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Genesis Bar & Restaurant

36 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Irish, American, European
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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
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Phone number
(212) 348-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Candido Leon
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Private party facilities
We have a separate bar & dining area for parties of 20 to 150 people
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Private party contact
Fergal Burke: (914) 374-1355
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We cater from 30 to 200 people
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Cross street
88th Street
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Parking details
Street parking 7 days a week
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Public transit
Lex & 86th subways - 4, 5, 6, 1 & 9
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Live music, DJ & Juke-box
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 36 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipgldb (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

genesis is more than a bar. the food is great and my family, including my 2 children, eats here often

Mavirek (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

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

Gratefulfood (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

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

vipClyde (New York Area)
4.0  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 ...!

apw2121 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

Pub grub. It was food- period.

vipClyde (New York Area)
2.0  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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

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

AlmostPerfect (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

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

Ninanyc (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
1.0  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.

vipkev2222656 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

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

bert (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

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

vipLJGV (New York Area)
4.0  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.

vipLJLULU (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

Food decent - service poor

vipfoodie (New York Area)
4.0  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.

vipfoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2015

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

vipfoodie (New York Area)
4.0  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.

vipfoodie (New York Area)
4.0  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.

few3768 (New York Area)
5.0  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.