Cask Bar & Kitchen
Cask Bar & Kitchen

Cask Bar & Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.casknyc.com/index.htm
  • Phone: 2123004924
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: http://www.casknyc.com/index.htm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 33rd Street Between 3rd & Lexington Avenue
  • Public Transit: 6 Train to 33rd & Park
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Rapid Park Garage. 33rd Street Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues.
A word from Cask Bar & Kitchen
CASK 100yr old reclaimed wood floor and an antique back bar sets the tone. Cask Bar & Kitchen harks back to a by-gone era. One of craftsmanship and authenticity. Of dimly lit encounters, great conversation & carefully created cocktails. We offer hand drawn cask conditioned beers, a wide variety of craft beers and an exceptional selection of wines. Well informed waist coated Barkeeps will guide the most discerning of taste buds. The Kitchen continues the simple rustic theme with its selection of cheeses, charcuterie and wide range of small plate fare. The Cellar Bar located downstairs can be reserved for private events and incorporates a full draft system. With the same attention to décor and detail as upstairs it is the perfect setting for any event. “Classic Vintage Bar” as described by one customer and frankly we couldn’t agree more. We hope you enjoy!
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Cask Bar & Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (16)neighborhood gem (12)vibrant bar scene (9)fit for foodies (8)romantic (5)great for brunch (4)special occasion (4)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • get together
    funtimes
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I met a friend I had not seen in 9 years, she was in from Ireland. WE loved the food and wine (thankfully it was happy hour so we did not pay an arm and a leg) It was a great place to catch up and we did a few small plates and loved it!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food/ poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was my first time dinning at Cask, it's a smaller cozy restaurant, a bit noisy. We ordered a few drinks during happy hour and our server suggested ordering a pitcher of the sangria (which was filled with ice and only served 1/2drinks) , when we got our bill the pitcher which there server suggested was DOUBLE the price of 6 drinks (we had only ordered 4 drinks initially). VERY disappointed, I brought this to the attention of the server who was clearly inexperienced and he looked at me cluelessly. I had to ask for the manager, who was very understanding and rectified the bill immediately. Overall the experience wasn't so bad, just one poor server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lovely, wood decor and good food
    BikeNEat
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    As a server, I wasn't too impressed by the server's greeting (i.e. do you know what you want?). However, the kale and raddicchio salad I ordered was delicious, and the space was large enough for five people. One of my friends did say she wasn't thrilled about her frittata. She said it reminded her of scrambled eggs. They do have a raspberry Bellini which is sublime--just wish it wasn't in a massive coupe glass...a little awkward to hold.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    restaurantfan
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Delicious restaurant with food for everyone no matter how picky. It was also really comfortable and nice, I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Find
    eatgoodfood
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    A friend recommended this restaurant and I couldn't have been more pleased. Went with a small group for dinner on an early Friday evening. The place has a great ambience and grew livelier as the night wore on. Cocktails were yummy and the beer list extensive. We ordered a smattering of appetizer dishes and entrees to share and everything was delectable. My favorites were the caramelized brussel sprouts and truffle mac n' cheese. The desserts were also to die for, especially the dougnuts and bread pudding. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Food was okay. I was really excited due to yelp reviews bit was disappointed. The short rib was dry. The paella was overly mushy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time
    Popdeva
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Service was great, waiter was patient with our large group and very knowledgeable. We are looking forward to returning
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool vibe, great food
    ArielleVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I really enjoyed this restaurant! The prices are reasonable and the portions are generous. The ambiance is pretty as well. It's a great spot for a party or meeting up with friends. They are also great at accommodating big groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The small plates were delicious! Great tap beers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little gastropub
    Scott
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I was incredibly impressed with the beer list and how good the cocktails looked. The food was good, but it wasn't amazing. A lot of things were too salty or too plain, but overall for a place in NYC, this was a great pairing of food/beer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem on the East Side
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    As usual, fantastic service & attentive staff. Combine this with great food...this is a favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Cask Bar & Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Always a favorite
    kvw2014
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    One of my favorite places in NYC. Typically come for dinner, but been recently enjoying brunch. Never fails to impress: fabulous food, great service and perfect place to get together with friends. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food and service!
    kkbecker
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    went here for the first time and was a good experience! had the scallops but everything on the menu looked tasty. great service and knowledgeable staff. good vibe
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Solid
    Mitch
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went for appetizers and beer. Both were solid. Wouldn't go out of my way, but would Def go again. Loved the horseradish pizza.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    We dined here after work with a a small group We had a great time and the food was wonderful. Though we just had the small plates, the entrees we saw looked wonderful. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    foodie312
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Went to Cask for the first time for my friend's birthday and we had a great time! The decor, the food and drinks we all very good! Its a good place for dates or dinner with friends. It can be a bit loud at times but full of energy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Lexilu4
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I heard of this restaurant and checked it out on yelp and saw it was good for groups as we were celebrating my birthday. Made a reservation and we ended up being a little late for our time slot (some unseen mishaps). The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Server even gave us some suggestions for other bars we could try out for a more dance vibe. Food and drinks were delicious! Definitely will be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good selections of wines!
    PuffMommyVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We, a group of 4 co-workers, hanged out on Friday night and the ambience and service were great! Also, they have a nice selection of wines at a reasonable price range. However, no food dish was impressive... I think I may go back for drinks and talks only, but I still liked it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cask Bar & Kitchen
    Nimis
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Loved the ambience! Really good coctails and long beer list. Mac n cheese was really tasty. Burgers were good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Experience
    LizzyV
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    I brought my family to the city for a Christmas vacation, this past weekend, and decided to make reservations at Cask. Our reservation was at 7:30, but because of traffic from New Jersey into the city and we were almost an hour late for our reservation. We kept in contact with the hostess and she was more than helpful by keeping the table for us, even though we were so late! We loved everything we ate and I was more than happy that I chose this restaurant to be the first place in New York City that my little sister ever dined in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Great atmosphere and friendly service! We had lots of appetizers and they were quite good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great birthday dinner
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Came here for a birthday dinner (made a reservation first) with 6 people. Ordered pretty much all the appetizers to share and everything was great. The drinks were great as well, everyone loved it and we ended up staying at the very comfortable table for probably about three hours, and when more people dropped by as the night when on to sit for drinks, the waiter didn't give us any problems and pulled up chairs to accommodate them. Highly recommend this restaurant and we all will be going back to try more of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yes and no
    AMA37VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    two of our meals were fantastic (the breakfast pizza) and two were less than good (hangover sandwich). The drinks were fantastic however so I would def go for drinks! Also, the service was ok but when one of us had to send back their hangover sandwich because the eggs were obviously overcooked the waiter wasn't thrilled... which was a turnoff...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great reunion dinner spot
    FormerNYCer
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Left NYC a year ago after a 5-year stint and was back in town for work. Wanted a place that'd be easy for friends to get to coming from all over city, plus good food and drink (of course). Cask has delicious food with many options to meet everyone's dietary preferences. Great ambiance - energetic but not so loud that we couldn't hear each other. We were seated right away even though a few in the group hadn't arrived yet (really appreciated that) and felt like they really let us sit and enjoy our meal and the company. I used to frequent Cask when I lived in Murray Hill and will definitely continue to return as a visitor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pity
    Elaine
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    We were a group of 9 here for a bday dinner. The service was below average. The famed truffles Mac and cheese did not have any truffle oil or truffle spray in it. I'm sure if it did, at least 1 our of the 9 of us would be able to taste it. However, the waitress argued that there is definitely a truffle element in the dish and she kept asking what we want to do about it. "It's supposed to taste subtle, do you want the chef to add more truffle spray?" She said. We were so speechless at their inability to accept the Chef's mindless mistake. The other mishap was that they forgot to put a candle on the dessert for the birthday boy. I asked them specifically beforehand, but who am I kidding. Don't expect great service here. Food was good enough.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Dinner
    Sandy
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We were visiting our daughter in NYC and had a very enjoyable dinner. Food was good, place was interesting, comfortable, and not too noisy so we could have a nice conversation. We would definitely go there again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Burger
    LoveSliders
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    The lamb burger with herbed goat cheese and that yogurt sauce was the best burger I've ever eaten. I would return in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and ambience!
    LuvTravelAndFood
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Went here with 3 other girlfriends for a girl's night out....and what a find! We had a bunch of tapas and drinks and awesome service! Great variety of selections on the menu to fit any type of foodie! Highly recommend for a night out with your significant other or a small group of friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value and great interior!
    Ryan
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    Really good value for brunch. Big omelette for $10. Definitely enjoyed it. Love the interior ambience, also.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Great Service
    Lina
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    The food was great and the portions of the appetizers are big! No one is rushing you so it is great group outing place. Happy hour also is an added bonus to this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Group Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Cask is a great place to bring a big group of people who are looking to have a good time. The food is good enough; The beer list is solid; The cocktails are well made; The ambiance and decor is fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great happy hour spot
    KellyTVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    Loved catching up with friends, great wine list too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a classy, great find
    BeccaVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    What a classy, great find in Murray Hill. We got small plates and big, as we were with a big group- next time I would like to try all of the small plates. Cocktails were not too strong, but great nonetheless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great selection of tapas!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Great selection of tapas! Everything we ordered was amazing and our server Kayla was the best ever!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't Wait to Tell All....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Ambiance; great food; great drink choices; great service! What a wonderful evening was had by all in our party!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic