Cask Bar & Kitchen

Bars , Beer bars Kips Bay
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Though it succeeds as a welcome addition to a Jäger-fueled stretch of Murray Hill, Cask’s offerings are mostly amateur. The name refers to its two rotating cask beers (unpasteurized, hand-pumped ales), which are worth investigating—we enjoyed a malty Defiant porter. But the rest of the largely domestic lineup is humdrum. Only a few options—like Ruedrich’s Red Seal Ale—deviated from the usual beer-bar staples (Blue Point Lager, Ommegang Hennepin). If you’re in the neighborhood and looking for a respite from fratland, you can’t go wrong by sticking to the casks and the menu’s few highlights, like the black-truffle mac and cheese.

Venue name: Cask Bar & Kitchen
Contact:
Address: 167 E 33rd St
New York
10016
Cross street: between Lexington and Third Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–4am; Sat, Sun 11:30am–4am
Transport: Subway: 6 to 33rd St
Price: Average beer: $7. AmEx, MC, V
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David K

I wish this place wasn't always so busy. It's good for happy hour just a little packed on some nights. That being said, I like the smaller dishes -- cheese steak spring rolls and sliders. 

Meredith R
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This is an across the board solid dinner spot, especially for Murray Hill. While I was underwhelmed by the beer selection, I was more than satisfied with the menu. Philly Cheese Steak Spring Rolls, Brussel Sprouts, the Chopped Salad and the Wild Mushroom Flatbread covered our table and were consumed in their entirety. 


In addition to a very split-worthy menu, the lighting was perfect for a date. Soft lighting and dark corners made it feel very intimate and fit for conversation despite the size. No wait and great service really sealed the deal