Big Daddy's - Gramercy Park
Big Daddy's - Gramercy Park

Big Daddy's - Gramercy Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bigdaddysnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124771500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 12:00am Saturday - Sunday: 24 Hours Sunday close at 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Michael Siry
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 19th and 20th Streets
  • Public Transit: 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q & L trains to Union Square/14th Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Big Daddy's - Gramercy Park
It's always a party at Big Daddy's! Big tasty burgers, frosty shakes and totally awesome tater tots! We are a casual, fun, cool, hip, groovy, super delicious place to get a meal or a cocktail that is always sure to hit the spot. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night munchies! It's always cool and hip with Big Daddy's!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Big Daddy's - Gramercy Park reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (33)great for brunch (22)good for groups (22)great for lunch (18)late-night find (10)neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (5)hot spot (5)romantic (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    As a diner, Big Daddy's is very good. As a restaurant, it's a diner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome time
    foodie4life
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was great, the decor was great and, in general, I had an overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good place for kids
    Pamela
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a group of 8 adults and 3 young children and they were able to accommodate us in an upstairs area that we had all to ourselves. The food was good but unfortunately, they had issues in the kitchen that meant a long delay in receiving our food and a few in our group had to wait even longer. The waiter was apologetic and they did take a large amount off of our bill plus gave us Big Daddy coupons for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great birthday service
    archie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    It was our sons 10th birthday and he was treated like a star, lovely personal touches, great food, brilliant atmosphere, they made it a truly memorable birthday
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My friends and I were pleasantly surprised to have come across Big Daddy's for our Saturday brunch. Everyone was pleased with his or her meal selection. The food was slow in arriving since the kitchen was backed up but was worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Breakfast Spot
    bmerryman
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The waiter was very helpful and friendly and the menu is fun and has a ton of options. I ordered the Three Amigos Burrito and it was delicious. The prices are also very reasonable for the amount of food you receive. I took half my burrito home and enjoyed it the following morning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    MelP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The service here was great, our server was very friendly and polite. tater tots are very good definitely recommend w.cheese dip. The mozzarella sticks are good too. The burgers were very tasty, flavorful and cooked just the way we asked. highlights definitely had to be the cocktail milkshakes though. had the ralph macchiato which was perfect, not too strong and not weak. It was delicious. My boyfriend had the cookies and cream with vodka which was a little stronger but still great. only complaint was the onion rings, one bite and my mouth was filled with cold oil, you could see it right on the rings, they were doused in oil. Otherwise, the ambiance is good, very retro - kind of like a cooler and more adult johnny rockets.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free!
    Bobaki62VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Such a pleasure to find gluten free options while traveling (waffles, pancakes and burger buns). Was SO happy to enjoy a great burger, and all the staff were delightful. Oh, and a bacon milkshake-enough said.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place. Excellent service.
    amazing
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband enjoyed this spot for Father's Day. Kid friendly which is a plus. Fast service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    As a diner, Big Daddy's is very good. As a restaurant, it's a diner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    GoodTimes
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My girlfriends and I always come here every two months, to catch up. It's always a great time! I recommend this to anyone who wants to catch up while having some great(inexpensive) food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great for Kids Birthday party I had my daughters 14th Bday party with 8 of her friends and she loved it She had a blast and having that cocktail while waiting for them was key!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    As a diner, Big Daddy's is very good. As a restaurant, it's a diner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service new fav resturant
    Favspot
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've also posted a review on yelp.com, I took my mother to Big Daddy's for Mother's Day and the service staff and food is amazing! We've already gone back ! This is our new favorite weekend resturant highly recommend this place to everyone
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    As a diner, Big Daddy's is very good. As a restaurant, it's a diner
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KEENJVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Above average American diner food in an attractive, retro setting. They have interesting milkshakes and smoothies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mandy
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    It's a great spot for foodie and comfort foods! The staff has been nothing but nice to use when we visit there. My friend is hooked on this place. It was our first date in January and every chance we get, we go to get a bite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 248 reviews are from the Big Daddy's - Gramercy Park reviews archive.
  • Eat at Daddy's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This is one of my go-to spots when meeting friends for lunch. Designed as a 50's like cafe, the burgers are great and the service is kind and prompt.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Discovering the Waffles & Chicken!
    KimLnyc
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I have certain favorites at Big Daddy's ... the 'melt off the bone' ribs especially, and their great Mac & Cheese ... but tonight for the first time I tried the Waffles & Chicken! OMG This is a monster plate of food -- a huge waffle with 4 pieces of fried chicken -- sides of syrup and honey. YUM! Really enough for two people (I had to doggy bag a piece of the chicken!) Normally I don't eat deep fried food, but I have to say the chicken was deliciously juicy under the breaded crust. Definitely have a big appetite if you order this ... or a friend to share it with! Our waitress was wonderful and attentive. We were supposed to have a bigger group but the rain was torrential when we were scheduled to meet - we had fun anyway!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    A little disappointed when I placed my order for the Mr. French Toast with sausage only to be told they ran out of sausage at 2 pm in the afternoon.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but better diners in the city
    lmk66
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I made a reservation since we were 7 and was surprised to find that the 3 biggest tables that would have accommodated us were taken. As a result, we have to squeeze into a regular both with a chair at the end. Since it was too small, we had to split our party. This dampened the experience from the start. Also, the gumball machines were dirty.The food was ok. They only gave 1 piece of toast and a handful of sweet potato tots (which you pay more for) with my omelet. Not enough to fill up most people. Yet the hot dog platter for kids came with 2 hot dogs. Go figure. It is a cute place and very unique in ambiance, so again a fun after movie shake place. And, maybe a good quick lunch place. But, definitely better places in town for dinner.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place, cold eggs
    undercoverfoodie
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    The menu looked promising and the atmosphere was fun -- but the wait staff (though friendly) was so overwhelmed by the Monday morning crowd that we waited 30 minutes for cold, over cooked omelets. With so many other choices for places to eat in the neighborhood, I probably would not give this place another chance.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big Daddy was Big Disappointment
    CornellmamaVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Although the lighting and decor made location on Park Ave seem dark and unappealing, we tried to give it a shot because the food was reported to be good. The menu seemed impressive with lots of comfort food choices. However, the quality of the food was subpar--not even average. My grilled cheese came out cold, with cheese already hard. Since we waited so long (while others were served before us when arriving after us) I ate the sandwich. It was dry with no hint of buttery, salty goodness grilled cheeses are known for. If a restaurant cannot make a reasonably good grilled cheese, there is NO reason to go back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Made a reservation for 4 for a work colleagues birthday. We had such fun listening to the music and eating a classic lunch. Tuna sandwich, Grilled Cheese, and Veggie Sandwich were big and tasty. To top it off we had a birthday banana split with a nice rendition of Happy Birthday by some of the staff. Thanks Big Daddy's
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As a diner, Big Daddy's is
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    As a diner, Big Daddy's is very good. As a restaurant, it's a diner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joca
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Great place to have a brunch with friends or family. Decorated like a real dinner; Will certainly go back. Food took a bit too long to be served.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating and friendly
    SFNYVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    This is my go-to place for breakfast, brunch and easy lunches. The staff is so nice and always makes you feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AshleyC
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    GREAT place for brunch - their unlimited deal did not disappoint. In addition, the food was delicious and they have tons of options. Plus, they have tots - who doesn't love tots? Drawback: SUPER loud, especially in the upstairs area. If you are not prepared for a lot of unnecessarily loud talkers and children, you may want to try somewhere else - or just drink more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mac 'n Cheese Mondays
    taxichicknyc
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Our group goes to Big Daddy's once a month. We usually go on Tues - some have the 1/2 price ribs ... they are melt off the bone delicious! But this month we had to go on a Monday. Some of us there, managed to get in on Happy Hour 1/2 prices. Margaritas flowed freely ... and 1/2 price Mac 'n Cheese! A good time was had by all ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good solid food - limited
    DinerEatersVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Good solid food - limited menu - not a "full" New York diner. Really great to hang with friends on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Recommend if hangover food is what you are looking for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Park Avenue Low Brow
    jenivirgoVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Big Daddy's has a retro diner feel and the food is very similar to something you might find at Denny's. It's a great test case for the "this is why Americans are fat" sect. So, you may not want to eat here everyday, but if you want a place where you can have an indulgent brunch on the east side in an area that kids (and indulgent brunchers) may not be so welcome, and a place where you can make a reservation instead of waiting in line with a couple dozen twenty year olds, check out Big Daddy's. The decor is campy and the service is excellent. It'll be fun. Just don't count the calories.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great to eat here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    everytime i go, i have a great time eating here. the food is delicious. service is prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good great, service S-L-O-W
    WestSideGirl
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    If you are craving an amazing breakfast and have hours to spare Big Daddy's is the place to go. The food is very good (for diner food) but we waited over an hour for an egg sandwich and french toast.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As a diner, Big Daddy's is
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    As a diner, Big Daddy's is very good. As a restaurant, it's a diner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We waited almost 45 minutes for our food. During our wait, the waitress stopped by once to refill our coffee, but only filled one of our cups and bustled away without asking anyone else at the table if they wanted more. I like the food, but I would think twice before coming again for Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, a great place
    Chewie
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great food, a great place to bring the family for brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a diner but better
    Leah
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Me and my two friends came here over the weekend for brunch because it reminded us of a diner that everyone used to frequent back at college. It had a retro feel and the menu is extensive with tons of fun items. It isn't pricey at all by NYC standards; you get your money's worth. I ordered cookie dough pancakes for $13 and couldn't even finish them because they were so big and I hardly have a skimpy appetite. Bottom line: it's a fun place to go for good comfort food that won't break the bank.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a fun place to eat
    Bulldogsdad
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Big Daddy's is one of those places in NYC that you must visit once and once you do you will become a regular. It is just a fun place to grab a bite, great atmosphere and the decor will keep you smiling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I first found the place with my son and we had dinner. The salad was awesome, and he loved the shakes, so every so offend we go for dinner. But recently, I went there for a date with a new friend, and he loves it. I never had a shake and had one it was perfect. He loves the fact that he wanted pancakes in the evening and received it. We been dating now for over two months and plan to bring our sons to introduce them. I think this will be our to go to place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As a diner, Big Daddy's is
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    As a diner, Big Daddy's is very good. As a restaurant, it's a diner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate