The Australian
The Australian

The Australian

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theaustraliannyc.com/
  • Phone: 2128698601
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Australian, British
  • Executive Chef: Fernando Quiambao
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Let us cater your next event! Our full a la carte and function menus are available for off-site delivery.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our mezzanine is a private area with its own fully stocked bar and separate AV system. With a dedicated bartender and server, this space is suitable for private parties of 20-80. Our restaurant may also be hired out for groups of 50-70, or the full venue for groups of up to 200.
  • Private Party Contact: Annie Morton 2128698601
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour weekdays 4pm-7pm with discounted drinks and appetizers, great music & friendly service. Live acoustic music every Tuesday night from 6pm.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Nearest Subways: 42nd St-Bryant Park B,D,F,M 34th St-Herald Square N,Q,R
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: The nearest parking station is on 7th Ave at 38th St.
A word from The Australian
The Australian exemplifies the Aussie spirit.
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The Australian reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (5)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great Experience
    taker1234
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We came here twice on our trip to New York to catch up on the AFL while we were away from Australia. The food was lovely, service very friendly and the atmosphere exciting. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soccer Heaven
    jcmeatloverVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Went to see USA vs Germany and this place is PACKED during lunch! Food is good, good selection of beed, awesome staff and service. Will frequent for good connection coverage and the great vibe :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soccer fan
    jcmeatloverVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    If you are looking for a place to watch the world cup (or any other sports), the walls are covered by TV in this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Surprisingly good food. You don't really expect that in a pub but everything was crest and tasty. Attentive service despite a large crowd of State of origin supporters.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food2.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 23 reviews are from the The Australian reviews archive.
  • Great pregame, happy hour
    nUfanLr182
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Went to the Australian before a NY Rangers game for burgers and beer. Sat at the bar and had an overall great experience. Food: A. Beer selection: B Also I know from coworkers their lunch is great.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anzac Day
    Willy
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We were in New York for Anzac Day so thought this would be a good place to celebrate. Two Up was great fun. We wanted to watch a replay of an NRL game from the previous day and that was no problem. Great place will be back this week while we are in New York.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Australian Pub
    Jacksonpollack
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Nice Australian pub with some typically Australian dishes like kangaroo steaks and meat pie. Food was pretty good and the servers pleasant and attentive. Nice bar and TVs for sports fans. I'd probably go back to watch a game and drink a beer while having some pub food vs a date night etc.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    KFKF
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I dined with a group of 5 colleagues. We were seated immediately and the service and food were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, but...
    Shelley
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We came for the kangaroo. They were out of kangaroo. The lamb that I had was lovely, and the mashed potatoes rocked. Still, I wish that I had been able to enjoy the kangaroo!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good spot to watch the game
    jcpinva
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The food is average and very limited, but if all you want is a burger and a beer then tbis is a cozy little pub good for watching a game on the TV that comes with every table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Ashes
    CricketINnewYork
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We went to the Australian to watch the cricket and it was perfect. TV's at every table, place was full and energetic. The food is average, your typical pub fare. I had the steak sandwich which the waitress recommended. I asked for medium rare and got well done. A variety of Australian beers are available. I would recommend the Australian to watch the game and have a beer or two.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Australian dining for sure
    JustinF
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Not the fastest service, just like home. Booking request of booth seating was ignored despite a two seat booth being empty 3/4 time we were there. Was seated at the middle tables where there is a noticable incline from back to front. Food was good though. I enjoyed the Christmas Prix Fixe set menu. Soup didn't taste like it came from a packet and the lamb shank on mash was reminiscent of a good pub meal form home. I was only there to eat but the bar looks like it'd be a decent hangout with friends for a beer and a game on tv.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Xmas lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We were visiting from Australia and in NY for Xmas with my American cousins. We decided it would be good to celebrate in Aussie style. When we started to order our meals we were advised their was no chicken parmigiana , no carrots no beans and overheard there was no Kangaroo when a neighbouring table was ordering. It was very disappointing not being able to share a good Aussie meal lunch with your cousins. The lamb roast was very fatty, vegetables cold and the lamb chops were not served in Aussie tradition either. We ordered the sausage rolls as a starter and we all enjoyed those. Overall we were very disappointed especially celebrating Xmas in New York for the first time.
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  • GREAT food, service & experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    This pub was truly awesome from start to finish. My reservation for 15+ people was for 6, I got there an hour early and they let me go straight to the table. Everyone was nice, the service was incredibly fast and the food was also delicious. The happy hour menu had great options. I cannot tell you what a great time I had. This is my new favorite go-to spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GO CATS
    KSUcat
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Went mainly to watch a Kansas State Football game. Great hosts! Nice crowd. Good food. The Rugby guys downstairs really added crowd noise until that game was over. Fun
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Aussie nachos with Thai
    IvyNYCVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    The Aussie nachos with Thai chili sauce are great! They didn't have a few items on the menu, which seems to be the norm here. Good spot to watch football.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't go during happy hour
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    This was my first time here and the food was quite decent for a bar/restaurant that is in the mid-range price. Had a nice selection. I wanted to try something different and Australian food was definitely something new for me. The music and the TVs were extremely loud though and my friends and I had to yell to be heard, even though we were sitting in the back restaurant section, and not in the bar area. (it would be really great if the manager could make it so the speakers in the restaurant section could be lower than in the bar section) Service was a bit slow and we had to flag down a waiter/waitress almost every time we wanted to order, get the check, etc. But everyone was very friendly and the prices seemed appropriate.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aussie Hangout
    slodowy
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The Aussie burger was delicious, good selection of beer. The service could have been a little better. We had to wave down our waitress to get more drinks and the first round took a while to get to our table but the wait staff improved with our visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay for a beer ...
    Sueb
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Not so great for food in the back. Front has food neighborhood bar feel, booths in the back is so so.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A group of us went to enjoy
    QLDer
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    A group of us went to enjoy the State of Origin as it was the only place in NYC that were showing it. When we made the booking we were not advised of a cover charge that was required. They also were not serving alcohol until half way through the game. Noone could actually advised when alcohol would be served they just said they couldn't... Not sure if this is a licensing requirement for NYC, however if it is, then they should know the time when they can start serving. This wasn't a huge issue as we still would have gone, however it would be nice to know. Food and the service were great and staff were very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would go again!
    elp920
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    I was in town for business and met a friend who suggested the place. I was pleasantly surprised. Even though the menu online showed very exotic, once we got there we realized you could also order items for the less adventurous. I highly recommend the Austrailian nachos-the mango salsa was devine! They have a special that day of goat cheese risotto and it was delish! Prices were average for NY, and the staff was friendly and attentive. Next time I am in NY, I will stop again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best rugby pubs
    Rugbyfan
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    One of the best rugby pubs in NYC !! No vegan food options for breakfast though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • State of origin gem location!
    Lauren99
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Great for origin one!! Go the blues! Make sure you book ahead though
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good pub food
    ElCapitan
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    Traditional pub fare that included wings, nachos, meat pies, sausage wrap, potato wedges. Servers were very attentive, down to the Aussie accent! They kept passing by ensuring you didn't have an empty glass. Thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service
    Beth
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    Ive been to the restaurant a few times. The food is great, especially the nachos! The service this time around was incredibly slow. There were 6 of us, and while our food came out fast (the nachos came at the same time as the lunches) it took almost an hour to get our bill. The waiter came over very little to check, too, which was frustrating since we had to get back to work.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    Markus
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    It was perfect to look the champions league final 2013!!! Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad service men
    Chris
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    The first service men had no skills for guests. We asked for a better view for the TV and he lost his head. Very bad experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic