NYCReview

Walker’s review image

Walker's

In a Manhattan neighborhood that’s undergone a modern facelift over the last twenty years, it’s good to know not everything has changed. With the exception of a couple of new flat screens, Walker’s is pretty much exactly the same as your Pops left it back in the day when this tavern was the place to be on a Saturday night. Walker’s is a Tribeca landmark - a prime example of a [perfect_for slug=“classic-nyc-establishment”]Classic NYC Establishment[/perfect_for], and a low key spot that attracts an older crowd who enjoy a good burger and some Sports on TV. Rich with history and solid beers on tap, Walker’s serves up above average pub fare and makes up for things being a bit overpriced with large serving sizes. If we’re in the mood for a burger in Tribeca, we go to Walker’s without hesitation.

Burger This big, fat, juicy eight ounce sirloin burger isn’t the greatest burger in history, but it gets the job done right. It’s a classic tavern burger, a few steps above what you would find in a good diner, and a couple of steps below a joint that specializes in burgers. The fries are average.

Roasted Organic Chicken This right here is a Walker’s go-to. A huge plate of chicken that’s got a specific salty, garlicky flavor to it. It’s probably been the same recipe for forty years. Served with a mountain of mashed potatoes and some greens, for fifteen bucks, you really can’t go wrong.

Steak Sandwich In theory, this should be really freakin’ good - shell steak on nice thick bun with caramelized onions, fries, and greens. But it’s one of those steak sandwiches thats hard to bite into because it’s just one big slab of steak in between the bread. There are some people who like this style of steak sandwich, but not me. Definitely go burger or salad over this.

Tuna Nicoise Salad I always feel that restaurants get a little too cute with Nicoise salads. Yes, it’s nice to have an egg and green beans in the salad, but we still need some roughage to get down on too. Walker’s doesn’t get too crazy on the crazy veggies and you wind up with a good balance and sizable chunk of grilled yellowfin tuna. When I worked in Tribeca, I used to get this for lunch all the time and always left satisfied and full.

Food Rundown

Cowboy Chili

On a cold day, the Walker’s cowboy chili with sour cream, cheddar, and onion might save your life.

Featured in

.
The Best Restaurants For Watching Sports On TV guide image
Guide
The Best Restaurants For Watching Sports On TV

Eat good food and watch sports on TV. It isn’t complicated.

The Manhattan Delivery & Takeout Directory guide image
Guide
The Manhattan Delivery & Takeout Directory

Want to know which Manhattan restaurants are open for delivery and takeout? You’re in the right place.

The NYC Burger Delivery Guide guide image
Guide
The NYC Burger Delivery Guide

31 spots to get a great burger for takeout or delivery tonight.

The Best Restaurants In Tribeca guide image
Guide
The Best Restaurants In Tribeca

Burgers, sushi, tasting menus, and more.

Suggested Reading

.
Bonnie's Grill review image
Review
Bonnie's Grill

Bonnie's Grill is a great neighborhood spot with a full menu of divey bar food classics. However, we still need better options for wings in the city, and Bonnie's doesn't quite make the cut.

The Odeon review image
Review
The Odeon

Around since 1980, The Odeon is a New York City classic. It may not be the same downtown destination that it was thirty years ago, but they still serve very respectable bistro food and stiff drinks, and brunch is always reliable.

Zaitzeff review image
Review
Zaitzeff

Once you get past the prices, the burgers at Zaitzeff are pretty damn enjoyable. While it's not our favorite spot, you could certainly do worse for yourself in the Financial District.

Distilled review image
Review
Distilled

We’re not sure what recent market research indicated that Tribeca desperately needed two more upscale bar food restaurants. With no vibe and mediocre food, the drinks aren't enough to bring us back for more.