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Half King

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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505 W. 23rd St., New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-462-4300
11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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Montreal, Canada
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525 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy walk from Chelsea Pier SkyRink. Warm atmosphere after a hockey game. Good selection of brews and TV is available for sports. Appetizers hit the spot. Triple dip with pita goes a long way. Service rapid despite being busy. Can be boisterous in front room near bar. If quiet is needed go to back room.

Thank gorlinjay
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got off the High Line trail to find food and we found a great place. I had the zucchini fries and a hamburger that was really very good. The service was excellent and the waiters keep the water (and other drinks) coming!

Thank GeekGirl4ever
West Orange, New Jersey
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for a Saturday Brunch after walking the HighLIne and visiting Galleries...Lots of tables inside and out...some have couches at tables...Brunch menu has typical fare and includes a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or Kir Royale. We tried the veggie burger which although a little messy was delicious, Sweet Potato fries were the best we've ever had...Had an interesting take on Wedge... More 

Thank Besos43
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped down into Chelsea from the Highline and literally walked into the first place we saw as we were starving! What luck-cozy, comfy atmosphere (our aching bones greatly appreciated the leather sofas,) great value on the Sunday menu,Yummy Bloody Mary and Mimosa and delicious lunch!

Thank intinerant
Lenox, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The four of us stopped in for lunch about 1:30pm on Saturday and enjoyed an excellent mix of entrees and beer. I enjoyed the veggie burger with sweet potato fries: the burger tasted very fresh and the portion was more than sufficient. My friends had the huevos rancheros (wonderful, large stuffed jalapeno accompanied the dish); and burgers (it received rave... More 

Thank FJV2
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They had great couch tables. The food was solid. The booze was good. The service was also really good. The other plus was it's location near the high line.

Thank Mojohnburr
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fast and very friendly service. We were accidently in a political discussion with the director of the NYC office of the International Crisis Group. The room was crowded but the service in quality and friendlyness didn't suffer. Burger were greta too!

Thank Robertkartler
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great Guinness, Downeast Cider on tap, hellfire fries have a wonderful, smokey burn that complements the beers. Nice late afternoon buzz.

Thank Jeff B
Belleville, New Jersey
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My girlfriend and I had an appointment in lower Manhattan on Sunday and afterwards went for a leisurely stroll up 10th Avenue. We decided to head West down 23rd to see if there were some interesting art galleries that were open. We found one that was not engaging but a few doors down was this lovely restaurant. We were both... More 

Thank sradmd
Leicester, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We stopped here when we were walking the High Line - as it looked pleasant from up above. We were not disappointed. Excellent craft beer to drink - and really nice food. We ate Portuguese chicken and lamb burger. We sat outside and it was a pleasant atmosphere to sot and eat. Pleasant , friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 W. 23rd St., New York City, NY 10011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-462-4300

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Staying in Chelsea

Neighbourhood Profile
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighbourhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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