2 E. 55th St., New York, NY, 10022
at Fifth Ave.
By Torreystories on 1/26/2011
We walked in and found one of the intimate round tables and relaxed into the old world feel. Some lively conversations in the air but reserved enough to carry your own. You'll pay dearly for the Clicquot. Bring the corporate card and sit back and enjoy!
By shogan1977 on 1/8/2011
Not sure why this "cocktail" bar is so highly rated... apart from the mural behind the bar, the decor and furniture is bland. But that is NOT what bothered me. What matters in a cocktail bar is knowing that when you order a drink either on or off the menu it will be made skilfully and consistently with knowledge, care and attention. Therefore being presented with a watery, fruit cup as a extremely poor excuse for an 'Old fashioned' is unacceptable. I will not be back. There are better cocktail bars in NYC and elsewhere...
By CanadianVisitor on 9/12/2010
Even though I can't really afford it, every time I'm in New York, about twice a year, I make a point of going here for a Bombay Sapphire martini. In the times that I'm not in Manhattan I fantasize about being at the King Cole Bar banquette wearing a skirt and boots, getting picked up by a well-heeled businessman who invites me up to his room in the St. Regis for a drink. Okay, it's a fantasy but I love it and I'm going to keep going back. This place has excellent cocktails and an outrageously wonderful ambience!
By MC10036 on 12/4/2006
I can't afford to go here often, but I enjoy it on a Friday after a particularly long/exhausting week, or when I need to have a serious discussion w a good girlfriend. Stiff drinks, tasty bar snacks, atmosphere that feels lively yet somehow hushed at the same time.
By mrs_effingwell on 3/9/2005
I wish it wasn't so small. Peak hours you can't get near the place. Cocktails always perfect, and the food's pretty good. Seems to be a good supply of old guys with what appeared to be youngish working gals, spicing up the room.
By huntleysf on 9/22/2003
This bar fits the St. Reigs perfectly...very small, quiet, dark, and populated with rich people. Drinks are nothing special, just the classics at very high prices. But the ambience is one of a kind, and the mural really does bring back an era.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.