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Ashton's Alley

4.1
131 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Live Sports
  • Great for Lunch
Ashton's Alley is an upscale sports bar. With 15 large screen TV's ranging from 60 to 80".
Our location is in the heart of east midtown Manhattan, 825 3rd avenue (between 50th and 3rd). We show all major sporting events and most fights. Our outdoor seating is open from April till November. We are open all major holidays, 365 days a year. We have a large beer selection and our famous for our filet mignon sliders "they are a must have"

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11:30am - 4pm
Lunch: 11:30 am - 4pm Monday-Friday
Dinner: 4pm-11pm Daily
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Phone number
(212) 688-8625
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hank Bianco
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Catering
Catering: In home and office parties

Private Dining: For Private Dining inquiries, please contact Eleanor Kennedy at 917-251-9467, ashtons825@aol.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
50th between 3rd and 2nd ave
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Public transit
51st & Lexington
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Entertainment
All major sporting events
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Special events & promotions
$24.95 Brunch every Saturday & Sunday. Unlimited Screwdrivers, Mimosas & Bloody Mary's. 80 inch TVs showing all live sporting events.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 131 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Friendly staff.

Good food.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We watched March Madness Final 4 games. It was a great atmosphere, good food and a lively environment. You’ll be satisfied.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I don’t like leaving negative reviews, but brunch at Ashton’s Alley was a disappointing experience.
Firstly, the brunch special was advertised as $26.95 for entree & unlimited drinks both on the restaurant’s website, as well as Yelp / other sources. Upon arriving we were told that the promotion was old & now it was $15 for drinks plus an entree ($20 for buffalo chicken salad!) I tried to argue but to no avail.
Second, after agreeing to the bottomless drink option, I was incredibly disappointed to discover that the mimosas were 90% OJ — I told the waiter it was too much OJ & too little champagne, but instead of bringing me a new drink he brought over the bottle of champagne & poured literally 2 drops of champagne into the top of my glass (I had only taken a sip). While he did make an effort to keep our glasses full following this encounter, I just found it bizarre & poor customer service — especially being that we were 1 of 3 tables in the entire place.
Finally, the maître’d had a serious attitude. Unfriendly an unapproachable. Was visibly annoyed when I asked to sit at a booth instead of table (despite there being no one in the restaurant). Overall I was super frustrated with this experience. It’s a shame Bc I previously attended a happy hour here and had a great experience. Hopefully brunch will improve.

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

All in all was it not too bad. Food was ok, beer and wine were ok. But just ok. Nothing special or very good about it.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

When we arrived in the pouring rain
For Super Bowl...we were told that although We had a confirmed reservation.. they could not honor it because they were full..and had notified Open Table the day before to not take further reservations..they had to turn a lot of people away with Open table reservations... fortunately for us there was a no show, and we got a table

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Staff was very pleasant. Did not need a reservation for New Year's Eve as this is a sports bar there were lots of tv's to watch games. I would eat here again.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Sat at bar area and watched the game. Great food and beer.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Good food and atmosphere. Sat at the bar for a late lunch and it was perfect. Nice selection and super friendly bartender.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

The burger was gross. I don’t know how you can screw up a burger but they did.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner for our family from Illinois 😊

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1.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Don’t know how this place got such high reviews. The food sucked and this place was dead. Very expensive for garbage. Don’t go.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Waitress was on of the best I've had. Food is always good and a step above regular bar food!

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a very nice dinner in the outside seating area of this neighborhood sports bar. This location allowed us to talk but still see the game on TV when we wanted. The spinach dip with tortilla chips (appetizer) was outstanding and the burgers were very good. Service was friendly.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Went with ten people to watch MLB playoffs. Sat outside with great view of large inside TV’s. Started out by myself and informed hostess ,Brie, that more people would be coming over time. She couldn’t have been more accommodating. Service was excellent. Terrific venue for watching a sporting event on a beautiful evening. Better than most sports bars in midtown.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Great after work spot for indoor/outfit sports and people watching. I'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Great burgers. Nice outdoor setting, with big screen tv's set up for viewing while outdoors.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2017

We were probably the only tourist there. We felt we discovered a "neighborhood gem." Great atmosphere, food and drink for watching the NBA final. Wish I could remember our waiter's name. He also was a gem.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2017

My boyfriend and I headed here for a quick bite after work. We learned that Happy Hour was only for beers (which we didn't drink that much). Our reservation was for 6:30 so we were able to seat right away. The food was good, and the place really lit up right before the NBA finals game came on. Overall it was a great night!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Went here for mother's day with my daughter who is also a mother. We had massages prior to arriving to Ashton's. My veggie omelet was great and my daughter's California wrap was great too. We had a great time.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Considering how many great places there are on every street of Manhattan, i would not go back to this place. It was an 80 degree day and it was unbearable sitting inside... Early in the season and management has not turned AC on yet. We moved closer to outside and it was ok... Food was very mediocre... Absolutely nothing special. I usually love sweet potato fries and theirs had way too much starch coating (used to make fries crispy sometimes) it took away from natural flavor. Kobe burger tasted very good... But its a burger... Like i said very average place. We did not have alcoholic drinks so i cant comment on that. Free soda refills were appreciated. TV was also great to watch a Yankee game.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Great outdoor seating!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Great experience.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Meal was good! However burger is usually served with French fries. I substituted fresh vegetables and had to pay $4 more even though the price for side of fresh vegetables or French fries are are the same price. There should not be a substitute fee if price is same.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Met several high school friends for a mini 34th reunion!! Great time!!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2017

Good midtown bar for a weekday sporting event... if you just need to grab a drink and some better-than-normal bar food after work (March Madness, NBA, NHL, etc.) in the midtown area, this is a solid choice.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2017

Good time here

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

My husband and I went so he could enjoy the games and I could get a good cocktail. The food was wonderful and our server was extremely nice and helpful. Would for sure recommend to my friends.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Quiet as it's not your typical sports bar. Watched playoff football with a large crowd and enjoyed the fact the noise wasn't deafening.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2017

Best service and best wings in NYC! This place never fails, consistentnin all aspects and always have the best games on!

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2016

Service was great, food was delicious! We will definitely come again the next time we are in New York City.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Great place great food. Odd mix between fancy and a sports bar. You'd expect lower prices for a sports bar but the food was phenomenal. Best lobster ravs I've ever had.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2016

Great sports bar atmosphere - and the filet mignon sliders were terrific. Great service and lots of TVs to be able to see the game from any angle.

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3.0Dined on October 27, 2016

Good casual setting at a fair price. Not too busy when there and service good.

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3.0Dined on October 25, 2016

Great place to watch a game. Food is okay. Service is stretched and challenged. Overall, wouldn't go without a game to watch....but would suffer slightly through service to see a game.

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2016

Decent bar to grab a bite to eat if you want to catch a game

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2016

Decent place. Nice sidewalk tables. Hostess seems confused when I said I had a reservation through open table

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2016

Food was great, noise was adequate to watching the final 4 basketball game. We had a great time

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2016

We went here with a large group to watch NCAA basketball and NCAA wrestling, as Ashton's has dozens of big screen TVs. The noise level was appropriate for a sports bar during the tournament, same for ambience.
Service was incredibly spotty, however, with two waiters manning the floor and one bartender. A hostess was on the floor but did not participate in anything other than seating guests. At one point, we asked that 1 television be turned to ESPN and so we could watch NCAA Wrestling finals, and were given a bit of attitude about the request. Meanwhile most of the other patrons had left the restaurant after the finish of a college basketball game. Just seemed strange that a sports bar staff member treated our request as though we asked to put on a soap opera or something non-sporty. Whatever.
Would not return here unless absolutely necessary … It is a loud, casual sports bar in midtown, but their food and service should step up a notch to make people want to come back.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2016

My fiancee and I went there to get a late dinner since it was near our hotel. The staff was very accommodating and friendly, and the food wasn't terrible but it was only average and was the same quality if I was to make it. The price did not match the quality. The atmosphere was a little odd as well, since it was somewhat sports bar themed, but only half the televisions had sports on them and not much sports decor was up. I favor more heavily on customer service so I wold return, but only for a drink and maybe an appetizer next time.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2015

Great host and server, attentive staff. Food was delicious. Arrived 10 minutes before open time and was allowed to be seated. Celebrated my bday with gfs and they all enjoyed the food. Next time will opt for $25 unlimited mimosas!

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