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Mad River Bar & Grille

1442 Third Ave., New York, NY, 10028
nr. 82nd St.
212-988-1832

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8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

83% would go back.

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Horrible Place for a private party!

By Kmurf11 on 12/23/2013

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Scheduled a christmas party for the nurses of NYP for this past Friday 12/20. In the contract we were supposed to have the back bar for 40-50 people. When we arrived we were placed in the front area with no private bar. We stood shoulder to shoulder, could not move or even get to the food we had purchased. The rationale for placing us at the front bar was that they booked another party for the back bar with 100 people. No email or phone call was ever made informing us of this change. Bascially they double booked the back bar area. The other party was not arriving until 10pm and ours started at 8:30pm. They would not even accomodate us until the other party arrived. It was awful and I would never recommend booking a private party here again.

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13 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

great birthday celebration

By dzerg10 on 8/18/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

went here there this past weekend for my birthday and had a great time. they played good music all night, drinks were cheap (and strong) and the bartenders were so nice.. they definitely hooked me up because it was my birthday. i go out a lot in the city and can't believe i didn't make this discovery before!

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41 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

great birthday celebration

By dzerg10 on 8/18/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

went here there this past weekend for my birthday and had a great time. they played good music all night, drinks were cheap (and strong) and the bartenders were so nice.. they definitely hooked me up because it was my birthday. i go out a lot in the city and can't believe i didn't make this discovery before!

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49 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

Mad Night at Mad River!!

By mkeoughk on 7/29/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is awesome!!! The drinks were cheap and the service was great and very friendly!! The music and atmosphere was very fun and sociable. If your wanting a guaranteed fun and good night out you have got to hit this place.... I can't wait to go back!!!

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49 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

I'll be back

By Arlstate on 7/21/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My team and I rented out the top bar after one of our games and we had a blast. They gave us a really good deal for a three hour open bar for the whole team, with appetizers and they brought out tables/pitchers/balls for beer pong and flip cup.. which definitely got the party started. We had our own bartender up there too. Definitely worth it if you're having a party there, I'm gonna check it out over the weekend to see the scene

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47 out of 82 people found this review helpful.

great time

By lyne975 on 7/15/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

gotta say they've got the coolest staff... the owner was there and bought me and my friends a few rounds of drinks which was awesome. i had a great night there- everyone was dancing, music was good, and drinks came quick (and plentiful) consider this my new friday night spot

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46 out of 93 people found this review helpful.

sweet deals :)

By TheresaB on 7/14/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

$1 beers and $2 mixed drinks during VIP happy hour? Can't get much better than that.. The bartenders were also really fun- they gave away free shots and worked quickly. Definitely didn't think I'd find a fun place with such good prices on the Upper east Side so I'll be going back to Mad River!

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49 out of 107 people found this review helpful.

good scene, great service, awesome drinks

By DanO5579 on 7/8/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went in to Mad River after work one day with a couple of friends and we enjoyed ourselves so much we go back every week! The bartenders are really friendly and quick, even when the bar gets busier. Definitely recommended, and the food is really good too.

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58 out of 124 people found this review helpful.

A great place for a private party!

By sharongoldman on 5/22/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I am not typically one to write a review (in fact this is my first) but I just have to share a great experience. We threw a college graduation party for our son and about 30 of his family and friends. From the very beginning, the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. At the party they were great to us and all the people who came. Very attentive and went WAY past the expected. The event was fantastic! Thanks to Jo and all the staff at Mad River!

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66 out of 143 people found this review helpful.

awesome? really?

By fishy550 on 3/26/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

i'm shocked at the good reviews. this is the worst bar in new york city, period. i get conned into going here once in awhile, usually by people visiting in the post- rich kid liberal arts college scene or by recent transplants (of the same type). which is fine, but if you want a fratty, stale-beer kind of place, there are better places to go, especially on the upper east side. even dorian's or pat o'briens is better. the drinks are weak and it's too crowded to be fun. and "hottest girls in manhattan"? oh, god....

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87 out of 175 people found this review helpful.

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