The Blue Dog Cookhouse And Bar

4.3
860 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
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vipPatriciaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant pre theater dinner. Space was a little tight, but decor was very inviting. Service was good and the menu was interesting and food delicious.

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vipDG1215
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Creative Menu with food perfectly prepared. Excellent cocktails too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and food. The place is very small so be prepared to either eat with people you don’t know very close together.
There are small tables outside where we sat so it was very nice

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vipMatthewS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything was great but we ordered medium rare burgers and they came out twice well done. The cocktails were fantastic though!

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vipMelissaG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before show snack…food was yummy! Great service!

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vipNJFoodie
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The staff is very courteous and professional. The facility is clean inside, and there is ample seating outside. If you try nothing else, get their chicken and waffles. Now, I wasn't a huge fan of the waffles (a bit cold and dry, and the spicy maple syrup just didn't do it for me). BUT.. THE CHICKEN? The most moist, delicious, hot, juicy delicacy I've eaten in months. I swear, you will come back just for this! It's definitely worth a try.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! Service was awesome and food was amazing

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vipKevinT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The service was slow but that may be due to the general staffing shortage. The food was slow to come and was cold when it finally arrived. Flavor was excellent but cold.

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Hipster
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Space is really nice for outdoor dining, perfect really. Cocktail was great. Service was slow to inattentive, food was mediocre. Calamari really dry, béarnaise & pesto sauces were thin & flavorless. Steak was a bit over cooked & tasted like cardboard- not a great cut. Cocktail menu was hidden - had to Google it. If you go, would recommend you get a burger.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very slow kitchen. Lunch order took over an hour to get out. Good food, though, and a nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I’ve been here previously and didn’t experience it the same way. We chose to eat outdoors and we were seated far from the restaurant’s entrance and we were literally the only 2 people. The host made it seem as they were booked to capacity and she was doing us a favor sitting us there.

We scanned the barcode for the menu and it was challenging finding the drinks. The host and the waitress provided some assistance. A few minutes has past and they managed to find it.

While waiting for our food. My date and I were busy waving the gnats away. It was annoying and just nasty. I wanted to get up and leave, but my date wanted to give it a chance. The waitress apologized for being late and informed us that she had to take care of something for her 2nd shift. (I didn’t need to know all that)

The appetizer arrived and no serving plates were given. A long wait later, the main course arrived. My hamburger was well done, but very salty to eat. In my opinion it was dry salty. My date’s had chicken and he said that it was alright. He would not come back.

The date was not ruined, we had other activities planned. Thank goodness. But if this was the main date, it would have been a disappointing one. I’m not trying to be mean about this. I think that it has potential for it to be better. Like the previous visit 🙂

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Orhilld
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and ambiance was great. Service was unattentive. We had fully finished our appetizers before the server came to take our main order. Same thing with the bill, we had to ask one of the bussers to get our check because our server just wasn’t coming by.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic staff and super nice ambiance.

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vipBenitaF
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and wonderful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Charlie Brown latte in 2016 and have been talking about it for all 5 years since. Came back in 2021 and it was as good as I remembered it!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Servicio pésimo y brunch muy mala. Calidad precio un fracaso!

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btbrunch
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved sitting outside - a cool ambiance. The food was good and had nice service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Small venue, which makes for a great atmosphere. Ordered a cocktail and appetizers first, and was never offered a main course until we flagged down the server. Finished my cocktail and tried to order another, but never saw the server again, not even when the food was brought out. Nobody checked on us, so I never got to reorder my cocktail, and I had to physically track down the server and hand him our card to leave because nobody had come to acknowledge that we were finished. The restaurant wasn’t busy, so I don’t understand what was happening…

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vipcmitchb
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lucked up on the hidden gym close to Times Square. Will definitely be back.

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EMILY
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is great and the service is also good! Love this restaurant and will come back for sure!

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andreab
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambience pre-theatre experience for the August Wilson play.

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vipDebraL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender and wait staff were excellent—efficient and accommodating. I had the best burger I’ve ever had in Manhattan.

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TaylorN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was fine. Took awhile to get our drinks/refills but the waitress did at least address that they were on the way. Food was pretty pricey, but I know prices are inflated generally right now due to the pandemic. My main complaint was that the food was very average.

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Sunny
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

This was my fourth time here and this experience was nothing like the other three. The waiter was very inattentive and it was a chore to order food and be served. Very strange since every other time I had been here was a good experience

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JasonH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing overall. Crunchy French toast was great. Traditional bennies were a bit too smoky, but muffin was crisp, so good overall. Best chicken and waffles ever! Jalapeño syrup is spectacular. Awesome ambience inside. Waitstaff was very attentive. 6/5 stars if I could.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great, service wasn’t super friendly, but they weren’t rude. Just kind of there. Would go again for the food, but feel it’s slightly over priced. 100$ for two sandwiches and 2 drinks during brunch. Typically that would be like 60- also it’s not including tip.

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F1234
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a long wait time although I reserved a table. Outside seating was fine. I asked for a Virgin drink and waiter appeared confused with which drink can be made Virgin. The French toast pumpkin purée was good but small late. Other restaurants give sides with the main food. My friends were given complimentary champagne. I told the waiter I don’t drink and requested a complimentary mocktail. He said he’ll look to see but completely forgot about me. Service and food portion needs to improve for the pricing

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vipSunny
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great brunch! Loved the outdoor seating.

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Buzzetta
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed dining here. The food was quite good, prices fair, wait staff attentive and overall experience great. It has been added to the places to always keep in mind when looking for a quick spot in the city while in Midtown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service was so painfully slow and nonexistent. We flagged down anyone for help throughout the entire meal.

If you have over 2 hours for breakfast, then the food was nice. Expect $80 for breakfast with 2 meals, 2 coffees, orange juice and tip.

Think long and hard before you go.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blue Dog Cookhouse and Bar is exquisite in taste, ambiance and service! The cocktails are amazing! Food is delicious! If you enjoy a classy and cozy dining experience, this is a great spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my boyfriends birthday and was not disappointed! He is the pickiest eater, and very rarely tries new things, when I could see even he was enjoying the food I was wowed. Our server was so lovely and so patient with us. If it wasn’t for the fact that they were closing as we were leaving and it was pouring- we would have stayed so much longer. We truly enjoyed ourselves, and the food was perfection. Cannot wait to go back again!

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JoelynK
Yosemite
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hubby had a delicious custom omelet. I got the crispy French toast with bourbon caramelize bananas, which was as divine as it sounds. It was difficult to decide what to eat because everything sounded delicious.

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HeidiS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed brunch. Atmosphere and food were both great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Average food. Awkward server.

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vipHaim
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We can to celebrate my son’s birthday. Initially we got a very welcoming and friendly service. The server took our order and we sat and waited for an hour next to an extremely loud large table.
When we ask a server to check on our food she said she would, but never returned. We then asked our server, and we he came back, he told us the kitchen missed our order and didn’t even start making it. They offered to make it quickly, but at that point we had enough and just left.
Extremely disappointing experience!

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Zuzuvich
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good service and one of the best brunch in HK

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vipDavidS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating service team. Food was great, as was coffee. Nice interior space where we sat but a bit too loud for our meeting. Probably should have sat outside in their outdoor area but we played it safe with it being so high outside. In retrospect, the covered seating was pretty comfortable and would be my choice next time - and there will be a next time. Highly recommended.

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Snacky
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Adorable spot, great service, delicious brunch. (The crunchy french toast was among the best I have ever consumed! Brussels spouts also very good!) Highly recommend!

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BradB
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for brunch. We chose to sit inside but outside looked just as great. It was nice and cozy. The service was spectacular and the food was great. Great food for the price and a great experience overall

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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 4.3 stars by 860 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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