The Rag Trader

4.5
495 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Limited reservations up to parties of 6 are available nightly in Bo Peep, please call 917.261.5495. Online reservations are not available for Bo Peep. Parties of 6 or more, inquire directly at events@ragtradernyc.com

The Rag Trader, evokes the old garment factory that once was complemented with custom décor and rustic yet elegant dishes that showcase the restaurant's relationships with local farms and purveyors. Together with a careful selection of wine and craft beer, our cocktails encompass old favorites reminiscent of the building’s humble beginnings alongside newer creations.

Bo Peep Cocktail & Highball Store, a subterranean cocktail and piano bar lush banquette seating, dimly lit lampshades and a bar made from the tailor’s work table creates an ambiance of seductive conviviality. Elegant cocktails and elevated small plates, the musical offerings range from nostalgic favorites to modern classics. Join us for entertainment, 6 days a week, no co

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Offering our spectacular regular Brunch Menu for the day beginning at 11am until 3:30pm! Plenty of options for vegans and gluten free folks! Visit our website for menus www.ragtradernyc.com

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 495 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great decor and vibe

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was incredibly friendly and helpful. It was an anniversary and they made our experience joyful. Everything we ordered was tasteful and they even brought us a free dessert 😊

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CG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Eggs Benedict were great, the french toast was great, the omelets were great, just don't get the chicken and waffles.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food was delish. Went to Bo Peep afterwards.

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E
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I have mixed feelings about The Rag Trader. On one hand, the staff was really sweet, attentive, and accommodating, but the issues with the food (which is why you're there!) were troublesome.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Always considerate of time constraints.

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JB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun Manhattan restaurant. A bit loud but that is what you are there for the action. Fun decor. Staff were attentive. Food was good.

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F
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We really wanted to love this restaurant. The decor is cozy and interesting. The menu was good, and I ordered the soup of the day (roasted squash) and an artichoke olive pizza. My husband got a Caesar Salad. The soup was quite good, the pizza was ok and the Caesar salad was beyond boring (and overpriced terribly). The service was just okay. No black pepper offered for the salad and all the food came out at one time. Total experience was just average

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

great , perfect spot lunch or dinner , make sure you try the brussel sproats and grilled cheese

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JH
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The ambiance is great: subdued lighting and low noise levels. The food was very good and well priced. The service was prompt and courteous but the server seemed a little aloof. Other than that, my spouse and I agreed that overall: 7.5/10.

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great spot for drinks or a quick meal close to msg

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KM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The atmosphere is really nice - decorated with artifacts from the garment district. Went there for brunch. Perfectly fine- nothing special and pricey. $9 for four very thin slices of Challah bread with some clotted cream and jam. $16 for a pretty basic omelet.
The manager did stop by but the server was not friendly at all. They seemed rushed to clear our plates before we were finished even though there were only a few other customers.

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K
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Posto carino, personale gentile e sorridente. Cibo non all'altezza. Cocktail servito nel bicchiere sbagliato, e non indimenticabile. Prezzi sopra la media dei locali della stessa fascia nella medesima zona.

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christine was amazing at the upstairs bar and the food and drinks were very good!

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PG
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It has a wonderful ambience and we loved the photos of the old garment center days.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t write enough great things about this place! Literally every part of the experience was top notch. They are customer service at its best!!!

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Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved the look and feel of the place. Excellent service. I had a steak salad and the steak was really disappointing. Ordered medium well and got barely medium and it was incredibly tough. Having said that, everyone else in my party loved their meal.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As someone that travels frequently, I normally am hesitant to write a review. That being said, I have not even left the establishment and I’m sitting here typing praises on the amazing experience that I just had... or should I say, “Am having,” an AMAZING TIME!

I literally dropped my bags at the hotel, asked for a fun, local, and NOT “touristy” place… Here I am!

One word... or shouldn’t I say, “Name,” ... “ANISSA!”

Anissa created an intimate, welcoming, and kind environment. I appreciate that she got to know me as a client, understood my personality, and then recommended cocktails based on that. More importantly, I watched her create connections with every other patron, always ensuring that they felt taken care of.

I would recommend “The Rag Trader” to anyone, and feel confident that you will have the BEST time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary with friends

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CM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

2nd visit to the Rag Trader and this time was better than the first (which was excellent as well). Very nice ambiance, great service, killer cocktails and really good food. Try the 3-Piece Suit as a tasty alternative to an Old Fashioned, and the El Guapo is an outstanding spicy margarita. The Bo Peep downstairs is also a fantastic spot for craft cocktails and quiet conversation. Great experience in NYC!

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CW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful find in a part of the city not overly populated with great places. Decor was charming. Food was great. I had a Salmon topped salad and they cooked my salmon to my request—medium rare. To top it all off, we had the best waitress who gave us some real tips on what to order. Will be back!

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The host staff was not very accommodating or friendly. Once we made it past them the rest of the experience was good. The food was tasty and affordable. The portions were just right. For a salad with added protein you get full piece of chicken or steak, not just a few strips. The waitress was friendly. It was really busy as Billy Joel was at MSG that evening. Great spot for work dinners or meeting friends if you need to stay in midtown.

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BW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there. Food was excellent! Ambience was fun! Service was great!

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AW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away. Our server Ashley was very friendly and attentive. We ordered Mac and Cheese to share- it was delicious!

We also had the cheeseburger.

We enjoyed our meal.

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K
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whiskey lovers rejoice! Rag Trader is a place to be and their selection is on point. Will be back for Bo Peep and food! Staff is also professional and friendly.

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited NYC for the weekend and ate at the Rag Trader on a Sunday evening with my family. It wasn't particularly busy and we were seated immediately at our reservation time. The staff was very attentive and the food was served quickly, exactly as we had ordered. Everyone found something they liked on the menu and we really enjoyed our dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for my GF birthday with three of our best friends. Got a free Glass of champagne & could sit where we wanted. Cocktails & food were simply amazing. Felt a bit pushed to order more drinks, but as Europeans, we have this feeling almost everywhere in the US. The burlesque show was less exciting than I expected, but it added a certain festivité ambiance. Probably can get better value for money if you look well, or dont care about location but overall I would definitely go back anytime

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DJ
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised as I selected this restaurant simply based upon the menu selection. Service was very good. We had the soup of the day which was quite tasty. I also appreciated that although a number of people were there to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, we were seated in the back section of the restaurant along with others who simply wanted to have a quiet conversation.

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OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed in the food or service. Great spot any time of day

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SN
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was good. Loved the decor

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LS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great combination of salads, small plates and great sandwiches!

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I don’t know if I would definitely come here again for brunch - the food and drinks were all very good but I wasn’t super impressed with the service. Since it’s bottomless, i was expecting a bit more speed for the drinks, and there were struggles with accuracy as well. Overall it was fine and the space is great, just don’t know if I would come for bottomless brunch again.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was quite late and they were still accommodating and got me a seat on a Saturday night. Had the salmon poke, brussel sprouts and they were delicious. Old fashioned was pretty good but I doubt the bar tender even put a full shot of bourbon since it was a tiny serving and tasted like syrup. Piano bar downstairs was fascinating and we had a surprise burlesque show!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Quite good experience. Waiters are a bit annoying trying to take your dishes out when they think you've finished, but well, that's the way it is everywhere in the US (I'm a foreigner and I can't get used to that!)

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Der Bürger ist nur Mittelmaß. Schade

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and environment

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L
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to the rag trader many times before but this time was awful! I always get the gem salad with salmon, the salmon piece was so small, and the salad used to be served in a bowl with a decent serving size and this time it was all on a plate and barely any salad! Such a disappointment especially for the price. Don’t know if I will be back after that...

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 20th Anniversary!! Sean the waiter treated us perfect and brought us a complimentary glass of champagne to toast! The food was amazing! What a great anniversary at a wonderful place! Food, atmosphere, staff and drinks were the best! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all of my friends!!!

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BT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Order the Cauliflower starter - it is so delicious!!

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JB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - really nice service. We loved our server Nick. He was everything a server should be - funny, attentive and engaged! My husband and I met a dear friend we don't see often enough for dinner and we had a fantastic time. We will definitely go back!

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