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American Whiskey
American Whiskey

American Whiskey Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://americanwhiskeynyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 967-1070
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "First time visitor. Was very impressed by the atmosphere, deep cocktail list, and great beer selection. Food was way better than expected. The short rib sandwich was by far the best I've ever had. Jon the beverage man was great! Recommend it!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We loved the rustic atmosphere ,actually smells woodsy! Our waitress seated us in the front window, giving us a great view of all the street happenings. We all had different appetizers and entrees and enjoyed them all. Wine was great! Service was excellent,very attentive and timely knowing we had a show to catch. A quick one block walk to MSG made it a perfect before or after show favorite.We would all return."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "went there after work for some dinner and a drink. according to my boyfriend, the burger was amazing. my braised short rib sandwich was so, so good. though, if you're not into jalapenos then be careful! this sandwich has a kick to it. Our waitress was really sweet, asked us if we had any questions and was patient. last, they're known for their whiskey but their cocktails are 5 stars worthy as well."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Went with a group of 8-mixed locals and out-of-towners. Literally there was something for everyone, especially when it came to the bar. Craft beers, boutique bourbons, whiskies and ryes and most suprising was that they found some great wines by the glass (normally one of the 3 categories falls down, but they nailed each one). The tater tots were ridiculously good. Those, a slider (healthy sized, by the way) and a salad was more than enough. But the boozy milkshakes!! Not to be missed. Service was very good; timely and knew their stuff. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Although menu is very limited the food was good. We were in a hurry to catch a concert but the service was friendly, helpful with food selection and fast. We were very satisfied overall!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Made a 7pm reservation before Billy Joel concert. We were seated right away which was a good start. Staff was clearly overwhelmed due to the obvious onslaught of concert goers like us so service was slow and I had to jam down my short rib sandwhich so we could get into the concert by 8:15. Sandwhich was good not great. Wife's double apps of fried schrimp and BLT sliders very good. Overall good pre MSG event place."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Stopped here for a few beers with a friend. The menu is geared towards appetizer-sized plates but they do have some entrees. Food quality was very good though. I had the shrimp & oyster po' boy. The beer selection and whiskey list makes it worth it to keep coming back."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I dined here w/3 friends on May 29th, right before the Ranger game. We were sat in the back even though we had reservations and it was loud in there. Not a lot of air movement either. Our waitress was pleasant and we ordered our food. The portions we received were ridiculously small for anything other than a French restaurant. The lamb chop lollipop appetizer could have not satisfied a kitten. there were 3 extremely miniscule lamb chops. The short rib sandwich wasn't bad...but the skirt steak came out pre-cut and only had 4 pieces! 4 Pieces for $26? Are you kidding me? And the tator tots were just plain bad. I asked for ketchup and it looked and tasted as if it had not been refrigerated for a while....again, are you kidding me? "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Wait staff were all pleasant. Food was average and a bit over priced. Overall, it's no better, or worse then the average Pub in Mahattan. I would definitely revisit. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Service was slow, barely competent, and ambivalent. They didn't have the speciality bourbon we ordered added a substitution and charged us for both. We didn't notice that they had double charged us until we had left. Disappointing and dishonest."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Fun, good drinks, good food, friendly service. Nice atmosphere and attentive waiters and manager. Enjoyed eating and drinking here . We were 4 adults."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The wait staff were delightful. The food was decent and the whiskey list long but predictable. My only problem was with the bus boys clearing the table as we chewed our last mouthful. They should back off a little. If they're grabbing your plate before you manage to put your knife and fork down, it's just rude."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Wings are fab, sliders amazing, cocktail list very inventive. Its great!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I go to Madison Square Garden a lot and I'm always looking for new dinner options. American whiskey is very close-one block away- and has a really nice feel to it. 140 or so whiskys was the original draw for the bourbon lover in me, but we have a good experience overall. The dining menu is somewhat limited, and definitely not up to par with some of the other restaurants in the area, but still has something for everyone. Not the kind of place you go for a big steak dinner with wine etc., much more suited for a chicken sandwich or burger along with a bourbon to start and some beer with dinner. I plan to be back."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Been here quite a few times now and have always enjoyed myself. Great for Happy Hour, MSG pre-gaming, and NFL Sunday Fundays. Not the cheapest sports bar by any stretch of the imagination, but not overpriced at all. While this is certainly a "bar-bar", the food here really is significantly above average. My favorites are the braised short-rib sandwich and the duck slider, but the wings are also quite good. I've even taken my parents here twice (as it's so close to Penn Station). As the name suggests, they have a ridiculous whiskey selection, and their bottled beer list is above average. Look, there are slim pickins in this hood. Everyone knows that. But American Whiskey has quickly become my go-to spot in an otherwise bland area of NYC."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I've been here several times. Nice whiskey selection. Food is mediocre. Wings are covered in hot sauce and topped with cheese crumbles. Did not care for the cheese crumbles. When I order something called "Braised Short Rib Sandwich," I am expecting a hot sandwich. The meat was cold-room temperature and the bun was a bit wet. But ,the flavor was good. The burger slider is a lot of bun with a patty that is shaped more like a meatball than a patty. Their food gets the job done, but could be much better. Their biggest problem is how loud it is in there. It's very difficult to have conversations in there. Service is very attentive."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Met a friend here for a quick lunch before hopping on a train - and wished we could have stayed longer. Great brunch options on a Friday afternoon, and good drink / beer selection. I got the French Canadian Egg Sandwich - an English muffing with a runny fried egg, applewood smoked bacon and... get this... a huge SLAB of foie gras. It was pretty damn amazing. To find food that isn't just microwaved to order in the vacinity of Penn is, truly, a feat. Was surprised it wasn't more busy... but it is currently hiding under a construction scaffold. Anyways, will now be my pre-Penn stop whenever I have some time to kill."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food wasn't fantastic but it wasn't bad either. The whiskey flights are fun and the bar menu is too. Overall pretty good. Not outstanding but acceptable and fun."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I loved this place. It was big and airy. Didn't feel squeezed and it was very close to MSG."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Went here before a Rangers game! Table was ready when we got there! The bar area was rocking! Great wait staff!! One person in our party had a shell fish allergy and the waitress went out of her way to inform him about possible menu items that are cooked on the same grill as some shell fish! A+++*"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "It was a last minute decision to eat here but very glad we did. Our waitress was great, drinks and food were awesome and they have happy hour till 8pm."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The restaurant was very crowed Yale vs Harvard Hockey game at MSG. Lots of energy but the food didn't live up to what I was hoping for. It was OK."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great whiskey list other than that everything else was overprice the food was not that good and the staff was horrible had to ask for the obvious like ketchup and had to wait for a while to get it"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We ate hear before heading to the Meadowlands for the Super Bowl. The food was quite good but I'm afraid this was overshadowed by the very bad service. We waited a while for drinks and then the waitress came back and took our drink order again and drinks still took unexplainably long. This gave us plenty of time to peruse the lunch menus, and when we could finally place an order for wings the server let us know they didn't serve wings until 3pm (on Super Bowl Sunday?) and we had the wrong menus (lunch instead of brunch). Almost anything we asked for (extra napkins, ketchup, etc) required asking twice. Maybe the waitress was number of tables? If so, I would expect a bar near Penn Station to be amply staffed on Super Bowl Sunday."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Cool place! Great for a drink and appetizer before or after a show."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Great Service, Great Food, Excellent Bourbon And Whiskey Selection. early Dinner Reservations AreRecommended"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Location great for pregame (MSG) bite to eat. Vibrant bar scene, but very limited food menu. Specialty drinks were fair and they were unable to make a apple martini. Whiskey was high-priced and less than a generous pour."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We arrived at the restaurant early to find we had a "community" table where we would sit with other parties. It was the only table of its type we saw in the restaurant. The menu is light, appetizers, salads and sandwiches. The food was great and service was very good. We'll definitely go back, if we can sit alone."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Such a great place, the normal portions are huge, so luckily they have sliders which are actually normal size burgers! The cocktail list is so imaginative. Such fun."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed it so much we went twice! The wings are really good, so is the bone marrow toast. The beers are varied and the cocktails really imaginative. Recommend."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Their whiskey drink Strike Me Dead was amazing and surprisingly smooth and slightly sweet! Had the blackened catfish and it was absolutely delicious! Order the tater tots and the fried crab claws. Super yummy!! My friend ordered the braised short rib sandwich and she said it was amazing. We actually craved the food we had here so we went back. Unfortunately, the only thing that stayed consistent were the tater tots. We ordered the same things as the last time and the quality and flavors were nothing like the first time. I will go back again and hopefully they go back to the way they were like the last time."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "If you are looking for unique IPA beers with a limited menu, then American Whiskey is the place. Not flexible at all with food requests. For example, how can you serve Caeser Salad but not allow customers to add a piece of grilled chicken? Come on!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "It was definitely a dining experience as opposed to eating but at times it tended to go a little bit slower than I would have preferred. Still delicious and not so slow that it would turn me away though."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Walked from Radio City after show expecting a nicer type of restaurant but was surprised to see it was a bar. Great sports bar. Lots of TVs but wasn't there for that reason. Great beer list and scotch/whiskey but not great choice of food or snacks."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The bartenders are too slow.. Paid no attention to us at the bar, never refilled water, had to scream for them for at least 5 mins to get a second drink..Miscounted my change, naturally in their favor... not impressed"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Food was differetemt, tasty, perfect. Had lamb lollipops that were perfectle prepared. The tater tots fried in duck fat. The shrimp and ouster po boy was sppt on. The whiskey list is long and filled with flavor."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Met up with some friends on a Saturday night here (made reservations, which I recommend). Place is set up like a lodge/ sports bar, but nothing too overbearing. They obviously are all about whiskey, and they are serious when it comes to cocktails. Don't start with a beer. The cocktails are where it's at, and they are prepared expertly. The food was quite good as well. Highly recommend the tots (in duck fat!) and the po-boy. Overall a great place, and I will certainly return"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Enjoyed American Whiskey. Basic bar menu but the steak was really good!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "The bar itself was very noisy when we first arrived which put us off a bit. But once we were seated our waitress was really friendly and helpful and made the visit really pleasurable. We ordered the steak which was cooked to perfection. Overall a good experience."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I was looking for a bar near MSG for a quick bite before the Knick game and found American Whiskey on Yelp. It's a sports bar (lots of big TVs), but with a higher end feel - nice cocktails, slightly fancier food (e.g. duck fat fried tater tots, various fancy sliders). The food, service, and drinks were all good, but you can tell it is still a pretty new bar. The poor server kept bringing food to the wrong table, and the waitress was a bit slow, but these are service kinks that are fairly easy to work out. Overall, good experience. Would highly recommend it if you're looking for a good bar near MSG, where there are not a lot of great choices."
    Dined on 12/1/2013