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About The Distillery

Classic skirt steak, but finished with an espresso rub. A chocolate brownie just like mom used to make, but with a bit of bacon and splash of whiskey in the batter. In our kitchen, you’ll find old favorites made new with creative twists and fresh additions. Join us for dinner and see for yourself. Of course, we also have an amazing brunch menu every weekend from 11-4 PM.

Sip our thoughtfully curated collection of liquors or try a handcrafted cocktail made with fresh ingredients and built with love by one of our knowledgeable bartenders. Chase it 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.

Please be as descriptive as possible when making your reservation. Seating in our back room not always guaranteed.

785 9th Ave
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, European

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Bar Menu: 11:00am - 2:00am

Cross Street:
9th Avenue between 52nd & 53rd streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 767-0077

Website:
http://www.thedistilleryny.com/

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 Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

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.

The Distillery Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (9)
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Comfort Food (8)
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Great for Brunch (6)
Vegan (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Romantic (3)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Good food, great beer selection (+ traditional cocktails) but lots of waitstaff issues. Incredibly slow an inattentive. The table next to ours was delivered 3 meals before the waitstaff finally got the right food to the right table. Due to our wait we were pretty dissatisfied, however when the food came, it was good enough to earn another star or two!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I was really disappointed with the birthday dinner I hosted for my friend at the Distillery. The service was slow and the food and drinks were awful. I booked for a “birthday” on OpenTable, but the hostess didn’t do anything special for my friend when we ordered her cake at the end of the meal. :(

To start, I ordered a $14 drink with vermouth, maple, candied bacon, and cherries, and it tasted like salt. I don’t know what happened with this drink that made it taste like alcoholic salt water, but I sent it back (and I have NEVER sent anything back before) and the waiter was kind enough to take it off the bill.

Everything we ordered for appetizers and dinner was clearly made from processed, packaged food. My friend’s steak was covered with packaged instant gravy, my salmon was served over a (very over cooked and dry) boxed rice mix, and my boyfriend’s ravioli was definitely reheated in the microwave. I wouldn’t complain if our entrees weren’t $19+. But you can find better food at a chain restaurant for less.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Delightful spot in Hell's Kitchen for a very affordable and quite tasty meal. Way better than your typical gastropub. With happy hour drink specials this is a great spot for a nice affordable meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were pleased with menu and quality of food. The staff was super friendly, however service was sub-par... it took us roughly 25 minutes for brunch orders to be taken, items were completely forgotten from orders (hello, coffee?) and no one came to tables to refresh drinks or check on status. If the food had not been as pleasant, review would have been much worse.
Not likely to return, sadly, as we were hoping to love this place as a new midtown brunch spot.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service, fantastic cocktails

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a great time, between the accommodating server, craft cocktails and brunch specials. Great vibe, we well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My friends and I really enjoyed the newly re-vamped Distillery. Food was great, interesting cocktail options, all in all a good find!

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Outstanding Gin selection. Very attentive staff. Food was incredible. I had the chicken and waffles. One of the best ones I’ve ever had.

The bruschetta trio was very good. And you can’t skip the Philly cheesesteak spring rolls!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Took over one hour to have our brunch served. Seemed like all the tables were waiting for food. Opens at 11:30am Sunday and we arrived 11:45am for a noon reservation and back room was already full of patrons. When food arrived it was delicious! Waitress kept our coffee & water glasses full, however no bread basket was offered while we waited.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

There were five of us having dinner here on a Friday night. I made reservations based on the reviews on Open Table. I was very disappointed in the food. My order included the tomato salad. Almost all of the tomatoes were not ripe enough to eat. When I let our waiter know, all he did was tell me he'd report it to the chef. No offer to take it off the check or replace it with something else. It then took an extremely long and unacceptable time to receive our entrees. My vegetation burger was cold and missing one of the toppings I had ordered. Four of us ordered french fries; all the orders arrived cold. The owner came over and apologized, sent over new fries, and offered us complimentary drinks or desserts. The new fries were very good, as was the berry cobbler. The owner was very professional and did his best to correct what was wrong. Despite his efforts, I still can't recommend this restaurant. There were just too many issues.

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vip
 (Newcastle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Enjoyed a delicious meal and drinks in lovely surroundings.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great cocktail spot. Loved the drinks and the large beer selection. Will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great experience here pre-theatre. Service was efficient but not rushed. Excited to see delicious Beyond Meat burgers done creatively - such a fabulous vegetarian option! Management was very attentive. Cocktail was fabulous. We'll be back!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is the first time we have eaten at this restaurant.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and a great find. Would absolutely be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was attentive without being intrusive. The food and drinks were great. Everyone enjoyed their selection - including the one vegan member of our party. Granted, there was essentially only 1 item on the menu for a vegan, but that's better than most restaurants. I enjoyed the "Irish Breakfast" - a real treat which, to my delight, was served in a cast iron skillet. It had everything you could possibly want for breakfast: eggs, toast, home fries, baked beans, ham, sausage, etc. Really great. Others in the party enjoyed burgers, and omelettes. A great find. We will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The service here was great and quick. The restaurant wasn't too crowded on the Wednesday night that we went. The portions were large and the food was good, but nothing innovative or mind blowing. I had the 'Something Spiced' drink which was fun and good, I would recommend it if you like orange juice.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I really liked everything I ordered but my friend felt her dish of Fish and Chips included too many fried things. She knew the fish and chips were fried but didn't need both French fries and fried zucchini as well. She said a side salad would have balanced it better.
Waiter was very friendly and was kind enough to take pictures for us. I would come again!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I made my first visit to the Distillery. It's the same owners/management/staff as Brickyard Gastropub and it's even better - certainly a big step upscale. The cocktail menu is outstanding; this has become one of the best gin bars in NYC. My wife had a few glasses of wine and said they were outstanding, a big improvement. I was happy to see they still have an excellent craft beer list. We split a watermelon salad, which was fresh and tasted great. I loved the Crab Cake Sandwich and my wife enjoyed the Salmon Skewers, which she said was the most novel presentation of Salmon she has seen. It was a great meal and experience and we will be coming back often.

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Authentic, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great pre theatre meal. Lobster room and flat bread were excellent. My friend had the salmon and said it also was great. Beautiful place and excellent service. Will definitely be back

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Visited The Distillery to celebrate a co-worker's promotion. I used to come to this restaurant when it was Brickyard and I wanted to see what they had to offer as The Distillery. Their cocktail menu is amazing. I'm more of a bourbon on the rocks kind of girl but they had plenty of items that I wanted to try. I had the smoked old fashioned and the maple bacon Manhattan. I've never had anything like this before and I wish we could have stayed longer to try out the rest of the cocktails. Their separate Gin and Tonics menu also looked pretty cool so I'd come back to try that out. Food was great. Plenty of share-able appetizers and filling sandwiches. I'm a big fan of breakfast for dinner so the Chicken and Waffles sandwich hit the spot! Can't wait to come back and try out the rest of their food and drinks

Tags: Vegan, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great addition to the neighborhood. Tasty food- chicky sliders and philly egg rolls are a must! The zucchini ribbon salad was also a delicious and creative dish. The cocktails were well made and inventive without being over the top. Good prices with a nice vibe complete the setting. Hope this place is here for the long haul!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Based on the reviews, we chose The Distillery for a pre-theater dinner. The menu was varied and food was very good. Service was excellent and the back room for dining allowed our group to have a conversation. I would absolutely recommend this place for a pre- theater restaurant.
Nothing fancy but good value for the area.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Casual, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre
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