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The Distillery, New York, NY

The Distillery

4.4
4.4
403 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Classic skirt steak, but finished with an espresso rub. A chocolate brownie just like mom used to make, but with a splash of whiskey in the batter. In our kitchen, you’ll find old favorites made new with creative entrees and fresh cocktails. Join us for dinner in our beautiful dining room or in our lively bar area. Of course, we also have an amazing brunch menu every weekend from 11-4 PM, complete with your favorite breakfast drinks and some surprises; try a mimosa flight with your pancakes!

Sip our thoughtfully curated collection of wines or have a handcrafted cocktail made with fresh ingredients and built with love. We're obsessed with gin and proudly feature a full menu of gin cocktails made with artisanal tonics. Chase one with a selection from our craft beer list, featuring small breweries from all over the country.

A short walk from all Broadway shows and the Met Opera at Lincoln Center, The Distillery is perfect for a pre- or post-show meal.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, European
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 767-0077
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    The Distillery's warm, Prohibition-era decor is perfect for everything from birthday parties to corporate holiday gatherings. We have a private back room as well as semi-private tables near our beautiful bar. We'll tailor a food and drink package to suit you, whether you're a group of 15 or 150.
  • Private party contact
    Carla Nicdao: (855) 993-5349
  • Neighborhood
    Hell's Kitchen
  • Cross street
    9th Avenue between 52nd & 53rd streets
  • Parking details
    Street parking and ample parking facilities around immediate area.
  • Public transit
    Take the E, B, or D train to 53rd St. & 7th Ave, the A or C train to 50th St. & 8th Ave, or the 1 train to 50th & 7th Ave.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 403 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

403 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Screaming baby interrupted then atmosphere. Otherwise food was delicious and service was good.

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  2. Amanda

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for brunch to watch the Rugby with some friends & had a great experience. They were very accommodating with seating, gave us a good view of the TVs and also let us move when the AC was too much. Food & drinks were delicious, service was great & we would definitely return.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Hit this place before going to see Wicked at the Gershwin. Liked the low key but swanky vibe... especially in the front bar room which was buzzing. We ate in the back. Great drink menu and huge beer selection. The salmon BLT was awesome and so were the chicky sliders! I’d come back here even just to hang in the bar! Fun time and we were in and out fast with enough time to walk over to the theatre!

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  4. CollegeMom

    New York City

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great brunch!! Service was spot on.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get together with friends and us wanting to try something new ! Great place and awesome atmosphere.

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  6. mklg

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Distillery atmosphere is local and pub style - If you're looking for a casual place to eat with excellent food, this is the place to go. ,The food and drinks were amazing and the staff was attentive. Each of the craft cocktails we ordered had a fun presentation and all of the food we ordered was delicious. We went for a quick pre-show meal and it did not disappoint! Highly recommended.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner before a show with my girls

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  8. Queen222

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was pleasantly surprised . The place was pub like but the food was very good for bar type food. Value was good and you got 10% off an entree if you showed a theatre ticket for that day from new world stage.

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  9. Carin

    New York City

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service...delicious food...best bloody mary!!!

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  10. SuzanneH

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to eat. Good food and drinks. Staff friendly and accommodating.

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  11. LeslieD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed refreshing gin cocktails to start the evening. The burrata and fried pickles were delicious appetizers. Loved the restaurant's atmosphere. Service was timely and friendly. Highly recommend.

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  12. GaryO

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date restaurant close to all the theaters especially New World Stages where we were seeing Jersey Boys after dinner. Energetic bar in the front but the restaurant area separate and quiet. Great service, great comfort food and moderately priced. I am definitely coming back again!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the menu! Fantastic value for NYC

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  14. WilliamF

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Gin Mare cocktail was delicious, and the coffee-rubbed skirt steak was even better than I expected.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great happy hour with great service!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is quite underwhelming. The cocktails are fantastic however. I’d expect better bites, on par with the quality of their cocktails as opposed to saggy bar bites.

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  17. lizzz

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    party of 4: grabbed a quick meal before a show and everything was enjoyed by all. fried pickles for the table were a hit, drinks=yum, and the short rib grilled cheese was delicious--i was glad for the greens on it to help lighten an otherwise heavy sandwich. loved the vibes in the cozy back dining room and will definitely revisit.

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  18. AnnaT

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect brunch to spend our last day in the city! Food and drinks were amazing and the staff/ambiance felt so comfortable and warm. Can’t wait to come back!

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  19. Arnie24

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time eating at The Distillery. The food was excellent , the ambiance was very nice and the service was excellent. Great wait staff. The French Toast bites were awesome. We will be back.

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  20. OliviaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The drinks and presentation of said drinks were wonderful. I loved the glasses they used and the waiter was great! However, the food was subpar. I have the short rib grilled cheese and it had absolutely no flavor. My boyfriend had the Salmon BLT and said the same thing. Cool place but not great food.

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  21. mb6222

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pre show venue or somewhere to meet friends for after work cocktails

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was sub par

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  23. CAJB

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The drinks were amazing, food was fresh and delicious with a nice variety for those that prefer meat free. Loved the decor, never felt rushed by the friendly and attentive staff. What a lovely find in NYC! On the list of "must go back", when we return to the city.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great!!

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  25. LeanneP

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had brunch here before seeing a Broadway show and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Our waiter was very attentive and helped us finish on time. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  26. LindaC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great place. Will definitely go back and recommend to others.

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  27. Hld891

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We made a reservation for dinner after looking at reviews online. When we walked in, we looked at each other and said “are we sure this is the right place?” The place doesn’t really look like the photos. Disappointing for a date night and being from out of town. Our server was great. But the food wasn’t great. We spent a lot of money on food that we didn’t like/ barely ate. Drinks were good though, except the beer that we ordered was labeled as being 16 oz and was served in an 8 oz glass. Overall, we left hungry and disappointed.

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  28. LanceH

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place. My wife had the mimosa flight and loved it. I had the smoked old fashioned and I enjoyed it. Not worth$14 but good. The Lobster MAC and Cheese is outstanding as was my wife’s chicken and waffles. A little loud because of a large group but otherwise a very good brunch. I would definitely go again.

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  29. kristeno

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was food, food was enjoyable.

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  30. Andrew

    New York City

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    If you're looking for a place to grab a drink this is probably more for you. If you want a nice dinner out, this is most likely not the place to choose. When we walked in and told the host we had a reservation, they were very rude to us. I shouldn't say rude, but - they were not very polite. Our regular server was much nicer and much more polite. They weren't necessarily very attentive to the table, especially considering we were the only ones in the restaurant part of the place. The food runners were the most polite and most attentive. The food itself was okay. Nothing really to complain about. The food tasted fine, but the price per meal did not match the quality. While I wouldn't say we had an unpleasant experience, there are so many other restaurants in the area where the value for the price is better, and the staff treats you like you're welcome and not a disruption to their day.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat at the bar. Food was good, as was the service. Cajun shrimp app and the skirt steak entree were very good. Would definitely go back

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  32. ChristineG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We Loved this brunch. Waiters were very attentive to our requests.

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  33. Angel

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new NYC go to place. Great variety on the menu to appeal to all tastes. The food is fantastic and good sized portions. Wait Staff is knowledgeable and guide you on what to order. Skillet Chicken, Pasta, Steak Sandwich all GREAT. My second time there and I will be back again.

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  34. LolaWa

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, highly recommend for a pre theatre meal. Fast, upbeat, and friendly. Fish and chips were tasty and cocktails were sublime. Delish

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  35. Michael

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, not too expensive. We went as a small group. They were accommodating when our party of 5 turned into 6 and a baby at the last minute. We ordered our entrees and drinks. We thought our waitress was just trying to upsell us on an extra entree to share as an appetizer (french toast bites), but she was right - they were delicious and a good option to share (it was a big portion). I definitely recommend this restaurant and I'm looking forward to returning!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate here with our teenagers before our second thwarted night for Harry Potter. We wanted a place we know the neighbors eat. Great food, the short rib and grilled cheese sandwich my daughter is still talking about. The picture doesn’t do it justice.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this restaurant! Food and drinks were great and so was the ambiance. We will be back:)

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the Distillery tonight while in New York for a few days. This was an amazing find. We got the fried pickles (the breading is amazing.), the Chicky sliders, and the chicken and waffles. Everything came out quickly and delicious. The waiter was very kind and gave great recommendations and was very friendly. We had gone to many tourist traps sadly on our trip and this was a breath of fresh air. Great prices, great food, great drinks, better ambiance.

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  39. CarterB

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual

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  40. PatN

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great pre-theater casual location. Many options to satisfy all tastes! Great burgers

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Google Map for The Distillery

785 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street
    9th Avenue between 52nd & 53rd streets
  • Neighborhood
    Hell's Kitchen
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking and ample parking facilities around immediate area.
  • Public transit
    Take the E, B, or D train to 53rd St. & 7th Ave, the A or C train to 50th St. & 8th Ave, or the 1 train to 50th & 7th Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 767-0077
  • Private party facilities
    The Distillery's warm, Prohibition-era decor is perfect for everything from birthday parties to corporate holiday gatherings. We have a private back room as well as semi-private tables near our beautiful bar. We'll tailor a food and drink package to suit you, whether you're a group of 15 or 150.
  • Private party contact
    Carla Nicdao: (855) 993-5349
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