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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
  • "We used a Groupon and thoroughly enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Before coming here, I read a lot of reviews from other Grouponers who complained about lots of flies and poor service in the "Groupon corner". Indeed, upon arriving, I noticed that my boyfriend and I were indeed seated in the back corner of the restaurant. The dining space was inundated by pillars and decor was lacking, but I didn't have too much to complain about. Within 5 minutes of being poured water, however, a fly swooped out of nowhere and took a little shower in my cup. Luckily for Statler Grill, their food was completely on point, or I would have given it 1 star just for that. Unhygienic, guys. Not okay."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Was not up to NY caliber steakhouse food I would not plan on visiting again."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We came in at 10, which was admittedly late, as they close at 11 - but they took our reservation and we didn't know when they closed when we made it. We did not feel welcome, maybe because it was so late. The music shut off promptly at 11. Our calamari was decent. The porterhouse and potatoes were not. Steak was full of fat, potatoes full of salt. Gave them to homeless people after we left. We barely saw our waiters. We had to ask for our wine to be served with our meal, because no one checked on us. Maybe it was because we had a Groupon, or because we came in late, but we felt totally ripped off and not a priority. Sad if either is the case. The atmosphere is decent and the location is hard to beat. But the service and food were terrible."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Is it the best place I've ever been? No...is it the best food I've ever eaten? No...It's a pretty good deal. Food is good, but not out of this world. For a steakhouse in NYC it's worth the $89 for date night. Service is pretty good. I just didn't like that they brought you a bill for the tip. Lastly, they should offer the whole menu to choose from. They ask if you have groupon and give u limited items. All in all, it's worth a shot."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We travelled to NYC and bought an $80 groupon for a 4 course meal and were extremely disappointed. The ceaser dressing was overflowing with anchovies making the salad very fishy, the French onion soup was extremely salty, the steak was full of fat and was of low quality meat, the salmon was dry beyond belief and the potatoes were instant potatoes. The service was very slow for a Sunday night with about 5 patrons, max. Our waiter argued with me when I requested after one bite to replace the anchovy filled ceaser salad. He was on his phone the whole night and would make eye contact with us and then look away. The 18% bill for his tip that he gave us was beyond undeserved. We will NEVER return, nothing was upto par. No wonder it was so empty."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We bought a groupon for this meal & was excellent value - food and wine were perfect. Service was fine but not exceptional. My only real complaint was the washroom was filthy and unkept - unacceptable really. As I said, service was fine but we were automatically billed 22% tip which was a bit high for the service."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "It's difficult to find quality in the area around Penn Station, but Statlwr Grill certainly fits the bill. Good good, convenient location, quality service. The only negative concerns pricing. A bowl of Penne Vodka at $24 is far too high. Expense account preferred."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "It took a trip across country to remind me that all Steakhouse's are not created equal. The Statler Grill is a classic example of what they should be. Comfortable, yet attentive. Void of pretense, yet you feel like you're fine dining. All food is prepared and presented, just as they were meant to be. The waiter we had was so professional. Confident and cool. Funny but you never felt your need were taken lightly. Statler Grill has got it right the first, and from what I see, every time."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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 came here with a friend on a Saturday night. This was relatively late for dinner, but we were surprised to see that they were still open. They had good choices on the menu, and their steaks were DELICIOUS! The service was excellent! I would definitely consider returning here."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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