The Musket Room

4.8
833 reviews
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$31 to $50
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International
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The Musket Room brings the spirit of New Zealand and the country’s diverse cuisine to Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. Chef and owner Matt Lambert, a New Zealand native, created a menu that charts the evolution of New Zealand cuisine, from the country’s Old World traditions and Asian influences to its modern day dedication to local and seasonal offerings.

Inspired by an era in New Zealand when adventure and discovery blossomed, The Musket Room offers a modern approach to the country’s culinary past, serving dinner and drinks.

Reservations made through Opentable will secure you a reservation in either the main dining room or garden room, where we offer both a la carte and the short tasting menu. The tasting menu must be booked in advance. Please let us know if you or any of your guests have an allergy or dietary restriction. We can accommodate for vegetarians with our tasting menu and al a carte for vegan diners with 24hr notice.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International, New Zealand
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Hours of operation
Bar opened Tuesday - Sunday at 5pm
Happy Hour Tuesday - Friday from 5-7 at the bar
Dinner Served
Sunday - 5:30-10
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Thursday - 6-10:30
Friday-Saturday - 5:30-11
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Phone number
(212) 219-0764
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Matthew Lambert
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Private party facilities
The Musket Room has many options for Private Dining. We can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated dinner in our back dining room overlooking our garden and up to 60 seated guests for the full restaurant. We can accommodate up to 80 guests for a cocktail reception.
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Private party contact
events@musketroom.com: (844) 254-2977
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Prince and Houston
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Parking details
Two garages one block away.
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Public transit
6, B, D, F, M, N, R, W
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.1

Interesting flavor and texture combinations litter a menu of impressive hits at The Musket Room. It’s an unassuming restaurant, but one that prides itself on excellent service and a serious Kiwi heavy wine program. Pleasant surprises all around.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Musket Room was 100% amazing. The food was delicious. The service was awesome. Great restaurant!!

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a New Zealander in New York. I took Australian friends to this outstanding restaurant with a New Zealand owner/chef and we were all blown away. Can't recommend it highly enough for special occasions!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was phenomenal. Service was great, both of us had the short story tasting and the food was amazing and everyone was very accommodating to my girlfriend’s gluten and shellfish allergies. I can’t say enough great things about this restaurant and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful dining experience

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RF
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Musket Room is quite an experience. We chose the short list and delicious food kept coming!
As New Zealanders we were proud of the concept and the Kumeu River Chardonnay. New Zealand is not over emphasised apart from in the menu.
Highlight dishes were the lamb and the amuse bouch chocolate. I will say no more to keep the surprise element intact
A great night!
Rob Fisher

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GD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having had no idea what New Zealand cuisine would look like, went into this meal with an open mind. The food was amazing. Very good size portions and good value for the money. The smoked foie was excellent and paired well with a honey bread. The elk was perfect to split amongst 2 people. The brown butter sauce that was paired with skate and mussels made a delicate dish extremely flavorful. I will certainly be back.

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SF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We tried the long tasting story with wine pairing. Food at a high level with inventive combinations of food. Nice ambiance. My son under 21 joined during the mail. The Musket Room provided him with a pairing of non-alcoholic cocktails. Must visit restaurant if you are into fine dining.

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KG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely gets a two thumbs up from my wife and I. In the realm of Michelin star restaurants this one stands out for it’s relaxed atmosphere and casualness. Friendly knowledgeable staff are not in the least pretentious and very well versed in the menu, it ingredients and also the wine.
As a side note, we also liked the background music, a hip blend of 80’s / 90’s indie tracks plus a bit of Britpop. Very cool.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience, fun regional menu, great staff. We recommend the New Zealand Red Deer !

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the BEST meals we have ever had!! Amazing experience!!

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AG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again the resturant never fails to impress. Matt and the team make this an absolute must for anyone visiting NY.

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MC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We got the small tasting menu. Food was carefully prepared and unusual but a bit forced. The beef was delicious but was wrapped in something with a slightly bitter taste. The accompanying rutabaga was delicious. Why would anyone want three courses of dessert? The second course was outstanding with delicious caramel sauce. The final course was mostly sugar and cream. Best part was the strawberries but not enough of them. Overall enjoyable but not a memorable wow.

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FK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

second time there. food was without any flaws. service was great

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EC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a very good time. We chose the short story menu, which was enough for us. Everything from start to end was delicious, delicate and very tasty. I would definitely recommend it. The noise level was a bit high because of a group nearby but once they left it was fine.

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Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Almost flawless. Elegant, delicious food delivered with aplomb.

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been lucky enough to visit many Michelin starred places around the world but this one is truly memorable. The combination of unique and interesting food that was superbly executed, the excellent wine pairings and a knowledgeable but friendly staff made for a fantastic evening. I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Took too long.

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M
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our server, Sean, was awesome! Service overall was very good. It’s reasonsbly priced for a tasting menu. I just wasn’t that impressed with some of the food (we did the short story tasting menu). Some items were delicious but some were just not our thing.

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N
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderfully creative and delicious food. The wine pairings were perfect as well.

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IH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely terrific! The dry aged steak is one of the best red meat I have ever put into my mouth.

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RA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent Kiwi cuisine and reasonable service on a busy Saturday night. NZ Pinot Noir outstanding All reasonably priced

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EB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an incredible meal. One of my go-to spots to take out of towners who enjoy their food or definitely date night.

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LS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had no choice but to give everything 5 stars because that’s what it deserved - I would have given more if I could!! The staff were friendly, courteous, super-knowledgeable on both the food and the wine. They were very busy but you would not have known by the staff’s attention to everyone or the noise level. If you are a true “foodie” this is the place for you.

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SF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tasting menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks so much - we really enjoyed our evening! The presentation of the meals and the overall service was really lovely. The deer was particularly delicious - I'm still thinking about it days later!

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AL
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Third time here, enjoyed the first two but this time was disappointing. Slow reaction from the waiter, out of wine for our first choice, food was ok, but didn’t really impress us much, unlike the first visits. Ordered a simple meal for my 10 year old son, and found out that options are extremely limited, and when settled for dumplings, he wouldn’t even try them. In the end, too much money for an ok food and slow service.

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B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did the short tasting course which was amazing and the perfect amount of food. Paired with the wine was spectacular - the staff was extremely accommodating and friendly as well.

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EL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for an awesome evening. The food was spectacular as was the service. We went a la carte for the first time in a while and it was exceptional. Awesome wine list too. Everything about this place is fantastic and the attention to detail superb.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent night, we were made to feel very special. Thanks so much.

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambience! Highly recommend for a unique dining experience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall we had a great dining experience. We dined at the bar and the bartender was very friendly. He was very informative regarding the menu and provided backstory to menu items an

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal we’ve had in years. The reviews I read didn’t do justice to this restaurant. Food was exquisite and creative, service was so perfect we felt like royalty. We had the “Short Story” tasting menu and we were stuffed by the end. This restaurant is really going for it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing food, wine, and ambience. Had a wonderful night

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I had found out about the musket room through an NYC dining blog. Upon our initial look at their menu, we thought their dishes seemed creative and different from the ordinary fine dining fare. We decided to book a reservation, expecting an enjoyable experience, and innovative food. However, our expectations were exceeded in every facet. The atmosphere was cozy and inviting, and the food was phenomenal. However, what brought the Musket Room over the top, and the reason I am writing this review is there outstanding service.

Our waiter was attentive, friendly, and provided meaningful insight into the menu. We ordered two appetizers, the Spanish Mackerel and Smoked Ora King Salmon, and the Red Deer and Long Island Duck Breast for our entrees (all of which were delicious). Upon bringing out our entrees we noticed the waitstaff had made a slight mix up and served us the ricotta dumplings instead of the duck we had ordered. This was no big deal to us whatsoever, because things of this nature occur every now and again. We brought it to the attention of our waiter, and not only did he apologize for the extremely minor mistake, but also he brought us out two complementary servings of the Foie Gras appetizer. My girlfriend and I are very easygoing people and an apology would have sufficed, however the extra effort to foster good relations and provide excellent service does not go unnoticed. We greatly appreciate the experience provided to us by the Musket Room and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for innovative cuisine and excellent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful tasting menu with wine pairing!

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OS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creatively conceived and artfully presented dishes featuring the cuisine and wine of New Zealand. Gracious but unpretentious service. Thoughtfully designed, well-lit and comfortable surroundings bring the blood pressure down, inviting focus on the experience. The a la carte menu did not disappoint in light of the Michelin star. Can’t wait to come back for the tasting menu some time.

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VS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was great up to the dessert course. There were too many sweet courses and the order of the desserts was off.
A palate cleanser followed by a delicious tarty dessert and then by a super rich bland dessert (chocolate raspberry) was a disappointing way to end an otherwise delicious tasting menu. the chocolate raspberry dessert was bland and very rich; especially after having a refreshing tarty dessert. The tasting ended on a pretty subpar note which is a shame since it started off very strong. The wait in between courses was also quite long which didn’t help.

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NA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Like a little piece of NZ in New York. And a very good piece at that. In terms of dining quality think of Botswana Butchery, Hummingbird, Hippo etc. The vibe is v cool and friendly and the decor is modern without being at all stark. Treat your to a visit.

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a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exquisite flavors and presentation in an understated venue. A hidden gem and welcomed discovery in a saturated food city.

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CF
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for making our anniversary so special. We were really happy we chose The Musket Room to celebrate this special date. We were touched by the signed card and the surprise dessert, it was just lovely. And needless to say that the food was amazing. Thanks again.

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