The Whitby Bar and Restaurant

4.7
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424 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, inside the Whitby Hotel located in the heart of New York's upper Midtown, offers modern American food in a uniquely eclectic setting. Open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, The Whitby Bar and Restaurant also features an extensive cocktail and international wine menu, and classic English afternoon tea.

Reservations made on Opentable are for a la carte dining or Afternoon Tea. If you would like to join us for cocktails and bar snacks, the lounge area is open seating only. If you have a cocktail reception inquiry for more than 8 guests, please call the hotel directly.



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BW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were excellent.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and food. Everything was great

TB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Drinks were not tasty, bar food was not hot, generally the wait staff was terrific

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waitress had to be literally summoned 6 times to the table - as she never once stopped by herself to take order, reorders, water, or check. However, before asking whether we were finished (we were not) cleared off a half full cheese platter. Restaurant was half empty as this was between 330-430pm there was no reason to be so busy.

EJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always - perfect for lunch or afternoon tea; dinner of course and late night drinks and snacks. Never disappoints

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and elegant! Love this place.

SW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great eclectic decor. Good value. Nice to sit at the bar and then move to the quieter area in back for dining. Will definitely return next time we’re in NYC.

SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food is good but not outstanding. The table space is excellent for midtown. The menu choice is limited. The location is very good.

W
Jackson Hole
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would give the Whitby more stars if I could. Everyone was so nice, the atmosphere was perfect and the food was delicious.I will definitely return .

n
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fabulous spot - my new fav in the neighborhood! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks! Cool ambiance.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Whitby is one of my favorite places to meet people for lunch, drinks or dinner. The ambience is cool, eclectic and sophisticated — which is not an easy balance to achieve. The food is always more interesting than what you read on the menu. I’m always delightfully surprised!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience, loved everything about it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok, service was very slow especially for a weekday lunch hour.

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here at least three times this year with several colleagues and have never been disappointed. After dinner, we usually take a tour of the downstairs floors which are equally as impressive as the restaurant. Looking forward to my next visit!

SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I ordered salmon with no salt and it arrived loaded with salt. They recognized their error and corrected. That took and additional 15 minutes.

HL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lovely place for high tea. Beautiful setting and service!

E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server, delicious fish, crisp champagne, and berries. What more could one ask for?

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. As it always is.

t
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a first class experience!!! As with all Firmdale Hotels !!

n
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent ambience, great service. What more could you ask?

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite lunch place!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Whitby! The location is fantastic, the bar scene happening, and the food delish! The back dining room is perfect if you want a more quiet atmosphere, or stay in the front if you prefer more of a NY scene. Service is always spot-on!

E
New York Area
370 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place oozes charm. The food and service are of high quality. Sadly, when there's a noisy table, (as there was at lunch yesterday) the tranquillity of this oaasis of civility in midtown is violated. The happy celebrators were too engaged in their own jolly doings to notice that they were truly annoying others. Perhaps a discreet word from the maitre'd might have helped.

E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Healthy, tasty, well-presented food; delicious champagne.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Whitby starting with Holly, Hunter, Rover, and several others who epitomize charming service, will make any visit memorable. Everything on the menu is absurdly good, but the. cheeseburger is a must when the decision seems impossible. Tuna, salmon, and steak are all superb. Whitby is a joy and hopefully others will treat themselves to this special place.

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Ours was the only table in the room without a tablecloth. Service completely indifferent / had to ask for things multiple times. Felt like there was no one in charge making sure things were done properly. Such a pretty room - restaurant empty. Sadly I would hesitate to go back. I had selected the restaurant for a dear friend’s birthday and I was disappointed.

F
New York Area
257 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stellar!

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Hotel, Bar and Restaurant. Fantastic ambiance with really cool artwork and great guest rooms. Bar is great, with really talented and friendly bartenders. Food is first-rate and our waiter, Tony, was absolutely fantastic. Zero defects! You’ll love it!

p
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal...and what a terrific value for Restaurant Week. So glad we tried it! The food and service superb and the wine pairing was perfect...and what a pretty place. Highly recommend!

DJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My fourth time at the Whitby. Always a pleasure

BL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely decor and atmosphere, very good service. Live jazz music, a plus! We enjoyed our dinner but the food was not outstanding or memorable. I'd go back to try it again, though...maybe for drinks, lunch or brunch.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Decor was outstanding. The food was just fair. I would go for drinks, mostly for the ambiance and the service.

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a lovely place to dine. The food is good and the service is attentive.

CS
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always so relaxing to have lunch with girlfriends at the Whitby. Two of us introduced another friend to this beautiful place. The Restaurant week menu was delightfully delicious and enough. We , of course had excellent service. Young, our waitstaff was terrific. She made the perfect recommendations and was so attentive. . It always is a pleasure to dine here. Ambiance and all. Surely we will be back.

VV
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word ...FABULOUS

F
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The ambiance was great. And food flavors very good. But the fish, both Branzino and Halibut were dry. We did not ask to have them redone as we did not want to spend another 30 minutes waiting for dinner. We sat in the bar area which happened to be pretty empty on a Saturday night! Too bad

SK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room, gorgeous fabric on the chairs and beautiful china. There is a small outdoor area with two tables that is lovely and private. The waiters were attentive and pleasant. The food was delicious. It is pricy but worth it for a special occasion.

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