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Nelson Blue

$$ - $$$
Financial District
Bar, New Zealand, American, Contemporary, Pub
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233 - 235 Front St at Peck Slip, South Street Seaport, New York City, NY 10038
+1 914-417-9986
11:30 - 04:00
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Sun 11:30 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 02:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 04:00
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my sisters to this New Zealand themed pub which I had discovered on a previous visit. We all love lamb and had hoped to see lamb burgers on the menu. While we did not get our burgers, the lamb chops ordered by all were cooked to perfection. The menu is small but that may be due to the... More 

Thank mogilly
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I alway enjoy Nelson Blue! Friendly service! Great food! More affordable than some other spots in the neighborhood!

Thank joanneg212
Endwell, NY
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We never had New Zealand style so we ventured in. The food was quite good and the menu was interesting. The Nelson Dip (lamb) was excellent as was the Nelson Blue Lager. We went for lunch on a Saturday and it was not real busy.

Thank UpstateTraveller33
Warsaw, Poland
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Every time I come here, I always have an amazing time. The draft beer is always great, and the food is amazing. The bar was totally destroyed during Hurricane Sandy, however it has been totally rebuilt since then and has updated amenities. If you are looking for a great time, then I really recommend checking this bar out.

Thank overgaard
Boston, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Thursday really is the new Friday. This South Street Seaport bar was full of well dressed young people after work (even at 8 pm) so it was loud. But the food is good - interesting salads and a long list of sandwiches. The draft beer was fresh. And the service was great.

Thank bangsibear
Queens, New York
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215 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Have been here a few times and always the food and service has been exceptional. Was most recently here for brunch in September. Good jazz band and lollipop lambchops to go with beef sliders and chicken wings.

Thank Mike4TraveI
New York City, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great Atmosphere, owner is almost there and he's always entertaining. Their food is awesome, have the lamb chop lolipops and the chicken wings!

Thank Sourek
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great time here. Feels like a local joint where everyone knows your name. The doors were open, there was a lovely breeze, great music, freezing cold martinis and yummy French fries and salad. We spent most of the afternoon here and had a blast! The owner was great, showed us pics from after Hurricane Sandy, my god.... More 

Thank KWS63
Irthlingbourgh, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Dropped in for a quick beer, 3 hours a meal and 6 beers later we left. This was a great find. Waitresses Sheena from the emerald isle was a great Crac and very informative. Would recommend this as a great place for a meal and drink. Made our trip finding this Gem. Thank you.

Thank Shaun M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A New Zealand theme restaurant/café in NYC could be an interesting concept although the NZ cuisine has yet to be discovered by the rest of the world. The lamb burger was totally well done despite the fact that I asked for medium-rare. The chips were a bit salty but pretty OK. Service was so-so and the bill including a fairly... More 

Thank Venneper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, New Zealand, American, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 - 235 Front St at Peck Slip, South Street Seaport, New York City, NY 10038
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 914-417-9986
New Zealand inspired cuisine.

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