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Route 66

4.3
59 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Late-night Find
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Pre/post Theatre
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southwest
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 977-7600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 59 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.3
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4.3
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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

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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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on July 27, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on July 19, 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.

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3.0Dined on July 13, 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.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2017

Great happy hour!! Great food!!

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on February 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on December 8, 2016

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!!!

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2016

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!!!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!!

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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