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Amsterdam Ale House

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Upper West Side
American, Bar, Pub
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340 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY
+1 212-362-7260
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Today
11:30 - 04:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 04:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 04:00
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New York
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic neighborhood bar on Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The food was good, simple pub fare.

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Thank David E
Boston
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a rainy/icy February night, this place was perfect. No complex foods here - but food good enough that you walk out satisfied and content. A nice large selection of ales, friendly and attentive service. Salads, burgers, tacos, mac and cheese. Our lamb burgers perfectly prepared and deliciously juicy. Salad a standard package affair, but fine.

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Thank BriaBoston
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Disappointed in the lack of food offered for anyone that has dietary constraints (gluten free). A small plate salad and a very salty chicken kabob? Not to mention there was very limited seating and no place to even put a drink.

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Thank Jaye11D
Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

great local bar, good value good, wide selection of beers. Service very good, Would recommend for snaks and lunch

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Thank Tina S
New York City, New York
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468 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Family of four with a need for lunch after hours at the Museum of Natural History. Great beer selection and we had four different and good beers. Hamburger seemed fine and spicy chicken sandwich and greek salad both very good. This is a pub atmosphere, nothing fancy. The fries were overcooked, but the yam fries and onion rings pretty good.... More 

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Stafford
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282 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

In short - we got here at noon after a hearty breakfast so stayed just for one drink. Good service, excellent range of beers - but the food menu looked tremendous! It seemed to have everything you want in bar food - looked great when coming out - I have no doubt had we eaten there Amsterdam would have got... More 

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Merseyside
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Amsterdam Ale House is great for an early evening drink, with a good selection of draft and bottled beers. We found the staff to be friendly and efficient. The food was quick in coming and tasty - typical American portions - Huge! We visited three times, during our recent stay and enjoyed sitting at the bar.

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Thank Ian H
eastbourne
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Staff ( main waiter) was rude and unhelpful tables were too close together and when we tried to move them so we could sit down, he was rude and obnoxious even though we had no choice! There was only one table behind us and he could've walked around especially as it was empty! And he took a tip he did... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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422 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I normally don't eat at restaurants that are a B NYC Food Safety rating, but my friends insisted. After our food was served, a rat started running around the restaurant, terrorizing customers and staff alike, bumping directly into the hostess' feet. Does it even matter what I say about the food, since there were rats running around? They were nice... More 

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Westbury, New York
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A couple of friends of mine dropped in before a show at The Beacon Theater. The place was packed with football watchers and really no room for anyone at the bar. With that said, we decided the 5 of us would sit at a table and order drinks, now keeping in mind we had time to spend enjoying drinks, after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 04:00
Monday
11:30 - 04:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 04:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 04:00
Thursday
11:30 - 04:00
Friday
11:30 - 04:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 340 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-362-7260

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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