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Woolworth Tower Kitchen
Woolworth Tower Kitchen

Woolworth Tower Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.woolworthtowerkitchen.com
  • Phone: (212) 571-2930
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Counter Seating, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We can supply food, beer, wine and liquor for up to 100 people in the downtown area
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate up to 16 people in a private room and up to 25 people in our small bar.
  • Private Party Contact: Lou Adolfsen (646) 457-9610

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barclay Street
  • Public Transit: 1, 2, 3 and 9 Park Place stop, one block away. The R stops at City Hall across the street. The A stops at Chambers, one block away and the E stops at World Trade Center, also one block away
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a public parking lot right past our entrance and below the building. After 7 p.m. there is street parking right outside and all around the block.
A word from Woolworth Tower Kitchen
We are located in the Woolworth Building directly across from City Hall and two blocks from Ground Zero. We are a local favorite for City Hall people, lawyers, and the developing Art and technology crowd in the building and the surrounding area. Despite our large size, people tell us they find the place warm and cozy! We also have Private Dinning!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "I thought, being that this is the Woolworth Kitchen in the famous Woolworth bldg. I was in for a major treat!! NOPE... It was nothing special! The food was ok. but I could have gotten that anywhere.. the ambience was fair... nice tables but again ... you can get this anywhere... We sat by the window... the street was so ugly. People stopped and looked in on us... The most outstanding part was the Waitress! She was so welcoming and very nice. She took time with us, listened, made suggestions and helped us thru each order... Thank you for that! Very expensive for "nothing special"... sad to say!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Woolworth Tower Kitchen is a solid lunch place for business or tourists. The food tends to be very good and well priced. The Gazpacho was unusually salty, which was odd becuase I wouldn't think a cold vegetable soup would have much salt at all. The staff accepted the criticism but didn't resolve the problem even though we couldn't eat all of the soup. The entree salads were very nice."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went in for lunch with several coworkers. The service was good and everyone had a wonderful lunch. The crab cake burger was well prepared, fresh and delicious. I would definitely eat here again. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Great lunch - but we waited 30 minutes for the check!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I have eaten here on many occasions. It is always filled with important looking people- who really do not care who is there and who is not. It's table settings and dining furniture are eclectic but everything is well placed. The food and service are tremendous. Its menu is wide ranging and well executed. An overall great place to have a quiet business lunch or a loud dinner. Music choices are as eclectic as the furniture and always in good taste.Located in the historic Woolworth building across the street from City Hall a tremendous location to launch a tour of NYC - whether you live here or not."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I thought this would be a throw back cafeteria experience with some fun menu items, but it wasn't. Kind of blah surroundings too."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We're kind of new to this place, even though we're 40+ years in the hood. The food is pretty good, the portions are big, the service is great and the prices are right. Seems to be a bar scene here as well. I like this place!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We sat during regular business hours and no-one came over or seemed to even notice we were there. We had to ask a server to please take our order, and she seemed very flustered, with no knowledge of who was our server. Very poor food delivery to table, timing of it, and overall very unprofessional. ."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Good food and friendly service. Like that many appetizers can also be sized as main courses. Service is attentive but never overbearing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had the Fresh Tuna salad and was made to perfection! Great atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Where else can you find a white tablecloth restaurant with thriftt store paintings. Sharon is a wonderful waitress and always makes me feel welcome. Everything is good but the quinoa salad is great and so is the chicken soup on a cold day."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Good place in the downtown City Hall neighborhood, with enough room between the tables so you can have a conversation. Guess it was crowded, but service was disappointing: meal from another table was served to one guest (and the waiter took it back!) while we all waited for our meals. No refills on iced tea (and no refills on the ice, which quickly melted). No fresh pepper offered. No Cajun Chicken on the Cajun Chicken Cobb Salad. Assuming it was a bad (very bad) day - the food is tasty and fresh with generous portions, so I'll certainly give it another try."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "I went for lunch with a friend. he ordered a burger and I ordered the lobster mac & cheese a friend had raved about. it took them HALF AN HOUR to bring our lunch to us. if we had been in a rush, it would have been terrible. The burger was good. The mac & cheese was nothing special, with only a few small flecks of lobster... and costing $18, not worth it."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "In a neighborhood that has few places other than faat foos sandwich ahope to have a quick and decent lunch experience, this was a great option. Nothi g fancy. Had a very good Caesar skalds w shrimp. In and out under an hour. Would go back when in this neighborhood."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "One of my favorite lunch spots in the financial district. Food is reliably good (grilled shrimp/kale salad was excellent, served with a lemon vinaigrette) and there is enough space between the tables so you can actually have a conversation comfortably."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Thanks so much for accomodting us last minute AJ -from BOFA"
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "I love going here as it is near my office and the food tastes good."
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "Everything about this meal was a complete disaster. For someone who takes clients to lunch on almost a daily basis, I've never had a more disappointing lunch in Manhattan. The service was horrible, the waitress had an attitude......drink orders were not filled. Lunch orders were completely missed. a total disappointment. D-. Stay away."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "Have been here before and it was a similar experience. The space is large and it services as business crowd although we were there as tourists and casually dressed. The food was great; the price reasonable and the ambience poor. The space could be great, but isn't. But, I came for the food and was not disappointed. Our party had pulled pork sandwich, turkey and brie sandwich, and grilled chicken salad. All well prepared; meat was moist and delicious. Reasonable pricing for the area."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "My colleague and I work at one of the city hall buildings only a few blocks away so finding different places for lunch close by is a criteria. We enjoyed the fact that it is low keyed and quiet. The restaurant week menu had a varied selection that it appealed to our different tastes. The prices can be too steep for an everyday lunch, however, occasionally it's a nice option."
    Dined on 8/5/2013
  • "Woolworth Tower is a great place to grab a drink or have a work lunch. The food is very tasty and they have a variety of things to chose from. My only complaint is that we had to ask to get our order taken twice and then for the check. They seem to be quick on refilling drinks but absent on everything else."
    Dined on 5/7/2013
  • "We had our wedding reception there seven years ago and returned, during the WW Building's 100th birthday, to celebrate our anniversary. We were not disappointed."
    Dined on 4/22/2013
  • "Great food and service was fantastic- would eat here again"
    Dined on 3/12/2013
  • "The Woolworth tower restaurant is not in the tower! It is a dreary non convivial dim place on the ground floor. It was a birthday lunch for my friend Who happens to design restaurant interiors. She found the place non conducive to good digestion and gloomy. Service was initially hard to come by, then friendly and all right. A piece of birthday cake was brought and we were pleased. Our lunches were fine, not exceptional. Neither of us will be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "This was a great find and very convenient in my work neighborhood. The food was absolutuely delicious."
    Dined on 2/26/2013
  • "Perfect location, old fashioned cozy ambiance and a simple delicious menu, along with an attentive staff - it is my favorite lunch spot downtown - that simple."
    Dined on 2/19/2013
  • "Great seating at the front of the restaurant, until the smell of water damage hits you... Which is not what you want to smell while eating! There is a maintenance issue that needs to be addressed. So, be on the safe side and request seating away from the windows! A disappointing distraction for our lunch!"
    Dined on 1/25/2013
  • "This was a disappointing visit. I have had great meals here, but Cobb salad had tiny, few bits of chicken, sprinkle of bacon bits, cheese, corn - mostly a bowl of lettuce. There were no salad specials. (Grilled shrimp salad is a favorite.) Pastrami sandwich was disappointing, too."
    Dined on 1/23/2013
  • "my first experience was good, place was fairly empty and ordered and omelette and it was very good and but the restaurant was fairly empty at the time. That said I decided to take work group there for a Christmas lunch. I ordered two appetizers the onion soup which three of the four of us ordered was average at best. i had the curried mussels and they were very good but it took about 45 minutes for our meals to come. Others felt their means were ok but not worth the wait. Not sure what to make of the two experiences. Perhaps crowds are not their forte."
    Dined on 12/20/2012
  • "I've been here many times and have always had a reasonable experience. This time, perhaps due to holiday lunches, the place had all tables full. We waited an hour for our food and even after quieting down as we were there a long time, we were ignored by the waitress. Not a good time but food was good."
    Dined on 12/13/2012
  • "Great service. good food. Good lunch spot, able to accomodate small and large groups."
    Dined on 12/10/2012
  • "the vegetable chicken soup was spectacular. server was very attentive."
    Dined on 12/4/2012
  • "Went with a large group (13) - food took quite a while to get to us. We noticed tables with less people getting their food earlier. One of the dishes (Veggie Burger) was served frozen - did not bother to heat it up (also tells me veggie burgers are not made fresh!). Otherwise it was good experience. Everyone enjoyed their food though most were a tad overcooked."
    Dined on 12/3/2012
  • "We hosted an early lunch for a large group after a wedding at City Hall. It was the perfect setting-- quiet (and easy for everyone to talk), delicious food, and a classic New York feel."
    Dined on 11/9/2012
  • "AS strange as it may sound, for a NYC classy restaurant they make a fabulous omelet."
    Dined on 10/18/2012
  • "This is a great lunch spot in the financial district, since the tables are spread widely enough apart to allow conversation. The food is consistently tasty (although the shrimps on the salad special were much smaller than the last time I had ordered the grilled shrimp salad here). Service, usually great, was a bit slow this time; perhaps because the restaurant was busy. So glad to have Woolworth Tower participating in OpenTable!"
    Dined on 9/12/2012
  • "I went for lunch with a group of five. Everyone was very pleased with their food. My lobster mac & cheese appetizer was delicious and very filling, I had barely any room for my entree. They should make it in a slightly larger size as an entree. The kale and shrimp salad entree was also delicious but the shrimp was very spicy, I don't recall it saying so on the menu. Overall everything was fantastic and I will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/14/2012
  • "We just had to wait too long for our food, which ruined our lunch. Too rushed to get back to work."
    Dined on 8/8/2012