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Punch Restaurant
Punch Restaurant

Punch Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://punchrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 673-6333
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Matt Shoemaker
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available, please contact us for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a lovely and spacious wine bar upstairs of Punch for private events. For a minimum of 450 people and a maximum of 150 people for cocktail party. We also can accommodate seated dinners for up to 65 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Mike Droney (212) 673-6333
  • Entertainment: HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 4 to 7 at the Punch Bar / $5 Draft Beers, $5 Well Drinks, $5 House Red and $5 House White...all at Punch. Join us.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 20th and 21st Streets
  • Public Transit: N, R, Q, W, 4, 5, 6 & L trains to 14th Street/Union Square.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are two parking lots on 21st Street between Park Ave. South and Broadway. There is also metered parking in the neighborhood.
A word from Punch Restaurant
Punch Restaurant and Bar is located in the Flatiron District. Renovated by architect Jay Valgora, Punch Restaurant and Bar inspires you visually by its imaginative whimsical artwork and sophistication. Inspirational cuisine of Chef Matt Shoemaker's menu reflects his love of international flavors forged with classical technique. His passion for sophisticated-bold flavor is the hallmark of his cooking. At the bustling bar, you will find many original cocktails: Blood Orange Punch, Cucumber Tini, and a selection of house infused vodkas. French doors, cozy banquets and glowing candelabras create the perfect atmosphere for a date or dinner with friends. With warm hospitality and exceptional value Punch Restaurant and bar is a real KNOCKOUT!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I love Punch, it's a charming little bar/restaurant but the waiters really needs to step up their game. And really there is just one in particular whose command of English is so terrible she should not be in a service business. Other than that a nice place to eat and chat."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Punch is consistently good food. However the service always leaves a bit to be desired. Slow service and waiters/waitresses often seem confused as to how to "service" the needs of the customers. Some spruce up training needed. Atmosphere so pleasant and it's in a great neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I met two friends who get together infrequently and we wanted to catch up,. It was a fairly young crowd and was super noisy. We really couldn't hear each other. But OK the world cup was on - what could we expect with a big screen TV. However, the wait was really long to get our food. It was only after i pointed out to the Matre D that we were waiting a pretty long time. Miraculously our food was ready, so we were all convinced that it had been ready - the waiter just was negligent. He wasn't super busy. He brought my two friend their meals and i figured i had to wait so i told them to start but they pointed out to the waiter that i was missing my turkey burger. Miraculously it appeared. Kinda weird."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We went for a dinner with friends and began downstairs at 6:30 in the back of the restaurant. Too noisy to talk easily. Then went to the upstairs area for a quieter dinner spot. Although it was quieter, they did not seem prepared to present a full dinner as opposed to lighter fare. Food was good, service was fair. I was very surprised that happy hour was not honored while sitting at tables for dinner."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "For most part reliable. maybe I hit it on a bad night. Very slow, and it seems there was on waitress which contributed to the slowness. The Ice cream sandwich dessert was awful"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I are from dc and we came up for weekend getaway. I planned the whole trip online and discovered Punch for brunch on urbanspoon. The location was easy to find by foot, indoor seating only but they had the whole front of the restaurant open to the street so you still felt the sun and the city atmosphere. The food was great and 90 minute bottomless brunch drinks were amazing. Out waiter was a bit forgetful but everyone was friendly. The restuarnat was moderately busy for a Sunday morning but I recommend making reservations as it seemed most tables had reserved signs on them."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I reserved a lunch for a group of 8. The majority of the group really liked the food. I liked my wine (I had the Pino Grigio). Good atmosphere, good service and good food. The menu had a nice variety and nothing too exotic so there was something to satisfy everyone."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Punch. What a nice place - terrific location, good food ,reasonable prices and friendly staff. The menu offered a variety of choices (my companion and I shared bluefish tacos, calamari and french fries). Everything tasted great! I look forward to my next visit. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Salad was too peppery. Lobster roll had too much mayo. Sangria tasted artificial (I exchange it back to wine). With so many other delicious restaurant to try in that area, I would probably not go back to punch. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Punch is a perfect place to enjoy leisurely dining. The service is very friendly and efficient and they never pressure you to eat and leave. We talked for a long time after we finished dessert and no one bothered us...of course, it wasn't very crowded at that time. The food is generally generous and pretty good. The tempura string beans are not to be missed. We also enjoyed the Middle Eastern appetizer, but the mushroom ravioli was a bit too al dente and under salted for our taste. In the past, I've had the Punch Cobb salad, which I had chopped and it was very good. All in all, Punch is always on my regular list."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I was meeting two friends for a bit of a reunion brunch and this was actually quite perfect. We were seated right on the open area at the front of the restaurant which, for Broadway just below Flatiron is the best, (sidewalk and bike lane seperating us from very low traffic section of B'way). I walked in first, alone, and was shown the table already open and set and allowed to sit, rare for a NYC brunch on Mother's Day. The food, while not outstanding, was exactly what brunch should be. We stayed for a really long time, long after we finished eating, and we were never asked to leave. The noise level was typical for Brunch, but completely manageable. The table was tiny but somehow this didn't seem to matter. Great value too!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went there for a birthday brunch, and heard about the bottomless brunch they have. It took awhile for the waitress to greet our table, and she said it was because the whole group was not intially there, which I personally thought was a sore excuse. Then it took awhile for her refill our drinks when we had finished our cocktails. The birthday girl was a bit disappointed about this, but in the end the food was amazing! I will definitely come back:)"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "A great place for brunch where you don't have to wait hours or make reservations weeks before. The good was amazing and my glass was never empty!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "They renovated the bar area and added two large screens since my last visit. Noise level seemed higher than I remember for dinner. But Punch is good for lunch and dinner. Something on the menu for everyone."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We were visiting from the UK and I made a reservation for my husbands 40th Birthday. Not knowing NYC, I just took a gamble with a Google search. We were not disappointed, the service was very good and all staff really friendly. The food and it's presentation were amazing, really delicious and we could not fault it, we both really enjoyed it. We were with our 2 year old daughter and the staff accommodated to her needs of a small portion of pasta, she fell asleep while were dining and one of the waiters boxed it up for us to take back to our hotel. Our daughter woke at 2am and was hungry, so the pasta came in handy. There was a nice vibrant atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Fairly good food; the appetizers/small plates were better than the main courses in terms of quality. My mahi mahi was one of the most expensive things on the menu and, unfortunately, extremely over salted."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I made a reservation here for 4 for brunch because it was close to Eataly, and we were taking friends there who had never been. While we were greeted warmly, I was a little concerned because it was pretty empty when we arrived. But that changed after being there for about a half-hour and it was full of happy people. Amongst the four of us, we had grits with fried eggs, bacon AND sausage--yum! We also had the chorizo hash with fried eggs, and the veggie burger. All were very good. My only complaint was the beer list is really limited--I ended up with Budweiser, which is fine, but when so many good brunch places have good beer lists, too, this was a disappointment. My friends enjoyed the pear bellinis. Our server was very sweet."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We were a group of 6 and were seated right away. We ordered most of the appetizers for the group and they were all excellent. The entrees were also all very good. The only negative for Punch is the service was fairly slow. Since we were a group and were not in a hurry, it wasn't a big deal. However, we did have to ask more than once to have drinks refilled and it took a long time for the drinks to come. This does not apply to the busboy who was right there to fill water and clear plates. Overall a every good experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "fortunately I was there for a lunch business meeting, the service staff afforded us plenty of time through their many absences. Food was ok. I over tipped because we occupied the table so long because of the staff absense and slow delivery of food."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Went here based in reviews and the fact that they took brunch reservations. Great decision! Food is excellent. I had the steak in red wine sauce and eggs... YUM!!! Staff was friendly and informative. Bottomless brunch for $35 is worth every penny. Mimosas and bellinis were good and unlimited for 1.5 hours. The muffin basket and apricot and strawberry preserves were delicious. I have found my go-to Sunday brunch spot!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Dinner was excellent.. wine superb.. crowd was exuberant!!! AKA noise level was high!!!.. but we sat in the back.. so there was no problem..This is my second time @ Punch and I would do it again!!!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came here for a very early dinner. It was our second time and we were not disappointed. The servers were great and gave us the dinner menu when we asked even though we arrived early at 5. The first time we dined here, we loved the skirt steak and sweet potato fries. This time, we ordered the pork, which was supposed to be pork tenderloin but they only had pork chop and it was AMAZING. It was a huge piece of pork chop with a BBQ sauce and my boyfriend finished the whole thing. I had the pappardelle bolognese and I enjoyed it but it was nothing special. Overall, we love PUNCH and would definitely dine there again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We love Punch, always feels warm and fuzzy. Bartenders are nice, attentive and interesting to talk to. Fells like "home away from home" like eating with family. Thanks!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I always like punch, besides it being a little too loud (because it's quite popular) they always have a good selection of wine and the food is delicious. We usually go during the week, and if you're just going for a drink in the bar they have a late happy hour until eight."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Three of us have been coming to Punch regularly. the service is polite and prompt. the first courses are interesting and creative (the Korean chicken wings weer inspired!) and the main courses were delicious. Great place to go if you are attending one of the two theatres in the area."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "A really good cobb salad and have been there with several people for lunch."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "A very cozy and pretty little place. Hosts were very welcoming! They sat me even though I came early and twice, the adorable server wanted to know if I needed anything ( and graciously served me coffee!) The food was delicious- my friend had the veggie burger and I had the strada of goat cheese, asparagus, prociutto- delicious. Got a coffee refill nicely- when our terrific server left, her replacement never came over after dessert menus were put down so we ended up not ordering anything. I would have also liked a little more coffee- on the other hand, we were talking a lot and it was nice not to be pressured to leave- one check in would have been good though! But overall- really nice brunch and will be back!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Punch is a great place to meet friends for brunch. But dinner recently was also very nice. The staff is accommodating, warm and professional. The food is reliable. I will always recommend Punch."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Lovely, cozy spot. Wine was great, service was great, and the atmosphere was perfect for lunch with a co-worker. I had the tuna nicoise; the tuna was WONDERFUL, but the green beans were almost frozen solid. It was a cold day, so bread pudding, which was recommended by the server, sounded like a great treat. It was less of a treat and more like eating drying cement with raisins and cranberries...eeek. go for lunch and drinks and just steer clear of "dessert.""
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "came here with a group of girlfriends for our monthly dinner date. waitress came by quickly to get our drink order but then she hardly ever came back. food was ok but not outstanding. it was at least easy to get a reservation for a group of 5 the day before."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We went there for my friends surprise birthday dinner on a Tuesday night. The staff was great! very accommodating because 1) our reservation number kept changing, 2) let me decorate our table and 3) sang a beautiful rendition of happy birthday! The waitress was super sweet! The food was also great! We ordered some appetizers to share and each had our on entree but shared that as well. String bean app was my favorite! I had a scallop special which was delicious! While I have never experienced, some of the friends who came to the birthday dinner also said this place was awesome for brunch! I def plan on going back to try it!"
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "I always enjoy Punch for the food and the feel of the place. On our most recent visit, a 6 pm table on a Sunday, the service was uncharacteristically slow and the reason was obvious - one, obviously multi talented woman was responsible for hosting, bartending, and waiting. Maybe management should provide her a little backup? As always, the tempura green beans were delicious."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Punch was recommended for a night out w/ my gfs visiting. Arrived early for our res & was seated immediately which was nice. 1 guest from our party had not yet arrived. We perused the menu & chatted for 15-20 mins before server came back. I had to ask whether we could order drinks rather than her asking. Our drinks were delish - the blood orange cocktail & margarita. Our guest arrived, 10-15 min passed before server came back to take her drink order. Waited another 10 min until the drink arrived. Had to say HEY we'd like to order food now. Food was great but overall service was terrible. Seemed there was only 1 server for the entire restaurant. It may have been an off night for this place but I will be apprehensive to return as a result."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Great place for drinks with a group of friends. Bar scene was live. Very reasonable prices. Get happy at happy hour. On Thur til 8pm"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "I have been working in Gramercy for the past 2 years and never stepped into Punch. I checked out the menu for brunch and was sold! It was everything I was expecting, from great service to food. The drinks were also nice and gave me the right buzz. I will be back soon!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "A great place for brunch.. $29.95 unlimited drinks for 2 hours! Food was okay.. Service was very good! Will definitely go back again"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "I made a reservation for myself and 6 friends. We all had a lovely time. The service was good, food was delicious, and the ambiance was exactly what we were looking for."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Found punch on yelp and we are so pleased with the total experience."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "We were group of 7 ladies celebrating a friend's last night in town. The restaurant had nice décor and great vibe. It was very accommodating when we asked to rush the food order because we also had another reservation afterwards. The food was good, overall. The shredded chicken quesadilla appetizer was delicious, as was the lobster spaghetti and the hangar steak. The tuna tartar and the mushroom ravioli were lacking a little flavor- they were a bit bland. Two of us ordered turkey burgers and they were good- the sweet potato fries were amazing! We all enjoyed the cocktails and had a great time!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Very interesting menu and delicious food. We've been back since this initial visit and it was still good but not as impressive as the first time around."
    Dined on 8/19/2013