Tracks Raw Bar and Grill: A Culinary Stop

Formerly located inside Penn Station, Tracks has long been known for the railroad theme that inspires staff and customers alike with old pints and murals showcasing the history of the Long Island Railroad. Tracks now sits a six-minute walk from Penn Station, on the other side of Madison Square Garden.

Bruce Caulfield, a lifetime New Yorker, and Irish-American, always wanted to create a place that had the feel of an Irish pub, with the quality of a fine dining establishment. The story goes that in 1980 Bruce and his now partners Patrick and Michael O’Brien, vowed that they would open up a bar together. 20 years later it became a reality with the opening of Tracks Raw Bar and Grill, and they couldn’t be in a better location.

Today, Tracks Raw Bar and Grill is known for the railroad-themed decor, the customer-friendly prices, and the spot to grab a beer and a meal before or after your train ride. It is also home to a few rare items that trainspotters would love, like the rare model of the 1964 World’s Fair subway that is on display inside the pub.

Oyster and Raw Bar

Dividing up the menu by east and west coast oysters is what makes Tracks unique. If you’re in the mood for some west coast oysters you can get them from British Columbia, Vancouver, and Washington. However, if you’re in the mood for the best kind of oysters than look no further. Tracks offer you Prince Edward Island, Virginia, Oyster Bay, Long Island, and Great South Bay, Long Island! Be sure to try the Long Island oysters for the freshest and delectable taste.

Pub Food Delights

Seafood isn’t for everybody—especially shellfish, so Tracks does a great job of catering to all those who would rather munch on a burger or a sandwich and some fries, and all for under $15. A specialty they have is the grilled steak sandwich served on a toasted baguette and with fries. This meal paired with one of their many tap beers will not disappoint. For those who want to be a bit more adventurous, try out their Root Beer Battered Chicken Tenders. But get there before rush hour if you want to beat all the Long Island commuter traffic!

What’s Near Tracks Raw Bar and Grill

It would be easier to say what’s not near Tracks. Being just outside of Penn Station basically gives you free rein to the city with a number of subway options, and trains coming and going. Madison Square Garden is directly above the bar, which is home to the New York Rangers, New York Knicks, and a different event almost every single night!