Haymaker Bar & Kitchen

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$30 and under
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American Gastropub fare & Rotating Craft Beer Bar
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JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

All good. Nice place.

MV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great! It is such a cute place and I would definitely go again. The only issue I found was that they had one server. Only one. So, if you needed something, he was busy helping the 25 other tables. Which, is understandable, he can't be in twenty five places at once.

JW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

One of my favorite beer bars in Manhattan. With decent food, on top of it, and great service.

LA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue for pre-MSG dinner. Back room much quieter than front room if you want quieter. chicken wings, burrata and burger was very good.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband and I have had dinner and/or drinks at Haymaker a bunch of times, and every time we can’t get over how great the food and service is. I came across Haymaker when I was trapped in NYC because of train delays and have kept returning ever since. My family even hosted my post NYC marathon meal there - it is that good. The most recent dinner we had was great. We could not get over how good the popcorn hot chicken was. Waitstaff is always friendly and attentive. Feels like home. :)

MS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already recommended it to friends. Amazing beer selection and amazing food. Really close to Penn station so it's a great date night place even for people who don't live in the city.

WF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drinks!! Very very noisy.

C
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar, food and atmosphere. They didn’t have wine listed by the bottle only by the glass they did manage to do a bottle for us however. The chicken wings and plantain were our fav dishes!

V
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

There appeared to be only 2 servers and the place was packed on a Wednesday night. When we repeatedly had to flag down our server she started to throw major attitude. Please address staffing levels and customer service and we’d happily come back!

S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Start with the good: the space is lively and well appointed - we were excited to be there once we walked in. We were seated right away. Drink menu was fun and tasted good. We had the liver mousse which was fantastic. We had a flat bread which also was good. The entrees were average and there were only 5 choices. The stuffed chicken was a bit bland, but the stuffing was good. The Nashville hot pops were horrid- they were dry and then overly spicy. I like spicy food - not “Midwest spicy”, but honestly spicy food. This was spicy to the point of unappealing- like one of those restaurants the tell you if you can eat this we will give you a free t-shirt kind of spice. 3 of us agreed that it was not good. When the server came by she asked how things were - politely said that we found the dish hard to eat. She picked up the barely touched dish and said “that is what Nashville style means” and then walked away without another word. Did not try to make it right. Did not ask if we would like something else. Did not offer to remove the dish from the bill. We paid and left a marginal tip reflecting the service we received and went someplace else for dessert. I hope they step up their game-it would be sad for such a cute place to fail.

RH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great beer selection. And the food was really tasty as well. Casual, cool, clean spot to grab a bite and beers with friends.

RM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food and drinks were OK. We were going to a show at Madison Square Garden and wanted to make an early reservation. Soonest we could get was 6:00 so I told our group of six to come at 5 and maybe they could seat us early. The place was literally empty at 5:00 so they seated us right away, which worked out, but why couldn't they tell me that when I made the reservation? They were pretty emphatic that they had absolutely no availability prior to 6. Which means they either lied to me or it's the policy, which is just stupid. Service was a bit slow (for being so empty) but maybe our server just had all the tables, I didn't really pay attention. I'd try somewhere else before I went back.

SB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was decent but our waiter/bartender was terrible. No chance of striking up a convo with him. Looked like he didn’t want to be there.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The burger I ordered was amazing, lots of good beer as well.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All good especially the service

JD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Stopped in for lunch with kids on vacation. Food was great. Craft beer list was impressive and I consider myself a New England craft beer snob.

G
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Disappointed with the food all around. They clearly do not have the ingredients - the French toast was toast smeared with Nutella. It was very disappointing. One salty egg for $5 and three bacon strips for $5 bucks. Not happy. This restaurant has so much more potential.

JT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best place for craft beer near Penn/MSG. Food is excellent quality, service is great. Grab a reservation for a table, you wont regret it.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go before any event at Madison Square Garden

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Our food was forgotten about.

PN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food was inedible. Sent the first meal back and changed to a different meal that was as inedible. My guest’s meal was the same but he fought through it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Temperature of the food was mediocre.

Good vibe. Decent pricing for NY.

N
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer selection , food is also very good and there are some delicious options on the menu . Can get very busy , so it’s best to get a reservation . Good friendly service too!

JL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The six of us Enjoyed the pre-show dinner. Our server was awesome. Great beer!!!

RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Beer list amazing. Food was terrible. Even run of the mill midtown pubs and bars have better bar food than this place. Very disappointing.

KM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience at Haymaker. The space was comforting and inviting, the service was top notch and the food was very good. Our only issue was that none of the sandwiches came with any sort of side. It's not often you can get a burger or something along those lines and not have some sort of french fry, chip, or side offered. At the prices they charged, that was slightly disappointing.

That said, we would surely go back. This is the only place in the vicinity of Madison Square Garden that has such a thoughtful beer list and is putting out really delicious and creative pub fare to match.

m
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

pre phish sip of sunshine = the bomb. some of the best taps and bottles in town!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

There were 6 of us they were very accommodating at a very busy time. The food was really good & the beer selection was amazing!!! I’ll definitely be going back.

DR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible beer list. Good food. Knowledgeable staff. Fills a huge void in the Penn Station area. Used to feel like a secret - now make a reservation or prepare for the crowd prior to a show.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Was sat down with no menus. Was waiting for the hostess , who then took a group who walked in behind us . The person who brought our food did not which wings had seasoning or not.

F
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This neighborhood has always been a wasteland for restaurants. This is a great, casual place with wonderful food and a stellar beer list. They also make terrific cocktails. It's my go-to spot whenever I'm near Madison Square Garden / Penn Station.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great service. We had a group of 8. Waitress and support team were excellent. Food was fine - tasted good but hard to poorly prepare burgers, salads and chicken sandwiches. Normally a nice beer selection but happened to be out of some brews, chalking it up to the Thanksgiving, when normal delivery schedules are interrupted.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

It was not a pleasure being there. When we arrived at our 8:30 pm reservations, the place was very quiet , perhaps a third full of patrons. We were seated at a table beneath the tv screen and asked if we could have another one instead. We were offered a room in the back or another one for an other hour only as the tables were all reserved for 9:30 pm. Well, the waitress was happily fake towards us. Service was ok but nothing more.
It certainly was memorable, but not for the food or ambience.
I would avoid.

G
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and impressive beer list - great spot to stop before/after a show @ MSG

WV
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pre-MSG venue. Service attentive and aware of getting you out in time for event. Burger was fantastic! Great selection of craft beer, perfect for IPA drinkers like me!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

Way too loud.

J
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Beer Menu is interesting, hard to read very dim lighting. Coloring on menu blended together. No order with beers just a list, not broken up by style.

Service was ok, never ask hows the meal for either course. It almost seemed they were short staff. 1 takibg order, multiple people delivering food and drink. No real repour with anyone.


Atmosphere.. were nice just to dark, hard to read menus. People using phone lights because they can't read menu.

Bathrooms, very clean.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Need more options for kids

j
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Very limited menu 1 person worked the bar and took care of the floor. The service was wonderful management should give this young lady a raise. All in all disappointing experience lunch was expensive wont be going back

I
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

LOUD
Great beer selection
LOUD
Best fried chicken sandwich I ever had
Did i mention this place can be LOUD?

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