The Stag's Head

★★★★☆
The Stag�s Head is Midtown East's answer to the growing demand for American Craft beer in New York City. Our aim is to participate in the growing community of bars, restaurants and pubs who wish to provide local, conscientious and full-flavor brew for their patrons. Any feedback is more than welcome, feel free to email us with queries, suggestions, rants/raves, etc about anything pertaining to American craft beer. The owners, Denis and Adrian, have been in the business for over twenty years in New York City, and hail from a long line of restaurateurs and pub owners in the old country. Chef Anne Carr creates the most delicious and satisfying dishes in the truest style of the gastropub phenomenon.
  • 252 E 51st St

    New York, NY 10022

    Cross street: nr. Second Ave.

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  • 212-888-2453

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Stag's Head is the local bar by my job and we affectionately call it the "pub"! Normally, we go there when things aren't going so well in the office. Food is always good, our waiteress is great and often knows when we arrive what we want to drink. That's either great service OR we have been there way too many times...probably both. Anyway, today we went with a group of 9 and all our orders were taken and arrived without even a hiccup. Really GOOD service is always important, especially during lunch and particularly in midtown! We have only had one bad experience and that was actually at the Cornerstone which is the sister bar. I don't fault Stag's Head at all. But, I would probably never go to the Cornerstone again. Thanks for letting us vent, giggle, laugh and simply enjoy lunch!

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★★★★☆

Stag's Head is the local bar by my job and we affectionately call it the "pub"! Normally, we go there when things aren't going so well in the office. Food is always good, our waiteress is great and often knows when we arrive what we want to drink. That's either great service OR we have been there way too many times...probably both. Anyway, today we went with a group of 9 and all our orders were taken and arrived without even a hiccup. Really GOOD service is always important, especially during lunch and particularly in midtown! We have only had one bad experience and that was actually at the Cornerstone which is the sister bar. I don't fault Stag's Head at all. But, I would probably never go to the Cornerstone again. Thanks for letting us vent, giggle, laugh and simply enjoy lunch!

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Met a group there after work and had a great time. Happy hour drinks were only $4, very good deal. It's really cozy, great mid-town spot

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★★★★★

Met a group there after work and had a great time. Happy hour drinks were only $4, very good deal. It's really cozy, great mid-town spot

Pros: Great foood,

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The Stag's Head is the brother/sister bar of the Cornerstone. They share the same exact menu yet the Stag's Head is bigger. We stumbled upon this place after the Cornerstone was jam packed. No big deal!! We couldn't believe we hadn't found this place sooner. I'm looking forward to returning!

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★★★★★

The Stag's Head is the brother/sister bar of the Cornerstone. They share the same exact menu yet the Stag's Head is bigger. We stumbled upon this place after the Cornerstone was jam packed. No big deal!! We couldn't believe we hadn't found this place sooner. I'm looking forward to returning!

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The StagsHead is the best pub in the area. The food is really good and very inexpensive especially compared to some of the overpriced places in the neighborhood. It has a really cozy bar and dining room. If your in the area you can't go wrong stopping in the StagsHead for a bite.

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★★★★★

The StagsHead is the best pub in the area. The food is really good and very inexpensive especially compared to some of the overpriced places in the neighborhood. It has a really cozy bar and dining room. If your in the area you can't go wrong stopping in the StagsHead for a bite.

Pros: Great food, large beer selection

Cons: can get crowded

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The Stagshead is new and I'm already a huge fan!!
The food is amazing and inexpensive, the bartenders are great. It has a large selection of specialty beers that are reasonably priced. This place is a gem.

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★★★★★

The Stagshead is new and I'm already a huge fan!!
The food is amazing and inexpensive, the bartenders are great. It has a large selection of specialty beers that are reasonably priced. This place is a gem.

Pros: Food. Large beer selection. Fun staff

Cons: Can't think of any.

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Great food staff and prices!!! varied menu vast beer selection at only $4 during happy hours!!! pleasant and helpful bar staff!

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★★★★★

Great food staff and prices!!! varied menu vast beer selection at only $4 during happy hours!!! pleasant and helpful bar staff!

Pros: great portions with reasonable prices on food! $4 beers and the best staff around!

Cons: none apart from i cant make it there everyday!

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Nearly blinded by a severe hangover, my friend and I decided to play hooky and try the new bar on the block for lunch. The lunch prices are very reasonable and the menu has a better choice of lunch items than the usual turkey club- corned beef and cabbage that the surrounding bars have. After checking out the beer menu -which was vast, I ordered a harpoon brown ale , which I couldn't believe was only $4! The bartender explained that they had a happy hour of all domestic beers for $4 until 6pm daily. Nothing unusual there, except that some of their domestic beers are rare choices and if you can find them in any other bar, they normally charge you out for $7-$8 a pint!
A lot happier now, we began to order lunch and had settled on the pulled pork sandwich with homemade mashed potato (the guy next to us was eating one and it looked amazing) when the blonde bartender told us that she had the perfect hangover cure for us, It was not on the menu but she persuaded us to have the Beef and Guinness pie-topped with mashed potato. She was cute and we were hungover ...so we gave in and had one each. We also had a pint of Guinness, which made our day as it was served in a 20oz CHILLED guinness glass, It also helped that the Bartender knew how to pour it properly (which is more than a few bartenders these days know!) The pies were amazing and as our hangover was subsiding we regretfully had to leave to go back to work.
The bar is unusually decorated with a large stags head hung on the wall. We have a bet with the bartender who claims one of the owners bagged it upstate. It also has restrooms located on the same floor as the bar, a big plus! We will be back again and are happy to finally have a decent bar in a heavily congested area of same-same Irish bars.

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★★★★★

Nearly blinded by a severe hangover, my friend and I decided to play hooky and try the new bar on the block for lunch. The lunch prices are very reasonable and the menu has a better choice of lunch items than the usual turkey club- corned beef and cabbage that the surrounding bars have. After checking out the beer menu -which was vast, I ordered a harpoon brown ale , which I couldn't believe was only $4! The bartender explained that they had a happy hour of all domestic beers for $4 until 6pm daily. Nothing unusual there, except that some of their domestic beers are rare choices and if you can find them in any other bar, they normally charge you out for $7-$8 a pint!
A lot happier now, we began to order lunch and had settled on the pulled pork sandwich with homemade mashed potato (the guy next to us was eating one and it looked amazing) when the blonde bartender told us that she had the perfect hangover cure for us, It was not on the menu but she persuaded us to have the Beef and Guinness pie-topped with mashed potato. She was cute and we were hungover ...so we gave in and had one each. We also had a pint of Guinness, which made our day as it was served in a 20oz CHILLED guinness glass, It also helped that the Bartender knew how to pour it properly (which is more than a few bartenders these days know!) The pies were amazing and as our hangover was subsiding we regretfully had to leave to go back to work.
The bar is unusually decorated with a large stags head hung on the wall. We have a bet with the bartender who claims one of the owners bagged it upstate. It also has restrooms located on the same floor as the bar, a big plus! We will be back again and are happy to finally have a decent bar in a heavily congested area of same-same Irish bars.

Pros: 20oz chilled guinness glass

Cons: In between 2nd and 3rd avenue, not on the beaten path

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I came across the Stag's Head on Citysearch and i thought that i would try it out since it is right in the neighborhood where i work. The bar is really chill and la*d back. There is in fact a deers head on the wall. Bartender Amanda rocks!! Great place for happy hour or hang out after work. I def will be back!

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★★★★★

I came across the Stag's Head on Citysearch and i thought that i would try it out since it is right in the neighborhood where i work. The bar is really chill and la*d back. There is in fact a deers head on the wall. Bartender Amanda rocks!! Great place for happy hour or hang out after work. I def will be back!

Pros: Cool new bar

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I use to frequent Mica Bar after work, and loved their chic bar atmosphere. They've recently changed it, and with all the crappy bars in the area, they had to go and turn what was once a cute place into the crappiest bar of them all! My only hope is that they didn't change the cute outdoor patio bar...

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★☆☆☆☆

I use to frequent Mica Bar after work, and loved their chic bar atmosphere. They've recently changed it, and with all the crappy bars in the area, they had to go and turn what was once a cute place into the crappiest bar of them all! My only hope is that they didn't change the cute outdoor patio bar...

Cons: Ambience

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I go to Mica a lot with my coworkers when we want to have some drinks at the end of the day. We're never disappointed. I highly recommend one of the party platters as they're fit to feed a small group, and even though this isn't technically a "sushi place", their sushi is actually quite delicious. They just changed their martini list and the Mochatini is to die for. I also tried the Dulce de Leche, and it's dessert in a glass. Yum! The staff is friendly and fun, but professional so I have no problem taking clients here.

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★★★★★

I go to Mica a lot with my coworkers when we want to have some drinks at the end of the day. We're never disappointed. I highly recommend one of the party platters as they're fit to feed a small group, and even though this isn't technically a "sushi place", their sushi is actually quite delicious. They just changed their martini list and the Mochatini is to die for. I also tried the Dulce de Leche, and it's dessert in a glass. Yum! The staff is friendly and fun, but professional so I have no problem taking clients here.

Pros: Great lounge environment, Just added flatscreen TVs in every room

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I work at JP Morgan & we were planning an office party. I called several places in the area to get prices. Mica Bar quoted a great price package for open bar and for party platters. I felt their event planners really went out of their way to help me plan our event. All the things that I asked for were completed. The day of the party the event planners were there to make sure all went well & the staff was great. The Platters looked amazing and a large selection of food. We all had a great time and I will continiue to use Mica bar for all our parties.

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★★★★★

I work at JP Morgan & we were planning an office party. I called several places in the area to get prices. Mica Bar quoted a great price package for open bar and for party platters. I felt their event planners really went out of their way to help me plan our event. All the things that I asked for were completed. The day of the party the event planners were there to make sure all went well & the staff was great. The Platters looked amazing and a large selection of food. We all had a great time and I will continiue to use Mica bar for all our parties.

Pros: Event Planners take the guess work out of planning parties. Just leave it in their hands

Cons: None

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I just went there on a date and I had a very nice time. The place had a good vibe. My date and I had a very nice cocktail server who took care of us. She recommended we try the seafood ceviche. Very yummy. They had a nice wine selection. The music was cool. A nice mix of cool lounge music.
Over all experience eas enjoyable and I would come back again with or without a date.

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★★★★★

I just went there on a date and I had a very nice time. The place had a good vibe. My date and I had a very nice cocktail server who took care of us. She recommended we try the seafood ceviche. Very yummy. They had a nice wine selection. The music was cool. A nice mix of cool lounge music.
Over all experience eas enjoyable and I would come back again with or without a date.

Pros: OPen Roof, DJ, Daily Happy hour specials & lots of Flat screens.

Cons: Long bathroom line.

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I went to Mica 51 with some friends a few times and everytime I go, it's great. Every day of the week they have amazing happy hour specials. The open roof was very nice. I felt like I was having drinks over a friends house in their back yard. I liked the menu. I had the mediterranean spreads, tuna tartar & garlic bread bites. All were very tasty & easy to eat. We went on a thursday, they had $4 house mix drinks,$3 draft beer and a $4 apple martini. Can't beat that for after work. But they also had this Midnight Mojito that was out of this world & my friend tried their Dulce de Leche martini. It was nice that they added a few more flat screen tv's. Came in handy watching the Mets on the open roof. The Dj was spinning some 80's & flash back new wave. Very Cool.

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★★★★★

I went to Mica 51 with some friends a few times and everytime I go, it's great. Every day of the week they have amazing happy hour specials. The open roof was very nice. I felt like I was having drinks over a friends house in their back yard. I liked the menu. I had the mediterranean spreads, tuna tartar & garlic bread bites. All were very tasty & easy to eat. We went on a thursday, they had $4 house mix drinks,$3 draft beer and a $4 apple martini. Can't beat that for after work. But they also had this Midnight Mojito that was out of this world & my friend tried their Dulce de Leche martini. It was nice that they added a few more flat screen tv's. Came in handy watching the Mets on the open roof. The Dj was spinning some 80's & flash back new wave. Very Cool.

Pros: Open Roof, Many Flat screen Tv's, Happy Hour & DJ

Cons: N/A

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A great place to gather with friends, great staff, we had a fun time. DJ rocks. Cannot wait to come back.
We sipped mojitos under the stars, the open rooftop is a great idea.

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★★★★★

A great place to gather with friends, great staff, we had a fun time. DJ rocks. Cannot wait to come back.
We sipped mojitos under the stars, the open rooftop is a great idea.

Pros: Tasty Tapas, Pretty Staff

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The staffs and service are actually quite the contrary of the negative comments posted here. I went there expecting bad service and "tall beautiful asian waitresses", as one of the posts stated, but it was totally the opposite. There were mostly people--men in suits, techies, and not too many women early in the evening--who work in the area. The service was rather quick consider there was only one bartender in the roof deck bar, and he was very courteous. That was my experience, but of course, we all have different expectations and needs thus different experiences, so read the users' reviews with discretion.

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★★★☆☆

The staffs and service are actually quite the contrary of the negative comments posted here. I went there expecting bad service and "tall beautiful asian waitresses", as one of the posts stated, but it was totally the opposite. There were mostly people--men in suits, techies, and not too many women early in the evening--who work in the area. The service was rather quick consider there was only one bartender in the roof deck bar, and he was very courteous. That was my experience, but of course, we all have different expectations and needs thus different experiences, so read the users' reviews with discretion.

Pros: Roof Deck, Reasonable prices

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went to the new location on 38th and 3rd for Thursday happy hour. met a group there and actually were able to sit at the tables - decor is nice, and especially liked the front windows opened out to the street. definitely worth a try!

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★★★★☆

went to the new location on 38th and 3rd for Thursday happy hour. met a group there and actually were able to sit at the tables - decor is nice, and especially liked the front windows opened out to the street. definitely worth a try!

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I went with some co-workers to Mica bar for the first time last night. We enjoyed the food and the drinks, and were ready to spend a lot of money that night, but were literally "kicked out" in a very rude way when we were told to "make room" for a bigger party that had a reservation. Instead of trying to accomodate us differently, they just told us to leave...needless to say that we left for good and won't be coming back...ever...

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★☆☆☆☆

I went with some co-workers to Mica bar for the first time last night. We enjoyed the food and the drinks, and were ready to spend a lot of money that night, but were literally "kicked out" in a very rude way when we were told to "make room" for a bigger party that had a reservation. Instead of trying to accomodate us differently, they just told us to leave...needless to say that we left for good and won't be coming back...ever...

Cons: terrible staff

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This classy little joint is a relief to the beer fueled frat boys a few blocks up. The staff is not the friendliest, but the crowd is usually upbeat and the music is always good. The prices are reasonable as well and they have a great wine list. It is definatley worth checking out.

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★★★★★

This classy little joint is a relief to the beer fueled frat boys a few blocks up. The staff is not the friendliest, but the crowd is usually upbeat and the music is always good. The prices are reasonable as well and they have a great wine list. It is definatley worth checking out.

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I have been frequenting bars at least once per week in NYC for the past 2 years. This bar was without a doubt the WORST bar I have ever been to. The service was horrible, the drinks were mediocore at best and the bouncers and managers were the biggest jerks there are. Once you get in, all you want to do is find an exit and run out, but oh wait, THERE AREN'T ANY. you are trapped in the narrow hallway that is MICA BAR. It would take at least a six digit figure for me to return to MICA Bar. And even then, i'd rather just stay home for the night.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been frequenting bars at least once per week in NYC for the past 2 years. This bar was without a doubt the WORST bar I have ever been to. The service was horrible, the drinks were mediocore at best and the bouncers and managers were the biggest jerks there are. Once you get in, all you want to do is find an exit and run out, but oh wait, THERE AREN'T ANY. you are trapped in the narrow hallway that is MICA BAR. It would take at least a six digit figure for me to return to MICA Bar. And even then, i'd rather just stay home for the night.

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Cute place, especially the second floow. They had a good special when I went - $5 Apple Martinis. They may have other special on other nights. Will probably go there again.

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★★★★☆

Cute place, especially the second floow. They had a good special when I went - $5 Apple Martinis. They may have other special on other nights. Will probably go there again.

Pros: Specials, Music not too loud, Not too croweded

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I've been to Mica several times and always have a good time. It is great during the week on a Wednesday or Thursday night, and the Mica lemonade is amazing. Good service too...and I like the laid-back ambience.

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★★★★★

I've been to Mica several times and always have a good time. It is great during the week on a Wednesday or Thursday night, and the Mica lemonade is amazing. Good service too...and I like the laid-back ambience.

Pros: Inexpensive, Interesting Drinks, Nice decor & ambience

Cons: Loud music, Crowded

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I've been to Mica Bar several times and it is a very chill, cool place. There are NO B/T people. (Thank god they haven't discovered it) Crowd is mostly moneyed young professional crowd, but there is also a mix people that live in the neighborhood. Great martini selection. FYI: They have really hot and friendly female waitresses and bartenders!!

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★★★★★

I've been to Mica Bar several times and it is a very chill, cool place. There are NO B/T people. (Thank god they haven't discovered it) Crowd is mostly moneyed young professional crowd, but there is also a mix people that live in the neighborhood. Great martini selection. FYI: They have really hot and friendly female waitresses and bartenders!!

Pros: Beautiful Space, Upstairs has patio, Hot women staff

Cons: No happy hour, Location is midtown

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This place was my wost night out ever. The service is horrendous and the food was served cold, which would have been good if I ordered a salad. I was here a year and a half ago and the food was good. They have the same menu and the food tastes totally different.

P.S.
Don't eat the sushi

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★☆☆☆☆

This place was my wost night out ever. The service is horrendous and the food was served cold, which would have been good if I ordered a salad. I was here a year and a half ago and the food was good. They have the same menu and the food tastes totally different.

P.S.
Don't eat the sushi

Pros: Don't hve to pay to g

Cons: Service stinks, Food stinks

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They lost our reservation and we had to stalk them to get any sort of service. Do NOT go here!

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★☆☆☆☆

They lost our reservation and we had to stalk them to get any sort of service. Do NOT go here!

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THE reason for coming here is for the variety of wonderful martinis...everything else is secondary or
should one say irrelevant!!

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★★★★☆

THE reason for coming here is for the variety of wonderful martinis...everything else is secondary or
should one say irrelevant!!

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Nice location, nice staff and nice touch with the "roof" bar. Otherwise, what is the big deal with the Mica Bar. Suits? What suits, there were no suit wearing 30somethings. The place was overrun with 20somethings thinking that they were somehow hip to the asian-fusion vibe while drinking their domestic brews. Call it what it is, just a stepped up Off the Wagon uptown. Not all bad though, like I said, the staff was nice, friendly and courteous something that other east side bars could try to emulate.

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★★★★☆

Nice location, nice staff and nice touch with the "roof" bar. Otherwise, what is the big deal with the Mica Bar. Suits? What suits, there were no suit wearing 30somethings. The place was overrun with 20somethings thinking that they were somehow hip to the asian-fusion vibe while drinking their domestic brews. Call it what it is, just a stepped up Off the Wagon uptown. Not all bad though, like I said, the staff was nice, friendly and courteous something that other east side bars could try to emulate.

Pros: location, Roof Bar, Service

Cons: Crowded, cramped, smokey

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It's a pleasant little spot, with tasty, Asian-influenced apps, decor that comes off as weirdly New Age when the place is calm, and decent drinks. Surprisingly unplastic for midtown.

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★★★★☆

It's a pleasant little spot, with tasty, Asian-influenced apps, decor that comes off as weirdly New Age when the place is calm, and decent drinks. Surprisingly unplastic for midtown.

 

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