The Guilty Goose
The Guilty Goose

The Guilty Goose

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.guiltygoose.com/
  • Phone: (212) 255-3727
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Charles Fetch
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Contact us to plan your next special event! We can accomodate up to 75 guests for cocktails and 40 guests seated in our semi-private dining room.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th & 7th Avenue
  • Public Transit: All local trains have a stop on 23rd Street...(1, C/E. F, M, 6, N/R and Path)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking after 6pm as well as garages on this block and in the surrounding blocks.
A word from The Guilty Goose
Guilty Goose, the new restaurant inside the charming bed and breakfast on 23rd Street, is seamlessly melding the city's past into the present, and breathing new life into classic American cuisine. At first glance, the restaurant's menu appears to contain everything one would expect from a Modern-American Brasserie. But look closer and you will see that each dish is transformed into an exquisitely seasonal affair, leading diners to rediscover the classics. To accompany the deliciously surprising dishes, the restaurant offers an extensive and carefully crafted beer list that includes not four, but eight beers on tap and a large selection of craft beers, as well as a lengthy wine list conveniently separated in categories, from Light-Bodied, Crisp Whites to Full-Body, Deep Reds. So step into Guilty Goose and rediscover the city's beautiful past nestled within the delectable present.
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The Guilty Goose reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (16)good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Sadly Informed by waitress is closing in one month
    TaffyVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We have been coming to the GG quite a few times for a casual dinner. I booked us in, we arrived to a very packed bar and the seating area for restaurant empty. We ordered drinks and started looking at the menu. No dinner menu! Just snacks and sandwiches. We were informed by the waitress the restaurant is winding down the menu as it about to close in one month. So we finished our drinks and left for another venue. Very sad as it was a great local place providing a nice, simple dinner menu and will be missed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Small beer selection, food was disappointing, but service was great.
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  • Great birthday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A group of 4 of us went to the Guilty Goose for brunch to celebrate a birthday. Drinks were always topped up and food was good (although portions were quite small). Waiter was a little rushed as he was serving the back of the restaurant by himself so could have done with some help! Overall a great brunch that I would recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome time!
    NycFoodie720
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I had a quick catch up meeting with an old friend here on a Friday night after work. The place was live and happy!! Full of fun chelsea people!! Great service and awesome fries!! Waiters were alway checking on me which I like because it shows they care and they all seem to really enjoy working there. Highly recommend going to Guilty Goose!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not notable
    t182288VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    So we came here for a quick bite so here is a quick answer: 1) beer was awesome. served in mason jars. really nice variety of craft beer 2) brunch menu looked better than anything else 3) fries were great 4) flat bread was just weird- why was there apple sauce on it? 5)sandwich was good but not for ' dinner'
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty and well priced
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Our appetizers were good, spicy lamb meatballs. Sandwiches were good as well, I had the fish tacos. The pork sandwich got good reviews as well. The biggest problem was that we got there around 4:30, and there was one VERY loud leftover table from brunch, which was all you can drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our First night in NYC
    MykidsRcats
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I reserved a table here based on the not-so-boring menu from the website and quite honestly it's location. We had tix for the Gotham comedy club about a block away and I was nervous of getting lost and being late for the show. We did not get lost or arrive late, but thanks to my paranoia we found this sweet little eatery with a decent craft beer selection and very tasty food. Our waitress was a bit soft spoken, but otherwise was just lovely. Will definitely be back when in NYC again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bottomless brunch!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went there with group of 6 for bottomless brunch this past weekend. Food was amazing and the mimosas were flowing!! It was crowded so it was pretty loud but that's the only complaint. Would def go again!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 154 reviews are from the The Guilty Goose reviews archive.
  • Kitchen needs help.
    dineoutlessandless
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    "Roasted chicken sandwich, w/arugla & avocado." Usually a fine combination. I often make it myself. 20 minutes after ordering and watching the "cook" run downstairs to fetch two avocados from the basement, I knew I was in trouble. What came out was a very unappealing, inedible sandwich. Imagine mashed avocado, with stringy greasy dark chicken meat & smashed arugula, creating a grayish mashed goo on a ciabatta bun. Gross. Waitress removed it from the check.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good pub food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were looking for a place to eat a late dinner after a show at the UCB. This was the perfect little spot for myself, my husband and two 18 year old. The food and service were good as well as inexpensive. If in the area, we would go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gail
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great location with little competition…more a bar than a restaurant. No sound proofing and loud customers - having fun, but loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was World Cup, but...
    LunchloverVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We actually mad a reservation for lunch to find it's basically a bar with a few tables in back. The menu looked surprisingly good . Sure the World Cup was on tv so we ordered a burger and mini pizza as soon as we sat down. We waited 45 minutes for our food and then the burger came practically raw ( ordered medium well) and the pizza was soup with what seemed to be a jar of prego poured on top . Our waitress was sweet and on it but overwhelmed .. She seemed to be the only person there poor thing. We sent the food back and got two new burgers but that took another 20 minutes .. Would I give them another try ? Sure but no excuse on the piZza. It's not a restaurant it's a small loud pub. Why open table agreed to take them on I have no idea..
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maybe I was there at an off time
    MardiVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I was kinda shocked to see this place completely empty except for two others at peak weekday lunchtime. The waiter was nice enough, the food was fine but not great. But it never really got busier and I'm not sure why. However, I would certainly go back to try it again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great menu, great food!
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This place was great - great bar scene and awesome menu. The food was really delicious. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    Alison
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Picked this place at random while trying to find a restaurant in Chelsea for dinner after a friend's bridal fitting. Chose the Guilty Goose based upon the fact that it was supposed to have good beers and the menu sounded good. We were not disappointed! My pulled chicken sandwich was awesome and all of my friends really loved their dishes as well. Happy I found this place as I wasn't as familiar with the area so now I have a go-to recommendation if I'm ever in the neighborhood. I definitely want to go back for brunch sometime!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    BKBarVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    the food was very good, service was fast, they really got the whole job of brunch, and the Beer, wow
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • runnergirlnycVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The place was cute at first, but it got incredibly loud in there, so much so that my group of four had to cut our visit short because we couldn't hear each other over the racket of the office.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service and food
    Sideshowcin
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Our server was very moody. Didn't ask in do how we were doing. My friend got milk spilled on and not even an apology or anything. After we paid not even a thank you. It was the worst service ever. The food wasn't even what I expected especially from the rating it has. Very poor. I will never be going back and would not recommend to anyone that wants to try.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bottomless Brunch
    ET25
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I only come here for their bottomless brunch, and it's never a bad time. They are very good about keeping your glasses full during the hour of unlimited drinks, and the food is delicious. I especially love the fries that come with their burger--it is what keeps me coming back, truthfully.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun
    Ryan49VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The Guilty Goose is a fun spot with very good food ! The surprise id that you can only have Beer or Wine - no liquor.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst place for brunch
    Fvru321VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service was bad and slow. I was not impressed with the food. It seems that the people that works there except for the bartender hate their job. It does not have a good atmosphere for brunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it time and again
    NomNomNom
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Seriously, this place always serves up an amazing night. Fantastic food, wonderful service, and a good time all around.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Brunch!
    GirlsBrunch
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had a group of 6 meeting for a reunion brunch, and decided the try The Guilty Goose based upon reviews. We were not let down! The service was fantastic and our food was delicious. Not only did our server keep our mimosas flowing, but he gave us all recommendations from the menu and we were all very happy. We will definitely be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    GuiltyDiner
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Brunch menu was a little limited but there was a lot of other stuff to choose from. Everything was very good and our service was excellent! Amazing coffee and would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super noisy, subpar food
    cj2159
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Came for brunch with three of my friends, and the restaurant was so loud that we could hardly hear each other across our small table. Bottomless mimosas were fun (they came around with pitchers of it that they refilled like water glasses), but the food was pretty mediocre. My eggs benedict was over-poached, my friend's pancakes were chewy and bland (but smothered in toppings to try and make up for it), and the portions were disappointing for the price (no sides came with any of the entrees; just a plate with an omelette, or a plate with a breakfast sandwich, and nothing else). The experience wasn't overall terrible, but there are enough awesome brunch spots in this city that we don't need to return here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The server was great, food
    MillerkgVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    The server was great, food was delicious! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    pnyc
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Perfect place for brunch and the beer selection is pretty good too. Staff is very friendly. Everything was timed perfectly. I will go again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cacophonous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Super loud, especially in back of dining room... Only wine and beer and no bread or sides of any kind with $14 omelet. No thanks
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  • Great find
    Susiendave
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Went here before a show at the Irish Rep. Excellent dinner - food was interesting and delicious, well prepared. Wait staff were great, attentive and knowledgable. Nice selection of wines and craft beers. We ate in the back room, which was moderately quiet. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big disappointment
    OwenB
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The food was below average - from previous reviews we expected better quality. Sorry to say cannot recommend and will certainly not return again. Noise level was also VERY LOUD!
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  • Boozy Brunch!
    fitgirlVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I loved this place! I had the $35 bottomless mimosa brunch which includes a meal! I had the egg sandwhich on an English muffin which is not hard to mess up but it was very good and also the potatoes! The best part was the mimosas....for sure boozy enough and served in a huge glass! The hostess was very nice and refilled my glass many times! I am coming back here again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice Valentine's Day evening out!
    Kristine
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband found this place while browsing OpenTable for somewhere to go in the city. We loved the place the minute we walked in. The seating area was past the bar and it was a great, little spot. We started with the Bacon-Chedder Risotto Fritters and Fried Pickles - amazing! I had the Chelsea Caeser and my husband had the fish special of the day (I can't recall exactly what) and we both quite enjoyed our entrees! For dessert, we indulged in the doughnuts and cherry ale sundae. The doughnuts were to die for! My husband wasn't too thrilled with the sundae (he said the presence of the sour cherries kind of threw him off) but it won't stop us from coming back! Great place - so happy to have found it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar + Restaurant
    NYCGalVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The front was very lively and loud, with lots of college-age patrons, and the back was rather quiet. It's good that the noise from the front does not carry so much to the back, where the restaurant tables are. I do not recommend the fries but all in all the rest of the regular menu seemed OK. The specials are what makes it interesting.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for brunch and more . . .
    Mollie
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We found this gem just a block away at the Irish Repertory Theatre and went back again before going to the ATC Linda Gross Theatre. It is a small, almost hidden restaurant with a very homey feeling - warm and welcoming. The brews are great, the wine list looked good too, but we"ve never made it past the brews. The brunch menu was creative -- I mean - duck eggs to garnish my salad? YES!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Sunday Brunch
    urd202VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Went to Guilty Goose for a Sunday brunch. They had a really good menu selection, both for food and drinks. I was happy to find a vegan option (which can be especially difficult in brunch menus). Servers were really friendly, but I did have to ask them twice to get refilled on my unlimited drinks. Had a great time otherwise - not too loud or crowded, so I felt like I could eat in peace.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch Place!
    TonyMontana
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    I had a reservation of two, but due to the restaurant's popularity, I had another friend come and they accommodated the three of us, no problem at all. Which was great! We all had brunch and deserts and loved the Sunday Brunch atmosphere that the restaurant had. It was a little busy with all the people wanting brunch, but our server took excellent care of us and we enjoyed the experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Golden Goose
    Hunterites
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The service was fantastic from beginning to end. I would definitely go back. Waitress was solicitous friendly quick . I can't say enough to describe the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    ljohn
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    I have worked in the area for several months and hadn't even heard of the place. The food was great, though it did have more of a bar feel, and they did have a large beer selection. I would definitely recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service was great
    NYCGuyVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    I walked past The Guilty Goose many times and finally decided to have lunch with a friend. The waiter was great and the food was excellent. I would go back for dinner and see what its like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good value brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We were a party of four and opted for the bottomless brunch package which includes an entree and unlimited beer, micheladas or mimosas for 1.5 hrs. The food was tasty and well presented. The service was a bit slow on the drinks side and they started our drinks package when we arrived rather than when we actually ordered but aide from that this was a good spot to catch up with friends with decent food and drinks at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.