Duke's - Upper East Side

4.3
46 reviews
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It's always a party at Duke's! Big tasty burgers, wings, BBQ food, cold beer & craft cocktails!

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 46 People Are Saying
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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service and decent food for a brunch.

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KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

The space was 1/3 full-but the noise of the TVs was way too loud -most likely because of being 1/3 full, I believe

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun place to watch games

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at lunch. The food was terrific, and the service was excellent. Will be back.

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great. Good selection. Easy to get to by subway. The service was a bit slow.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Consistent

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W
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ate with the family after a day at the MET. 10,7, and 2 year old in tow and 5 adults. Standard pub food. Excellent Mac-n-cheese. Also the nachos with pulled pork were a hit. Good burgers. Good stop for casual dining.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here before and it never disappoints! I love the drinks

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AF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great for kids. Staff was patient w our four little ones; hard to get their attn though when we actually wanted to order more.

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TV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great music selection

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G
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The blonde waitress who was there on Christmas Day was incredibly rude. I tried to ask her questions about the drink menu and she was very arrogant and short in her responses. She didnt smile and rolled her eyes whenever I tired to ask a question about the menu. She looked and acted like she didn't wanna be there that day. Very poor customer service. Luckily , I ended up getting a different server.

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SN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love it here ! been here a couple of times ! always had a good time ! drinks are very reasonable in prices , they made fun drinks as well and have a huge beer wall , great for groups and does a different happy hour everyday !

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C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went to watch the World Series Game.
Food was OK
Service was not great

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome, our waitress Islan was awesome and amazing! Great food and drinks! Fun shots! Food was served quick and hot! Definitely will be back definitely worth the drive from the burbs!

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good comfort food and kid friendly. Also good for a boozy brunch without the kids.

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GF
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Ribs tasted burnt. Salad warm.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I ate brunch at Duke's after finding it on OpenTable. The food was pretty good and everybody enjoyed their meals, however the service was very slow. Duke's has more of a bar than a restaurant feel which, based on photos and the menu, I did not expect.

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C
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The noise level was ridiculous. With a reservation we still had to wait for a table. Then wait for a waitress to show up. Then wait for our drinks. Then we waited another 20 minutes, because the waitress came over and asked us to reminder her what we ordered, clearly she had forgotten to put the order into the kitchen. She did bring us a complimentary order of guacamole for our wait. The wait was now approaching an hour. Once the food came, the ribs were overly sweet, the hamburger very thin and the fries regular and sweet potato were lukewarm and soggy. I know it is a beer centric place but the red wine was barely drinkable. The Firefly Vodka and lemonade was the only tasty thing of the evening. When this location was one of their Big Daddy's, everything ran smoothly and the food was tasty. If you are over 25 avoid this place at night. There are plenty of other good bars and reasonable restaurants within a block in either direction of this place. Maybe okay for brunch but not going to go out of our way for this one.

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KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local spot for brunch or a casual dinner. Drinks are great, and I appreciate being able to sit outside with my dog in good weather! She even got her own water bowl :)

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed the food and there was a happy hour special. It's very kid friendly which is nice but it really pushes the noise level up. A good casual restaurant.

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IS
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Casual place to have a bite. Lots of TV's if interested in what's showing..(Sports) Pretty noisy with recorded music.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Music was way to loud. Couldn’t hear people sitting across the table from me. I had to yell to get anyone to hear me.

I did enjoy the self serve beer. Good selection as well.

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PM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This establishment is really a big bar that serves OK food. The menu is very limited and doesn't really have dinner items. I was surprised to be informed by the server that they do not have any type of hot tea. (He suggested hot cider.) I guess this is a place were you can grab a quick bit, but it seems more aimed at people looking to drink beer or cocktails and hang out. If at some time they decide to expand the menu, they better broadcast it to the neighborhood with fliers or mailers. As it is I am unlikely to return in the future for any meal at this place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at this restaurant. The atmosphere was fun and relaxing. We had dinner but I would definitely come back for just drinks.

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Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Excellent service!!!

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N
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can't say enough about Duke's and its wonderful staff. They were so accommodating, turning the heat up and even trying to move my guest and I when we were cold. The waitress was attentive the entire night and was willing to explain everything on the menu as well. The ambiance was a bit loud but it was brunch time on a Sunday so there were a lot of games going on, so it is to be expected. The food was great as well, especially their quesadillas and steak sandwich. I would also highly recommend the chicken and waffles. The prices are also reasonable so I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. I just wish the menu was a bit more expansive but it's my only gripe.

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S
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Quality of food is mediocre, but the volume is stupendous!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We went to Duke’s for Bingo as advertised on Facebook and Twitter however when arriving we were told there was no Bingo because of the MLB Yankees playoff game. Furthermore, the server gave us the incorrect bill three times and was not sincere or apologetic for the mistakes. Not a great experience.

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AS
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

If you are ordering drinks and appetizers then is fine. Entrees are not worthy. Tasteless. We order burgers and a sandwich. None of them had any flavor whatsoever. The burgers topping were scarce( 3 little pieces of pickled onion, one fried pickle, two small jalapeño slices and cheese that was yellow cheese spread (no way that was real cheese) Sandwich was more bread than anything.
Stick to beers and appetizers and dine some place else.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

I love the original Duke's on 19th, but the new UES location leaves much to be desired. The food is good - everything from the nachos to the salads. However, it is LOUD - even when it's not that busy. You cannot hear the waitress or the people at your table. The service is slow and the food takes a long time to arrive. The AC was on so high, that not only was it freezing, but my hair was blowing with the breeze. They put their better beers on tap on the funky self-service wall. It's more expensive AND glitchy. We've been there 3 times, hoping that they would work out the opening kinks. Doubtful that we will give it a 4th chance.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great I love love love the drinks I will definitely go back again

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NY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Loud but fun place. Went on cinco de mayo which added to the noise. Their regular menu has better choices (chicken sliders YUM) than wasn't offered for the holiday. Waitress was attentive but had to yell to be heard.

Overall, fun night and everyone singing along in the restaurant.

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We had a horrible experience. Would never go back. Server was awful and shared she didn't even want to be there.

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WS
New York Area
605 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My favorite sports bar as the food and beer specials make the noise and crowds a non-issue. Lots of screens to watch games.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Genuine friendly casual (v fast) service, spacious booth on short-notice Sunday afternoon reservation &/ good picture window street views. Unhurried service, good bloody Mary's. Great acoustic space arrangement to accommodate bar, family friendly dining and private conversation. Would be a regular haunt if I lived in UES

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L
London
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food but VERY loud. We made a reservation and they sat us at the bar. It was SO loud, the speakers are next to the wall over the tables, and the kids and I literally couldn't hear each other. We requested to move into the dining room; they accommodated us. It was still loud but ok and lively. The bar server was going to keep waiting uno us but she kind of forgot about us so we kept having to ask.
Overall it was good, the food is great, fattening and delicious, perfect for a night out with the kids. Good puts, I'd go back with them in a minute!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was awful. Service was awful.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I have been to this location 3 times now and the service is awful Additionally we were told it was half priced apps, ALL apps, and then our bill had the full amount When we inquired they said " oh only the regular mac is half priced you had a specialty one" Not sure if i will be going back

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R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Come with a hearty appetite -- portions are enormous. The food is delicious, especially the ribs and cornbread. Service is glacial and inattentive (waited 20 min for a water refill), but we entertained ourselves with the Trivial Pursuit cards on the table while we waited. Great location next to the new Q station.

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CL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was average to below average. Good place to get a beer and cheap finger food

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