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Recreation Bar

4.3
4.3
65 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Recreation is a communal and lunch space by day and a cocktail lounge by night - serving as the ultimate living room for the neighborhood. Drawing inspiration from the rec room at your neighbor's house, Recreation features an old school Arcade Machine with games like Ms. Pacman, Centipede and Donkey Kong, Jenga, and - designed to host events or just play ball - a half court-sized basketball court.

Please note, the kitchen closes at 10pm; the last order we take is at 9:45pm.
Email recreationrsvp@concretehg.com for more information.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 am Thu–Sat 7:00 am–2:30 am
  • Phone number
    (929) 521-7635
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    With rental available upon request, plan your next get together in our basketball court flex space. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking downtown NYC, Recreation can set the space for any type of meeting. Also, you can inquire about semi-private events in our Vinyl lounge. Email events@concretehg.com for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Financial District
  • Cross street
    Broadway and Nassau
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Fulton Street station, 2, 3, A, C, N, R, J, Z
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Join us every Sunday from 11:30am - 4pm.

What 65 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Innovative

  • Manhattan

    Innovative

65 Reviews
  1. MJKViews

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch spot, variety of dishes to choose with unique drinks to match

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not good. On open table it said brunch both Saturday and Sunday. When we got there at 11:15 they wouldn’t let us order brunch food. They said it’s only on Sundays. Information needs to be changed on open table. I was looking for a Saturday brunch restaurant. We left. Unhappy.
    Recreation BarResponded on May 6, 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback! Could you please specify where on OpenTable you found the information about brunch being available on Saturdays? We apologize for any confusion and inconvenience this may have caused and want to ensure that our online listings accurately reflect our offerings. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us improve our service. You can reach us directly at 21282578886. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  3. NonNYer

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot to have a birthday. There’s space, there’s games, and there’s a great DJ
    Recreation BarResponded on April 8, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic birthday celebration with us! Creating memorable experiences for our guests is what we strive for, and we're delighted that you enjoyed the space, games, and the music provided by our DJ. Thank you for choosing us to host your special day, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more celebrations in the future! Sincerely, Recreation Bar Team

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  4. MinneapolisGal

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I saw another review that said the food was "meh". They were correct. Server seemed put out to actually take our order, bring us our food, didn't check on us once, and to get our bill (once we flagged him down to get it). Just unusually poor service from the server. Hostess & bartenders were great however. They were friendly and helpful and saved the evening for us from being a pretty "meh" experience. A great spot for family with kids as there are a lot of activities to help burn off their energy.
    Recreation BarResponded on April 8, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the disappointing experience you had with our service. We appreciate your input and will work on improving in the future. We're glad to hear that the hostess and bartenders were able to make your evening better. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and provide a better experience next time. If you would like to discuss your experience further do not hesitate to contact us directly at 212.257.8886. Sincerely, Recreatio Bar Team

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing experience, a lot of fun, great experience
    Recreation BarResponded on March 5, 2024
    We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time with us! Providing a fun and memorable experience is what we strive for, and we're delighted that we could deliver just that. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more great experiences in the future! Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Relatively good experience for what it was, excellent drink menu. The juicy Lucy was great. Lots of activities that were engaging and the food was okay. The nachos were meh, could use more sauce, the flatbread I ate was pretty fresh and tasty and my friend loved her sliders. I’d likely come again. It is somewhat pricey, not sure the prices are necessarily for the value but you pay for the experience.
    Recreation BarResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our excellent drink menu and found the Juicy Lucy to be great. We appreciate your feedback regarding the nachos and will certainly take it into consideration to improve. It's fantastic to know that you found our activities engaging and enjoyed the fresh and tasty flatbread. We understand your concern about pricing and strive to provide value for the experience we offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another enjoyable visit. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  7. JoeS

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place to stop in for a quick bite. Service was great, as were food and drinks. The basketball court is a very cool attraction. Will be back!
    Recreation BarResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, from the great service to the delicious food and drinks. Our basketball court is indeed a unique attraction, and we're glad you found it cool! We can't wait to welcome you back for another visit soon. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hosted a group event on a Friday night. The staff was gracious and polite. The vibe was fun and classy. It was nice that there was a DJ. The bites, even the ones that were listed as a little more substantial were on the small side. Overall, my group of people had a blast and really liked the place. We would go here again.
    Recreation BarResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you for choosing to host your group event with us! We're thrilled to hear that you and your guests had a blast and enjoyed the fun, classy vibe, along with the presence of a DJ. We appreciate your feedback regarding the portion sizes of our bites, and we'll take this into consideration to ensure we meet all expectations. It's fantastic to know that you and your group had such a positive experience, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another great time! Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience here was great! The manager by the name of Majed was very helpful and kind and the service was fast! Would come here again
    Recreation BarResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that Majed and our team provided you with helpful, kind service, and that you enjoyed a fast and pleasant dining experience with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back for another great visit soon. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  10. JamelD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The night servers need to get it together. Terrible service and it wasn’t even busy
    Recreation BarResponded on March 5, 2024
    Dear Jamel, We're genuinely sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with our night servers. Providing excellent service is a top priority for us, and we apologize for falling short of your expectations. Your feedback is invaluable, and we will address this issue promptly to ensure that such incidents are not repeated. We hope for the opportunity to make it up to you and deliver the exceptional service you deserve on your next visit. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  11. steve

    Orlando

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service best kept secret quiet enough to hear our conversations!
    Recreation BarResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us Steve! It's fantastic to see high ratings for our food, service, ambience, and value. We greatly appreciate your support and feedback. Our team works hard to provide an exceptional dining experience, and we are thrilled to know that we met your expectations. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  12. Cyniah

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved it there!! I took my girlfriend out on a date there for the first time and I did lose all hope when I saw the menu because I had no clue what the majority of it was but then when we got it oh my gosh it was like heaven on a plate! I just wish it was a bigger proportion for the price. And the games were great and the music ?? every song was a banger
    Recreation BarResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us Cyniah! It's fantastic to see high ratings for our food, service, ambience, and value. We greatly appreciate your support and feedback. Our team works hard to provide an exceptional dining experience, and we are thrilled to know that we met your expectations. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great space, staff, and music. Super close to the subway and I’d definitely go back!
    Recreation BarResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! It's fantastic to see high ratings for our food, service, ambience, and value. We greatly appreciate your support and feedback. Our team works hard to provide an exceptional dining experience, and we are thrilled to know that we met your expectations. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Like others reviews , they never add your points even when u arrive on time and mentioned it s a reservation from OpenTable , you order food and drinks , but after all u will receive a mail from OpenTable that you canceled the booking … it posted with 1000 points always but fake AD or we can say it s a scam. u won’t get the points unless u have receipts or bank statements. Also it s a bar in a hotel moxy , the food and drinks are lame …. They even have no happy hour menu but they do provide happy hour — hidden gem ! So be careful !
    Recreation BarResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to provide ratings for your recent visit to our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback, and we are sorry to learn that your overall experience did not meet your expectations. We are committed to making the necessary improvements and hope to have the chance to welcome you back for a better experience. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  15. DivineC

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Getting a host to direct us to our table was very chaotic. The host directed us to the bar to get assistance, the bartender directed us to a waiter for assistance, and then the waiter assumed we didn’t have a reservation when we did, and almost walked away without checking. The only other negative was that the skeeball machine was not working. Otherwise, it was a great experience and I will definitely go again. My boyfriend and I got 3 appetizers and 2 drinks each, and the bill was about $125.
    Recreation BarResponded on January 13, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate your ratings and while we're pleased with the positive aspects of your experience, we also acknowledge the room for improvement. We're committed to providing exceptional dining experiences, and your input is essential in our ongoing efforts to provide the best possible service to our valued guests. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  16. ozlemc

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it there, super recommended. The food was delicious and the ambience was very NYy
    Recreation BarResponded on December 30, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you loved your time at The Recreation Bar and that you found the food delicious. Creating a unique and memorable atmosphere is something we strive for, and we're delighted that it resonated with you. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we appreciate your support. We look forward to welcoming you back for another delightful visit! Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation and they turned us around with 1 kids. So why make the reservation!?
    Recreation BarResponded on December 30, 2023
    We want to extend my sincere apologies for the inconvenience you experienced with your recent reservation at our restaurant. We understand the frustration and disappointment that can arise from such situations, and we are truly sorry for the inconvenience caused. We would appreciate the opportunity to investigate this matter further and address any miscommunication or oversight that occurred during your visit. If you could provide more details about the reservation, such as the date and time, it would greatly assist us in identifying and rectifying the issue. Please feel free to respond with more details or contact us directly at 212.257.8886 Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The host was awful yesterday. I booked this place and the reservation was confirmed but they denied us entry one we arrived. They booked two parties but didn’t notify us. The host lied and said they sent us a message when they didn’t. She made it seem like we made a mistake and didn’t even apologize. Terrible experience
    Recreation BarResponded on December 20, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent experience. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you faced and the disappointment caused by the denial of entry despite your confirmed reservation. We take such incidents seriously and are currently investigating the matter to understand the lapse in communication and ensure it doesn't happen again. If you could provide us with more details about your reservation we would appreciate the opportunity to investigate further and make things right, reach us at 212.257.8886. Once again, we apologize for falling short of your expectations, and we hope you give us another chance to provide you with the exceptional experience you deserve. Sincerely, the Recreation Bar Team

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  19. TiffanyL

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is SLOW. Not enough people working to keep up with the reserved tables. Tip is already included in bill but they don’t bring an itemized bill that shows you. Very annoyed to have a tip already added at a table for two people without being notified. 3 drinks, 1 beer, and a flatbread was 120 something. No thank you.
    Recreation BarResponded on November 30, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your recent visit. We are sorry to hear about the slow service and the perceived lack of sufficient staff to accommodate reserved tables promptly. Your concerns regarding the inclusion of the tip in the bill without prior notification are duly noted, and we understand the importance of transparent communication in such matters. If you have any further details or would like to discuss your experience in more depth, please feel free to reach out us at 212.257.8886. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to provide you with the exceptional service and dining experience we strive to offer. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic space! Big windows, nice distance between tables. Fun energy.
    Recreation BarResponded on November 23, 2023
    We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our space! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We're delighted that you appreciated the big windows, the comfortable distance between tables, and the fun energy. Creating an inviting and enjoyable atmosphere is important to us, and we're glad to know that it contributed to your experience. If there's anything specific you loved or if you have any suggestions for how we can make your next visit even better, please feel free to let us know. We look forward to welcoming you back for more fantastic moments in the future! Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  21. Skate

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible service for an early dinner before it was even crowded. Server actively ignored checking in on our table even after she (and other staff) saw us flag her down. More concerned with socializing with other staff than our dinner experience. Food was meh. Have typically loved other Moxy restaurant experiences. Won’t be back here.
    Recreation BarResponded on November 22, 2023
    Dear Skate, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize for the disappointing experience you had at our restaurant. We strive to provide excellent service and ensure that every guest feels valued and attended to. We take your concerns seriously and are addressing them with our staff to prevent similar incidents in the future. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we regret that we fell short during your visit. Please feel free to reach out to us directly at 212.257.8886 so that we can discuss your experience further and address any specific concerns you may have. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we look forward to the possibility of serving you again and exceeding your expectations. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  22. EatDrinkAndBeMary

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me preface this by saying I never write Open Table reviews, but this was an absurd experience. We arrived after my friends' City Hall wedding. We were told to sit anywhere we'd like but didn't receive service for more than 10 minutes (the place was almost empty). I wanted to order a bottle of bubbly to celebrate, but was told they were out of Moet, as well as the prosecco. So the only option was something like $225. Then I asked about Rose and they said all they had in stock was Chardonnay. This is wild considering they're in a hotel. Don't they do room service? They said "the shipment hasn't come in yet today." It should also be noted that I tried calling earlier in the day to pre-order the Champagne, but kept getting a voicemail. I even tried calling the hotel directly and they forwarded me to the same voicemail. Anyway, at this point we decided to just leave. What I was hoping would be a fun experience after my friends' wedding turned out to be very embarrassing that I even chose this place. 0/10 Would not recommend.
    Recreation BarResponded on November 22, 2023
    Dear Mary, We're genuinely sorry to hear about the challenges you faced during your visit, especially on such a special occasion. Please accept our sincere apologies for the lapse in service and the inconvenience caused. Your feedback is invaluable, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We understand the importance of celebrating such momentous occasions seamlessly, and it's clear that we fell short of your expectations. We will be reviewing the issues you raised with our team to address and rectify these issues promptly. Please feel free to contact us directly at 212.257.8886 so that we can address your concerns and hopefully have the chance to regain your trust. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  23. MickeyG

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Chaotic breakfast scene. Restaurant did not honor my reservation. Service was atrocious. No grownups in sight, no oversight, poor management. Although our table was booked for 11:00am, they refused to serve us brunch. We went elsewhere. Avoid this restaurant!
    Recreation BarResponded on November 20, 2023
    Dear Mickey, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We sincerely apologize for the chaotic scene you encountered during breakfast and for any inconvenience. Unfortunately, we no longer offer brunch, but our breakfast service is available from 7 am to 11 am, with the last kitchen order taken at 10:45 am. Starting at 11 am, our all-day menu features small bites and shareables. We regret that we were not able to serve you brunch as expected. Your feedback is valuable, and we hope to have the opportunity to make amends in the future. If there's anything specific you would like to discuss further, please feel free to reach out to us directly at 212.257.8886. Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  24. AMLP

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool vibe, music was super loud but the atmosphere was great.
    Recreation BarResponded on November 20, 2023
    Thank you for your review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the cool vibe and appreciated the great atmosphere. We take note of your feedback about the music volume and will certainly consider adjustments to ensure an even better experience for our guests. Your input is valuable to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable visit soon! Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was horrible place needs more servers the place is to big & they barely have people on the floor helping like it doesn’t make any sense at all
    Recreation BarResponded on November 7, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit to our establishment. We genuinely appreciate your input, as it helps us identify areas for improvement. We're truly sorry to hear about your negative experience with the service during your visit. It's clear that we fell short of your expectations in terms of staffing and service speed. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we will certainly take your comments into account as we work to enhance the customer experience. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future to provide you with a more positive and enjoyable experience. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you better. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They advertised a cereal bar, which was nonexistent when we got there. The food tasted absolutely awful. The service was also almost nonexistent. I came here to celebrate my birthday. It was not a pleasant experience.
    Recreation BarResponded on November 7, 2023
    We are sorry to hear about your recent visit to our Recreation Bar and the disappointing experience you had while celebrating your birthday. Your feedback is essential to us, and we deeply regret that we fell short of your expectations. Unfortunately, we no longer host cereal bar at the Recreation. We do however host our new football season experience on Saturdays and Sundays which has been replaced on all of our platforms. We genuinely appreciate your feedback, and we hope you will consider giving us another chance to make it up to you in the future. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if you decide to return, and we will ensure that your next visit is a much more pleasant one.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was horrible. Manager said the drinks were on them for taking 30 minutes to make the order. But then didn’t comp the drinks from the bill.
    Recreation BarResponded on November 1, 2023
    We're truly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with our service. This falls short of the level of service we aim to provide to our customers, and we deeply regret any inconvenience you may have faced. The delay in getting your order and the discrepancy with the complimentary drinks is certainly not the standard we hold ourselves to. We apologize for the miscommunication, and we are addressing this issue with our staff to ensure it doesn't happen again. We'd like the opportunity to rectify this situation, please reach us directly at 332.345.9232 . Your satisfaction is important to us, and we hope to regain your trust in the future. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  28. Eric

    New York City

    668 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    668 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall atmosphere of the place was a very cool laid back vibe. The hand crafted cocktails were delicious and the service provided by Nazhut was superb (2 thumbs up for her). The food was your typical bar style food, but tasty and offered a number of different varieties to choose. I would hit it again.
    Recreation BarResponded on October 19, 2023
    Dear Eric, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the cool and laid-back atmosphere, as well as our delicious hand-crafted cocktails. We're also delighted that you had a superb experience with Nazhut - we'll make sure to pass along your kind words to her. Regarding the food, we're pleased that you found it tasty and that we offer a variety of options. We're always working to enhance our menu and appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit. Your continued support means a lot to us, and we can't wait to have you here again soon! Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  29. Inmyopinion

    New York City

    62 reviews

    2.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Need a daytime bartender or modify lunch/cocktail menu…went for lunch and ordered a few of their specialty cocktails only to find out bartender not on duty until late afternoon/ early evening. Server was able to provide straight pours of beer, wine, soda…was very surprised by not having a bartender staffed on a Sat afternoon. Our server was very sympathetic and understanding to our disappointment, we continued with lunch and enjoyed the sliders, tater tots, and pretzel bits.
    Recreation BarResponded on October 5, 2023
    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with our bartender availability during your Saturday afternoon visit. Your comments are valuable to us, and we are taking them into consideration as we are working to improve our service. We're glad to hear that despite the bartender's absence, you enjoyed our food offerings, including the sliders, tater tots, and pretzel bits. Your understanding and feedback are greatly appreciated, and we hope you'll give us another chance to provide you with an even better experience in the future. If there are any specific changes or improvements you'd like to suggest, please feel free to share them with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great vibes especially with all the games there. Thanks Moxy
    Recreation BarResponded on October 19, 2023
    Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the great vibes and games at our establishment. We believe in creating an enjoyable and vibrant atmosphere for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon for more fun and great vibes! Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  31. jintymcginty1971

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun place. Great drinks, friendly staff. Can't wait to go back.
    Recreation BarResponded on October 5, 2023
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time at our establishment and enjoyed our drinks and friendly staff. We can't wait to welcome you back! Your continued support means a lot to us, and we'll be here to make your next visit just as enjoyable as the last one. If there's anything specific you'd like to see or experience during your next visit, please feel free to let us know. We look forward to serving you again soon! Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  32. KarenlyM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The place needs a lottle TLC, but the prices are great and the good is delicious!
    Recreation BarResponded on October 5, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you found our prices great and our food delicious. We're constantly working to improve, and your input is valuable to us. We'll certainly take your comments into consideration as we strive to make our establishment even better. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future and provide you with an even more enjoyable experience. If you have any specific suggestions on how we can enhance our atmosphere or service, please don't hesitate to share them with us. Your feedback helps us grow! Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun spot with lots of free games available!
    Recreation BarResponded on October 5, 2023
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you had a great time at The Recreation Bar and enjoyed the free games. Your positive feedback means a lot to us, and we hope to see you again soon for even more fun and entertainment! If you have any suggestions or if there's anything we can do to enhance your experience further, please feel free to let us know. We appreciate your support! Sincerely, The Recreation Bar Team

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  34. RayRico

    New York City

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun spot near WTC above the Moxy. Skeeball and other fun bar games. Great for a pregame or fun date night. Coming back for more fun. Drinks were good, place overall was chill.
    Recreation BarResponded on August 3, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! We take pride in offering a variety of fun bar games, including skeeball, to provide our guests with a unique and entertaining experience. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our drinks. We can't wait to welcome you back for more fun and enjoyable moments. Sincerely, The Recreation Team

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  35. JoelM

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed in the "cereal buffet." The advertising made it sound like that was a huge, fun deal; instead, we found a pile of individual boxes of cereal- the kind you might take on a road trip. We were really excited in advance, and, in retrospect, it felt like false advertising.

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  36. MissMo

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The concept of a throwback brunch with cereal and cartoons sounded very cool but the execution is severely lacking. The Moxy in FiDi (which appears to be a step above a hostel) hosts this space, with games and even a small bball court. Has the appearance of a cafeteria, and the screens for cartoons are VERY small TV's above the bar...not visible from most seats. Loved the free shuffle board, skee ball, and board games available but they are not supporting the concept/vibe whatsoever. Staff was hard to find and flag down, despite how empty the place was when we were there. Swing and a Miss!!

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  37. BarryG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for working professionals to hang out.
    Recreation BarResponded on July 12, 2023
    Barry, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We are thrilled to hear that you found our place to be a great hangout spot for working professionals. Our staff is committed to providing excellent service and ensuring a comfortable environment for all our guests. If there is anything else we can do to enhance your experience, please let us know. Sincerely, Recreation Team

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  38. GrahamW

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The vibe is more a bar than a restaurant. The bar however has limited top shelf.

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  39. BarryG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Will definitely go again. If you reserve a table, you can’t order from the bar. Wish there was flexibility around that. All in all, love the place! Good for professionals
    Recreation BarResponded on July 5, 2023
    Barry, Thank you for your positive feedback! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Recreation. We apologize for any inconvenience caused regarding ordering from the bar if you reserve a table. We are taking your feedback into consideration as we strive to improve our services. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and providing you with another great experience. Thank you for your valuable feedback! Sincerely, Recreation Team

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful. Atmosphere was Perfect. I loved it so much. My boyfriend was surprised the waitress was Great. Can’t wait to come again
    Recreation BarResponded on June 29, 2023
    Thank you so much for your amazing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience and that you enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Recreation Team

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FAQs

Recreation Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (929) 521-7635.

Recreation Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 65 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Recreation Bar

26 Ann St, New York, NY 10038-2411

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway and Nassau
  • Neighborhood
    Financial District
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 am Thu–Sat 7:00 am–2:30 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Fulton Street station, 2, 3, A, C, N, R, J, Z
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (929) 521-7635
  • Private party facilities
    With rental available upon request, plan your next get together in our basketball court flex space. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking downtown NYC, Recreation can set the space for any type of meeting. Also, you can inquire about semi-private events in our Vinyl lounge. Email events@concretehg.com for more information.
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