Pete's Tavern

Pub, Bar, and Italian Restaurant$$$$
Gramercy Park, New York
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  • Rich G.
    "where O. Henry penned “Gift of the Magi"(8 Tips)
    Deb
    "Nice bar and it's impressive they survived the prohibition!"(5 Tips)
    amNewYork
    "Oldest Continuously Operating Bar & Restaurant in New York City”"(3 Tips)
    Young to Publishing
    "... 1864 and was renamed Healy's in 1899. In the early 20th century, O...."(4 Tips)
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  • Alyssa
    AlyssaDecember 17, 2015
    Always a good crowd of 20 somethings at this bar. Can get pretty crowded but can pretty much always find a seat. Food is actually pretty good here as well, makes for a perfect neighborhood spot.
  • P. D.
    P. D.July 18, 2014
    Can't beat the ambience. Thrilled it is still around. Will be a go to in my new nabe. However, it kills me that the food is as bad as it is. Make a run for a top 10 burger...the place screams for it.
  • Jason 6.
    Jason 64128February 22, 2012
    Built 1829. A "grocery & grog" store from 1852 and a tavern from 1864. Named Healy's in 1899 and alluded to in O.Henry's works. Renamed Pete's in 1932. Appears in numerous films and TV shows.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkOctober 5, 2011
    O. Henry wrote “Gift of the Magi” in one of the black-lacquered booths, and the “Oldest Continuously Operating Bar & Restaurant in New York City” serves a surprisingly fresh weekend brunch.
  • prince of A.
    This place is just fantastic. Excellent beers, great clientele and just a great New York vibe off the place. Pete ale is a great beer!
  • Young to Publishing
    Young to PublishingSeptember 11, 2011
    This former hotel in Gramercy Park opened as a bar in 1864 and was renamed Healy's in 1899. In the early 20th century, O. Henry lived nearby and wrote about the bar in his story "The Lost Blend."
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuApril 19, 2015
    The eggs Benedict and French toast are a delight here. Also, $11.95 for a brunch entrée plus coffee or tea is a great deal!
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesNovember 8, 2014
    The building itself dates back to 1829, though it was not operated as a bar until 1864. Its large signs claiming to be the oldest bar in the city have been greatly disputed by McSorley’s. Read more
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BenkwittFebruary 1, 2015
    A New York classic and all around great neighborhood spot. The Gramercy burger is particularly good (and all burgers are cooked to perfection).
  • Young to Publishing
    Young to PublishingSeptember 11, 2011
    Pete's opened as one of the first NYC bars in 1864, selling liquor throughout prohibition. In the early 20th century, O. Henry frequented the establishment, mentioning it in "The Lost Blend."
  • Aly
    AlyJanuary 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    pasta night on monday nights is an awesome value at one of nyc's oldest establishments (salad, heaping bowl of pasta and a glass of wine for under $12) - delicioso!
  • Deb
    DebSeptember 21, 2016
    Nice bar and it's impressive they survived the prohibition!
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoSeptember 27, 2012
    O. Henry was a regular at this bar and lived down the street at 55 Irving Place between 1903 to 1907. At the time, Pete's Tavern was called Healy's. O. Henry mentions the bar in "The Lost Blend."
  • Min T.
    Min TanSeptember 28, 2011
    Definitely try the "Lobster. Tail, Shrimp, Clam Seafood & Pasta" dish with white wine for the sauce. Once u try it u'll come back for more!
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptember 25, 2013
    Skip the rowdy business crowd and get a table in the back. The lasagna is amazing and enough for leftovers too :)
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannMay 1, 2016
    Super weird crowd at times but if you're hungry the zucchini fries have cheese in them and it's amazing
  • Public House W.
    Public House WineAugust 12, 2014
    A classic that never gets old. Great for a group, a game or a date. A+ for ambience, brews and bar food.
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDAugust 16, 2011
    The bar itself is considered the oldest physical bar... During prohibition, Pete's doubled as a floral shop.
  • Pookie P.
    Pookie PuffsMarch 15, 2011
    Loved the pasta w/ their massive meatballs, baked clams are awesome make sure not to put too much lemon. Tnx Brian & Deklan the owner
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AAugust 12, 2015
    Awesome history! Nice IPA!! Get the burgers, you will thank me later. You're welcome!
  • Marcus D.
    Marcus D'ArrigoNovember 10, 2016
    Pete's Tavern great place to go. Fantastic beer, excelente food and great prices for NYC
  • Peter V.
    Peter VigeantJune 28, 2013
    Not surprisingly, not only is Pete's one of the oldest bars in America, it has the notoriety for the highest number of alleged "bar babies" from adventurous to-be parents.
  • Alfred M.
    Alfred M.July 11, 2015
    great space. you can smell the history. guy walks around with free apps during happy hour
  • Nuri J.
    Nuri JeonDecember 7, 2014
    Very crowed. They have awesome egg nog with brandy. Also looks like a really cool place for group dinner.
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon McGrawNovember 27, 2012
    O Henry was a regular at this Union Sq drinking hole. It opened in 1864, though drinking likely happened in the location before that, becoming Healy's in 1899 & Pete's Tavern later on. - From Eater NY
  • Brigette K.
    Brigette K.March 17, 2013
    Food was okay, place itself was cool and the waiter was super nice! Booths were small and I kept getting hit as people walked by. Good St Patricks Day place though
  • DR G.
    DR GAugust 21, 2015
    A classic old NY bar. Their eggnog at Christmas is killer. Burgers are good too.
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.December 7, 2015
    NY Steak is very good especially with the garlic mash
  • Gaby F.
    Gaby FloMay 28, 2012
    Stop in for a pint to quench your thirst after that full day of walking. The city’s oldest continually operating drinking establishment. Look familiar?
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouJune 13, 2013
    This is a mixed sports bar, you can watch game, enjoy food, and have a sip of nice wine
  • Michael F.
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzFebruary 14, 2015
    Great atmosphere solid beer selection, excellent hamburgers and fries
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenMay 27, 2015
    Nice selection of beers. Great service and atmosphere. Food isn't amazing but good value.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HughesFebruary 17, 2013
    Stop in the bar on Sunday afternoons to see Devin. Great and hilarious bartender!
  • Tom F.
    Tom FleetwoodNovember 15, 2013
    Don't tell them to hold the lettuce and tomato on your sandwich. They will charge you $1 for each item you don't want on your sandwich.
  • Rose W.
    Rose WJanuary 24, 2011
    shrimp lobster tail clams pasta was delicious. full lobster tail not chunks of meat. can't beat that!
  • Rob H.
    Rob HaileApril 18, 2012
    A favorite historic watering hole of mine Bar food specials are a real bargain.
  • Cindy R.
    Cindy RolencOctober 3, 2010
    I'm a skinny female and I ate the whole blue cheese burger by myself - the mayor is not a homo - haven't checked out the hand dryer in the mens rooom - will have to let you know. Will come back again
  • Grant H.
    Grant HewitNovember 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Neighborhood favorite. Low key crowd with above average juke box selection.
  • Bob M.
    Bob MerskiSeptember 2, 2012
    Friendly staff, friendly patrons, great house beer on tap!
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsJuly 7, 2014
    Monday night pasta special - pasta, salad, and wine for only $12.95!
  • Nicholas W.
    Nicholas WagnerOctober 15, 2012
    Nice place. Nice old fashioned wood bar, lots of shenanigans on the walls etc. didn't try the food but the beer selection is wide but no depth.
  • Rich G.
    Rich GallagherAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Experience one of the best Old New York bars by having a beer in the booth where O. Henry penned “Gift of the Magi”.
  • Kathryn P.
    Kathryn PhillipsMay 17, 2015
    Amazing Cobb salad. Great brunch deals
  • Cameron B.
    Cameron BorrielloMarch 12, 2016
    They have a great food menu
  • Liza
    LizaJanuary 9, 2016
    chicken parm is huge, awesome, and super cheesy
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceApril 4, 2015
    Fairly crowded and mildly pretentious staff. But it's busy almost any night of the week.
  • Trevor B.
    Trevor BracherFebruary 21, 2015
    Amazing burgers. Great beer. Go for lunch.
  • HBO
    HBOSeptember 3, 2011
    Sex and the city happened here. This is where Miranda took the reins and proposed to Steve "over three-dollar beers."
  • Tom I.
    Tom IgoeJanuary 14, 2016
    Historic place, good food, but often a bit too crowded.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SwannJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Monday night steak special: Rib eye & roast potatoes $14
  • Manda S.
    Manda ShettletonMarch 22, 2011
    Penne Melanzane. Add chicken. House pinot noir. delicious!
  • MC
    MCFebruary 17, 2013
    Corner booth in the sun on a cold winter day. Awesome
  • Fiona B.
    Fiona BaptisteMay 17, 2013
    Great service + beet goat cheese salad!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BallOctober 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Their food is consistently average, but the atmosphere is a must see
  • Scott Ex
    Scott ExNovember 19, 2010
    Pete's hasn't closed since 1851. It was even open during prohibition, disguised as a 'flower' shop speakeasy.
  • Michael D.
    Michael D'AmbrosioNovember 9, 2014
    Really cool spot with a great history.
  • Anna M.
    Anna McPheeApril 1, 2016
    Free hoursdourves are passed around during happy hour!
  • Ray F.
    Ray FowlerJanuary 16, 2013
    Good food and drinks and a juke box which makes a change
  • Zoë
    ZoëSeptember 4, 2012
    The crab-stuffed mushrooms are sooo good!
  • Natalie C.
    Natalie CSeptember 22, 2011
    Chicken Breast Marsala is my ultimate favourite dish!
  • Chris Z.
    Chris ZAugust 7, 2014
    My favorite watering hole in the Gramercy Park Area.
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MejiaAugust 16, 2013
    Lasagna is delicious!!!
  • Janna M.
    Janna Meyrowitz TurnerOctober 11, 2010
    There's a guy waiter during brunch that has the most rediculous toupee I've ever seen. Don't nurse a hangover here....
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ColemanFebruary 26, 2016
    Great beer and fantastic atmosphere
  • Trae F.
    Trae FJune 28, 2015
    Beer and shots.
  • Anuj M.
    Anuj MathurJanuary 31, 2015
    Even when packed, the bartenders proactively ask you if you want another.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WalterJanuary 8, 2012
    Great burgers, but skip the onion rings -- I've had better from a bag of Ore-Ida.
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDMay 26, 2011
    Story has it that the physical bar is considered the oldest bar in NYC
  • John T.
    John ThrasherMay 18, 2014
    Food is rather bland for the prices but cute outdoor seating in a great location.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MDecember 10, 2015
    Spaghetti a la Pete; Shrimp Scampi
  • Jason F.
    Jason FlynnMay 14, 2010
    if you're drinking beer, get the the 1864 House Ale. Very good.
  • celso c.
    celso costaAugust 27, 2011
    Drinking excellent draft beers while waiting for Irene...
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsMay 15, 2015
    They're very proud here that they survived prohibition
  • Cesar
    CesarMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Place is awesome for drinking... skip brunch at all costs
  • Alex L.
    Alex LivadasMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome vintage New York bar.
  • Linds P.
    Linds PantherDecember 28, 2011
    The oldest continually operating pub in NYC.
  • Glenn D.
    Glenn DJune 30, 2012
    Try the Fried Soft Shell Crab
  • K
    KJanuary 23, 2016
    "Old NY"...a place that has a true NY feel.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 17, 2014
    Oldest tavern in Manhattan, good for drinks but skip the food, overpriced and nothing special.
  • Lindsay
    LindsaySeptember 30, 2010
    the blue cheese burger can feed a small family
  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WorboysJanuary 3, 2015
    Brunch is great value
  • Jamie R.
    Jamie RApril 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Petes has not closed since 1864!!! Come on even Brad Pitt and Johnny D love this place!
  • Keegan Vance F.
    Keegan Vance ForteSeptember 15, 2011
    The chicken parm is off the chain
  • Leyla Y.
    Leyla YerlikayaJune 7, 2012
    Celebrating amazing Scott Patterson's new book Dark Pools #quants
  • Hideka M.
    Hideka MinamiMarch 15, 2014
    Great St. Patty"s decorations are up
  • Diana
    DianaOctober 31, 2011
    The Cosmo...worth every one of your $9
  • Cheapeats I.
    Cheapeats IncSeptember 24, 2011
    Oldest bar in NYC. Great burgers!!!!!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HMarch 17, 2012
    Would be a great bar if a PBR wasn't $7
  • Joyce M.
    Joyce McClureApril 9, 2014
    45 yrs in NYC; 1st time @ Pete's. But not the last.
  • Angela B.
    Angela BergerSeptember 14, 2013
    Amazing service!
  • Anna S.
    Atmosphere
  • Dima M.
    Dima MNovember 21, 2009
    Brunch with 1 drink included is $9.95, and it's $7.95 without one.
  • Hayley T.
    Hayley TreanorJune 22, 2013
    Don't order a salad, you'll regret it.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TashApril 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Club soda is not free FYI
  • Brooke
    BrookeJanuary 23, 2014
    Great meat balls!
  • Soren R.
    Soren RoseMarch 1, 2011
    Just order a beer... You'll be fine :)
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsFebruary 10, 2013
    O. Henry drank here...
  • Graham W.
    Graham WillsApril 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you over tip Mike!
  • Jake L.
    Jake LongFebruary 2, 2013
    Veal Meatball Hero!!
  • Rob B.
    Rob BroganMarch 15, 2014
    Stick to the beer. Do NOT eat here. The prices are ridiculous and the quality is too :/
  • Jc P.
    Jc PattgoJuly 6, 2013
    Cualquier lugar es bueno para disfrutar de una excelente pasta (lasagna), hamburguesas y costillas están buenísimas, ambiente muy bueno para disfrutar de una cerveza en la barra.
  • Euller B.
    Euller BarrosAugust 13, 2014
    Bar muito tradicional de NY! Não deixe de conferir as fotos de celebridades na parede enquanto desfruta uma cerveja no balcão.
  • Igor O.
    Igor ObraztsovMarch 31, 2013
    Культовое место для поклонников О.Генри (рассказ "Дары волхвов" написан им здесь). Можно заказать блюда из меню 1864 г. Класс!!!
  • Adriana L.
    Adriana LemeJune 9, 2016
    Não muito cheio e cerveja boa. Vale a visita
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