Reservoir Bar & Grill

★★★☆☆
  • 70 University Pl

    New York, NY 10003

    Cross street: nr. 11th St.

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  • 212-475-0770

About Reservoir Bar & Grill

Hours
Daily, noon-4am

Food

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Reservoir was recommended as a great spot for nachos. My favorite nachos thus far are from the Wharf, so I was eager to try to a new spot to see how it stacked up. What I didn't realize (until after) is that Reservoir and the Wharf are owned by same people... Anyway, we ordered the chicken tenders and nachos, and just like the Wharf's, both were excellent and cheap ($8). Drinks are cheap too with decent specials, but unlike the Wharf, Reservoir lacks atmosphere. It looks and feels a lot like a dive and it's much smaller than the Wharf. If I'm in the area I'll hit it up, but when given a choice I'd go to the Wharf simply for the space.

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★★★★☆

Reservoir was recommended as a great spot for nachos. My favorite nachos thus far are from the Wharf, so I was eager to try to a new spot to see how it stacked up. What I didn't realize (until after) is that Reservoir and the Wharf are owned by same people... Anyway, we ordered the chicken tenders and nachos, and just like the Wharf's, both were excellent and cheap ($8). Drinks are cheap too with decent specials, but unlike the Wharf, Reservoir lacks atmosphere. It looks and feels a lot like a dive and it's much smaller than the Wharf. If I'm in the area I'll hit it up, but when given a choice I'd go to the Wharf simply for the space.

Pros: Prices, bar food (nachos in particular)

Cons: Atmosphere

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I have to agree with the last reviewer. The waitstaff and (bartender one which is there from 5-6pm during the week) is extermely rude, no manners. Any you ask from them they snap on you. My other friends that use to go there agree with me. I think the bad staff is soo bad that I have to give 1 stars

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★☆☆☆☆

I have to agree with the last reviewer. The waitstaff and (bartender one which is there from 5-6pm during the week) is extermely rude, no manners. Any you ask from them they snap on you. My other friends that use to go there agree with me. I think the bad staff is soo bad that I have to give 1 stars

Pros: GARLIC STEAK SANDWICH

Cons: WAITSTAFF

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I had been a regular at Reservoir for almost 11 years but after my last few HORRIBLE experiences there- I will NEVER return.

I have never experienced such rudeness of behalf of such low-class people as I have in that bar. The waiters are total a**holes and were incredibly rude to friends of mine who simply asked where their drinks were. The "owner" is an old, drunk, rude man- and his staff mirror his personality exactly.

ya'll best save yourself the money, attitude (this isn't meatpacking afterall) and go somewhere else where you won't get served a bowl of re-fried oil by a sour-faced waiteress/bar-tender!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I had been a regular at Reservoir for almost 11 years but after my last few HORRIBLE experiences there- I will NEVER return.

I have never experienced such rudeness of behalf of such low-class people as I have in that bar. The waiters are total a**holes and were incredibly rude to friends of mine who simply asked where their drinks were. The "owner" is an old, drunk, rude man- and his staff mirror his personality exactly.

ya'll best save yourself the money, attitude (this isn't meatpacking afterall) and go somewhere else where you won't get served a bowl of re-fried oil by a sour-faced waiteress/bar-tender!!!

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: EVERYTHING

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I am a current New Yorker originally from Pittsburgh. If you're like me and looking for a place to watch the Steeler games, look no further!! It's just like being back in steeler nation. Good company and cheap bar food (sunday and monday night 30 cent wing specials-can't beat it!) This place has been a home away from home all season long. Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

I am a current New Yorker originally from Pittsburgh. If you're like me and looking for a place to watch the Steeler games, look no further!! It's just like being back in steeler nation. Good company and cheap bar food (sunday and monday night 30 cent wing specials-can't beat it!) This place has been a home away from home all season long. Highly recommended!

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They turned off the Mets (against the Phillies who are trailing Mets' division lead by only one game) for the MTV video music awards. But it wasn't even the award ceremony--this bar switched channels to the red carpet fashion show that precedes the actual awards. The chalk board outside of the bar advertised the Mets game--not pre-teen shows like MTV. Children/Teen programming should be watched at home where children and teens are welcome--not in adult-only venues like a sports bar advertising baseball.

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★☆☆☆☆

They turned off the Mets (against the Phillies who are trailing Mets' division lead by only one game) for the MTV video music awards. But it wasn't even the award ceremony--this bar switched channels to the red carpet fashion show that precedes the actual awards. The chalk board outside of the bar advertised the Mets game--not pre-teen shows like MTV. Children/Teen programming should be watched at home where children and teens are welcome--not in adult-only venues like a sports bar advertising baseball.

Pros: They claim to play Mets games...

Cons: but then turn the game off for MTV fashion shows.

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NEVER GO HERE!! The staff are terrible!!!!!!!! After waiting for over 10 minutes at the bar, my friend approached the waitress and was told to just wait. When she attempted to tap the hostess on the shoulder to get attention, the hostess turned around and called her obnoxious! I was shocked...what kind of service is this!

If you are tired of being treated like garbage in places that stink- I encourage you to boycott this place like we will!!

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★☆☆☆☆

NEVER GO HERE!! The staff are terrible!!!!!!!! After waiting for over 10 minutes at the bar, my friend approached the waitress and was told to just wait. When she attempted to tap the hostess on the shoulder to get attention, the hostess turned around and called her obnoxious! I was shocked...what kind of service is this!

If you are tired of being treated like garbage in places that stink- I encourage you to boycott this place like we will!!

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I went here to catch the Yankee game and get some lunch. The atmosphere is good but the food was great. The waffle fries are awesome.

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★★★★☆

I went here to catch the Yankee game and get some lunch. The atmosphere is good but the food was great. The waffle fries are awesome.

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I love to come here after work for beers and to watch whatever game is on. This place is totally unassuming, and you can spend half your paycheck on the jukebox (because it costs a ton, not because the music's so great). The beer prices are good during the week, and the scene is chill. Not too many NYU students, at least not in the evenings. Turkey Reuben is good too!

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★★★★☆

I love to come here after work for beers and to watch whatever game is on. This place is totally unassuming, and you can spend half your paycheck on the jukebox (because it costs a ton, not because the music's so great). The beer prices are good during the week, and the scene is chill. Not too many NYU students, at least not in the evenings. Turkey Reuben is good too!

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I have visited this place for almost a decade and experienced the steady decline this NY eating and drinking establishment. The Reservoir is now dead to me. THE REASONS TO GO HERE HAVE ALL DIASAPPEARED! You used to listen to awesome music, eat great wings and pub fare (reasonably priced) and even get a free round from the bartender/waitress. Now they play Bobbie Brown too loud (when the speakers work), they charge $19 for a watered down pitcher of domestic beer, and they have a ridiculous wing pricing system - extra $2 if you order 10 and 10 instead of 20 wings??? They also have the worst service - 45 minutes for 10 wings??? Historically, the most reliable aspect of the Resevoir was the Turkey and Swiss sandwich. This sandwich has now been reduced to a buttery piece of crap.

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★★☆☆☆

I have visited this place for almost a decade and experienced the steady decline this NY eating and drinking establishment. The Reservoir is now dead to me. THE REASONS TO GO HERE HAVE ALL DIASAPPEARED! You used to listen to awesome music, eat great wings and pub fare (reasonably priced) and even get a free round from the bartender/waitress. Now they play Bobbie Brown too loud (when the speakers work), they charge $19 for a watered down pitcher of domestic beer, and they have a ridiculous wing pricing system - extra $2 if you order 10 and 10 instead of 20 wings??? They also have the worst service - 45 minutes for 10 wings??? Historically, the most reliable aspect of the Resevoir was the Turkey and Swiss sandwich. This sandwich has now been reduced to a buttery piece of crap.

Pros: location

Cons: price, music, service

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I am not certain why past reviewers have given such low marks for this neighborhood bar that draws a nice crowd. Sure, you'll find NYU grads around the pool table- what bar doesnt; however, the general audience consists of a mix of young grads and professionals with a taste for great sports, a friendly atmoshpere and above par bar food. This is certainly not a date place-- its just your better than average neighborhood sports bar.

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★★★★☆

I am not certain why past reviewers have given such low marks for this neighborhood bar that draws a nice crowd. Sure, you'll find NYU grads around the pool table- what bar doesnt; however, the general audience consists of a mix of young grads and professionals with a taste for great sports, a friendly atmoshpere and above par bar food. This is certainly not a date place-- its just your better than average neighborhood sports bar.

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Depressing little hole with greasy diner food. Mostly cops and nyu kids arguing over a no room to play pool table.

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★☆☆☆☆

Depressing little hole with greasy diner food. Mostly cops and nyu kids arguing over a no room to play pool table.

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Pushy, obnoxious meathead doormen every night of the week kind of destroy the idea that this used to be a nice little place to eat.

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★☆☆☆☆

Pushy, obnoxious meathead doormen every night of the week kind of destroy the idea that this used to be a nice little place to eat.

Pros: Food

Cons: Tough guy doorman, Service, Wait

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It's a bar that has no identity and is trying to act like a tough NYC bar, except it's more Long Island than NYC. The owner's father is an aggressive, drunken idiot and the waitress' constantly mess up the orders & drop F-Bombs like it's no one's business.
Just don't even bother, don't waste your time...

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★☆☆☆☆

It's a bar that has no identity and is trying to act like a tough NYC bar, except it's more Long Island than NYC. The owner's father is an aggressive, drunken idiot and the waitress' constantly mess up the orders & drop F-Bombs like it's no one's business.
Just don't even bother, don't waste your time...

Cons: Rude Service, Small & narrow, no room to move

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some of my best vacation memories (those i can remember) were at the RES
mmmm chese fries with gravy mmmmmmm wings mmmmmm

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★★★★★

some of my best vacation memories (those i can remember) were at the RES
mmmm chese fries with gravy mmmmmmm wings mmmmmm

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How do you beat $3 pints on tuesday? This place is a pretty cool after work joint, complete with a pool table and a decent bar menu. Gets pretty crowded at times. It really is an awesome little hangout.

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★★★★☆

How do you beat $3 pints on tuesday? This place is a pretty cool after work joint, complete with a pool table and a decent bar menu. Gets pretty crowded at times. It really is an awesome little hangout.

 

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