The Blue Dog Cookhouse And Bar

4.4
879 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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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We got the salmon and the steak. The steak was ordered medium but came well done. The salmon was supposed to come with shaved Brussels sprouts, but there wasn’t much. It also needed a sauce or more seasoning. Overall it was okay, but wouldn’t go back

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ChristineP
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken and waffles were amazing.

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vipFoodie29
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great. They were very accommodating when we asked to be moved to a table inside since the wind started to pick up outside.

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AnoopS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a romantic date. The indoor dining area is small and intimate with cool decor and ambience. The food was surprisingly good as well and reasonably priced

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vipSusanM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Not good for pre-theater. We had a 6:15 reservation but didn’t get our meals until 7:30! (Show was at 8:00, so we took a few bites and had to leave.)

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vipHugeDisappointment
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

There was a delay in getting our order, but the servers were great and when the food arrived, it was really good. We liked being outdoors but well protected from the elements. We’d go again.

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vipRossE
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Blue Dog. The servers were very accommodating of my handicap and the food was great.

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wolphfeather
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my son here for his birthday and we ate outside. The waiter was very attentive - never once did we feel we were being ignored. The food was delicious - especially the butternut squash fries and the berries with honey and lemon. The waiter must have overheard me wish my son a Happy Birthday, because after dinner he arrived with a free slice of cake with a birthday candle.

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place! My first time back since March 2020 and I LOVE the outdoor seating area.

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Enrique
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Their outdoor seating area was far too bright for an evening dinner. So when I asked for a table indoors, the hostess did accommodate me, but with thee most uncomfortable table ever. It was not only right by the entrance but also right by the kitchen so the foot traffic was a non-stop disturbance. Plus, the way they angled the table itself was against an accordion-style display that made it extremely tight for two grown men to sit up against.

There were several other 2-top tables unsat, however they informed me that they were not available because there was a large group coming in--understandable. But not one of those tables was ever sat during the entire time while that party was there dining. I had even asked our server about following up with us afterwards once they all arrived, but she never did. :-/

We had been there before & like the food (especially their burgers), however, this experience was a turn-off. And the food alone was not enough to overlook how poorly we were valued as customers from the front of the house staff.

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Dianne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Our seat at the long table was immediately outside the bathroom door and we did not realize it when we sat down. There was a constant line outside the door.
We moved our seats when other guests left.

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vipMarian
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was mediocre at best, not worth the price. We were seated next to a single use bathroom so we had a line up against our table the whole time. Bloody Mary was very heavy on the horseradish, I couldn’t finish it.

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cetraveler
London
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food, especially the short ribs and salmon sushi. The service was outstanding, being both friendly and attentive. Food was delivered very quickly. By mentioning it was an anniversary dinner a special drink and desert were delivered compliments of our waiter. Perfect pre-theater restaurant.

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CyndiR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

4 of us for dinner and only one of us happy with our food. Salmon was delicious but short ribs had gristle and poor beer snd wine selection. We were served 1-1/2 Brussels sprout with our dinner. 3 small halves. Cold in the breezeway seating. Would not return.

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NYCFoodGal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Loved the food, hated the service. 20 minutes to get drinks and we were seated next to the bar. 35 minutes to get food. Only saw our waitress twice and we were there an hour. I’m sure if I’d go back.

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vipalf1130
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great vibe!

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vipAllie1282
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We sat indoors for brunch at a large table in the middle and were not informed that they would eventually be seating people right next to us- no spaces in between. My order was incorrect and the server was extremely apologetic and corrected it but that took a long time. The quesadillas are not good. The chicken and waffles were delicious and the pumpkin stuffed French toast was also wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really loved it. Delicious food, awesome ambiance.

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vipPatriciaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
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 on September 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Creative Menu with food perfectly prepared. Excellent cocktails too!

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vipMaureenS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food is completely mediocre (the potatoes were almost raw!) and the service is TERRIBLE!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021
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
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before show snack…food was yummy! Great service!

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vipNJFoodie
New York Area
35 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
3 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 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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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 879 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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