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Holy Ground, New York, NY

Holy Ground

4.5
4.5
146 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Holy Ground is a restaurant and speakeasy where the classic New York Steakhouse meets Smoke House and Cocktail Bar. Named for it’s historic location in TriBeCa, the downtown area once known as the “Holy Ground” in the 1700s borrows from the neighborhoods’ rich and colorful history to create a unique dining and drinking experience.
From the moment you enter the underground space, you are transported to the New York of century’s past. With some surprising nuances, the the 58-seat dimly lit dining room and bar features architectural elements and decor reminiscent of historic dining destinations. Dark mahogany wood cover the space throughout with bold shades of red and vintage touches, creating a seductive and tucked away feel. Holy Ground is open 7 days a week for dinner.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–12:00 am Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–1:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 882-0666

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    With an expert & hands on catering team, Holy Ground is one of the most sought out NYC catering options. Whether it be a private residence party, Sunday football gathering, office lunch, corporate event or a large gala, we will cater right to your venue. TO BOOK OFFSITE CATERING: Contact Katie Roose | Director of Events & Marketing katie@neighborhoodprojects.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it be an intimate family celebration, a private business dinner, a large cocktail party, corporate happy hour or a full restaurant buyout - we do it all!

  • Private party contact

    Katie Roose: (646) 882-0666

  • Neighborhood

    TriBeCa - Downtown

  • Cross street

    West Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Chambers St. 1, 2, 3 Chambers St. A, C

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. N

    antonyN

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience great service food wonderful go there!
  2. H

    Hungry

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! We went here for my boyfriend's 32nd birthday, right before the shut down. A very memorable experience, and I hope to come back as soon as it's safe to do so!
  3. NY

    NYCFoodie

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food - right combination of ambiance, service and meal quality.
  4. DM

    DyandMike

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    second business dinner we have had here and it is great! fantastic food - cool spot - and great drinks.
  5. t

    tinababy910

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Need better menu options, drinks could have been better. $16 for a half full drink. Overall food and atmosphere were just OK. I also left with a smoky smell all the way home that lasted until the next day. I was really anticipating going to this restaurant for a while but came up just short of meeting my expectations.
  6. c

    cjreid

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find. Fantastic food and our waiter was great. Don't tell anyone as they will want to go. Our secret ? Right ??
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, nice vibe. Service was on point. A little pricey for a steak, but you can choose something else on the menu what suits your budget.
  8. GS

    GibsonS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a friend recommend Holy Ground to me and it completely exceeded my expectations. The wait staff, the atmosphere and the food were all about as good as it gets. Will be back soon
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Virtually perfect.
  10. v

    victoriab

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The meat was incredibly fatty. Not at all what I expected.
  11. SM

    SnowM

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to dine here. We will be back!
  12. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Booked through OpenTable and told them that when we arrived. Later we got a msg from OpenRent asking why we hadn't turned up. Ordered 2 Prawn appetisers, only 1 turned up so had to wait from them to make and bring the 2nd. Ordered rib, potatoes and brocoli. Rib and broccoli arrived. Had to ask again for potatoes. Rib was fantastic but broccoli was cold, not even warm, COLD. Complained and they didn't even offer to take the rib away and start again so we ended up with a 3 course main meal; rid-potatoes-brocoli. An apology but no attempt to make amends or offer any reduction. The place has potential but would not recommend under the current management.
  13. J

    Jennaimee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on thanksgiving, and had the most delicious turkey with roasted Brussel sprouts and all the trimmings. Would definitely recommend
  14. JG

    JasonG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice little underground speakeasy club in Soho with good BBQ menu.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Picked this spot to meet up with an old high school buddy. Looking for a good steak/meat spot and unfortunately this wasn’t the best. The brisket was super tough, I was expecting it to be much more tender. Sides were of but the drinks were over priced for the size they are. Don’t think I’ll recommend to my friends. Not quite worth the money.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cool vibe good bbq. Kind of a limited menu, if you know that going In you’re fine
  17. DT

    DumpTrump

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    I would recommend Holy Ground to a friend for drinks and atmosphere, but not for dinner. When a $30 piece of fish comes out burnt, is served anyway, and the waiter is nowhere to be found after it is delivered, I think that at least an apology could be expected. (There was none.) And lest the staff say that the fish was meant to be served in that blackened manner (without the seasoning of blackened fish), the same dish was served at our table that night to my friend, and was decidedly NOT burnt or blackened.
  18. a

    andrea

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    great vibe, cozy, limited menu and definitely a bit pricey!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and the food and drink were delicious!
  20. SB

    SarahB

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food and cocktails. I took my boyfriend here to celebrate his graduation. Portions are big, we shared the beef rib with a few sides and rib appetizer. I’m not the biggest meat eater though so while I thought everything tasted incredible, I feel like there isn’t much option for someone who’d prefer a lighter meal. My boyfriend loved it though so worth it. Service was great!
  21. JE

    JimE

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Small but extremely tasty menu. Very quiet for dinner on the weekend which is fine with me!
  22. GK

    GiuliaK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my husband’s birthday and we made a reservation attesting that. However, they did not do anything about that. Not even a dessert with a message. Nothing. The food is amazing!!!! Ambiance is very cool. We loved that. Overall experience was great. Will definitely be back.
  23. DR

    DoronR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Food dry, almost inedible. Spare ribs dry but we ate Wagyu so dry that no one could it. We told the waiters. Sure enough dish appeared on bill!!! Beef rib ok Branzino good
  24. AS

    AmandaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, nice vibe! a touch pricey but not out of line for the area.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most underrated restaurant in NYC
  26. S

    Stephen

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Bartender and waiter could not be bothered. Hostess was pleasant though. Last call was 8:45pm, though they never announced it. Big disappointment. They should’ve closed for the day if they didn’t want to provide service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Service was attentive and very friendly! But that’s about it. The food and wine were average (had the ribeye), with a very high price tag. I had been looking forward to dining here for a while but left feeling very disappointed.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of the coolest restaurants to be in. Has this 1920’s Chicago-esque vibe. They play old time music and you sit in these super comfy red vinyl seats. I can’t compare it to any dining experience before. The beef rib is amazing. As well as the spicy broccoli. Skip the seafood — the salmon tartare is underwhelming for price. This is a MEAT place. Order the pork shoulder (if they don’t run out). Ribs are amazing as is the Mac & cheese. I will definitely go again!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the coziness of it, excellent food and we had a knowledgeable waitress.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is one of the most unique restaurants in all of Tribeca. Very cool. And very good food.
  31. BJ

    BkJo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We waited FOREVER for our food, sitting underneath an air conditioner that blew freezing air on top of us. There was a 35 minute gap between our first and second courses. The ambiance was...weird, and I felt like I left a beautiful NYC evening (rare) and went into a dungeon.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is awesome. It's a neighborhood gem in every sense of the word.
  33. SB

    SarahB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love Holy Ground. A bit overpriced but still enjoyed each dish. Service was a little slow and removed but fine overall.
  34. FW

    FWH44

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best meats and flavor in Manhattan
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a big ask of this pretty small restaurant for a birthday celebration. They came through with fantastic food (the ribeye is a must-try), super accommodating service, and indulgence of our large group dynamic. We’ve also been for late-night drinks before, which are equally fantastic. They have a surprisingly nuanced selection of after-dinner drinks as well!
  36. G

    Graycie74

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place! Food, vibe, service was on point! Will definitely be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some place I'll definitely be returning to again and again. Amazing food, great drinks, cool decor & very friendly and helpful service.
  38. GW

    GeorgeW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good good. Bit pricy, also bit spicy. But I’d go back. Cool decode and nice musicz
  39. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was outstanding! Everything is prepared well! The menu has something for everyone. Love the Salmon tartare with the dramatic chip, the Ribeye is a good choice and will definitely feed three happily! The cocktails were covered what everyone likes, the Coco Darling was sweet with a kick! Would definitely come back to try the rest of the menu!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The ribs were amazing, as were the brussel sprouts. The wine was very overpriced. The food was pricey too but not as wild. Nice servers. Kind of an old basement feel.

FAQs

Holy Ground offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 882-0666.

Holy Ground is rated 4.5 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    TriBeCa - Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–12:00 am Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–1:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Chambers St. 1, 2, 3 Chambers St. A, C

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 882-0666

  • Catering

    With an expert & hands on catering team, Holy Ground is one of the most sought out NYC catering options. Whether it be a private residence party, Sunday football gathering, office lunch, corporate event or a large gala, we will cater right to your venue. TO BOOK OFFSITE CATERING: Contact Katie Roose | Director of Events & Marketing katie@neighborhoodprojects.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it be an intimate family celebration, a private business dinner, a large cocktail party, corporate happy hour or a full restaurant buyout - we do it all!

  • Private party contact

    Katie Roose: (646) 882-0666

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