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Schiller's Liquor Bar - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
435 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental
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*

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, European

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast & Lunch Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm Late Lunch Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm Dinner Nightly: 6pm-12am Brunch Sat and Sun 10am-5pm Late Supper Mon-Thurs: 12am-1am Fri and Sat: 12am-3am

  • Phone number

    (212) 260-4555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Riad Nasr & Lee Hanson

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Norfolk

  • Parking details

    Parking on Essex between Houston & Stanton.

  • Public transit

    Take the 'F' train to Delancey Street, J,M to Essex or B,D to Grand.

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 435 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm really gonna miss this place. So many wonderful memories there.
  2. M

    Matt

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 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!
  3. CA

    CindiA

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  4. l

    labellamujer

    New York Area

    241 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    241 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.
  5. M

    Mark

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 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!
  6. C

    Cecilia

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  7. AB

    AdrianneB

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 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.
  8. T

    Taylor

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    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!
  9. a

    acpnotes123

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Schillers !!! I heard you light close? Please don't!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid spot. Cant go wrong. Not too loud. Thumbs up.
  13. CT

    CaTo

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 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.
  14. TA

    TADy

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant as ever. So gutted to hear they are closing...
  15. S

    Saek

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 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...
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good atmosphere as always but the menu needs freshening up
  18. TS

    TraceyS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great. Staff were welcoming.
  19. l

    labellamujer

    New York Area

    241 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    241 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.
  20. JS

    JeffS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Staff wonderful. Very cool place.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  23. L

    Lyzzkatt

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I thought the food was tasty and found the service very friendly. I would definitely return.
  24. SL

    SebLarsson

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  25. SF

    SeattleFoodTraveler

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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.
  26. DM

    DennyMike

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 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!
  27. PB

    PaulB

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 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!
  28. c

    cephalopod713

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    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!
  29. L

    Linda

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    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
  30. KM

    KevinM

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is great for a that "not a dive, but not too classy" occasion.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Good Food , loved the Nachos ! Waitress was amazing !
  32. RK

    RydoKendog

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  33. LP

    LindsayP

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    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.
  34. P

    Pilgrim2013

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  35. JB

    JessicaB

    New England

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 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.
  36. BM

    BrettM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  37. DD

    DianeD

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 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
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst. Meal. Ever.
  40. P

    Phillip

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

FAQs

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

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

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Norfolk

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast & Lunch Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm Late Lunch Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm Dinner Nightly: 6pm-12am Brunch Sat and Sun 10am-5pm Late Supper Mon-Thurs: 12am-1am Fri and Sat: 12am-3am

  • Cuisines

    Continental, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking on Essex between Houston & Stanton.

  • Public transit

    Take the 'F' train to Delancey Street, J,M to Essex or B,D to Grand.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Riad Nasr & Lee Hanson

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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