Brinkley's Station
Brinkley's Station

Brinkley's Station

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brinkleysstation.com/
  • Phone: 6469227220x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 4pm - 2am
    Friday - Sunday 11am - 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Keith Harry
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our catering menu features some of our top sellers, all using market-fresh, and locally sourced ingredients. For drinks, our signature cocktail list, Premium open bar, or the best of NY State’s beer and wine selection, are all available. Choose from our pre-set catering packages or let our chef work with you to create the perfect menu to suit your occasion.
  • Private Party Facilities: It’s no secret that Brinkley’s throws a great party. Whether it’s lunch, brunch, dinner, or something in between, let us host your next event. With different configurations for large groups, small seated meals, cocktails with passed canapés, social shindigs or corporate fetes, our experienced event team will make sure that your party is a success!

    Please contact us to request more information or feel free to download our event information brochure.
  • Private Party Contact: Matthew Wallwork 212-966-6032x
  • Special Events: For all special events inquiries, email Brinkley's Station at privateparties@brinkleysstation.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lexington Ave.
  • Public Transit: Subways (N,Q,R,4,5,6) to 59th St. F Train to Lexington and 63rd St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking garage on E 60th St. between Lexington and 3rd. Avenue
A word from Brinkley's Station
Brinkley's Station in Midtown is where the locals gather to catch up over great food and drinks. The fresh and delicious locally-sourced menu along with its lively atmosphere make Brinkley's a must-visit destination. The menu includes pub classics like 3-Cheese Mac and Cheese and the best Grass-fed burger around. House specialties like the Artisinal Pigs in a Blanket, Lobster Club Sandwich, custom drink menu and New York State cheese menu keep the regulars coming back for more.
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Brinkley's Station reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating2.4
  • Food2.6
    Service2.8
  • Ambiance2.5
    Noise LevelModerate
33% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)fit for foodies (1)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • restaurant was closed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    met a client for lunch and the restaurant was closed.
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  • Meh...
    tgirl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Kind of pricey for the quality of food. I wouldn't go back necessarily. There are other restaurants in the area that are just as good for what I paid. Service was good. It was fairly empty for a mid day Saturday. We were asked to leave as soon as we paid the bill because of a reservation. Worked out well for us we went over to the nearby Starbucks and had nice coffee for half the price.
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  • Happy and Sad
    saintmaeVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Brinkley's Station was a great place to meet a friend and have a brunchy type meals with great Bloody Mary's. We enjoyed our food and the servers were outstanding. But the bad news is that they will be closing on September 14th. Their Soho location will still stay open. This is too bad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Good drinks and pub food selection
    Vaulter1
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Consistently good food and drinks keeps me coming back here. My only disappointment is that their menu has been cut considerably from the version online so selection isn't that varied. Terrible idea to remove the duck-fat fries from the menu, they were delicious. Overall a good place for casual food and drink albeit a bit noisy but it is a bar/restaurant so that's the atmosphere. Also, don't come here if you're looking to watch a big game- there are no TVs- which is a refreshing surprise these days.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walk on by...
    KOPVisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Dishes served with cold eggs, missing sides, and an attitude. Wen you first arrive they'll put a bottle I water on the table, but it's a tease unless you plan to chug from the bottle. The place was slow, yet not properly prepared for anyone more. Obviously our experience was not what I expect. We did notice the waitress gave the manager an update on out situation, then the manager stepped up to the bar to eat her meal.
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  • Just ok
    tribaby
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food was not good and the price for it was unnecessarily high. We went for brunch and the place felt like it was still hung over from the night before. The menu looked so good, but the execution was very disappointing.
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  • Suzieq
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Took a while to order, had to requested knive and forks but had no apology. Requested mustard on the side but it didnt come and had to re=-request it. 1 server was fantastic, didnt catch her name but the other 2 were distracted and moved very slowly. I ordered a mimosa, it came in a flute half full with fake OJ and sparkling wine that must have been opened a while. They charged USD13 for it!! WAY overpriced for what it was/.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating2.6
    • Food2.8
    • Ambiance2.8
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 173 reviews are from the Brinkley's Station reviews archive.
  • Great find
    GlickyVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Local pub like dining next door to bloomies Great salads Unusual eggplant chickpea burger delicious Waffle fries are great Nice selection of local brews Will Definitely go back for casual dining
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    ChococatNewYork
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Chose this restaurant at the recommendation of a colleague as out of town friends were visiting and we wanted to find somewhere local to where we were staying. Everyone felt that the food was excellent, well priced, and the restaurant had a warm, inviting atmosphere. A thoroughly enjoyable evening out with friends. Will definitely return.
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    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I thought this was the worst
    Mike
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I thought this was the worst brunch i have encountered in my 8 years now in NYC. Service was beyond terrible and the food was equal to that of Denny's.
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  • Not good
    Wrenickus
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Weak service, a poor menu and the food not much better. I hate crushing places like this but this place was an over priced disaster. Even the fries are bad. Do not get the paprika home fries because you might as well do the cinnamon challenge. Just all bad. A $15 cheeseburger could at least be cooked to order. I won't go back.
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  • Great Atmosphere.
    Tiffany
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Brinkley's Station has the decor set up to feel like you are in a London's Victoria Station. We loved the ambiance, as well the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local beers on Tap
    Larbo
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Brinkley's Station has a dozen local beers on tap. Choose between an IPA or Stout made in the region. Pair with the Duck Fries. Yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    SJR1VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Glad to have Brinkley's near where I live with it's casual, non pretentious vibe (it's also convenient to several trains). Gets a good crowd with none of the obnoxious, childish types that have ruined some of the places nearby on 2nd Ave. Excellent selection of NY beers and a simple, yet interesting menu. The building used to be a bank or something and while it gives it some charm, it also makes it very loud when the place is busy. It can get pricey but you should expect that given the area. Overall, food and service are good and I've never experienced any of the bad things I've read in other reviews. Part of it might be expectations. This is a bar, not a 5 star restaurant and Brinkley's is a nice bar.
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    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre, Overpriced Food
    doc32
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Came here for brunch with friends. Considering the prices, I was expecting a bit more than what this place had to offer. They charge $17 for a burger. I ordered it medium rare and it came out practically burnt. One of the worst I've ever had. The fries tasted old and dry. I tried some of my friend's breakfast potatoes and they were also dry and insipid. The beer was $9 and up for no apparent reason. The place's decor and ambience leave much to be desired. Come here for an overpriced, mediocre experience.
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  • Busy bar
    2ChainzVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Energetic crowd. Second visit and both times I have had a burger. Burger tastes good but the bun falls apart very easily and makes for a sloppy dinner, Great sweet-potato fries.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • Cute place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Very conviently located and cute little place...not a huge selection but just enough!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Neighborhood Restaurant
    PJPJVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    This is a casual place. It feels like a pub inside. Had a martini that was not as cold as it should be. Sent it back to shake again. Staff was nice about it. Waiter was friendly throughout. For food, started with hummus which at first seemed a little off, but grew on me. It came with pita and vegetables which was good. Then had a chicken sandwich which was also good. Was considering this someplace to go back to every so often until I saw the bill. They charged $17 for my martini. Really? That's excessive. Go here for a casual meal with decent food. Just don't order a martini! Not sure how they price the rest of the drinks.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a fun change from
    CphnycVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    This was a fun change from what you normally find in the Bloomies area. It is a pub scene that has great options including vegetarian fare that is not bland. We were a mixture of kids and foodie Adults-everyone was content. Perfect for a rainy shopping day.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • Good food mediocre service
    SyguyVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Went there for brunch on a Sunday. The food was good but nothing spectacular. Service wasn't great. They were quick and responsive, but they didn't seem like they wanted to be there.
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  • Convenient and loud
    Littlelizziekins
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    This restaurant is a reasonable choice for snacks and dinner with friends. It is rather loud, and the drinks are mediocre.
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  • Go To Place
    UpperEastSiderVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Brinkley's Station is my go-to place. I can take friends and clients alike and be sure that I will ALWAYS get great food and service. As a vegan with many friends who are not, Brinkley's keeps everyone happy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Nothing "bad"
    Kathryn
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    The food was fine, not great (very plain). The coffee was ok, not good (not hot). The waitress was acceptable. We were having a great time and after about an hour they asked us to move/leave so another, bigger party could sit. Poor planning on their part since there were plenty of places to put us or them. We felt rushed and had to leave.
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    good for groups, great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    RoseV
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    I just moved into the area and have been missing my downtown brunch spots... So glad I stumbled into here last Sunday. They have so many cool Bloody Mary flavors and they come in pint glasses! My boyfriend and I got the Messy Breakfast Sandwich and Huevos Rancheros then split a French Toast for dessert! Servers are super friendly and not stuck up like most other restaurants you find on upper east side. Chill and fun. Definitely a return visit kind of place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Good but Noisy
    TravelGuy
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    More of a bar than anything. Food casual like burger and fries but pretty good.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo to Brinkley's for lunch
    DouganandaVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Fine, Bloomingdale's adjacent new Anerican restaurant. Casual environment with high ceilings and oversized stylish Palladian window. Great salads and simple sandwiches. Fresh ingredients nicely composed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOO NOISY!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    My companion and I had to scream to hear each other.... and we still had trouble! This is not a place to go to have a conversation. Few tables and too many people! It must be the acoustics!! Prices of salads were too high!! Cheese board was too small. I will not be returning!
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  • Good bar food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Came here for a weeknight dinner with a friend. They ran out of my favorite beer which is silly for a bar, but the waitress was nice and the burgers were delicious. Big bar scene.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a cute place to dine!
    nahcho
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    It was a cute place to dine! Need to get the drink in the mason jar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the brunch we were hoping for
    Ontherun
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    On a trip to New York I wanted to take my 14 year old to a great brunch spot and booked Brinkley's based on recommendations by Eater - we arrived at 11.30 and there were only 2 other people there both having drinks not food, brunch was OK nothing great and expensive for what it was - basically a breakfast sandwich (bacon, egg, spinach, tomato in a muffin) plus 2 oranges juices (which were delicious) for $50. I guess we may have arrived too early (although other places we passed were busy) but it certainly wasn't the lively brunch experience we were hoping for ....
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  • Very good brunch
    Skyron
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    We had brunch here with 5 people. The food is very good, though the selection may be a little smaller than other brunches in town. The egg and spinach sandwich on English muffin and the vanilla Frech Toast were standouts. The chickpea/eggplant burger was also very good. They have a sriracha Bloody Mary that is the best Bloody Mary we've ever had (we had it virgin). We'd have liked to see breakfast meats on the menu (including non-pork choices). The only meat is prosciutto. Some sides, like hot cereals, grits, hash browns, would also be nice. Ambiance is pub-like, with some interesting pictures on the walls. Music is fabulous--old Motown, soul and beach music, but set too loud for completely comfortable conversation. Service was atten
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  • Great Brunch
    Jenn
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Great brunch- went with a party of 6 girls, and we were all pleasantly surprised and unanimously agreed that we would come back for brunch again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointed
    Frenhsk8VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We had been to Desmond's, the previous restaurant at this address. We were very disappointed to find that Brinkley's Station was now more of a bar than a restaurant. This was not obvious when we checked their online menu. It was too loud for us and the very young hostesses were more interested in themselves than in the patrons. The wait staff was good, as was the food. I don't think we will return.
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  • eggs were overcooked, waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    eggs were overcooked, waiter dropped a plate, had to ask for water, cocktails were bland
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  • This spot was ok, not too
    ibunny10VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    This spot was ok, not too impressed with the brunch menu selection, but the food what I ordered was healthy and good. The service was friendly, but a little lax. I don't know if I'd go back with all the other options there are . . .
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  • Good brunch in a casual setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    We enjoyed meeting friends there for a casual brunch. The food was good, the service was very good and the Bloody Marys were excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • very accomodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Went out of their way to accomodate me and my guest list.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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  • Midtown Gem
    UpperEastSiderVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    This restaurant continues to be a great addition to the neighborhood. Vegan options seems to be dwindling but what's there is still great.
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    great for lunch
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  • I think this restaurant gets
    Judes
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    I think this restaurant gets a lot of business by virtue of its location. The food was okay, the beer prices were insane. $8.75 for a Gennesee Cream Ale? Yow. Our service was pleasant and efficient, our food merely meh. Not bad, but nothing to write home (or a review) about.
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  • This review is for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    This review is for brunch only. This is a solid brunch spot in an otherwise sort of bland area for restaurants. We came at 11am on a Saturday so it was very empty and quiet while they were just opening. Aside from the emptiness I liked the decor and then ambiance here. The food was pretty good, nothing to write home about but again, a good choice above most other options around here. I had the smoked salmon and scallion scramble and it was a little bland but no complaints. My friends had the "messy breakfast sandwich" which they really liked.
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    great for brunch
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