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Brendan's Bar & Grill

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Neighborhood:
Midtown
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
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42 W 35th St, New York City, NY 10001-2222
212-564-5405
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner here during a recent visit to New York. The food was very good and reasonably priced for New York but the service was slow and indifferent. Drinks were pricey.

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Thank Phil H
Geneva, Switzerland
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262 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't like the location but Brendan's food is freshly prepared and promptly served. Staff are well trained and we were very happy with breakfasts and evening drinks.

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Thank Elaine M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Metro hotel, just across the street and as we had walked our feet off, as you do, taking in the sights and sounds of Manhattan we didn't want to go far for good food and this place was ideal, really good choices and at good rates for NYC, friendly staff.

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Thank Ross M
Derby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Brendan's on our last night, just over the road from where we were staying at the Metro and to be honest looks like just a busy bar from the outside so we kept walking past it. A big mistake ! Great value, well prepared food in a wonderful art deco area behind the bar Give it a go you'll... More 

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Thank Steve Y
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We held an evening meeting there over dinner and it worked out fine, with the staff being very helpful. The dinner specials were great.

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Thank Biztraveler11
United Kingdom
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was across the road from our Hotel and looked welcoming, The food was reasonably priced for NY and tasted fantastic. The sword fish and scallops we ated were beautifully cooked and would not hesitate to return

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Thank BellaPeterborough
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient location to our hotel for a drink and quick dinner. Service lacking had to find someone to take our order. Drinks okay. Chicken tenders tough and tasteless. Open window to the street allowed cigarette smoke from the frequent smokers to waft inside.

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Thank Carolannprince
Napa, California
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a comfortable place with fine food. Easy. My DH likes to eat there after making wine sales calls - no fancy food, just food and beer.

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Thank NapaCasual
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Other reviews on here have made the point about the waiting staff not being very nice and they are correct. One in particular was very miserable and rude. It really seemed too much trouble to serve us. We ordered a couple of cocktails which were really not very nice either. It's a shame because the food was quite nice and... More 

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Thank Russell P
Salzburg, Austria
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a quick dinner here after an exhausting day. Good food, service was great. The restaurant has a good location between 5th & 6th av.

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Thank ChrBr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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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