Schiller's Liquor Bar
Schiller's Liquor Bar

Schiller's Liquor Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.schillersny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 260-4555
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast & Lunch
    Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm
    Late Lunch
    Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm
    Dinner
    Nightly: 6pm-12am
    Brunch
    Sat and Sun 10am-5pm
    Late Supper
    Mon-Thurs: 12am-1am
    Fri and Sat: 12am-3am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Riad Nasr & Lee Hanson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Live DJ on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Norfolk
  • Public Transit: Take the 'F' train to Delancey Street, J,M to Essex or B,D to Grand.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking on Essex between Houston & Stanton.
A word from Schiller's Liquor Bar
Schiller’s Liquor Bar is a casual neighborhood restaurant with a continental menu.

Dishes include rotisserie chicken with roasted potatoes, steak and French fries, fresh fish of the day, a selection of pastas and sandwiches, and a market oyster bar. We offer a seasonal list of house cocktails created by our own bar staff. The wine list consists of 3 wines – CHEAP, DECENT & GOOD….CHEAP is the best! Schiller’s Liquor Bar is open daily for breakfast/brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night supper.

The owner is Keith McNally and the chef is Shane McBride, who is also the chef of Balthazar in SoHo

*MICHELIN Guide 2011 Recommended*
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContinental
Schiller's Liquor Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)vibrant bar scene (32)hot spot (31)good for groups (27)late-night find (25)great for brunch (23)great for lunch (17)fit for foodies (12)kid-friendly (7)romantic (4)special occasion (3)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fun vibe, great crowd!
    DennyMikeVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I really appreciate when I have a dinner reservation that the time is honored. We got in and were seated straight away. The bar scene here is hip; the staff have always been interactive and friendly. Dinner was timely and prompt too. Even though we were at the table just outside the kitchen, it was never an interference and the servers never made us fee like we were in the way. I love the cauliflower main course; it's great for those who don't eat meat! We didn't have dessert and left full and pleased. The wine selections are also on point! Can't go wrong, glad it's kept simple.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still going strong
    LivingsumVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Came back to Schiller's after a two year absence, and it's still at the top of its game: Great food, great service and great energy. What more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun night
    MsChelseaVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great place to camp out with friends over many many cocktails.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful dinner and setting
    rew2141
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I ate here after Nightmare NYC and loved it. It was very busy so make sure to make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome brunch
    labellasenoraVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Love there mac and cheese with bacon and the best blueberry pancakes. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite brunch spot
    sks15
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    love coming here for delicious blood orange mimosas & eggs. also $1 donuts on the menu is adorable & fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise
    Martin
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Good food but way toooo loud! I've asked the waitress to turn down the music a notch and she looked at me like I was asking her to change her favourite Justin Beiber song.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food not great
    Honestbuttrue
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food not upto scratch I've eaten there many times before and this time wasn't good enough .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Portions very generous, service excellent. We had the soup (Squash) and sandwich and the eggs benedict and we thoroughly enjoyed both options. Virgin Mary was good. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun brunch
    UKinLA
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Only been for brunch. Loved it each time. Love the decor, friendly staff, good brunch food and lively atmosphere. Drinks could be larger is my only minor complaint.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food, terrible service..
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were a party of five, unfortunately two of the guest was a bit late because of traffic, but they came shortly after. We had a nice start with great service at the bar, but our waitress at the table did not really enjoy her evening. Several times we had to ask another waiter (who was really nice and eager to help) since our waitress was nowhere to be found and it felt as we were annoying her when we wanted her help. When we tried to get the check, we was told that she had gone home for the evening. Beside the service, we enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lower East place
    Polyxena
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I really like Schiller's Liquor Bar and make a point of visiting when I am in NYC. The ambience is great and buzzing; the customer service exemplary; the menu is not large but the food is excellent and even the cheapest wine is very drinkable. I recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    LauraC
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Though a little noisy, Schiller's is a great neighbourhood gem boasting stellar food. A must-try is definitely the Garlic Shrimp.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude but efficient service
    HeNY
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was efficient, but very rude. The waitress rolled her eyes when we asked about the menu, and the plates and glasses were grabbed from the table while we were still eating. Food was ok. Good ambiance, and fun place if going out after.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this place
    anacrocha
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I am from brazil and i really like this place. Very differente than evertithing that i have already saw.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lunch
    FoodLover
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've been here to grab a drink before at night, which it's a great spot for that. Then most recently I went here for lunch and it was delicious! Service was great! Loved the Kale Salad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juliebl
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have been to Schiller's many times but this last time was dampened by poor service which is unusual for Schiller's. Other than that the food atmosphere were great as usual.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good not Great
    Halkman26
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Appetizers were amazing (get the Garlic Shrimp); unfortunately, my steak was a bit tough
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance rather than food
    Elli
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was ok but I come here more for the ambiance and the place itself. Great for a relaxed hangout with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 256 reviews are from the Schiller's Liquor Bar reviews archive.
  • meh
    mehberg
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    waitress wasn't very nice. missed an entire burger. wasnt impressed enough to mention it. my pal and i ordered cocktails because the offerings seemed extensive but both agreed they tasted like nail polish remover (each tried 2 at 13 a pop). food was okay, decor okay, scene okay. would not go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Such a great brunch spot, especially on a Saturday when it's not as crowded!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JT056VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Went with a large group of friends and we had a great time. The food was delicious and the drinks were excellent. Our waiter was very inattentive --actually had to get up out of our chairs twice to grab him, and we are not a very high-maintenance crowd. The rest of the staff was solid. The restaurant was loud and fun. Definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Hamburger ordinary and dry Mussels and fries really great
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Cocktails & Service
    RoNYC
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Schiller's is always a winner. I've been going here for over two years now. The mussels are amongst one of the best things on the menu along with the rotisserie chicken and the calamari. The list drinks list is great especially the cocktails but also the wine. The service is always perfect - the staff are always accommodating, friendly and attentive even on a busy Friday/Saturday evening. The ambiance is fun lively and seems to hit the perfect balance - I take my parents here - you can take small children - its perfect for a romantic dinner date or an occasion dinner with a group of friends - everyone always enjoys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointing
    AverageNewYorkerVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I got the garlic shrimp and they were chewy (obviously not fresh) and the garlic butter was garlic oil. The waitress offered to take them back, but waiting for something else would have been disruptive as my friend and I had limited time. Her croque monseigneur was as ordinary as you could get. And the bread was unremarkable as well. The service was great, the ambiance perfect, but the food blows. Won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always hits the mark!
    DennyMikeVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The menu isn't that complex, which is great. I enjoy the lively bar. The quirky stairs leading to the unisex bathroom relaxes you; gives you a worldly feel. The staff has always been genuine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food good, service below par
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Although our dinner was good, the service lacked a lot. The hostess was most interested in talking to friends at the bar and the waitress took at least 15 minutes for every round of drinks. She was not especially informed about the menu and in general, did not make our group feel comfortable, as a good waitress should do. I would not return here.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Schillers
    Allylaudrup
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were impressed with the food and service. Really good atmosphere. We will go back when back in NYC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was a nice place to eat. Bright room, a bit small. Service was good and the food was tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid LES spot
    Kelkal
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Good food, great service and not too crowded for a Saturday brunch with friends. Love the decor and the brunch cocktails were great. We lingered, enjoyed a bunch of food, and had a great start to the day. The beet(soft beets) and grilled caesar(way over dressed) salads were underwhelming but the fries, croque madame and burger were great. Steak Frites was good, but tough. Stick to the sandwiches where they are really getting it right. And as stated before, the service was really great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great design
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Nice vibrant place in an equally vibrant location. Staff is good and friendly and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Bar!
    K5WOJ
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Schillers reminded me of a British Bar. It had tables and booth seating with low lights and TV (as you would get in bars). Food was very good, I had the burger with fries (it would be rude not to) it was very good! The wine list is cleaver, they list wines 1,2 & 3. 1 being the cheapest and 3 the most expensive. We tried the number 1 (not very nice, but that would teach us to go cheap!) Relatively cheap night and a lovely ambience. We went in the evening where the whole area was buzzing! Would definitely visit again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great brunch spot
    EleanorVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Had an incredible experience there for brunch. The restaurant has an incredible atmosphere, the service was quick, friendly, and didn't push us to leave our table quickly. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The McNally Magic Goes On...& On...
    MorganVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Never anything but good, competent, comfortable...a place (some might say 'joint') one always enjoys...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patrik
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I gave a bad rate on service, because the waitress were not so friendly and as soon as we finished eating they presented us the desert menu, so far not bad, but we were full and we didn't want any desert so right away she brought us the check while we were looking for the cocktail menu. And thats why we didn´t order any cocktail, we paid the check and went go drinking somewhere else. only the guys that pick up our finished meal plates were very friendly. Those guys i give 5 star. Also the security guy, ask the waitress where i was going once i get up to go to the restrooms. So the food was good but the service very bad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent oysters!
    Tony
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Great place for oysters, romantic night out, or good drinks. We had the fish/chips and hamburger, which were just okay (fries were a little stale for both, and the hamburger was kind of plain). The Albahaca cocktail was awesome -- good summer drink. Service was weird because our waitress seemed confused half the time, and the noise level was intense for 8pm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very original place
    Mila
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    It´s an original place to have a brunch with delicious Egg Benedict and Huevos Rancheros
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    JennieVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food was great, tacos brilliant. Wine list is honest and simple, options of cheap, good and decent. We went cheap and loved it. Great value with a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MOther's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my wife and two boys for Mother's Day Brunch. Friendly and efficient service. Food was well prepared and was surprisingly tasty. Overall good value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mares1981
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I've been going to Schiller's for years and I love it. The food is good, I wouldn't say it's fantastic, but for the price, it's good enough. I went this time for a friend's birthday. We had a great time, it's a very energetic, lively place. The oysters we ordered were fresh, one of my friend's ordered a burger, she seemed to enjoy it. The tacos were tasty as always. Of course the drinks are great. I think Schiller's is a great spot for groups or just a quick bite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.