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Tillman's Bar & Lounge

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165 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001 40.74561 -73.993254
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-627-8320 Send to Phone

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    5 out of 10

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    6 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, DJ, Fireplace, Live Music, Lounge, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Official Website

tillmansnyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

F, M at 23rd St.; 1 at 28th St.

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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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That dapper man at the anonymous double doors might seem to be guarding a juke joint, but aside from dressing his waitress in a cigarette-girl getup, loading the cocktail menu with expertly mixed classics like the Old Fashioned, and putting some Coltrane on the speakers, Lesly Bernard was careful not to make his follow-up to Clementine’s and Pravda pure throwback: Just look at the photos on the cheery yellow walls and you’ll see that Parliament shares space with Bessie Smith and Big John Patton over clubby U-booth alcoves that recall Lenox Lounge. And though bottled Sugar Hill nods toward Harlem, don’t look for chicken and waffles on the menu: The sourdough patty melt comes topped with red pepper compote, while the French onion soup, accompanied by homemade spicy potato chips, pairs a spicy dipping jus with a grilled-Gruyère sandwich made from a garlic-rubbed country loaf. There are more traditional small dishes too, but you’re unlikely to be chowing on ribs if you’ve snagged a seat in the red-lit back enclave, under a skylight and next to a roaring stone fireplace.

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