Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

200 5th Ave
New York, New York, 10010
United States

(212) 229-2560 | map

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Ratings by paulish:
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4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
by paulish from New York

Apr 14, 2018
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4.54 by Jlabs from New York on Apr 17, 2017
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5 by deniserat from California on Jun 15, 2016
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4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by biegaman from Canada (ON)

Beer selection is merely alright considering it's predominantly just Italian beers and Dogfish Head (reflective of ownership). But the food selection is perhaps the best of any shop in NYC, perhaps America. Save your bottle shopping for elsewhere (unless you want that rare Italian find) but definitely go for everything else (and be ready to drop some serious dough - ha, pun!)

Apr 12, 2016
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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
by OompaMentor from Georgia

This location is not hard to get to by taxi. Most drivers will come in on E 23rd or Broadway. Almost everything is imported and YES it is crowded with shoppers and those eating. Variety of foods from pizza to fish to charcuterie boards; prices are reasonable for NYC! Beer and wine selections vary depending on what food area you decide on. Beer selection area is mostly imported Italian varieties however for those who know Dogfish Head, Brooklyn, Maine and Grimm you can score! I was able to grab Weez and Peeper Ale by Maine- something not found south of the Mason-Dixon Line. An experience to be enjoyed, but again if you don't like crowds this is not for you and neither is NYC

Feb 13, 2016
3.75 by bgold86 from New York on Jan 25, 2016
4.15 by sherillc from Canada (ON) on Jan 19, 2016
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4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
by NizzleEGizzle from New York

This is a great place to while away an hour (in the beer section) or three (throughout the shop). The selection is decent, and the prices are decent too.

Jan 13, 2016
4 by SkiBum22 from New York on Nov 21, 2015
3.59 by thundersnow from North Carolina on Jul 15, 2015
4.56 by JoeMans from New York on Apr 22, 2015
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4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
by Gajo74 from New York

Eataly is a big top quality food market with 7 different restaurants. It is foodie heaven! It is also quite expensive but top quality. I am rating it for their beer selection. They have a wide selection of top of the line beers. In particular, they have lots of dogfish head considering Sam Calagione is one of the partners. Eataly has a rooftop brewery that I will rate separately.

Apr 03, 2015
4.26 by almostjay from Virginia on Feb 18, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
by jazzface78 from New York

The rooftop bar is reason alone to frequent this place. Glass/plexiglass enclosed in the winter and open in the summer. Great selection of brews (probably close to 50 total on tap and bottled), many of which are italian in origin. Try the Hoppy Feet Black Ipa - really nice. They also have a nice selection of dogfight head beers and various wines, if beer is isn't what you're in the mood for.

Dec 05, 2014
3 by HugeBulge from New York on Nov 27, 2014
3.75 by ChipChaight from New York on Jun 23, 2014
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2.65/5  rDev -34.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 4
by knightlypint from New Jersey

Eataly is not an enjoyable experience. The crowded shopping area is loaded with many frustrated people waiting in long lines or trying to escape or arguing with another customer over an order.

The rooftop bar is nothing more than attempt to exploit previously unused space. The idea is clever but it looks like they dropped an ugly glass enclosure on the roof.

The bottled beer quality in the various restaurants is good but the rooftop tapped beers are awful.

Service is ok, nothing special.

The beer selection in the restaurants is limited. The beer "store" has a good selection, mostly overpriced Italian bottled beer with some Dogfishhead thrown in. The rooftop selection is ok.

The food quality is high at Eataly, even on the rooftop.

You can find some good buys in the shopping area, but be ready for a thorough scalping at the restaurants. I can imagine Mario's bills are large, rent at Madison Square and importing all the good Italian food and beers. If you need some fresh Italian cheese, meat, bread etc. for home meals and can deal with big crowds this is a good place; otherwise, avoid Eataly.

Apr 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 5
by robhunta from Maine

Ok, this review is all over the board. Let me first note that I am not reviewing the rooftop brewpub, it was not complete when I visited (and I'm not sure if it is now).

The atmosphere is fantastic, while it is not a beer-centric atmosphere it is still cool. Its like an Italian market with all sorts of fresh foods, drinks and several dining options.

The quality of everything is great.

I found the service to be terrible. For starters the maze-like setup is not well marked. They have 4 (i think) different areas to eat, with no centralized area to put your name in and the employees seemed quite annoyed to have to explain how things work. What made me the most upset was the girl working at the checkout who MADE FUN OF ME TO HER FRIEND FOR PURCHASING A BEER FOR XX DOLLARS THAT ONLY HAD XX % ALCOHOL.

They carry only Italian beers and DFH. As a result I gave them an average selection score because it is very unique but very small.

The food was exceptional, 'nuf said.

Expect to spend a good chunk of change for this unique experience and high quality.

Mar 23, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
by CHickman from New York

Eataly is an outstanding market place for fine Italian food if you are looking for excellent quality and price is no object. The food selection is second to none, as is the wine selection in the associated wine store, and the beer selection is quite extensive for hard to find Italian beers.

Basically this place offers a great variety of Italian beers, specifically many hard to find Italian beers, and most of the year round production of DogFish Head products. The Italian beers include:

Birrificio Pausa Café P.I.L.S., Chico, Tosta and Taquamri

Birreria Troll Stella di Natale, Dau , Shangrila Ume, Palanfrina and Geisha

Birrificio Baladin Super, Isaac, Wayan, Nora, Noel and Al-Iksir

Birrifico Montegioco Xyauyu (listed at $45 per bottle)

Common Italian beers like Menabrea, Birra Moretti and Peroni

The DogFish Head products vary, but overall have excellent representation.

The best part about Eataly is going to be the rooftop brewery, which is the brain child of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head. Rumors have them making custom beers that will hold traditional Italian methods and values. Conveniently, I work across the street from Eataly so I plan on getting up there as soon as it opens.

I bought and reviewed the Birrificio Pausa Café P.I.L.S. from Eataly this week, and while it was a good beer it was overpriced to me at over $6 per bottle, so be prepared to pay through the nose here.

Mar 04, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5
by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Eataly New York- the gourmet palace to end all gourmet palaces!

It takes some big guts to open a huge 50,000 square-foot mega-mall of Italian goodies right on Fifth Avenue in New York City amidst the worst financial crisis we've seen in decades!

But Mario Batali and his minions have those guts, and then some. So here it is. Whatever you think, whatever your ideas or prejudices are, you ought to come to Eataly.

I had my reservations, and then I stepped in this empire of food riches and was wowed. Sure, it is super expensive, but who cares?

Here you'll find more mushrooms than you ever thought possible. The widest variety of Italian cold cuts. The freshest, brightest seafood (sea urchin, scallops on the shell, fire-red lobsters). Incredible hand-made pastas, rare risotto rices from the heart of Italy. Foie gras, duck, rabbit, quail. the best steaks.

Anything, everything. Super fresh, super good. With exceptional service, despite the insane crowds (hence the atmosphere getting a bit of a low rating). At such high prices you would think you're shopping at Takashimaya in Tokyo. But still, you ought to be here. There are also four or five restaurants and food courts, with some Italian beers flowing on tap.

You're not here for the beer, but hey, there is a small section devoted to Italian crafties (and when the long-awaited roof-top brewpub opens, then it'll be just madness)

You'll find all the big names in Italian craft brewing here at Eataly: Baladin, Birra del Borgo, Pausa Cafe, Birreria Troll, Grado Plato, Montegioco, and some non-crafty names like Moretti (but no Peroni). There are also plenty of Dogfish bottles around, and it is too bad Russian River pulled out of the brewpub project because if they were still on board I assume we would see Pliny and stuff on the shelves of Eataly.

I wouldn't come here for the beer. It is almost an afterthought and I give it a "3.5"- but the food. Oh, the food. That is a "5" and beyond. Come here, enjoy, be wowed, shop and be broke.

Eataly. It is so good, it is dead wrong.

Dec 27, 2010
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4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Still new to the scene, Eataly is packed. On the other hand, this is New York, and I can't imagine it ever being really slow. Even the regular grocery stores have lines, so WTF.

This was my first visit but three things stood out:
- I really liked that I could get a glass of wine or a beer and walk around shopping.
- I also liked that they have staff in certain parts of the store explaining items and giving samples.
- I was impressed with the selection in several areas. I found produce that I've never seen before, and some amazing stuff in the seafood department (who sells a variety of oysters piece-meal?). The cheese department is also very good; and I thought the selection of breads was really unique as well.

I liked the look of the place, and overall it left me with the impression of a white tiled kitchen. In a way, it reminded me of Fette Sau in Brooklyn (just a thought).

I passed on the beer. Not that I'm against Italian beers, I'm not, it just seems that I can buy American made beers that are just as good or better than most for less. There are some exceptions.

Then I left to go to Whole Foods to pick up a few things for the dinner I was making for friends that night: pasta, Roma tomatoes, shallots, spinach and oil.

Dec 13, 2010
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3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
by Billolick from New York

23rd Street, and Triangle Bldg, New York Fuckin' City...interesting deal going on here, its a market, its a bunch of restaurants, its a place to buy beer, they have a seperate wine store, there is a roof top brewery in the works, there is a central area where you can order, fine foods, wine and beer, a lot going on. Getting back to beer, they have an area where they offer a mess of Italian options (expensive) plus a mess of DogFish Head options (widely available and more expensive here, plus f'n DUSTY when I visited)...Bring your wallet....enjoy the scene...I'll go back when the brewpub is up and running

Nov 26, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4
by codewarrior from New York

If Mario Batali were to own a market, it would probably have

a lot of great ingredients ... check
a lot of great food ... check
a lot of great wine ... check

and it would probably be severely overpriced, even by New York standards ... check.

The one thing you might not expect is for that same market and eatery to have phenomenal beer. Offering up a very few tappers at any of their 4 or 5 resturaunts, and a bunch of bottles to be purchased to go, or that you can drink while you meander and shop, Eataly offers an imposing collection of Italian brews, a bunch of Dogfish Head brews, and nothing in between.

This is the only place I've ever seen a collection of Birrificio Montegioco past a few dusty bottles of Demon Hunter. Definitely worth checking out.

Oct 19, 2010
Eataly in New York, NY
Place rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 24 ratings