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PDT

113 St. Marks Pl. , New York, NY, 10009
nr. First Ave.
212-614-0386

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5
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43% would go back.

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more hype than substance

By annakpr on 8/20/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

maybe we hit an off night. bartender had to use written recipes to make the cocktails - even those on the printed menu. cocktails were good but not exquisite. woman working door had attitude. if you want a good cocktail stick to Pegu or Milk and Honey

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57 out of 110 people found this review helpful.

sit at the bar

By isaacramsey on 8/11/2008

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

i loved this little joint in the village. i've been to little branch and milk & honey, and they all have different things to offer, but sitting down at the bar at PDT is a great experience....you can order off the menu which usually has an impeccable selection or ask one of the bar tenders to make something they have been working on for a while...i also dont think the bar is as pretentious as some may think...

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88 out of 158 people found this review helpful.

Not good enough to be this pretentious

By Ranne on 6/29/2008

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

I went with a date Friday night and the hostess was incredibly rude and the drinks were less than mediocre. For my second drink I even opted to have a vodka martini, as suppose to the mixed drinks. This place does not compare to the Little Branch or milk and honey, in where you can tell the waitress your favorite liquor and get back an amazing concoction. Also, the hostess was incredibly rude, as she constantly came over to give us time warnings that we would have to give our table up for the next reservation, while we were still drinking our drinks and had not even received the check. In the end this place is in a basement with no windows and random mixed drinks, which are not inventive, as they repeatedly state on the menu that they are other drinks that they simply made a substitute for a specific ingredient. I don’t recommend it. In the end we spent $50 on drinks that were worse than simply getting a classic well made martini.

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69 out of 132 people found this review helpful.

Hot Dogs and Booze

By connect on 5/22/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Such a great combination! I went in a group of four to PDT for a round of drinks and some hot dogs. I really liked the experience of the phone booth/secret entrance. While I didn't like the drink I ordered specifically, I really enjoyed tasting some of my friend's drinks. The drink wasn't improperly mixed, I just wasn't feeling it. The hot dogs were great! I had the David Chang designed dog with kimchi, tasted the bagel dog and the Wiley Dufresne created dog with deep fried mayo. Great night out!

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54 out of 103 people found this review helpful.

Did not like the concept or execution

By joeyvnyc on 5/19/2008

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

I went to PDT and thought the drinks were just ok. I've had much better at other places and the place is very small and not conducive to groups. I don't like the gimmick of going through the hot dog stand to get in.

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53 out of 111 people found this review helpful.

Drinks and Dogs

By jillharrison on 2/18/2008

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

This place is so fun and inventive! The drinks are amazing! The Speakcheezy hot dog is still my favorite!

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78 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

PDT: Where Hi-Brow Meets Lo-Brow

By SocialistaNYC on 12/24/2007

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

PDT is where I go for a lengthy chat with a good friend or two--it's a small place, so I don't really recommend for groups. A lot of out-of-towners are amused that the entry to this bar is through a telephone booth in an East Village hot dog joint. The bartenders here are serious about their craft. I usually order the Good Morning Dog (deep-fried bacon-wrapped hot dog with a fried egg) to go with a drink called the Border Cup (a jalepeno-and-cilantro infused cocktail that has a savory grassy flavor). The waffle fries bring back a nostalgia of I-don't-know-what... Get the melted cheese on the side if you don't want your fries to get too soggy--although that can be quite a treat too!Reservations here are a must. They only take rsvps on the same-day and only after 3 p.m. Otherwise, expect to stand in line for a hot dog at Crifdogs--where the hot dogs and waffle fries are still good but you might not find a seat.

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