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The Australian NYC

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Bar, Pub, Australian
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20 W 38th St, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-869-8601
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 00:00
Thu 11:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 04:00
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Milan, Italy
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An Australian corner closed to the Fifth avenue. Rich and large plates of meat (also Kangoroo is available) with an average price (for the location) I had a huge meat sandwich, perfectly cooked, tender and juicy. Australian beers are available, just like the funny Australian sports on TV :D

Thank GoloPaolo
Wallsend, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this bar advertised as the Australian NYC read the reviews and wanted to watch our home teams NRL game. Was told knights V souths game would be on at 5pm. Still havent seen it. What we did see was college basketball. Very, very loud people screaming and carrying on. The food was ok. But if your australian visiting New... More 

Thank korbin5
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in here for a drink and bit to eat advertise as Australian sports bar just another sports bar creating for American sport very screen taken by college basketball which Australians would consider park ball No Australian sports on the screens Very disappointing as we wanted to watch a replay of the nrl game knights vs rabbits and was told... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to sit at a great bar and watch your team this is the place to be in NYC, with fantastic bar staff and a brilliant atmosphere. I want to give it 5 for everything but it keeps defaulting to 4 below

Thank 818sally
Kettering, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon The Australian, absolutely starving! We were delighted when our breakfast arrived, well cooked, well presented and delicious. JoJo made the best Bloody Mary's I had whilst in NYC, and Hamish was absolutely charming. Everyone was hard working, but managed to engage for a few moments between serving, etc. Superb atmosphere, and will definitely be back. Thanks for... More 

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mattandnicole, Manager at The Australian NYC, responded to this review

Cheers Suzanne019 - it was a pleasure serving you and we are so glad you enjoyed yourself - happy and safe travels More 

Droitwich, England, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We visited here to watch six nations rugby and it was a lovely place, the food was so tasty, the chicken wings and sweet potato fries were really tasty and it was a brilliant atmosphere

Thank Lisa H
mattandnicole, Manager at The Australian NYC, responded to this review

Hi Lisa Thanks for the review and we are so glad you came past and enjoyed the venue, 6 nations and wings! hope to see you again cheers More 

Palmer, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

More of a bad than restaurant. With the exception of the noise level (it was super bowl Sunday) the bar atmosphere did not disturb my meal. The service was quick but not at all friendly. My soup was delivered with my meal, but everything was excellent. I did think the kangaroo was a little too well done, but tasty nonetheless.

Thank Dan H
mattandnicole, Manager at The Australian NYC, responded to this review

Hi Dan H, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. We do try our best in all aspects of service and will continue to work on all areas. Glad you tried the Kangaroo and that it was tasty. cheers More 

New York City, New York
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248 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

It was a busy Wednesday after work. Wednesdays are "Whiskey Wednesdays" because I believe all the Whiskeys are on special for like $12.00 (something like that). . I had a made a reservation through Open Table for 7:30. I was promptly seated even though the place was packed. I can be a picky eater at times, so as I am... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

When ever we visit New York we like to base ourselves around Bryant Park for convenience to everywhere. The Australian NYC is a great bar, with great staff and nice atmosphere!!!

Thank lisapittam
mattandnicole, Manager at The Australian NYC, responded to this review

Hi Lisapittam, Cheers for the review and thanks for stopping past. we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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324 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

It was the Autumn internationals and we were in New York shopping, and then I found this little oasis of heaven in the middle of shopping hell. The Aussie Barman was spot on and the clientele featured a South African, Irishmen and Scotland's finest so a great atmosphere. Tried the Nachos which were great but the Guacamole turned my poo... More 

Thank Trainslag
mattandnicole, Manager at The Australian NYC, responded to this review

Hi Trainslag, Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed the rugby and atmosphere. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 28
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W 38th St, New York City, NY 10018
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Subways: 42nd St-Bryant Park B,D,F,M 34th St-Herald Square N,Q,R
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-869-8601
The Australian exemplifies the Aussie spirit- down to earth, friendly and always having a great time.
We provide the warmth and charm of an old school Australian drinking establishment in the context of a modern American city.

From our wide variety of imported beers to our homemade meat pies, our Australasian wine list to our freshest cocktails, we strive to represent everything that is great about Australian food and culture here in New York.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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