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King Cole Bar & Salon

St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., New York, NY 10022 40.761631 -73.974865
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-339-6857 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Bistro, Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

kingcolebar.com

Hours

Sun., 7 a.m.-midnight; Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-1 a.m.

Nearby Subway Stops

F at 57th St.; E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.; 4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.

Prices

$15-$41

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Classic NY
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Design Standout
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

n/a

Profile

First opened in 1932 and frequented by Salvador Dalí, Marilyn Monroe, and John Lennon, the taste of Old New York can still be found inside the St. Regis Hotel's renovated King Cole Bar and Salon. The opulent dining room has marble columns, massive chandeliers, and gold-relief friezes with chariots and cherubs. The dark-wood bar boasts a Maxfield Parrish mural featuring King Cole seated in his throne, and it's an ideal spot to sip old-fashioned cocktails while chatting with classy patrons. The polished staff offer diners informed insight on selections from John DeLucie and Bassim Zafar’s upscale Italian-leaning New American menu. Highlights include the butternut-squash soup with crispy shallots, which has a subtle cream and generous turmeric spiciness that gives your cold bones a warm hug. The creamy risotto with wild mushrooms and Tuscan kale is served piping hot in a ceramic pot, and a side of maple turnips hails straight from a farm: Both are good choices. Dishes are well thought-out here, as grilled lamb merguez comes with roasted grapes and is served atop a wooden plank with micro greens. King Cole's elegant takes on classic desserts include an apple-blackberry cobbler served with house-made vanilla gelato and warm bread pudding topped with an apricot glaze and Calvados crème anglaise.

Recommended Dishes

Maple turnips, $12; Grilled lamb merguez with roasted grapes, $26

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