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Death & Co.

433 E. 6th St., New York, NY, 10009
nr. Ave. A
212-388-0882

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7
"Recommended"

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60% would go back.

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Not worth your long wait

By pak1121 on 7/12/2013

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

I went to Death and Co. last night. I walked inside and saw 4 empty tables at 9 pm on a thursday night. Despite this, the Bouncer - with a stupid smirk and nervous laugh - asked me and my date to wait outside until a smaller table for 2 people opened up. He claimed that the tables were for larger groups despite the fact that at one of the open tables there were only 2 chairs and there were no large parties waiting. Now its one thing for 2 people to take a table meant for larger groups when the place is packed and seating is needed, but when the place is dead and we're the only people waiting and you have 4 tables.....its bad business to not let us sit. In fact the dufus bouncer told us the wait would be 40 minutes to sit (they don't allow you to stand near the bar and the bouncer actively removed us from the premises even though we had already walked inside). We didn't mind leaving though because the atmosphere of the place fit the bar's name perfectly. Do not waste your time waiting here - better options are abound throughout the city.

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16 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Perfect

By BrentMD on 6/24/2010

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

Just a cool place with amazingly creative (but not for the sake of it) drinks, good food, and chill ambiance. I've been 6 or 7 times and aside from the occasional wait, never have had anything but great times here. GO.

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62 out of 131 people found this review helpful.

awesome!

By mandyreno on 3/22/2010

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

Love this place! Drinks/servers/atmosphere are incredible. Every time I go I have a great time.

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93 out of 179 people found this review helpful.

Beware jessica pt. 2

By nycdyner on 2/17/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7

I just receive another e-mail from the owners at death and co. and this time it was evident that it was a real letter written by a real person. It is amazing how satisfying that is to me. He told me of the actions they are taking and apologized sincerely. it really does make a huge difference. We assured him that our overall view of the restaurant hasn't been tainted by the actions of one poor server and although it might not be soon, but death and co isn't written off for us.

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91 out of 187 people found this review helpful.

No standing!!

By renee1228 on 9/13/2009

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

NO STANDING, its a rule! Their web site indicates if there is a wait, they will call you when seating becomes available - this kind of sounds like they are talking about dining only, but be aware, this applies to the bar too. Their rule of everyone needing to be seated is odd in a city of bars where you can sit OR STAND as you like and enjoy your evening. We experienced a few other snags - one is a literal snag - there is an exposed nail on top of one of their very small banquets. The dining area is cramped. The air conditioning was apparently on, but my group saw no evidence of this - we were melting in our small banquet the whole time and we left as a result. One positive is that the menu is filled with interesting old new york cocktails and snacks. But for the weird sitting rule and sweltering conditions, I would have stayed to enjoy more of the menu.

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107 out of 219 people found this review helpful.

Consistently excellent

By infophiliac on 7/24/2009

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

I've been here several times (with another visit planned for tomorrow night) and have been more impressed each time. Never had a problem from the door guy, and when there has been a wait, they've been happy to take my cell number so I can get a beer at Cherry Tavern Down the street. I would never go at peak hours on a Friday or Saturday, but have done early evening there on those days on occasion with never more than a short wait and no sense of rush inside. Sitting at the bar is always a treat to see the bartenders at work and get a little history lesson from them on what I'm drinking. The bar won my permanent allegiance when I expressed a real appreciation for one of their drinks and the bartender printed out the recipe for me.

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143 out of 259 people found this review helpful.

Great night out!

By GtrNyc on 2/23/2009

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

A couple of Saturdays ago my girlfriend and I slipped in to Death&Co for a couple of drinks and ended up staying a better part of the night. We each tried 5 or 6 different drinks and loved all of them! I highly recommend the Oaxaca old fashioned. After a few drinks we decided it was time for a few bites to eat so we tried the veggies with fondue, crab cakes with tuna sashimi, and homemade pretzels. All of them perfect accompaniments to our cocktails. Can't wait to go back soon!

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95 out of 196 people found this review helpful.

Staggering Attitude

By David_France on 1/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

The drinks are great -- and urgently necessary after dealing with a ridiculous and absurd doorman. My table was given away because my guest was a half-block away, visible as he approached the door. I won't go again.

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140 out of 228 people found this review helpful.

note to self

By djp on 11/13/2008

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

Drinks were thoughtfully considered and executed. Just be aware of their no standing policy, which is great in theory but can be a little tense in practice.

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102 out of 202 people found this review helpful.

meh...

By amanti on 10/10/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

This place looked appealing because it seemed to have a sort of 'used-to-be-a-hotspot' thing. i.e. cheap cocktails, no waiting. It turns out that the drinks are good-ish, the food is a middling take on standard bar fare, and the decor is sort of the budget version of the gothic speakeasy. The slovenly boy at the door is the killer. He made sure to alienate everyone who entered the bar. I just wanted to say to him "dude, there's no one pushing to get in. be nice. it's better for business." So many other places do it better.

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