Blackstones Pub & Restaurant - CLOSED
245 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
(212) 355-4474Add Hours
Phone: (646) 755-9329
The Blackstone Pub and Restaurant
Alcohol: Full Bar
Good For Groups: Yes
10/24/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I had called a few hours before tonight to make sure they had the UFC 121 (Ultimate Fighting Championship). A female answered the phone and said they would show the UFC tonight. I arranged our group of five to make our way to the pub. It turns out the person on the phone misinformed us because they were not showing it and ruined our plans for Saturday. All FIVE of us had lost money in travel and time because of some ignorant air head decided to pick up the phone (albeit it's usually no answer) and say YES we will show the UFC. Word of advice to the owner, who hopefully relays this to their team: if a customer asks a simple question like if the UFC will be shown, (or ABC, or whatever), just say ""I don't know"" if you're an air head and DON'T LIE!
11/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
overall I had a very nice experience at blackstones. great atmosphere, very well prepared quality food (definately exceeded my expectations as far as bar food goes), all bartenders were lively and pleasant, theres pleanty of room, things to watch, and things to do (pool, darts....)...I would recommend checking it out if your in the area....
09/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Blackstone?s last night after work with co-workers, to relax and have a good time. We had all been before, and it?s a great low-key after-work drink spot. I was ready for a nice night with friends, or so I thought? after one drink, my friends and I went outside for a moment, when one of the bouncers asked me, ?are you pregnant?? not only did he ask once, but twice. I have never been so offended in my life. Besides the fact that he?s a total idiot because what would I be doing drinking in bar if I really was pregnant? We left immediately and I will never go back. Do not waste your time or money on this place.
04/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Blackstones has officially been named one the TOP 10 best places in all of North America to play ""Bar Pool"". This distinction was awarded to Blackstones in 2008 by www.Bar-Pool. com -- the only website dedicated to identifying where to play pool in bars, tavern and pubs (not pool halls). This award was given based on several criteria: 1) two or more pool tables which are coin-operated (so you can challenge), 2) a fair numbers of players on any given night, 3) the skill level of the players, and 4) a willingness by the players to take on challengers -- to mix it up. Blackstones scores high on all these criteria. Bar-Pool. com can tell you where to play bar pool in most major cities in the US and Canada, and seeks YOUR input -- tell us where you like to play.
01/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is my first time writing a review. So please bear with me. I found this place on this website and I went on a date there. Not only was the place great their music was good and the people were friendly. The bar tender remembered our names and was very polite. She was great, she kept our drinks coming and always asked if we needed anything. I'm going back, this time I might try the pool tables.
08/05/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have never really felt the need to write a review before. I think it's sad that just getting good service warrants a review but I have to write about this. I went to Blackstones on a Monday night expecting it to be on the slower side but there was a decent crowd. The cocktail server was great and seemed way too happy. When we asked her why she said she had no reason to be unhappy. Then the reason came or at least my boyfriend and I thought so. We watched a very snotty couple sit down next to us, nothing was right with them from the start but the server just kept smiling and being polite. I almost said something to the couple but my boyfriend gave me that look that meant stay out of it. We ate our hamburgers and my boyfriend stared at the TV over my head, very annoying but had a pleasant time anyway. The food was good (the english muffing bun was odd but we really liked it) but what most impressed us again was the service. We never needed anything and when my boyfriend went to the bar the server came over to make sure there wasn't anything we needed, he just wanted the channel changed which the bartender happily did. After the nasty couple left I asked the server how she kept her cool. She just said being nasty wouldn't have helped and maybe they were just having a bad day.
There are many bars out there but we will definately become regulars here. The TV's with all the sports was great for my boyfriend and just going to a bar that doesn't give attitude seems rare these days. Everyone seemed to know eachother there. It was the friendlest place I've been to in ages!!!
03/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Blackstone's is a nice enough place, but it is just another of a million bars like it in NYC and every other city in this country. Wooden accents, pool table, cold beer and a martini. Upstairs private party space. Nice people, but going here as a special destination? No, that's not the kind of place it is.
03/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The Blackstone Burger is very good. It was a little strange to eat a cheesburger on an english muffin, but I must say it was still tasty. In fact the muffin doesn't fall apart like a cheap hamburger bun does. The onion rings were also great. The bar was clean and very nice. The service was great as well. I look forward to coming back.
I hardly give reviews on any place, in fact this is my first one. Being in sales, I eat out often. One day last week I had to meet a client on 53rd and 1st in the city. After a great sales meeting, we decided to got some drinks and food, I suggested a great a little spot on 47th, and my new client said that there is a place on 55th that he has been wanting to try out for some time now. I agreed and, couldn't be any happier. The service was prompt, the food was perfect (I had shrimp wrapped in bacon w/ BBQ saurce), The bar tender ,Steve, was very conversational ( I disagree with the fact that he thinks Colts are gonna win the Super Bowl), but none the less, I found a new place to eat when in Manhattan. In Fact, I'll be there this weekend with my wife, she said said she wants to pass by and try it out. LETS GO BEARS!!!
Great atmosphere, food, service and of course, beer. My friends and I have been to happy hour, late night dining (the sliders and shrimp wrapped with bacon is a must try) and friday night in the back room. Always a good time with lots of fun. Recently been to a private party in the downstairs room. Service and food were AWESOME!!!
01/31/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I will just say the facts and you can decide whether it's a good place or not.
- Waited 10 minutes for waitress after sitting before giving up and getting menus and beers from the bar. Upon seeing us get our own menus, waitress said, ""Oh, sorry. Guess I should look to see if there was anyone at the other tables.""
-My order allegedly came with bacon. Not on the one I got.
- My guest ordered bacon on her turkey burger. Nope. Forgot to put it on.
- Waitress twice brought out extra meals in addition to what we ordered, apparently thinking that two average-sized people are eating for five.
- Waitress asked if we wanted a second round of beer, then forgot to bring it.
- Waitress then told us, one of several dubious mea culpas, that ""Since the bartender forgot, I forgot.""
That's all I can remember. I know there are more. To her credit, the waitress did not stab myself or my guest in the eye with a fork nor bring over any living animal on our plate. Short of that, I'm not sure how our service experience could be any worse.