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It was too cold with the air conditioning very high, and it was very noisy. But the food is very good and they Accommodated adding a third person and graciously moved our table.
Lovely place with great service and very good food. The seat cushion covers in the garden are need cleaning desperately, but that's my only suggestion. Will def. go back.
I'll definitely return, hopefully when it's quieter. It was not the restaurant's fault -- there was a large, loud, rowdy party, but our waitress was sympathetic and accommodating. I had the special, a brook trout which the waitress described as "summer on a plate," and it was indeed delicious. Looking forward to trying the regular menu on my next visit.
There are several dining spaces at The Shakespeare. During my most recent visit, I was in the bar area with a friend, which was a little louder than I like. (I'd rather not have to shout across the table to have a conversation.) The other areas are generally quieter. The food and service are very good. I highly recommend the restaurant.
Good pub fare in a tavern-like setting. Food was good, but a bit pricey for lunch. Service was friendly. On a nice summer day, the ambience is a bit dark as you’re below sidewalk level, but could imagine it would be a cozy spot in Autumn and Winter. The restaurant is connected to the William Hotel, which may be why prices are inflated above expectation.
Great place, so beautiful designe , great food and good prices , nice people working there..wanna visit this place again
Food was very good. Sticky toffee pudding was delicious! Very noisy
We fell in love with this little hidden gem of a place; it feels authentically like a British pub, and the food is perfect. We went 3 times in 3 days, and our only regret is that we had to leave town before it opened again. Just wonderful.
Even though we went to celebrate a birthday, this is a place you could enjoy for any occasion. Great food and great service.
Just wonderful on every level. Great place!
Fun historical ambience and menu. A bit loud with music and close tables as are most NY restaurants. Portions were modest so you may want to order appetizers if you like a full, satisfying mea but prices are also modest. Food was good and everyone enjoyed their meal!
Just a wonderful atmosphere with spectacular food!
I love dining in their enclosed garden which provides a lovely ambiance in which to have a delicious meal with great service.
A lucky surprise, this little Pub is very charming, lots of young people at the bar during Happy Hour,
but the food is great, service is excellent, a fun place to have a light bite.
They used to have a really nice, quiet dining experience in their upstairs restaurant and I loved it. This time I went and was told that they only do events upstairs and that I had to go downstairs to eat. It was so loud I couldn't hear the people at my table or the server.
The server was also very rude, which was very different than previous experiences upstairs.
I used to love this place and recommend it, now I will not be going back and certainly do not recommend it.
Went to The Shakespeare after work with friends because it was recommended as a great place close to work. We really had a great experience. Food was very good and so was the service. We ended up ordering s bunch of appetizers and 2 bottles of wine. Loved everything we ate. The sliders and fries were my favorites! If you need a place to go in midtown, I highly recommend it. They have a big bar, and a patio. We will be back!
The food was ok. I wouldn't give it a 5 star. I ordered the fish and chips. I wish the fish was not as crispy. Unfortunately, I had my mind set on getting the calamari for starters but we were told there was a problem with the gas and so some items were not available on the menu. That kinda sucked.
Ruben was very helpful, along with our wonderful server.
Have had several good meals here. It’s really convenient because it is fairly close to Grand Central. They’ve recently closed the upstairs dining room which makes it a challenge to hear if there are a lot of people downstairs. I’ve had pretty good meals here but this last time I unwisely ordered the “Cobb Salad”. It was a smattering of iceberg lettuce leaves (even though I ordered the “large”), with a few small green olives (for some reason), a hard boiled egg, maybe a quarter of a slice of bacon broken up into tiny bits, a few pieces of avocado, and a slice or two of beefsteak tomato. In other words, NOT a Cobb Salad.
Highly recommended if you are looking for a lot of British pub ambiance and food/drink options. Impressed with the multitude of vegan options!
Pleasant and clever staff. Great food and beer. One of the very few places I’ve seen here with good English beer from a cask. Worth the visit just for that.
Had an excellent lunch. Great food, great beers, nice vibe. I'll definitely be going back.
Great fish and chips!!!
They are friendly and polite, and inferior is pretty. Their pie and draft beer lunch special is good price. I like the place a lot.
Highly recommend. We’ll be back soon!
Food and service were great. My companion and I both had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly. The sticky toffee pudding was also a definite highlight. Wonderful experience with authentic British decor.
Outstanding. Everyone was so nice. They certainly made us feel important and the food was so good my wife forgot to share hers with me.
Having spent some time in London I can say this was a really nice example of a very traditional English pub, Scotch eggs and all. Ceilings are very low, so it can get a little loud.
A really cute space, almost makes you feel like you are in a pub in England. I like the vegetarian options on the menu. The food was good. The noise level can get really loud, something to do with how sound travels. The only real con was the ever so slight sour beer or damp mop smell permeating through-out. If not for that I would definitely go back.
They closed their nice dining room and now are calling the ugly pub downstairs the "restaurant."
Very secluded and quiet at lunch with a neighborhood pub vibe. Excellent service and a diverse menu that includes pub favorites as well as vegan selections. The bangers and mash were very authentic. Great service too. Highly recommended if you want an intimate lunch.
Really good English staples..my fellow diner's salmon was a bit undercooked but excellent all around. Pie with draft beer for lunch special was good.
I hate to write this, but I feel it is worth sharing. This was my third dinner experience at The Shakespeare - as always, the food is very good. However, on this visit, the main dining room was closed - it was not clear whether it was for renovations or whether it was permanently closed due to a decision of hotel management. My friend and I sat in a dining room on the lower lever across from the main bar. It was cramped and incredibly loud. Bottom line, it was an unpleasant experience, and if that is a permanent change by restaurant / hotel management, I can never go there again for dinner. The upstairs dining was quiet, pleasant, and very enjoyable. The downstairs alternative was terrible. Food is still good - but you can't enjoy the evening because of the environment.
Sang happy birthday and lit a candle for the birthday girl without us even asking!
Great food. Server was really good with recommendations and making it an overall enjoyable experience. Will go back
Great scotch egg!! Fish and chips was not 1 piece of fish but still pretty good. Great service.
Lovely atmosphere, really welcoming and great food.
The ambience and the music are great! The service was attentive, accurate, and overall - exactly as service should be everywhere. The food was very good, although the appetizers require more attention. It is a great place to have a quiet dinner without feeling rushed.
Bravo! Great food, amazing service.
This place was great! The service was very good. They were very friendly and accommodating. I loved the Shakespeare atmosphere and the food was great.