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About Woolworth Tower Kitchen

We are located in the Woolworth Building directly across from City Hall and two blocks from Ground Zero. We are a local favorite for City Hall people, lawyers, and the developing Art and technology crowd in the building and the surrounding area. Despite our large size, people tell us they find the place warm and cozy! We also have Private Dinning!



233 Broadway
New York, NY 10279
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4 pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
9 Barclay Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 571-2930

Website:
http://www.woolworthtowerkitchen.com/

Catering:
We can supply food, beer, wine and liquor for up to 100 people in the downtown area

Parking Details:
There is a public parking lot right past our entrance and below the building. After 7 p.m. there is street parking right outside and all around the block.

Public Transit:
1, 2, 3 and 9 Park Place stop, one block away. The R stops at City Hall across the street. The A stops at Chambers, one block away and the E stops at World Trade Center, also one block away

Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate up to 20 seated diners in a private room.

The private room is also great for a gathering of 25 to 30 guests for drinks and assorted food.

Private Party Contact:
Lou Adolfsen: (646) 457-9610

Additional:
Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Woolworth Tower Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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3.9

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3.8

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3.5

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (130)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Excellent new menu. A real find if you're looking for a well-priced sit-down meal in the FiDi.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Always enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2017

This used to be my "go to" place for business lunches and after work drinks. Under new ownership, the food is inedible. I've tried a number of things but all are terrible. Could anyone ruin a burger? YES. Make it thin and over priced and put it on a Wonder Bread bun and then present it on a tin tray. Their plating is overly pretentious. It is all about looks now and nothing about substance. Service is terrible when they do remember to bring you what you ordered. The music is so loud you can't have a conversation. The bartenders ignore you. Not surprisingly, the after work bar scene is completely gone as is the lunch crowd. It is a "one and done" place with tumbleweed blowing through the empty space.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Horror show at its best! everything that could go wrong, went wrong. main entrees came before drinks!!!! are you kidding me? half the menu did not have produce available, on friday night at 630pm reservation you dont have steaks??? or lobster salad?? 1 item for stale deserts??

mixed up orders, lack of attention and uncooked salmon garanteed. they even managed to add
insult to injury by charging 20% gratuity fee. if it wasnt for special occasion and respect for people at the table, whole staff and owner would have been sent marching to go f themselves.

apparently you can ignore all previous reviews because the place is under new management, was sold few months ago.

STAY AWAY!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2016

decent but noisy but there isn't alot to eat down town
pour service was very goo, biut to noisy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Food was okay, don't order the chicken sandwich. The bread was thicker then the meat.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2016

The service was exceptional since the minute we walked thru the door. A waiter welcomed me and when I told him I had a reservation, they had the table ready. We were lucky to score a table by the window--perfect for people watching. This is centrally located across the street from NY City Hall so its a perfect spot for business meetings. The clientele is clearly business-like around lunch time. The food was delivered in a prompt manner in a nice presentation. They have high ceilings and its quite spacious.

I had the turkey sandwich and it was delicious. The bacon was crispy and the bread toasted just right. The fries were freshly made as was the side salad.

We were not rushed to leave and the waiter came to the table at the appropriate time to check in on us. We were very satisfied and I will place this restaurant on the rotation.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Solid place for good food and atmosphere. Business lunch go to spot. Truffle oil tator tots: need I say more?

Tags: Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2016

Since it has the name tower, I thought it would be high with a view. Food wasn't special. Good service and I could talk with friends but disappointed it wasn't a special place for my get together with friends!

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2016

Used to go here 2-3 times a week; will go much less often now. For some reason they've changed the décor so it's no longer unique/quirky. Also much less comfortable with the pleather banquette seating, tiny wood tables (used to have ample round tables with tablecloths). The space could be ANYWHERE -- Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Midtown. All personality is gone. The food is quite good, though. Unfortunately, someone decided that the personality of the place had to go. It's a shame. Now rather run-of-the-mill. It's good, but no longer special.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Ordered Turkey and Brie sandwich for lunch. Roll was cold (not fresh), and the serving of Brie on both halves of the sandwich was the size of a postage stamp (no exaggeration). When I asked the server about it, she was clearly unhappy and offered to show me the menu so I could see the description. I declined politely, telling her that I knew what was supposed to be on the sandwich (which is why I ordered it in the first place). She walked off without saying anything and got the manager, who kindly offered to add more Brie. After the sandwich was returned to me, the server didn't come back to the table until it was time to ask if we wanted dessert. She left us there another 30 minutes waiting for the bill.

My colleagues said the food was average at best. The crab cake was lukewarm, and the salmon was dry. Good feedback about the calamari salad. $90 for lunch for 4, no beverages other than water. Based on the lousy service alone (manager was the exception), we won't be returning with or without any clients.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Always a nice time when I visit Woolworth Kitchen Tower. I absolutely love their Caesar Salad! Nice ambiance and always enjoy dining alone or with friends whenever I visit.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2016

We started with a nice bottle of Prosecco and shared the coconut shrimp. My dining partner ordered the mac and cheese and I had the paella. We shared the chocolate cake for dessert.

Overall, the food was good but not exceptional.
The decor is pleasant but, again, not memorable. In fact, the ambiance is rather sedate.
Service was okay but given the few diners could have been more attentive. I had to refill our own champagne flutes myself a couple of times. Mid way through our waitress was gone and replaced by another waiter. I guess they didn't need two wait staff!

The owner/ manager needs to do more to advertise and attract both new diners and develop a base of regulars.

I live in walking distance but Kitchen as is wouldn't be one of my regulars nor one of the 'must dine' destinations for special occasions or for bringing out- of- town guests.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2016

Disappointing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2016

Stopped in to have lunch with a friend during lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2016

The Woolworth Tower Kitchen is on the ground floor of this landmark building, nowhere near a tower. It does not resemble the classy place depicted online. The walls are dismal gray. Wooden chairs are uncomfortable. There are booths, but the waitstaff will not seat anyone there although I had a dinner reservation. The lasagna was so-so. Empty for dinner, I was told it draws a large business lunch crowd from WTC and Wall Street. My waiter was polite and efficient.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2016

I like this place a lot - good option for lunch near WTC. Salad was not as good as it usually is; in fact, it was soggy (WTK salad with shrimp). Certainly willing to go back & try again...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2016

We sat on the window, so it was a little fresh, due to the cold weather. The food and service was real good (steak). Would be back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2016

They need to kick it up a notch, the food is pretty.. people need to know it is there!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2016

What a missed opportunity! The space is so unique and the service was excellent, but the food was meh. Would not return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Consistently good food. Lots of daily specials, and the salads are generous portions with plenty of grilled chicken or shrimp that you can add. Quinoa salad was tasty, and smoked salmon special looked very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2016

Place was empty, service was barely there, food was mediocre and not hot at all. Would not recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2015

I've been here several times, and took my team of six people out to lunch. Everyone's entree arrived except mine. When I got the attention of my waitress, she checked the computer and said she had forgotten to put the order in for my entree, but it would be right out. It was a bit of a wait, and the rest of the group had already finished eating by the time my entree arrived. Also, one person's steak needed to be returned, as it was very rare, and not "medium." I would expect something to be comped when these things happen. Coffee, dessert, or we're very sorry....anything.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2015

Tucked away on Barclay St, Woolworth Kitchen is worth finding. Excellent choice of salads, and added grilled chicken on top was tasty & moist. Linguini dish looked good, too. Definitely recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2015

Will not waste my time re-living my awful experience with the unbelievably unprofessional wait service from Johnny the server so will paste my Yelp review...

I can't believe my very first restaurant review on Yelp has to be a bad one but I was so disappointed with my experience at WTK. I couldn't wait to meet my friends for dinner. They work in the area so they've dined at this restaurant for lunch. I read the menu and already knew what I would have for dinner.

I arrived at the restaurant psyched for a great time and great meal, walked in and all the excitement died off while I waited 15 minutes for someone to acknowledge me and seat me. I had to walk over to the bartender to get help and he got one of the waiters to help me. I had to ask about drinks, ask for a drink menu and ask if there were any specials. And it kept going downhill. They brought out our appetizers and then minutes later brought out our entrees, cramming everything onto the small table. The waiter never came to check on us, the busboy never even came by to refill our water, nor did he or the waiter come by to clear our plates. I was so fascinated by dining surrounded by all piled plates and now cold food that I had to take a picture of it. I work in television and for one split second I thought we were in the middle of some insane reality prank show but nope, it was real. My friend finally lost it with the waiter who was unbelievably rude and asked for the manager. No manager on the premises. The bartender, bless him, helped and comped some of our bill. FYI - never eat at Johnny's station! Totally unprofessional.

I will say my dumplings were delicious. My pasta was cold but flavorful. Had to bring it home. I did like the food but I would never go back to a place that has waitstaff who act like they're doing me a favor. A shame.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2015

Very simple menu of American standards like meatloaf and steak. It is not a place for foodies. You go for the ambiance - a huge and quiet space with decor from the 70s - actually it looks like something you might have found in Warsaw or Bucharest in the 70s. No effort put into making it stylish. This disregard for fads is what makes it so appealing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2015

Cordial and efficient hostess/waitress. Extremely noisy bar scene - drinks were generous and good. Food was plentiful "home cooking" style: meatloaf tasty, seafood risotto ok. Very convenient to Pace University Schimmel Theater, so served the purpose.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2015

Meeting a peer for a catch- up lunch, I was excited to go to the beautiful Woolworth Building downtown. Although the staff was very nice and efficient, the food and beverage was not acceptable. We both had beet salad expected with goat cheese and added grilled salmon on top. When the dishes arrived we both could not identify the fish, the walnuts had gone bad, the beets were odd tasting laying on sad lettuce with unsalted feta-like cheese with the goat missing. Being in such a good mood, I thought I would just enjoy a breadstick and order some de café coffee. I could not break the breadstick no matter how hard I tried. The coffee was like a water with half and half as the only saving grace. Pass.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2015

Depressing spot. Virtually empty. One server. I ordered the special omelette of the day. I ce out with the vegetables inside ice cold. Sent it back. Came out with a new omelette but the cook forgot to add the cheese. To their credit , they didn't charge us for my omelet but I ate after my dinner companion finished his meal. Server explained that they had a "new cook". First and last time at this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2015

Awful turkey stuffing ( included hunk of meat and bone) sandwich. Sent back and they didn't charge me. Husbands was ok and shared that.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2015

Can't go wrong at WK. Old school spot with a good, diverse menu. The food is always good and the prices moderate for NYC. Great for a nice lunch at a decent price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2015

This is a great spot for lunch. It's quiet and the food is really good. I love the quinoa salad. It's delicious and healthy. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. One of the few white tablecloth restaurants around. It is like stepping back in time. Salmon minute steak is great too as are the lamb chops....and the burger. However the best is Frank Woolworth's fried chicken and waffle.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2015

Food was delicious and healthy. Service very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2015

Stopped by for lunch with a friend. I adore Woolworth Kitchen's Salmon minute steak. Perfectly prepared, delicious and healthy. They start you off with bread and bread sticks, which are nice. I will return.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2015

Menu includes very healthy lunch choices...quick go-to in a neighborhood that does not have all that many options.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 6, 2015

My brother's 50th birthday celebration was executed to perfection. Our father worked in the Woolworth Building for many years. I informed the staff and we were seated in a private room overlooking the historic lobby which brought back many memories. Our table was beautifully set with champagne awaiting us. Every dish was sublime and plated perfectly. Attention to detail in every sense! Thank you so very much!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2015

They were having gas problems in the kitchen so food was served slightly warm.
The Crab Cakes were good but would have been better if they were hot.
The place really needs a complete redo. . .pictures not hanging straight, walls are painted
to dark. Looks like someone was laughing when they decorated this place. Fabric choice is out dated. Or just a low budget job.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2015

I've been to the Woolworth Tower Kitchen a number of times. Unfortunately, over the last year or so, the place has spiraled downward to the point that I've just had my last meal there. I hosted 4 friends for lunch and all were disappointed. Mine was really terrible. I had the filet of sole "special" lunch, which could not have been worse. Soggy, cold, mushy, tasteless fish with some indistinguishable coating of some kind (bread crumbs?) that couldn't begin to rise to the level of an ordinary diner. I could not eat any of it. Mundane hamburgers were served with overcooked fries. Cold, greasy calamari. The service is not good and the number of servers diminishes each time I go there, which must be saying something. The only explanation I can think of is that the place has changed hands or there is another not-ready-for-prime-time chef in charge. No one would risk the disappointment of a dessert, so we just left. A shame, really, because there are so few relatively upscale restaurants in the neighborhood. This restaurant used to be a destination place--it seems to have lost its own way.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2014

everything was perfect, the setting, the staff and the food was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2014

Love the tradition...great service, food is very updated, very efficient and perfect for a business lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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