Route 66

4.7
82 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor seating

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m
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and the staff were very generous

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LH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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LW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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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EC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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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CP
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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LS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent location, good food, friendly and helpful staff.

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CP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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VC
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Reasonable Prices. Burgers were excellent!

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HG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

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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BM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

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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RS
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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MA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, excellent experience!

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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VC
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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JL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating with friends following my daughter's performance at Lincoln Center with her choir. I had a reservation for 10 people, but called to ask if we could add 2 and the staff were really accommodating. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, friendly and not too loud, which was great. The place was smaller than I expected, and I was glad, because I was afraid it might be cavernous and really noisy. We were able to have a great meal--the burgers are absolutely delicious--while visiting and chatting. The prices are good, the service was attentive without being overbearing and the "comfort food" menu has something for everyone. I highly recommend it.

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JR
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was totally different than the menu that is printed on OpenTable. But it was good and we really enjoyed it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Leider konnten wir die Dukeboxen nicht benutzen, weil sie abgeschaltet waren. Die Kinder hätten Spaß gehabt...
Das Fleisch war sehr fettig und die Nachos trockenen. Die Bürger lecker. Das Bier kam zu warm, wurde aber auf Wunsch ausgetauscht. Der Nachtisch war auch sehr lecker. Ich freue mich auf den Biergarten im Sommer...👍

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a perfect meal for me and my family. Good steak!

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BR
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu listed online is different than the one at the restaurant! The calamari is amazing, highly recommend it! Drinks were ok. Service was fine. The place wasn't super busy but our server didn't come too often. We picked this place based on location. It was 2 blocks away from our AirBnb.

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R
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Literally blown away with the fish tacos!!
My husband had the short ribs on a bed of Parmesan mashed potato ..He LOVED IT!! I had the Salmon with chilli sauce..it was delicious!!
Bravo Rout 66!!
I'LL BE BACK

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JN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were so nice and accommodating for a party of 8 for a birthday dinner. And so sweet to bring a dessert and sing “Happy Birthday” without asking! Lovely folks!

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r
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always have a good meal here. I enjoy the mango salad which is excellent and my husband loves the burgers. Nice neighborhood restaurant.

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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EI
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

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JR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour!! Great food!!

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AW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

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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