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About Genesis Bar & Restaurant

Situated in the prime Upper East Side locale and furnished with a cherry wood interior, shiny hardwood floors and multiple sleek plasma TVs, Genesis provides a sense of charm and comfort to the neighboring residents, as well as, business professionals who just want to kick back after a long work day. There is a variety of dishes to entice your palate and drink specials to make your dining experience even more enjoyable. Our French style doors are open for sidewalk seating during the warm weather seasons and the beer garden is available during the hot summer days and nights.

1708 Second Ave
New York, NY 10128
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish, American, European

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00 midnight; Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
88th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 348-5500

Website:
http://www.genesisbar.com/

Entertainment:
Live music, DJ & Juke-box

Catering:
We cater from 30 to 200 people

Parking Details:
Street parking 7 days a week

Public Transit:
Lex & 86th subways - 4, 5, 6, 1 & 9

Executive Chef:
Candido Leon

Private Party Facilities:
We have a separate bar & dining area for parties of 20 to 150 people

Private Party Contact:
Fergal Burke: (914) 374-1355

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for a memorable Thanksgiving Day dinner with your family & friends! Our delectable, traditional 3-course prix fixe meal includes all the trimmings for $45. Limited seating available - make your reservation now!

Genesis Bar & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

4.0

ambience

3.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (45)
Good for Groups (32)
Great for Brunch (28)
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Kid-friendly (27)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
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Late-night Find (10)
Bar Seating (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Live Sports (3)
Casual (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Authentic (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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People Watching (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love Genesis. After a couple visits, the staff greet you like ole friends. Nice. And the food is diverse and generous. The restaurant offers so many options. Two bars, two outdoor seating areas, two dining areas. The selection of drinks, food and specials are truly accommodating of any tastes. This is the perfect stop with a group that can't make up their mind where to go.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our waitress was so friendly, down-to-earth and attentive.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Very nice hostess & servers. Food so-so, burger used to be better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Nice Greeting at the Door by the Hostess..!
The Turkey Club Wrap & Fries were Very Good...!
Our Waitress, Pamela was very nice ...!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Pub grub. It was food- period.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We thought it was Just OK
I HEARD THE Burgers were GREAT on the internet
I ORDERED The " Genesis Burger"- Rare to Medium Rare
I couldn't really see it.. because the place is VERY DARK
SO I ATE IT and discovered that
It came out on the Medium Well Done to Well Done side and wasn't that tasty
At $17 it wasn't a good value
The fries were good and crispy as ordered ...but I needed to salt them up quite a bit
My buddy had the fish & chips $18 and a side of Spinach $8
He said it was just OK
THE WAITRESS was very nice and it was quick service
but they charged me another $3 for a Diet Coke refill which is usually not done.
We split an appetizer of Boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites $13
They were pretty good but not great
With tax and a 20% tip the total bill was $84 ( no alcohol )
Way too much for what we had...!
I might go back on a Monday or Tuesday night for their special prices on Wings - 50 cents each & Burgers -$10 each

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

One of my favorite places to go on the upper east side. Great people, drinks and food.

Tags: Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Great little Irish gem. Food was better than expected. Fun atmosphere. Worth checking out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Genesis is a great neighborhood bar and restaurant. The burgers are delicious and the servers are always pleasant and accommodating. The owner is lovely, too.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Waitress initially brought out the wrong food at our brunch, then when the correct meals arrived they were burnt and parts were inedible. THEN I get an email from OpenTable that the restaurant reported me as a no-show? We won't be returning.

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 (London)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Food is very good with generous portions, friendly efficient service. Good list of beer on tap

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Great place to gather, enjoyed the bucket of beer, we love Founders All Day IPA.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2016

We went to Genesis not expecting much. We were pleasantly surprised.
The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. I had a Gaelic burger which was great.
My guest had the fish and chips. She was pleased at how fresh and perfectly cooked
the fish was. Simple meals, yes, but haven't we all had similar food at other establishments that we wished we did not order? At Genesis they know how to cook.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Food decent - service poor

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2016

Genesis is my favorite neighborhood restaurant -- whether I'm there with friends, family or young children it's always great. Consistently good and the wait staff is the best.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2015

Genesis is my go to neighborhood restaurant. Great food, wonderful staff and fun place.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2015

Genesis is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. The staff is always warm and welcoming and the food is consistently good. A great place for a good dining adventure. Also, having lunch at the bar is always fun.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2015

Genesis is not only a great neighborhood find, but is friendly with a great wait staff. The menu is diverse and everything is very good. My friends love to come here from near and far.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2014

A couple of friends who live in the neighborhood one who had had knee surgery was not looking to travel too far from home and we came across the listing on open table and decided to try it. We were all very happy with the location, food, ambiance, and service. The two who live in the area will make it a regular local eating spot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2014

Genesis is definitely a neighborhood gem. The staff is always welcoming and friendly. The food is consistently good. Any friends and family I have taken there love it and have gone back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2014

Genesis is a great neighborhood gem. It's a favorite for me, my friends and family.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2014

Best hamburgers in town. Sat in the beer garden which is usually quiet, but since we dined early there were families with babies there.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2014

I've eaten here for brunch/lunch and dinner. The food is consistently good, and the service and ambience are wonderful. It has a warm, lively vibe. Can get a bit loud at times. The outdoor seating is a great option.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 4, 2014

Burgers are supposed to be their specialty. Not even close.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2014

Genesis is a great restaurant and one that I recommend often to friends and family. The staff is welcoming and the food is really good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2013

This was not our first trip to Genesis. As always, we found the food good (nothing fancy or gourmet, but very tasty pub-type food, worth going back for) and the service super friendly and quick. It is a sports bar, so you do have the noise from the various televisions, but for a casual evening with friends, you won't do much better, and their Irish whiskey selection is small but excellent. I always recommend Genesis for casual gatherings on the UES.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2013

I've tried their burgers and they are pretty good.My absolute favorite thing to get there though,has to be the nachos supreme.Just imagine warm tortilla chips with freshly made chili on top and melted cheese. A side of sour cream with that and I am in heaven for just $11. The only bad thing I would have to say is the service. The ladies that work there are very nice, but whenever I have gone there for lunch,which is plenty, there's only one person working behind the bar and serving. As a result, sometimes it's hard to get her attention. Other than that I love this place and it is my go to lunch spot.Keep up the great nachos!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 28, 2013

Just as expected, yummy food, great evening

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2013

Better than average pub fare, with super friendly service. If you sit in the back, it's really quiet and you can have a conversation. Louder at the bar, but still not crazy loud. As long as you book in advance, it's great for groups. Good beer selection, they have my favorite Irish whiskey (Red Breast, not always easy to find), and the wines by the glass are decent and affordable. Nothing fancy here, but just fine, and the service keeps us going back--it's always warm, friendly and attentive. 3 1/2 stars.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2013

Great burgers and Irish pub food. Very comfortable. A good value!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2012

We came in to watch a college football game and they gave us a room in the back It was especially nice because we had kids and adults and we were there for more than three hours. Food was great, something for everyone and the staff so attentive. It's a great spot for a large group get together which is often hard to find in the city.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2012

quite for an Irish Sports Bar. First rate burgers in a friendly bar atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2012

Nice (and clean) neighborhood place. Good foods, nice bar selection. Friendly service staff. Worth trying. Get the bacon-burger, lots of bacon. Eat outside on the sidewalk if you like street activity, OR eat in their private backyard. The interior is nice and very clean, but if you like eating outdoors, this place is verg desirable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2012

Onion soup was too thin and the fish of fish and chips was poorly made. The fries were very good, however. The wait staff was very friendly but not readily available and forgetful. My requests for extra tartar sauce went unheeded. The price was moderate.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2011

Our table for 18 was set and ready as we started our NYC adventure. Moderately priced, all are well including our teenagers. Better beer selection than wine. Woe have liked more selection for the vegans in the crowd.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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