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The Distillery

4.3
75 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Comfort Food
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, European
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday- Saturday: 5:00pm - 12am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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(212) 767-0077
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
9th Avenue between 52nd & 53rd streets
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Parking details
Street parking and ample parking facilities around immediate area.
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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.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 75 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful for brunch

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Sunday brunch for 6 people celebrating a birthday. Arrived on-time and was seated right away. Brunch menu, easy to order and would have love to try everything. Cocktails were just as great with variety of beers to choose. Overall, we all enjoyed ourselves and probably be back.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

There were so many choices on the brunch menu, that we had a hard time deciding what to eat! As I have celiac, it was wonderful to have so many options. We will be back in the near future!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We enjoyed our meal and our waiter was excellent. Our reservation was honored even though someone tried to shove past us. The hostess recognized that we had been waiting and had a reservation. Everyone was polite and the waiter was able to answer our questions about items on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very good burgers combined with attentive service and a great location near the theatre where we were going that night. Accommodated our short time frame for our upcoming show

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went there for Sunday brunch with my 14 year old daughter. Food was delicious but the staff was somewhat scatterbrained. I didn't get my coffee and mimosa until after our breakfast arrived. My daughter did not get her bacon aioli with her breakfast until I had to ask for it...other than that the food was super delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The atmosphere is a very nice trendy bar. Service was excellent. The BYOBurger was delicious. Great selection of craft beers. Perfect place for before theatre when you are looking for a good meal without breaking the bank. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was ok; nothing to brag about. Good service!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great drinks & atmosphere. Nice staff. The lobster mac & cheese & the Cajun shrimp & polenta were dry & overcooked. The salads, burgers, & cheesesteak spring rolls were excellent. I will go back & would recommend to a friend.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The atmosphere was amazing, the food was incredible and service was outstanding. Will definitely be going back! Love Love Love

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome looking place, my fiancé’s food was great, great coffee, but don’t get the baked egg caprese In the skillet unless you like a 15$ tub of ragu.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Nice place, and reasonably quiet for an early Friday evening meal.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Everything was good, but nothing was extraordinary.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I would highly recommend to book a table as it might get crowded but the food is good, large selection of beer and great gin cocktails. It’s a really good spot to hangout, have a drink and a little snack and all the gin fans !

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Hostess, Latina with blue eyes, was very accommodating with our seating. We did not like our reserved table due to a large party nearby so we sat at the bar and she ultimately found us a table.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Good pre theatre dinners. We have many of the appetizers: fried pickles, shrimp, hicken wings were all very good.
The hamburgers and the chicken sliders were tasty.
The restaurant is noisy at times and the service can take a bit longer the more crowder it is. Enjoy.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This place is very good. Food is solid. And the service is much better than what you would expect at this kind of place. I've had not-as-good service at high-end restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Cocktails are excellent & has a great vibe! Went twice for the cocktails!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This place was great. We went on a Sunday for brunch before heading to a matinee. Had a reservation for 12 noon and was sat right away. Our server got a little backed up so it was taking some time to get to us but the manager stepped in right away to get our drink and food orders. The food was great. I had an omelette, my partner had the Irish breakfast. We both really enjoyed it. For dessert we got the Whiskey Bacon Fudge Brownie. It was insanely good. It got pretty busy but never too noisy. Loved the atmosphere and the staff were all very nice. Would definitely recommend and will plan on eating here again the next time I come to the city.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Too much garlic!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Our bartender, Claire, was the best! We also met several locals that were very friendly. After our lunchtime visit we felt like regulars and came back later in the day for Happy Hour, and were greeted like old friends. The food was excellent and the cocktail selection was impressive. Great place!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

One, if not the worst dining experience I have ever had. Restaurant lost my reservation. Hostess gave me attitude and should be fired. Food was the worst meal I have ever eaten. Over cooked veal with spaghetti that likely came out of a can. Waiter stood over me while taking my order with a $50 bill sticking out of his pocket. I asked about it and was told it was an earlier tip from another customer.

All in all I highly encourage everyone to avoid this poor excuse for a dining establishment.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

It was a fine place. Loud and full of people enjoying their time. Felt like I was at a non-chain version of a Chili's. It was as if we were living the Chili's dream, but not in a Chili's. The food was decent pub food, maybe slightly more unique. Drinks were ambitious but didn't wow. I love gin and was hoping for more; i think the portions were off.

Honestly, it is not to be avoided, but I don't know that I'll be in a rush to go back, with so many other choices in the area.

Ate: boneless siracha wings...they were good, but as expected; artichoke dip with fried pita chips....ok; crabcake sandwich...good bun, pretty good fries, crabcake was good but heavy on filler; salad with salmon...really skimpy piece of salmon, but not offensive.

Service was great.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Always bring visiting friends here. Never disappointed!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great place to hang with friends. This is my go-to spot to bring new people because there are options for everyone and service is great! I brought 3 new friends here and there were food options to suit everyone's preferences...from the super healthy to me. My gin-lover friend absolutely LOVED the gin options and the goblet he was given to drink his gin and tonic out of.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Always good food and amazing drinks! You MUST try the English Rose cocktail...

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Great experience. Food menu is diverse and drink menu is great.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

This place recently rebranded and changed its name and to great success. The old place, Brickyard, had crappy food and was loud. Now, it's more chill and the menu/food are better. I think it's the same owners. The staff is always amazing. Wine is better now too.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Delicious drinks, and a very long and complete beer selection. Nice service, good for drinks with friends.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was excellent. Service and ambiance was great. Great craft beers. Good prices. Great place to go before the show! We will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a reservation and they sat us early in the back room which is what we preferred. The hostess was so nice- it really starts dinner off right! The back room is cozy and pub-like and the front area is brighter and more happening- it’s nice that they have both environments to choose from. The menu is awesome they have such a wide array of dishes including a few vegetarian and even a vegan option. Cocktails all sounded interesting and I ordered one with rose and egg whites that was excellent. The fried pickles are amazing, spinach artichoke dip is heavy on the garlic if you like that, and the fries are great. We all enjoyed our meals. Since we were getting together with friends and catching up, we appreciated them not rushing us and since we noticed they weren’t seating anymore in the back room for dinner, we didn’t feel like they needed our table and so we felt comfortable staying and ordering more drinks. Great place!

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

We had a nice dinner. We were there early and the place was quiet. Really good cocktails.

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3.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Went after a show, had a 10:00 reservation through OT yet when we arrived there 30 mins early and said we had reservations they didn't have us. No big deal as the place was not busy. Nice menu. They didn't have a list of all their whiskey so the waiter took me over to their touch screen to show me them all which was nice. Had the chicky sliders and the vegan burger.Food ok, nothing great or horrible not very flavorful and the sliders we're over cooked. We also ordered a side of the squash which was good, had a strong citrus flavor. It took a little while to get our bill which was annoying as there was only 4 other people in the place. Over all a nice experience but nothing calling me to go back anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great meal early on New Year’s Eve. Great food, staff and decor. It’s a gem.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We were in New York over Christmas and had a show booked on Broadway. We saw the write ups for the Distillery and thought we would give it a go. The food was good with excellent service especially from the General Manager. Well worth a visit if you get the chance.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was great and the service was on point. Would definitely e back.

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2.0Dined on December 26, 2017

We loved this restaurant when it was Brickyard Gastropub because it had lots of gluten free options. The service was always good and the meal outstanding. Now that is the Distillery, the server was friendly enough, but the service was VERY slow. The side dish didn't come out until we were nearly done the meal. The food was acceptable but not exception and there were much fewer gluten free options. I doubt we will visit again.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We went here on Christmas day before seeing a play on broadway. Amazing food, drinks and experience. Will definitely go back next time I’m in New York.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

This is a little gem of a place. Five of us went to celebrate our daughters 21st birthday. The staff made us very welcomes and surprised us with a free glass of bubbly to start the evening off. Service was good, friendly and not rushed. The food was very tasty and there was plenty of it without being over faced. Menu is quite limited, but that is a good thing as it means attention to detail and quality is good. I'd go as far as saying for me it was a taste sensation.

There are plenty of beers to choose from as well as an extensive cocktail menu.

Would definatly recomment this place and next time we are in NY we will be going again

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

We took out-of-town friends to our local favorite and introduced them to the English Rose cocktail, and they are still talking about it days later. The back dining room is gorgeous, the bacon-wrapped, bleu-cheese-stuffed dates are decadent, and the staff is wonderful. We’ll bring everyone here!

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