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Mother's Ruin

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Nolita
American, Bar, Contemporary
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18 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-4134
+1 212-219-2592
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11:00 - 04:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 04:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 04:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome going here for Sunday brunch with my family. Friendly, great drinks. Check the menu to be sure you like the choices. If you do, don't miss out. The staff remembered us. Great music. We stumbled upon it one day and now go out of our way to go there.

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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

But for the accident of meeting the barman from this joint when dining elsewhere, we would have missed out on this top little bar in funky Nolita. Tasty, different and interesting brunch menu, a great drinks list and very comfortable surrounds make for a top spot. I loved the crab cakes benedict, the Bloody Mary, coffee and the famous waffle... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Doesn't matter what time it is you will be lucky to get a seat/table. Very talented bar tenders practicing their art in a loud and crowded bar. Food looked good but did not partake. Would recommend an early or late night cocktail.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We went there for a pre-drink and light meal prior to going to Bowery Ballroom for a show. The food was good and quick to serve. Good background music and interesting cocktails.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Fancy bartenders who create your cocktails with style. High quality cocktails around 13 dollar. Too crowded for a date but perfect with friends.

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Radlett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Hi we visited Mother's Ruin late for a drink. Great atmosphere, great staff, food excellent. Cocktails great. Would recommend, especially as it stays open till 4am

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

World's friendliest bartender (guy in the overalls, sorry I can't remember his name!) Cocktails were AMAZING! And I'm a snob. Totally laid back and chill vibe, kinda gritty, but also super clean if that makes sense. Highly recommended - one of the coolest spots in Soho.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Visited Mother's Ruin for a couple of cocktails with a few work colleagues. Great range of different cocktails as well as great beer on tap. We did not have any food at the bard but the cocktails were excellent.

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The sliders were very good. Prices for drinks and food were high. Bar tender very helpful and attentive. You have to order directly form the bar. I thought my margarita was just Ok but I'm from California. Everyone else likes their drinks a lot. Definitely a hopping place after work.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Stopped by for a drink on Saturday night and was too crazy. Sunday early evening vibe relaxed and fun. Good seat at the bar for a great beverage, good people watching and a nice night.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 04:00
Monday
11:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 04:00
Thursday
11:00 - 04:00
Friday
11:00 - 04:00
Saturday
12:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-4134
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighbourhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 212-219-2592

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nolita

Neighbourhood Profile
Nolita
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighbourhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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