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510 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014 40.73339 -74.006299
nr. Christopher St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-242-3021 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10


    56 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: Brunch, Fireplace, Hot Spot, Romantic, Singles Scene, Swank
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Daily, 6pm-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


The name of this railroad cocktail bar plays on the notion that the staff has more fun, and the clientele gets off on an insider's feel without the labor. Deco details of terraced lighting around the pressed-tin ceiling and overhead luggage racks in the elevated dining room are of a piece with the dapper service and drinks. Bartenders with anachronistic parted hair and handlebar mustaches, suited in white chef's jackets, prepare Golden Age renditions of the Pisco Sour, Manhattan, and Bloody Mary, and shake and muddle fresh ingredients for the throat-tickling Ginger Smash, fragrant strawberry Fraise Sauvage, and the Hemingway Daiquiri, which has a smoothness that’s often missing from grapefruit-tinged cocktails. An abundance of single malts, tequilas, and even ryes gleam from the bar shelves, but a few bottled beers are available for diehards. Seating is scarce on the weekends, when a polished crowd with flickers of downtown style fills the room, and a pat eighties soundtrack throws the general conceit to the wind. Guests seeking a bit of escape can chance a tarot card reading in the small foyer.


Dishes like roasted organic chicken and trout are served until midnight in the often-booked dining room, which is furnished with a wraparound banquette. There is also a special late-night menu, served from midnight to 3:30am. In winter the fireplace is lit.

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