Woolworth Tower Kitchen
Woolworth Tower Kitchen

Woolworth Tower Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.woolworthtowerkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2125712930
  • 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: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • 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 6464579610x

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!
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Woolworth Tower Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (6)neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great lunch spot
    Standards
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Had a very nice lunch with a group of friends; service prompt, food good and prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING!!!
    Locakitty
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steady as she goes
    GrizzzfanVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Lunch!
    Dnice
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 35 reviews are from the Woolworth Tower Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Great food but service...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Great lunch - but we waited 30 minutes for the check!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic Look Great food
    Rmedina999
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh
    Heythere
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    I thought this would be a throw back cafeteria experience with some fun menu items, but it wasn't. Kind of blah surroundings too.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Win-Win!
    GirlNYCVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    loveitslianfood
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    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. .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot in the neighborhood
    snackcracker
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good food and friendly service. Like that many appetizers can also be sized as main courses. Service is attentive but never overbearing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat Atmosphere
    SteakmmmmmmmmVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Had the Fresh Tuna salad and was made to perfection! Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world charm with a funky vibe
    ArtificeVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good place in the downtown
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noisy, VERY slow service
    lgueatsVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    LLLL
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite lunch spots
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner last minute
    Amonda
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    Thanks so much for accomodting us last minute AJ -from BOFA
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    greatlunch425
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    I love going here as it is near my office and the food tastes good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Dining Experiece in NYC
    JoshVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    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.
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  • Come for the food not the decor
    SuzieQ
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood staple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Slow on Service
    foodie456
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We had our wedding reception
    Aaaa
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Great food and service was fantastic- would eat here again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Woolworth tower restaurant
    lynn
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    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.
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  • This was a great find and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    This was a great find and very convenient in my work neighborhood. The food was absolutuely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch back in time
    Scout
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seating at the front
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    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!
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  • This was a disappointing visit.
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    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.
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  • my first experience was good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    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.
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  • I've been here many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service. good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    Great service. good food. Good lunch spot, able to accomodate small and large groups.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the vegetable chicken soup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    the vegetable chicken soup was spectacular. server was very attentive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went with a large group (13)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We hosted an early lunch for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • AS strange as it may sound,
    SirSlick
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    AS strange as it may sound, for a NYC classy restaurant they make a fabulous omelet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a great lunch spot
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2012
    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!
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  • I went for lunch with a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We just had to wait too long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    We just had to wait too long for our food, which ruined our lunch. Too rushed to get back to work.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic