508 Restaurant & Bar
Nice experience overallWe 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.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMComfortable and DeliciousThe space was very chic, but comfortable and the food was delicious. My friends enjoyed the beers.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood gemFeels like a high end pop-up restaurant. Shorter menu but a little bit of everything. We had tune tartar, crabcake, cheese and meat plate and oysters! Delicious oysters. $1 each if you seat at the bar! Can't beat that. For dessert we had a lemon merengue and it was nothing shirt of divine. Staff was very attentif and cordial, all in all we had a wonderful evening and left very happy.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentExcellent meal was had by all of our group . Especially enjoyed the beer selection . Would certainly return and recommend .5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mealWe had a celebratory lunch and ate across the menu - seafood items and then salads with protein. It was worrh the walk across the tunnel traffic5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty alternative to TriBeCaWent for the first time. Lots of tasty looking items on the menu. We had the rock shrimp tacos, duck empanadas, a pasta dish an the macrobiotic salad. Something for everyone and food was solid. Beer is delicious. We will return soon.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWas very impressed with theWas very impressed with the menu and the quality of the food. The Pat LaFrieda short rib meat burger was incredible. My friend had the beer crafted on premise and was very impressed. Excellent gastro pub food and the service was great. Highly recommend.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant. EnjoyedGreat Restaurant. Enjoyed everything with a large group. Pastas and beer were outstanding.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great especiallyFood was great especially the truffle pizza and parpadell and lobster pasta but slightly over priced. Lovely experience all the way around.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFound this place while inFound this place while in NY and needed a quick bite. Service was excellent and so was the food. Great for a night out and drinks.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThere's a lot of variety andThere's a lot of variety and a lot of shareability with the plates -- I think of it as modern American "tapas". The food is very good to great, and though the options cover the gamut, it never feels like they're reaching to unnecessarily expand the menu.
We've been here a few occasions, the last time with a group of 8 and they are always accommodating. Service is exceptional.
They brew their own beers ( and they're very good ) so that's a bonus for the beer connoisseurs in the group.
I only wish that this place was actually closer to home and not so nestled on the West side. I feel I might be a regular here.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMUsed private room for a birthdayUsed private room for a birthday dinner for 12 people. We had a fantastic time in a great space.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall Plates A JoyLove the mood of the restaurant. Smartly lit, candles adorn the space. The saddest part for me about this place is the giant tv going non-stop above the bar. To make matters worse, the mirrors multiply it throughout the space so that you just can't help but have your eyes land on it. Completely distracting from your party. What makes it the more frustrating is that no one is watching it!
In lieu of entrees, my party shared a bunch of appetizers. All excellent: Tuna tartar, fish tacos, mezze platter, oysters. The brussel sprouts were bland and underdone, however. Great signature beers and cocktails.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a kept secret. IfThis is a kept secret. If you hate good food and beer, then stay away.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA Perfect Downtown NYC RestaurantOne of our fave spots in all of downtown, a cool vibe, welcoming staff...in many ways a perfect NYC restaurant. 4 of us had a great evening. Huge fans of the beers that they brew here. Shared several small dishes: sliders, tasty & perfectly spicy...pork tacos, delicious, and a very cheesy flatbread with a great crust. Main dishes: we tried pasta with lamb...al dente. Never had an overcooked pasta here. Shortrib burger really delicious & juicy. Our friends had the roasted chicken and tuna entrees which they were very happy with. Always recommended.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI am a regular at 508I am a regular at 508, and dinner was as delicious as always. We had the fresh bufala ricotta and honey, the roasted duck empanadas and the shawarma pizza to start. All of the small plates are so good, that we find it hard to pick just a few! For entrees we had the multi-grain macrobiotic salad with salmon and the wild boar lasagna. We didn't have room for dessert, but the churros are always a good option. The bartender McClain made us fabulous cocktails and the service was excellent. The vibe was lively and fun, perfect for a Saturday night!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBeer and Food were great.The food was fantastic, and we were given a tour of the brewery with the Brewer. Great time, we will be back! Beers are quality.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM