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Brendan's Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, 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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Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved it. Attached to our hotel The Gregory. After arriving late flying in Australia, had dinner. Steak was so good,cooked as asked. Wine list New with great variety. Staff very helpful. Had dinner adain few night later again food cooked perfectly,wine again great. Throughly recommended

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Navarre, Florida
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115 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in on a Saturday evening to watch the Cubs playoff game. Sat at the bar and Byrce did a great job taking care of us. Not intrusive but perfectly attentive. I liked the vibe inside, although we felt a bit under-dressed, as we had been walking the city all day. We ended up getting a few bites to share... More 

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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sisters & I went for lunch and had a very enjoyable time. The restaurant has nice ambiance with high ceiling and stained glass windows The tables are nicely spaced.

Thank 83cathleenm
Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Chicken pesto sandwich very good! Staff friendly and attentive. Beer cold and coffee hot! Would go back again!

Thank Paula A
Garden City, New York
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second time at Brendan's. I met a long lost boyfriend for first date here a year or so ago. Fast forward to today and we've been dating ever since. We came back here to celebrate his birthday. Both times were excellent. On the recent occasion I ordered from the luncheon special, Farfalle with seafood. Hmmm good! They... More 

Thank Mary C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal great service great position and lovely staff and then a "compulsory" service charge of 17.5%...a bit steep.

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Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the George Hotel, so we had breakfast here for convenience. A fairly standard range of breakfast items was offered. Oddly, most stuff comes with fries...at breakfast. The coffee was quite good as was the juice. The service is quite good. If you don't like stools, there are tables and chairs at the back of the bar.... More 

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Wyandotte, Michigan
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I had eaten at Brendan's! Had surprised my daughter-in-law a trip to NYC she wanted a "lighter" meal and not all the meat, I had suggested coming here due to the amazing meal my husband and I had here in May..... Needless to say she was so impressed with not only her meal "soft shell... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at a nearby hotel and wanted a quick bite to eat after going to a Broadway show. Granted it was a Sunday evening and 10:00pm, but the staff here obviously wanted to be somewhere else. We were told that the main ding area was closed, but the bar had food and drink service ("service" being the key... More 

Thank Mark H
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Brendan's last year when in New York so e thought we would go again as we had really enjoyed our meal However we had read some not so complimentary reviews prior to our visit and were a little apprehensive. We had nothing to worry about, we encountered nothing but professional service, quick, polite and efficient. The meal was excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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