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The Rag Trader

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783 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
The Ragtrader is open outdoors for dining rain or shine! On Monday, we're open from 12 PM to 10 PM, and on Tuesday through Saturdays, The Ragtrader is open until 11 PM featuring live music from Skip Brevis and the Bo Peep singers. Follow us on IG @ragtraderbopeepnyc for our latest events.

This summer, we're also featuring curated pop-up dinners, including evenings with Street Taco and Smokehouse BBQ. We look forward to seeing you for some well-deserved fun, delicious comfort food, and one of our stellar mixed cocktails.

About Us
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 783 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJennieM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Nick was very attentive and funny. Food was amazing! Strongly recommend the calling fritters.

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PGONE
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The interior of the restaurant is really amazing and highly recommend it for anyone looking for a good place to enjoy a good night with friends. The dishes are great and come in large portion. The waiter was patient in explaining the menu and I love the vibe of the restaurant. Will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exelent food, ambience, service and live music!
Can’t wait to go back!

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vipDominiqueW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we recently found this spot and we love it! it feels like NYC pre-covid (minus temp checks, plexiglass, empty bar seats and servers in masks). The live music is awesome! the food and cocktails are just as good. highly recommend for a fun night out

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vipjake
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing live music outside!

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Meredith
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience with Skip playing live music on the sidewalk.

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vipRachaelS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our experience at the Ragtrader. We initially came for the live music, but also truly loved the food and the craft cocktails. Highly recommend every single one - and you definitely want to get the drunkin' donuts!! Everything was so delicious and the ambience was wonderful. They do a great job about making you feel like you're in a restaurant, even though you're eating outside. Very friendly service as well. Highly highly recommend! We will be back - probably even next weekend :)

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vipKBNYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so great. A bit loud with the live music, but we had an amazing time.

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Bowtie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Great friendly service with good imaginative menu.
Great pizzas, especially good with drinks or as an appetizer.

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vipJeremyJ
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick, the outside waiter is excellent, and there is good live music most nights. Food is good and interesting drinks menu too.

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FrancescaP
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very cute place, with amazing customer services. I will try this place again and will recommend the place to my friends.

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vipscrod
New England
218 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor dining! Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Music was awesome

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IdrisI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Thanks for making my wife's birthday a memorable one.

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OrethaW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining was great. The team went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable.

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collettew
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic! They're clearly going out of their way to make sure everything is sanitized and safe and I will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place great food !

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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

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

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

OT
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and great for lunch. Good food. Tried it once for dinner and it was too loud for anyone in our large group to hear each other — might work for a date where you can sit close to the other person.

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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
3 reviews
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
11 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
25 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
27 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.

FAQs

The Rag Trader does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

The Rag Trader is rated 4.6 stars by 783 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.