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Brandy Library

25 N. Moore St., New York, NY, 10013
at Varick St.
212-226-5545

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5
"Mixed Reviews"

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50% would go back.

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Amazing! The hostess remembered all of my guests names...

By Scott456 on 8/26/2012

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

What an unforgettable expierience! The hostess, Leigh-Anne Asked for my guest's names and then greeted them personally @ the door. How she knows who is with which party is still a Mystery to all of us but it set the tone for a wonderful evening!

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30 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

New Manager

By jenew85 on 9/9/2011

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

After over a year and a half of refusing to go back to Brandy Library, I came in recently and was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a new manager. Much more polite and genuinely welcoming, it definitely made the right first impression. When my fiance made the reservation, he mentioned that we were coming from dinner. The gentleman at the door remembered this and asked us if we enjoyed our meal. It's the small things like that that make a place memorable. He even advised us that if there was any room for desert, that we should try the eclairs. They were delicious. The atmosphere and the service were just as great as I had remembered.

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45 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

Was Skeptical, but Had Great Time

By LeeannT on 2/21/2011

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

I never post reviews to sites, but given that I had read several rough reviews of this place prior to selecting it, I thought a different perspective would be helpful - I found this place to be great. I held a surprise 30th birthday scotch tasting for my husband and 20 friends in the lower lounge of Brandy Library this past December. I was a little bit skeptical when I first met with the owner (Flavien) for the first time as some of the reviews of this place complain of a pretentious attitude, but my fears were eased once I met Flavien in person. He worked with me to put together a tasting event exactly as my husband would want it and was not only incredibly knowledgeable, but personable as well, keeping all guests laughing and interested during the tasting. Can't say enough good things about this place. Only issue is that it is a bit pricey compared to other places that offer tastings, but you really get what you pay for at Brandy Library. I would absolutely recommend this place to others for a tasting - best one you will find. Everyone I dealt with there made me feel welcome, so I would even go back for a casual drink with friends.

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48 out of 95 people found this review helpful.

Manager was rude and uncommercial

By Tigerbee on 5/26/2010

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

First time and last time. mgr was impolite and started quoting house rules. I thought she could and should have been much more gracious. I guess you get what you pay for.. Shame though I really loved the atmosphere. Stay away

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60 out of 121 people found this review helpful.

STAY AWAY!

By JOLondon123 on 2/16/2010

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

One of the worst nights out I've ever had. These people have no idea what service means. The staff (not to mention the Manager) are extremely rude and unhelpful. I’ve never felt this uncomfortable in a bar before, and will never go there again.

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69 out of 146 people found this review helpful.

Manager is a loser!

By cniki75 on 9/20/2009

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

Do not go to this place until they change the manager. This cheap suit wearing rude douche is on a high horse for no reason. Went with a party of six and they could not seat us even though there were hardly 7 people in the entire place. Great job man! Kick people out who are willing to drop a couple hundred bucks for overpriced drinks in a recession!! Where did the owner find this guy? He should be bagging groceries at Gristedes.

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97 out of 196 people found this review helpful.

Dreadful

By CCBCJM on 8/10/2009

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

Shockingly rude--—to call the manager pretentious would be too much of a compliment--—he is downright vile. This place deserves to fail miserably as an establishment.

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80 out of 172 people found this review helpful.

Perfection

By baldrick2 on 6/24/2009

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

I have never had anything but the most courteous service, sublime cocktails, and delectable treats at this one-of-a-kind place. Not great for large groups on a weekend, but with 5 or fewer, it's a wonderful destination for passing hours and hours. And I'm sorry mnmnyc, but wtf on the racist comments? Take it somewhere else.

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74 out of 161 people found this review helpful.

Rare liquor; rude service

By xdfxdfxdf on 4/26/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

While the selection at the Brandy Library is undeniably good, the hospitality is inexcusably ungracious. There are other, more hospitable places to find MOST scotch. The rude bartenders can put a damper on an otherwise nice experience. Instead, go to Bar & Books for scotch or Pegu Club or Employees Only for cocktails.

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96 out of 175 people found this review helpful.

Great drinks but rude and ignorant staff

By mattlarga on 2/16/2009

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

Brandy Library was my absolute favorite place in the city but staff getting more pretentious everyday made this place unbearable. I'm not planing on visiting this place again for a long time.

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83 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

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