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The Grayson

$$ - $$$, , American
16 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-7906
+1 212-510-8726
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible25%
31 Jul 2018
24 Apr 2018
“Terrible place with appalling custmer service”
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Bar, Pub, American, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
16 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-7906
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

DO NOT go here. The staff is completely incompetent and rude. They though my ID was fake where upon they decided to fold my license in half breaking it. LEARN HOW TO CHECK IDs, it isn't rocket science. I now have to replace my license....More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The Grayson is a dingy dark and noisy place with high top tables and chairs and it was very uninviting. The staff and management are very pushy and want push you to keep purchasing or they want you to move from your table and offer...More

Thank Jeff T
LeAnn L, General Manager at The Grayson, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hi Jeff, I'm sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience with us here at The Grayson. We pride ourselves here in our customer service so its very disheartening to hear that we did not meet your expectations. If you could be so kind as to...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this sports bar at lunch time on a Thursday. It was quiet and there were only a couple of other people at the bar. We went there specifically for the tachos and they certainly did not disappoint! They were delicious - cheesy, crispy,...More

Thank Spanna66
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I went to this restaurant with a few friends, one of which is wheelchair bound. The restaurant says it's wheelchair accessible (I even called to verify). Yes, a wheelchair can move about the space, but all of the tables are high tops. Not so accessible,...More

Thank Patty F
LeAnn L, Manager at The Grayson, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Hi Patty, I am so sorry to hear about your unsatisfactory experience at our bar the other evening. We appreciate all feedback, good or bad, and I'm grateful you have brought this issue to our attention. After reading your review and seen what a inconvenience...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016

I was visiting New York and am a die hard badger/Wisconsin Alum so happy to find a place to be among friends as I watched the Ohio state vs Wisconsin game. This place erupts with badger pride and while the jump around paled to that...More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Well I'm looking around we attended the Grayson and walked inside and put just a couple of drinks. The atmosphere here is dark and dingy and noisy and the drinks are very expensive compared to other places nearby. The staff are rude and the management...More

Thank Bj L
Reviewed 23 May 2016

My husband and I added The Grayson to our NYC restaurant list when we saw an Insider Food Facebook video of their Loaded Tater Tots. They were great, and way too much for two people! That could have been our entree but, as usual, we...More

Thank Amil77
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Used this bar / restaurant a couple of times during my stay, food good and service excellent, no waiting for food good menu for pub grub. Even given a drink from waitress on last day to thank us for patronage. Would use again, has sport...More

Thank 56mitch
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Came here with my wife on our first night of a break to New York & it was great fun. The bar was packed with lots of people watching basketball but we got a spot at the bar right at the very back. The bartender...More

Thank Cllr Neale R
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Found this place on thanksgiving day with some friends (we were in NYC on a trip). Great sports bar. Fast service , good pub food, and our waitress was awesome, even bought us a free round. Definitely a great place for football. Ample screens and...More

Thank keithnewhook
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Bob H
7 January 2017|
Response from Turbo865 |
Hi bob... we have the playoff game involving the New York Giants on Sunday evening , 8th Jan.. so I would suggest a reservation time of 8.30pm to give time for the tables to open up at the game ends. Let me know and I can... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Pub, American, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-7906
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-510-8726
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With over 45 HD TVs including 9 laser projectors there is no better place to catch your favorite games. THE GRAYSON boasts an extensive beer menu with over 40 beers, 20 drafts and 20 bottles, a well-crafted cocktail menu, an impressive list of fine wines, and full food menu ranging from top notch casual pub fare to delectable fine dining options. THE GRAYSON serves brunch, lunch and dinner, offers daily specials and is "HOME OF THE $2 MIMOSA". Beyond your standard sports bar, THE GRAYSON has a state of the art DJ booth that hits on hottest music trends. Whether you're a diehard sports fanatic, a foodie, a wine connoisseur, or someone who just wants to dance THE GRAYSON is the spot to be.
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