Rowland's Bar & Grill

4.3
99 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Rowland’s Bar & Grill is a modern gastropub restaurant serving burgers and American food with a lively happy hour, located in Macy's next to Penn Station.
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DP
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Convenient location if you are going to Madison square garden. Waited a very long time just to get drinks, though the drinks were very good. The food also took awhile to come out and just wasn’t what we expected and the salmon came out raw and had to be brought back making it a longer time waiting. Fries were very good. In the end, it was a little pricey for everything and the experience.

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect and convenient dining after a full day of shopping!

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t
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and good food. The bathroom is not in the restaurant and is VERY far...huge downside.

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good. I liked the books. The waiter was kind.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

food was burnt in edible Staff were apologetic but terrible experience complete waste of money unfortunately

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WT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service by our waiter and the staff overall. The food was cooked perfectly and quickly. We were sitting fairly close to the bar and we could hear the bartender chatting with many sitting at the bar giving a very warm and fun overall impression.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot stress enough just how wonderful the quality of the food and PEOPLE that work here. So attentive, caring, and the food always ON POINT! Overall, just a wonderful experience. A must go in NYC! Thank you always for a great time!

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Easiest non awful restaurant for pre-MSG dining.........,

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GL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Disappointed with the quality of the food. The French Onion Soup had no cheese in it. Burger was tasty and the food was fresh.

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic! Servers are very friendly and conscientious

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I had the eggs Benedict and the portion was small. Way too much green for me

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MK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was a great find for a bite before a concert. The servers were helpful and quick. Our burgers were quite good and our friend’s special dietary needs were met. I would recommend it to anyone!

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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was not good. Awful directions to the restaurant

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have to finish trying all menu items! And the service is amazing!

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great people and food. Simple. Classic. Delicious. Always feel welcomed and at home!

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had no idea this place existed until I did a quick Google search for brunch spots near Herald Square! Perfection in all regards and would definitely come back again :)

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great food and service. What a gem!

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and very fast service. Made open table reservations and was thrilled to be seated and served right away! Great free home made pickles too!

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AB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Ordered a burger and it was completely burned. Chicken ceasar salad had no croutons, really heavy sauce. Below average food.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow, but overall the food was good and I enjoyed my time. Would definitely go again

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I had the fish and chips. All breading and no fish and I am pretty sure the tarter sauce was out of a jar. Great deal for $25, let me tell you. I think our waitress came to our table a total of 3 times. We had to wave her down to get a refill on drinks. Not a great experience.

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PB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went to Rowland’s (in the basement of Macy’s) during the height of the holiday rush with a 6 and 8 year old who really needed a bit of R&R. I’d recommend this place to anyone who wants a nice place to eat near Penn Station, which is sometimes not easy to find. Our table was ready as soon as we arrived even on this busy Saturday evening. Straightforward and tasty menu (including a separate kids menu), great service and a relaxed, although busy atmosphere. A bit high in price for what you get but not totally out of line for Manhattan.

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PP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Wait times were acceptable. Good place if you only have an hour for lunch.

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

The food was great

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

Very accommodating. We were running late and assumed we missed the reservation. They called and rebooked even though there was no availability on open table. Food was yummy

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

My food came out raw and inedible after two attempts to fix it. The other people in my group had food cooked properly.

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G
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The food was ok. The wine was good, but the service was absolutely awful and the restaurant was not that busy. Even after complaining to the management it still was incredibly slow. They are not on top of the service game at all.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Knew before hand we were not “fine dining”. Meeting friends for a a bite to eat. One step above a food court but four times the price. I ordered the Greek veggie. Burger with sweet potato fries. The fries were very good. The veggie burger was overly dry. My date ordered a burger Paying 19 .00 for a burger, one would expect exceptional. Not the case. The cod fish was OK. The best part if the meal was the pull apart bread. A shout out to the waiter. He was attentive and pleasant.

In the end, could have gone to Burger King and had a below average burger and saved money.

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EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great place- food needs to be better.
Chicken in Salads needs to be fresh and white meat. Steak sandwich needs more steak.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was super clean & food was delicious! Recommend their chopped salad... yummy! Wish I lived closer!!!!

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s
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Located in Macys basement - full service restaurant ideal for pre or post Madison Square lunch or dinner.
Good food, reasonably priced. My wife and I met friends there for dinner - had a good time.

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LT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Wasn’t what we expected but good

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OJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

After seeing the mice run back forwards eating on a piece of chicken that was drop under a table.. I won’t be back there again....

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IA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

WE HAD A BIG PROBLEM THAT YOUR RESTAURANT DID NOT HAVE BATHROOMS. WE SPENT OVER $100.00 ON DINNER NOT INCLUDING THE TIP. WHEN YOU INSTALL BATHROOMS, WE WILL COME BACK.

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m
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

When booking the restaurant I had no idea it was inside Macy's. It was hard to navigate to get to the lower level believe it or not. I have to say though, the food was delicious and their specialty coctails were amazing. For such a great restaurant I just wish that it wasn't in the basement of Macy's, that gives off a weird vibe.

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CC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I didn't know this restaurant was at the B-level of Macy's, so I was thoroughly surprised when the cocktail drinks and food were really good. The RH burger is one of the better burgers I've had in NYC; they mixed bacon in the beef I believe. It was overall excellent but towards the end felt a little rushed by the staff to leave (even though it was relatively empty for a Tuesday night and nowhere near closing, just a shift change). I do recommend eating here though, this seems to be one of the few viable spots near Penn Station other than bar foods.

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r
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a chopped salad. They initially left off the chicken and barely had any feta cheese i had requested. It was nothing to write home about and pricey for what it was. And there is no resteoom in the restaurant. It’s convenient if you’re in the store and comfortable seating. Maybe good for a burger and comfort food.

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MG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super attentive staff, front of house and kitchen. Very impressed with the clean, well-thought food. Selections were perfect for a relaxing lunch. Definitely a sweet find for the area.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice ambiance inside Macy’s! My friend and I wanted a healthy lunch option from the menu so we ordered the chopped salad (w/crispy chicken) and a side of fries. All of the salad ingredients were very fresh and crisp. The fries were delish, too! Would definitely go back again!

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JT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, Yes I will tell friends ,co worker to check out this spot

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