The Blue Dog Cookhouse And Bar

4.4
969 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 969 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was great but tables were crammed together like pre COVID and it was jam packed. Did not feel very safe.

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mpcpjep
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Burgers and Great Drinks! The Blue Dog is a hidden gem.

If you are going to show and the Blue Dog is in the area, don't overlook it.

The staff is outstanding and hardworking.

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MonicaG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Accommodating. Good for Gluten Free burgers. Unique atmosphere

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Felicity
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were early for our reservation, and were seated without hesitation. Servers were very attentive. Food was delicious and portions, generous. We'll be back. ;-)

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JaredK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Blue Dog! The food and staff were wonderful. Thank you for the great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Très très bien …..

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Kevin
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Dog was a real treat.
Great location.
Our server, Oscar was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cute place for date night dinner before our show. Def would recommend and I’ll be back soon. One of the best burgers ever!

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CindyH
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was lovely and it was an enjoyable place to dine. The manager came over several times to check on us and the waitstaff was very attentive. I would highly recommend this.

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Bluebird
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Adorable little hole in the wall with great ambience. Food was mediocre for the price.

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HelenaM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Received a delicious, complimentary dessert when we said we were celebrating a birthday. VERY nice gesture on the restaurants part. Made us feel special. It's the little things. We'll be back! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Small space, close seating. Staff was very welcoming and helpful when it came to recommendations.

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NeahG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Perfect place to grab dinner before a show. Will be returning.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time and the food was fantastic! I would have definitely stayed longer only I had to catch a flight

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Website implied social distancing was maintained inside the restaurant but it is not. Small lovely space but tables were basically on top of each other

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I was so excited for our dinner but when we entered, our choices of seating was either beside the kitchen where people bumped us each time they passed, or at a long table in between two other families. Hardly what we bargained for. We left after five minutes.

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Demi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had never been to the restaurant before making a reservation for pre-theater dinner. My biggest surprise was how quaint and small it is, which is lovely in normal times but gave us pause in pandemic times. I felt nervous with the number of unmasked folks dining or drinking at the same time, even with the restaurant's policy requiring proof of vaccination status. Too late to cancel our plans and find another restaurant, but it bears mentioning the tight squeeze. Service was good and food was also very good, as was the holiday decorating and overall ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience1

There were many seats available, we made reservations ahead of time and got out in the worst seat possible.

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vipSueH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Food and service was good, but the website promised "socially distanced dining". The restaurant is very small and we were put at a long communal table in the center of the room. All around the table were other tables. There wasn't any room at all. We wore our masks until the food arrived and left before dessert. Pre-covid, it wouldn't have bothered me.

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JessicaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine, lovely decor and enchanting ambiance. Highly recommend!

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vipFromdaviscounty
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This hidden gem in Midtown is simply amazing! We had the best gourmet breakfast (must try the chicken and waffles with jalapeno maple syrup or the stuffed pumpkin cream cheese french toast!). We tried to go back for a second day but they didn't have any availability - reserve early - you won't regret it!

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AmyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We felt uncomfortable with all the confusion over seating and menu items. We were told the bartender didn't know how to make drinks that were on the menu. We seemed to be in between shifts so we had different hostesses and waiters and bartenders not communicating. The website said dinner served at 4:30 then were told no dinner til 5:00. They did accommodate us at 4:00 with the dinner plates we ordered and told us the appetizer we wanted would not be ready til 5:00 because they had to prepare the octopus then we had to remind them about it and it had 2 little pieces of octopus in it! I had sea bass and the portion was small. The burgers were ok, but we should have had our drinks and then left to go somewhere else but it was cold and we had theater tixs. Overall disappointed. It was very uncomfortable and overpriced for food and service we received. The reviews were so good, but I would not go back or recommend this place when you have so many other options.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great - Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blue Dog was the perfect spot for our dinner before a Broadway show. Our reservation was at 5 pm and it gave us plenty of time to enjoy a spectacular meal and even dessert. The New York Strip was so tender, it could be cut with a butter knife. The Notorious D.O.G was raved about at our table. And, certainly, the gelato was delightful and the cinnamon churros were just so good. The wait staff was attentive and our glasses never emptied before they were refilled.

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CTTraveller
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A handy spot near the Theater District, for burgers and simple entrees, and for drinks. Nice ambiance but a tight fit- perimeter tables and benches surround a long communal table in the center.
Lots of appetizers to choose from, but the main focus is on a variety of burgers, (Beef, salmon, chicken, veggie) some really good. Fries OK, Rosemary oil fries hardly had any special flavor for the upcharge.
Service is pleasant, but have to be gymnasts in the tight space. A bit harried by the Covid protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, amazing service, but really crowded. Our waiter was fabulous! Very intimate setting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Very cool, chill vibe with delicious food and fantastic service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch was to die for!

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karet
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, intimate setting. Was festive for Xmas. Menu had a nice combo of items, good for a family w some vegetarians. Highly recommended!

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ColleenR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment- kind of gives a modern speakeasy vibe mixed with modern food! Great use of a smaller space, never felt too loud or crowded. And AMAZING food!

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AmyC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Enjoyed the brunch options. Cozy atmosphere but very crowded. Seated many patrons, including my family, at one long table in the middle of the small restaurant. A bit to tight for my comfort level; difficult to have a conversation. Food was very fresh and well prepared.

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baskets23
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Didn’t know about the community table seating. This was uncomfortable for me during a pandemic.
With reservations made over a week in advance, I had expected a table…also had to shift down seat to accommodate another party after we were settled.
The waiter was very friendly and efficient. Wish I could say that about the host, not displaying a customer service welcoming manner..
The food was good, could have been warmer. My lunch companion was very happy with the meal.
I enjoyed the food but not sure if I would return.

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EricaC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good but the restaurant was very noisy. Service was ok.

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vipKaypur
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We chose this restaurant because we needed to meet a friend for a late breakfast/early lunch in the mid- 50's. We had a reservation but had never been here. It was loud, crowded, mediocre food, and very disappointing. To be fair, the waitstaff did as well as they could, but the food was less than average, the coffee less than brown water and the menu uninspired. Convenient, but not the best dining experience.

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karen
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast place although it's a crowded setting so it's noisy. The staff couldn't be friendlier and more efficient. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On this cute little place a couple years ago and have gone back every year cents! Food and staff are amazing!

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Beachnuts
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One our favorites and we were so happy to get back here. The food is delicious and the restaurant although small is so cozy. The staff is amazing and we’re already looking forward to the next time we get to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for brunch.

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KendraF
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fantastic food and good service. Very cramped (much like many NYC restaurants). Overall, we loved the Blue Dog!

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vipDivineFood
New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small and tight, but nice. You definitely need a reservation. Host was very accommodating.

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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 4.4 stars by 969 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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