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About Punch Restaurant
Punch Restaurant and Bar is located in the Flatiron District. Renovated by architect Jay Valgora, Punch Restaurant and Bar inspires you visually by its imaginative whimsical artwork and sophistication. Inspirational cuisine of Chef Matt Shoemaker's menu reflects his love of international flavors forged with classical technique. His passion for sophisticated-bold flavor is the hallmark of his cooking. At the bustling bar, you will find many original cocktails: Blood Orange Punch, Cucumber Tini, and a selection of house infused vodkas. French doors, cozy banquets and glowing candelabras create the perfect atmosphere for a date or dinner with friends. With warm hospitality and exceptional value Punch Restaurant and bar is a real KNOCKOUT!
New York, NY 10010
American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Bar: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Between 20th and 21st Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 4 to 7 at the Punch Bar / $5 Draft Beers, $5 Well Drinks, $5 House Red and $5 House White...all at Punch. Join us.
Off-site catering is available, please contact us for more details.
There are two parking lots on 21st Street between Park Ave. South and Broadway. There is also metered parking in the neighborhood.
N, R, Q, W, 4, 5, 6 & L trains to 14th Street/Union Square.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Punch Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Moderate weekend brunch (early afternoon) crowd. DJ music was very loud. Lots of sports on the many TV's. Service was decently attentive and the bartender waiting on us at a table from behind the bar got my order wrong. Food was good though as were the brunch cocktails. $34 brunch (choose any entrée and unlimited brunch cocktails for 90 minutes) is a really good value if you plan on having a couple of drinks or more.
I used to love this place. The food was good and it was reasonably priced and a pleasant room. I hadn't been there in a while and it's changed quite a bit. There are big TV screens all around now and the menu is a single laminated sheet. Feels more like a sports bar. Seemed less clean and more run down. Service was not great. I won't be going back.
Punch is a good neighborhood bar with reasonably priced food and drinks. Although it's much more a sports bar (with a dozen tv's with soccer playing) than a restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised. Our waiter (Hilario) was attentive and efficient and we had a Cobb salad and grilled chicken on a bed of risotto - both were delicious. Certainly nothing fancy but a great place for a drink and a bite to eat. We'll go again.
Punch was great the last two times I went, a long time ago. This is the first time I've been to Punch in a very long time, and it will be the last. Besides it being empty at lunch time with TVs on everywhere, the food was terrible. The Mediterranean Plate was weak and uninspired, the hummus thin and tasteless, the lentils dry and old looking, there was tortilla chips, why? And most of these chips were cracked pieces, why bother. The pita was warm and nice, and too few. Cobb Salad had a very few pieces of romaine and an over abundance of some bitter twiggy green. I should have asked what it was because i just looked through countess googles images and couldn't find it. There was barely any blue cheese so I asked for more and that helped cut the bitterness. The best part of the meal was desert, scoop each of black cherry sorbet, vanilla bean, salty caramel ice cream -these were delicious. Our waitress was fine. I don't understand what happened to this place. It made me sad and I will never go back. Luckily my client picked the place otherwise I would have been very embarrassed.
Went for a late lunch for a co-worker's birthday. We both had pasta dishes. My mushroom ravioli was the perfect size. It was delicious. My co-worker enjoy the pappardelle with a glass of Malbec. It met his expectations. The service was good- not hurried or too slow. All in all it was a good experience.
Horrible service. The restaurant was not air conditioned on a 90 degree evening and we couldn't wait to get out of there. We asked several times if they can put the AC on but they said it is on but since the doors were open in front, it is affecting the AC. Well, for the sale of everyone else in the restaurant, except for the ONE table by the open door, close the door and regulate the AC.
Cheese plate was $16 and was 1 small slice of each cheese that they cut from a block from the supermarket. Entrees were just ok.
I just love coming here. I think it's the best brunch spot around. $35 bottomless brunch and the options are great! The staff is always amazing, food is always great. Music is always fun! Honestly, out don't get the pretentious brunch crowd and it's laid back but you still have amazing food! Can't recommend it enough!!
Under new management since I was there last. The food was very good, well prepared, well seasoned and well presented. The space was loud with 5 sports centered televisions surrounding the dining area. We found it oppressive and not enjoyable. I understand they want to position this as a sports oriented pub, but maybe they turn off the televisions on the weekends for the people who want dinner and not just drinks.
This is a new Punch & not what we all expected nor as wonderful as it used to be. Now it looks like a sports bar w/ TV's all over the place. The noise level was also extremely loud so that our group (college friends from the 60's) had a hard time hearing one another. The waiters were very accommodating and tried to help as much as possible.
The food was good, the drinks were good, the service by our waiter was very poor. It appeared he was having a serious problem managing all his tables, so we started flagging down other employees so we would not wait 15 minutes for ordering another round of drinks - specifically a very nice and young lady who was very accommodating. Due to the experience I cannot give more than two stars, but with that said if we would of had great service would have marked 4 stars.
Went for brunch at 1 on Saturday. Varied small menu. Ordered eggs, sausage and 'cheddar' grits. Nice presentation, food was hot. Nothing special. Not one ounce of cheddar in grits. Service fair. Perhaps because we were not drinking or partaking in bottomless brunch. Ok meal. Way too many other better options around.
Was essentially empty on a Sunday at 11 AM. We were the only party that arrived for the entire duration of our reservation which was from 11 AM - 12:15 PM. Service was great, prices were fair. Food was OK - don't think I'd return but would recommend for large groups or a place for a brunch if you are in need of a reservation for a large group.
I'm glad I finally made it to Punch. Service was very attentive, and my beer battered fish and chips were very yummy...especially with a frosty beer! My friend had the short rib sandwich which she proclaimed very good. Vibe is energetic and lots of big screen TV's on the walls.
I haven't ever had a bad experience here which is the reason I keep going back however I do feel today wasn't great. I felt like my server forgot my table was there and I didn't feel like we were being attended to due to there being larger tables. I won't let this one experience change my mind however I do think the servers need to focus on all tables and not the larger one.
I am very put off by the screens now installed in what used to be pleasantly peaceful dining space. Even if no volume is on, lunch time, weekday dining, you are distracted by the flashing
of them. When I asked could they not be turned off when nothing key was happening, I was told
the owner wanted them ON. OK so Punch is turning into a sportsbar and restaurant? Some of
your previously happy customers, like me, may be less than thrilled with that change. The service was uneven, with one woman trying to deal with far too many tables and the brownie was not a brownie but more like chocolate sponge, no richness to it at all! I have long been a fan. But you may not be able to have your cake and eat it too.
Sadly the main restaurant room's character and ambiance have been ruined with the addition of multiple jumbo screen TVs all turned on (fortunately without the sound). Apparently, after work and at night, it becomes a sports bar. This is not the Punch restaurant I have enjoyed for over 10 years. I will not return.
I was horrified to find one of my favorite places for lunch has added a number of large
video screens, not just over the bar, but 2-3 on each of the facing walls of the restaurant. Effectively, they have turned into a sports bar with food.
At 12.30 pm a scant number of lunch
patrons were treated to silent, constantly flashing screens, despite there being no important political or sports event. I asked if
they could turn them off. My request was declined. The food is as good as ever, as is the service. However, presumably to improve their business, I believe they are trading the clientele of an attractive restaurant with a good food for a horse of a different color. I fear their old clients may not love the changeover.
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