American Whiskey
American Whiskey

American Whiskey

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://americanwhiskeynyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129671070x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday-Tuesday Noon-Midnight
    Wednesday-Saturday Noon- 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Roger Jacobsen, Jr.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th and 8th Avenues
  • Public Transit: 1,2,3, A,C,E - 34th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
American Whiskey reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (19)good for groups (16)neighborhood gem (11)hot spot (8)fit for foodies (8)late-night find (6)great for lunch (5)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (2)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Great Place
    HughLP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    From the friendly welcome of the hostess to the service from Kate, great experience. This was my first time here and will definitely tell friends and be back. Duck and Sweet bread sliders, awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Whiskey & Fries
    ElsasolseatsVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Surprisingly tasty food and service in this tavern located in an unpromising neighborhood. Booze is the big bait but everything fried is scrumptious— especially the homemade tater tots, the french fries and the seafood— and everything green is crisp and fresh. Young staff are extremely pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great food and drinks make American Whiskey the perfect spot to meet friends after work. Plus, the location is very convenient to Penn Station and MSG. We had a bit of trouble with the service--first being seated more than 20 minutes after our reservation time and then having a waitress that we had to flag down any time we needed anything. But the food and drink might be enough to overlook these service problems.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Burger I've Ever Had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great find. I loved the atmosphere and the staff was very friendly and upbeat. This was seriously the best burger I've ever eaten. Unique beers and drinks. I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    FineDining
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We were visiting. Had a wonderful meal with family at this location. Menu was great, food portions were just right. All of us enjoyed our individual entrees.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    NewPlacesVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The service was fantastic, the food was also really great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Notable and knowledgeable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We stopped by for lunch before a show and wanted to try some new bourbons. Rob and Dwayne were amazing! They spent so much time with us, asking what we like and what we don't like and giving us great suggestions for new options to try. I can't wait to come back and bring my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find near MSG
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to eat close to MSG
    funiteout
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kind of has it all..
    CheesePlease11217
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jess
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good- service fast
    Foodie35
    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!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Psting
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer & whiskey joint...
    PerlVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small Portions
    Bland
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 43 reviews are from the American Whiskey reviews archive.
  • Coach51
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place before going to MSG
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Fun, good drinks, good food, friendly service. Nice atmosphere and attentive waiters and manager. Enjoyed eating and drinking here . We were 4 adults.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good before a show at the Garden
    devilMvycare
    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.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    RachelVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Wings are fab, sliders amazing, cocktail list very inventive. Its great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice newcomer to MSG Neighborhood
    Red1VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a good stand-by
    travellerVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stellar bar-food, great for games
    BrianScottK
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find for Penn Station
    ShaeVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place, food acceptable
    Natali
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I loved this place. It was
    DMR624
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great before a Rangers Game!!
    Sofainc
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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+++*
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love It
    Kayouch
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uneventful
    Ghost
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, sad service
    Duddub
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    Nicks575
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Cool place! Great for a drink and appetizer before or after a show.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • whiskey lovers paradise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Great Service, Great Food, Excellent Bourbon And Whiskey Selection. early Dinner Reservations AreRecommended
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location great for pregame
    JohnyLouise
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great vibe, good food
    RachelVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab food, cocktails, beer and atmos
    RachelVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was OK
    Nancy
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Limited Establishment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    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!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nyc event
    PattiP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was definitely a dining
    jamesbond33
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bar tenders
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic