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Statler Grill

Statler Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://statlergrill.com
  • Email: info@statlergrill.com
  • Phone: (212) 736-3353
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room can accommodate up to 40 people. Main Dining Room can accommodate up to 100 people. A Private Buy-Out can accommodate 150 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Toni-Anne Albanese

Getting there

  • Public Transit: The restaurant is across the street from Pennsylvania Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Statler Grill
The Statler Grill harkens back to the golden age of the big band era, and is named after Ellsworth Statler, who ran the Hotel Pennsylvania from 1919 to 1954, when musicians such as Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and Glenn Miller played at the Cafe Rouge, the hotel's main dining room. The Statler serves classic New York steakhouse prime steaks and chops as well as daily delivered fresh seafood, while the bar and lounge serve a delicious grill menu. Located just steps away from Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden, it is the perfect place to have a breakfast meeting, a meal before an event at the Garden, or just to relax with friends and co-workers during happy hour before you hop on the train.

It is all about the food and service says owner Joseph Lavelle. "I want my guests to enjoy themselves, have a great meal and return again and again".
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great food and great time.2 outstanding items on menu Dr. Olsons salad and lobster mashed potatoes! Will return"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Going on a Groupon, expectations were not high. It's a bustling place filled with types not seen(or certainly heard) in the joints I usually frequent. Must admit that all of the food was quite decent and satisfying. Service was serviceable, though the runners did their work well. At Groupon rates, place is a good deal. Otherwise, I'm not sure. If you're in this culinary desert area and are looking for a steakhouse, you could do worse."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We were a group of 5 and had a 5:30pm dinner. The food was excellent. The service was great overall. After 7pm the place was crowded and it became a bit loud and hard to have a conversation. If you are looking to have a quiet conversation during dinner, I recommend you go earlier as we did."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We went in before the billy Joel concert. Had drinks at the bar, and then sat down for dinner. After we paid the bill we were finishing our drinks and the manager came to us and said since we were done we had to go to make room for people that were waiting. We were seated for about an hour and twenty minutes. This is completely unacceptable. I think we should be able to finish our drinks. I don't think an hour and twenty minutes is unreasonable for dinner. The good and service were good by this is a huge turn off."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Ok food, service was good ... But as soon as the waiter dropped off the bill .... the manager came over and took the bill and my credit card and said I'll take this .. "I need this table" .... I never experience anything like that ..... I will never go there again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My wife and I had a Groupon.. The service was pleasant and friendly. Food was more than enough, and excellant for the price. We were not rushed thru dinner, and the waiter, was visable and at our call for our needs. If you get a chance ... GO THERE .."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The Statler Grill was just what I was looking for and was the perfect place for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary. The food was amazing. Our waiter was extremely helpful and friendly. From the time we walked in to the time we left we receive top notch attention as did all other diners. We highly recommend dining here!!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "large portions for both entrees and sides, great service"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Overpriced and good luck of finding that friendly waiting staff that will take care of your party! Nothing special and we will never go back there again!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Perfect pre garden spot, great city ambiance if you're looking for fish and steak but want to step it up a notch above the usual local pub fare."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Onion soup was excellent, not salty but then I got my main dish which was grilled salmon and it was very salty. I hate when chefs over salt their food. People can always add salt if they like salty food but you can't take salt off once cooked with it. The sides were not my favorite, creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. We were not given a choice because we had a coupon but it looked like everyone was given the same two sides, choices are a nice option. The bread pudding was great. Service was good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Rick our waiter was on top of his game and very friendly,the steak was excellent...desert could have been better,otherwise very good overall!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I went to the Statler for our anniversary dinner and it was amazing. We used a Groupon (that's how we found out about the place).Juan, our server was excellent and attentive. The food was delicious. We had the porterhouse for 2 and we were stuffed. Highly recommend this restaurant for just about any occasion."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Must note that in my reservation request I asked that we have a table to accommodate someone with crutches and the host made sure that request was met. (didn't catch his name, but super helpful!) Came for a quick dinner, food and drinks were great. Service was a tad slow, but that is expected for a busy restaurant near Penn Stations and lots of businesses. My only really complaint was that it was SO loud, our table of 4 could barely he each other speak. Again - this comes with the territory of having dinner at a bustling midtown steakhouse. Overall, great experience!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Step up from MSG pub food. Also convenient to msg."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We had tickets for MSG and waited too long to find a restaurant with seating when we wanted. Luckily one link found this. It was very busy but well run. We were seated immediately. The first thing the waiter asked was if we were going to the show so he knew we had a time limit. Food came quickly and was perfectly done and very tasty. We enjoyed all of it and will have to allow more time next time so we can have another course."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Everything was great... Form the Hello from the hostess to the Goodbye when we left.... I would recommend arriving early & enjoying the bar. The homemade potato chips and bartenders make you feel welcomed & relaxed. The food was awesome along with the attentive staff this was a great experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The staff was very attentive. Food was prepared to our request and severed very nicely. The staff works very well together and appears to be very happy to serve you well."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Went to this restaurant for date night. The service was good. Food was okay. Used a groupon while on this visit"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The butter tasted very weird and therefore so did the porterhouse. A lot of money for mediocre dining."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The appetizers were great. I have the Caesar Salad and my son the mozzarella and tomato Salad. We got a nice bottle of red wine included and both had the NY Strip Medium. My steak was really not what I had come to expect from this place. I asked the waiter to send the manager over. He came and I asked if they serve the same steaks on the Groupon that they do off the regular menu. He assured me they do. He was super nice and switched my steak out quickly and the next one was perfect. I will definitely be back and I appreciate his willingness to make it right."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "This supposed to be a nice place according to the reviews. I was disappointed,. This place is highly overrated, the location is awesome though. I got the wrong side dish delivered, and when I asked what happened an older grumpy waiter responded very irritated, whilst he was the one that made the error. He had the ability to make me feel bad about the fact HE understood my order wrong. No apology or excuse, he just left. Food quality was so so. So, food not too good, bad service and overpriced. Better eat somewhere else."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The food was good. It was very busy when we got there and the waiter was a bit put off because my friend answered a phone call when he came to take our order. He had a slight attitude but his service was fine otherwise. The restaurant was loud and filled with lots of people. Apparently they take groupon coupons so they asked if I had one. I said no. I was not offered any kind of a discount. I would not go back!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Very attentive service and great menu options even with a groupon voucher."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The burger is made from three different kinds of ground steak and is served piping hot. It was a pleasant surprise and I'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Food was pretty good. Usual Steakhouse fare, Sides of creamed spinach and mashed potatoes were just ok. Steak was excellent. Cheesecake dessert was very small and poor quality. Creamed spinach did not seem home made but more like a good frozen brand. Mashed potatoes were very plain and could have used more flavor. The included bottle of wine was a VERY inexpensive bottle. I would only go back again due to the quality of the steak."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "As a commuter on the LIRR, it was a great find and the food was wonderful. I would definitely go back and will now head there when there are delays for a delicious dinner!!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Perfect spot for pre-event dinner. Terrific service, great food. Super start to the night."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Was pleasantly surprised. After reading some of the other reviews, we were skeptical. The food was very good. Our only complaint was that the server brought our appetizer with our meal."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Our party of 4 went on 1/27 prior to a show at Madison Square Garden. While this place is close and convenient, they simply can't handle volume of people. Our reservations were honored, but we didn't sit until 45 min after our reserved time. I ordered the Filet and it was undercooked and super thin....something out of a cheap diner scene. We all left disappointed and will not go back here. The staff did not care if we ate there or not on a busy night."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "This restaurant is in the Hotel Pennsylvania. I have eaten here a few times and have always had a nice meal with good service."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Always excellent food and service and close to Penn station."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 6pm was seated promptly after arrival, fast service, great food, and friendly staff. I loved it, I do not have one complaint. It was FANTASTIC !"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "So many good steakhouses in NY. This one does not measure up in any way."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was better then I expected from reading other reviews. I would go back again for a meal here."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "How does a steak restaurant have no hamburger meat for an 11:30 lunch? It's not like you ran out due to over-demand!! Forced up-sell perhaps?"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Statler grill was extremely overpriced for food that was fair at best. We ordered the porterhouse for two and it was very fatty. We were seated in an extreme corner so no one could even get to our table so I think the staff just chose not to check on us."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We enjoyed going to this restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was great! The karge tip was a bi shockng, but I recommend this restaurant for a special occasion because it is pricey."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Was happy with everything except my steak was very rare when I asked medium well - but other than that, all was great !"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "A day in NYC can be stressful at times, and it was. Christmas shopping on fifth ave was rough. It was chaotic and hectic and cluttered. We took a break for a couple hours and then headed to the Statler Grill and it literally turned the whole day around, the peaceful, relaxing ambiance totally calmed our nerves. The good came out in a timely manner and it was all superb. What made it even better was out waitor. He was professional, but laid back. He wasn't overwhelmed or stressed. He was very accommodating and he was very friendly. Altogether, this was a great place to dine and enjoy eachother's company!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013