Cask Bar & Kitchen

4.5
117 Reviews
$30 and under
American
CASK 100yr old reclaimed wood floor and an antique back bar sets the tone. Cask Bar & Kitchen harks back to a by-gone era. One of craftsmanship and authenticity. Of dimly lit encounters, great conversation & carefully created cocktails. We offer hand drawn cask conditioned beers, a wide variety of craft beers and an exceptional selection of wines. Well informed waist coated Barkeeps will guide the most discerning of taste buds. The Kitchen continues the simple rustic theme with its selection of cheeses, charcuterie and wide range of small plate fare. The Cellar Bar located downstairs can be reserved for private events and incorporates a full draft system. With the same attention to décor and detail as upstairs it is the perfect setting for any event. “Classic Vintage Bar” as described by one customer and frankly we couldn’t agree more. We hope you enjoy!
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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michaelo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just my opinion, obviously... but not the best place for a quiet date. There is nothing in the place to absorb sound, so it’s noisy. Great getting together with a few friends. You don’t have to worry about disturbing the folks at the next table. The food was great, the service was great, and the bill wasn’t outrageous.

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ClionaW
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First night in New York on holidays, great start! Food was fab, service prompt and friendly, amazing jalapeno margaritas. My sister is visiting NYC in September and am recommending you as a must-do

SG
vipSteveG
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Table wasn’t ready which worked out fine since my guests were late anyway but I would plan at prime time at least a 15 minute wait.

The service and drink menu were great.

Food was pretty normal pubby type of food with a few twists.

TK
TaraK
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Cute spot. Food fair, wine selection very limited.

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Liljumper
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here many times and loved it every single time!

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MartinS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome...service was excellent. Great experience!

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vipErin
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great neighborhood Gem, friendly and warm. terrific happy hour, good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was fine. Very noisy, during a week night

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KaeS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Came here with family who were visiting from out of town, it was great! Amazing cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience3

My friends and I spent over $700 at this restaurant. We left the restaurant to go to our cars, but two of us decided to walk back into the restaurant to use the restroom before traveling. Two of our friends were standing outside the main doorway, while two of us decided to go to the restroom. My friend went to the restroom first. As he was returning to the doorway, I decided to go to the restroom too. At this point, I was aggressively confronted by the bartender. He yelled at me repeatedly to catch my attention and aggressively asked, “What’s going on here? Why are you guys standing in the doorway? What are you doing here?” This caught me off-guard, as we just spent a few hours at this restaurant. I responded that I am going to the restroom and that we just finished our meal here moments ago. I am extremely displeased with this bartender and will no longer return for special occasions, nor recommend my friends to visit. This incident occurred around 2:30AM on Sat, 12/30

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Minx
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails and food were a triumph as always and the ambiance was warm and cozy. Cask is perfect for a get-together with friends as well as for a date.

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Daisy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Get the ribs, brussels sprouts, and lamb & goat cheese nachos. I don't like lamb nor goat cheese, but I loved this one!

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vipJered
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Cask on a Saturday night for dinner and drinks. The atmosphere is relaxing. Food and drinks were excellent! Great for sharing small plates.

JS
JudyS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time at the Cask. Six of us were celebrating a birthday and anniversary before heading to the Billy Joel concert. It was a bonus to get a round table in the back. The food was perfect for what we were looking for. Our party got burgers and flatbread, but there were larger choices on the menu. Food was delicious as were the drinks, service was friendly and fast.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome. Very laid-back and perfect for brunch. I recommend the blood orange mimosa’s.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Got together with some friends after work on a Friday. Their happy drinks are great and food is
Good too although it used to be better. Super noisy and busy but altogether a good time

RS
RSEinNH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A relaxed and friendly ambiance. Excellent service. Some really delicious plates like the tamarind ribs. Everyone enjoyed their dishes.

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Heysaylavie
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a chance on a new restaurant for my birthday celebration with friends. Wanted great food, great ambiance, great service, reasonable noise-level--wasn't disappointed! We all really enjoyed the experience, and I would definitely put Cask Bar & Kitchen on my list of favorites in New York. A real gem.

MW
vipMelissaW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was wonderful, very attentive but not overbearing. Great wine list and cocktails. Would definitely go back again.

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vipErin
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place! Always feel welcomed. Kelly the Manager is wonderful, bartenders Rachel and Niall always a pleasure. Food is good, like the music, definitely a good energy. Highly Recommend, enjoy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for a large group birthday party

SW
vipSWMom
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cask Bar & Kitchen is a fun, neighborhood bar and casual restaurant. The white Sangria was delicious and refreshing. Our party of four was seated downstairs - it was quiet, cozy and the bartender was attentive. We enjoyed the truffle mac n' cheese, tuna tartare, kale caesar, margarita flatbread, bbq pulled pork flatbread and crispy cauliflower. Everything we ate was fresh and tasty. Cask Bar & Kitchen exceeded our expectations.

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vipreasonableguy
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have been to Cask twice now and were very happy both times. Great food, great drinks, responsive and competent but not overly warm and friendly service (to be fair, we had the same guy both times, so maybe it's just him). They have a range of great apps and for entrees they have very good salads you can add protein to as well as some excellent entrees. It can get really loud, so don't plan on being able to hear more than one or two seats away after 8 or 9. But for this sometimes mediocre Murray Hill area, it's hard to beat the nice setting, great menu and overall good vibe.

RM
RasheedM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for 5 but 8 showed up. The restaurant kept their cool and accommodated as nuch as possible. Service was great but the drinks seem to be poured using a graduated cylinder.

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TLHK
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great atmosphere! Cozy and laid back. Philly cheesesteak spring rolls, brussels sprouts and califlower were the food highlights. I heard good things about the salmon. The chicken was good, but nothing to rave about. Drinks were good. Wish we were hungry enough to try dessert, because that looked the best.

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MurrayW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic discovery in Midtown East... that mac and cheese was unbelievable! We had a mini cast meeting, the sound level was a bit loud, by what do you expect in New York? Would definitely return.

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BrittanyS
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service. Our waiter have great recommendations and was so thoughtful. We plan on going back soon for the happy hour. The red sangria is out of this world.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our review may be biased by the fact we had our 4 and 6 year grandchildren with us. The restaurant was extremely noisy. The options were quite limited and very little for children. We had a combination of the small platters. The food was okay but nothing to bring us back again.
I can see that it would appeal to 20-30 year olds who have different needs for a good night out, than we had

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vipSari
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Love, love the blood orange jalapeño margarita! Get the pitcher if you plan on having more than 2 or 3 at your table . The ribs are so yummy! Loved the lamb nachos ! The oysters were a real bargain and so fresh from 4-7pm at 1.00 each. Will definitely be back!

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Betty
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with my nieces and nephews. Had a great time. Good food drinks and ambience!

BR
BethR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delightful brunch - menu had a nice variety and a few things that were not the usual brunch fare. Very attentive service and everything we ordered was delicious. Will definitely be going back!

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Julie
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun, energetic bar! Make reservations as it is a small place.

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vipCjcl
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of fun. Our server was fantastic and the food was really good. We shared appetizers and had salads and burgers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Cute, cozy place. Service was great. Was sat down immediately even though my whole party for our reservation were still on their way. Attentive wait staff, but they started rushing us out of our table which was rude, until finally they told us they had a reservation waiting. Would've been a lot better if they just told us rather than having the bus boy give us a dirty look when we tried to order more drinks. Otherwise, good place. Has a bar upstairs and downstairs. Does end up getting a little loud, but nothing more than a usual bar.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my parents. They were so accommodating to us and them. Our waiter was so nice and attentive. Would go back in a second.

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Jessica
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a group of friends for my birthday during their Wednesday happy hour. They were kind enough to put us at a group table up on the alcove separated from the main dining area. It was PERFECT. The service and ambiance is great. The food is tasty and the drink selections are awesome. The happy hour value is impressive.

AN
vipAlisonN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Found Cask to be a great spot for weekend Brunch. The restaurant was dark but had been nicely decorated for Valentine's Day. Had a cute, off-beat vibe. Young crowd. We ate downstairs because upstairs was booked. Be prepare to sit on bar stools and high built-in banquet seating which was different, though not a problem. Our server was very helpful and pleasant. Lamb tacos were great. I would recommend for a casual, fun brunch - great for post-college demographic as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I found this place Back in the fall, went there for happy hours and appetizers, I love the food and drinks, and friends from San Fran were coming into town so picked it for us to have dinner, loved it, food is great, drinks are amazing, and the staff is super friendly, will definitely go back again!

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Hibachigirl
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined at Cask Saturday night with 5 other ladies and we had the cozy, round table in the back. It was perfect for conversation. We ordered several of the appetizers and all shared. Mussels, tuna, flatbreads, fried pickles (yum!), Brussels sprouts... I know I'm forgetting some but everything was delicious. The portions were good, enough to share for sure.

SA
vipShafiqueA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good restaurant, average dining experience. Nothing spectacular, but good place to eat, catch up and hang out.

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Cask Bar & Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 300-4924.

Cask Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.