The Rag Trader

4.6
555 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top tags:
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fun
Limited reservations up to parties of 6 are available nightly in Bo Peep, please call 917.261.5495. Online reservations are not available for Bo Peep. Parties of 6 or more, inquire directly at events@ragtradernyc.com

The Rag Trader, evokes the old garment factory that once was complemented with custom décor and rustic yet elegant dishes that showcase the restaurant's relationships with local farms and purveyors. Together with a careful selection of wine and craft beer, our cocktails encompass old favorites reminiscent of the building’s humble beginnings alongside newer creations.

Bo Peep Cocktail & Highball Store, a subterranean cocktail and piano bar lush banquette seating, dimly lit lampshades and a bar made from the tailor’s work table creates an ambiance of seductive conviviality. Elegant cocktails and elevated small plates, the musical offerings range from nostalgic favorites to modern classics. Join us for entertainment, 6 days a week, no co
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RI
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Cool venue, low-lighting and funky decor. Menu fairly limited but food good quality.

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MS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Rag Trader is awesome. Great food and drink. Friendly wait staff and bartenders. A very cool atmosphere as well. Just a great NYC place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went to The Rag Trader for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. When we arrive, two glasses of Prosecco were already on the table. Food and service were very good. Will definitely return.

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RF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate something special or just have a nice bite to eat. Food was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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MM
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Saturday brunch at RagTrader! Loved the bottomless booze option. Burger was fantastic as was the BLT.

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M
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met a friend here for dinner and cocktails. Service was good. Food is a little pricey for what you get but not too bad. Drink prices are reasonable. Will come back. Fun atmosphere. Came for the live music but there wasn’t any...?

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v
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

loved the decor too - mussels were to die for and so was the cauliflower appetizer

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had diner at the rag trader. Was great mix of American food. Ribeye steak was tender and tasty. salad were fresh.
Moved after diner to the go peep for cocktails and drinks. Had live music show which was great fun

Design of the place is cool. Really liked the atmosphere

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great wait staff
Don’t go thinking it’ll be quiet
Dark / well themed

Cauliflower & Feta fritters are one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

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n
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a consistently great meal. Great drinks. Great service My favorite go to

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CB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Omelette for $16 that has just a few greens and nothing else feels overpriced.

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OT
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My sister from Chicago joined me for the weekend and we headed to Ragtrader to celebrate her birthday. I originally booked a table but we sat at the bar for a drink and were so comfortable, we ate dinner right there. The wings and Mac and Cheese were totally amazing. When dinner was complete, a surprise, yummy dessert arrived to make my sister’s birthday perfect. Ragtrader is a fabulous place to dine in NYC! I will return!

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hidden gem in midtown! Amazing food and cocktails.

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SL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First ones there 11:00. Everyone was great

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Lou was fantastic. We were not in a rush so we didn’t care but the food took a bit because we were behind a couple of large parties. But the food was excellent (salmon poki, spring salad and crispy salmon. It is not the quietest at lunch time but not overly noisy. I’ll definitely went back

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The taste of the food did not live up to the promise of the menu but it's a nice place to have a lunch

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MV
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My wife and I spent a nice evening in a typical American restaurant in Mid-Manhattan. Good food, nice mix of youth and "experienced" international clientele. Attentive service and honest prices: good value for your money.

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DO
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We highly recommend the Rag Trader and have been doing so to all
Our designer friends and colleagues who work in the garment district . It’s a fabulous space that has been wonderfully designed , chic and modern with a cool , dare I say it soho house vibe, The menu is sophisticated with delicious options for everyone , they have a great cocktail menu and the downstairs bo-peep lounge takes cocktails to the next level . The servers are friendly and attentive, welcoming new guests and Remembering the needs of their many regulars.. it’s great for a business lunch , catching up with friends , Special
Celebrations , pre-theatre dinner or just a relaxing dinner to chill
Out after a long day designing dresses !!

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great American food. Nice atmosphere. Service was very attentive.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and ambiance. Our server suggested a nice bottle of wine that we thoroughly enjoyed. We shared a few dishes that were all quite good. We tried the chicken wings, ribs, cauliflower fritters, sopressata pizza and chicken liver mousse. We were there on a Wednesday evening. Although it was busy, not all the tables were occupied. We were able to sit and talk without feeling rushed. We will definitely go back!

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The ambiance and food were great! Service was slow, but we weren’t in a rush. I would recommend and plan to come back.

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TJ
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time customer, and was pleasantly surprised by the design and feel of the restaurant. It was a late dinner on a Sunday, and the service was attentive, the food was delicious, and the drinks were good. Would definitely return.

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside so the noise level was a bit less than inside, but overall atmosphere in both venues was nice. The service was excellent and staff were accommodating. Food was very good. We ordered and shared the stuffed cauliflower entree and the scallop small plate with a side of sweet potato fries. 2 glasses of wine and all less than $100. Worth another visit next time we are in the city.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantasizing birthday dinner with burlesque dancers! Thanks again for making my birthday celebration special

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LD
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was Amazing! Made Birthday Reservations & Was Seated As Soon As We Arrived Our Waiter Was Awesome, The Mac n Cheese Was Phenomenal !!! And The Burlesque Show Was So Good!

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M
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very upscale 1930's vibe with a modern twist. The food was tasteful, the waiter was lovely, and the ambiance was simply gorgeous.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The wait staff was great. The bar staff was rude and very unprofessional. There are to many other options to waste time here.

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BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved all the food flavors. I was also very happy to see fancy vegan options and above all Nick's service was superb!

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JG
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

enjoyed the rag trader. great location for the theatre district as well as the garden. the service and food were good.

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EP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Depends on your needs. It has a limited menu but what it does it does well.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some how they knew it was my birthday and brought out cake with a lit candle. So sweet!

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G
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

I had mussels that were delicious, but my friend had the caesar salad and it was very dry as was the chicken added to it.

Service also wasn't the best for a restaurant that wasn't full.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely meal, great atmosphere and the food was exceptional.
Service was very good.
Had the salmon which was beautiful!

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to Rag Trader before a concert at MSG. We had 2 kids with us for dinner and they put us in a converted van upstairs which was fantastic!! Kept the littles entertained all evening. Service, drinks, food, all great. Will definitely go back!

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ZM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting & awesome service and food!

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DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great overall dining experience. Service was thoughtful and attentive. The entire meal was outstanding. The cocktails were unique and delicious. Would highly recommend.

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BP
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good vibe in the restaurant. Enjoyed the pizza and other shareable items. Would recommend.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Our waitress was very nice and efficient. It was a busy night and she clearly had a lot of tables, but was able to get to us every time we needed her. The food and drinks were great, as was the ambiance. Really cool place and loved the decor!

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CE
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent bar scene and great new American options. Service was solid though we had to order all at once. Octopus a little rubbery but seasoned beautifully. Black rice with salmon very nice. The deviled eggs nothing special, but good.

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J
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Took forever to get waited on, once available was good at suggesting options but wasn’t proactive about checking on us.

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