508 Restaurant & Bar
508 Restaurant & Bar

508 Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.508nyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 219-2444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00PM;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am (or later)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Lynn Hill
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful Wine cellar seating up to 12 guests in privacy
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer 2122192444
  • Special Events: Let us host all of your private parties or special occasions in our GastroBrewery!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring Street
  • Public Transit: Spring Street C E - Canal Street 1 - Metro Bus 21 or 20
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking often available.
A word from 508 Restaurant & Bar
Now A GastroBrewery, 508 is a Casual, Chic SoHo Brewery and Wine Bar presenting a fresh look at small bites, Flatbread Pizzas, Seafood, Steaks, Handmade Pastas.
Extensive by-the-glass wine list and their own brewed-on-site, craft beers. Located at the corner of Greenwich and Spring Streets in historic West SoHo. Private dining in the Wine Cellar available.
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508 Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (5)great for lunch (2)romantic (2)good for groups (2)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Our Waiter Did His Best (sort of)
    simontnycVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Sat down for lunch on a Thursday at about 1:30 and didn't get served our meals for 45-55 minutes. No updates were offered to us until I started to squawk at about 30 minutes. Luckily, neither my fellow diner nor I were super hungry or pressed for time. Once we started pestering the waiter where our order was, it seemed he went out of his way to try to avoid us (not at all attentive.) Never asked us if he could offer up something to put on the table to carry us over (I mean, offer us some bread & butter for god's sake!) When the order came my sandwich (the lamb sandwich) was soggy on one side and toasty on the other. The cheese which should have been nicely melted had congealed. The fries were the only bright spot on my plate and I enjoyed them. The waiter did offer us free desert which we had no time for so we took to go. It took way to long for them to even deliver that to us. On the whole my fellow diner has been here before and thinks well enough of it to come back. I, on the other hand don't think the menu was that interesting and my experience was off putting enough that I will never return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • It was closed
    Explorer
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a reservation at 508. When we arrived for our Sunday reservation that we booked on Open Table. The restaurant was closed. There were a few workers I could see at the back of the restaurant but no one would acknowledge us. It was very disappointing. Either Open Table or 508, was at fault. Not sure.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a Reservation but was CLOSED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a confirmed reservation but when we arrived the restaurant was closed. No sign, no one bothered to call me. I won't return!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding staff
    worldtraveler
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was delicious, high quality, portions were European standard, good choice of wines and beer, price moderate, waiter from NZ super attentive and charming.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For the food lover
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took my family there. My 4 and 7 year old loved everything from the lobster shrimp pasta dish, truffle Mac n cheese to the tasty churros, brownie and bread pudding. Big plus.... The golden gorden for my husband and myself!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service with a smile
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    While the service was good our server's attire was a bit to much (actually not enough). Outfitted in very short shorts and a spaghetti strapped tank top it left very little to the imagination. While she was very attractive and looked good in her outfit it dis not suit the restaurant and actually distracted from the overall ambience. The food and service were very good, we wished we had come on a night when there was live music. Also excellent selection of their own brewed beer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 378 reviews are from the 508 Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • EXCELLENT NEW RESTAURANT
    LindsayS
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Every item we ate was delicious! I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quick lunch
    diana156VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    9 :00 reservations , we order 4 different small plates from menu & wine. They brought us a different bottle of wine than the one we ordered. Waitress, did not think we would notice , but we did. I asked and got a reply of "Oh we ran out of the other one " The food was not impressive, the place was empty except one other table of girls who were leaving and they closed the doors at 10 , they turned away a group of 4... that's early for NYC ):
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The duck nachos were superb!
    diverVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Perfect for sharing... great lunch! The salads were light and refreshing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great vibe
    Delicious
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Ok, so we were here on a very quiet Sunday night, but that didn't take away from the awesome ambience and even more amazing food. Good beer selection (husband and I love our craft brews) and chill atmosphere made for a great evening with friends. Food is a little on the pricey side, but not horrible for New York in general. Loved the neighborhood and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 10 for small plates & wine!
    DelishVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I took a group of 10. The small plates were very interesting and delicious! I would definitely go back again and take a group......without hesitation. I also never write reviews, so they got me. Flat bread pizza and duck nachos.....excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TriBeCa
    Ronnie212
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Really liked 508. Ambiance was very comfortable and great for dinner to catch up with the boys or a weekday dinner with the lady! Great lighting and so much detail put into the bar and overall space.. Thursday night Jazz was awesome and such a plus because we didn't know it was coming! Great variety to choose from and out server literally checking on us like every 4-5 minutes! Very attentive !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Friday night dinner
    Jonathan
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The menu items here are really good. Very creative and tasty. Tried the duck nachos, devil'd eggs & bulgogi sliders as apps. All were excellent! For an entree we shared the truffled mushroom pappardelle. Delicious. Just enough food not to be over stuffed! They also brew their own beer which was cool. We tried the blonde and the wheat beer, both were good. Our server was attentive and offered great suggestions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Jazz!
    DalSamm
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We had a amazing food and beer at this local joint. Listening to jazz was a bonus. 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden gem
    t182288VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This place is adorable; service is attentive, but never turning. Food comes out quickly and is nice. The selection has a lot of options. It is not really crowded around dinner time but picks up a bit around 10pm, Beers are great and the bartender is smart. I recommend the duck nachos as well as the truffle mushroom pasta.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great food with unique dishes… Service is always terrific
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a fabulous dinner with
    MSD1325
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner with our children. I had the slow cooked spare ribs. They were crispy on the outside, meat falling off the bone with a sweet tangy BBQ. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If this neighborhood had a name
    MaudiePi
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    ... this would be its gem. 508 (greenwich street) is perfect for those of us working in this not quite west village, not soho, not quite tribeca hood. Go. Surprised that even with a front staff of one, the service was great and the lobster bisque and salmon sealed the deal. Co-diners liked the brew selections and said to try the coffee and donut stout.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the food was great, attentive
    brady
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    the food was great, attentive staff, very enjoyable
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place for large groups
    DalSamm
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    We had a party of 14 and they accommodated us easily. I have been here several times and always have a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for lunch
    Booterfly
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    My friends and I were in town for an afternoon and wanted a really good lunch (we are foodies) near all the shopping in SOHO. We found this place by chance and it was amazing. Great food, delicious appetizers and awesome beer list. The waitress was helpful and friendly. We all really enjoyed the food and the wine/beer. I would definitely eat here again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Right in all the right places
    Christ
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The staff was great and the food was just right. They had a wonderful Pre-Fixe dinner for Christmas Eve that didnt hurt my wallet. Will deff be coming back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to go for a drink/eat
    biancoda
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Sadly I went alone on Christmas Eve, so there wasn't a lot of activity. But the place is great to go for eat or to have a drink with friends They have a good beer selection and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visited on the Friday of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Visited on the Friday of the Thanksgiving. We had reservations and they called to confirm them so I was a bit concerned when we arrived at 7:30 and were the only ones there - just a quiet night or were we missing something when we read the reviews? We tried a variety of items - duck nachos were excellent as were the brisket sliders. Others enjoyed the branzino and ribs. We would go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Brewpub
    DalSamm
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Beers and food were excellent. All members of my group were happy, and the menu had something for everyone. Some of the best beers I had all year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wierd Rules about Ordering
    DonesOutALOT
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    My guests and I were having a perfectly lovely time in this nearly empty restaurant, ordering rounds of drinks and appetizers and I thought everything was going great until the waiter suddenly decided he'd had enough and refused to take another order for appetizer without also ordering our entrees. Sorry but the place just wasn't that special (or crowded) to be schooling its patrons with snark on what to order and how quickly. There were empty tables when we arrived and empty tables when we left, and I know why.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dine at 508
    dine1012
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    food, beer and service were great. had a large group 8+. they put us in the wine cellar. problem was getting to the wine cellar you had to walk through the kitchen, down treacherous stairs, into the basement where it is very warm and slightly cramped; cramped to the extent that at least 4 bottles were broken because guests and servers could not manage the space well. strangest place i have ever had to eat. if it weren't for the group i was with, i don't think i would have been very happy. our server Lauren was great though. she was extremely attentive and made being in the basement not so bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SoHo/TriBeCa bistro
    SologuyJLVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Nothing pretentious here, but interesting brewery menu, with a little something for everyone on the food side too. Service was great for our small group - will definitely return. Sits in lower west corner of SoHo just above Canal so easy walk from TriBeCa.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Sinistar
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Overall, a memorable night out with good food, service and atmosphere. Slider and tartar starters were fantastic. We had a large group with diverse tastes and all were very satisfied. Jazz band and open air to street side were perfect touches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find!
    WeezieVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    We just ordered appetizers and really enjoyed all of them. The octopus and the sliders were excellent. I didn't try the tongue, but my friends said it was delicious. They definitely had a very unique menu. We will definitely go back to try the entrees. Also, our waiter was very attentive which alway helps.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the feeling of this place
    DalSamm
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    This place is far west, but worth the trip, my wife and I enjoyed everything. Do not miss the beer or the ricotta bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu, Fantastic meal!
    MargieRVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    We were hoping the food would live up to how great it sounded on the menu and it did. Cute little place, good size bar and tables not too close together. They also have a big high table towards the back for a larger party. Service was a little slow to start but that may have been because the waitstaff figured we were waiting for our third to join us which we were. Cocktails were good but they are best known for their beers which were very interesting! OK, the food... we had the lobster sliders, the Double Diablo w/ the fried oyster, the edamame pesto crostini to start and all were excellent, especially the first two. For dinner, we shared the roasted duck tagliatelle,the bulgogi sliders and duck tacos. All awesome! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu, great food
    MCrip
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    There were a lot of great dinner options and everything we ordered was great! Good cocktails too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    Everything that was brought to our table was fantastic (including the fried oyster appetizer, beef sliders, and especially the scallop ceviche which was one of the best ceviches I've ever had). My favorite dish was the Roasted Duck with pine nuts, spinach, brussel sprouts, pancetta and olive oil tossed in spinach and egg fettuccini (as quoted from the menu...tasted as good as it sounds!). Our waitress (Monika I think?) was great and gave us good recommendations. I also had a really good strawberry/honey beer that is brewed there. We were sitting at the hightop table in the back near the kitchen. The curtain to the kitchen was kept open and it was good to see that they had a very nice clean kitchen with nothing to hide.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time at 508
    PharaohNYC
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Great place. I recommend it. Oyster happy hour is nice. Great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brought some friends that
    DalSamm
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    Brought some friends that are beer snobs, and it passed the test. The waitstaff was friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time wont be our last
    Winendine
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    We had a great birthday dinner with 6 friends at 508. The vibe was cool, fun and the food was absolutely fantastic. My husband got their beer sampler and loved all the homebrews as well. Waitstaff is attractive and attentive. We made a reservation for this weekend to go back because there are so many items on the menu that you just have to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise level
    Dwb9VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Nice restaurant, but too noisy. We could barely hear each other across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice experience overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We went for an early pre-theater dinner. Bruschetta appetizer and beet salad were very good. We each had homemade pastas that were excellent and nicely sized, not overdone. The warm brownie dessert was just so-so, but the cappuccino was delicious. Would probably have dessert elsewhere but otherwise food ingredients were well-chosen and matched together nicely. They feature their own house-brewed beer which is a unique touch -- the wines by the glass were fine but limited, clearly a focus on their beers. Our server was knowledgeable and since it was early the restaurant was fairly quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable and Delicious
    DalSamm
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    The space was very chic, but comfortable and the food was delicious. My friends enjoyed the beers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic