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Slate

3.5
39 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Late-night Find

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About

Located in the Flatiron district, Slate is one of New York City’s most unique and dramatic venues. Housed in over 16,000 square feet, the two floors are joined by a spectacular glass staircase in the shape of a triangle. Upon entering Slate, guests are visually drawn to a stunning and curvaceous 54-foot sweeping fiber optic luminescent glass bar along with separate lounge areas. The Plus Lounge features restful sofas and over-sized plush chairs, creating a sleek social, living-room atmosphere, while staying true to comfort and functionality. Our lower level caters to the sophisticated gamer providing billiards and ping pong as well as an inviting lounge and full bar. We also provide a full service restaurant with a New American seasonal menu, featuring a wide array of over-sized appetizers to share, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and personal pizzas. No matter what your culinary preference is, the cuisine at Slate is sure to thrill your palate and satisfy your hunger.

21+
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
We accept online Dinner Reservations Sunday - Wednesday 4pm - 9pm

Dinner (7 days a week): 4:00pm - 9:00pm;
Late Night (Friday-Saturday): 9:00PM - 3:00AM
**Please contact venue for Late Night Reservations
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Phone number
(212) 989-0096
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Darryl Harmon
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Catering
Full in-house catering available. Please inquire with events@slate-ny.com for full catering menu options and pricing.
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Cross street
5th and 6th Avenue
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Parking details
Lot on 21st Between 6th and 7th Ave.; Lot on 21st Between 5th and 6th Ave.
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Public transit
Trains: F,V to 23rd St and 6th Ave
N,R,W to 23rd Street & B'way
1 to 23rd and 7th
6 to 23rd and Park
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Entertainment
Live DJs Friday and Saturday nights.
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Special events & promotions
Slate defines elegance and excitement. From film stars and musicians, to bankers and brokers, many of the world’s hottest celebrities and prestigious corporations have discovered that Slate is the perfect venue for their next event. One of New York’s only venues with private and semi-private reception spaces, Slate offers sleek décor in 16,000 square feet over two floors, sumptuous modern American cuisine, state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities, a spacious dance floor and banquet seating to accommodate large or intimate events, fashion shows, film shoots, bar and bat mitzvahs, rehearsal dinners and receptions. The lower level boasts a full bar, pool, ping-pong and foosball tables.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.5based on all time ratings
3.2
food
3.0
service
3.5
ambience
2.7
value
Noise · Energetic
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Tables were dirty, many cups had lipstick on them, overall this place is now a mess. Just a dirty place overall.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Never had a chance to play. There was a private party. I booked online and found out once I arrived. Smh

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1.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Poor service. No real tables to eat at. Employees didn’t car that we made reservations. Just sent us to some couches.

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2017

I really like this place. Next time i will have to go with a group of friend's. From the pool table, ping pong and LARGE board games to the MASSIVE bar, everything one needs for a good time. Between all the fun try the unique menu. AWESOME

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1.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Me and a group of friends get together at Slate every few months, but this particular Friday, 9/22 was very disappointing. We started out with reservations for a party of 6 @ 6pm on the lower level, but the party grew to 8 and the waitress accommodated us, by pulling a bench from another table which our waitress said would not be an issue. An hour later one of the guys who clears tables kept harassing us to give up the bench, which we were clearly still using. Our waitress stepped in and got us other chairs to accommodate us again. We started off with drinks and appetizers and were having such a good time, we decided to extend our time and move upstairs to continue partying. We were told in order to go upstairs where there was a different DJ we would need bottle service to reserve a booth. I gave my credit card to another waitress to reserve the space but wanted to pay with my debit card (which is what the second waitress told me we could do). This is where the problem started. The waitress took my card and said she had to get "approval" from the manager. I waited for her while she was gone with both my credit and debit card to speak to the manager for a good 1/2 hour before she came back and said "my manager said ok, but you can only pay for one bottle with this debit card." I was first of all offended because at this point after we spent a few hundred dollars downstairs on drinks and appetizers and had to spend another minimum of $325 just to reserve a space to hang out together, I could not understand why I would not be allowed to order another bottle, which we did want to do that night. This issue just ruined what could have been a really good night, and we decided not to spend another dime. Also, the DJs both downstairs and upstairs did not have a large selection of cultural music (reggae, salsa), and that was disappointing.

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Met a friend here before going to a show. The food was ok. The atmosphere was VERY loud that you couldn't hold a conversation. The service took a while as there was only one person working the area.
Used to like this place back in the day before it was renovated.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2017

I typically go here for an occasional hh cocktail after work. This week I took a client & a few coworkers out for apps & drinks and we had a great time. The upstairs was closed so we had a bench for 6 downstairs. The music is always loud & a private party next to us was equally loud but the energy is a big part of the vibe here. They do this 'may I hold your cc & license' thing when you 1st check in, which I thought was odd for a bar/restaurant vs table service @ a night club but whatever.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2017

The music was great and the food service was good was a quick cheap meal but seating was horrible I had a reservation for 7 and they didn't have enough seats they sat me next to the dance floor and said how they couldn't give me anymore chairs and so two of my guest had to stand until we found some empty stools make sure before you go that your Gonna have proper seating if you plan to eat and drink.

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2016

I invited some co workers for a pre birthday happy hour. The food was ok, bar type stuff. The bartender could never find a balance between too strong and fruit juice only with the drinks. There was a small issue but the manager came over and was very gracious. The DJ and dancing was fun. There were raffles as well. My group had a good time. Definitely a party spot when the bartenders are happy.

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4.0Dined on September 12, 2016

There is a great band for Swing on Mondays with a very nice dance floor! The sliders were delicious. Service could of been better ; also check your bill as I believe they add the suggested 20% gratuity to the bill.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2016

We had fun! At first we thought the bar too loud for our dinner. But we enjoyed great apps and some fun games.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2016

Nice place to hang out in group. My only issue is that the bar packages or bottle service does not offer any appetizers as part of the package. Music is always good and the crowd is energetic and fun.

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1.0Dined on June 9, 2016

Made a reservation and showed up. No one was waiting for a table and we were told 20-25min when we arrive 5-min before our reservation. We said lets get a drink while we wait. Waited four deep at the bar and bartender was moving at a snail pace. We couldn't get a drink. Went back to the host to see how much longer and they told us people are playing games so no one is leaving and it could be another 30-for a table. So we left. This place looks fun but not many people are eating and people are slowly drinking so turnover is slow and reservation are pointless.

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2014

It was my 1st time at Slate. I absolutely loved it. Drinks were great. Love the environment. Lots of fun. Service could have been better but overall I highly recommend.

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1.0Dined on September 28, 2014

I was really disappointed in this place. It looked so nice, too bass we had a bad experience.

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2014

PLEASE confirm your reservation before going as my party CLEARLY had a confirmation email and number....and STILL, upon arriving, we were told there was no record of our reservation. Fortunately, they were still able to seat us. The drinks were great, the food was slightly above average.....someone in our party ordered a shrimp dish and the shrimp had NOT BEEN DEVEINED!!!!....so use caution if ordering shrimp. Our waitress was good, but I think she had too many tables to work at one time.....she was friendly and did her best to accommodate our requests.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2014

Slate is a neighborhood favorite for us. The food is consistently of good quality, good taste and is a great value. The drinks are good sized and fairly priced as well. We have been coming since it opened and have never been disappointed. Well done Slate!

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2014

Love this place for a late night dinner and a fun atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2014

Slate's always a good stop after work, with their drink specials and sports tables. The food is also reasonably priced and pretty good. The only drawback is the bad reception you get down there, but other than that there isn't much else to complain about.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2014

Brought my staff here for dinner and drinks. We arrived between 5pm and 5:30pm and the place was generally empty at that time. We were given the option to sit almost anywhere we'd like, but some areas were reserved. Game tables were not open until hours later which was disappointing. We were seated and ordered food and drinks. No issues with the drinks and food was good. Chicken wings were good, nachos were ok, guacamole and chips was simple but ok, and burgers for dinner were good. Price was good too.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2014

Slate is one of those rare finds that makes you want to go back. I had a birthday event there a few years ago that my best friend put together for me. It started off bad because we paid for a room and ended up downstairs at a small table. The guy who brokered the deal was to blame but long story short, we had to pay an exponential amount to get the room upstairs and after that everything went great. I went back to Slate to meet up with a friend I hadn't seen in a while and it was a great time. The food was really good and the ambiance was great for what we needed to discuss. However, the waiters kept disappearing and it wasn't that packed for them to be that absent that often so I was a bit annoyed by that. Aside from that, it was great.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2014

Enjoyed the dinner and the night out with my honey.

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1.0Dined on November 9, 2013

After a lot of back and forth with hostesses at Slate my 8:30pm reservations were confirmed. When we arrive we are told by the bouncer we can't come in due to a private event. It was extremely inconvenient for everyone, it would have been easier for all if Slate just closed the venue altogether and cancelled my reservations but all the people I spoke with said it was confirmed and we would just need to wait to be seated due to the private event. I would never recommend any one to go to slate due to the poor service, miscommunication and poor planning I experienced With them.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2013

Slate did an amazing job to make my birthday so much fun! The service was great, the venue was not too crowded and the drinks were non stop!!!!! Great time for large groups and parties!!

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2013

The whole atmosphere was perfect for my first date, as we had time to talk and get to know each other because of the really good ambience. I love this spot!!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2013

Once we got our burgers we were satisfied with our choice to eat at Slate. But we had to wait at the bar for awhile before someone acknowledged us. There were only 2 other people sitting at the bar, and only about 10 people in the whole place at 7pm on a Saturday.

The 3 bartenders didn't say "we'll be right with you" or something similar to acknowledge us and let us know they were busy. The burgers, caesar salad, and the chocolate chip cookie dessert were delicious!!

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2.0Dined on July 3, 2013

I was legitimately excited to go Slate for burgers and a drink or two. My wife and I went expecting high end burgers and a nice restaurant scene. We were led downstairs to what would appear to be a lounge area, which is aging leather chairs, many with large tears or exposed canvas surrounding tabletops that come up to your upper shin. The burgers were borderlin flavorless, the fries were soggy and worse than anything you'd get from Red Robin, and the Caesar Salad was basically chopped romaine with Kraft Caesar dressing. It felt like eating off a coffee table in an old, sad lounge. The waitress was nice, but overall, I would not recommend Slate.

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1.0Dined on July 2, 2013

Too noisy to even hear yourself think

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2013

A very nice fun place to go with groups or double dates!!! I went there on a double date and we had a BLAST. Played pool, ate, and drank all night.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2013

I enjoyed it it was comfortable music was good,I did not get to play pool someone was having a private party downstairs,I would love to go back.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2013

Would have been a fun place with friends, but not exactly a romantic place for date night. Our drinks were good, but we ordered chips and salsa and the chips were stale. We were a little disappointed.

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2.0Dined on September 28, 2012

I had the Salmon and wings, they were ok. Atmosphere started out mellow then dark and enrgetic as the night progressed. No cocktail drink options for happy hour. Server was pleasant and informative.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2012

The food was awesome. Reasonable pricing also.

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2.0Dined on January 2, 2012

This is not really a restaurant, It's a pool hall. I went there with a friend for dinner and we ended up leaving because they were going to serve us at couches and a coffee table. IT would have been fine if we were ordering bar food, but it was not a good spot for a sit down meal to catch up with friend. Nice pool hall though.

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3.0Dined on November 19, 2011

I came here with some girlfriends for a fun Saturday night out. It was pretty quiet and because the space is so large, it felt a bit empty. The food was upscale bar food - descent, but nothing special. Very reasonably priced. The only downside was that we made a reservation for 7:30, but the table had a $300 minimum beginning at 9. It would have been nice if OpenTable had made a note of that before we booked.

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2.0Dined on September 16, 2011

Pool tables and its bar area are in the basement and the food at the bar is sub-par.

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3.0Dined on November 6, 2010

We went very early so my friend would be ready to run the marathon the next day (6 pm). As such, we were the only people in the restaurant. Given that, we thought we'd have good service: not the case. They weren't ready for us when we arrived, so we had to wait. When we were seated, we ordered three waters and a beer, and the beer that arrived was incorrect (he wanted a Guiness, and they served a Stella: a pretty obvious difference that the waitress didn't understand). Once we ordered, the waitress had to come back to the order because she'd forgotten the sides for two of our party. We waited for our appetizer, but it didn't arrive until after every entree was on the table. Most of the time, our waitress forgot us.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2010

I enjoyed our experience. The hostesses and waitress were very accommodating and the ambiance was great. I will definitely go back, a large group could have so much fun!

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2007

The beauty of going to a late-night place for brunch is that you get the upside of the soaring space with none of the drawbacks, like all the crowds and noise. We had a 4 hour brunch, attentive service, good food and the place to ourselves. What could be bad?

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