508 Restaurant & Bar
508 Restaurant & Bar

508 Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.508nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122192444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00PM;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday to Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am (or later)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Lynn Hill
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Beautiful Wine cellar seating up to 12 guests in privacy
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer 2122192444
  • Special Events: Let us host all of your private parties or special occasions in our GastroBrewery!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring Street
  • Public Transit: Spring Street C E - Canal Street 1 - Metro Bus 21 or 20
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking often available.
A word from 508 Restaurant & Bar
Now A GastroBrewery, 508 is a Casual, Chic SoHo Brewery and Wine Bar presenting a fresh look at small bites, Flatbread Pizzas, Seafood, Steaks, Handmade Pastas.
Extensive by-the-glass wine list and their own brewed-on-site, craft beers. Located at the corner of Greenwich and Spring Streets in historic West SoHo. Private dining in the Wine Cellar available.
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508 Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (4)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (2)special occasion (2)hot spot (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    We had a celebratory lunch and ate across the menu - seafood items and then salads with protein. It was worrh the walk across the tunnel traffic
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy caloric, small portions
    AppoloniaVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    We went 6pm on a Monday. Quiet, uncrowded, delicious. Terrific tapas, best home brewed collection of beers in multitude of sour, sweet, bitter, and distinct flavors. Whipped fresh buffala mixed with honey like desert for starter. Crab and lobster tasty, not washed out, but delicate. Mashed potatoes with horseradish needed moisture. Might I suggest light cheese gravy. Fun menu with distinct choices, Small portions are good because one needs room for the various home brewed beer,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty alternative to TriBeCa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Went for the first time. Lots of tasty looking items on the menu. We had the rock shrimp tacos, duck empanadas, a pasta dish an the macrobiotic salad. Something for everyone and food was solid. Beer is delicious. We will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant. Enjoyed
    DalSamm
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    Great Restaurant. Enjoyed everything with a large group. Pastas and beer were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was very impressed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    Was very impressed with the menu and the quality of the food. The Pat LaFrieda short rib meat burger was incredible. My friend had the beer crafted on premise and was very impressed. Excellent gastro pub food and the service was great. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty loud on a Friday night.
    CCNYC
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Pretty loud on a Friday night. Upbeat scene, great small batch beer.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Food was great especially the truffle pizza and parpadell and lobster pasta but slightly over priced. Lovely experience all the way around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but small portions
    greenmachine80VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    I've been here a few times. I like the beer options, I think they brew their own. I think the food is also good, but the portions are really too small. Servers were friendly but not overly attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Found this place while in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Found this place while in NY and needed a quick bite. Service was excellent and so was the food. Great for a night out and drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There's a lot of variety and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    There's a lot of variety and a lot of shareability with the plates -- I think of it as modern American "tapas". The food is very good to great, and though the options cover the gamut, it never feels like they're reaching to unnecessarily expand the menu. We've been here a few occasions, the last time with a group of 8 and they are always accommodating. Service is exceptional. They brew their own beers ( and they're very good ) so that's a bonus for the beer connoisseurs in the group. I only wish that this place was actually closer to home and not so nestled on the West side. I feel I might be a regular here.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The shawarma pizza was great!
    KennyR
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    The shawarma pizza was great! Had a good time at 508.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used private room for a birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Used private room for a birthday dinner for 12 people. We had a fantastic time in a great space.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Small Plates A Joy
    ioff13
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Love the mood of the restaurant. Smartly lit, candles adorn the space. The saddest part for me about this place is the giant tv going non-stop above the bar. To make matters worse, the mirrors multiply it throughout the space so that you just can't help but have your eyes land on it. Completely distracting from your party. What makes it the more frustrating is that no one is watching it! In lieu of entrees, my party shared a bunch of appetizers. All excellent: Tuna tartar, fish tacos, mezze platter, oysters. The brussel sprouts were bland and underdone, however. Great signature beers and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 508 is always great
    Pretty
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    we love 508. the menu changes frequently and is always chock full of dishes you crave. it's hard to decide what to choose many cases. the wine list and house brewed beers are exceptional. one of my favorite places to go in new york by far.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a kept secret. If
    DalSamm
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    This is a kept secret. If you hate good food and beer, then stay away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Perfect Downtown NYC Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    One of our fave spots in all of downtown, a cool vibe, welcoming staff...in many ways a perfect NYC restaurant. 4 of us had a great evening. Huge fans of the beers that they brew here. Shared several small dishes: sliders, tasty & perfectly spicy...pork tacos, delicious, and a very cheesy flatbread with a great crust. Main dishes: we tried pasta with lamb...al dente. Never had an overcooked pasta here. Shortrib burger really delicious & juicy. Our friends had the roasted chicken and tuna entrees which they were very happy with. Always recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am a regular at 508
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    I am a regular at 508, and dinner was as delicious as always. We had the fresh bufala ricotta and honey, the roasted duck empanadas and the shawarma pizza to start. All of the small plates are so good, that we find it hard to pick just a few! For entrees we had the multi-grain macrobiotic salad with salmon and the wild boar lasagna. We didn't have room for dessert, but the churros are always a good option. The bartender McClain made us fabulous cocktails and the service was excellent. The vibe was lively and fun, perfect for a Saturday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beer and Food were great.
    DalSamm
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    The food was fantastic, and we were given a tour of the brewery with the Brewer. Great time, we will be back! Beers are quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool atmosphere. Great place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Cool atmosphere. Great place. Food was amazing!! Definitely going back to this place!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The beer was good, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    The beer was good, but the food, at least the lamb burger, was very tough and tepid. The lighting was so dim that reading the menu was next to impossible, and the noise level was distressing, even though the place was half empty. A friend, however, found the kale excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average Neighborhood Pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    We told the tattoo waiter we had a reservation though OpenTable, he sat us. We were given a "no show" through OpenTable. I called, it was corrected 2 days later. Drinks took longer than our appetizers, portions very small. Overall ok food, nothing to bring me back again. A bit overpriced for the small portions. They were out of Pilsner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place brews their own
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    This place brews their own beer. Ask for the off menu tasting sampler It's $16 to try all 6 of the beers that they have on tap!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For the high prices and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    For the high prices and the type of restaurant they want you to perceive it as, the service could have been alot more attentive and professional. The mixed drinks were great and most of the food we tried was good. A few items were mediocre and disappointing. I would give it a shot, if you're in the area because its not an overcrowded space and the atmosphere is cozy and hip. I probably won't be going back for the food, but maybe a drink at the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was one of my worst dining
    Luv2dineha
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    This was one of my worst dining experiences ever. The food was overcooked and lacked flavor. The service was abrasive and we were interrogated and shamed for not entirely finish a dish. We were overcharged for our drinks. The food was incredibly over priced (it cost at least 3x what it should have). There are so many good places to eat in this city, do yourself a favor and avoid restaurant. It's a good thing the location is so out of the way - I would hate for more people to suffer through a meal like this.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the greatest on Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Not the greatest on Valentine's Day. The server was very slow with all aspects of the meal, and the lasagna came out cold twice. Overall it was definitely not worth the $75 per person for their menu. The homemade beers were very good however.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place filled solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Very nice place filled solid but we didnt feel like we were being squeezed out. I loved the cheese pizza and the lobster claw sliders. Will be back. A bit hot inside that night, but not a huge complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Drafty and uncomfortably cold
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    SOOOOO Cold. Mac and Cheese great but fish... not cooked through.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    Horrible experience. Brought business group there on Monday night. From the beginning server Tristan had no can do attitude. Place is very dark and when we asked if it would be possible to raise the light on fixxture above our table, we were told they were not allowed to change anythingl. When asked for plain cheese pizza, we were told there could be no changes to menu. We ordered appetizers, pizza was undercooked. We had enough, we asked for check and left with appetizers uneaten on table. I took my entire group to another restaurant for dinner. Server also hid fact that tip was included trying to get me to add another 20 percent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was cooked well,
    FreddyVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    The food was cooked well, but service was average.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYC during MLK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Came here for dinner with 5 of my best friends as a little reunion. Everything was perfect. Especially our server Johnny, he was amazing. Food was great. It was a bit hard to see the menu but it wasn't any trouble at all. I would definitely recommend it to others - date night or group dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Great Food and Service
    zaibot
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    We had a great time as always. 508 has been consistently delicious and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. I have been to 508 several times and every dish is stellar. My only complaint is that my group originally was looking for a 7PM reservation but since none were available via Open Table, we modified are dinner reservation to 6:30. The odd thing is that the restaurant was virtually empty so I am not not sure why they did not show any availability at 7.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good again! I have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    Very good again! I have been here several times and it never disappoints! the bartenders are great fun, and the food and beer are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In fairness, they were clearly
    BrettGianna
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    In fairness, they were clearly having an off night when we recently ate here. We had a reservation for 5 people at 9pm and weren't seated until at least 9:45. When they did seat us they forgot to bring menus to the table. But they seemed to be unexpectedly short-staffed, and the food was great as usual, so I won't hold it against them too much.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    For the price the food was very mediocre and would expect to return and/ or recommend
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great but I thought
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The food was great but I thought portions were rather small and a bit expensive for what it was. The servers definitely were not professional waiters, but were trying.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our visit here,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    We enjoyed our visit here, however, we were extremely turned-off by the prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice place. I enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Very nice place. I enjoyed having our Christmas luncheon there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed dinner with
    Steve
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Really enjoyed dinner with my parents there. Service was exceptional, food was very good and the general vibe was perfect.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • VERY SLOW FOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    It took a pretty long time before they serve us even if there were few persons and they forgot the beer I ordered. Even when we wanted to pay the bill they took a long time and they "forgot" our change until we asked for it. The food was good but the service not. Excellent beers and nice venue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really good beers. Truffle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Really good beers. Truffle lobster mac and cheese to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate