Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name—and sometimes you want to go where everybody wants to know your name. Today's deal gets you a chance to be seen at the latter: for $10, you get $20 worth of contemporary bar eats and drinks at Overlook in Manhattan's Midtown East. This happening nightspot and lunchtime getaway seamlessly merges socialization and sophistication with a symmetry worthy of your Master Lock's 32-11-23 combination.
With a menu that features bar-room brawlers such as burgers, sandwiches, pastas and salads, growling stomachs are sure to catch some top-notch prey. Start with fried ravioli ($8.95) or Overlook nachos ($11.95) before putting your bear paws on a steak B.L.T. (skirt steak, BLT, and mayo served panini style, $10.95), a hearty barbecue salmon plate ($18.50), or buttermilk-pecan chicken plate ($19.95). Herbivores, meanwhile, can nibble on non-meaty options such as the grilled-vegetable wrap (seasonal veggies, field greens, and tzatziki sauce, $8.50) or the portobello mushroom melt on challah bread ($8.50). Overlook is particularly proud of its tasty half-pound burgers, topped with all the right fixings and made from meats such as fresh ground beef or turkey ($7.50–$10.25). Overlook also offers heaping helpings of hoppily fermented liquids like beer, wine, liquor, and other concoctions not suitable for pregnant damselflies.
The establishment's chic and modern atmosphere sets the mood for Overlook's savory bites and liquids by giving your tongue a shoulder rub. Meander and mingle your way through Overlook and you'll discover giant TV screens, pool tables, darts, famous cartoon walls, and a portal to the dimension of missing socks. Head for the sky and you'll find an outdoor roof garden, which is heated in the winter and extra-heated in the summer by a ball of molten lava. For those who take great pleasure in enthusiastically singing cheesy versions of even cheesier songs, head in on Tuesday for Overlook's occasionally star-studded karaoke night. With all there is to do at Overlook, it's easy to forget about snagging a bite to eat—a mistake that may cause your stomach to ditch you at the bar and go home with the first person who buys it a drink.
- Everyone here seems to go out of their way to make sure that the customers are comfortable and having a good time: from the manager providing additional seating when there were no chairs left, to the busboy referring to us by name, to the owner offering to transform my leftover matzo into matzo pizza during Passover so that I, too, could have something tasty to eat! – kalico77, Citysearch
- This is a great place for just about anything! I work in the area and come by for lunch, and then I'll get out of work and come by for drinks and mini-burgers at night. They have a pool table, a dart board, and a fantastic roofdeck that is heated in the winter. – blakehalversen, Judy's Book
- Their burgers are among the best in the city. – prior8, Judy's Book
225 E 44th St
New York, New York 10017Get Directions