The Australian

★★★★★
  • 20 W 38th St 1

    New York, NY 10018

    Map & Directions
  • 212-869-8601

About The Australian

Hours
Fri-Sat: 11:30am-4am, Sun-Wed: 11:30am-12am, Thu: 11:30am-2am

Food

Food
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Such a great spot! Excellent happy hour with $5 cocktails and food.

3
★★★★★

Such a great spot! Excellent happy hour with $5 cocktails and food.

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Food came out fast. Kangaroo loin was good but in fairness this was my first time trying this type of meat so I'm not sure if it was just "good" or over the top. The kangaroo salad consisted of mostly chickpea...very odd. All in all, a

3
★★★★★

Food came out fast. Kangaroo loin was good but in fairness this was my first time trying this type of meat so I'm not sure if it was just "good" or over the top. The kangaroo salad consisted of mostly chickpea...very odd. All in all, a

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(+) Friendly wait staff\r
(+) Staff speaks in an Aussie accent\r
(+) Loads of TV screens for watching the game\r
(+) Quick service\r
(+) They serve food!\r
(+) Lots of seating space (bar and dining area)\r
(+) Each booth in the dining area

3
★★★★★

(+) Friendly wait staff\r
(+) Staff speaks in an Aussie accent\r
(+) Loads of TV screens for watching the game\r
(+) Quick service\r
(+) They serve food!\r
(+) Lots of seating space (bar and dining area)\r
(+) Each booth in the dining area

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I took my daughter here once. She took me back again on Fathers Day. The calamari is great with a Virgin Mary. The place does need some TLC, but all-in-all it's a great find.

3
★★★★★

I took my daughter here once. She took me back again on Fathers Day. The calamari is great with a Virgin Mary. The place does need some TLC, but all-in-all it's a great find.

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They have pretty decent happy hour prices and it's never too crowded. You can also reserve the upstairs if needed.

3
★★★★★

They have pretty decent happy hour prices and it's never too crowded. You can also reserve the upstairs if needed.

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Footy, Coopers, and awesome bartenders! Love this place!

3
★★★★★

Footy, Coopers, and awesome bartenders! Love this place!

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Recently discovered this bar, and definitely think it is one of the better happy hour choices for Midtown. Great, friendly service, wide selection of beers, spacious, and great happy hour specials.\r
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Happy Hour deals have a solid

3
★★★★★

Recently discovered this bar, and definitely think it is one of the better happy hour choices for Midtown. Great, friendly service, wide selection of beers, spacious, and great happy hour specials.\r
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Happy Hour deals have a solid

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I bought my parents here during there visit from Australia to NYC. The Australian is awesome! I might be slightly biased as I am an Aussie myself living in NYC. But still, it was awesome. We got to meet the owner Matt as we knew one of his

3
★★★★★

I bought my parents here during there visit from Australia to NYC. The Australian is awesome! I might be slightly biased as I am an Aussie myself living in NYC. But still, it was awesome. We got to meet the owner Matt as we knew one of his

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Awesome place in midtown! Came on a Saturday morning with a bunch of friends to watch a rugby match and had a great time. Service was excellent (I forget our waitress's name but she was amazing). Food was very good. I had the kangaroo

3
★★★★★

Awesome place in midtown! Came on a Saturday morning with a bunch of friends to watch a rugby match and had a great time. Service was excellent (I forget our waitress's name but she was amazing). Food was very good. I had the kangaroo

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This was such a fun bar to go to for happy hour on a Friday!!! They had some awesome appetizers that were half off, so a friend and I split a meat pie appetizer. It came perfect with two little meat pies that we didn't have to cut in half.

3
★★★★★

This was such a fun bar to go to for happy hour on a Friday!!! They had some awesome appetizers that were half off, so a friend and I split a meat pie appetizer. It came perfect with two little meat pies that we didn't have to cut in half.

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this is a great spot to meet up with friends who work in the area and grab an after work drink. Happy Hour here is truly Happy for me, and the Dark & Stormy is phenomenal here....I mean, truly life changing. They also serve pretty good

3
★★★★★

this is a great spot to meet up with friends who work in the area and grab an after work drink. Happy Hour here is truly Happy for me, and the Dark & Stormy is phenomenal here....I mean, truly life changing. They also serve pretty good

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You might know this as the Redskins bar and even if you aren't a fan you should go here. Anytime the Redskins score a TD, you get a complementary shot.\r
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Happy hour is 4PM-7PM, Monday-Friday with $4 drafts, $5 well, $5 wine or a 24oz

3
★★★★★

You might know this as the Redskins bar and even if you aren't a fan you should go here. Anytime the Redskins score a TD, you get a complementary shot.\r
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Happy hour is 4PM-7PM, Monday-Friday with $4 drafts, $5 well, $5 wine or a 24oz

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Large place; not too loud. Good prices for happy hour. Waitress could have been more friendly. Biggest disappointment....the 4 pieces of rubbery calamari.

3
★★★★★

Large place; not too loud. Good prices for happy hour. Waitress could have been more friendly. Biggest disappointment....the 4 pieces of rubbery calamari.

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this place gives australia a bad name the manager was the rudest person we met in the usa wish we never went there.

3
★★★★★

this place gives australia a bad name the manager was the rudest person we met in the usa wish we never went there.

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I used to love this place, but I just ate there and it was horrible. My burger was way overcooked and my wife' s food arrived cold--not even room temperature--but actually cold. They reheated her food (not giving her a new dish, just

3
★★★★★

I used to love this place, but I just ate there and it was horrible. My burger was way overcooked and my wife' s food arrived cold--not even room temperature--but actually cold. They reheated her food (not giving her a new dish, just

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I just wanted to give a shout out to The Australian! I have been going to the Australian since its opening 3 years ago. Not only is the food amazing and the staff very friendly, but the owner Matt goes above & beyond. Usually the owner of

3
★★★★★

I just wanted to give a shout out to The Australian! I have been going to the Australian since its opening 3 years ago. Not only is the food amazing and the staff very friendly, but the owner Matt goes above & beyond. Usually the owner of

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I've been going to The Australian since the first day it opened it's doors 3 years ago, and it continues to be one of my favourite after work bars. The staff are always friendly - and Matt, you rock, don't know what that last review was

3
★★★★★

I've been going to The Australian since the first day it opened it's doors 3 years ago, and it continues to be one of my favourite after work bars. The staff are always friendly - and Matt, you rock, don't know what that last review was

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I used to go to the australian constantly and thought the staff were superb, but the owner Matt really has a very poor and obnoxious personality, and I finally decided to go elsewhere since I like to spend my hard earned cash somewhere its

3
★★★★★

I used to go to the australian constantly and thought the staff were superb, but the owner Matt really has a very poor and obnoxious personality, and I finally decided to go elsewhere since I like to spend my hard earned cash somewhere its

Pros: great food, great atmosphere

Cons: the owner

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Knew the owners from their upper east side spot, Ship of Fools, but The Australian is head and shoulders better than that bar! Amazing menu (can be expensive, but the appetizer tasting platter is a great deal and includes my favorite snapper/crab cigars and the sticky prawns!), excellent beer selection, top-notch wines (not your regular bar vino selection, that's for sure) friendly staff, and always plenty of aussie AND american sports. They always put on the baseball game I request! In fact, I just might head over there tonight. Only thing I don't like is the location.

2
★★★★★

Knew the owners from their upper east side spot, Ship of Fools, but The Australian is head and shoulders better than that bar! Amazing menu (can be expensive, but the appetizer tasting platter is a great deal and includes my favorite snapper/crab cigars and the sticky prawns!), excellent beer selection, top-notch wines (not your regular bar vino selection, that's for sure) friendly staff, and always plenty of aussie AND american sports. They always put on the baseball game I request! In fact, I just might head over there tonight. Only thing I don't like is the location.

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I'm Australian and I went there hoping the bar would have an australian feel to it being owned by a previous manly rugby league player but instead of showing cricket they were showing college football. They have Aussie beer and food but for the Australian feel I would head somewhere else.

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★★★☆☆

I'm Australian and I went there hoping the bar would have an australian feel to it being owned by a previous manly rugby league player but instead of showing cricket they were showing college football. They have Aussie beer and food but for the Australian feel I would head somewhere else.

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What a great place for some good Aussie tucker. Staff are friendly, quick to get a beer, food is sensational. What more could you ask for.

2
★★★★★

What a great place for some good Aussie tucker. Staff are friendly, quick to get a beer, food is sensational. What more could you ask for.

Pros: Food

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I've finally found an after-work/ upscale sports bar that I love. It's sophisticated, lively, and unpretentious. The vibe is spot-on. It's always brimming with people, and what a mix of patrons they are. From the midtown afterwork crowd, to the fashion crowd, and of course sports lovers of all stripes. The owners are unbelievably friendly and attentive! No matter how busy they are, they always stop to say hello, and they always find you a table. And the food!--who would think you'd find gourmet-level cuisine at a bar. You must, must, must try the nori-wrapped, wasabi chicken casaer. I literally get cravings for this dish.

2
★★★★★

I've finally found an after-work/ upscale sports bar that I love. It's sophisticated, lively, and unpretentious. The vibe is spot-on. It's always brimming with people, and what a mix of patrons they are. From the midtown afterwork crowd, to the fashion crowd, and of course sports lovers of all stripes. The owners are unbelievably friendly and attentive! No matter how busy they are, they always stop to say hello, and they always find you a table. And the food!--who would think you'd find gourmet-level cuisine at a bar. You must, must, must try the nori-wrapped, wasabi chicken casaer. I literally get cravings for this dish.

Pros: The vibe, the food, the people

Cons: none

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Yes, we did eat kangaroo. At $14, the small skewers of Kangaroo Satay turned were about $3 a bite. Not bad, but more the thrill of munching on the critters, than the actual taste. The other food was good, but not outstanding. The ambiance was terrific. The maitre'd and staff let us move furniture... no, they moved it for us! The waitress was Jennette on the spot. Fellow diners put up with our constant intrusions. It's a great place to meet people, or go with a large group. The main guys are Aussie, but the service is more attentive than you'd get there. It is, however, just as friendly. --Drink Club NYC is a roving group of NYC drinkers

2
★★★★☆

Yes, we did eat kangaroo. At $14, the small skewers of Kangaroo Satay turned were about $3 a bite. Not bad, but more the thrill of munching on the critters, than the actual taste. The other food was good, but not outstanding. The ambiance was terrific. The maitre'd and staff let us move furniture... no, they moved it for us! The waitress was Jennette on the spot. Fellow diners put up with our constant intrusions. It's a great place to meet people, or go with a large group. The main guys are Aussie, but the service is more attentive than you'd get there. It is, however, just as friendly. --Drink Club NYC is a roving group of NYC drinkers

Pros: great service, friendly atmosphere, good food

Cons: Kangaroo meat was expensive

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Coopers Red and kangaroo skewers catch a rogue wave into midtown at this Aussie-themed gastropub. The Australian has all the down under drink staples you'd expect like James Boag's and Barossa Valley Shiraz, plus a full menu of comfort…

 

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