1 Thank 663Teresa
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an average meal in this place, that looks really nice from the outside. My caesar salad with scrimps was kinda small and not very good, where my sons fish and chips was very impressive. The waiter must have had a bad night, as she had to have the order repeated multiple times. We ordered nothing extraordinary.

Thank Heo3480

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 W 35th St, New York City, NY 10001-2222
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-564-5405

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