Gleason's Tavern

4.3
133 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pre/post Theatre
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New-American restaurant in Times Square specializing in fine food, craft beers, and hand-produced cocktails. An intimate setting, with a 45 foot, brass-wrapped bar counter, private room, and luxurious, leather booths make this a wonderful stop-off from the theater, work, or simply as a getaway from the hustle and bustle that is Times Square.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JE
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had 11 people, friends and family, get together for breakfast. The food was good. The selection was reasonable and the waiter was hard working.

SD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very convenient for pre dinner show for Aladdin with lots af children who wanted burgers!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The waiter was very nice but he made a mistake with my order of which he did compensate.

I would go again as the food was good quality and fairly priced

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food reasonably priced right in the theater district - would return and recommend to others!

RB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was great. The food was awesome. The music was lively.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Between Broadway shows, a little too loud

l
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great pre-theatre restaurant - terrific burgers, great salads and appetizers. Wonderfully friendly service, especially during the blackout!! Lights went out, but they had back-up generator. Unfortunately, our show nest door, Pretty Woman , was cancelled.

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was really good, but the noise level was deafening.

ES
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughters and I went to Gleason's Tavern before a show. We were seated immediately. Our server did not make us feel rushed, and was very attentive. The food was delicious! We would definitely return!

TK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place. Good food friendly staff. Noise level a little above normal

KS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great foood, service & atmosphere at reasonable prices.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

okay if you need to be in the neighborhood and do not care about hearing a conversation. Loud crowd and terrible sound level. Sit in front section. Food is okay. Salad was soggy and old.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!

J
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I've been here three times now. For the first time, slow service. Took 40 minutes for meals to arrive. And the music level was amped up to the point where it was hard to hold a conversation.

JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waitress was not very attentive, but food was out quickly, it was warm and delicious.

ME
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Food and service. We would eat here again.

D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Not at all as pictured on Open table...it is a dark bar...televisions competing with waiter who rushed us to order. mediocre food.

OT
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Gleason's is a very lovey bar and the food is quite good. We had shrimp tacos, chicken dumplings and two different salads and burgers, which were all good. The service was excellent, the wait staff paid good attention to us, although the place was quite busy. I would think because of Pretty Woman being right next door. The only problem I had with Gleasons is that is was quite noisy, as you would expect in a bar, but not what i like when I am dining. But all in the the ambiance was so much nicer than you would expect, very pretty bar. I would come back again.

EP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The shepherds pie was very good and the tart dessert was excellent. The service was also outstanding and very responsive. The extra charge for a second cup of tea was not appreciated.

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service most definitely would return

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tasty food, excellent service, comfortable, lively but VERY NOISY...bar very close to tables. We found it difficult to talk.
Very conveniently located next door to Nederlander Theatre ( next door) so it was perfect!
If I was in the area would possibly return... cod sandwich was delicious!

PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wait staff is always helpful and the service is always good. The food is consistent

PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the service was great we were not disappointed.

Great to go before a show or a concert.

MC
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location and good pub food. Fish and chips - great fish and decent fries.

JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was average and way way way over priced. To purchase a burger and ask for jalapenos spicy mayo sauteed onions and a piece of cheese and it cost $7.00 more is obsurd. So a $14.00 overpriced burger is now $21.00 over priced burger and it was just ok. Sorry to say we will not be back.

RN
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived early and we're accommodated promptly by our server, Johnny! He was professional, friendly, and fun!! The food was excellent!!!

HH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant staff. Service very good. Food and drinks very good.

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good bar food and good service. Not too expensive. Perfect location next to pretty woman and across the street from the subway

MD
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was awesome. Our server was wonderful and the drinks and food were terrific

Mary

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once we walked in we felt so comfortable and welcome from the start!! The whole meal was great!! Food is delicious and such a lovely menu!! And the cocktails are excellent!!

The waiter Paul was incredible he was so friendly and kind and made us feel so comfortable when we were feeling a little apprehensive!! We had some lovely conversations and he was so engaged!! Even though it was super bowl night and they were really busy he was so attentive and kept up with everyone in the bar and I can’t give enough praise for the comfort he gave me and my sister!!

200% recommend for a great chilled environment with engaged staff (which is hard to find in New York) and a comfortable night.

DH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and value were very good. Venue is very tight as with many/most pubs. The evening we were there for dinner, it was very, very noisy. Very hard to have a normal conversation. Might have just been that evening, and maybe not much that can be done, but it prevented an otherwise 5-star rating.

MD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The "homemade" chicken pot pie had very little chicken and lots of vegatable.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner this past Thursday before seeing Pretty Woman. Very convenient since it’s directly next door to the Nederlander Theater. We had reservations for 4:30! And were seated right away. As an app we had the shrimp dumplings which were excellent. I had the build your own burger and my gf had the bean burger. Both were very very good. She ordered a Manhattan which was very strong so she couldn’t finish it as went with wine I had two beers and the bill came to around $100 which is to be expected. It is a bit cramped but the atmosphere was nice and the service was quick and attentive. Absolutely a good call if you are seeing a show nearby.

GC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My waiter Paul who was also the host was most excellent. He was running around because the manager left and he did an excellent job. Will come back just to see him.

KC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a party of 10. The waitress was ready to take our order as soon as we sat down, but we needed a few minutes to review the menu. While most other people were served fairly quickly, two of us were not served our food until almost one hour after we ordered. The food tasted fine, but we barely had time to taste it since we had show tickets. We would have ordered dessert, but there was no time after taking so long to get our food. I surely wouldn’t go back if I were in a hurry.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Made a reservation for brunch on a Saturday. Walked in to an empty place and wait staff were still getting their things together. Food was just meh, I asked for a turkey burger on a bed of lettuce and got one piece of lettuce and a turkey burger with fries … waitress was very rude trying to turn our table over. We asked for more coffee and she just gave us a look and said she had the next people waiting for the table in 15 minutes … well ok then give us time, we reserved the spot just like everyone else. The actual place was very cute but the service and food were certainly lacking. Will not be back.

DW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went before a show. Great location easy to get to with wonderful food and atmosphere. Will tell my friends and return. Had the Wild mushroom Mac and Cheese with Chicken, Fantastic!!!

PW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a pre-Birthday dinner after seeing a show at the Netherlander theatre. Great service and food!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Festejamos el 31 de diciembre de 2018. Un lugar muy cálido, muy buena comida y ambientación. Nos encantó a mi y a mi marido!!!! Recomenndable

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MM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Nobody at hostess desk when we arrived. Server waved us down from the bar. We apologized for being late for our reservation and she just rolled her eyes. Ordered the mushroom Mac & Cheese to share and added the bacon option. Server came back to tell us they we’re out of bacon. Barely any mushrooms. Wasn’t really Mac & Cheese because it was penne, not macaroni. Was basically penne with cheese sauce on it. Meal & service was meh. Disappointing.

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