Awesome Food and Knowledgable Staff
Country Fried Duck and Waffles is a must order! Hands down it will speak for itself. The Distilled Wings are perfectly crunchy and the taste is mind blowing for your taste buds.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exquisite creative bar menu, amazingly enthusiastic service staff, creative cocktails and good beer selection make this place a winner.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fried duck and waffles may
Fried duck and waffles may be the best thing I have ever eaten!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The entire experience was stepped up a notch by sitting at the chefs table. Food was amazing just like the first visit. Must have dishes Country Fried Duck & Waffles, the Distilled Wings. Cauliflower dish was awesome as well. Everything extremely tasty. Chef Shane rocks!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
So glad we stumbled upon this
So glad we stumbled upon this place last night, what a great addition to the neighborhood! The cocktail list is fantastic - each carefully made. The service was knowledgable, enthusiastic and friendly. We had the chicken liver pate, cauliflower, mushrooms and garlic chips and the duck and waffles. Each dish was luscious and creative. We are looking forward to our next trip there!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This handsome gastropub meets
This handsome gastropub meets cocktail bar was humming on a Wednesday night. Our waitress made excellent recommendations and all of the service was spot on. You must try the fried duck breast over waffles with a thai chili and basil syrup. Such a fun twist on a southern classic. Also, I highly recommend the Derby cocktail. Don't be caught of guard when it shows up looking like a half full glass of ice. The gentle infusion of chamomile in the rye whisky blends perfectly with the slightly muddled mint as the ice melts.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was impeccable, food
Service was impeccable, food was exquisite, wine was excellent. Distilled is a true hidden gem that is a must-try whether you are in the TriBeCa area or not. You won't regret it.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything good said about
Everything good said about Distilled is accurate. We had the famous duck/waffle, the chicken (should also be raved about: delicious), and the cauliflower plus cocktails and wine. The worst part was we were too full for dessert so next time we're going to eat dessert first.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent neighbourhood restraunt
Great new restaurant in the area. The food is delicious and well proportioned and the staff are all extremely friendly and efficient. They give you great personal attention and are generous and really care about feedback and the neighbourhood. Will definitely be back!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & friendly service
The food was amazing. The menu is not very big but everything we tried had very unique flavors and was prepared perfectly. The Distilled Wings, Burger and Scallops were the favorites. We're definitely going back for the s'mores as well.
The staff was friendly and very helpful throughout our time there. I would say that the waiter was overly chatty - my friends and I generally prefer a more hands off approach but it just depends on your preference. There also seemed to be a bit of redundancy - we would have 4 different people stop by within 2 minutes asking if we were done with a particular plate. Anyway, these are minor complaints that don't even warrant deducting a star.
Noise level was energetic but not too loud for conversation.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative and refeshing
This is a great place to go if you are bored of the traditional NYC fare - they have a great eclectic menu that could satisfy any diner from very adventurous to not so much. Must try their signature duck and waffles, wings are indescribably crispy, scallops were perfectly cooked. Their cocktail menu is just has creative and satisfying as their food. My favorite was the dram betty, which was clean and refreshing. It's a must try!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing dining experience
My wife and I opted to check this place out based on a recommendation from the sosh app. Well we were VERY pleasantly surprised. Rick, our waiter, was incredible! Very fun and entertaining with great stories behind each dish and drink. We ordered the ahi tuna (delicious), wings (likely the best in NY), watermelon, pickles and roasted cauliflower (all amazing and leave a pleasant concert of flavor in your mouth). As our entree we shared the duck and waffles (heaven on a plate) and we closed out with the s'mores. Honestly every dish is highly recommended. This is a MUST VISIT spot!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rich food, great service
Great! Highly recommended. Very rich food, but not over the top! Excellent cocktails. Luke was waiting our table and was very informative and entertaining.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
they have only been open a few months and seem to make it feel as if they have been there for years with the decor. Very nice staff, really good food.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
I will definitely come back to this restaurant! The food was amazing and the service was lovely, everyone was very friendly and warm. I have no complaints! The popcorn they serve in the beginning was addicting, I loved it!
I found this place on yelp and the good reviews were definitely accurate.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for foodies and hipsters alike
Distilled brings it with both the craft cocktails and the confident menu. The first thing you notice is the quality of the waitstaff. Friendly and extremely warm, my meal started off strong before even ordering. Opening with complimentary spiced popcorn, the restaurant hints at what Chef Shane Lyons will be throwing your way. The twice cooked wings are a must-try.
Overall, order a cocktail off their drink menu and you will be happy. The menu takes some easy lay-ups but also steps up and does some daring leaps. Bring your friends so you can try it all. I will be back to round out the rest of the menu soon.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great meal at Distilled NY on 8/21/13. We arrived and were seated immediately. The staff and servers were friendly and knowledgeable. We started with the wings, which were amazing and had the duck & waffles, watermelon salad, hearty greens, and the pickles. The chef even came by with some shots of complimentary moonshine! All in all it was a great dining experience and totally recommended.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Inventive Offerings
Food was generally outstanding, inventive without being ridiculous, truly creative and very well thought out. The service too was very good, their people seem to be very well informed and enthusiastic about their offerings. The place seems to be especially well managed so that things move exactly as they should.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and ambiance are the reason I would go back to this restaurant. Everyone was beyond friendly and professional, and tried to make our dining experience top rate. The popcorn is slightly addictive. We started our meal with 12 chicken wings. The wings looked huge and the first wing was great. After 2, I was wishing we'd ordered the smaller portion. The sauce was little sweet for me and they were heavily breaded. We then shared the duck and waffles and the greens with egg. Greens were good, but I always like greens. I was actually surprised at how much I liked the duck and waffles. I don't normally like duck, but this was pretty good.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing new place in TriBeCa!
Great food! The atmosphere was modern and exciting. I had the scallops: savory, sweet and salty. We also had the mushrooms were phenomenal- a must try. The smores twist was the best deconstruction of the dish I have had. The table next to me came straight from the airport, just to taste their wings again!
Note: plates are to share, so ordering from each part of the menu is more fun!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
After walking back to Manhattan
After walking back to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge, we sat down on a bench and used the Open Table app to find a nearby restaurant. We randomly chose Distilled - and were pleasantly surprised. We didn't know the restaurant is relatively new, (I think they said they have only been open since June 2013). The menu is quirky and interesting. The cocktail menu is also filled with unusual mixed drinks. When is the last time you saw Mead on a bar menu?? The waiter was very chatty and friendly (almost too chatty, actually) - and the food was excellent. So many restaurants come and go; I hope they succeed.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, nice but slow service
thought the food was very good. drinks were interesting. service was friendly. but also, the service was VERY slow. not sure what the back staff was doing... even getting us popcorn took forever and our appetizers arrived before our drinks! at the end of the meal, the waiter tried to make up for it by offering dessert on him which was nice. But we were at the restaurant for ever 2 hours!
would try it again once they have their operation sorted out.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique Food Pairings
This restaurant in Tribeca has a hip feel, young chef with an absolutely fun and lively wait staff! They were very knowledgeable about the menu which greatly helped in our selections. We started with a great cocktail and amazing popcorn topped with cumin, brewers yeast and garlic. Very addicting...Their wings were the best I've ever had with real blue cheese dipping sauce. The duck with waffle dish was outstanding, I know sounds weird but you have to try it, the pairing was delicious. We ordered 6 dishes for 4 people, served family style and plenty for all. Try the smores dessert, a big step up from the traditional kind.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood spot
A fun place for a Thursday night dinner or drinks with friends. Excellent burger, energetic crowd and friendly service. Really good food. We'll be back!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Foodie's Heaven
I was about 30 minutes late to my reservation with my date. The host was very friendly and was chatting with you as she seated us. The waiter explained to us how their portion was and if I was allergic to anything. I knew from then it was going to be a great experience. The food came on time and was just PERFECT. I am very picky on where I go to eat. I consider ambience, food quality and staff very important. This places exceeded it. This will now be my go-to place.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
In an overwhelming city like NY Distilled was a great find. The staff were amazingly friendly and attentive, very warm and welcoming.
The food was delicious, decor was elegant and service felt like a home away from home.
Amazing chef Shane provided us with much entertainment and flavoursim food throughout the whole night
Thanks for a great dinner/ memory.
Would reocommend to all my friends visiting NYC
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
was great ...
great service & unique foods. the preparation and ingredients were unusual and it worked really well.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing service, food and drinks! Best ny dining experience I've had in a while
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I took a low-key approach to our anniversary this year. This resulted in me deciding at the very last minute that we should go to Distilled. I read a few reviews and decided that it sounded ok. We got there a bit late, but the staff was welcoming, moving us to a more quiet table from one that was in the center of the room. The staff was perfectly attentive, especially Justin, who took the time to explain the interesting drink and food menu. Even if, like me, your a bit of a picky eater, this is a great place to try new things. Really you have little choice. The choices - cumin on popcorn, bone marrow butter - made by the kitchen were different, but not silly and the overall flavors were some of the best ever. Highly recommend.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful time with my husband n his birthday. Stephan and his staff were all wonderful! We will defiantly be back, my husband generally hates going out and he absolutely loved Distilled!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great american food and service
Very well done southern inspired american food. Everything on the menu was wonderful but the service was really something special. It was incredibly friendly and in a very genuine way. I don't often return to places due to the sheer volume of restaurants here but I will be back since I'm in the neighbourhood.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very small menu - but everything was absolutely delicious!! I got the mushrooms and eggs, fruit, and tater tots. The servers always have a smile and they accommodated my special requests. Would definitely recommend!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chicken wings fit for a savvy eater
What a great new addition to Tribeca! Great ambience, a real buzz, bit you can hear your table-mates! Food is comfort food with a gourmet spin. really great! Cocktails yummm!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Start in a Killer Market
Of all the tough challenges in the world, launching and sustaining a new restaurant in New York has got to be in the top ten. Great food and ambiance are generally accompanied by severely disaffected service. You'll find the opposite at Distilled, which has to be Tribeca's most friendly and welcoming new restaurant. The food is outstanding (innovative, delivers solidly on every item) and the drinks are great (interesting and not too crazy) -- but the service was so incredible, my companions and I were completely blown away. We actually felt happy leaving. I will tell all of my friends about this place and go back regularly to help ensure its success.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the popcorn
They call it crack corn but it was so good I could have just had that and been happy, but I was happy with the food and service. Great find.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition to the neighborhood!
As out of towners, we introduced two New Yorkers to Distilled and we all loved it! Love the atmosphere, the service and the spot on menu. ( not trying to do too much). We all ordered something different and were quite pleased with our choices. The burgers looked amazing! Nice to chat with owner, Steven, and rest of wait staff. Only disappointment was no Bombay gin or wine choice on menu.
We will happily return!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty & unique bites!
Definitely try the duck & waffles, wings, and brussel sprouts!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience at Distilled
Inventive cocktails with just the right balance of favors. Attentive and accommodating staff - they met all our needs and went the extra mile for us. Food was delicious with interesting variations on American favorites. I was ver impressed and would dine here often - if I lived in Ne w York!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Experience, All Around!
Came here for brunch to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends. I had a great time - the service, food, atmosphere was all wonderful. My only complaint was the sun in my eyes for about 20 minutes. The restaurant may want to invest in something for their top windows. Thanks for a great brunch experience!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu despite the offal
I was pleasantly surprised by Distilled given number of menu-items featuring offal, a food trend I sincerely hope is a brief one. The duck liver pâté appetizer, the only way I will willingly eat offal, was tasty though I could have lived without the chicken-skin pairing. The mussels I had for my main course were tasty and not overlooked. Brussel sprouts with bacon were delicious. Wine list was brief but decent. The restaurant was buzzing but not deafeningly noisy.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Food! Best wings
Fantastic Food! Best wings in NYC and the Duck and Waffles is outstanding.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Distilled
This my 3rd time to Distilled, and each time is always better than the last. The staff is always so welcoming and helpful and the food is delicious! When out of town friends are looking for a place to go, I've made it a habit to recommend Distilled. Two words: Chicken Wings. Not to mention a tasty cocktail menu, friendly bartenders, and a head chef that wears a fitted? Amazing. The country fried duck and waffles deserves a shout out as does the brussel sprouts. This particular visit was special since it was both mine and my best friend's birthdays and they helped us to celebrate with champagne and good company. We will be back again soon for sure!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
As good as it gets
When a restaurant gets it right, as Distilled does, you can feel the positive vibes across the board. Food, style, ambiance, staff, all are exceptional. Most people, but especially New Yorkers, know when they are not getting value for their hard earned money, Distilled excels in all areas. I am an experienced diner, a New York resident, and a food professional, I could not have enjoyed the experience more.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friends and I were looking for a restaurant that had a comfortable atmosphere with a chic vibe to celebrate my birthday. Distilled was just what the doctor ordered. The food was delicious, here is what we sampled:
Instead of bread they give you flavored popcorn to hold you while you peruse the menu.
The mussels were amazing and very well-seasoned. The crispy duck and waffles were unique in flavor and delightful to the palate. The wings are their best seller simply flavorful. Dessert was great. To complete the experience you have to encounter ”The Steven”, he has enormous charisma and charm, he makes you feel like old friends. My friends call him a “bOss”, there is a difference. I recommend this place.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood spot for brunch classics with a twist. Will definitely go back to try dinner and drinks. Great service as well!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a fantastic night at distilled! It's not too loud but has a great energy. The food was fantastic. Definitely get the wings, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, duck and waffles, and deconstructed cheesecake. Nothing was bad but the mussels were just ok. The cocktails were creative and delicious. We were celebrating a birthday and they gave us a dessert on the house. The service was amazing. Super friendly and attentive. I totally recommend Distilled!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great vibe, great food, great
Great vibe, great food, great drinks. We were seated at the chef's "table" (it's a bar that faces into the kitchen) and were able to try several extra dishes... and a few moonshine shots. It was truly a fantastic experience. Everyone working at the restaurant was friendly and attentive. That attitude clearly came through not only in the customer service, but also in the food. There was great attention to detail in every dish (and drink) that we had. Highlights included the brussels sprouts, duck and waffles, and wings. Each was unique and well thought out. I definitely recommend Distilled to any and all!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative fare and cocktails
Great food, but open kitchen makes your clothes smell like a deep fryer...
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, almost great, food
The hearty greens are one of the best things I've ever eaten. Same goes for the wings. The warm fall-themed Pop's Cider and Mystic Mead cocktails are amazing. Most of the other mixed drinks are pretty great, too. The restaurant is a cool-looking space on a cool-looking intersection. Entrees are good, but surprisingly not quite as awesome as everything else.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there on Monday night to celebrate my birthday with some girlfriends. From start to finish, it was an awesome experience. While at the bar, we had some delicious, unique cocktails and free popcorn (which is flavored with cumin, garlic, and brewer's yeast). During dinner, we ordered the wings (a must-have!), fried duck and waffles (also amazing), the bird burger (also delicious and good for the tater tot lover), and the mussels in bacon broth (I could sit there all night dunking bread into that broth).
Knowing it was my birthday, our waitress (who was lovely!) gave us complimentary moonshine (with a chaser, thank goodness!) and dessert.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM