WHITEHALL Bar + Kitchen
WHITEHALL Bar + Kitchen

WHITEHALL Bar + Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.whitehall-nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126757261
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Rendell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Come celebrate Valentine's Day at Whitehall! We will be serving a delicious prix fixe menu for $65 per person (not including tax & gratuity) Make your reservations now as space is limited.



    For private event inquiries please contact our Events Director Erin Brisbane at erin@highlandsrestaurantgroup.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. 10th street
  • Public Transit: Nearest subway is W4 Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from WHITEHALL Bar + Kitchen
The downtown hit-makers behind Scottish hot spots Highlands and Byron at The Surf Lodge set aside the tartan for industrial chic at WHITEHALL Bar + Kitchen. Chef Chris Rendell puts an upmarket twist on British classics.
Gin enthusiasts will not be disappointed with the bar's artisanal selection of over 50 bottles of England's national spirit.
WHITEHALL is opened for cocktails and dinner. The setting is also perfect for a variety of occasions from a quiet dinner in the intimate dining room to drinks at the bar or a gathering of friends for cocktails.
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WHITEHALL Bar + Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)romantic (7)vibrant bar scene (7)good for groups (5)fit for foodies (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)special occasion (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Nice bar and Good food
    DPPC
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Very nice place, the deco is nice a give the feeling of a warehouse. Great service and great food - we had a cocktail to start followed by a succulent burger. The only remark I can make is the dessert, I must admit the chocolate tart was one of the worse thing I had to eat in a very long time. However, my partner had a banoffe pie which was very nice. Overall, very nice place a good value for money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    MRNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I love the vibe the place, the excellent service and the very good english food…
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • below average
    ivan
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    came for the burger after reading some great reviews and left disappointed. waited suggested it medium as "our medium is what medium rare is at other places". came medium well and dry. presentation is ok, but taste was below average. would be much better off with umami across the street and for a fraction of the price. disappointed by the pimms - nothing like the ones in the uk. took a while to get the waiter's attention. ambiance was nice, but probably wont go back.
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  • Burger was great!
    Jess
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The burger was delicious - one of the top burgers in the city. It was not crowded in the least - there was no one in the back section, save for 1 other table, for our dinner at 7pm. Server was very nice, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 180 reviews are from the WHITEHALL Bar + Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Great burgers and cocktails
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We enjoyed the cocktails (particularly the Bonnie Lad) and the burgers. The room looked great, and the service was excellent. Definitely loud in that first room, though (peak hour on a Friday night). We would go back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just not great
    Jnainny
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Food is just ok. Mushy pea fritters were greasy and tasteless. Brick chicken was good but veggies were swimming in oil. I never seem to find anything I really want on the menu. Service is competent and friendly.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply yum!
    Cmo83
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Had a scone followed by avocado with poached egg on toast with delicious bacon. Fresh squeezed on was lovely and coffee was decent. Our waitress was lovely and helpful. We sat for ages enjoying the nice vibe.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, decent Bloody
    GoodFoodNoPretense
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Whitehall's menu is limited, but the food is solid. The Bloody Mary's are fair, a little heavy on the black pepper. Space at the table is a bit tight. On a positive note, we had no wait and quick service at noon on a Sunday
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Service was disappointing. Took 15 minutes to order a drink at the table. Another 15 to order. Meal itself was fine, nothing spectacular. Took over 15 minutes to pay after getting the bill.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch
    Chappaqua5423VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Delicious brunch and wonderful, attentive service. Interesting menu -- poached eggs on avocado toast or eggs over chorizo and beans. Felt like it was more creative!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The cocktail menu is beyond
    ahimelsVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The cocktail menu is beyond fantastic, but the drinks themselves are not. Service is fantastic; food is pretty good. VERY LOUD!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too noisy for dinner
    Laurie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    A nice bar, food is very good the downside is that it's too noisy and crowded to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whitehall is a West Village
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Whitehall is a West Village gem. It's become one of my go-to neighborhood restaurants. The staff is super and the ambiance is perfect for many occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food is below average
    viniosityVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Good service, nice ambiance, convenient location. But so many better choices in NY.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • interesting brunch fare
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Along with standard brunch dishes (pancakes with berries, fried eggs and bacon), Whitehall has a few brunch dishes that help change things up. The baked eggs arrived still bubbling in a cast iron skillet, with tiny wild mushrooms, oily chorizo, and a scattering of fresh thyme. There was also an avocado dish with poached eggs, and a lovely 'english breakfast' platter, overflowing with perfectly roasted tomatoes, buttery mushrooms, and pliable bacon strips. Prices are reasonable, though they add up too quickly if you're adding cocktails to your meal. Nice rustic-chic space with fresh flowers and unfinished wood surfaces. The staff was friendly but not overbearing. Overall, a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best burger of my life!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Completely loved this restaurant which is situated in a lovely, vibrant area. Our group all had the burgers and they were amazing. Atmosphere was lovely and would definitely visit again next time in New York. Fantastic!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food - uneven service
    newyorkerVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    we had 9:15 reservations on a winter wednesday night - and the table was waiting for us (a plus) . bar area tables are crowded and a bit loud. great food choices, interesting cocktails and wines by the glass. all dishes well dne. when we went to leave, hard to get check and pay.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best drinks of the trip
    Nyc16
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The bar drinks are top notch. Go for drinks. Food was good but drinks were better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Whitehall, our gastropub in Greenwich Village, has a diverse menu and a nice vibe. The service is attentive. The food (fish, chicken, pork chop) all really good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Chicken EVER!
    James68
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Great West Village Spot. Super Chic Design and Ambience. Nice Friendly Service. Had the Kale Salad and Brick Chicken. The Chicken was AMAZING with tons of seasonal Veg. My partner had the Lamb Desi - Super Flavorful and Super Tasty. We didn't have desserts has we were full. Looking forward to returning very soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unprofessional & College Service
    NYCKATVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Hostess: rude; we had a reservation, she told us that she needed the table back in two hours before we sat down. Two hrs is plenty of time; it is up to the restaurant to move tables and have good control rather than an inexperienced college student with a snobby tone. Waitress: Not knowledgable & unprofessional The waitress explained that they serve half glass of prosecco because the glasses are much larger than normal champagne flutes. Poor excuse!!! Cocktails: good; Wine mediocre. Given the food is OK, service is bad and the ample good restaurants in the West Village, Whitehall is not worth it. After the lame excuse of the half glass of prosecco, I asked if I could taste a glass of white wine. The waitress served it in a dessert glass.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good brunch and bar
    Fooooooood
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We were meeting friends over thanksgiving weekend and decided to give Whitehall a try. Originally we were only going to be two couples but you know how quickly groups can expand over the holidays with family so we increased out size to six then seven and had a nice long table awaiting us upon our arrival. Our server was a bit awkward but friendly and made our time enjoyable. We got a apple French toast for the table and various egg dishes. One of us got the duck confit latke special and raved about it. It was nice to catch up and had we been more of a drinking crowd we probably could have stayed all day trying the very intriguing original cocktail list, however we went on our way!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-Show/Date Spot
    DylanShea
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Went here before heading to Sleep No More with my date and had a wonderful meal. Great cocktail list, wonderful staff, interesting and delicious food (get the brussel sprouts; you won't be disappointed!). The ambiance was wonderful, good music selection, great decor. A definite gem in the heart of the West Village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Whitehall
    msbnyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I've been to Whitehall several times and it never disappoints. Our last meal there I had the bass, my husband the pork and our guests the duck and the steak. Everything was delicious. The wine & beer selection is always good. It has a great lively vibe. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant but so-so service
    LuvDiningOutVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Nice place, very charming decor. The food was variable, from bland to flavorful. The service was spotty and rarely friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice surprise
    NewYorker1VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I was not sure if I was going to like Whitehall Bar and Kitchen but was pleasantly surprised. The food was good, not the best I ever had, but good. I thought the menu was limited though, with simply not enough choices. The portions are quite small but everything was fresh. However, the bar scene was very busy, so if you are young and looking to enjoy a few drinks with friends, this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Ol' Reliable in West Village.
    Ceez
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I enjoy this establishment. The signature drinks are really tasty and even better during Happy Hour, as they are half price then (Mon-Fri: 5-8pm)! Their burgers are good and reliable. Their "Pigs in a Blanket" are good and for sharing. The servers are friendly, helpful and accommodating, as long as they are not swamped w/ too many tables at once. They have many TV screens and our server made sure to put the game we requested, the screens closest to our table. I hope to be back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an early dinner (by
    aussiegirlinnyc
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    We had an early dinner (by NYC standards!), so it was very quiet when we first got there, but was buzzing a little more by the time we left. We had the whole back of the restaurant to ourselves for the first hour or so, so book after 8pm if you prefer some company around you! Other than that, the service was very friendly, and the food was great. Had the crab and linguine pasta. Delicious!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended as a fun place
    Jeffrey89VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    And I was not let down in the least...from the fine staff greeting us throughout the eve...wonderful, engaging staff to compliment the food. Their knowledge of the dishes was spot on. Great ambiance. The noise level was just fine. I do understand that Thursdays and weekends it is energetic but earlier in the week, am amazing spot for a intimate group. Well, well done in every way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    nyc123
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    made a reservation for two & we were sat right next to the bar area. very loud & people bumping into the table throughout our meal. cheese plate was dismal and the squash salad was bland & boring. we both had the halibut. over salted & still pretty tasteless. side of brussels was over dressed & too salty. enjoyed our tall cocktails & our waitress was spot on. loved this place when it first opened, but something has gone wrong. definitely won't be back.
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  • Avoid the hassle and sit at the BAR
    DisillusionedVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The menu was an intriguing twist on standard British fare. We ordered a few things from the appetizer section which were all great. Cocktail menu is really innovative and balances out the meal perfectly. The service was a real hit/miss. The water bottle sat empty for 1/2 hour then it was constantly refilled. What really made me take down the stars in service is the attitude of the hostess. She made best effort to make our evening as unpleasant. She told us there's another reservation for our table as soon as we sat down. Then she asked me to move my stuff because it was in the way and literally no one sat next to us for another half hour. She came back with other demands and comments. If I ever go back, I'm sitting at the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time around not as tasty
    GlobalDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    The first time I ate here about a month ago, I thought the food was very good but small portions compared to other restaurants in this type of restaurant category (upscale laidback modern casual dining). However, this time my guest and I both had to send back our steak entree and pork chop entree because both were presented well done when we requested medium. They did replace the entrees but the pork chop was still over done. We dined here on a Tuesday night, maybe this was the B-team in the kitchen. My only remaining comment is the pricing, for what you are being served, it is too high. The service is very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You can't go wrong with WhiteHALL.
    FoodFan
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    You can't go wrong with WhiteHALL. From the service to the menu and the food--whenever I am in town I make sure to stop in. The owner's provide personal service, the crowd is nicely dressed and chic, and the energy marvelous. If you haven't been you're missing out! Thanks WhiteHALL! Can't wait for my next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent little place
    inthesolarium
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Great oysters; top-notch duck confit special; friendly and chatty service. Slightly tight quarters, but it's NYC - what do you expect? Nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A tasty dining experience
    GlobalDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    We truly enjoyed dining here and I plan on returning soon. Service was excellent. However, menu items and the portion sizes are those of a Michelin restaurant. We started with the grilled fresh figs salad special and it was outstanding. Next we had pan roasted grouper but it is more like a bouillabaisse with pasta served in a soup bowl. It was enjoyable but a very very small dish for $28. We also had the Pork Chop which was tasty but honestly half the size of most restaurants portion size. With all that said, the food was so good, I am willing to pay their pricey menu prices and return again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    You are greeted with a friendly smile. The front bar area is noisy,but fun for drinks. The rear area or outside tables are best for enjoying a meal becaude it iis quieter. The menu is inspired but execution of the food is uneven. The watermelon and feta salad was very good but too big a portion for one person. The pork chop and fish of the day are very good. The service is efficient and staff accommodating.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was quite good, but
    UncleGVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    The food was quite good, but turned off by the rude hostess on the front door. Won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Potential
    NothingBeatsNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    I'm not sure if "new British" will succeed as a food category, but regardless, Whitehall leads with its strengths; simply designed fare with outstanding execution. I went with a small group and everyone loved what they had. If Whitehall can bring the service and atmosphere to the same level as its cuisine, it will look forward to years of success. The service felt understaffed, and the room is quite loud... both problems that can be solved. Still, thanks for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a wonderful meal here
    Sazz
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Had a wonderful meal here a couple of nights ago. The food and service were perfect don't let the English theme but you off if you're a Brit in NYC add it's more the decor than the food. Even though quite quiet on there night we went still a nice atmosphere definitely a restaurant to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Timfromaustralia
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Came recommended from a local friend. Great food The (1) prawns and (2) tuna were both as good as it gets. Refreshingly light but substantial enough to constitute a meal. Fantastic ambiance as well Thanks guys Very enjoyable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.