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212 Restaurant and Bar

133 E. 65th St., New York, NY, 10065
nr. Lexington Ave.
212-249-6565

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8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

80% would go back.

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Private Event Feedback

By lucien10021 on 1/12/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Absolutely outstanding from the time I inquired to the the end of the event. Great room, great pricing, very attentive service and fantastic food.

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79 out of 138 people found this review helpful.

Upper East Side Favorite

By davidcraneberg on 1/12/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

One of my favorite restaurant on the UES. Great food, excellent cocktails and the largest vodka selection uptown. The place is always gem. May be the previous reviewer went to the wrong place

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83 out of 144 people found this review helpful.

Hmmm...dead on a Tuesday night

By ryan3719 on 12/9/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Maybe I was early (9:30PM) or maybe it was just a bad night, but I went to 212 on Dec 8th and the place was DEAD DEAD DEAD. The bartender was cute (not smokin' hot, but cute) and she was very friendly. She chatted me up for 10 minutes while I waited for a friend to join me (hey, she had nothing better to do 'cause the place was DEAD). We stayed for half an hour and then moved on to another spot that was much better. I may give 212 another try, but there are so many choices in New York and this one just didn't pan out.

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76 out of 156 people found this review helpful.

GREAT PLACE OVERALL

By paniesky on 12/4/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Very good food, excellent cocktails and large vodkas selection. Service is very attentive.

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85 out of 170 people found this review helpful.

Yummy

By NYCedie on 8/11/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Went there last night, immediately had a very low-key, local feel... The hostess was so accommodating, we initially wanted to sit outside, but then once we realized how hot and muggy it was, they moved us inside- no fuss, no dirty looks, no problem. The decor is very casual chic; a lot of white linen, candles, and dim lighting. Now, the food... WOAH. DELISH. I had heard the food was good, but I was not expecting this.. everything was delicious, the appetizers, and the pasta with chicken and cream sauce I ordered was out of this world. The desserts too, did not disappoint. Nutella crepes?? Heaven. The only reason I don't give a 10 is because our waiter could have been a tad more attentive... but still, I cannot wait to go back!

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87 out of 165 people found this review helpful.

APPRECIATION

By cdavidoof on 8/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

HERE IT IS...212 MUST BE APPRECIATED FOR WHAT IT IS,...A GREAT PLACE TO EAT , DRINK AND MEET PEOPLE...I AM SO GLAD THE MASS DON'T GET THIS PLACE AND DON 'T REALIZE HOW GOOD THEY ARE

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73 out of 150 people found this review helpful.

Total Scammers, Obnoxious and Not Cute:

By stylista08 on 2/4/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Unfortunately, we, my boyfriend and I, went here for New Years. I would never go back, bring a date, or go here on business. Unless, I wanted to eat food that was mediocre and overpriced or have the staff who they claim is cute, but are far from it, scam their clientele. As someone who is from the city, waitressed, and bartended, and former model, don't waste your time. Unless, you want to celebrate New Years waiting for the ball to drop just so you could go. They say this place draws a thirty something crowd; my almost 90 year old grandma has more and is more exciting than this, even when sitting on the couch, watching infomercials, saying nothing at all. If you don't have a grandma or want to be robbed then by all means, it's a "10" ;).

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73 out of 144 people found this review helpful.

BEAUTIFUL CROWD....GREAT AMBIANCE

By GEOCL on 1/17/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The first thing you will notice when entering this place is how beautiful the bartenders are. Then the decor very Miami like. This spot also has a great vibe as they pump the music pretty loud. The food...underestimated...is actually really good. Try their veal milanese and the pastas. As for the crowd very euro chic.

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114 out of 222 people found this review helpful.

GO WITH A DATE

By lecrakeur on 1/17/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

212 IS EXCEPTIONAL ESPECIALLY IF YOU GO WITH A DATE....GREAT VIBE, GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE, GOOD FOOD WITH A MENU FULL OF CHOICES

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112 out of 213 people found this review helpful.

THE BEST HOT SPOT UPTOWN

By jojofren on 1/16/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I HAVE BEEN GOING TO 212 FOR YEARS AND IT'S THE BEST SPOT UPTOWN IF NOT IN NYC....NOT KIDDING. BEST LOOKING BARTENDERS, BEST COCKTAILS, 110 VODKAS, HUGE MENU, GREAT FOOD, INEXPENSIVE FOR THE AREA, GREAT MUSIC AND ALWAYS A GOOD CROWD...THEY ALSO HAVE A GREAT BRUNCH WITH BABY FOOD!!!

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