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Hudson Malone

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218 East 53rd St., New York, NY 10022 40.757186 -73.968698
at 3rd Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-355-6607 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Bistro, Gastropub, Hamburgers, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Classic NY
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Design Standout


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


A former P.J. Clarke's bartender re-creates old New York at this Sutton Place saloon for the midtown business crowd. The two-story low-lit dark-wood interior adorned with a mahogany bar, pounded-tin ceiling, taxidermy, and photographs of old New York sports legends, is a hypermasculine place. The casual lunch service gives way to a boisterous happy hour, where bartenders skillfully mix classic cocktails like sidecars, old-fashioneds, and Sazeracs. The upscale comfort-food menu ranges from light bar snacks to button-popping entrees: The slow-roasted tomato soup is a solid wintertime pick-me-up, with a creamy texture and flavor that pops when dipped with the melted-cheddar croutons. The fried calamari is light, crispy, and a perfect vehicle to soak up the spicy housemade marinara. A pot of mussels comes at you two ways: the traditional white-wine garlic sauce East Side, and spicy marinara Brooklyn Style, both inspiring you to savor every last drop with their rustic garlic bread. The greatest draw is the burgers: The mini New York cheese burger and the larger Hudson Malone cheeseburger are killer, but no match for the deluxe Third Avenue “El” burger, with cheddar melted into the bold patty made from short rib and sirloin. 

Recommended Dishes

Tomato soup, $9; Pot of mussels, Brooklyn style, $15; 3rd Ave. “El” Burger, $22