Rowland's Bar & Grill

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87 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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Rowland's will be serving up specialty Valentine's Day cocktails

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 87 People Are Saying
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JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was not good. Awful directions to the restaurant

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B
New York Area
4 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
5 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
5 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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OT
New York Area
10 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
1 review
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 17, 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
5 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
4 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
3 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
5 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
50 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
9 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
18 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
15 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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JH
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Het was zo gezellig! Goede zitplaatsen, super heerlijk eten, vriendelijke bediening. Top!

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SB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was decent, but service was awful. We were ignored multiple times.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Friendly service. A very pleasant Mother's Day Dinner!

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It is casual but very nice

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PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went here for my birthday dinner and it was great. It is in sort of an odd location, but once you get there you forget all about that. We started off with the pita and hummus, which was FANTASTIC! It was so good that we kept it after the pita was gone to dip our French fries in. We both got the steak and it was deliciously seasoned and sat on top of sweet sauteed onions. The one downfall was that my steak was a bit fatty, but my friend's was perfect. If you aren't hungry for a big meal, definitely go for the Brooklyn Blackout Cake (pictured below...with a bite taken out of it...)!

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect for us after some shopping at Macy’s and before a show at Madison Square Garden! Good food, friendly service...it felt right!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was okay. The service was rough. And I don't feel the value was there.

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice service. The waitress sent over complimentary pull apart onion bread as I made a reservation. Delicious! Great food service and ambiance!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant. We didn’t order much, just salad and fries but I did take an entree home after viewing menu and it was excellent.

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RR
New England
28 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Hard to find bathrooms.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family member moving out of state

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WO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a light, late meal there when it was quiet and perhaps three other tables occupied. The very pleasant waitperson, in addition to providing us with attentive service, deftly handled the totally obnoxious ‘husband,’ (not hers,) at the nearby table who was intent on bullying she and his clearly long-suffering wife. On another note, the burger was huge and juicy!

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