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Mother's Ruin

18 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-4134
+1 212-219-2592
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good44%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“waffle fries” (2 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary
££ - £££
18 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-4134
Neighbourhood: Nolita
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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...More

Thank annie_champagne2004
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...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...More

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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...More

Thank perthtravellor
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
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
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
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
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...More

Thank Valerie P
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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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