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About Route 66

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.

858 9th Ave
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 977-7600

Website:
http://www.route66nyc.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Route 66 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

4.2

ambience

3.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a nice meal. Two of our party were late but the servers were very accommodating. Great for pre-theater, especially for NY City Center. Will return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had a great dinner!! The mango salad was excellent :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

My main issue with Route 66 is that I based my decision to dine here on the menu listed on Open Table: southern/Louisiana comfort food, a favourite of mine, and not something we regularly find on our side of the Hudson.

They had jambalaya. But the rest was diner/bar food like burgers, salads, and paninis with no real southern spin to them.

We ordered wings (granted, not bad), a pint each, and then wandered into Hell's Kitchen to find a more inspiring menu for our night out.

Lesson learned? Try to verify the menu before heading through the doors.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Pasta dish fettucini con pollo was very good, flavorful and arrived "hot"!
Owner/manager very helpful and involved

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The food was good, if not a little overpriced (but what can you expect from the city). It took a few tries to get water and the check, and the outdoor tables are pretty cramped even for two people, but the street and the restaurant itself are nice and the food didn't take long at all to come out.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Route 66 is a decent plqce to go get beers with friends or to have finger food. Nothing special about it but it's an average okay quality place to have a quick bite.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Great happy hour!! Great food!!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

My friend and I had theater tickets, about which we informed the server at the outset. Shortly after we sat down and even though we had a reservation, we were asked to move to another, smaller table to make room for a larger party. This table was in the path of the service staff and people kept bumping into the back of my chair. Following our move, the service was slow and we had to ask about our food more than once. We should have been offered free dessert or given a discount on our bill.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Check their menu online. The one on open table does not accurately reflect their actual menu and is less Cajun based more Americana.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The pork chop was probably the best I have ever had in a restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (Berlin)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Just looking for a place close to 57th street to have dinner with "some meat" it was not so crowded, very friendly and great service.
Food was perfect and reasonable priced.
Certainly good to go there again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

One of my favorite places to go have a burger.. you can never go wrong with the southwestern burger.. have it with multigrain bun and the taste is out of this world!! This is one of my favourite places to go and eat your heart out!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

it's fine but there is nothing special here. staff and food just average.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Live on the neighborhood and have seen this restaurant but never went in! So happy we did!! Great menu, affordable prices and great food!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2016

Route 66 had a good mix of choices and plentiful portions. Nicely prepared burgers and fajitas. We would return.

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Food and experience were adequate but the OpenTable menu is completely inaccurate. I would say 90% of the items on OpenTable do not appear at the restaurant. Basically it is an upscale diner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2016

3rd trip to New York and have visited here each time .No hassle good food and good service .would recommend for all visitors.very relaxing after a busy touristy day

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Route 66 is one of our absolute favorite Go-To places for so many different occasions!
We eat here at least once a week, and we love bringing family and friends here as well....the food, service, drinks, prices and atmosphere is great!
I highly recommend this restaurant.....especially if you live in the Midtown West, Hell's Kitchen, Columbus Circle area!!!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The restaurant is small so it's crowded. There was one server who did everything from greet people to make drinks. Overall the service was fine and the food was good. It's definitely worth trying!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Our favorite local hangout with awesome food, a huge menu, incredible staff & service, comfortable ambience, and nice outdoor seating in the summer, plus awesome prices....we literally eat here at least once a week. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Route 66!!!

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Great place, friendly staff and excellent for pre-concert eating at Terminal 5

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 7, 2016

It was a casual dining place close by my hotel. I also tried the breakfast and it was good as well.
Not outstanding but very good for the price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Awesome! This is our Number 1 neighborhood restaurant....everything about Route 66 is Awesome....Awesome menu, Service, Food, Drinks, Price, Patio, etc....We always get our kicks at Route 66!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2016

Soggy warm wraps were a disappointment. Restaurant is a mediocre diner at best, however, staff was friendly and accommodating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Route 66 is our #1 favorite Local Restaurant to go to anytime! They have awesome food, awesome service, and it's a really great atmosphere...including they're patio in the summertime.
They're Happy Hour is fantastic as well. They make a Very Tasty Burger, perfectly cooked with scrumptious Fires....or the Pulled Pork is a total winner too!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2016

Our waitress was so genuinely helpful, she actually managed to persuade the chef to prepare a dish we like but that is no longer on the menu. The staff couldn't be more welcoming.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2016

This is one of our favorite neighborhood gems to hit anytime! They always cook the food perfectly, and the service is impeccable....Gabriella is AWESOME!!!!!
Plus, the prices are great, and it's got a huge menu too.
You can't get lost if you take Route 66!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2016

We had a group of 10 people and they were extremely accommodating and great service. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2016

We picked this for its location near our parking garage. The pastrami sandwiches were piled super-high....a New York tradition, I think. Very good service. Noise level was a little high.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on March 26, 2016

After a full day of tourist activities including a Pizza Tour in Brooklyn, we were looking for a quite restaurant near our hotel to grab some salads for dinner. We found Route 66 and were very pleased with tour dinners and the atmosphere. We will go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Short walk from Columbus Circle and Central Park West. Seated us early. Had Braised Pork special and Filet for meals. Very good comfort food. Had nice neighborhood feel.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2016

My old volleyball team had a reunion here as we used to frequent Route 66 in our playing days after matches - wow has it changed! Was pleasantly surprised by the updated decor and menu! Would definitely recommend it as a great casual spot to meet ...

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2015

We weren't sure about the place not much to look at. The menu was different than we saw online. We had the filet mignon and it was out if this world. Service was extremely attentive but not overbearing. Would definitely go bac .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Route 66 had great food and outstanding service at this small restaurant nearby to the Theatre District and Columbus Circle. -- The sangria got some of us of to a delicious start and there was a selection of beers ... The menu is robust and there was a page of daily specials with a variety of options. Our party of six each had different selections and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. From southwest egg rolls to cilantro lime shrimp to soup and steak and coconut salmon we left in fine fiddle and look forward to visiting again soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2015

We made our reservation on-line and our table was ready when we arrived. I was pleasantly surprised by the wine list and our group of diverse diners enjoyed their meals.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2015

love the bison burger...need to be more consistent on the rare, medium rare ...so be specific.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Food was OK. Service was really slow. Wouldn't recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2015

It was great being there and then having wedding cake. Wow we were so honored to be apart of the wedding. It was awesome

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 8, 2015

We were seeing a Sat. matinee at Lincoln Center & needed to find a place for dinner for 11 afterwards. Route 66 was 1/2 mile from the theater and we were able to reserve a table for 11 @ 5:15pm. When we arrived the table was ready. The server was very friendly, quick, and helpful. We all were pleased with our meals and the service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2015

Unexpected find of quality, with an excellent ratio with price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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