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“Highly Recommend”
Review of White Horse Tavern

White Horse Tavern
Ranked #4,318 of 13,936 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Neighbourhood: West Village
Description: The SceneThe literary-minded tourists and the local lushes who haunt this joint on weekends know that Dylan Thomas may have been Welsh but it was the scotch that killed him. At the site of his debauched death, various portraits of the poet hang on the dark-paneled walls while indifferent regulars focus on the task at hand: The White Horse has stayed in operation since 1880 by serving its customers--before Thomas and after--one drink at a time.The FoodIn our health-conscious century, though, we know it's as likely to be the pub grub as the booze that does you in. Nonetheless, White Horse's full-flavored burgers, delectable grilled chicken sandwich and slab-cut fries are worthy of poetic excesses--and perhaps even early death. The appetizer classics, leaning heavily on the common denominator of "fried," range from excellent (amply stuffed potato skins and sharp jalapeno poppers) to uninspired (lukewarm buffalo wings).
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Came across this little gem walking from Battery Park to Wall Street, and we are so glad we did. Delicious food and great service. They made us feel extremely welcome. Great tavern atmosphere.

Thank Jodi B
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

The quality of the burger meat was just fine, but when they incinerate a burger that's been ordered medium-rare, it's hard to give a good review. This was the sort of place where I'd decline to send an item back, for rational fear of it coming back with assorted unwanted extra toppings.

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1  Thank nick a
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

Felt like a fake London pub. The attitude behind the bar reflected the fact their fame rests on one or two famous drunks. Avoid. Nul points.

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

The pub was personally recommended to us during our stay in New York, and so we all piled down for the Saturday evening. What a great evening! The pub was very popular, and the restaurant area was full. The bar area was busy, and overall there was a brilliant atmosphere. The staff were very friendly, and the drinks flowed a plenty!!

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Thank KarenPayne100
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

Following a harbour cruise out to The Statue of Liberty we found ourselves somewhat hungry. We just happened to find this wee gem of a place and went in.

From start to finish we knew we had made a great choice, We were given a fine welcome by the waitress - and enjoyed some good chit chat before ordering food and drinks.

There was a fine choice of good pub food to choose from - we all opted for burgers of various descriptions. Food was served and looked delicious and tasted delicious.

A few more drinks and some fine banter with the staff and we had to go - continuing our sightseeing that day.

We all left happy and satisfied at having found such a nice place by chance. I just hope I can find this place again when I return to this fine city.

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Thank CamCam68
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