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American Whiskey

263 reviews
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$30 and under
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American Whiskey is home to both whiskey aficionados and curious amateurs with a spectacular collection of over 375 different globally sourced options.

The 6,500 square foot restaurant is conveniently located one block from Madison Square Garden, serves lunch, dinner, as well as private events.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 12 pm - 12 am
Friday 12 pm - 2 am
Saturday - Sunday 12 pm - 12 am

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Phone number
(212) 967-1070
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Roger Jacobsen
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Cross street
7th and 8th Avenues
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Public transit
1,2,3, A,C,E - 34th Street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wine
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNukePro (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Some tables have speakers right over them, making it too loud to talk. Interesting and very good food choices. Steak was amazing! And if course unbeatable selection of whisky.

Scottso67 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

Great food with great service. The wine, beer and Whiskey list was on the money. A great pre or post Garden event place. Cool atmosphere !! We will be back!!

vipNdulge (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

Great menu

GrayGhost (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on May 2, 2017

Service was a complete fail and there were OUT of several food choices and get this.. whiskey!
Eat at the Garden if this was your pre game plan.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

We decided to come here for dinner before seeing a movie on a Friday night. I made reservations through OpenTable and they sat us right away in a nice spot towards the back corner. The bar is very long and there were a lot of people, but you couldn't hear them where we were, which was nice. Our waitress was sweet and patient since two of our members were running late. I got the burger with crinkle cut fries, we got the small venison burger, tater tots and the ribs. We all loved our burgers and the fries were very tasty and nicely salted. My friend liked the ribs, but said it was hard to cut through. The checks were all done on a tablet, which was convenient for saving time and we could all easily split the check. Overall, nice atmosphere, good food and good service.

mcbethnyc (London)
4.0  Dined on April 20, 2017

I love this place because of the whiskey conoisseurial theme, the high-quality beverage list (the cocktails in particular are exquisite), and the knowledgeable and attentive bartenders. Plus, it's between my office and my commute hub.

However, I hate the cavernous atmosphere and the nouveau-polished concrete decor. It makes the place 3x louder than it needs to be, no matter how fashionable it was 4 years ago. I hate the fact that the place is frequently so full of frat-boy young professionals (who are often dismissive or oblivious to other clientele), to the point where it's difficult to even get a seat at the bar some days. Good for the owners, but tough to dine and drink as a single woman, as I often do.

I also find the menu a bit precious. Certain items are excellent, like the venison sliders and the broccoli doused in powdered cheese, but I feel it's veered into precious plates and a tad too far off real, varied meal options.

Anon (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 20, 2017

Awesome food and drinks. A bit expensive on the food.

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on April 17, 2017

Overall ok...dont think the food is the draw, more of a bar scene...nice decor, decent prices

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 14, 2017

Had to ask for ketchup. Had to ask for salt & pepper. Had to ask for more water. Had to ask for more drinks. Appetizer plates were not removed from the table before the mains came out so we also had to clear the table for the server. Extremely low lighting & yes we are in the late 40s age bracket, but we had to use the flashlights on our phones to read the menu. And a very limited menu. However, both meals were tasty & staff was friendly. Atmosphere in the bar very fun, dining room a little lacking. Not an awful experience but wouldn't go back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 14, 2017

My wife and I went there before we went to MSG to see Billy Joel, so proximity was a selling point. The food was good and so was the drink selection. It's pricey but it's Manhattan so considering that it wasn't too bad. Our waitress was awful. She disappeared after our food came and I had to go directly to the bar twice to get my wife and I drinks. My wife is not a big drinker either so it's not like she was knocking them back all that fast. Besides that the bartenders were good, courteous and efficient, I think it was just our waitress that was poor. Would recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on April 14, 2017

Great time. Definitely going back!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 7, 2017

This restaurant is getting very disappointment with every visit. It used to have grilled sandwich for lunch before. Now it has bird sized portions. I being a vegetarian, it literally has nothing to choose from. It had roasted cauliflower for a month or 2 which I used to order, even thats gone now because they say its seasonal. They have no choices left at all. Very very disappointing! All I can eat there is green salad and I think it will also disappear one day.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 5, 2017

The food was fantastic, and the whiskey menu amazing. Love the flights.

The service, unfortunately, was SEVERLY lacking. But for the terrific food and whiskey list, it was bad enough that I wouldn't go back again.

RobA (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 30, 2017

This place is lively, and loud...particularly in the front bar area. Service was knowledgeable about products, gracious, and timely. Found the food to be flavorful & appropriate for the extensive whiskey selection.

RobertK (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 28, 2017

Great place right next to MSG just what I was looking for!!