The Rag Trader

4.6
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$31 to $50
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American
Bo Peep Cocktail and Highball Store – By Telephone Only, please call 917.261.5495.

Limited seating is available by phone only at Bo Peep, our subterranean piano bar, 6 nights a week. Phone reservations for parties up to 4 are accepted and we suggest you reserve in advance for special occasions. For parties of 5 or more, inquire directly at info@ragtradernyc.com. We will not be able to honor any Bo Peep reservations made through Open Table.

Join us at The Rag Trader, which harkens back to the romantic nostalgia of a forgotten time. A time when neighbors gathered to share their stories over good food. A garment factory for 75 years, The Ragtrader is a love letter to the generations of those who worked creating clothing for the world.

Executive Chef Justin Ottervanger has created rustic and elegant dishes that showcase the restaurant’s relationship with local farms and purveyors—speaking to time-honored techniques with a focus on offerings best shared amongst friends.
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Muy buen ambiente, la comida no sobresale pero está bien, para mi gusto en Estados Unidos los mozos no saben, no están capacitados o es por un tema de idioma que no saben explicar cómo es el plato.
El lugar lo recomiendo

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jackv
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for all types of occasions. Very unique for nyc. Def will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nico is amazing!!! He was so great to us and let us eat in the van

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to a show, and had dinner. Fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Burgers came back raw and the Benedict was very misleading and disappointing. For the price it wasn’t worth it. Bottomless was nice.

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vipUppereastsider
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great bar and atmosphere nice place to meet friends and colleagues delicious food and strong drinks

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TierraD
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food, I tried the Vegan Burger, Very good for it not being beef. Definitely would come back and my guests agreed.

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vipPriscillaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Intimate atmosphere with comfortable lounge seating, excellent service, and delicious drinks. Food is good, but nothing to write home about.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great show! Kate, our waitress, was friendly and provided exceptional service!

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JosuaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place, foods good at a good price point. Did not realize that if you want to go downstairs after dinner youll need another reservation

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ChristopherB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter, Ryan, went above and beyond. Best restaurant experience I’ve had in a long time. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such wonderful staff. They care about your experience. The food and drinks were extremely satisfying.

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Izabela
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great decor and ambience. Food and drinks very good. Service was perfect. Our waiter Lou was super nice and helpful with the menu recommendation.
I would definitely recommend it for freinds’ gatherings or date.

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AngelicaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Monday night, the atmosphere was dark and romantic. Great service and great selection of menu items.

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vipIgnacioB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, nice service, great value. Solid casual option in Midtown Manhattan.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, the whole “bottomless brunch” ending at 1:30 though is probably why it was easy to get a reservation. Food took a while to come out

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Luis was great as our server. The food was good. Drinks were also good. Seated us about 20 minutes after the reservation. Overall good time.

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dknyc
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was great except the noise level. Between the talking/shouting and music... not sure I will be going back there.

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Jesse
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a busy weeknight and sat upstairs in a van with a table for 4 inside. It was funny and unique. We ordered the attium pizza, cauliflower fritters, Brussels sprouts, and a few other apps plus dessert, and We liked everything. Service was good too.

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vipStephenS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place. Great space. Great service. Will recommend and return.

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vipLisaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A quiet hidden gem near Herald Square. Well curated menu, whiskey list, and decor.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Rag Trader for making my dinner night out special. I was given a great table through my OpenTable reservation. The service was friendly and paced out nicely. My new neighborhood favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the decor and the food and drink selection. Roomy dining area and great service

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Danielle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed brunch here! Loved the different selections of mimosas. Food was delicious and service was great. Looking forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough great things about this hidden gem. Our experience this morning left us feeling happy, satisfied and looking forward to our next visit! The food is excellent, the service even better and you can’t beat their bottomless Punchbowl! Thank You!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the staff was so accommodating and nice.

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Mikey
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place is always a reliable choice for a great time with friends or family.
We were a group of nine this time.
The service was excellent, and the food was as good as usual.
I usually have the crispy skin salmon with black rice in green coconut curry, which is always a good choice, but this last visit, I got the hanger steak, which was cooked perfectly medium-rare, as requested, and very flavorful, served with excellent French fries.
The Caesar salad was great, and large enough for two to share as a starter, and the crispy Brussels sprouts in sweet chili sauce were delicious.
We shared a bunch of desserts, and they were all good.
The drunken doughnuts were great, as was the sticky toffee pudding, but my favorite was the dark chocolate ganache tart.
And the bartender really knows how to mix a classic cocktail.
Try this place.
You’ll be glad you did.

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ChristineM
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The hanger steak pizza and fried chicken sliders were delicious. Fun drink menu as well. Will definitely go back!

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Chris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location to MSG. Our waiter answered all our questions thoroughly and timed dinner so we
could make it to our show. The atmosphere was cozy and noise level was minimal. The food wasn't chef level but satisfactory. Overall, it was a great experience and would recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good vibe with the decor and lighting, food was great

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vipAnnetteW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exelent food, bar service was great. Ruth was great!

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ThomasZ
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, very good service, but wish the lunch menu was more extensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The noise level was deafening. We were seated upstairs and could not hear each other due to other tables yelling at the top of their lungs. Nice restaurant, but the clientele is young and not used to using their indoor voices.

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LauraA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great for a lunch or dinner near dreaded Time Square. Cocktails are fantastic and the food is solid. Also really nice atmosphere.

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PaulA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and atmosphere, excellent service - but acoustically bright.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cool space but food was average.

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jackv
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Will be a regular for me

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The cauliflower fritters were not cooked

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vipKSSS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Sunday brunch. They have a boozy option but we didn’t do it. The food is better than decent and I’d go back just for the fact that it’s one of the few places I’ve found to get brunch where you 1. Don’t have to scream over crowds or throbbing music to hear your tablemate 2. Don’t have to be a contortionist to fit into your seat because they’ve crammed so many tables in. Prices are commensurate with the lame Herald Square area. I’ll be back.

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