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Corner Bistro

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331 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10014 40.73802 -74.003742
at Jane St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-242-9502 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


    18 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: Bar Food, Classic NY, Irish/Pub, Neighborhood Bar, Restaurant & Bar
Photo by Therese-Heather Belen

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Mon-Sat, 11:30am-4am; Sun, noon-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


Whether you want a booth in back or a spot at the long, carved mahogany bar, prepare to wait in line. The crowd isn't queuing up just for the $4.25 mugs of McSorley's or for the scruffy old bartenders plying their trade with seen-it-all stoicism. What everyone's really here for is the Bistro Burger: an eight-ounce slab of juicy grilled beef piled several inches high with melted cheese, bacon and raw onions. Served on a paper plate that invariably turns into a greasy pulp, it's one of the heftiest, messiest and, at $12.75, cheapest chunks of cow you'll have in this town. The chicken sandwich and grilled cheese are equally tasty, if not exactly healthy, alternatives.


If you call yourself a New Yorker, consider it your civic duty to have a beer and a burger here at least once. If you're really a New Yorker, you'll know that the best time to do that is a weekday afternoon, when Corner Bistro's timeless tavern charm feels as warm as the sun streaming through the front windows.

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