Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Nightlife & Music > Campbell Apartment

All Reader Reviews of...

Campbell Apartment

15 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, NY, 10017
nr. 43rd St.
212-953-0409

Avg. Rating

6
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

63% would go back.

Write your own review

Worst bar ever!

By smilelots on 7/31/2008

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

Half-decent drinks, terrible crowd, way too crowded, and service with an attitude. My friends and I will never return.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
190 out of 437 people found this review helpful.

It is TOO awesome

By lilcowpoke on 9/25/2008

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

If you go after work on a weeknight, it is absolutely true that the place is packed to the gills with horrible young associate fratty types. If, however, you go for an early weekend drink or a late night stop in, it is the stuff of fantasy. The drinks are delicious & storng (especially the Robber Baron), if expensive. Go with a budget, stay for one or two. It's so very old New York & worth every penny.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
222 out of 402 people found this review helpful.

Oh Pshah !

By HossK on 11/12/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Smilelots needs to smile more ! This is a cool spot and a New York landmark besides. The restoration is very well done and there are few signs of the MTA having used it as a storage room prior to its current incarnation. The cubic volume of the space is consistent with the grandeur of GCT and the details on walls and ceiling give you a glimpse of what it might have been like to be John Campbell (if you need more check out his safe in the fireplace). The potions are great if pricey and it's a 5 min walk to your train home. Event Planner Tip: If you have a group call ahead and make a reservation.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
214 out of 401 people found this review helpful.

My favorite place in New York City

By daffy22 on 4/3/2009

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

I love, love, love the Campbell Apartment. The decor is just fabulous, the staff is exceptionally courteous, and the bartender makes many excellent drinks. Not only are these classic cocktails fantastic, the hostess does a wonderful job of pouring and presenting them. I did not discover this place until after I left New York, which makes me very sad. But I would detour my travels to Grand Central any time just so I could have a drink here. In short, whether you are on a date, conducting an informal business meeting, or simply passing through New York, you will love your time at the Campbell Apartment.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
228 out of 414 people found this review helpful.

its a wow

By lynneemuldoon on 11/26/2010

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

After visiting New York and all its sights last week, one of my favourite places was the Campbell Apt,atmosphere was amazing and better still was the service and cocktails they served. Try a candied apple martini,to die for......

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
138 out of 279 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

By glyn on 3/11/2012

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

Visit on 3/11. Place was half empty, but the waitress insisted on seating us on the cheap seats. Restrooms scanky like a freeway service area.

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
95 out of 201 people found this review helpful.

double standards

By boatguy66 on 2/10/2013

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

there dress code sucks.......they let in all the drunk santa's but you cant go in with nice shorts and a button down shirt......

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
42 out of 97 people found this review helpful.

A hidden gem

By ABrownBagGourmet on 3/8/2013

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I am not well-educated on New York nightlife. However, I am well-traveled and have to say that of all the hidden gems I've visited from Florence to Sydney or California to Soho - Campbell Apartment is one of my favorites. There is a dress code, and sometimes the service is slow, but the people watching and the over all atmostphere is delightful. AND, I've never had a better dirty martini!

Did you find this review helpful?
Yes No Request Removal
41 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

Add Comment

You will be prompted to sign in with your NYMag or
Facebook account.

  awful average excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Overall
Would you go back?

Some Hints:

  • The best reviews give a clear sense of why you liked or disliked a restaurant, bar, or store. And that means details. Mention specifics dishes, type of crowd, pros and cons...
  • If it's helpful to compare one place to another, go for it.
  • Come up with clever, funny, pithy subject lines, and write in the first person.
  • Don't forget to read the user rating guidelines and rules.
CloseUpdating your review
By
| Not you?
Advertising
Advertising
>
Advertising