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Hancock St., New York, NY

Hancock St.

4.8
4.8
60 Reviews
$50 and over
American
A neighborhood restaurant by John McDonald with Chef Ryan Schmidtberger designed by Serge Becker. Hancock St offers an elevated contemporary take on New American cuisine in the setting of an intimate old school supper club atmosphere indoors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Bistro, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 645-0193
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Schmidtberger
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a variety of options for large party reservations of 10 or more.
  • Private party contact
    Event Manager: (212) 645-0193
  • Neighborhood
    SoHo
  • Cross street
    257 6th Ave
  • Parking details
    Closest parking garages are located on 97 Charles street and at 350 Bleecker street.
  • Public transit
    A/C/E @ West 4th Street<br />B/D/F/M @ West 4th Street<br />1 @ Houston Street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 60 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Manhattan

    Good for special occasions

  • Manhattan

    American

60 Reviews
  1. drtrouble

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there on the 23rd (highly recommend the day before Christmas Eve) in time for the last part of happy hour and enjoyed a flight of excellent wines and the cocktail of the day also excellent. Then we had a lovely dinner of tasty dishes from crudo & tartare, perfectly cooked duck breast and pasta and a fun finish with donuts that were like small bombolonis - it was an omnivore’s delight.

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  2. PaigeR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and unique. Highly recommend - I plan on returning.

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  3. MaryM

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great experience at Hancock - outstanding food and service.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing, especially the salmon sashimi, squid ink linguine, oysters!!!! Ambiance is beautiful. Not noisy but close to all the action. Service is impeccable. The host that works the door Sunday evenings is absolutely the most gracious and professional. A++++

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    My girlfriend and I had gotten there late for brunch, it was already happy hour. The gentleman at the door was polite and sat us down. He also kindly told us that brunch was almost over, Which we totally understood. As we are waiting for someone to come by and take our order My girlfriend starts feeling extremely uncomfortable because she had noticed the staff was whispering about us. All of a sudden I guess they noticed they weren’t being so subtle and a bald man with glasses awkwardly approaches the table very passive aggressive to tell us we look better sitting from the other side of the table and that brunch was already over. ( I cringed ) … at that point there was nothing that could be done to safe this unpleasant exchange of words. The server was ok but also rude. Although I have to say, the food was incredible Indeed enjoyed the dishes. But the service was mediocre at best and that awkward situation with whom I assume had to be the manager since when I asked if I could order he heard me and said he wasn’t … just walked away. I am not new to the service industry I’ve dined all over NYC from Jean George’s, to Masa, Nobu, Katsuya, you name it, even Lure fish Bar, Bar tulix and even Bowery Meat Company which are all owned John McDonald who happens to own Mercer Street Hospitality Founder. I’ve also worked in the hospitality industry and this has probably been the worse experience I’ve had yet to endure at a Mercer Street Hospitality Establishment. Hope this helps !!!

    2 people found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    giving the food 4 star only because we only had apps but they were great. we didnt try entrees.

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  7. CityGirlDoesItAgain

    New York City

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and beverages. Attentive wait staff. Great management. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This isn’t my first time here but I’m always awed each time I return. The food is consistently great! Same for the staff! Great atmosphere indoors and out. Open air! I look forward to my next visit.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the best experience - service is amazing.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner, not too loud. Service great. Food quite good. Great neighborhood place!

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  11. Victoria

    New York City

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was superb! However, the wine pours were SEVERELY lacking. You are supposed to fill a glass to where it starts to get larger in circumference, not beneath that. And they asked if we wanted another glass and refilled them while there was still wine in the glass, making the pour even less. Really, not cool. And our food took forever, all other tables had their food who sat down after we did. Service was very nice and the food was delish. Although the spaghetti and meatballs seemed to be a much smaller portion than everyone else's meals. Fill the glass to the right level and we will return.

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  12. AlanaT

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very good, but our table felt forgotten. Very hard to get a servers attention, and we waited 20 minutes for drinks. Music was a random mid-2000s top 40 playlist which was also super bizarre

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  13. Angie

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I feel I may need to try this place again during a not-so-busy season. I visited during Restaurant Week, which brought a level of excitement and a large crowd to follow. The music was very loud, and the ambiance was super moody. The bar staff were kind and willing to serve, which made up for the lack of service received from the waitstaff. The menu for Restaurant Week menu wasn’t as appealing as the main menu, so we tried some of the recommended common dishes. The food was okay - not stellar, and the temperature was lukewarm. Towards the end of the dinner, we were ready to run out because of the noise level, crowdedness, and un-thrilling wait-service.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. FeliciaB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe and food was delicious!

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  15. OmnivoreNYC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great service, year round outdoor dining options make Hancock St. a great place to spend time.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BEST restaurant in NYC!

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  17. Devotediner

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our friends came late, but the waitress was patient and warm—the food was delicious and the drinks made to perfection. I recommend; meatball, tuna and cauliflower apps, and the squid ink pasta, the duck bolognese, and the rock shrimp.

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  18. TK719

    New York City

    686 reviews

    5.0

    686 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely dinner at Hancock St. restaurant. The space is so elegant and beautiful. The buttermilk biscuits and branzino were both delicious, and the chocolate cake was absolutely amazing. My server Melanie was wonderful, and took such great care of me. I will definitely return very soon.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fabulous. They made us feel so special for my boyfriends moms birthday. The food was great! I loved the gem salad, Of course. We also had more like the squid ink pasta, rock shrimp pasta and tuna tartar. Overall 10/10.

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  20. halvah

    New York City

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A little bit of uptown downtown; great room, refined food, spot on service.

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  21. LordBrut

    New York City

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal with great staff, miss the filet on the menu though

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  22. MaryM

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always. Sophisticated yet cozy atmosphere. Host Bob is fantastic. Delicious food, first class service.

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  23. JodiG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambient. Mait r dwas very welcoming. Food was delivered

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  24. MaryM

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful atmosphere with excellent service and fantastic food. A real gem.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. Food really good

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was closed when got there

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  27. TomM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined al fresco on a beautiful evening. The Village was vibrant. Good, service and atmosphere was superior. A memorable time

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our top restaurants in NYC! Amazing food, drinks, service, and humans!!

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  29. LaurieM

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, pasta was just ok for all of the marketing of how great it is.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is great, but this is the second time I’ve dined at Hancock St. and been struck by staffing issues - specifically delays and the sense that the server is responsible for too many tables and is studiously avoiding eye contact with you because they’re overwhelmed. This time, the host ended up taking our drink orders b/c waiter was unavailable, and those orders took around 20 minutes to fill. The labor market is obviously very tight but this seems like an unusually salient issue at this restaurant.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was overall very story and the reason why I come is because there are a few finishing that we really enjoy. Unfortunately, the host / maitre d' was extremely rude during our entire experience, not accommodating and had a rude tone toward multiple people in my party.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They did not care when a mouse was walking netx to the outside tables. They just said “this is the street” and forgot about the mouse. It was very uncomfortable to stay having dinner there.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Loud and overpriced for what it was

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant and friendly, attentive staff. Wine prices were steep and the food portions were small for the price. Still a lovely experience.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing brunch!! Menu is incredible

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  36. EricaT

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch was very good, although food portions were small. Service was friendly.

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  37. Emily

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience! Will definitely be back and reccomend to others.

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  38. WendyA

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Ricky was very attentive. We had a great dinner and fabulous evening

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  39. Mcme

    New York City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love it. The food and service are great.

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  40. LindaS

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely overpriced. cauliflower appetizer fir $21 was small and just ok. The entrees are about $8-10 more than they should be. No refills on their $6 coffee. No sugar substitute available. Though the veal schnitzel was quite good, this restaurant is not worth the cost.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Hancock St. is rated 4.8 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Hancock St.

257 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10014

Additional information

  • Cross street
    257 6th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    SoHo
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Bistro, Meat
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Closest parking garages are located on 97 Charles street and at 350 Bleecker street.
  • Public transit
    A/C/E @ West 4th StreetB/D/F/M @ West 4th Street1 @ Houston Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Schmidtberger
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 645-0193
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a variety of options for large party reservations of 10 or more.
  • Private party contact
    Event Manager: (212) 645-0193
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