The Shakespeare @ The William

The Shakespeare @ The William

Gastropub, Bar, and English Restaurant$$$$
Murray Hill, New York
63 Tips and reviews
  • scotch eggs
  • burgers
  • beer
  • raines law room
  • authentic
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  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JacobowitzNovember 6, 2014
    Whoa! Felt like k was actually in London with their British beers and Scotch eggs. Don't leave without their burger and fries!! Seriously top notch! Fries might be my favorite ever!!
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 2, 2014
    Head to The William hotel's casual pub, The Shakespeare and try the warm roast beef sandwich, fish & chips, bangers & mash, shepherd’s pie, and Welsh rarebit on toast. Read more
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 5, 2015
    The family style setting in this place is amazing, together with Morgan dining room, these are my favorite spots for weekend family dates. The house blend burger is the best I've ever had, DELICIOUS!
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkAugust 4, 2014
    This burger went through about 20 different tastings to get it right. It was tested and tasted with different burger blends from Pat La Frieda, as well as different cheeses and sauces. Read more
  • Gothamist
    GothamistDecember 1, 2016
    Pull back the velvet curtain and descend into a 16th-century style British pub decked out in tons of wood, a low ceiling and a mock fireplace. Read more
  • Armando
    ArmandoJanuary 20, 2014
    A walled-off booth in a Midtown basement named for the greatest sonnet writer who ever lived. There’s a small window you can slide open for direct access to your servers.
  • Maneesh N.
    Maneesh NMay 24, 2015
    House Blend Burger is good but can be intense if you're not a huge meat eater (with 3-4 different meats in there). The thick cut chips are great
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfMay 15, 2015
    Authentic English pub vibe. We were seated straight away and started off with scotch eggs which I followed with chicken korma pie and mushy peas. Mmm
  • Sean L.
    Sean LudwigJuly 6, 2015
    Charming pub with great food. Both the fish & chips and salmon burger are great choices.
  • New York Post
    New York PostSeptember 1, 2014
    Ask the manager if you and your boo can get a couple of drinks and bar snacks in the Snug, a closed-off area to the right of the bar. Read more
  • Marc S.
    Good selection of beers and good place to wait while you get a table at the Raines Law Room upstairs ;)
  • CBS New York
    CBS New YorkJune 12, 2015
    They're serving a special Scotch egg, wrapped in sausage meat and coated in bread crumbs, for NYC Cocktail Week (July 13th through the 17th). Read more
  • Leigh F.
    Leigh FerreiraDecember 29, 2013
    grab a seat @ the bar, order an ardbeg neat & chat w/ lee, dennis & dave. this place is excellent!
  • Marshall H.
    Marshall HJanuary 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Beans On Toast -- a delicious, classic dish that works well as a brunch meal with a fried egg on top.
  • Henry C.
    Henry CarreroJanuary 18, 2014
    Great food and atmosphere, tasty food, authentic, fresh a definite must go if you want a taste of England...
  • JYOTI S.
    JYOTI SINGHJuly 5, 2015
    Sticky toffee pudding was amazing. Soft, warm, and just the right way to end a meal here!
  • Stuart H.
    Stuart HoltApril 29, 2014
    Burger is top class. Scotch eggs are equally as delicious. Cask ales are a must try
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudNovember 12, 2015
    As you might expect, this place is a British gastropub, and it’s actually run by the same people as Jones Wood Foundry, an Upper East Side restaurant we like a lot.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerJuly 18, 2015
    Can't get into Raines or looking for something more low key? This spot is louder, more casual, less datey.
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NSeptember 18, 2015
    Enjoyed the focaccia and the salmon burger. Nice staff too. Oh, and toffee pudding!
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PJune 6, 2015
    The full English breakfast and banoffee pie are the way to go.
  • Minu' C.
    Minu' ChandanDecember 27, 2014
    Cask Ales are really good! Very cosy .. If only it was snowing outside would be "perfection"
  • Anna N.
    Anna NakonechnyFebruary 13, 2014
    Great place for a date- not good for large groups. The space is cozy
  • Josh H.
    Josh HickmanApril 15
    Great food, great atmosphere, pitiful service. Not likely to return. $38 tab turned into $68 tab w/ bait n switch.
  • Meg M.
    Meg McNamaraDecember 5, 2014
    Got overwhelmed by a large party and my card got lost. Bartender was nice about the goof. As long as it isn't right after work isn't probably ok but doesn't handle being packed well.
  • Lily
    LilySeptember 30, 2016
    Head upstairs for fancy drinks or stay at the pub for low-key vibes.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughMay 23, 2014
    Good English pub w/ cask ales. Expensive but with it.
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KellyFebruary 20, 2015
    Very cool place! Check out the virtual tour before you go! Read more
  • Tony B.
    Tony BerkmanNovember 18, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Try beer from the cask. Also, Scotch egg!
  • Marshall H.
    Marshall HJanuary 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy some great beer at the bar with excellent bartender Joelle.
  • Christian L.
    Christian LOOSJanuary 18, 2014
    If you're looking for a great fish 'n chip, leave London and come here.
  • Esther J.
    Esther JungJuly 23, 2015
    Great place to chill, quiet and great drinks!
  • Jacob R.
    Jacob RosenbergAugust 4, 2016
    Good selection of beers and great bar snacks
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"March 4, 2016
    Love this place - it's so relaxed and so close to GCT.
  • Sharon T.
    Sharon TsaoOctober 9, 2016
    DONT come here for breakfast or brunch -- very little food... and I'm a pretty small woman
  • Pat T.
    Pat TrovatoJanuary 18, 2014
    The Scotch Eggs are exceptional!
  • CBS New York
    CBS New YorkApril 26, 2016
    They're serving a Shakespeare Pale Ale and a Scotch Egg for Ales N' Apps Week (May 9-13)
  • Devonta
    DevontaJune 16, 2015
    The burger was AMAZING! Nice spot.
  • Rhonda B.
    Rhonda Belser-DavisJuly 25, 2015
    Scotch eggs good if you like meat
  • Zach T.
    Zach TravisFebruary 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the scotch egg so good
  • Tony B.
    Tony BerkmanDecember 2, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Try one of the rotating casks!
  • laura h.
    laura horakFebruary 4, 2014
    the homemade ricotta is 💣
  • David M.
    David MinkinOctober 23, 2014
    The private room/booth next to the bar is the shit.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    IrmaZandl The OpinionatorDecember 11, 2014
    Super jam packed - would see no reason to come here but ppl seem to love it. Way too uncomfortable for my tastes.
  • Jen I.
    Jen IwanickiOctober 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Another vote for great beers and scotch eggs!
  • Tony B.
    Tony BerkmanJanuary 21, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Great cask ale!
  • John B.
    John BigbooteOctober 14, 2014
    Midtown outpost of raines law room is behind
  • Winds D.
    Winds DawnSeptember 1, 2014
    Tandoori chicken wings, shepherds pie
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsNovember 23, 2015
    Some interesting cask options
  • Michael D.
    Michael DanahyApril 7, 2014
    Friendly waiter's name is Dennis.
  • Steph S.
    Steph SchneiderDecember 30, 2016
    Just a good Irish bar.
  • Rohan M.
    Rohan ModiApril 15
    This is what a pub should feel like.
  • María José
    María JoséNovember 21, 2016
    Great food, good beer
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa StuartAugust 9, 2014
    Try the temptest!
  • Michele P.
    Michele PiccaroMarch 16, 2016
    Don't skip on dessert
  • Winds D.
    Winds DawnSeptember 7, 2014
    Roast beef sandwich
  • Jenn B.
    Jenn BernsteinJanuary 16, 2014
    Scotch eggs.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PMarch 16, 2016
    Very hot, very busy
  • Tony B.
    Tony BerkmanDecember 9, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Proper pies
  • Brie S.
    Brie ScolaroDecember 30, 2015
    Moscow mule
  • Trae F.
    Trae FJune 24
    Too much of a "bro" crowd for me
  • Rory O.
    Rory O'ConnorDecember 27, 2014
    This place had the worst service. If they were more polite it would have been a better place.
  • Zé Renato C.
    Zé Renato CellaAugust 23, 2015
    Ótimo brunch!
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