Doc Watsons

4.6
18 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Doc Watson's serves traditional American dishes in a classic European pub-style environment. The restaurant features both indoor and heated outdoor dining and is open daily. Doc Watson's is particularly popular for its weekend brunch special, which includes two complimentary drinks.
Choose from three different outdoor dining experiences with a private beer garden in the back, an enclosed roadside seating area and the "cottage" sidewalk cafe with pub style seating. All outdoor areas have the added bonus of heating aswell as sun coverage.
Weekend Brunch is served Saturday & Sundays and a full dinner menu available daily. Popular menu items include Irish Beef Stew and Shepard's Pie. On the smaller side offerings such as the seasonal flatbreads or Ahi Tuna Tacos are recommended. An extensive cocktail list is available as well as a wide selection of draft and craft beers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 18 people are saying
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vipritak
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Positive. Experience. Staff very accommodating. Went out of their way

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vipSunny
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent brunch! Its my 1st time here and we were very happy. Great brunch deal too. We'll be back!

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LaurenR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For $20 they offer a great selection of brunch items that come with two drinks, it's a fantastic deal! The food was good, nothing gourmet, but perfectly satisfying. The drinks were only OK. My mild bloody mary was still much spicier than I can handle and my two friends who ordered champagne complained that it tasted like it had gone bad. We weren't there for the drinks, we were there to enjoy each other's company, so it wasn't a dealbreaker for us, but we likely won't order champagne next time! Our waitress was the best! Super attentive, really nice/friendly. Would definitely return for dinner/drinks at the bar!

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vipFjason
Philadelphia
218 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good neighborhood spot. Outdoor spot was good. Hostess / waitress perfect blend of attentive and not bothering. Just ordered 2 apps: tacos and margherita pizza - both perfectly delicious

MA
vipMariaA
New York Area
200 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was ok but service was amazing and great to watch sports.

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vipCrankymal
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, recommendations welcomed and throughly enjoyed - the burgers were SO delicious!

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TomiA
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Waitress forgot a few things but she was still great!

Would definitely come here again !

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

Amazing! Monica was a great hostess!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so incredibly nice !! Every single person was great and we had a great waitress. Food was good, and didn’t have to wait long for drinks. It’s in a really fun area, especially on a Friday night.

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LiangW
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wish there were real plants in the so-called beer garden.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

This is white people food! You know what you’ll get. Fun place

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vipEmilyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They served us drinks in filthy glasses. It was so dirty that we left. They charged us $32 for two drinks that we barely touched. Never going back

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Keely
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Service was very slow but the food and drinks were good. The outdoor seating setup is nice, but the acoustics make it very hard to hear people at your own table

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vipBirthdayfoodie2626
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday here in the backyard space. Doc Watson’s had great service and an awesome space for my birthday!! Will definitely return again soon!!

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vipCarynS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Shepard's pie, and great service. There is lots of outdoor space but it is noisy both inside and out.

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PKNYC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Haven't been to Doc's in a while so decided to go and catch up with friends for dinner. We initially had one server but then was given another. The food was good but the overall service was very poor. It got busy around 8PM and all the tables were full in the back where we were seated. The service ended up to be subpar and the bus boy was no where in sight to remove the plates on our table. I felt bad as there was only one server serving the entire restaurant inside and she ended up removing the plates as she had no help what-so-ever.

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AlejandraB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was overpriced for what it was, to be honest but service was friendly

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Keely
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening here! We sat in the beer garden, which was great. Food and drinks were awesome, and the service was great. Highly recommend!

Doc Watsons
Responded on March 18, 2021

Hi Kelly: I do apologize for this happening to you and your guests. I will be speaking to all staff regarding this matter and ensuring something like this does not happen again. Please accept my apologies and I have reached out to you via your original booking method in order to make this right. We do hope you will give us anther chance.

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You can order delivery directly from Doc Watsons using the Order Online button. Doc Watsons also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 988-5300.

Doc Watsons is rated 4.6 stars by 18 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.