Route 66

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$30 and under
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American

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Located near the Theater District and Lincoln Center, on 9th Avenue, between 55th and 56th Streets. We strive to bring American comfort food to the next level, with an emphasis on fresh, quality ingredients. We offer a full bar, happy hour and an extensive dinner selection.

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vipAli1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service and food are fairly steadily reliable. It's a very nice, warm, very casual atmosphere. At least for dinner the portions have become a bit smaller and prices higher for some dishes.

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HannesP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a nice new year eve dinner with my family, good food, good ambiance, not too expensive and very kind service. Would recommend and surly will come back if in NY again.

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DianneB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We took our family there as the menu seemed it had a lot to offer. Something for everyone. The quality of the food was terrible, even a basic hamburger. The cleanliness was below standard, and the prices were high for the quality of food they served. I would not recommend and I would never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Siamo arrivati in ritardo a causa di un contrattempo. Avevamo avvisato ed il proprietario ci ha riservato il posto. Gentilissimo davvero. Cibo buono. Ambiente carino con ottima musica Il gestore davvero cordiale e disponibile

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vipBrianC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It's exactly as advertised. Decent prices (by NY standards) , basic American food. Good place for kids.

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Holly
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were going to a performance across the street. It was fine for our purposes, friendly and low-key, good value.

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InsuranceGal
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy burgers! The passion fruit Cosmopolitans were a tasty way to end a fantastic stay in the city.

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Mar831
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great neighborhood eatery. Good food, large portions, good service.

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The waitress was very unfriendly! Since we are tourists from Switzerland our English is not that fluent. Instead of helping us to find the right meal, she was rude. The restaurant was not that busy, thus she had enough time to do her job.

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JasonF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was OK, was way to loud in the restaurant. Food was good value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in all NYC!

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vipTaylorH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food is excellent. We had cheeseburgers that were perfectly medium rare, tender and juicy and the sweet potato fries melted in my mouth, crispy on the outside and like butter on the inside. I have never had fries like this ever. I brought an extra order home in a doggie bag. We got a window seat at a high top table that we enjoyed. Friendly service makes you feel at home. Dogs allowed at the side walk tables. next time we bring out dogs.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for myself. Was told to sit anywhere and then waited for someone to come and hand me a menu or offer me a glass of water. The staff seemed more interested in messing around with one another than serving me. After ten minutes of being ignored, I left and went down the street to Bar Bacon. Won’t make the mistake of walking into Route 66 again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food and ambiance nothing special, but the burger is very decent. Very friendly staff and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, with happy hour specials every day of the week. The service was nice too, and the atmosphere was quaint with a decent amount of outdoor seating.

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vipMaryannD
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large party of 14 and although the place is fairly small they were very welcoming and accommodating. We were comfortably seated and the service was excellent. We were there for the happy hour so we ordered a bunch of appetizers- which were good except for the nachos- they were disappointing. The beers on tap and the drinks were good but the sangria was too sweet. Otherwise, a great and welcoming place to stop in for a drink, a delicious hamburger and a welcoming and accommodating staff.

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TLofSoFL
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great customer service. Food was good. Quick service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating

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melly
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really friendly team and good food. Nothing too fancy relaxed evening good fun

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the staff were very generous

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LH2018
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to Rt. 66. Delicious burgers. Nice, relaxed causal atmosphere. We'll be back to enjoy the other options on the menu. Have recommended this spot to friends.

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LorraineW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered salmon on my Caesar salad. Salmon piece was very thin and on the dry side. Guacamole was very good. Bison burger a little better than average

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EvieC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food at good prices, we both had the 16oz ribeye which was incredible. We shared the beef tacos to start with which were delicious. Next time we visit New York we will definitely be back!

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Mehfood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was friendly enough but slow. Nearly everyone in our group was finished before my son got his burrito despite several inquiries. My Bison burger was dry and tasteless. Positives: they accommodated our large group and we could mostly hear each other.

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vipCPWNYC
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu shown on open table is not the menu in use at the restaurant. There is no catfish, crawfish or BBQ shrimp. It needs updating. We were disappointed .

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety on the menu and everyone enjoyed their food. We had a group of six that they accommodated with no problem. The service was great, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was welcoming. I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent location, good food, friendly and helpful staff.

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vipCarynP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a fun cafe in Hell's Kitchen....it is a neighborhood bar...the kind I always look for in New York City...definitely not a tourist trap...

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vipVinnieC
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another amazing lunch at Route 66. The food is always perfect....such a massive menu with really great choices for all tastes and they even cater to people with allergies. I’m allergic to milk and wheat and they still made a deliciously perfect burger with an excellent gluten-free bun. Our server Nick was phenomenal. I Love This Restaurant!!!

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vipLolaMonroe77
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Reasonable Prices. Burgers were excellent!

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HarryG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was well prepared and very good. Service was good. Size was smaller than appearances on-line. Good restaurant for a neighborhood, family-type atmosphere.

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BMSemple
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Loud, hectic, bad service, slow service, inexperienced staff. Doors were open to Ninth Avenue because it was a nice evening - but that brought in an army of flies.

This place has terrific delivery and take out - this is the first time actually sitting down. I won't be back.

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RonS2002
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service is good as long as you don't have a problem. If you do have an issue, they have no sense of customer service or satisfaction.

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MW0515
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In April we were driving past this restaurant and since my husband was turning 66 in June, he insisted that we go to celebrate his birthday. Coming in from NJ it was easy to make a reservation via Open Table and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We had drinks and ordered burgers, which were excellent! Great little spot on 9th Avenue! Definitely will go back next year for my birthday!

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JayB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is my go-to restaurant with a group of friends. The menu is diverse enough to accommodate vegetarians, carnivores, picky eaters, etc. The space is large enough and configurable to handle a group of 8 easily, and access via subway or car is good, with parking in the neighborhood, even on the street.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, excellent experience!

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JNYC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don’t waste your time. We made a reservation; arrived on-time and the guy at the door said he needed 45min to set us up...because he "just read the reservation" and that he "did not confirm the reservation, that internet (OpenTable) confirmed the reservation" (whatever that means). All this while standing in a tiny hallway that smelled like feet. Don't recommend it at all. Bad attitude. Small and smelly place.

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vipVinnieC
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants....it's a neighborhood gem with a huge menu, excellent food, excellent service, and great prices!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waren eine Gruppe von 18 Personen und die Reservierung über OpenTable ist trotz Reservierungsbestätigung nicht an das Restaurant übermittelt worden. Der Inhaber hat es trotz vollem Restaurant ermöglicht, dass wir nach 20 Minuten Wartezeit alle zusammen dort essen konnten. Großes Lob! Perfekt!
Essen war trotz großer Gruppe schnell fertig und hat super geschmeckt. Die ganze Gruppe war sehr zufrieden. Am Ende gab es noch einen Shot aufs Haus.
Würde dort immer wieder essen gehen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Menu has many choices! Great salads! Bartender made a special martini for me!

FAQs

Route 66 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 977-7600.

Route 66 is rated 4.1 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.