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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good45%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
4 weeks ago
“Excellent meal before Lincoln Center”
4 weeks ago
“Nice place, good vibe”
Closes in 23 min
All hours
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 via mobile

We had a great, large group dinner reserved. They took our table early and sat us. Good food. Melted grilled cheese, fish and chips.... apps were great! Lobster Mac, wings. Overall a great meal. We enjoyed the cocktails too. Thanks for an excellent night!

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostess and bartender were wonderful. All the food from philly cheesesteak spring rolls, lobster Mac, crab cake and burger was excellent. The only food issue was I ordered the short rib grilled cheese melt,which tasted delicious but the cheese was not melted. Also, I...More

Thank biology44
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We called in mid Sunday afternoon as had good things about their burger. The place was quiet but the staff were very friendly and welcoming. We both had burgers and I upgraded my fries to truffle fries which was well worth it!! They were full...More

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Have just had a wonderful night at The Distillery, great modern pub food (the lobster truffle mac and fried pickles were amazing), drinks range is really impressive and a few Gin Pressed French Teas got the mood going. Wonderful service with the owner Kevin welcoming...More

Thank Joscelyn K
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We just had a drink here before heading for dinner nearby. They have a good gin menu so we had two different gin and tonics which were delicious. The barman was friendly too and it was great to be able to sit at the bar...More

Thank Beanie14
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Bar staff was great, wonderful service. Food was awesome - more of burgers, sandwiches. There is a restaurant part, but the bar area was awesome, chiil ambiance that is refreshing from the busy streets of the Theatre District/Hell's Kitchen. Offers Happy hour for drinks -...More

Thank Casey D
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Came to The Distillery on a recommendation and wasn’t disappointed. Great service and brilliant food made this one of the best relaxed meals we had in NYC. I had the burger and my mates had a variety of meals from chicken waffles to flatbreads. We...More

Thank ants27
Reviewed 17 October 2017

What a great little place and the food was phenomenal !!! We started with drinks(OF COURSE!). Our waiter was very attentive. We sat in the back area which was warm & quiet. NOT that it's a loud music playing place.

Thank 0EdgarR
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I had never been to The Distillery until this week. They have a nice menu that needs a bit of tweaking. I had the coffee rubbed skirt steak, which was good and cooked as I ordered, but was drowning in a too-salty brown sauce. Everything...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Feb 2016 and loved it so had to go back when we came back to New York. The place has had a rebrand and it's just as great as ever. Definitely get the Mac and Cheese it is to die for!

Thank AmyLou1990
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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, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
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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