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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.