The Elgin

What do our friends and staff say:

Classy place with a rather speakeasy vibe.

Amazing working hours especially for a place between Theatre District and Radio City Music Hall

I can’t remember the last time when I’ve seen such a long beer list.

The Elgin is a fine gastropub located at just 3 minutes from Theater District and Radio City Music Hall, so you can see nearly all of Broadway’s finest – “Tina”, “Jagged Little Pill”, “Hamilton”, “Phantom of the Opera”, as well as “Riverdance” in March. The Elgin also offers excellent working hours that make it a great pick for both a pre-show lunch/dinner as well as for after-show dinner or drinks. It is basically on walking distance from most of the major show, but you can use public transport by 6th Avenue, 48th Street, and the 47-50 St. Rockefeller Center Station.

The Elgin offers some of the best modern American food. And their menu is comparable with the Chinese restaurants in its length. Brunch, lunch, dinner offers with all-round dishes including pizzas, burgers, mains, appetizers, entrees, vegetables. Anything for any taste.

If you’re a bit of an early bird, you can pop up for brunch. There are a lot of great egg offers and other typical breakfast stuff, with some more uncommon dishes like Cap’n crunch French toast, steel cut oatmeal, hangover mac & cheese. The tavern pizzas come with sausage, pepperoni, and shrooms. The “Hand held” are pretty good burgers, and sandwiches (and my favorite BLT). The wings get very well with the “Share”. And if you want to start the day fresh you can successfully go with the “Greens”.

The Lunch menu shares a lot of the dishes with the brunch with the cool addition of the Bar Specials. You can go with a bar burger or a personal pizza along with a beer. You can also pick a Main (with my pick being the Chicken Paillard). The dinner menu adds the Detroit Pan Pizzas to the picture.

What makes The Elgin a real standout are the beers. I can’t remember the last time when I saw so many beers. Tap, bottle, European, American, stronger, lighter, non-alcoholic Clausthaler, gluten-free Estrella, and Omission IPA. I recommend the Elgin lager – superb pale ale, and Elgin IPA.

If cocktails are your thing, then you’re at the right place. Their signature menu offers several very cool offers like the Beet Knick, Chelsea, (our dear) Theodosia. Or you can have your SHOT! with a Hamilton!

The place has a very vintage vibe with its leather sofas, heavy wooden tables, and the old glass bottles in the cabinets. The lanterns on the wall radiate a dimmed light and this makes the place feel like you’ve traveled a century ago and you’re in a mob movie, or in a speakeasy.

The Elgin has a very interesting backstory. It is owned and operated by four friends for more than thirty years – Peter Pernicone, Darwin Conner, Paul Baum, and Christine Trauben. They have named the place The Elgin in honor of David Hosack, and The Elgin Botanic Garden.

If you’re up for a classy evening with a show and some drinks and a good meal, then the combination of BroadwayPass and The Elgin.

The Elgin

64 West 48th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues, New York City, NY 10036

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