Abbey Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 237 W 105 Broadway

    New York, NY 10025

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  • 212-222-8713

About Abbey Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Sat. 4pm - 12pm;Sun. 12am - 2am

Food

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I love this place. It is a great place full of great people. IT is a dive bar where "everyone knows your name" and is even on the lower level just like Cheers. The bartenders serve it up with either a nice welcome or jeering remark depending on the costumer and it is clear they have a relationship with each and every person at the bar. I felt right at home and have been back many many times. Brian the bartender is teh best and remembers my name, occupation and even which teams I support. The food is only ok, but the beer is moderatly priced and the atmosphere is perfect. Finally a bar that knows what it is and doesn't try to be anything but that. Just comfortable and awesome people!

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★★★★☆

I love this place. It is a great place full of great people. IT is a dive bar where "everyone knows your name" and is even on the lower level just like Cheers. The bartenders serve it up with either a nice welcome or jeering remark depending on the costumer and it is clear they have a relationship with each and every person at the bar. I felt right at home and have been back many many times. Brian the bartender is teh best and remembers my name, occupation and even which teams I support. The food is only ok, but the beer is moderatly priced and the atmosphere is perfect. Finally a bar that knows what it is and doesn't try to be anything but that. Just comfortable and awesome people!

Pros: The staff and clientele all party together!

Cons: food is a tad below par

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We used to spend a lot of time here during Columbia days, though less so now (through no fault of the Abbey's). Nice for finding a dark little nook to sit and talk; completely unpretentious.

4
★★★★☆

We used to spend a lot of time here during Columbia days, though less so now (through no fault of the Abbey's). Nice for finding a dark little nook to sit and talk; completely unpretentious.

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I have lived in Morning Side Heights (it's not the Upper West Side OR Harlem OR ?SoHa? it's the Heights... okay?) my entire life and went to the Abbey as a child for burgers with my parents and their friends. My mother went as a young person also and can't actually remember when it opened, just that it was always kind of 'there'. It is the quintessential local pub and I still go often with my husband. The food is good if you stick to the basics, I like the burgers, wings and fries. My husband is really into the popcorn chicken. The drinks are inexpensive and well made. The beer selection is excellent. The service can be mildly surly if you act a fool and I LIKE that. It?s the perfect place for a quiet drink and yummy burger on a weeknight. Weekends introduce a slightly rowdy vibe which I enjoy in calculated measures.

Not everyone gets the Abbey, but that?s okay, more room for the rest of us.

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★★★★★

I have lived in Morning Side Heights (it's not the Upper West Side OR Harlem OR ?SoHa? it's the Heights... okay?) my entire life and went to the Abbey as a child for burgers with my parents and their friends. My mother went as a young person also and can't actually remember when it opened, just that it was always kind of 'there'. It is the quintessential local pub and I still go often with my husband. The food is good if you stick to the basics, I like the burgers, wings and fries. My husband is really into the popcorn chicken. The drinks are inexpensive and well made. The beer selection is excellent. The service can be mildly surly if you act a fool and I LIKE that. It?s the perfect place for a quiet drink and yummy burger on a weeknight. Weekends introduce a slightly rowdy vibe which I enjoy in calculated measures.

Not everyone gets the Abbey, but that?s okay, more room for the rest of us.

Pros: burgers and wings, price, atmosphere

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Good mix of young and old frequent this place. The bartenders are pretty friendly and you get buybacks on your 4th beer. There are 2 tv's on each side of the bar. The jukebox is a pretty eclectic mix of old R&B, rock and country. There's a food menu, which is a little limited, but overall the food is not bad. Comes off as kind of divey due to the lighting, but not bad.

2
★★★★☆

Good mix of young and old frequent this place. The bartenders are pretty friendly and you get buybacks on your 4th beer. There are 2 tv's on each side of the bar. The jukebox is a pretty eclectic mix of old R&B, rock and country. There's a food menu, which is a little limited, but overall the food is not bad. Comes off as kind of divey due to the lighting, but not bad.

Pros: Buybacks

Cons: None

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My girlfriend lived near Abby's and it was our go-to pub. Their burgers have always pleased picky-old-me, though my sister in law claims she recently had a bad one. Their pasta is to be avoided, but their special once-a-year seafood day was amazing. You get the feeling the place is a family, really, and I like that in a bar. I also like wide beer and bourbon selections, and this has both.

2
★★★★☆

My girlfriend lived near Abby's and it was our go-to pub. Their burgers have always pleased picky-old-me, though my sister in law claims she recently had a bad one. Their pasta is to be avoided, but their special once-a-year seafood day was amazing. You get the feeling the place is a family, really, and I like that in a bar. I also like wide beer and bourbon selections, and this has both.

Pros: beer selection, bourbon selection, burgers

Cons: the rest of the food

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This is more of a pub than a restaurant necessarily, but they serve food and have a decent variety of beer on tap. The location is nice, especially if you dig the upper west side, and the scene is very young, mostly college students (and younger, which might give you a hint about the carding policy). They have a good deal where you buy a shot and get a 1 dollar corona. The service is not so great though, and you have to choose between a booth or the bar and stick with it.

PROS: Decent prices, nice atmosphere
CONS: rude service, strict movement limitations

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★★★☆☆

This is more of a pub than a restaurant necessarily, but they serve food and have a decent variety of beer on tap. The location is nice, especially if you dig the upper west side, and the scene is very young, mostly college students (and younger, which might give you a hint about the carding policy). They have a good deal where you buy a shot and get a 1 dollar corona. The service is not so great though, and you have to choose between a booth or the bar and stick with it.

PROS: Decent prices, nice atmosphere
CONS: rude service, strict movement limitations

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Lately the sidewalk outside Abbey looks like the line for Hillary Duff tickets. The two times I have tried this place, the service was as awful as the food. I understand people cutting slack for a casual, local favorite place, but any appeal to Abbey is entirely lost on me.

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★☆☆☆☆

Lately the sidewalk outside Abbey looks like the line for Hillary Duff tickets. The two times I have tried this place, the service was as awful as the food. I understand people cutting slack for a casual, local favorite place, but any appeal to Abbey is entirely lost on me.

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I have never in my life ordered food here, but it is basically the only bar that I go to on the Upper West Side. When I was in high school it was full of high school students, but it seems to have managed to shed that reputation (they have finally started to card me, now that I am 22), which is sort of a shame, because now its main clientele are obnoxious Columbia students. Still, it's unpretentious and the drinks are cheaper here than at most bars in this city.

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★★★★☆

I have never in my life ordered food here, but it is basically the only bar that I go to on the Upper West Side. When I was in high school it was full of high school students, but it seems to have managed to shed that reputation (they have finally started to card me, now that I am 22), which is sort of a shame, because now its main clientele are obnoxious Columbia students. Still, it's unpretentious and the drinks are cheaper here than at most bars in this city.

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I have been going to the Abbey Pub for a number of years now, and it is a gem on the Upper West Side. Their burgers are excellent. When they have it as a special, their salad with avocado and olives is delicious, and good to share with someone as an appetizer.

Their beer selection is very good, and includes a number of lesser-known beers. Great to go to on a Sunday or Monday night for a quiet drink or bite to eat, especially if you get a seat in the booths.

Service has been up and down - their regular waitstaff is solid, but some of the other servers who have come and gone could be better.

2
★★★★★

I have been going to the Abbey Pub for a number of years now, and it is a gem on the Upper West Side. Their burgers are excellent. When they have it as a special, their salad with avocado and olives is delicious, and good to share with someone as an appetizer.

Their beer selection is very good, and includes a number of lesser-known beers. Great to go to on a Sunday or Monday night for a quiet drink or bite to eat, especially if you get a seat in the booths.

Service has been up and down - their regular waitstaff is solid, but some of the other servers who have come and gone could be better.

Pros: Beer selection, Burgers, Mellow

Cons: Service, sometimes, Not much to look at.

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A great neighborhood joint. Don't go for the food, although the burgers are quite good. Cheap drinks, nice staff, good space.

2
★★★★☆

A great neighborhood joint. Don't go for the food, although the burgers are quite good. Cheap drinks, nice staff, good space.

Pros: comfortable atmospher, comfortable prices, dark and

Cons: pasta, students

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The Abbey is my local hangout and hidey-hole, and everything from the atmosphere to the patrons to the staff is great. The selection of bottled beers is good, but the ambiance is why I keep going back.

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★★★★★

The Abbey is my local hangout and hidey-hole, and everything from the atmosphere to the patrons to the staff is great. The selection of bottled beers is good, but the ambiance is why I keep going back.

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Some friends of mine introduced me to the Abbey back in January. There was a period where I was there at least once a week. I don't put in as much time there as I should, but it's still one of my favorite places in the world. Great beer for cheap, fantastic wait staff, and a wonderful vibe.

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★★★★★

Some friends of mine introduced me to the Abbey back in January. There was a period where I was there at least once a week. I don't put in as much time there as I should, but it's still one of my favorite places in the world. Great beer for cheap, fantastic wait staff, and a wonderful vibe.

Pros: Inexpensive, Good atmosphere

 

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