The Blue Dog Cookhouse And Bar

4.6
812 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Step out of the Hot sun into our breezy outside seating available in the private rotunda. Blue Dog is dedicated to nourishment you can trust with quality locally sourced contemporary Ingredients. Our 7 day a week Brunch and Burger menu has made us famous in New York City with an established presence of over 14 years.
We offer outstanding natural products including free-range chicken and all natural steak. We also provide a warm and intimate experience that will makes you feel right at home. We give you the options you need, regardless of dietary restrictions or choices. Keeping our promise, to offer nourishment you can trust, quality you can depend on, integrity you can rely on, and care in all we do. Join us for a filling breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour or dinner. There’s something for every appetite here at Blue Dog! Don’t forget to check out our full cocktail and espresso bar in the upscale, welcoming café. Enjoy!

Have a Wonderful Day and we expect to see you very soon !!!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 812 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RyanD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife here for your anniversary at 5PM on a Saturday and it was empty, which was glorious. We enjoy intimate spaces. She got the short rib (do yourself a favor...) and I got the Notorious D.O.G. Which was spot on! Truffle fries are a must! Will definitely go back!

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vipReneeB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is great! Did not think its fair to be charged for a refill on coffee. $11 on 2 cups of coffee.

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Katrina
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

we waited 40 minutes for the waiter to come take our order...and this was after i went to the front desk to ask for our party's order to be taken. when the server did come to take our order, he knocked over two of my friends' water glasses and as he was trying to clean it up he kept spilling more water. then when the bill came, a mandatory gratuity had already been included. there are probably over 1000 different places in nyc where you can get a decent brunch AND expect top notch customer service; blue dog is not one of them. come here if you like the idea of waiting 40 minutes to order, having a waiter spill water all over your brunch clothes, and overpaying for regular american food.

The Blue Dog Cookhouse And Bar
Responded on June 6, 2021

We have changed our automatic gratuity policy to parties of 5 or more only.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicioso !!!

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JoanB
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific innovative food with exceptional service

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vipKimmy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious! Truly so good!!

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Andrea
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed this place, very nice and spacious environment. My friends and I were treated incredibly well. The food was really good and the aesthetics were nice as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

decent food, staff didn’t know which end was up though and left waitstaff swamped. our server was sweet & tried, but was spread way too thin. no manager or host helped him out. In fact, host & manager started eating at a table like they were diners. I had to go up to bar myself to get someone’s attention. prob not returning.

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BrittanyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and really tasty food!

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vipCoryArlington
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Treated three friends for dinner, one was visiting from Wisconsin. I have not been to The Blue Dog since before Covid - staff was very accommodating. New less restrictive NYS rules just enacted. Prices were still reasonable. We felt comfortable and had a pleasant meal, drinks and conversation.

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Rutabaga
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Under-whelming. The menu reads better than the food turned out. Outdoor seating felt like an alley.

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WendyZ
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall great experience. Outdoor dining is perfect. But the waiting time for food is a bit longer than expected.

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LoamyB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service and really good ambiance.

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Sunny
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant had the best customer service I have ever experienced. And the food was amazing as well! Would 100% come back.

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RobE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific Mother's Day brunch at The Blue Dog Cookhouse. The Oriental Salad was delicious, as was the Chicken & Waffles. (Nice touch with the Jalapeno Maple Syrup!) It was our first visit there, and we will definitely be back. A great find!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Will be back

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vipClintB
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole team was so welcoming and accommodating. The place was a buzz with a happy vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French toast was so good!

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Franki
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere! The staff very nice and helpful!

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kateo
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

the burgers here are awesome. we had the notorious D.O.G and French connection. the butternut squash fries are so good with the Harrison aioli. the place is smaller than pics show, but the room has a handsome sexy atmosphere with good service. not rushed.

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vipGertie23
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad drink, bad food, or bad service at Blue Dog. Absolutely amazing place.

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vipDebbiC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Cute place with the entrance nestled through an underpass, but was disappointed with food and service. My sons turkey chili was served with American Cheese slices ;we’d expected fresh cheddar) and my salad with salmon was served with undercooked salmon. The waiter never came back and I wound up eating the outer parts.

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JillianC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful breakfast! I would suggest posting on the menu or on the table that a Covid-19 recovery charge is included as well as the gratuity. I had zero problem with it but it would be better that people know ahead and don't find out about it on the bill. Thanks foe a wonderful breakfast!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great Service.

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Joseph
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with cozy atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service was good and food was excellent.

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Scotslass
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the staff were extremely pleasant with lovely music playing in the background
Would highly recommend this establishment
Thanks guys!

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JamesW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Bespoke, immaculate, intimate, backed up by superb staff / customer service. Incredible food. An (almost) hidden gem..

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lucylove
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cutest little restaurant. Beautiful decoration, and they were projecting silent movies on a wall. They have plexyglass dividers along the long table to accommodate different parties while still using the usual setting. The burgers were really good, the fried rice was really flavorful and the drinks were fun!

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vipVinnyNYC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

They take the pandemic seriously and clean everything. Masks are a thing. I wasn't overly impressed with the food -- my croque monsieur was overcooked and tasteless, and the rosemary french fries seemed to come from the bottom of the barrel, but my husband enjoyed his steak and eggs. All in all it was a fair lunch experience, though nothing particularly stellar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a nice dinner but saw the vegan burger on Instagram and it was partially an appeal. We had it and it was good but it did not have the Brussels sprouts which was one of the most intriguing parts in the picture.

Otherwise the place is quaint, very cute and they were practicing social distance very well with the setup of the tables, etc

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MalloryT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very cute and fun atmosphere! a lot of food for your money but still a little pricey. would go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and coffee!

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LolaDD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I had high hopes after reading your menu and vision for the restaurant, food quality etc.. but Sunday before we arrived I received a call confirming our reservation but also to tell us we only had 1 hour for our table to eat.. Then she went on to add that we can sit outside (unheated btw) for as long as we would like. Really poor customer service. I almost cancelled right then. But we went, the food was good. Nice waitstaff. But we felt rushed! No menus to look at either.
I don't get it - come up with better ways to treat your customers. We won't be returning now because you treated us as if we are just another number. I sought out a restaurant like yours because of your food quality and high standards. But the overall experience failed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Great definitely will return

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AnitaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Great quality. Service could have been a bit quicker but I understand it was busy during brunch hours. The wait was totally worth it

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HannahH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and cute atmosphere! Crispy french toast was fantastic. Awesome drinks as well, but a bit pricey (average for NYC). Great staff as well!

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vipStephenD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for brunch, lunch, or a cozy dinner

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vipCharlieSig
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent burgers, excellent service and very comfortable outdoor space...

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John
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the better dirty martinis i've had in a while

burgers were excellent - recommend

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The Blue Dog Cookhouse And Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 459-0700.

The Blue Dog Cookhouse And Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 812 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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