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Statler Grill

Statler Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://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
  • "My husband & I went Saturday night for our anniversary. We have been there before. The food is delicious & the portions are a nice size. Everything is fresh (mashed potatos, creamed spinach, etc.). The drinks were excellent. Service for the first 3/4 of the meal was excellent & then our waiter disappeared. We asked the manager for the bill. We have been to many steak houses and this is one of our favorites because of the quality & the taste of the food. We will be back. The also run groupons."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "You come in and are treated as one of the family. Food was very good and fast too. Our waiter really made the experience special. Even when we ordered off menu"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The steak was perfectly cooked and the service was very professional. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I have the best experience every time we dine here. The food is spectacular and the service is wonderful...."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "reliably predictable. overcooked fish, unimaginative menu."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My son and I came in at 5:30 and the servers were transitioning shifts, so we had 2 different waiters but our service was unaffected, all staff members were attentive and accommodating. The French Onion soup and 48oz Porterhouse steak was great."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Was in the city with my fiancé, and wanted to find a nice place to eat in the heart of Manhattan. Saw a great deal on Groupon for this restaurant that almost seemed to good to be true. Got the Groupon and dined there with my lady. We had a wonderful experience with fantastic food. I would definitely dine there again, especially if they continue with the Groupon program."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food was just okay, nothing special. The service was very slow, as my wife and I waited 30 minutes just to get our appetizers (salad). We were there before the crowds, as it was only 6pm and the place was half full, so really no excuse for the slow service. Dinner came out a bit sooner, but was cold. Unless you are stuck for a place, I would skip this one and search for another place to eat at."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I got a groupon for this place so my selection was limited but the price was great. I liked the service but my food overall was just ok and what I spent with the groupon would be what I would expect to spend normally for that quality of food. The calamari was well seasoned but chewy, probably because it looked like it was overly deep fried, and as for my stake it needed more seasoning. The "special in-house" steak sauce that was served with the steak tasted like cocktail sauce but the dessert bread pudding was delicious as were the sides. Overall the food was not horrible but not at all worth what the price without the groupon would have been."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was beyond our expectations and with a groupon it was a great deal. But the noise level was just horrible. Couldn't talk or hear my husband next to me without shouting. Would not consider going again"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I've eaten at Statler Grill many times - mostly for client dinners. The food is always excellent. When I arrived last night (I had reservation), the hostess asked if I was using a Groupon. I've never been asked that question before at a higher end restaurant. Apparently Wednesday is Groupon Night at Statler Grill. And they were PACKED. So much so, that instead of dining in the dining room, as I have always done in the past, we were led to the back of the restaurant, past the kitchen, around a corner, down a hallway, past the lobby of the Hotel Pennsylvania and (finally) into a musty little makeshift room with about a half dozen tables. Our table was tiny and wobbly. The room was cramp, smelly and uncomfortable. Not good!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Perfectly Close to Madison square gardens. Best steak we had in ages! We would Definitely go back. Huge portions, simple clean, fantastic!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We got the porterhouse per the waiter's recommendation and to go with it, a really delicious bottle of Pinot Noir. Every course was a delight and the porterhouse was beyond perfection. Too bad it was the US/Belgium game that day. It got a little crazy and one of the waiters was more interested in watching that than refilling our waters."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The restaurant is your typical mid level steakhouse. The food is sufficiently decent, as well as the service. For tourists staying in the hotel it offers a bit more of a dress-up affair than the fast food options in the lobby but not much else."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Too many better choices in NYC starker grill is just average and should not be in list of better NYC restaurants"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Went to Statlers on a groupon before seeing a broadway show. Our waiter, Doug, was fabulous! Our porterhouse for 2 came out perfect and everything we ate was delicious! Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I chose the Statler Grill due to its proximity to the PATH station making it easy for my guest to find. I don't use Groupon and many other reviews I read seemed to focus on that aspect. For my experience, the restaurant had my OpenTable reservation and offered either to seat me at the table or in the bar while I waited for my guest. The service was friendly and professional with no issues for me or my guest. The food was prepared well and served hot, consisting of calamari appetizer, 2 steaks, 2 sides, and 2 desserts. The wine list was OK and not overpriced for NYC."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The porterhouse for two was excellent and we had enough to take home for another meal. Fried calamari and caesar salad were good, bourbon bread pudding outstanding. Side dishes were decent."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Good food and fine service. Enjoyable ambiance. Went during American soccer match, very lively."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great menu. Delicious dinner. Service was excellent. Busy, but not rushed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food at the Statler Grill was excellent. I enjoyed my filet mignon and everything else I ordered, but the portions were small and a la carte. The ambience was nice with a good energy vibe. My experience at the Statler Grill was favorable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My friend and I were looking for a restaurant in Chelsea at the last minute and found the Statler almost by mistake. Great food, great service and a lot of fun! Will definitely go back for seconds!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Ate at the Statler Grill a few years back and enjoyed it then but was a little skeptical this time because I went with a Groupon deal and read some horror stories. Everything was great, service was quick but not rushed, wine was good, food was very good, Porterhouse Steak for 2 was delicious and cooked to perfection. Would have given this restaurant 5 stars but took off a star because of the stale beer smell when you enter the restaurant, which is a total turn off for me. Aside from that, everything was fine."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I keep going back to this restaurant for dinner prior to the NY Ranger Games. I have been in all the Restaurants in this area. This is the best"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "very good dining experience - good food, wine, atmosphere - reasonable cost"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Season ticket holder since 1979, only 2nd time here. First time November 2013. Such a pleasant surprise from the regular places we go to before a game. Like it so much I am booking another table here as soon as I am done with this review. Going to a game, come here "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The service was excellent because we actually got the same waiter as our 1st visit and he remembered us. The appetizers were delicious. But the steak was definitely off this time which was quite disappointing, especially for a steakhouse. We had mushrooms as one of the sides which was salty and the seasoning was a bit overwhelming."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Decided last minute to dine out as I was craving a steak and a glass of wine after a long day in the office. Arrived on time and seated at a good corner table for one. Bread was stale and it took a good 15 minutes to order a glass of wine. Overall food was good but service was extremely slow despite not having a lot of people in the restaurant. I would not go back "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "It was great except that we had to wait 20 min. (even with a reservation) which was a little stressful because we had a concert to get to at msg"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The whole dinner was a mess. We waited like 15-20 min to sit down. The mussels were bad and had to send back. Waiter never asked if want anything else. Main course arrived, the side dishes did not. Told the waiter, and they came when we were almost done with the entrees. The waiter never came over to fill the water either. I was very disappointed with this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Would recommend Statler Grill if you are going to an event at Madison Square Garden. Had dinner before a concert and was served quickly and the food was hot and very good...steak-lovers especially."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Arrived, poor service, terrible brewery smell and the place was empty. We decided not to stay as it was simply uninviting in almost every respect. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I don't know what better way to say that when looking for a good steak dinner, you sometimes put a lot of stake (pardon the pun) in what a restaurant claims to make for itself when promoting its business and/or declaring as its pride. There were no disappointments with the quality of the food or the service that provided such a memorable experience at the Statler Grill. I had gone thru the start of the weekend wanting something truly remarkable as part of my birthday celebration(s) in New York, a Yankee game (which they won), a Broadway show (which was fantastic) and in between a sumptuous dinner; the Statler Grill definitely delivered that promise to me. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I are on a mini-mission to try as many steakhouse restaurants as we can. We use groupons hoping to find a favorite. I always look at menu & fine print. Nothing said prix fixe menu. There were 2 steak items to choose from. No choice of sides. Terrible desserts (especially since we don't usually order dessert). Had to ask for the bottle of wine and steak knives. Weren't offered coffee/tea. It was Saturday night before Easter, maybe 8 tables total during our dinner. Waitress was pleasant but didn't give great service. I guess b/c of auto 18% tip? Just b/c we used a groupon doesn't mean we deserve less service. We always tip well. We're never going there again or recommending. And playing top 40 music was out of character too."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Location is great if you're going to the Garden. It's close by and you can get a table. We liked the vibe and the food was good. Steakhouse, but not too stuffy."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "FOOD EXCELLENT AND SEERVICE VERY GOOD. GREAT FOR GARDEN EVENTS LIKE THE BILLY JOEL CONCERT, AS NEAR BY."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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
  • "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