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Permanently Closed - Fireside at Omni Berkshire

255 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Lunch (177)
  • Fit for Foodies (138)
  • Good for Groups (118)

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Satiate your cravings at Fireside Restaurant & Lounge. Tucked within the Omni Berkshire Palace, this urban midtown bistro serves innovative American comfort food in cozy surrounds that include a large glass-enclosed fireplace. Dishes are made to order using the freshest ingredients to ensure that they come bursting with flavor and character. Menu highlights include lobster rolls, sesame glazed salmon, grilled Mykonos lamb chops and surf tacos.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, Fireside Restaurant and lounge provides a welcoming stage for business lunches or after-hour rendezvous with colleagues. Visit the bar and experience some of the restaurant's signature cocktails, artfully blended with fresh ingredients and fruits to refreshing results. The bar also serves a fine list of spirits and wine. Fireside Restaurant and Lounge offers private dining services that can be tailored towards different events, ranging from formal dinners to cocktail receptions.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Mon-Fri: 6:30am – 10:30am (Breakfast Buffet until 11am)
Sat-Sun: 7:00am – 11:00am (Breakfast Buffet until 11:30am)

Mon-Sat: 11:30am – 2:30pm

Mon-Sat: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
**There is no dinner menu served on Sundays - only our bar menu.**

Mon-Fri: 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Sat: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sun: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Mon-Sat: 10:00pm-12:00am

Noon-1:00am Daily
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Phone number
(212) 754-5011
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ron Ulczak
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Cross street
Madison Avenue
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Parking details
Hotel valet parking is available.
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Public transit
6 To 51st Street, E/V to 5th Ave
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Special events & promotions
We would love to host your event. For more information, please call or email us at
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.6  based on all time ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JudithM (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Had breakfast there twice. Menu for food and beverages was good, but not very imaginative. Food was good, fresh and temperature appropriate. Service was extremely good - very attentive, but not intrusive. Our waiter was friendly and recognized us the second day, which is always a positive. Decor looks as though it could do with a fresh eye, both in general and in regard to upholstery. Tabletop accoutrements need attention! Salt, pepper, jams etc. were very sticky.

EmmaM (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 14, 2016

I had the surf tacos, which I think is an appetizer but I had them as my lunch entree and they were great.

vipEdie (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 1, 2016

As the Fireside was at the Omni hotel we were staying at for a week, we at there four times. The first time we arrived around 11pm after a long drive from Niagara and were tired and hungry. The waiter was exceptionally nice and attentive. We ordered a pizza and Caesar salad to share. They were both delicious. The next night we had dinner there and had wonderful service and delicious food. I had the filet and it was perfect. We also found out that the owner of the hotel was closing Fireside and opening a new restaurant he is part owner in. I hope it will be as good as Fireside. My sister and her husband also arrived at the hotel a few nights later and we decided to have a late night drink and dessert there after the show. The service was bad, took about 20 minutes to get served, and the desserts were not tasty at all. A waste of calories and time. I ordered a chocolate martini and it was just so so. My husband and I then had our last lunch before heading out to the airport. The service was mediocre and things like my steak knife could not be found but the food was very good. Anyway, hopefully things will get back on track when they reopen. In the meantime, I feel it is a hit and miss restaurant which is why I rated them only a good.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 31, 2016

Dinner was excellent and service too!! I had dinner at the Fireside 2 nights in a row while away on business and enjoyed 2 wonderful dining experiences!! I would highly recommend a dinner at the Fireside. A bit pricey but well worth it!

vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

The food was delicious. The service was not very good, we got left alone too long and never got refills on water.

vipLiam461 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 1, 2016

The lamb chops and golden mashed potatoes where out of this world.

vipJadeTree (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2016

The shareable plates are the best. My favorites are the cheese-steak dumplings, fish tacos & lobster roll. The staff is always welcoming and warm. The food is always consistent.

vipCons1 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 6, 2016

They had the dinner menus for lunch because they said the kitchen help did come in today!

rlomeli (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

Servicio muy lento y cargan 18% de propina sin preguntar.

SamS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2015

I came here with a relative for her birthday and we were trying to find a place in the city that would accommodate us on short notice. Fireside was amazing. They quickly seated us and the decor was very festive for the holiday. Service was timely and the food was excellent. Small plates and main courses are very well priced for the ambiance. In addition, it was an excellent treat for the sous chef to come and check on the dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 6, 2015

Been here two years in a row during our annual NYC visit. Every time I tell my husband the same thing - food is good, but the service is horrible. We waited 1 hour for dinner one night and another time it took 32 minutes to get a waiter to even take our order. On the plus side, they have a good kids menu.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2015

Service and food were great. My son did not feel well and fell asleep on the super comfy bench and it was not an issue at all. They were very accommodating. We went there for breakfast the next day, too! The servers were quick to say that the buffet was the best value and also had the kitchen make eggs benedict for me to be part of the buffet. Not the best EB but the effort was there!

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

So first off this place is very pretty, rather small, but cute-its located inside our hotel had an amazing sounding menu since we were missing thanksgiving at home to visit new york with our 2 teenage daughters. The food was marginal at best and worlds slowest service considering there were not many people Dining here. We left with a $430 tab and unfortunately the food was a huge dissappointment.

vipAndrew (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 19, 2015

Good for a business meeting. Service and food are nothing to write home about.

vipLiam461 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2015

I have never had a bad meal at The Omni. The Maitre De is very accommodating, the service is prompt and friendly. I especially enjoy the salmon dish. The bartenders are also very friendly and pleasant.

vipJOAC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 11, 2015

Clean, good atmosphere, fine food, great service, quiet--
a great place!

vipNYCBC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2015

We had a somewhat stressful business breakfast and the staff at Fireside was incredibly attentive and helpful: organized a private dining area (without my requesting it), the wait staff was excellent in serving during the meeting. Was beyond appreciative.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 22, 2015

I booked a reservation for us for breakfast here. My sister was having a dress fitting at the bridal shop across the street so it's perfect location for us. We had two children with us, so the larger space was perfect. I really wanted to love this place, but the service fell short, especially in the end. The server was neutral at best, not friendly at all. Which would've been fine if he hadn't charged us for two items we didn't even order, then took 20 minutes to get it off the bill and then to have another server try to argue with me about the prices being right. On top of that, I asked for a lemon with my Diet Coke which he didn't bring. I had to ask for that again and we asked for side of whipped cream with our waffle and pancakes which he didn't bring and I had to ask for again. Also, the Belgian waffle was not good, and for $20 it should be. I would not return to or recommend this location.

Kelleycharleston (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on July 11, 2015

This was the perfect place for 5 ladies looking for some yummy bites, great drinks and a nice atmosphere. The lobster rolls were amazing. My ginger Cosmo hit the spot. The rest of my table was thrilled with their selections. I also really appreciate that we were given options on where we would like to be seated. Overall, this was my favorite meal of the weekend!

vipJOAC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2015

Great food, Magnificent service, friendly staff, management and chef in wonderful surroundings!

vipajs11201 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 28, 2015

We went here for a Sunday brunch. It was very quiet, and the food was good enough. The selection was typical (which isn't bad). Service (coffee refills, for example) was not very good at all. For a very expensive brunch (even by NYC standards), I think the service should have been better--especially since it wasn't very busy when we were there.

vipRayJ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2015

I stay at the Omni a lot and this is a convenient and fun restaurant/bar with great TVs for sports. Great service.

vipHNLFoodie (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2015

Whenever I say at the Omni Berkshire I make sure to have lunch or dinner at least once in Fireside. Great hotel Lobby restaurant and I would have no problem recommending to friends. Try the Double Fisted BLT, it is great.

vipNYCdiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 2, 2015

Good quality food with a varied menu. All in a tranquil, comfortable and quiet setting. Decent value, too

vipAndrew (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2015

This is a good spot for a business lunch in Midtown. Food is good and hearty - Standard American fare (e.g., burgers, BLT, tuna tartare, duck quesadillas). The service is good and can be quick, if you ask. Nice ambiance. Can have a good conversation.

vipCanonRider (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2015

Arranged a breakfast at the Omni for an important meeting, with a Saturday being the best day for us to meet. Good location, parking nearby, good reviews on various sights. Seated at a nice table, got into our conversation, and were given menus. We ordered off the menu - wanting to keep at our conversation - whereupon the waiter asked why we didn't want to take the buffet.

We replied that we were okay with the order we had made. No, he said, we really should take the buffet. I replied, I'm really interested in the nice omelet that was described on the menu, and my friend wanted the french toasts, which wasn't on the menu. No . . . . we really should take the buffet. He would have the omelet made the I wanted, and he would bring french toast, and we should go to the buffet.

I replied "okay, I give up, we'll go to the buffet." His reply: I don't want to be pushy. My reply: you are being very pushy - but we will go to the buffet if that can get our meal underway.

very strange encounter. The omelet was very good, and all the french toast disappeared from my friend's plate, so I'm guessing it was good to. And we had a good meeting.

And I'll go back - even on a Saturday. I'll just go straight for the buffet next time.

sandi (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 6, 2015

Love the easy menu. Especially love that no matter where you sit you can actually hear everyone you are dining shouting required!

vipEatToLiveOrLiveToEat (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 26, 2015

I have eaten lunch at Fireside many times and it is a comfortable spot for a business lunch. This time, the waiter got the order wrong and, after we raied the issue, he got nasty and then started avoiding our table. The manager eventually came over, apologized, and told us not to pay for lunch, it was on the house. I will consider this an off-day and an exception because I have generally been happy with Fireside, but I won't be bringing clients there for lunch in the near future -- at least until I feel I can once again count on polite service.

PennsyltuckyPaul (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

Spent Valentines Day at the Omni and we dined at the Fireside twice. Coctails at the bar were well made and the wine was perfect. Dinner was excellent. Breakfast was also great. The service was friendly, prompt and had a personal feel. The weather was frigid therefore having a great eatery at my hotel was a bonus!

vipnewyorkercpa (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2015

They got the order wrong and the only response that i received was "sorry" - no attempt to correct. Typically in a service business when something is wrong, one should attempt to correct it and/or see if you can make the customer happy.