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Mother's Ruin

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American, Bar, Contemporary
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18 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-4134
+1 212-219-2592
12:00 - 04:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 04:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 04:00
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We accidentally stumbled on this fabulous little place . It serves great food and cocktails. I actually didn't eat there as we already had lunch reservations but I would have loved to have tried the menu. Everything looked so fresh and the people who were eating seemed to be enjoying their food . The written menu for drinks and food... More 

Thank annie_champagne2004
Thompson Ridge, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My Husband, my brother, his girlfriend, and I went to have an after Anniversary Brunch at Mother's Ruin. Since It was our first time there we sampled a little bit of everything. We ordered the Frenchie, Mother's Biscuits & Gravy, Tri-Tip Hash, Real Deal' Maryland Crab Cake Benedict, Cary’s Salad, and Mother's Burger, everything was fantastic. We also had the... More 

Thank nonnacox
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome going here for Sunday brunch with my family. Friendly, great drinks. Check the menu to be sure you like the choices. If you do, don't miss out. The staff remembered us. Great music. We stumbled upon it one day and now go out of our way to go there.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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153 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

But for the accident of meeting the barman from this joint when dining elsewhere, we would have missed out on this top little bar in funky Nolita. Tasty, different and interesting brunch menu, a great drinks list and very comfortable surrounds make for a top spot. I loved the crab cakes benedict, the Bloody Mary, coffee and the famous waffle... More 

Thank perthtravellor
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Doesn't matter what time it is you will be lucky to get a seat/table. Very talented bar tenders practicing their art in a loud and crowded bar. Food looked good but did not partake. Would recommend an early or late night cocktail.

Thank Bruce S
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We went there for a pre-drink and light meal prior to going to Bowery Ballroom for a show. The food was good and quick to serve. Good background music and interesting cocktails.

Thank Drakson90
Leuven, Belgium
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Fancy bartenders who create your cocktails with style. High quality cocktails around 13 dollar. Too crowded for a date but perfect with friends.

Thank ABIV88
Radlett, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Hi we visited Mother's Ruin late for a drink. Great atmosphere, great staff, food excellent. Cocktails great. Would recommend, especially as it stays open till 4am

Thank Maria0663
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

World's friendliest bartender (guy in the overalls, sorry I can't remember his name!) Cocktails were AMAZING! And I'm a snob. Totally laid back and chill vibe, kinda gritty, but also super clean if that makes sense. Highly recommended - one of the coolest spots in Soho.

Thank Valerie P
London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Visited Mother's Ruin for a couple of cocktails with a few work colleagues. Great range of different cocktails as well as great beer on tap. We did not have any food at the bard but the cocktails were excellent.

Thank GuyJohannesburg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-4134
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighbourhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 212-219-2592

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nolita

Neighbourhood Profile
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighbourhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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