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Fireside at Omni Berkshire - Permanently Closed

3.6
3.6
255 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Satiate your cravings at Fireside Restaurant & Lounge. Tucked within the Omni Berkshire Palace, this urban midtown bistro serves innovative American comfort food in cozy surrounds that include a large glass-enclosed fireplace. Dishes are made to order using the freshest ingredients to ensure that they come bursting with flavor and character. Menu highlights include lobster rolls, sesame glazed salmon, grilled Mykonos lamb chops and surf tacos. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, Fireside Restaurant and lounge provides a welcoming stage for business lunches or after-hour rendezvous with colleagues. Visit the bar and experience some of the restaurant's signature cocktails, artfully blended with fresh ingredients and fruits to refreshing results. The bar also serves a fine list of spirits and wine. Fireside Restaurant and Lounge offers private dining services that can be tailored towards different events, ranging from formal dinners to cocktail receptions.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    BREAKFAST Mon-Fri: 6:30am – 10:30am (Breakfast Buffet until 11am) Sat-Sun: 7:00am – 11:00am (Breakfast Buffet until 11:30am) LUNCH Mon-Sat: 11:30am – 2:30pm DINNER Mon-Sat: 5:00pm – 10:00pm **There is no dinner menu served on Sundays - only our bar menu.** BAR MENU Mon-Fri: 2:30pm – 5:00pm Sat: 11:00am – 5:00pm Sun: 11:00am – 10:00pm LATE NIGHT MENU Mon-Sat: 10:00pm-12:00am BAR HOURS Noon-1:00am Daily

  • Phone number

    (212) 754-5011

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ron Ulczak

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Steve Kunz Director of Food & Beverage for Fireside Special Events. We look forward to hosting your event.

  • Private party contact

    Steve Kunz: (212) 754-5011

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    Madison Avenue

  • Parking details

    Hotel valet parking is available.

  • Public transit

    6 To 51st Street, E/V to 5th Ave

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 255 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. JM

    JudithM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Had breakfast there twice. Menu for food and beverages was good, but not very imaginative. Food was good, fresh and temperature appropriate. Service was extremely good - very attentive, but not intrusive. Our waiter was friendly and recognized us the second day, which is always a positive. Decor looks as though it could do with a fresh eye, both in general and in regard to upholstery. Tabletop accoutrements need attention! Salt, pepper, jams etc. were very sticky.
  2. EM

    EmmaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I had the surf tacos, which I think is an appetizer but I had them as my lunch entree and they were great.
  3. E

    Edie

    Las Vegas

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    As the Fireside was at the Omni hotel we were staying at for a week, we at there four times. The first time we arrived around 11pm after a long drive from Niagara and were tired and hungry. The waiter was exceptionally nice and attentive. We ordered a pizza and Caesar salad to share. They were both delicious. The next night we had dinner there and had wonderful service and delicious food. I had the filet and it was perfect. We also found out that the owner of the hotel was closing Fireside and opening a new restaurant he is part owner in. I hope it will be as good as Fireside. My sister and her husband also arrived at the hotel a few nights later and we decided to have a late night drink and dessert there after the show. The service was bad, took about 20 minutes to get served, and the desserts were not tasty at all. A waste of calories and time. I ordered a chocolate martini and it was just so so. My husband and I then had our last lunch before heading out to the airport. The service was mediocre and things like my steak knife could not be found but the food was very good. Anyway, hopefully things will get back on track when they reopen. In the meantime, I feel it is a hit and miss restaurant which is why I rated them only a good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent and service too!! I had dinner at the Fireside 2 nights in a row while away on business and enjoyed 2 wonderful dining experiences!! I would highly recommend a dinner at the Fireside. A bit pricey but well worth it!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was delicious. The service was not very good, we got left alone too long and never got refills on water.
  6. L

    Liam461

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2016

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The lamb chops and golden mashed potatoes where out of this world.
  7. JT

    JadeTree

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shareable plates are the best. My favorites are the cheese-steak dumplings, fish tacos & lobster roll. The staff is always welcoming and warm. The food is always consistent.
  8. C

    Cons1

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2016

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    They had the dinner menus for lunch because they said the kitchen help did come in today!
  9. r

    rlomeli

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2015

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Servicio muy lento y cargan 18% de propina sin preguntar.
  10. SS

    SamS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came here with a relative for her birthday and we were trying to find a place in the city that would accommodate us on short notice. Fireside was amazing. They quickly seated us and the decor was very festive for the holiday. Service was timely and the food was excellent. Small plates and main courses are very well priced for the ambiance. In addition, it was an excellent treat for the sous chef to come and check on the dining experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2015

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Been here two years in a row during our annual NYC visit. Every time I tell my husband the same thing - food is good, but the service is horrible. We waited 1 hour for dinner one night and another time it took 32 minutes to get a waiter to even take our order. On the plus side, they have a good kids menu.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great. My son did not feel well and fell asleep on the super comfy bench and it was not an issue at all. They were very accommodating. We went there for breakfast the next day, too! The servers were quick to say that the buffet was the best value and also had the kitchen make eggs benedict for me to be part of the buffet. Not the best EB but the effort was there!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2015

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    So first off this place is very pretty, rather small, but cute-its located inside our hotel had an amazing sounding menu since we were missing thanksgiving at home to visit new york with our 2 teenage daughters. The food was marginal at best and worlds slowest service considering there were not many people Dining here. We left with a $430 tab and unfortunately the food was a huge dissappointment.
  14. A

    Andrew

    New York Area

    304 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    304 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good for a business meeting. Service and food are nothing to write home about.
  15. L

    Liam461

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I have never had a bad meal at The Omni. The Maitre De is very accommodating, the service is prompt and friendly. I especially enjoy the salmon dish. The bartenders are also very friendly and pleasant.
  16. AC

    ArcadioC

    New York Area

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Clean, good atmosphere, fine food, great service, quiet-- a great place!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2015

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    We had a somewhat stressful business breakfast and the staff at Fireside was incredibly attentive and helpful: organized a private dining area (without my requesting it), the wait staff was excellent in serving during the meeting. Was beyond appreciative.
  18. EC

    ElizabethC

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2015

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    I booked a reservation for us for breakfast here. My sister was having a dress fitting at the bridal shop across the street so it's perfect location for us. We had two children with us, so the larger space was perfect. I really wanted to love this place, but the service fell short, especially in the end. The server was neutral at best, not friendly at all. Which would've been fine if he hadn't charged us for two items we didn't even order, then took 20 minutes to get it off the bill and then to have another server try to argue with me about the prices being right. On top of that, I asked for a lemon with my Diet Coke which he didn't bring. I had to ask for that again and we asked for side of whipped cream with our waffle and pancakes which he didn't bring and I had to ask for again. Also, the Belgian waffle was not good, and for $20 it should be. I would not return to or recommend this location.
  19. K

    Kelleycharleston

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect place for 5 ladies looking for some yummy bites, great drinks and a nice atmosphere. The lobster rolls were amazing. My ginger Cosmo hit the spot. The rest of my table was thrilled with their selections. I also really appreciate that we were given options on where we would like to be seated. Overall, this was my favorite meal of the weekend!
  20. AC

    ArcadioC

    New York Area

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food, Magnificent service, friendly staff, management and chef in wonderful surroundings!
  21. a

    ajs11201

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2015

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We went here for a Sunday brunch. It was very quiet, and the food was good enough. The selection was typical (which isn't bad). Service (coffee refills, for example) was not very good at all. For a very expensive brunch (even by NYC standards), I think the service should have been better--especially since it wasn't very busy when we were there.
  22. RJ

    RayJ

    Dallas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I stay at the Omni a lot and this is a convenient and fun restaurant/bar with great TVs for sports. Great service.
  23. HN

    HNLFoodie

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Whenever I say at the Omni Berkshire I make sure to have lunch or dinner at least once in Fireside. Great hotel Lobby restaurant and I would have no problem recommending to friends. Try the Double Fisted BLT, it is great.
  24. NY

    NYCdiner

    New York Area

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good quality food with a varied menu. All in a tranquil, comfortable and quiet setting. Decent value, too
  25. A

    Andrew

    New York Area

    304 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    304 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a good spot for a business lunch in Midtown. Food is good and hearty - Standard American fare (e.g., burgers, BLT, tuna tartare, duck quesadillas). The service is good and can be quick, if you ask. Nice ambiance. Can have a good conversation.
  26. CR

    CanonRider

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2015

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Arranged a breakfast at the Omni for an important meeting, with a Saturday being the best day for us to meet. Good location, parking nearby, good reviews on various sights. Seated at a nice table, got into our conversation, and were given menus. We ordered off the menu - wanting to keep at our conversation - whereupon the waiter asked why we didn't want to take the buffet. We replied that we were okay with the order we had made. No, he said, we really should take the buffet. I replied, I'm really interested in the nice omelet that was described on the menu, and my friend wanted the french toasts, which wasn't on the menu. No . . . . we really should take the buffet. He would have the omelet made the I wanted, and he would bring french toast, and we should go to the buffet. I replied "okay, I give up, we'll go to the buffet." His reply: I don't want to be pushy. My reply: you are being very pushy - but we will go to the buffet if that can get our meal underway. very strange encounter. The omelet was very good, and all the french toast disappeared from my friend's plate, so I'm guessing it was good to. And we had a good meeting. And I'll go back - even on a Saturday. I'll just go straight for the buffet next time.
  27. s

    sandi

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the easy menu. Especially love that no matter where you sit you can actually hear everyone you are dining with...no shouting required!
  28. ET

    EatToLiveOrLiveToEat

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2015

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I have eaten lunch at Fireside many times and it is a comfortable spot for a business lunch. This time, the waiter got the order wrong and, after we raied the issue, he got nasty and then started avoiding our table. The manager eventually came over, apologized, and told us not to pay for lunch, it was on the house. I will consider this an off-day and an exception because I have generally been happy with Fireside, but I won't be bringing clients there for lunch in the near future -- at least until I feel I can once again count on polite service.
  29. PP

    PennsyltuckyPaul

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Spent Valentines Day at the Omni and we dined at the Fireside twice. Coctails at the bar were well made and the wine was perfect. Dinner was excellent. Breakfast was also great. The service was friendly, prompt and had a personal feel. The weather was frigid therefore having a great eatery at my hotel was a bonus!
  30. n

    newyorkercpa

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2015

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    They got the order wrong and the only response that i received was "sorry" - no attempt to correct. Typically in a service business when something is wrong, one should attempt to correct it and/or see if you can make the customer happy.
  31. A

    Agent

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2015

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Blah food and terrible service. The restaurant wasn't even busy and we were ignored and rushed. Food was uninventive and bland. Unfortunate given the great location and setting. Even if you are staying at the Omni, I would suggest going elsewhere.
  32. BW

    BrianW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2015

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food was expensive and was the quality of gross bar food. Service was okay, and the ambiance was nice.
  33. j

    jpg5620

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I had a good meal at Fireside. The food was good and it was very quiet - good for a business discussion. I will go there again.
  34. D

    Diamondlil

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2014

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    WE WERE GOING TO HAVE DINNER, BUT THE DINING ROOM WAS A BIT TOO QUIET SO WE MOVED TO THE BAR AREA AND IT WAS GREAT.
  35. JG

    JaneG

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2014

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had a reservation for lunch with clients. I didn't like the table Nd asked for a round or square for better conversation. Two managers, forgot names, graciously figured it out bad got us a wonderful private tBle. Food was greAt, service was great! highly recommend.
  36. l

    lovefood

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2014

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    While food was decent for the price, coffee & tea were an outrageous $6.00/cup. Service was very slow and the restaurant was not busy.
  37. LD

    LuvDiningOut

    Los Angeles

    383 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    383 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a handsome, fun, friendly and delicious dining experience. Great food and not particularly expensive. Kind of a nice simple menu. Really great.
  38. J

    Jude

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2014

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was good, not too busy the night we went. The only thing, was they were short on staff and our waiter took a long time to take our order.
  39. N

    Notsofast

    Tampa

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Since I stay at the Omni regularly, I dine at Fireside fairly frequently. Food is always interesting and good - this is a great place for business meetings.
  40. LW

    LivesinWaikiki

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2014

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My husband and I met my friend at the Fireside in the Omni Berkshire for just a few hours before we had to leave for the theater. We were treated so well and the small plates we ordered were delicious - it is up there in price but well worth it. We will go back again when we are in town next year.

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Fireside at Omni Berkshire - Permanently Closed is rated 3.6 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    BREAKFAST Mon-Fri: 6:30am – 10:30am (Breakfast Buffet until 11am) Sat-Sun: 7:00am – 11:00am (Breakfast Buffet until 11:30am) LUNCH Mon-Sat: 11:30am – 2:30pm DINNER Mon-Sat: 5:00pm – 10:00pm **There is no dinner menu served on Sundays - only our bar menu.** BAR MENU Mon-Fri: 2:30pm – 5:00pm Sat: 11:00am – 5:00pm Sun: 11:00am – 10:00pm LATE NIGHT MENU Mon-Sat: 10:00pm-12:00am BAR HOURS Noon-1:00am Daily

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel valet parking is available.

  • Public transit

    6 To 51st Street, E/V to 5th Ave

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ron Ulczak

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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