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$12 - $20
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Irish, American, Bar, Pub
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Midtown
0.3 miles from Empire State Building
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Reviewed April 16, 2022 via mobile

Great bar for a relaxing glass of chardonnay with 1st class oysters for just 1 dollar each. Great value for money and recommend it.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022

Didn't look much from the outside but warm and welcoming, inside with a very attentive barman, who was very polite and competent. Good range of menu choices.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 20, 2021 via mobile

Booked on line, very close to our hotel Great welcome by the team. We took advantage of happy hour , nice drinks and great value for NYC Food was good, large portions. Just what we need Friendly atmosphere Would recommend

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 4, 2021 via mobile

We first went here for drinks and had such a warm welcome we decided to go back for lunch and found it so welcoming and very reasonably priced for the quality of food. It is always busy and has a really fun atmosphere. Definitely give...it a try it’s a little gem of a place. Staff are all so friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2021 via mobile

We wanted some pub style food and this was a good choice. They have burgers, wings, etc and even gluten free pasta. We enjoyed the French onion soup, fries and Mac and cheese. There was a private event going on in the bar area, so...it was busy and loud. We enjoyed this place very much.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

We discovered this wonderful bar on a short break to New York. Just around the corner from our hotel, it became our local stop off for a drink after a day’s sightseeing. Great bar, great choice of Sri is, bar snacks and meals - and...such welcoming staff!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

Such a cozy spot with great food! My daughter and I stumbled on this place while visiting NYC - we had a delicious lunch here with potato skins, French onion soup and flatbread - everything was really tasty, including the craft beers! Wait staff also...very friendly and holiday decor made it so welcoming! The one odd thing was the daytime soap on the tv!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

Was so lucky to walk past this beautiful bar and go in. Delicious food, beautifully decorated, attentive staff and lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2019 via mobile

The wind was whipping, and it was so chilly when we ducked into John Doe and realized we had a hit! The atmosphere was welcoming and the service was great! Then the food arrived and it was literally the best lunch we had in the...city during our visit. The turkey club sandwich was actual CARVED turkey, not deli meat! The salad was fresh and the soup and buffalo sandwich was the best we’ve had in a while. Thank you John Doe for a great experience!!!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2019

Just returned from NYC - found this bar/ eating place day before we were due to leave - gutted - fantastic friendly staff = we were made to feel really welcome - good luck with everything - will be recommending to our colleagues who visit...the city wish e were there now missing you xxxxxMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

Ordered the taco Tuesday the were amazing but the whole experience was let down by the rude staff. They were not friendly at all. Would of gone back if they service was friendlier.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

The food was good, service was not. Stopped in around 6pm on a Saturday, and the server was just so unpleasant we almost left before receiving our food and drinks. She was not friendly in the least, and made us feel like we were inconveniencing...her just by being there. We ordered a kid's meal for our daughter, and decided we'd just share an order of potato skins instead of having a full meal each. Watching her, it appeared that it was not just us she resented, as she pasted the fake smile on for a second or two to greet incoming people, but right away that smile would switch to rolling eyes. Really, not what one would expect of someone who is relying on tips. Maybe she was having a bad day? The food was really good though, but I can't give a better review because I expect better quality service.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019 via mobile

This is a great stop for a bite or drink if you're strolling 5th Ave to shop or sightsee. Long bar and wooden tables. Menu has daily specials, like taco Tuesday. I had a delish John Doe burger on a brioche with truffle fries. A...bit noisy for conversation, but friendly. Separate drink menu. Across the street from Marble Collegiate Church.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

After a lot of walking we came across this bar. Great happy hour prices (11-8), glass of wine for $6, couldn’t quite believe we were on 5th Avenue. Staff very friendly and good atmosphere. We didn’t have food but it looked lovely.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

We loved our experience at John Doe! We got the Brunch deal which was $35 for 2 people. This included an entree for each person and an hour and a half of unlimited mimosa’s, bloody mary’s, and 2 types of beer. Incredible deal in NY!...Our entrees were delicious and the drinks were cold:). Our server was Emma and she was so delightful! We will definitely visit John Doe again on our next trip to NY! We would HIGHLY recommend this establishment. Thanks John Doe!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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John Doe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4