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The Distillery

$$ - $$$American, ,
785 9th Ave, between 52nd and 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5620
+1 212-767-0077
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
785 9th Ave, between 52nd and 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5620
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our out of town visitors to this restaurant and had a wonderful time. Unlike most of the tourist trap restaurants near Time Square area this one delivered excellent quality in terms of food, drink, atmosphere and services. Definitely will come back!

Thank Will W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited twice during our stay - - late on a Fri. eve after a cross-country flight, and again on our last night before leaving NY. We sampled drinks, the beer list, some food, and dessert. The smoked Old Fashioned is crazy good, Nicola's the...More

Thank Jafrju
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat before seeing a show on Broadway (Hamilton). We found this place about a 10 -15 walk from the theatre. The decor is very clean and typical of this kind of restaurant. The drink menu was really nice,...More

Thank MichiganMan90
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Leave Broadway and tourists behind and head a couple blocks over to 9th Avenue. You will find lots of reasonably priced restaurants and bars, including The Distillery. We visited before a scheduled 8:00 pm show, and it was fantastic. Great atmosphere, great food, great staff,...More

Thank susan c
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The bartender was absolutely unfriendly. We waited very long to get any drinks. While we asked her something about the drinks she turned around and was more interested into her smartphone instead of helping us. When we asked her about the happy hour, she threw...More

Thank Janek R
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Don’t go there. Fraud! The bartender was very rude and unfriendly, so we didn’t want to tip. She charged herself $5 tip, which we noticed on our credit card balance the next day, although I wrote down a $0 on the bill.

Thank Sven F
Reviewed 11 July 2018

i was looking for a place for lunch and I had never been to the Distillery before so after reading the menu, I went in and was seated. I received a menu and water arrived at the table. I opted for the build your own...More

Thank ianshamshey
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We saw this place and thought it would be fun to stop in for a beer so when we went to Pure Thai Cookhouse on 9th Avenue across the street there was a wait so we went back to The Distillery and had our beer....More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this bar when we were staying in Times Square. It just felt like we were amongst the locals in their local. The staff were friendly, the place had a good buzz, and the food was awesome. So good, we went back twice.

1  Thank smhill72
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We visited before seeing a Broadway show. My wife did the research and selected the restaurant. After reviewing the menu it didn't sound that great to me but I deferred to her judgement. Bottom line; we had a great meal and it was very reasonable...More

Thank kborden195
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 785 9th Ave, between 52nd and 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5620 (Formerly Brickyard Gastropub)
    (52nd & 53rd streets)
  • Public Transportation: Take the B, D or E to 53rd St. & 7th Ave, the A or C to 50th St. & 8th Ave and the 1 train to 50th & 7th Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-767-0077
  • E-mail
The Distillery is craft. Cocktails made with specially curated ingredients and a new-American kitchen turning out elevated favorites. We source the finest whiskeys, gins, and vodkas to bring you fresh, innovative options with a nod to the past. Classic skirt steak, but finished with an espresso rub. A chocolate brownie just like mom used to make, but with a bit of bacon and splash of whiskey in the batter. In our kitchen, you’ll find old favorites made new with creative twists and fresh additions. Join us for dinner and see for yourself. The Distillery is a true cocktail bar. Whiskeys with a velvet finish and gins with a nose of floral juniper. Sip our thoughtfully curated collection of liquors or try a handcrafted cocktail made with fresh ingredients and built with love by one of our knowledgeable bartenders. Chase it with a selection from our craft beer list, featuring small breweries from all over the country.
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