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Yankee Tavern

72 E. 161st St., The Bronx, NY 10451 40.827299 -73.925138
nr. Gerard Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-292-6130 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Italian
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Hours

Daily, 11am-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

4, B, D at 161st St.-Yankee Stadium

Prices

$5-$19

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Classic NY
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Family owned since 1923, the Yankee Tavern was once a watering hole for Lou Gehrig, Yogi Berra, and Babe Ruth (who was known to buy a round after the game). These days the extensive surf-turf-and-pasta menu draws a crowd of middle-aged fans and nearby courthouse employees. At the long bar in front, both groups chow on wings while listening to loud rock or watching a flat screen TV; in the narrow backroom (renovated by owner Joe Bastone who’s worked here since he was 10), art deco lights gleam off the pressed-tin ceiling, while cherry-colored wood chairs tucked under two-tops share real estate with banquettes painted bomber blue. Every bit of wall space pays homage to the home team: murals of former patron Mickey Mantle and the stadium, photos of Joltin’ Joe and Jason Giambi, a bat signed by Berra over the bar. On game days, when hours are often extended, celebrated Yankee fanatic Freddy Sez has been known to stop by to bang his shamrock-adorned frying pan, too.

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