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The Musket Room

4.7
720 reviews
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$31 to $50
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International
Perfect For:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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 and long story tasting menus. Tasting menus must be booked in advance. Please let us know if you or any of your guests have a allergy or dietary restrictions. We can accommodate for vegetarians with our short story tasting menu only 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 daily at 5pm
Happy Hour Monday - Friday from 5-7 at the bar
Dinner Served
Sunday and Monday 6-10
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom at The Musket Room !
We will be open for Lunch and Dinner and will be taking reservations from 12:30pm until 8:30pm.
We will be offering our a la carte and short story tasting menu.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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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.
What 720 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Forgettable dishes sad to say. Truly excellent desserts! Not sure why the pastry chef is so far ahead the rest of the kitchen but her work shines through.

Friendly staff make the experience worthwhile.

I’d say choose the short story. The long story had too much filler.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing experience from the little intentions in the service (we celebrated my girlfriend’s birthday) to the taste buds. Would highly recommend to any of my friends of family. Cheers!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I went here

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Get the mackerel. It was easily the highlight of the night. Everything was great and the service was very good as well.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Outstanding

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Interesting cooking, a flavour for sure of NZ on a modern style. Good wine pardoning. Nice service and staff. A place to be recommended to visit

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great good, beautifully presented. Servers were knowledgeable, attentive and warm. I love that you could choose between the long and short tasting menu. The wine pairing was also very good and I was impressed with how many New Zealand wines were on the wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food, we did the short story. I am pregnant and couldn’t have some of the items on the tasting menu and they were very helpful to accommodate. They also even made me a non alcoholic shrub “cocktail” that was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing food and service! One of the best restaurant experiences we've ever had!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants from the first time ... when it opened to the last time ... almost every time. I put it with an earlier Arzak and an early Attica and usually leave with the same wonderful glow that I got from Chateaubriand.
Our first Monday experimental dinner experience however was just the best! Enjoy!

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1.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The service was like Formule 1 verry fast (not in a good way) the chef wasnt there and that whas obvious the food had no wow factor in Europe it would not have one star the service didn’t explain any of the dishes on our table we were celebrating a birthdays they put a birthday cake on the table whiteouts congratulations just a line ..there you go! It felt like they wanted you out of there ASAP no dining feeling at all the dishes where with good produce but no cooking techniques ...over all very disappointing and underwhelming hoped for so much better (we eat out in the world at only places that are top rated by Michelin or San Pellegrino top 100 so we know what you could expect when you pay $ 300 a person☹️ And the quail was killed twice way overdone. Over all the long story is a verry fast badly executed ridle

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I took a date here for her birthday (short story tasting menu) and it went great. The staff put a lovely card on the table at the start and brought a nice slice of cake with a candle at the end. Plus the food was creative, interesting, and generally excellent. Did not partake in any drinking because we both had work the following day. Romantic ambience with dim lighting and lovely plastered walls. A bit pricey but I guess I should probably expect that from a high quality restaurant in Manhattan. Would definitely recommend for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

A big smile when you enter, a very unfriendly barman (too cool to be working...), but then it got much better in the dining room. Good food, good portions and stellar service. Just change the barman

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was superb and the service great. My only reservation would be the noise in the restaurant, it had more of a bar atmosphere than a fine dining restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We both had the small story tasting menus and shared a bottle of Marlboro Sav Blanc.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had a wonderful time with a last-minute reservation for 4. They were able to fit us in on a Friday night, and even accommodate our service dog in a space he would not get stepped on. Fine dining and excellent service at its best! The tasting menu is divine and filling, and unique with its nod to New Zealand cuisine.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Everything is beyond perfect

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Such an amazing dinner experience! We went celebrating an anniversary and chose to dine on Monday night. This is their "experimental menu" so it's a set 5 course tasting menu that changes every Monday. The food was innovative but delicious! Each course is small-ish but we definitely didn't leave hungry. The staff went above and beyond to acknowledge and congratulate us on our special occasion. Another plus about Monday night, you could bring in your own wine and there is no corkage fee! Such a fantastic night, would highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had a wonderful experience. The service was great and the food was amazing (minus the tofu gnocchi). That was the one dish we didn’t like and suggest they take off the menu. We pretty much ordered everything else though and all of it was awesome.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great a la carte food! Presentation was great, with the entree being the strongest course. The atmosphere was relaxed and cozy. The whole staff signed a little birthday card and arranged a small dessert with candle that was lovely. Great experience overall and will be back in future!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Simply fantastic restaurant for a special occasion. We did the short tasting menu with the wine pairing and it was perfection! Brandon, the sommelier, was a particular highlight.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We've had the Long Story Tasting Menu with comparing premium wines. We enjoyed every course! It was my boyfriends 30th birthday and The Musket Room made it a unforgettable evening!!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

superb food wine advice from Brett also a highlight intimate yet first rate food and fine service

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Came here for a birthday dinner and had the "short", 6-course tasting menu with the regular wine pairing. Since this was a special occasion we wanted something unique and the Musket Room did not disappoint. Food was very flavorful and the 4 wines chosen for the wine pairing were a perfect complement to each of the courses. (The wine pairing was so good, it made us wonder what the "premium" wine pairing would have been like.) Our waiter seemed vvery knowledgable about each of the wines, was very attentive, and eagerly answered any questions we had. The birthday boy was very happy with the experience and felt the Musket Room was worthy of it's Michelin Star.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Elevated eating. Lives up to an acquaintance's recommendation -- this is his favorite place. Very small portions in the tasting menu, but perfect for little old me. Knowledgeable waitstaff -- understated.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent food and service. Menu is smart and creative, will definitely revisit.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Musket Room was incredible. Inventive food that was beautiful and tasted even better. It is a new favorite of mine and we will be coming back again in the near future.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The atmosphere, service, and ambience were nice, but the food was a major letdown. Multiple dishes underwhelmed, resulting in this being the least satisfying michelin-star rated restaurant I've been to. Spend your money elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The staff at Musket Room made our birthday celebration even more special. The service was exceptional and the food incredibly tasty, all without having a stuffy vibe. The perfect Nolita date/special occasion spot!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

It was the best food I have ever eaten!!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We’ve been to Musket Room 7-8 times. It’s always exceptional! Take the opportunity to get into Kiwi Pinot Noirs. Best value pinots in the world.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Best service we’ve ever had in a restaurant in NYC. Creative menu and fantastic presentation.

Def. worth a visit!

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1.0Dined on January 26, 2018

To summarize - do not go to the Musket Room. It is loud, crammed, and has been the most un-deserving of a Michelin star restaurant I've been to. The food was lukewarm, unimaginative, and was not representative of New Zealand's cuisine in the slightest. At the end of the day, food should be delicious. Unfortunately, it was not here.

I had booked a table for Friday evening. We went in knowing that Friday's are particularly busy, and we had expected it to be packed. We ALSO expected that a restaurant of that caliber and price should be aware of this, and still deliver an intimate and personal experience.

They did not.

The thing that turned us most off was that the head servers were openly rude to the staff. In one instance, the head server had kicked the back of another employee's shoes for forgetting a portion of the course. That should never happen in ANY restaurant. Additionally, the servers were uninterested in describing the courses, often leaving us with a unenthusiastic, and frankly, unabashed two-word "painting" of the food in front of us.

Regrettably, what was even more disappointing was the food. The first course was decent. Not great, but decent. That is where the decency ends. What followed was, and I wish I was joking, some of the worst food I've ever had. For most of the meal, it was almost as if someone was in the kitchen shaving burgundy truffle on everything that passed through the doors. Not a subtle dash of truffle. A heavy assault of truffle. It was like the chef had to fill a quota on how much truffle he needed to put in to justify the price. More to the point, the food was horrendously lukewarm, and was reminiscent of the street vendors outside selling their wares. At least I'd feel satisfied paying 2 dollars for a hot dog outside, and not 400 dollars here.

Don't go. Just don't. You're surrounded by amazing food in this neighborhood and the Musket room is simply not worth it. Not for the price, not for the experience. Don't go

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Visiting from New Zealand and wanted to take a friend who lives in New York out to dinner.
Made me proud to be a kiwi.
Loved the names of the cocktails.
Would have liked to have seen NZ lamb on the menu - it is what we are known for.
Wine list was excellent and service brilliant.
Thank you, we had an enjoyable evening.

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2.0Dined on January 22, 2018

This restaurant does not deserve the michelin star. The food is certainly nothing special- would have been better off in a steakhouse!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything was an absolute pleasure. The service was impeccable. The drinks were fantastic. The food was inventive and delicious. The atmosphere was rustic but sexy. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend stopping in even if it’s just for a cocktail.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

We had an amazing dinner at The Musket Room. We did not do the tasting menu, but ordered items that our table all shared. The Red Deer was delicious. Presentation was amazing of all the items. We would definitely go back again!

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything was great with one exception: I'm not a big portion person, but even I found the portions to be quite small. Don't go famished.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

The food is simply amazing, whatever you take you will like it. Desserts are their main strength, simply out of this world (and I do not like dessert in general). The staff is very nice and helpful.
Main remark: if you are looking for big portions, this is not your restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

They were so amazingly accommodating! We had to move our reservation back two hours because of flight delays getting into New York but they got it sorted and still served us the most delicious meal!

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