Cock and Bull
Cock and Bull

Cock and Bull

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cockandbullnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2128191900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch/Dinner: Daily: 11:0am - 4:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: English, Gastro Pub, British
  • Executive Chef: Mario Arnero
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Ave & 6th Ave
  • Parking: No
A word from Cock and Bull
Inspired by the finest Traditional British Taverns and Ale Houses of yore, at Cock & Bull we aspire to a simple maxim – EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY – all to your heart’s content! Our menu is influenced by the finest Gastropubs of Great Britain. Using the best local ingredients Chef Mario Arnero creates his interpretation of classic British dishes such as Scotch Eggs, Fish & Chips and Beef Wellington as well as signature dishes using the freshest seasonal produce. Our bar program has 10 beers on tap, 2 British style Real Cask Ales, a robust wine list, an extensive selection of wines by the glass and fun British themed cocktails. We will open our doors in June 2012.
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Cock and Bull reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (9)neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (5)vibrant bar scene (4)fit for foodies (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great for lunch or quick meet-up
    Sheasmom
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I eat here pretty regularly for lunch during the week. Midtown is crawling with irish pubs, but this one is a little different. More upscale in decor and ambiance (although not price) Food is dependably good and timely served and the waitstaff are all friendly and competent. This time I needed a quick place to meet up with friends who were passing through NYC on a trip. Dinner late Sunday afternoon was pretty much the same as weekday lunch. Not too noisy, good food, good service. Everyone really enjoyed it. And the beer snobs in our group were raving about the choices.
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was the one of the only restaurants open Sunday late evening so we decided to give it a try. We do not regret stepping in. The steak was great! Big portions. Mac & Cheese was good too.
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    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great find!
    Terithecook
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I've been walking past this restaurant and finally stopped in for lunch. So glad I did! Delicious food and service. Liked it so much a few of us are going back after work this week!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    JoannelizVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Once again I took someone here for a quick business lunch and it did not disappoint. My company ordered the fish and chips and thought it was excellent. He also thought it was a generous portion! My favorite , the salmon sandwich, was excellent too!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in theater district
    nycdiner66VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Found this restaurant by accident and will return often. Good was terrific. Salad tasted like it had just been picked. I ordered the salmon sandwich without the bread and it was the perfect meal of salmon, salad tomatoes and avocado. We sat upstairs and could have a conversation without shouting and plenty of time to get to the theater Try the meatloaf as well. A home run around
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FUN!
    Juicey
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I went here last week and had a great time with my colleagues and the food was good, a truly nice Irish resturant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always love this place
    JoannelizVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    but the bar was very crowded and loud so dining was not as fabulous as always. However, if you want a fun , sports bar with good food after work, here is a great place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 82 reviews are from the Cock and Bull reviews archive.
  • Great pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    They have a great beer selection, prompt friendly service. The fish and chips were excellent
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place, nothing fancy,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Good place, nothing fancy, limited menus for dinner, better for Bruch on weekend
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is such a find!
    JoannelizVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I almost don't want to tell the world about how wonderful this is and then I will never get a reservation! The food is just solid ,excellent food with a British twist. I know , they aren't known for great food but this place changes that myth! I took someone here for business and he had the Cockaleeke soup which was filled with huge pieces of chicken, carrots, etc. Obviously home made and delicious. He then ordered the Chicken Pot pie which he said was one of the best he has ever had! It has a kind of Puff pastry on top and topped off with Stilton cheese. I had my favorite, the Grilled Salmon sandwich. Loaded with avoacado, pesto and on a whole grain grilled bread that is fresh and delicious. !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time and Low Cost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Had a great simple dinner with good drinks for fair prices and a fun british atmosphere.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Fish and Chips
    MosesVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had the fish and chips with the mushy peas and I really was very tastey.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than Good!
    JoannelizVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    This place is a real find... a gastro bar near midtown! The food is very, very good and very reasonable! The service is very helpful and delightful! It is a great place to go pre theater or just to have a good lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, middling pub food
    chakronVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Went for the fish and chips with mushy peas. Fish was overcooked, chips / french fries were underwhelming, and mushy peas were tasteless. The cask beer of the day was almost literally at room temp (the waiter did point out in advance that it would be, so fair warning) rather than at cellar temperature (as it should be). Service was prompt and good. Yes, I'm familiar with english pub fare, having growwn up there
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  • great place!
    JoannelizVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Much better food than most NYC gastro bars and very reasonable prices... and it is not far from Broadway!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu and Beer Selection
    JMucha
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Surprising menu with a great range to situ different tastes in a group. Try the Cask Ale!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and quick
    foodiehub
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We were 45 minutes late for our reservation, called ahead and our table was held for us. Upon arrival we were asked if we had additional plans and we informed host we had 7pm theater tix. He assured us he would inform our server and we were taken care of immediately, Fish and chips and chicken pot pie were ordered and delivered to our table steaming hot within 10 minutes of ordering. Best chicken pot pie I've ever tasted! Great, friendly, happy atmosphere and employees made it feel that way. Highly recommend for a casual dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Pubevening for patient guests
    SweetRascal
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    British Style Pub. Steak, Burger and Chips are good. The waitress was friendly. But we had to wait a little bit for food, beer, beverages and drinks. Recommendable is "Father Angus", a speciality of the house. I ordered a "Scottish egg", but I didn't get it. Anyway, nice dinner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I were pressed
    Reviewer
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    My husband and I were pressed for time as he had to work in the evening. We told the hostess and server and we were accommodated with time to spare. Great and cheerful service not to mention to the pies! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a terrific find!
    JoannelizVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    This restaurant looks like one of the many NYC pubs but the food is really excellent and not "bar" food. They have sandwichs that are delicious and immaginative. They also have salads that are plentiful. The soup is very homemade and a must try. They serve tea with a teapot AND A TEACUP!! The prices are fair. this is a must try place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit salty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    I had fish and chips and it was excellent. Unfortunately, my fellow dinners had a ver salty beef pie. The wait staff recognized the pies were not being eaten and we advised they were way too salty, they remove them from the check and affected us a replacement. They staff was attentive and if the other items on the menu are as good as the fish and chips, it is worth a retry,
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  • Flavor full Dishes!
    Selbeclan
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    I was very impressed with the flavor of the dish that I ordered here. The ambiance and decor was beautiful but the flavor of the food served here was over the top! SO yummy! It was the best food we had all weekend. Bangers and Mash is now one of my favorite dishes!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Work Lunch
    HazelVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Small space but good ambiance. Good selection and variety of menu items.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Place
    DougRVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    More of a pub than fine dining, but the food was very tasty, the dining room area, a long flight of stairs above the bar, was very pleasant & the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Lunch
    youngpenVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Had a lovely holiday lunch. Friendly staff, good food, considerate of our time (off to a show). Upstairs dinning cozy and quiet. On my list to go again.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy spot in midtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Tried this place on a whim after walking by many times- while the English are not known for their food, the food here is very tasty and well-presented, at reasonable prices. Went with a party of 4- had an appetizer to share, 4 entrees, 4 alcoholic beverages for about $120. Our server, Allison, was great at the start, and it being later in the evening, perhaps her shift ended- we never saw her again- but we were left for a bit too long without someone coming over to the table. Overall good experience but would have rated it better had our service been more consistent.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some great food...balcony dining
    allessio77
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Like the English staples served up by this pub. High quality, good portions, great beers. We had an early dinner so we had a chance to talk before the crowd got going, which was great. Had the Roasted Bone Marrow for an app.....do die for and rare on any menu. Fish and Chips and Bangers and Mash were excellent.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I needed to have a place where
    conversationalistVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    I needed to have a place where I could have a meeting, talk, eat, and hear. The two floor plan works here - there is the bar scene and there is upstairs dining, which is a lot less noisy. I really found the beers excellent (and they had good Bavarian beers on tap) and the food was good solid pub food (the British can excel at pot pies and fish and chips). The wait staff were assiduous without nagging, so that we could focus on our conversation. It was selected to be utilitarian, and was much more without being unreasonably priced.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal menu, drinks & service!!
    CasualDiner
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I had lunch and dinner at C & B a bunch of times and never been disappointed. The food is excellent and there's a lot of British beers available. Some of the top favorites are the fish & chips sliders, the burger, the mac and cheese is to die for, and the pot pie is delicious. The service is always super friendly and genuinely caring. Great spot if you need to grab a nice lunch/dinner in the separate dinning area up top or hang out at the bar if you want a more lively scene. Definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable Pub
    Mikey
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Good gastropub food, excellent British beer & ale selection. Big plus, they have cask ales, served the British way. Nice treat. Bacon and Pate' Sandwich was a perfect accompaniment.
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    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HIT THE SPOT
    Banksty
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I am a Brit visiting NY for a couple of weeks and I stumbled upon this Gem of a Pub. Great Service (Very Friendly), wonderful pub food and cool beer list. I had the cask ale. It was a local one, I don't know what it was called but it was hand pumped and room temperature just like home, very tasty. I am glad that I stopped in here and I'll definitely be back again before I go home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enthusiastic!
    Skald
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The menu was authentic English pub with a few variations. And it was good. We had a reservation which was honored on time by a very attentive and pleasant hostess. The knowledgeable wait staff was excellent with just the right sense of humor. It was noisy, but one expects such a place to be noisy filled with people drinking beer (good selection) and having a good time on a Friday evening (when we visited). We would not recommend it for children.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I came here for my birthday
    hudsonlm
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    I came here for my birthday with 5 friends. They easily accommodated us upstairs and we received immediate and exceptional service. The atmosphere was pretty quiet as it was a weekday evening, but definitely a good vibe. I got the bangers and mash, buffalo wings and Pimms, which were excellent. I also took bites of the cheeseburger and the mac and cheese, also great. I will definitely be back to get some more of those wings and try some other dishes.
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  • Separate dining and bar areas
    MardiVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    The fact that they have a bar area downstairs and a dining area upstairs is brilliant. It makes the dining experience more pleasant, and the meal was fairly private. Very friendly server. Food was pretty good, my family was loving the chicken pot pie. I'd go back!
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • Overall we had a very enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Overall we had a very enjoyable evening. Food and service were incredible. Very knowledgable & attentive wait staff. We were there on a Friday night during happy hour. Got a little noisy. Was a little disappointed in the beer list. Since it was an English Pub, was expecting different varieties than was offered.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fast service, great pub food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    The bar is crowded with the after work crowd, but the dining room was only about half full at 6pm. The beer list was good and they had some fun British-themed drinks and some English classics. Everyone in our party of five was extremely happy with our entrees, which ranged from a pasta dish to fish and chips. The bacon-wrapped meatloaf got many compliments, and my English grandfather loved his fish and chips. The kitchen was extremely fast. Overall, it was a great meal with lots of authentic British choices at a really decent price for NYC. Entrees were in the $15-20 range. There were also enough vegetarian options to satisfy the 2 vegetarians in the group.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    British pubs are not typically "fit for foodies." These guys stand out, however. Their smoked trout dish, served cold and mixed with rice and its sauce was a delightful brunch item. Moscow mules in copper mugs! It's a perfect stop over between grand central and times sq, on the way to a broadway show, foe example.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great British Pub
    RickVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    If your in the mood for a taste of London Pub food it is definitely worth checking this place out. The good news is that you will also find US beef burgers and not the usual horrible burgers you would find in London. But of course you are probably looking for some fish and chips.
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    great for lunch
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  • Group Lunch in Midtown
    MidtownWorkingGirl2013VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    This place was perfect and the staff was wonderful. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a British pub. If you
    Tsgoldilocks
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    It's a British pub. If you like English beer, food and sport on telly, then you're in for a treat!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.