Permanently Closed - Schiller's Liquor Bar

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This restaurant is permanently closed. After 15 wonderful years we will be closing our doors on August 13th. Our sister restaurants remain open, so please check out Balthazar, Minetta Tavern, Morandi, Cherche Midi or Lucky Strike

Schiller’s Liquor Bar is a casual neighborhood restaurant with a continental menu.

Dishes include rotisserie chicken with roasted potatoes, steak and French fries, fresh fish of the day, a selection of pastas and sandwiches, and a market oyster bar. We offer a seasonal list of house cocktails created by our own bar staff. The wine list consists of 3 wines – CHEAP, DECENT & GOOD….CHEAP is the best! Schiller’s Liquor Bar is open daily for breakfast/brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night supper.

The owner is Keith McNally and the chef is Shane McBride, who is also the chef of Balthazar in SoHo

*MICHELIN Guide 2011 Recommended*
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm really gonna miss this place. So many wonderful memories there.

M
vipMatt
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

So glad to have stopped in one last time before it closes this month.
Solid downtown spot - will be missed!

CA
CindiA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very upset to learn that Schiller's is closing - their lease is up and with NYC landlords looking to gouge the restaurant owners, it's a shame that Schiller's fell victim to their greed.

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viplabellasenora
New York Area
230 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I absolutely love the atmosphere and food. Staff is fabulous! I hate the chairs as they are the most uncomfortable things I've ever sat on. If it weren't for that i would have rated the experience as the best ever.

M
vipMark
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If Schiller's is a little less lively than it once was -- and it is -- the flip side is that you can get a table more easily. (They still jam you in pretty tight, though.) We had a burger, a steak, a charred cauliflower side and two big piles of fantastic fries. As with most McNally restaurants, it's worth going for the fries alone. About the cauliflower -- when I observed that it wasn't especially charred, they took it off the bill and comped dessert for our trouble. My god, it will be a true loss to NYC when the sticky toffee pudding is no longer available. Schiller's may be closing in a couple of months, but it's still totally worth a visit. Go!

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Cecilia
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was good, we had a good experience overall. However, service was not that good. The waiter was very annoying. He asked us about five times if we were ready to order. He was not careful when placing the dishes on the table, one dish accidentally fell on my back.

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AdrianneB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was terrible. I think every seat in the restaurant filled up at once and there were only two servers in the whole place. We sat without menus then the server only had one to bring us. Then it took him a long time to take our order. We ordered two sandwiches and once our order came they were served with dry AF salads instead of the usual fries. When we asked why they didn't come with fries he said, "I forgot to ask you and just assumed you would want salad." Fairly offensive and annoying because I really wanted those fries. He could of handled that situation a lot better.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday so a few friends and I gathered at the bar. Our bartender was absolutely amazing!

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acpnotes123
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Schillers !!! I heard you light close? Please don't!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! The cocktails were delicious and our waiter was very friendly. All of the food was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Really liked the interior of the place. Industrial but modern. The food was nothing special but good. Great place for bar seating. Very casual were I would go for an AW.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid spot. Cant go wrong. Not too loud. Thumbs up.

CT
CaTo
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

A friend and I, who had spent a LOT of time at Schillers in the early 2000's, heard the news and went for dinner. While it was nice to be back for an evening, the service was nonexistent. I realize they're closing so it might be hard to keep a full staff, but they only had one waiter for what looked like the whole restaurant, which of course filled up. One of the things that had set Schillers apart back in the day was the great staff who made us want to keep coming back. It's a lot to ask one person to take on the whole seating area. At this rate I don't know how they'll keep the doors open till August.

TD
vipTommyD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as ever. So gutted to hear they are closing...

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Saek
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a french bistro hiding in New York City. Ever reliable for classics: salmon, steak frites, moule frites--and must have desserts.
Handcrafted cocktails are better than average and the wine selection superb...

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a babe of a place. I'm so sad it's closing, because it's genuinely a fun place, with great food and cocktails. Get there before august.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good atmosphere as always but the menu needs freshening up

TS
vipTraceyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great. Staff were welcoming.

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viplabellasenora
New York Area
230 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This has to be one of the better places for brunch. Their eggs benedict with salmon is delicious. I hate the uncomfortable chairs, but worth it for the food.

JS
JeffS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Staff wonderful. Very cool place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has become a classic and I love coming here for the overall ambience. Foodwise expect french bistro style with some small twists.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was absolutely great. Everyone was so friendly, food and drinks came put fast, we explained we had not seen each other in decades and we did stay awhile but didnt frel rushed at all (for such a great place to let you hang out, we were surprised and really appreciated). We asked our server if she had a few seconds to take our pic, she said she couldn't right then but promised to return to do it asap, and almost immediately the hostess came over and said "I heard you wanted a picture taken!"
It was pretry loud but we got used to it and didn't mind after awhile.
Everything was great, definitely recommend.

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vipLyzzkatt
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I thought the food was tasty and found the service very friendly. I would definitely return.

SL
SebLarsson
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Schiller's delivered great food, great service and a great feeling as always. Been there on a date, with work and brought a whole lot of Swedish visitors to Schillers and we are always pleased.

SF
vipSeattleFoodTraveler
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was very kind and welcoming. She also provided donuts for our anniversary. My only regret was that I didn't tip more.

Amazing place with amazing food. Will come back for sure.

DM
vipDennyMike
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James the waiter is a jewel! He has great back-stories and a wonderful sense of humor, and a spot on intuition. THANK YOU for bringing back the Key Lime Pie!! It was SO missed!! The crust could use a little more butter (just a little drier than normal). If that was my only complaint, that it was a good night!

PB
vipPaulB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Yet to disappoint for lunch, brunch or evening food/drinks with the squeeze.
Having a decent bottle of Prosecco for $49 doesn't hurt either!

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cephalopod713
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Schillers for a sunday breakfast before we hopped our plane back to Houston. We ate at a number of restaurants in the Lower East Side this weekend and I have to say, Schillers blew us away. The interior is absolutely gorgeous. The food was delicious and expertly prepared. Quite honestly, I am jealous nothing like this exists in Houston! We would be there all the time!

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Linda
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Order Steak frites medium rare had sent back steak was barely warm, herb butter on top was frozen and steak wasn't cook MR. sent back still not cooked right and was very chewy. Service was great and ordered Reuben Sandwich special which was delicious

KM
vipKevinM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is great for a that "not a dive, but not too classy" occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good Food , loved the Nachos ! Waitress was amazing !

RK
RydoKendog
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Schiller for a late dinner and feel in love with the atmosphere. The staff was friendly and helpful.

LP
vipLindsayP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Even for a NYC restaurant, this place is pretty overpriced. $14 for a tiny margarita and $22 for chicken pot pie with an obviously frozen puff pastry crust kinda hurts. The vibe is cool and the deviled eggs are great, though.

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Pilgrim2013
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garlic shrimp appetizer is my absolute favorite meal in NYC, and I never miss going to Schiller's on a visit to the city. I also love the bathroom, the fun decor, and how kid-friendly the place is.

JB
vipJessicaB
New England
31 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service here was horrible. The waiter had no idea what he was doing and took very long to get drinks, apps, our main meals. EVERYTHING. At one point the bartender came over to assist but it didn't help much. Food and drinks were good but the service really brought the whole experience down.

BM
BrettM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, with the exception of the PotPie. Otherwise everything was spot-on, albeit pricey.

DD
vipDianeD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really cool atmosphere and great food. Service was very fast, maybe even a bit too fast but we were going to a concert so it was ok

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Avocado toast and Sangria was delicious! We were there for brunch on Saturday and was pretty quiet but may have been there before the rush.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst. Meal. Ever.

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Phillip
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your mussels were like little velvety pockets of pure culinary joy. The oysters were fresh and delicious, and the sticky toffee pudding was dense and molasses-y. The cheap wine was phenomenal, and I always love a place that serves picklebacks with a healthy quantity of quality whiskey in the glass.

Overall this place made for an excellent date. I loved the decor, and we will definitely be returning to sample some more of your culinary delights.

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Permanently Closed - Schiller's Liquor Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 260-4555.

Permanently Closed - Schiller's Liquor Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 435 OpenTable diners.

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