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Garage Restaurant and Cafe
Garage Restaurant and Cafe
  • Address:
    99 7th Avenue South
    New York, NY 10014
    Greenwich Village
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Garage Restaurant and Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.garagejazz.com/
  • Phone: (212) 645-0600
  • Hours of Operation: Kitchen: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Thursday: 4:00pm - 2:30am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 3:00am Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 4:00pm Bar: Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 3:00am Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00am Live Jazz: Monday & Tuesday: 17 piece Big Band Jazz, 2 seatings 7:30pm & 9:30pm Then from 11:30pm - 2:30am Live Jazz Weds & Thursday: Live Jazz from 6:00pm - 2:30am Friday: Live Jazz from 6:30pm - 3:00am Saturday: Live Jazz Brunch from 12:00pm - 4:00pm Then Live Jazz from 6:30 - 3:00am Sunday: Live Jazz Brunch from 12:00pm - 4:00pm Then Live Jazz from 6:00 - 2:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Gregg Berk
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Garage Restaurant & Café (“The Best Spot To Park In The Village”) creates excellent events for groups of 10-250 people. Whether it’s a sit-down dinner with Jazz or a large buffet-style dinner with dancing, we can plan the perfect event for you.
  • Private Party Contact: David Shenk (212) 645-0600
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz seven nights a week; Sat and Sun jazz brunch; Late night music till 3:00am; 17 piece big band on Monday and Tuesday nights - two seatings for dinner on Monday and Tuesday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Christopher St
  • Public Transit: Take the # 1 train to Christopher street and we are on the corner of Christopher and 7th or take the A,B,C,D,E,F to west 4th street and walk two blocks
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking on the street.
A word from Garage Restaurant and Cafe
What used to be a garage in the 20's is now a casual American restaurant famous for its live Jazz & late night meals. Out-of-towners & locals alike dive into the a la carte dinners & Prix Fixe Brunches while watching the show. In the summer, the outdoor cafe is an airy spot for micro-brewed beers, raw bar selections & a wide range of fresh seafood & grilled steaks. In the winter, tables around the stone fireplace warm crowds.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "we went for Sunday brunch. It was a great disappointment and not worth the trip from uptown. In addition to a long wait, my French toast was burned and very skimpy - I got only 3 small half slices on a plate and that's it. My husband ordered eggs benedict. The eggs were over cooked and instead of home fries - which is a staple - it came with very dry mashed potatoes."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food is much less than memorable, sorry to say. I had the tuna burger, it was not great. A friend had the eggs benedict and I've never seen such a dry looking plate of benedicts before. Went for bottomless mimosas/bloody mary's which were decent, definitely on the weaker side which I'd prefer less stiff drinks than more weak ones. We picked the place because it had live music, which I enjoyed, though it was incredibly loud, making it hard to have conversation."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Went to Garage for my birthday brunch. It had great jazz music playing and we were seated promptly. It was a bit dark however, and while the food was good it wasn't amazing. Drinks were average -- hopefully bigger for the AYCD brunch special. Overall, though, the atmosphere made up for the average food -- I would definitely come back at night for a few drinks and some music."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Kind of disappointed on our last visit. Brother ordered. Steak medium rare came to the table well done, ordered 2 Merlots and 1 white wine waiter brought us 3 merlot. Lack of attention that is usually ther was missing"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I was a bit early for our reservation, the table was ready, and I was seated promptly. The band was playing, and I enjoyed a couple glasses of wine while I waited for the rest of the party. We took our time deciding, and and the wait staff did not rush us. Great recommendations from our waitress, and the food was excellent! All-in-all, it was a great experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have eaten at The Garage a few times before. On Father's Day the restaurant was nearly empty at dinner time. The food was not very good . When we had a problem with dessert the waitress was condescending and told us the kitchen was giving her a hard time. The menu never mentioned berries being on the dessert and I am allergic It was the first time ever that a waitress tried to convince me to eat it anyway because the strawberries were only on the top and the rest was raspberries We hade a large bill to pay and if the 18% was already included in the bill she wouldn't have gotten it. Not going back there again. One to be disappointed in the food, the service and the music (singer especially) Only 3 tables had people dining at them."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was very good. The waitress messed up on our order & rarely ever checked on our table so we often had empty glasses & empty plates. Id probably only do take out from here since the food was great but the service was not very good"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We went to see Champian Fulton but the food and drink were both very good, just very pricey."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Went here for brunch with my girlfriend. I thoroughly enjoyed the live music and the Farmer's Omelet was delicious. The French toast was sub par though and was lukewarm when we got it. The waiter was somewhat condescending throughout the meal and did not appreciate taking the French Toast back to be heated up. May have just been on off day though."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This is a good restaurant with live Jazz. Service is also good. Food was good. My only criticisms might be that the decor as well as cocktails need updating. Also, dinner is pricey. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great food and Aeesome Live Band!!! The best enviroment dor Romance. Great evening I picked the right restaurant to ask my girlfriend to marry me. She said Yes! "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Our food was ok at best. The music was great. Avoid the langoustines special - it was sub-par. The Steak Salad was good."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a great time, the food and service was excellent and so was the music, we will be going back in the future "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food came so late. we waited more than one hour.. other than that ot was good... "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "The food was good and the music was great. Terrific Bloody Mary's."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We were sitting for almost 20 minutes before anyone even came by to see if we wanted something to drink, and when the waiter came back with our drinks, only 2 of the 4 people at my table had beverages. It took another 10 minutes to flag down the waiter and when I asked for the other two drinks to be brought to the table, he snottily asked what they were again (water, mind you). My mom giggled a little bit and the waiter actually turned to her and yelled in her face, "do you think that's funny? why are you laughing?" After rudely speaking to my mom, he returned awhile later with only one glass of water. While we were sitting there, the table next to us walked out after waiting over 1 hour for their food, which was mediocre at best."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I ate at Garage last year and had a lovely evening. This year the music was too loud - so loud we couldn't have a conversation. The service was poor - sloppy. Not enough staff and long wait for everything. The food arrived on cold plates. The starter plates were left on the table when main course arrived so I had to gather all the plates to make space. Expensive and not good. Disappointing - last year it had been really good. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Small portions, indifferent service and rude hostess. Will not return"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "the place is very turistic, music closer to piano bar than jazz club"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "You won't regret going here if you're looking for live jazz gigs in a good atmosphere but just don't expect too much from the food. You pay more for the music than what the food is worth."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Really good food and nice live jazz performance. Not a jazz-fanatic but could enjoy a couple of hours. Returned here with a group for a bottle of champagne after wedding dinner. Recommended. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I don't understand why, after making a reservation on the 2nd, we would be seated upstairs? I was VERY disappointed as we couldn't see the band! The reason I came, was to see the band! I didn't eat as I was so angry, that it spoiled my entire night out! I guess it didn't help that my son was the band leader!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We have been visiting Garage every year for 17 years! The last 2 years were very disappointing with unacceptable noise levels causing us to eat in silence. The time limit for 'unlimited cocktails', was rigorously stated by our waiter & reinforced with the 2 diners next to us to the minute! He was slow which aggravated the situation. We decided to give them one last chance. However, this year, everything returned to normal. The Jazz and food were great; just the right volume, allowing one to converse without shouting. Service was excellent. Garage is a converted garage with fenders, chrome exhausts etc. on the walls. This décor really works and the ambiance is excellent Faith has been restored & we will return next year!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The most striking thing about our visit to Garage restaurant was how stingy the attitude was. There was an extra charge for just about anything we asked for, including a refill of coffee. We also had to send back our severely overcooked eggs after specifically ordering them with the yolks runny. One would think that after having to remake the egg dishes they might have offered something to make up for their poor service, but instead they said we would be charged for a second cup of coffee when we requested a refill. We won't return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Average food but extremely pricey. Good bands play live but definitely not the good vibes in this place."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Booked a reservation for 6 at 7:30 on a Friday night to kick off the beginning of our girls trip to NY. Turned out to be a great choice. I'd read about this restaurant on Pinterest. We had to wait on all of our group to arrive to be seated so we sat at the bar first. Our bartender was friendly and fun and made a great dirty martini. Music was fun and exactly what we were wanted in a restaurant. Even though some of our group was late for our reservation, they still seated us as soon as the last one arrived. Service was attentive and my steak was tender and flavorful. Just what I needed after my two Martinis from the bar while I waited on 3 of the girls. I will put this restaurant on my go to list while visiting NYC."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Very nice dinner with live jazz music. We didn't know there is music every night. Service: we got bread and butter just to the main course, even we all had appetizers."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "From the moment we were ignored by the Hostess for our on time arrival of our reservation, along with two other couples, I should have known this was not going to be a good experience and it was not a good one! Unfortunately as I had been and completely enjoyed the Garage near the High Line. My date was quite gracious as we waited to be acknowledged by the Hostess that didn't smile and spent her time with her face in the computer seemingly working on other reservations for later times?!?!? When she finally acknowledged us and I gave our name she informed us it would be just a few minutes for the table. Twenty minutes later, I asked for an update and she said it would only be another few minutes, which was 20! We went on Sunday March 16."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "There are pro's and con's to having Sunday Brunch at the Garage. The pro's are: great jazz, a lively place for a group and excellent service by our waiter. Also, the prix fixe lunch was a good value--and the drinks were great. The con's are: Our 1pm reservation was not honored. We were seated at 1:30---having been aggravated by rushing to get there on time and seeing other groups be seated before us. The food was OK---I paid extra for lox on my plate--and you had to look closely for the salmon slivers. Everyone else in our group enjoyed their food. All in all--- just go for the NYC Sunday brunch experience--it's a good one."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Garage Restaurant is an unusual venue, having both live jazz AND good food! Service was pleasant and professional. We both enjoyed our appetizers and entrees. There was a nice, varied menu, a decent wine list. The best part of this place, however is the music. It's great that live jazz is offered early in the evening...as well as a later set. Seating is mostly good...view of musicians, close enough, yet all are able to converse (without being rude to the musicians). There are a few tables that are smack up against others, but for most of our early dinner, the table next to us was empty. This was overall an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great Food, unlimited mimosas or screwdrivers, n a live band.. I was sold .. Lol"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Very rude service. Jazz 'music' was so loud our table couldnt speak. We were shoved a menu by the hostess and told we all must purchase the brunch special - which was both rude and incorrect. The waitress incorrectly counted the money we left for the tip and then came over and confronted us in a very unusual manner declaring we "didn't even leave 18%" which is both inappropriate and flat out wrong. She also failed to apologise when noted of her basic mistake. As did the manager. In a word, shocking."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This was my second time going to brunch at Garage. I love everything about this place. Live music, great food, unlimited mimosas and very reasonably priced. I'll definitely be back"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had the most amazing Eggs Benedict here with a free cocktail! Lovely food, atmosphere and Jazz! Also very easy to get to as near subway station. Great recommendation."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed both the food and the music during brunch. We added the unlimited drink option for $6 which was a good deal. They are very specific about it being exactly one hour. We both had a steak & egg combination and it was very good!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Jazz & good food - good combo. Comfortable & no pretenses. Fairly priced."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went for dinner and to listen to some live music. Our waiter was a bit short on attention. Actually leaning over an empty table to take our order and serve our food. My paste was over-salted and had way too much garlic. The band did 3 songs and went on break again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "With each and every trip I have made here over the past few months, I find the quality of the food and the service at brunch declining more and more. Poached eggs are hard, sun-dried tomatoes are rock hard, cheese is barely melted in omelets, drinks are more mixer than booze, and service downright stinks. The jazz is still great and the ambiance is kitschy, but they really need to step up their game. And upping the prices for Valentine's Day Weekend Brunch, cutting down the menu, and making it considerably more expensive was highly disappointing. I had my parents in from out of town and didn't want to make a scene since they didn't say anything to the server, but it will be a while before I go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Little disappointed with table selection, first table was tiny. Server of the food didn't know table numbers ,constantly bringjng food that wasn't ours and we ordered calamari but it didn't come so all we had was salad and entree and dessert. Don't get me wrong though we always like the garage just that night you a few hick ups."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "went here for their jazz brunch and it was great although a bit loud. We ended up sitting up the stairs on their balcony and it wasn't as loud, but still a great spot. Their brunch costs 16.95$ and then you can add 6$ more to the order for unlimited mimosas/ bellinis/ bloody marys but beware this is only for one hour, but its worth it, as long as you keep telling your waiter, more drinks! I ended up getting the french toast and it was delicious, but the portion size was small and not worth 17$., you only get 3 pieces of bread. My friends got omelets and if I had to do it again thats what I would get. Overall was a fun place and great experience and Ill probably come back, just won't get the french toast."
    Dined on 2/9/2014