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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
1.0 km from SoHo
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great spot to catch up with friends and enjoy some delicious food and drinks. You are transported back in time when you arrive but in the best way possible.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 15 February 2020

Came here early evening after a long day walking around the city. I was just too tired to really appreciate the history of the place. Shame on me!!!!! Will certainly return if I ever get the chance.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 29 December 2019

This place is where real New Yorkers go to for lunch or dinner and a couple of drinks. Its not well known which keeps it the way it should be. The back story of how it got its name when the BAR light broke is...classic.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 20 November 2019

I used to go in this place at the end of the 80s while I was living in nyc. Went back a few days ago and I have to confess that it does still remains one of my favourite places in town. Let's be clear...the menu is not 2 stars michelin but it is good, solid and tasty and the prices are super fair. But what does really make this special this place is its atmosphere and its ambiance and customers. No trendy, stylish and snobbish characters but nice families with nice and well mannared (not screaming) kids, people sitting at the counter drinking some drinks. A place like this is definitely uniqueand rare nowadays in NYC. Should be granted UNESCO status.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 23 October 2019

If you love good food and great jazz, make sure to stop at the Ear Inn. The EarRegulars with Jon-Erik Kellso are amazing. I couldn't stop smiling with the great sound and really amazing atmosphere. Had the salmon for dinner and it was very good....Just cannot say enough about how enjoyable the experience was.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 21 October 2019 via mobile

I stopped in for lunch and felt at home immediately. Everyone was very kind and friendly. Seemed like I already knew them. The burger was excellent along with the salad and potatoes. I will be back

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 8 October 2019

Awesome place with awesome food and awesome people and awesome service! Genuine old traditional bar with all the fittings! Can drink outside

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 6 October 2019

The Ear Inn is definitely worth a visit if you want good quality food, good value for money, and an interesting history. This bar did not appear in our guide book, we only found out about it through a passing mention in a newspaper article....Subsequently we learnt from local New Yorkers that it's a place that they regularly go to, so if you want to avoid the tourist traps go here! That's not to say it's not busy. Tip - don't be put off by loud music, if you move to the back it's much more cosy and quieter.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

Evertnig perfect and fresh. We were eating a soup and salmon salat. It was great and server were really nice!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 15 September 2019

Love this very small place with great burgers and great service. I almost hate to write about it because I want to keep this a secret. NOT FANCY

Date of visit: June 2019
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Response from Earlito | Reviewed this property |
Dont go there for dinner, go to a restaurant. Staff at Ears was very rude to us.
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Ear Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5