Haymaker Bar & Kitchen

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122 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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American Gastropub fare & Rotating Craft Beer Bar

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What 122 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YumSeeker
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding beer selection. The “small plates” were actually large portions. Food was delicious.

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vipWhistleforit
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Not great and we waited an age for our lunch. When it arrived it was average. Not worth the wait. The sodas were flat too.

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Rmsa
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience3

Our server was pretty grumpy. She sometimes didn't even reply to us. That being said, the food was really great. The wings were crispy, the burger delicious, and the fries were crispy AND fluffy. The draft list was extensive and organized by style, which I liked. It was wicked crowded and we had to maneuver around people. The food and beer was worth it.

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vipPatD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Haymaker Bar & Kitchen is loud and wall to wall people. We made our reservation for 3 was placed all the way in the back with barely enough room for two, let alone 3 of which two were tall women. We asked to be seated at a 4 top, but was told they were all reserved-- no one was seated for the two hours we sat crammed into our little section. Asked for the dessert menu and was told they didn't have dessert. Not a place for business meetings or catch ups-- drinking and shouting only. Great for happy hour. I took off stars because of the obscene noise level, they didn't have dessert and the lousy seating--

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LoriB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our drinks and dinner. We were there early and the bar tender took our first drink order and then we didn't see her again and asked the waiter in our section and he took over our table and felt so bad that he had not attended to us and he was very attentive the rest of the time we were there.

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ThomasC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very good but the dinner menu is limited. Service was timely and the drinks were well made. I had the hanger steak and my wife the chicken. Both had excellent flavor and well prepared.

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vipphillysue
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

The bar was very noisy. Our party had asked if we could be moved to a quieter area and at first request we were told that nothing was available. On a second request we were jammed into a a small table in the back room. We asked for the larger table and once again the hostess denied our request. We should have left. The larger more comfortable table never got seated. In fact by the end of our meal we were the only people on the back room laughing at ourselves crunched into a corner. There was no reason to be treated so poorly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

The menu is limited but the location was perfect.

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vipNicadomi
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tight seating. Music was a low good volume. But hard to have a conversation with people sitting too close to us. Service was good and attentive.

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vipcoreyman97
New York Area
215 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

It was very crowded as you'd expect during happy hour. Preblem was they were having a "beer event" so only had 1 beer choice as part of happy hour - rather odd. The burger was good, as was the beer. Tables are cramped. I'd go back off hours.

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StatenIslander
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Stopped in for food and beer before a Rangers game. The burgers were excellent and there was a really nice selection of beer. This was a really nice find in the MSG/Penn Station area.

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vipJr121
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal. We got there at the tail end of the football watching crowd so it was a little noisy. Service and meal was excellent. Would highly recommend if you are in the area.

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Kage
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Casual dinner with Co workers.

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MarisaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved that they had a vegan menu especially for NYE! also the craft beer selection is FANTASTIC!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Ordered drinks. Wanted to get food but the waiter never came back to take our food order.

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vipPoolDoctor
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Phish! Everything was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pre concert dinner

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vipNyrfan
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice quiet night before the game at Haymaker. Great draft beer selection and food, great service. Best place of its kind near Penn Station and MSG .

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vipMichaelP
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Hopped in for an early dinner before the Rangers game - everything was tasty and came out promptly. Tables are small / space is limited, but overall would recommend!

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vipCaseyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great vibes, great drink selection, yummy food! Always a fun time!

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vipElizabethM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place! Food was Amazing!!

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vipCory
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience overall. Friendly staff, great service, and delicious beers. What's not to love.

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vipRobert009
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Haymaker was fine. Good Hot Nashville Chicken bowl and Hamburger, but the place is loud and the menu is limited. Good drink options. Overall, just ok.

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Monk
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food and service. Good selection for vegetarian

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HannahD
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The perfect spot for dinner before a show at The Garden. A compact but excellent menu, complemented by delightful cocktails and an extensive beer and wine selection. Service was friendly and well paced.

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JohnA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

All good. Nice place.

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MelissaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was great! It is such a cute place and I would definitely go again. The only issue I found was that they had one server. Only one. So, if you needed something, he was busy helping the 25 other tables. Which, is understandable, he can't be in twenty five places at once.

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vipJeremyW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

One of my favorite beer bars in Manhattan. With decent food, on top of it, and great service.

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vipLizA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great venue for pre-MSG dinner. Back room much quieter than front room if you want quieter. chicken wings, burrata and burger was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Husband and I have had dinner and/or drinks at Haymaker a bunch of times, and every time we can’t get over how great the food and service is. I came across Haymaker when I was trapped in NYC because of train delays and have kept returning ever since. My family even hosted my post NYC marathon meal there - it is that good. The most recent dinner we had was great. We could not get over how good the popcorn hot chicken was. Waitstaff is always friendly and attentive. Feels like home. :)

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MatthewS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have already recommended it to friends. Amazing beer selection and amazing food. Really close to Penn station so it's a great date night place even for people who don't live in the city.

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vipWorkForFood
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and drinks!! Very very noisy.

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C00000
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bar, food and atmosphere. They didn’t have wine listed by the bottle only by the glass they did manage to do a bottle for us however. The chicken wings and plantain were our fav dishes!

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Veronica
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

There appeared to be only 2 servers and the place was packed on a Wednesday night. When we repeatedly had to flag down our server she started to throw major attitude. Please address staffing levels and customer service and we’d happily come back!

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Squank66
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience5

Start with the good: the space is lively and well appointed - we were excited to be there once we walked in. We were seated right away. Drink menu was fun and tasted good. We had the liver mousse which was fantastic. We had a flat bread which also was good. The entrees were average and there were only 5 choices. The stuffed chicken was a bit bland, but the stuffing was good. The Nashville hot pops were horrid- they were dry and then overly spicy. I like spicy food - not “Midwest spicy”, but honestly spicy food. This was spicy to the point of unappealing- like one of those restaurants the tell you if you can eat this we will give you a free t-shirt kind of spice. 3 of us agreed that it was not good. When the server came by she asked how things were - politely said that we found the dish hard to eat. She picked up the barely touched dish and said “that is what Nashville style means” and then walked away without another word. Did not try to make it right. Did not ask if we would like something else. Did not offer to remove the dish from the bill. We paid and left a marginal tip reflecting the service we received and went someplace else for dessert. I hope they step up their game-it would be sad for such a cute place to fail.

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RandyH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great beer selection. And the food was really tasty as well. Casual, cool, clean spot to grab a bite and beers with friends.

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RockerMom
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Food and drinks were OK. We were going to a show at Madison Square Garden and wanted to make an early reservation. Soonest we could get was 6:00 so I told our group of six to come at 5 and maybe they could seat us early. The place was literally empty at 5:00 so they seated us right away, which worked out, but why couldn't they tell me that when I made the reservation? They were pretty emphatic that they had absolutely no availability prior to 6. Which means they either lied to me or it's the policy, which is just stupid. Service was a bit slow (for being so empty) but maybe our server just had all the tables, I didn't really pay attention. I'd try somewhere else before I went back.

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SydneyB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The food was decent but our waiter/bartender was terrible. No chance of striking up a convo with him. Looked like he didn’t want to be there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The burger I ordered was amazing, lots of good beer as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

All good especially the service

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