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Permanently Closed - Schiller's Liquor Bar

4.1
435 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
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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*
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, European
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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
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Phone number
(212) 260-4555
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Riad Nasr & Lee Hanson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Norfolk
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Parking details
Parking on Essex between Houston & Stanton.
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Public transit
Take the 'F' train to Delancey Street, J,M to Essex or B,D to Grand.
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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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4.1  based on all time ratings
3.9
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3.8
service
4.0
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3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

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

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vipMatt (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 8, 2017

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

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CindiA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

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)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

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vipMark (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

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)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

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)
3.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

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)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

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)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 4, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 25, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

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

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CaTo (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 23, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2017

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

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vipSaek (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

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...

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

Good atmosphere as always but the menu needs freshening up

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

Food was great. Staff were welcoming.

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viplabellasenora (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

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.

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JeffS (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was fantastic. Staff wonderful. Very cool place.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2017

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)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

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

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SebLarsson (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 6, 2017

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.

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SeattleFoodTraveler (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

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.

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vipDennyMike (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

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)
4.0  Dined on March 12, 2017

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)
4.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

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

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KevinM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2017

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

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