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1479 York Ave, New York City, NY 10075-8894
+1 212-988-5153
11:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

It was the perfect American Bistro when they were opened. I knew all the staff and the owner Don. Too bad Dresner's was a great neighborhood place that kept Yorkville alive! So sad.

Thank Gustave D
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98 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Eight of us went on a Saturday night with reservtions for 6:30PM. We were seated right away. The waiter who took our order was surly. One male tried to inform the waiter of what his wife was ordering. The waiter insisted he had to take the orders his way; meaning the waiter would go around the table and have each... More 

1 Thank marcs1Nyc_Ny
Los Angeles, California
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371 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Our family of three had lunch here. Service was polite and pleasant. The food was fine, nothing spectacular, but not bad. I had a chicken pot pie that was just good, my wife had a grilled vegetable plate that she enjoyed, and our son had a salad that he found quite ordinary. There are a couple of small tables in... More 

1 Thank ECrowther
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Want a taste of where the typical New Yorker goes for a bite in the neighborhood? Go here. Food is very good, staff is friendly, price is right. It has been in the Upper East Side for over 80 years and you'll find all types of people there. Young, old, married, single, you name it.

Thank Athanasia L
New york
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2012

My wife and I went to Dresner's last night after not going for over a year (as it just was not good at all). Well, sorry to say, but it's still below par. Service was incredibly slow - took two hours for a soup and hamburger. Soup was fine, but the burger was small and the fries greasy and limp.... More 

Thank perreault11
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
161 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2012 via mobile

Starting eating here lately after a 15 year hiatus . First 3 times were fairly good to really good. Last 2 meals were mediocre to just plain bad . Tonight had the skirt steak and both wife's and mine were way off the mark. The cuts of meat did not look right , and the meat had an off taste... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2012

The food was good but the waiter was rude and cranky. The tip I left was TWO DOLLARS too short for him. He accosted me at the door and intimidated my client. NEVER AGAIN!

Thank Linlv1749
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Local place that I have gone to for years and always felt comfortable. The restaurant and food are good and consistent but the bar has changed. My advice, hit this place on Weds and Thurs nights. Great bartender on those nights.

Thank luvsireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2009

The food was delicious and menu has lots of options. Service was excellent and the atmosphere is extremely pleasing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$14
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1479 York Ave, New York City, NY 10075-8894
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-988-5153

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

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