The Rag Trader

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$31 to $50
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American
Limited reservations up to parties of 4 are available nightly in Bo Peep, please call 917.261.5495. Online reservations are not available for Bo Peep. Parties of 5 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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New York Area
115 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff was very attentive without being hovering.
Every dish was well prepared.
The chicken wings are really good.
The chicken and salmon were good too.
Nice to have a good eatery in the Penn Station neighborhood.

FF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun dinner. Thank you for the complimentary dessert.

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been here a few times with a group of 4+. Drinks are great. Normal NYC prices for midtown. Always ordered several small plates and it was always was enough and great. Ribs are a must. Great GF options the last 2 times I visited for the GF eaters in my party.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was not good and for was mediocre. They make a big deal about the burlesque show which started an hour later than they said and lasted 6 minutes. Not worth it.

J
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun and electric.
The way a neighborhood restaurant should be!

LL
Western KY
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartenders Shelby and Ruth did an excellent job of suggesting cocktails and menu items. The first time we stopped in and had a drink at the bar (El Guapo) and the Stuffed Squash Blossoms which were delicious, perfectly fried, yet light and delicate. We returned a few nights later with friends and sat in the beautiful dining area. We started with the Sausage Pizza after seeing many other tables with pizzas. It was delicious and perfectly cooked. Friends loved the Crispy Skin Salmon, Vegan Burger and Hanger Steak. Our server talked me into the Mushroom Bolognese, a meatless dish, which was over-the-top amazing. It's served with homemade fettuccine and you'd swear it was made with meat. For dessert we had the Donuts which were wonderful. Overall the menu is a nice mix of appetizers, items to share, salads, pizzas and entrees. After dinner we went downstairs to Bo Peep, their Speakeasy / Piano bar which was a lot of fun.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun girls night out!

RC
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and dishes elaborated
Maybe so much noise and little lightness.
A great food and a great experience.
Not to much expensive and good price-quality.

CP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently in NYC for a long weekend and enjoyed dinner at the Rag Trader and can only compliment them for their service and accommodation. They seated us in a quiet comfy spot and greeted us with complimentary champagne because I indicated we were celebrating my husband's birthday when they asked the occasion. My husband is a bourbon lover and they have plenty to offer. From the drinks, to the food and the complimentary dessert...everything was perfect! Would love to visit again!

E
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED our server. He was incredible. We will definitely be back again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hosts and waitstaff were so welcoming and doting. Excellent service. Food was yummy with lots of options depending on taste and appetite. Pinot Noir by the glass offering was lovely.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Planned husband’s 50th birthday there. Complimentary birthday Champagne was served to us when we arrived. Waiter was lovely. Menu very balanced with Italian dishes, seafood and burgers. All very tasty. Ambiance is wonderful and wasn’t noisy.

MA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Servers and food was amazing. Drinks were made to perfection. The hostess was the only thing that I was not 100% comfortable with. When I asked a question she wasn’t giving a direct answer that could help me. It left me still confused on what needed to be done in my situation, Wether or not I should have cancelled or try to make it to the restaurant.

j
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

I would still go back and still recommend this place, but I'm very disappointed in my experience. The waiter did a terrible job of explaining how the bottomless brunch worked. It turns out that you cannot to bottomless brunch and get a brunch bowl. My meal ended up costing $145 more than it should have because of this mix up. They agreed to take a round of drinks off, but the meal was still $100 more than if we had only paid for the bottomless. They should do a better job of ensuring their customers know what they're paying for.

MS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent! I even went back on Sunday to try their pizza. The only problem with the service Friday night was it felt a little rushed in the beginning.

UD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and great location for a night out with friends.

AM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT mid-town spot for happy hour or dinner. Service is always amazing and the food/drinks are awesome.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is terrific! The service was also great. The food was ok. The pizza we had as an appetizer was very good but the main dishes were not what we expected. I think the place is awesome for drinks and appetizer type food. I would go again knowing this...

j
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed delicious appetizers at the bar. Great vibe and excellent service.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious, loved the atmosphere and the hosts were very friendly

r
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was decent. I thoroughly enjoyed my vegan burger. My dining companion had the branzino and said it was just meh. But my biggest critique is they sat us in a section near to the bar and it was SOOOO LOUD. we couldnt hear each other talk. Why would you have a section like that or if so, why dont you ask the guests if they wooud like a quiet area or near the bar. We had already sat down and gotten water and felt weird moving. But you really should ask the guests first instead of just sitting random people in the noisiest area of the restaurant.

AP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location for us (walking distance from Penn Station). Cool atmosphere. Went for brunch with friends. Menu choices were good. Some of us went for small plates/starters and some went with full entrees. Food was good. Will definitely be back. I want to see the burlesque show in the evening!

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat.

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The website says burlesque show 9-2am. When you get there they tell you it’s starts @ 10:30/10:45. Ok sat down to dinner at 9. Ordered a kale salad that wasn’t kale. Crispy salmon dish was pretty good. The drinks are very good also. When the burlesque show started 2 girls came out and did ONE song each. From 10:45-10:55. Then the hostess takes the mic and says they will be back in an hour! Wtf. Anyways, nice ambience, I ordered 2 food items. One was good, one wasn’t. Drinks were very good. Way too misleading @ the show.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family trip. Adult kids

EB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food!

DR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family trip to NY. A great find! Totally enjoyable.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager is on top of things! Frances I think?

WV
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic find in the middle of town. Great burger and Mac and cheese. Fabulous bar and decor. Loved it.

HG
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good. Drinks were good (some fun drinks to try) I didn’t realize it but apparently it has a burlesque show later in the evening. We didn’t stay for it but I heard it’s a good time. It’s got a cool vibe and I’ll return.

RI
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool venue, low-lighting and funky decor. Menu fairly limited but food good quality.

MS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rag Trader is awesome. Great food and drink. Friendly wait staff and bartenders. A very cool atmosphere as well. Just a great NYC place.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to The Rag Trader for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. When we arrive, two glasses of Prosecco were already on the table. Food and service were very good. Will definitely return.

s
New England
175 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and food.

So glad we found this place- now we try to go every time we visit NYC

RF
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate something special or just have a nice bite to eat. Food was delicious and the service was outstanding!

MM
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Saturday brunch at RagTrader! Loved the bottomless booze option. Burger was fantastic as was the BLT.

M
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend here for dinner and cocktails. Service was good. Food is a little pricey for what you get but not too bad. Drink prices are reasonable. Will come back. Fun atmosphere. Came for the live music but there wasn’t any...?

v
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

loved the decor too - mussels were to die for and so was the cauliflower appetizer

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had diner at the rag trader. Was great mix of American food. Ribeye steak was tender and tasty. salad were fresh.
Moved after diner to the go peep for cocktails and drinks. Had live music show which was great fun

Design of the place is cool. Really liked the atmosphere

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wait staff
Don’t go thinking it’ll be quiet
Dark / well themed

Cauliflower & Feta fritters are one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

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