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Type: Bar, Eatery

676 6th Ave
New York, New York, 10010-5110
United States

(212) 807-0480 | map

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Added by slander on 04-12-2007

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by zee3are0:
Photo of zee3are0
4.09/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Markt was a place I had to eat at on one of my trips to NYC...

A - It's a restaurant first.

Q - The food was spot-on. They have a great bottle selection of Belgians, but a limited tap count.

S - Great service, but that's kind of mandatory in that area of Manhattan.

S - The beer selection was impressive, but I stuck with common beers during my visit (Rochefort 10, Delirium Tremens (on tap!), La Chouffe, and Leffe Blonde).

F - The best meal I ate in NYC that entire trip.

V - A bit pricey, but, again, Manhattan.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of almostjay
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

Photo of morebeergood
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Went here for brunch on Saturday morning while with some friends in NYC. Located right on a corner, there are plenty of windows for sunlight up front and some outdoor seating available. We arrived at 11:00, and the place was pretty quiet. We had reservations for 15 people, but for some reason our table was not set up at all. Weird. Got more crowded between 12-1. Once seated, I liked the look of the place. Faded old picture, dark wood, mirrors, and lots of pictures in Dutch and French. Nice looking bar too. Service was good, he kept the food coming quickly even for such a large party. There were about 5 beers on tap, all for $6, not bad. Standard Belgian imports, so I went with the Leffe Brune in the proper glass. There were about 35 bottles on the list, all good Belgian stuff, but a bit out of my price range for brunch. Food was pretty good. Again, it was all Belgian cuisine. I had the Belgian waffle ($8) which was not as hearty as I expected, and a side of crispy potatoes ($4) which were too crispy for me. My wife's smoked salmon eggs Benedict was awesome though at $14. People seemed to like their eggs and the French press coffees. I was the only one who went with waffles and beer. There are a million places for brunch in NYC, and I am glad my friend had me in mind when she chose this restaurant.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Markt is a really nice-looking place with high ceilings that give it an open feel, and a very "old European" look to it with cream-colored walls and lots of very dark, almost black wood. It's not oppressive though, and there are lots of different textures and designs to the wood that make it interesting. Painted on the wall directly opposite the bar is a long quote in dutch that says something about the North Sea. There's a brass rail along the bar itself, and it's a comfortable height. Behind the bar there are interesting drawers and panels, as well as a few old signs. It's really quite charming.

In the spring and summer when weather permits, there's outdoor seating, and doors and windows are opened and it's almost like being outside even when you're sitting at the bar, or in the front dining room.

There are 5 taps: Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe Blonde, Leffe Brune, and De Koninck. 35 beers are available in bottles, including Palm ($6), Scotch de Silly ($9), Pirrat ($10), Achel ($14) Lindeman's ($15) and Orval ($15). There are no big bottles available.

They do breakfast, lunch, and dinner! (The menu is interestingly written in French and Dutch with descriptions in English below). They feature a fairly large raw bar. Beyond oysters, there are the expected mussels ($16-18), and soups ($8-10) and salads ($8-16 except for one that includes a half-lobster for $24) and large plates (fish, meats, stews - $15-26).

The service is quite good; and given that it's lower Manhattan, I'd say the prices are 'just a bit' pricey but well worth it.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped in here a couple times while in Manhattan visiting my sister.

I was quite pleased with the selection of brews at Markt. Although they only have 5 beers on tap, their bottled beer selection is substantial, all in Belgian or Belgian-styled beers. Along with the large and quality selection, I was pleased when our beers arrived to us in the respective brewery's branded glass.

I did enjoy the atmosphere and decor of Markt, though I somewhat felt like the almost dance-club-like music playing softly in the background could have been replaced by something more jazzy or nostalgic-feeling, since the overall feel of the place is old-world Belgium, with a moderny touch. Oh well. Nice outdoor seating on the sidewalk.

Although I didn't try (and thus rate) the food here, I heard only positive reviews from my sister and her friends. Probably worth a try, though it's likely a bit on the pricey side, as are their beers.

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Photo of aaronwhit
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I met a couple of friends here for dinner (but mostly beer) on a trip from Atlanta. It's at the corner of 21st and 6th, not a bad part of town. It spills out onto the sidewalk, and is welcoming and friendly on a cool early autumn evening in the city.

We grabbed a table outside, and I paroused the beers while I sipped a Hennepin. It's all Belgian (or Belgian style) beer, only 5 on tap. I counted about 35 in bottle, all quality beers, each with a short description (although not always accurate to me). Prices were a little high, but it's Manhattan and I found them reasonable. The best value on the menu is the $6 Leffe (blond and brown) on tap.

Our waiter was courteous, not a BA but certainly knew his menu. Each beer I ordered was served at the correct temperature (never too cold), in the correct glassware, and promptly. I also enjoyed the Leffe Brown, a La Chouffe, and finished with a Rochefort 10, which is better than any dessert to me.

I don't always pay as much attention to the food, but it is important I guess:) Menu is very Belgian, mostly seafood. Everything looked fresh and smelled amazing as I walked around the restaurant. Prices actually pretty reasonable. Since I didn't want anything too crazy with my beer, I naturally went with mussels, which they offered cooked in 6 different ways. Wanted to avoid cream, garlic or wine in the sauce, so I opted for simply steamed in, well, beer:) Good portion, good shellfish, it was a lovely meal. Also, kudos for using their beer in their menu. I saw all of their draft beers used in some way in a dessert, or in a stew, etc. Didn't try the Kriek beer sorbet, but wanted to.

All in all, if you're in the mood for a nice beer but don't want to fight a traditional bar, stop by this restaurant, I think you'd enjoy it.

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Markt in New York, NY
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