Santiago’s Beer Garden: Menu, Hours, and Recommendations

Searching for authentic Dominican comfort food, a gorgeous patio, cocktails, and stunning garden vibes? Look no further. If you’re in New York, you need to stop by Santiago’s Beer Garden in Harlem.

Matthew, the business owner, was born in the Bronx and has been in the restaurant business since he was 17 years old. Santiago’s menu is full of mouth-watering creations, delectable entrees, and beyond-tasty drinks.

Read on to see why this hot spot has been such a hit since its opening in 2018.

Location 2337 1st Ave New York, NY 10035
Contact Information Phone: (212) 920-6165
Official Website
Hours Monday—Thursday: 11 AM to 10 PM

Friday—Sunday: 11 AM to 10:30 PM

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Indoor and Outdoor Seating for Any Occasion

From dates to meet-ups with friends, birthday parties, or larger events, you can do it all at Santiago’s. They have indoor space and also an outdoor garden area with a spectacular ambiance.

The restaurant also celebrates a wide array of special days. Some events coming up to keep an eye out for:

  • Memorial Day (May 30th | 11 AM to 10 PM)—Celebrate the long weekend with Santiago!
  • National Cheese Day (June 4th| 11 AM to 10 PM) –They love ‘cheesy’ holidays!
  • National Martini Day (June 19th| 11 AM to 10 PM) –No explanation needed.
  • National Fried Chicken Day (July 6th| 11 AM to 10 PM)

For a full list, click here.

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Air-conditioned Bliss

There are few things more refreshing than stepping into a cool space on a hot summer’s day and getting your hands onto an ice-cold drink. Santiago’s recently updated their space by putting in AC units for an even more comfortable experience.

There is also heated outdoor seating for when the weather gets a little chilly. Table for two, please.

Glowing Reviews

Google Reviews 4.4/5 stars

Yelp 4.5/5 stars

Facebook 4.5/5

 There seems to be a pattern here. It goes without saying that the vast majority of those who visit Santiago love it there.

In addition to the yummy eats, guests have frequently commented on how friendly their staff and servers are.  Many fans keep coming back for the fantastic happy hour.

In terms of noise level, Santiago’s would be in the middle of the pack. They do have music playing but you’ll still be able to converse at a comfortable level.

Matthew truly gives his best effort to provide a positive experience for his guests. Even from his response to online reviews, you can tell that he takes pride in making sure diners are well looked after.

Natural lighting and Instagram-Worthy Pics

There is a clear sunroof and so much natural light—great for taking foodie pics. The restaurant also has several striking murals that make for beautiful backdrops for all of your posts.

With trees, plants, and vines decorating the space, the restaurant almost feels like an escape in itself. The servers and staff also try their best to make it as pleasant an experience as possible. Feel free to ask them for their recommendations, they love giving them.

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Bringing it to you: Catering

Craving Santiago’s food for your own event? They offer a wide selection of catering options.

Their empanadas—you can choose from savory beef, cheese, or chicken—are great appetizers and there are more than 10 hot entrees to choose from.

Build your own menu and it is sure to be a hit. All you need is to set your delivery address, input the date, and give them an accurate headcount.

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Popular Dishes: Must-tries

According to Santiago’s, these are their most popular dishes. First time at the restaurant or want to try something new? You might want to opt for one of these beauties.

  • Stewed Chicken/Pollo Guisado
  • Garlic Shrimp / Camarones Al Ajillo
  • Stewed Beef / Res Guisado
  • Skirt Steak Churrascao
  • Empanadas Trip
  • Steak and Onions / Bistec Enceboladdo
  • Fried Double Pork Chop / Chuletra Frita

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Uplifting Drinks

Santiago’s drink menu is just as impressive as its food roster. Better yet, there are alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.

Their cocktails come in single or group-sized servings which are perfect for sharing. You can’t go wrong with a signature classic jalapeno margarita or hurricane made of soju, passion fruit, orange, pineapple, and cherry syrup.

Santiago’s wine and beer list is also noteworthy. They have ports and beers from all over the world.

Drinks to Try:

Non-alcoholic Alcoholic
· Mint limonade

· Virgin mule

· Passion fruit soda

· Malta

· Country Club

· Mojito

· Santiago’s Punch (soju, passion fruit, pineapple)

· Caipirinha

· Mimosa

· House champagne

· Nortico Alvarinho

· Guinness

· Heineiken

· Paloma

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  • $25 Bottomless Mimosas and Bellini’s every day until 4 PM (the whole table must participate)
  • Happy Hour! Features $6 beers | $7 wines | $9 Cocktails
  • You can find a full list of their daily specials here

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Frequently Asked Questions

– Do they accept reservations?

Yes! You can easily make reservations online. They ask that you arrive on time with the complete party. There is a 15-minute grace period and a 90-minute dining limit.

Of course, walk-ins are always welcome and guests are seated on a first-come-first-served basis. Have a party of 6 or larger? You can email with your name, date, time, and party size.

– Do they offer delivery?

Yes, they offer delivery via Grub Hub, Postmates, and UberEats.

– What COVID safety measures does the restaurant have in place currently?

Masks are required as guests enter the restaurant. Staff is also wearing masks for enhanced safety. If you would like to sit indoors, they currently require proof of vaccination. This does not apply to outdoor seating.

– What forms of payment do they accept?

Santiago’s accepts cash, credit cards, and Apple Pay.

– Is the restaurant wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the restaurant is wheelchair accessible.

– Does the restaurant have Wi-Fi?

Yes, the restaurant has Wi-Fi.

-Is there parking?

Yes, there is street parking near the restaurant. There are also nearby parking stations for bikes.

– Are there vegan and vegetarian options?

Yes, Santiago’s menu contains vegan and vegetarian options.

– Is gratuity included?

For parties of 5 or more, there is an 18% gratuity included in the bill

– Are dogs allowed in the outdoor seating area?

Yes, dogs are allowed.

– Is there an age requirement (21+)?

No, all ages are welcome at Santiago’s though all alcohol regulations will be followed.

Location and Directions

Santiago’s Beer Garden

2337 1st Ave.

New York, NY 10035

United States

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