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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 - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday- Saturday: 5:00pm - 12am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
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Comfort Food (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Cozy (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Vegan (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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·Dined 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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·Dined on December 25, 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

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My husband and I ate here after the holiday show at Lincoln Center. It was a short walk through a cute neighborhood. The food was delicious. I could eat the Brussels sprouts everyday!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Had a reservation for 8:30. Our party showed up on time and that’s where the nightmare began. Waited as we watched others get seated in a very crowded environment. They sat us at our first table at 9 which was beside the bar area. We had other people putting their glasses on our table. Finally at 9:15 we were moved to the back to a quieter more appropriate area to eat and enjoy our company. The food was not bad at all. The reason for low rating is poor handling of customer service. No point in making a reservation if you still have to wait 45 minutes to get seated. They didn’t send a manager over to offer his/her apologies or say hey sorry for bad experience drinks are on me. The hostess and door guy said sorry we overbooked for an office party. So if you don’t mind waiting this is your place. Again food was pretty good.

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 (London)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was delicious, fun drink menu, and good service. Will definitely come back!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good beer selection and good menu - lots of options to suit a group that includes vegetarians, meat-eaters, everyone. The back is warm and slightly dark. Unexpected discovery. Would go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was good and prices decent. The service was lacking. The real problem - which was not addressed by staff - was one of the few other patrons who used the F word in every sentence. He appeared to be a friend of the bartender.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

While the food was good, unfortunately the service was not. It took us an hour to get our food, and there was only 1 waitress seemingly handling all the tables. We didn't have a water refill for 30 minutes and we had to physically get up and hand her the check so that we could leave to make other plans. It is not her fault, I believe they were just understaffed, but they should have more people working for a Sunday brunch

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My husband and I went to dinner with our 15 month old baby girl and it was a wonderful meal/night! The food, the ambiance, the music - all was perfect! The staff was so kind and attentive! The owner/manager even came out to give us our daughter's sippy cup as we had accidentally left it behind. The place is so cute, cozy and yet 'upscale' for a pub. We will definitely be back! Loved it!

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I’ve been to the Distillery a number of time over the past few years (originally the Brickyard Gastropub). Food is consistently good and they have a great beer selection. This time we went with a group of 8 and it was perfect for conversation, beer tasting and food sharing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The Distillery was great for our large group of 8 prior to The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. We sat in a gorgeous spot with plenty of room and ability to hear everyone at the table. They had great meals & apps for the foodies but also had your standard delicious burger for the less adventurous. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Distillery. Wonderful cocktails and service. My wife had the salmon and said it was delicious. I had the skirt steak which was also excellent. Service was great and had us out in plenty of time to make our show. Its a beautiful spot with a lovely dining room. Think I will come back to try out some more cocktails in the bar the next time I'm in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very pleasant! Varied menu. Food very tasty.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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