Ashton's Alley
Ashton's Alley

Ashton's Alley

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ashtonsalleysportsbar.com/
  • Phone: (212) 688-8625
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am;
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11.00 - 4.00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Hank Bianco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: $24.95 Brunch every Saturday & Sunday. Unlimited Screwdrivers, Mimosas & Bloody Mary's. 80 inch TVs showing all live sporting events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 50th street & Lexington Avenue
A word from Ashton's Alley
Ashtons Alley Atmosphere is an invitation to enjoy great food dishes and drinks in our relaxing dining room or on our large outdoor patio, in the heart of Manhattan on 50Th street just off 3rd avenue. Our outside area is ideal for subtle people watching while soaking up the sun.
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Ashton's Alley reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.1
  • Food3
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (6)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (4)neighborhood gem (3)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great group dinner
    Katelynn
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    All of my guests thought the service and food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All the Games
    Badger
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There were so many tvs with all the sports I wanted to watch for the day. The bottomless 2 hour mimosas were good, if a bit weak if you personally asked me. Our server was amazing and really kept our glasses full though and the food came out quickly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never again
    Btrfly424VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We made reservations via Open Table for 11:15am and showed up on time only for the hostess to tell us they don't open until 11:30am. They was no hospitality. It took 30 minutes for someone to ask if we would like water and another 30 minutes to order a coffee. The service extremely poor...and food was very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor Dining
    GLLE
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great for brunch/lunch. Good burgers, eggs etc. really nice outdoor space.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but raw pizza
    pastaloverVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Order a pizza for my son and it came out twice completely raw. My son eats anything that resembles pizza and he wouldn't even touch it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good lunch spot
    crbaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Have dined here many times with friends and colleagues -- service always good and salads are terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food2.9
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 78 reviews are from the Ashton's Alley reviews archive.
  • Sports bar with good food
    WallStreetLawyerVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    A cut above standard pub grub. Lots of big screen TV's to watch games. Great place to take a date who likes sports, but doesn't love sports bars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't trust your reservation
    bigmamanycVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I reserved a table for the world cup two weeks ago. On the day of the event, I called and confirmed. However, when my friends arrived (30 minutes early!) the table was offered to someone else! Imagine trying to find a table for 8 people! The host simply said "oh Pat didn't tell me you called." Who the hell is Pat, I asked. She said the manager. No one came by to apologize and didn't even think to provide a legit answer as to why they gave up the table. Food was awful (eggs benedict was overcooked). Don't go unless you're sitting at the bar to watch a game. Bartender was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    StephanieVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    It's a very nice lunch spot that has indoor and outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    ZodsterDRC
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We took a coworker out for a goodbye lunch and decided on Ashton's. We loved the food and quick service. It has become a favorite lunch spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Refused at the door
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I made my reservation on Sunday night and received confirmation. I arrived at Ashton's 5 minutes before my scheduled seating and the hostess AND Manager both refused to seat me. I even showed them my open table confirmation (which was still active in the system). They claimed that they cancelled their open table service and I should not have been able to make one. They then told me that because the world cup game was on, they would not be able to accomodate me. They were extrememly rude and offered no help or other options for seating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pace for brunch!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my wife, and mother along with my kids here for a mother's day brunch and everything was great. The food is plentiful, and extremely good. The service was great and they made us feel that they cared. Great place for an outdoor brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Brunch
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed sitting outside on the patio. The flatbread selections were very tastey. Note- NYC Blue Laws prohibit liquor from being served prior to 12 noon on Sundays.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food - Bad Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Picked this restaurant off Opentable reviews and for proximity to our hotel. The food was very good. The server was horrible. He had no interest in serving us, he spent most of his time looking at his cell phone. There were only about four tables with diners and two servers so it wasn't busy. The music could have been turned down a bit.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sports bar
    colaresdines
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Good sports bar, with plenty of energy, but that means noisy. No problem with the food, but not a foodie place. Go there with friends to enjoy the sports on TV and have tapas with the beer or wine.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient midtown but....
    Parttimefoodista
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Booked on ot last minute. Food was serviceable sportsbar pub type food. Service more surly and rushed than needed to be for a less than packed midtown lunch situation. Plates cleared and check presented in a way that clearly implied that we should keep it moving. And it wasn't like we were lingering for hours. Next time I need a joint in the vicinity will go elsewhere
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went Back the 2nd Day
    brenbran01
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    My customer suggested the restaurant on location alone and it turned out to be a good reason. Close to our meetings and excellent food I had the short ribs on my first visit and then took another customer back the next day. He also chosse the daily special pork chops and was very satsified...i would recomend to anyone on a busy lunch schedule looking for really good food at a good price.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Sports Bar that works!
    tomnowVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Simple menu and good bar food. It is great for the area. Salmon was a little bit dry but would recommend the warm crab dip--excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low key, upscale sports bar
    WallStreetLawyerVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    With really good food. It's a great place to watch whatever games are on, and have a nice dinner. It wasn't so loud that we couldn't talk to each other (which is a good thing).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is terrible. Don't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Service is terrible. Don't waste your lunch hour there!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    Great lunch spot when you want something nice and good and don't have more than an hour or so. In addition, also works well for a relaxing dinner place. Service is good and the staff is friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Yumm
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    My friends and I had a great brunch here. They were flexible with our reservation, had great food, and were generous with the unlimited drinks. I would def go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were 4 of us for dinner.
    AmkijuVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    There were 4 of us for dinner. Although the grilled vegetable appetizer was fabulous, everything else was just fair. Very noisey, as expected since it's a sports bar. We won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • How is this place not more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    How is this place not more crowded for brunch?! It's fantastic.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We decided to have Brunch
    EguedryVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    We decided to have Brunch here and were very pleased with the service, food and the atmosphere. Great brunch selections and very affordable for all.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't go for the drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    The food is decent, a step above diner food maybe. The drinks were very bad though. I've had better orange juice on an airplane.
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  • Thier brunch deal is by far
    luger
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    Thier brunch deal is by far the best deal in the area. $25 for a brtunch item plus all you can drink for 2 hours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had no idea where to go
    mbvaldesVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    We had no idea where to go on a very late Saturday night as we were in NYC for a few days and had missed our prior reservation at another restaurant. Ashton's Alley was near our hotel so we decided to go and after 11 pm they had Karaoke. It was great fun with many talented ppl. A very unexpected surprise. The food wasn't spectacular, but it was edible.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good is always good here and
    LAmos
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    Good is always good here and a good value/price for the neighborhood. Nice sports bar setting with fast service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good! But the drinks
    ConmanVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Food was good! But the drinks were okay. I tried to order and old fashioned and they were out of bitters. Had to settle for a manhattan . My guests order sodas and mixed drinks but the soda was flat and tasted terrible. A 12 dollar rum and come with flat soda is a bit over the top. But the food was good hoping it was just and off bar night .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good if you are looking for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Good if you are looking for an expensive sport bar. Not recommended for a romantic dinner,
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to catch a game
    Tilgh4VIP
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    Great place to catch a game on TV - food is very good as is the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Service was fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Good food. Service was fast and friendly. Would definitely recommend Ashton's Alley.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    DaniMarie
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    We have been here many times but this time was slightly disappointing. My husband and I went for our anniversary and the restaurant was super crowded, the tables were on top of each other and we were squished into a corner where there was hardly any room to get into my seat. The calamari was amazing as it usually is but my husbands steak was a bit fatty and my penne with shrimp was just "okay". I am by no means a snobby person, we are down to earth fun people. But the noise in the restaurant on Saturday night was ridiculous. With 2 different football games on in the dining room and the bar, people were screaming the entire time and made our night less than romantic to say the least. I found it to be more of a sports bar than a restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easy brunch with my parents
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    Easy brunch with my parents who were staying at a nearby hotel. Food was good and the portions were large. It has a sports bar atmosphere, but lacks any unique character. The menu has standard fare with no real stand-out items or style. Good food and good service, but nothing unique or particularly memorable compared to some of the more quaint spots that you'll find throughout the city.
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  • There was no air conditioning
    Ranger14
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    There was no air conditioning on, it was hot and humid outside and inside. Very uncomfortable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A had a business lunch. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    A had a business lunch. They are very accommodating and were able to get me a quiet table in the back. The food was OK...lots of choices. My associates liked the place a lot.
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  • Good food, a bit more of a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2012
    Good food, a bit more of a sports bar that also serves food than I would have thought from the reviews.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    The food was excellent however my desert tea had an odd taste to it, almost as if it somehow had my salad dressing in it. The service was decent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went on a Sunday and it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    We went on a Sunday and it was Wonderfully Quiet. The food is Great. The service very friendly and the prices good. An Eastside neighborhood GEM.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate