Genesis Bar & Restaurant
Genesis Bar & Restaurant

Genesis Bar & Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.genesisbar.com/
  • Phone: 2123485500
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00 midnight
    Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Candido Leon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater from 30 to 200 people
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a separate bar & dining area for parties of 20 to 150 people
  • Private Party Contact: Fergal Burke 9143741355
  • Entertainment: Live music, DJ & Juke-box

Getting there

  • Cross Street: btwn 88<sup>th</sup> & 89<sup>th</sup>
  • Public Transit: Lex & 86th subways, 4,5,6, 1 & 9
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking outside 7 days a week
A word from Genesis Bar & Restaurant
Genesis Bar and Restaurant is the place to go for a delightful dining experience!

Situated in the prime Upper East Side locale with its warm and inviting atmosphere, sleek plasma TVs, and a variety of dishes to entice your palate.

Furnished with a cherry wood interior, shiny hardwood floors and sleek plasma TVs, Genesis provides a sense of charm and comfort to the neighboring residents, as well as professionals who just want to kick back after a long work day.

Our French style doors are open for sidewalk seating during the warm weather seasons and the beer garden is available during the hot summer days and nights.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Genesis Bar & Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Genesis is a great neighborhood gem. It's a favorite for me, my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Genesis Bar & Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Ginger
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Best hamburgers in town. Sat in the beer garden which is usually quiet, but since we dined early there were families with babies there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong
    UESathlete
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've eaten here for brunch/lunch and dinner. The food is consistently good, and the service and ambience are wonderful. It has a warm, lively vibe. Can get a bit loud at times. The outdoor seating is a great option.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Below Average
    BobMcVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Burgers are supposed to be their specialty. Not even close.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood place
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Genesis is a great restaurant and one that I recommend often to friends and family. The staff is welcoming and the food is really good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a casual evening out
    fudlver
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    This was not our first trip to Genesis. As always, we found the food good (nothing fancy or gourmet, but very tasty pub-type food, worth going back for) and the service super friendly and quick. It is a sports bar, so you do have the noise from the various televisions, but for a casual evening with friends, you won't do much better, and their Irish whiskey selection is small but excellent. I always recommend Genesis for casual gatherings on the UES.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST nachos!!!
    KaitoulaaaVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    I've tried their burgers and they are pretty good.My absolute favorite thing to get there though,has to be the nachos supreme.Just imagine warm tortilla chips with freshly made chili on top and melted cheese. A side of sour cream with that and I am in heaven for just $11. The only bad thing I would have to say is the service. The ladies that work there are very nice, but whenever I have gone there for lunch,which is plenty, there's only one person working behind the bar and serving. As a result, sometimes it's hard to get her attention. Other than that I love this place and it is my go to lunch spot.Keep up the great nachos!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than average pub fare,
    fudlver
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    Better than average pub fare, with super friendly service. If you sit in the back, it's really quiet and you can have a conversation. Louder at the bar, but still not crazy loud. As long as you book in advance, it's great for groups. Good beer selection, they have my favorite Irish whiskey (Red Breast, not always easy to find), and the wines by the glass are decent and affordable. Nothing fancy here, but just fine, and the service keeps us going back--it's always warm, friendly and attentive. 3 1/2 stars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great burgers and Irish pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Great burgers and Irish pub food. Very comfortable. A good value!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect sports spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    We came in to watch a college football game and they gave us a room in the back It was especially nice because we had kids and adults and we were there for more than three hours. Food was great, something for everyone and the staff so attentive. It's a great spot for a large group get together which is often hard to find in the city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • quite for an Irish Sports
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2012
    quite for an Irish Sports Bar. First rate burgers in a friendly bar atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood standby
    JoeNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    Nice (and clean) neighborhood place. Good foods, nice bar selection. Friendly service staff. Worth trying. Get the bacon-burger, lots of bacon. Eat outside on the sidewalk if you like street activity, OR eat in their private backyard. The interior is nice and very clean, but if you like eating outdoors, this place is verg desirable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe it was a bad night
    Dworlaw
    Dined on 1/1/2012
    Onion soup was too thin and the fish of fish and chips was poorly made. The fries were very good, however. The wait staff was very friendly but not readily available and forgetful. My requests for extra tartar sauce went unheeded. The price was moderate.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our table for 18 was set and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2011
    Our table for 18 was set and ready as we started our NYC adventure. Moderately priced, all are well including our teenagers. Better beer selection than wine. Woe have liked more selection for the vegans in the crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate