The Odeon

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85 Very Good

New York is ever-changing, but the Odeon — with its steak tartares, perfect martinis, and towering burgers — remains exactly as lovely as it’s always been.

145 W. Broadway, New York, NY, 10013


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The lowdown

Nostalgia is just one reason customers continue to flock to the restaurant with the most famous neon sign in New York City. After all, even if the restaurant was a favorite of the Saturday Night Live cast and appeared on a book cover three decades ago, what guarantee is it that the place will be any good now? Yet the Odeon is good, one of the most charming and consistent places to get that brasserie/bar-and-grill–style food that New York does so well. Start with oysters and a martini, of course. Follow that up with a burger, or steak-frites, or maybe one of the kitchen’s surprisingly well-made omelettes. It’s all better than it needs to be, which is exactly why we never want the Odeon to close.

What you need to know

Insider Tips The Cosmopolitan was famously invented here — order accordingly.

Recommended DishesSteak tartare; oysters; steak-frites; hamburger; omelettes.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized