Epstein's Bar

★★★★☆
  • 82 Stanton St

    New York, NY 10002

    Cross street: at Allen St.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-477-2232

About Epstein's Bar

Hours
Daily, 12am-4am

Food

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For bar food, this epsteins is great. On mondays, they have the $5 cheesesteak, but when I think cheesesteak, I think shredded beef on a sub roll. The one here is thick sliced peices of high quality steak on a roll. Great deal.

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★★★★☆

For bar food, this epsteins is great. On mondays, they have the $5 cheesesteak, but when I think cheesesteak, I think shredded beef on a sub roll. The one here is thick sliced peices of high quality steak on a roll. Great deal.

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LOVE Sunday Funday 2 for 1 burgers!

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★★★★★

LOVE Sunday Funday 2 for 1 burgers!

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Went to epstein's with about 10 friends. We all had a little something to eat and some drinks. Burger was great drinks were pretty cheap, and a great place to people watch. awesome spot to pregame before big night out.

2
★★★★☆

Went to epstein's with about 10 friends. We all had a little something to eat and some drinks. Burger was great drinks were pretty cheap, and a great place to people watch. awesome spot to pregame before big night out.

Pros: great burger

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EPSTEINS IS A CHILL PLACE TO HANG,NO MATTER WHAT THE OCCASION!

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★★★★★

EPSTEINS IS A CHILL PLACE TO HANG,NO MATTER WHAT THE OCCASION!

Pros: people,prices,vibe

Cons: not enough of these types of bars

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Great specials all week! That is what we are looking for in this economy right now. 2 for 1 dinners and drinks on tuesdays.. Great local scene too!

2
★★★★☆

Great specials all week! That is what we are looking for in this economy right now. 2 for 1 dinners and drinks on tuesdays.. Great local scene too!

Pros: Great Prices

Cons: Waitress slow

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This is an awesome, chill vibe. Perfect location perfect scene. The service is quick and good just like the food, especially the burgers! Me and my friend stop in for happy hour whenever we are the neighborhood. Its on the corner and have doors that open along the sidewalk for outdoor eating which is great on nice days.

2
★★★★★

This is an awesome, chill vibe. Perfect location perfect scene. The service is quick and good just like the food, especially the burgers! Me and my friend stop in for happy hour whenever we are the neighborhood. Its on the corner and have doors that open along the sidewalk for outdoor eating which is great on nice days.

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Food is Garbage! Drinks are watered down! Bar tenders and Waitresses are lazy. I am pretty sure I saw the manager steal someones wallet.

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★☆☆☆☆

Food is Garbage! Drinks are watered down! Bar tenders and Waitresses are lazy. I am pretty sure I saw the manager steal someones wallet.

Pros: when I left the place

Cons: Everything from when I walked in the door until I left.

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Epstein?s offers the best happy hour in town. Buy one beer full price and get the rest of your beers for full price. I wouldn?t take my worst enemy to this place. The only way you can enjoy a place like Epstein?s is if you drink at a real bar beforehand & go their trashed. Even then your one sober buddy might kick you in the junk for picking such a poor excuse for a place where you go to drink away your problems. Go there if you are trying not to get "some" or looking for a lame night! Also the night we went I think there was a Star Wars intervention going on.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Epstein?s offers the best happy hour in town. Buy one beer full price and get the rest of your beers for full price. I wouldn?t take my worst enemy to this place. The only way you can enjoy a place like Epstein?s is if you drink at a real bar beforehand & go their trashed. Even then your one sober buddy might kick you in the junk for picking such a poor excuse for a place where you go to drink away your problems. Go there if you are trying not to get "some" or looking for a lame night! Also the night we went I think there was a Star Wars intervention going on.

Pros: The bar I went to before this one

Cons: They were Zagot rated

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I stopped at this corner bar last sunday with some friends to grab a quick lunch. The bar has outside seating and the windows open to the street. We sat outside b/c it was nice, and ended up staying for 3 hours and having a bunch of drinks!! It was such a good atmosphere for just hanging out and people watching for a sunday afternoon... The food was good and so were the Bloody Mary's... Our afternoon changed from just a quick lunch to a fun time.. Our bill was also veryyyy reasonable, which is always nice. We will be back soon!

2
★★★★☆

I stopped at this corner bar last sunday with some friends to grab a quick lunch. The bar has outside seating and the windows open to the street. We sat outside b/c it was nice, and ended up staying for 3 hours and having a bunch of drinks!! It was such a good atmosphere for just hanging out and people watching for a sunday afternoon... The food was good and so were the Bloody Mary's... Our afternoon changed from just a quick lunch to a fun time.. Our bill was also veryyyy reasonable, which is always nice. We will be back soon!

Pros: outdoor seating is great to just hang out .. good specials too!

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You cannot beat the prices and the food is great.. The outdoor cafe is one of the best people watching spots in the city and the scene is always descent.. try the burger and the wings.. we always stop by for drinks before we go out to start the night

2
★★★★★

You cannot beat the prices and the food is great.. The outdoor cafe is one of the best people watching spots in the city and the scene is always descent.. try the burger and the wings.. we always stop by for drinks before we go out to start the night

Pros: always a good crowd, great burger

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I moved to the neighborhood about two years ago and had been on a search for the perfect "local," you know, where everybody knows your name, and their always glad you came? Too many places in the LES try sooo hard to have a scene. Epstein's looks a first glance a bit sports bar-ish for my taste, but half the time after the games are over they rock skate videos on the big screen, or late night I've even been able to watch Jon Stewart! The bartenders are all really fun people, the drinks aren't fancy, but they do the trick. The food is great, consitent, and so cheap compared to anywhere else in Manhattan. I can always count on this place to start or end my night, or to bring all my friends (from all walks of life) to as my default location. Search is over, LOCAL has been found. Make it your local too...you will not regret it.

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★★★★★

I moved to the neighborhood about two years ago and had been on a search for the perfect "local," you know, where everybody knows your name, and their always glad you came? Too many places in the LES try sooo hard to have a scene. Epstein's looks a first glance a bit sports bar-ish for my taste, but half the time after the games are over they rock skate videos on the big screen, or late night I've even been able to watch Jon Stewart! The bartenders are all really fun people, the drinks aren't fancy, but they do the trick. The food is great, consitent, and so cheap compared to anywhere else in Manhattan. I can always count on this place to start or end my night, or to bring all my friends (from all walks of life) to as my default location. Search is over, LOCAL has been found. Make it your local too...you will not regret it.

Pros: Well poured drinks, tasty food, fun bartenders...cute waitresses ; )

Cons: Jukebox not always working

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i went to epstein's on a friday the place was hopping the outside cafe was packed the bar was full and the jukebox was kicking out great tunes. me and my friends finallly got a table and had the burgers and wings alll excellent. the service was a little slow but who cares at the prices they have it's worth the wait.

2
★★★★★

i went to epstein's on a friday the place was hopping the outside cafe was packed the bar was full and the jukebox was kicking out great tunes. me and my friends finallly got a table and had the burgers and wings alll excellent. the service was a little slow but who cares at the prices they have it's worth the wait.

Pros: great place with great outside cafe to watch the people go by

Cons: might have to wait

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my friend invited me to a bar called epstein's last sunday to watch the giant game, he explained to me that the bar was named after juan epstein from welcome back kotter? anyway the place is really cool two tv's all windows right on the corner of allen and stanton. great place to watch people go by while sitting outside. They have a 2 for 1 burger special on sundays with$2 bloody mary's and mimosas which you can't beat especially since the burger are incredibly delicious. the staff was cool and the place had a great vibe.

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★★★★★

my friend invited me to a bar called epstein's last sunday to watch the giant game, he explained to me that the bar was named after juan epstein from welcome back kotter? anyway the place is really cool two tv's all windows right on the corner of allen and stanton. great place to watch people go by while sitting outside. They have a 2 for 1 burger special on sundays with$2 bloody mary's and mimosas which you can't beat especially since the burger are incredibly delicious. the staff was cool and the place had a great vibe.

Pros: great place

Cons: get ther early, gets crowded quick

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Me and 2 friends went here for the 2-for-1 dinner night -- a steal by any standard. But we were blown away when we got a bill that charged us $80. They charged us $8 for each budweiser! the only menu they gave us had the monday prices which were $3 for a bud. so when we spoke to the waitress she said they have differenet prices on tuesdays AND charge an additional $1 per drink if you're sitting outside... but failed to inform us of this when we were ordering and it's no where on the menu. She took the bill to the manager and took some of it off but the misrepresentation of their prices is appaling.

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★☆☆☆☆

Me and 2 friends went here for the 2-for-1 dinner night -- a steal by any standard. But we were blown away when we got a bill that charged us $80. They charged us $8 for each budweiser! the only menu they gave us had the monday prices which were $3 for a bud. so when we spoke to the waitress she said they have differenet prices on tuesdays AND charge an additional $1 per drink if you're sitting outside... but failed to inform us of this when we were ordering and it's no where on the menu. She took the bill to the manager and took some of it off but the misrepresentation of their prices is appaling.

Pros: good location

Cons: arbitrary prices

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The burgers are fresh, large, juicy and inexpensive. I like to come here on a lazy Sunday and sit outside with some friends, burgers and beers. Good times to be had. It's definitely got a SoCal vibe, with skaters, surfer-types and bike boys hanging out during the day. the only complaint that I have is that sometimes on weekends it can get packed with UES transplants slumming it in the LES. I mean, seriously, take off your ties, boys. The staff is super friendly, the food is awesome and the vibe is chill. But please, I beg you, take off the pearls, girls.

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★★★★★

The burgers are fresh, large, juicy and inexpensive. I like to come here on a lazy Sunday and sit outside with some friends, burgers and beers. Good times to be had. It's definitely got a SoCal vibe, with skaters, surfer-types and bike boys hanging out during the day. the only complaint that I have is that sometimes on weekends it can get packed with UES transplants slumming it in the LES. I mean, seriously, take off your ties, boys. The staff is super friendly, the food is awesome and the vibe is chill. But please, I beg you, take off the pearls, girls.

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I've only been here once - my FOOD WAS TERRIBLE and so was the rest of my party's food. Items are not as they are described on the menu, the quality is poor and pretty boring, and the menu is OVERPRICED for what it is. When asked if something could be sent back, I was refused and told that I would be charged regardless of what the complaint was. The waiter, in fact, aregued with me and made a scene. Service is SLOW and RUDE. Perhaps this is a fine place to drink beer, but DON'T EAT HERE.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I've only been here once - my FOOD WAS TERRIBLE and so was the rest of my party's food. Items are not as they are described on the menu, the quality is poor and pretty boring, and the menu is OVERPRICED for what it is. When asked if something could be sent back, I was refused and told that I would be charged regardless of what the complaint was. The waiter, in fact, aregued with me and made a scene. Service is SLOW and RUDE. Perhaps this is a fine place to drink beer, but DON'T EAT HERE.

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This is my first time rating a bar. The experience was so disappointing, I had to rate it.
Don't ever start a tab here. Pay as you go. We started a tab and all went well in the beginning; the bartender was nice, the food was great and it was a great place to mingle and watch sports. Until the bill came. First of all, we were charged $35 for one drink consisting of cranberry and rum that was an error on the bartender. Secondly, a non-alcoholic drink was charged 5 times (for $25) when only one person (out of 10) had the non-alcoholic drink twice. When we gave the bartender the bill, he passed it on to the manager and then the bartender acted cold towards us and as if he didn't know anything. My first thoughts were "Why would the bartender hand the bill to the manager when he wouldn't have a clue on what drinks we had?" and "Why would the manager take the bill into the kitchen away from anyone's view? " Well, the manager took our original bill, went into the kitchen for several minutes to rewrite the whole bill over minus the $35 charge for one drink but allocated $10 to the non-alcoholic drink (confirming my opinion that they are biased towards non-alcoholic drinkers) and another 10 bucks elsewhere because there was only a $15 difference in our new bill. Of course there's no sense in arguing about the bill because it's our word against theirs since our original bill miraculously disappeared but in the end they lost some great clients for $35 and any other drinks we didn't order. It's too bad their burgers were good but definitely not worth getting ripped off for.

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★★☆☆☆

This is my first time rating a bar. The experience was so disappointing, I had to rate it.
Don't ever start a tab here. Pay as you go. We started a tab and all went well in the beginning; the bartender was nice, the food was great and it was a great place to mingle and watch sports. Until the bill came. First of all, we were charged $35 for one drink consisting of cranberry and rum that was an error on the bartender. Secondly, a non-alcoholic drink was charged 5 times (for $25) when only one person (out of 10) had the non-alcoholic drink twice. When we gave the bartender the bill, he passed it on to the manager and then the bartender acted cold towards us and as if he didn't know anything. My first thoughts were "Why would the bartender hand the bill to the manager when he wouldn't have a clue on what drinks we had?" and "Why would the manager take the bill into the kitchen away from anyone's view? " Well, the manager took our original bill, went into the kitchen for several minutes to rewrite the whole bill over minus the $35 charge for one drink but allocated $10 to the non-alcoholic drink (confirming my opinion that they are biased towards non-alcoholic drinkers) and another 10 bucks elsewhere because there was only a $15 difference in our new bill. Of course there's no sense in arguing about the bill because it's our word against theirs since our original bill miraculously disappeared but in the end they lost some great clients for $35 and any other drinks we didn't order. It's too bad their burgers were good but definitely not worth getting ripped off for.

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awesome burgers. some of the best in the city. Great cheap food, fast service, but above all an amazing burger. Try the Epstein's Ale.

2
★★★★★

awesome burgers. some of the best in the city. Great cheap food, fast service, but above all an amazing burger. Try the Epstein's Ale.

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Look, I NEVER ever send drinks back, I am actually a woose when it comes to sending back something that is not done well but when BOTH mine and my man's margaritas were watery (we're not talkin' low in just tequila, but low in margarita mix too), we were highly disappointed from the start. Sadly, we had come all the way from Harlem to check this place out and so we stuck it out for the 2-for-1 burgers...which, when it came to only $3.50/each, seemed like a fair deal...not a great deal as these burgers weren't "out of this world" or as great as other reviewers made them out to be, but they were descent for the price and came with fries...not even Epstein's can ruin fries, so I was satisfied (hunger-wise), but as I should have assumed, this place is mainly for the beer...guiness on tap is a hopeful sign for a "next time", if in fact I find myself hungry enough on a Sunday in the LES, otherwise, I will not make an effort to get down there just for this bar's jutebox and flat screen entertainment. My final word: If you're in the area and only have to walk a few blocks, it's a good deal for a satisfying amount of food and stick to the beers you know can't be loused up, otherwise, stick to your neighborhood bar.

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★★☆☆☆

Look, I NEVER ever send drinks back, I am actually a woose when it comes to sending back something that is not done well but when BOTH mine and my man's margaritas were watery (we're not talkin' low in just tequila, but low in margarita mix too), we were highly disappointed from the start. Sadly, we had come all the way from Harlem to check this place out and so we stuck it out for the 2-for-1 burgers...which, when it came to only $3.50/each, seemed like a fair deal...not a great deal as these burgers weren't "out of this world" or as great as other reviewers made them out to be, but they were descent for the price and came with fries...not even Epstein's can ruin fries, so I was satisfied (hunger-wise), but as I should have assumed, this place is mainly for the beer...guiness on tap is a hopeful sign for a "next time", if in fact I find myself hungry enough on a Sunday in the LES, otherwise, I will not make an effort to get down there just for this bar's jutebox and flat screen entertainment. My final word: If you're in the area and only have to walk a few blocks, it's a good deal for a satisfying amount of food and stick to the beers you know can't be loused up, otherwise, stick to your neighborhood bar.

Pros: Cheap burgers 'n fries on Sunday (2 for $7) and a flat screen TV at the bar.

Cons: Anything but the beer is made WAY TOO watery!

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I LOVE this place. I don't know why, but the house salad is so amazing I crave it. I always get chicken and feta cheese added to it. The burgers are probably the best I've had in the city. Quality, good price, toasty bun. Amazing.
And there's nothing better then 25 cent wings on Monday nights. We go with our buddies, perhaps watch the yankees, and there's always good people around.
Awesome local spot.

Great at night too if you're not looking to go wild max fish style.

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★★★★☆

I LOVE this place. I don't know why, but the house salad is so amazing I crave it. I always get chicken and feta cheese added to it. The burgers are probably the best I've had in the city. Quality, good price, toasty bun. Amazing.
And there's nothing better then 25 cent wings on Monday nights. We go with our buddies, perhaps watch the yankees, and there's always good people around.
Awesome local spot.

Great at night too if you're not looking to go wild max fish style.

Pros: Delicious, cheap food, Good atmosphere

Cons: No Credit Card

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Staff is the best! Bartenders are awesome and the food excellent! I highly
recommend this restaurant. The owner is a rather "large" fellow who at
times comes across "gruff" but when you get to talk to him he's like
a huge gentle bear.

2
★★★★★

Staff is the best! Bartenders are awesome and the food excellent! I highly
recommend this restaurant. The owner is a rather "large" fellow who at
times comes across "gruff" but when you get to talk to him he's like
a huge gentle bear.

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The food was excellant and it is a great place to hang out with friends and grab a few drinks. I suggest the Frisco Melt or pasta. The waiter was hilarious and he was very accomodating with my food requests.

2
★★★★★

The food was excellant and it is a great place to hang out with friends and grab a few drinks. I suggest the Frisco Melt or pasta. The waiter was hilarious and he was very accomodating with my food requests.

Pros: small, quick food

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I was so excited to try this place- only to be treated like CRAP by the bar tender. We went for lunch yes LUNCH. I had to get up to order; when I asked for a coke my answer was coke? coke? coke with what? Just coke I say again I hear coke? Yes I am on my lunch break from work and it IS only 2pm. he couldn't get that I just wanted a coke. After all of that he had forgotten what I ordered to eat and was really rude about it. Over all I was very frustrated with my visit and I will NEVER return.

1
★★☆☆☆

I was so excited to try this place- only to be treated like CRAP by the bar tender. We went for lunch yes LUNCH. I had to get up to order; when I asked for a coke my answer was coke? coke? coke with what? Just coke I say again I hear coke? Yes I am on my lunch break from work and it IS only 2pm. he couldn't get that I just wanted a coke. After all of that he had forgotten what I ordered to eat and was really rude about it. Over all I was very frustrated with my visit and I will NEVER return.

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With sports fans glued to the flat-screen TV behind the bar and candlelit leather banquets along the wall, it's hard to tell what type of crowd this corner drinking hole is trying to attract. But there shouldn't be any…

 

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