Pete’s Tavern

  • 129 East 18th Street (between Park & 3rd Avenues) Lower East Side
  • Pete’s Tavern


Pete’s Tavern, located near Gramercy Park, was established in 1864 and is the oldest continuously operating bar and restaurant in New York City. A trip to Pete’s Tavern means a trip back in time. This 19th century establishment, which owes part of its legend to the famed author O. Henry, has been seen in innumerable movies and on various TV shows. Its diverse and long history aside, what differentiates Pete’s Tavern from so many other dining establishments is its fine Italian-American cuisine. Many consider it to be the best in Manhattan.

For groups, this restaurant is a real find. The menu has been refined to offer theater and tour groups various choices, among them some of their finest dishes. Appetizers are mouthwatering and include lightly breaded Fried Calamari, finely spiced Clams Oregenata and savory Stuffed Mushrooms.

The dinner menu offers a wonderful Seared Shell Steak with Wine Sauce served with potato and vegetables. The Veal Cutlet Parmigiana served with Pasta is sweetly tender. Groups have numerous choices regarding drinks and desserts.

The service, food and ambiance are all as good and as genuine as they can get. Weather permitting, Pete’s also offers sidewalk seating. Pete’s Tavern is an authentic New York gem.


  • Menu


    APPETIZER (Select one)

    Fried Calamari * Clams Oregenata * Stuffed Mushrooms *

    Cup of Soup or Salad (select one)

    ENTRÉE (select one)

    Chicken Breasts A La Rossi * Fish of the Day * Penne a la Vodka *

    NY Cut Shell Steak Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, coleslaw and fries

    DESSERT (select one)

    Spumoni, Tortoni, Apple Pie, Pecan Pie

    Coffee or Tea



    Fried Calamari * Baked Three Cheese Manicotti

    Mixed Green Salad with choice of homemade dressing

    ENTRÉE (select one)

    Chicken Breast du Jour with potato and vegetables *

    Veal Cutlet Parmigiana served with pasta *

    Roasted Filet of Salmon served with potato and vegetables *

    Seared Shell Steak with Wine Sauce with potato and vegetables

    DESSERTS (select one)

    Pecan Pie * Apple Pie * Tortoni * Spumoni * Cheese Cake

    Coffee and Tea

    ALSO includes two (2) mixed drinks per person