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10 Columbus Cir., 4th fl., New York, NY, 10023
at 58th St.
Luxury for a Price
By JAlan on 7/20/2004
Catering to the leisure class,the Stone Rose is one of the premier bars the city has to offer. With its decor and amazing views of Central Park, one can feel relaxed and truly at ease. The only drawback is the dreadful food slection, not to mention the food itself. Otherwise top of the line bar. However, it is wise to keep track of your tab because it can quickly turn into a several hundred dollar affair.
great view and space
By tcahill on 4/22/2004
Great view of central park day or night. Very posh great crowd. Beware of wines by the glass they are not whats listed. a glass of phelps chardonnay($22)was clearly not when served. i questioned the waitress and she insisted it was. she brought over a bottle of phelps table white. huge quality price difference.other than that well worth the trip. strictly a drinking spot the food is limited.
Stylish and Relaxing!
By ywwan on 11/12/2005
This place just cracks me up! At first glance, it is so chi-chi wannabe a scene but give it a chance, I actually have fun there. The waitresses are a bit over the top, they prance around in teeny little black dresses and thigh high boots - its so cliche you have to laugh. But they are actually pretty nice and service is quite good. The drinks are way over-priced and nothing spectacular but the appetizers are very good (and also over-priced). I think what makes it all worthwhile is the space is wonderful and there are enough people there so that it always feels like its happening. Yet if you are there with your group, you can enjoy each other's company without it being too loud or feeling crowded in by all the other people there - not that many places in the city where you can do that.
Go for the Views
By martin_chamois on 10/19/2004
Part of the Whiskey empire, the Stone Rose stands out from the rest because of both the size of the room and the view of Central Park and Columbus Circle. Time will tell if this will just be a tourist bar or will develop its own character and clientele.
Great spot, but expensive as....
By cwm21 on 4/1/2004
Absolutely beautiful spot, but expect to pay beautiful spot prices. Great drink menu, with a few new and innovative drinks. Prices range $12 to $18 per drink, but between the attmosphere and the drink, I would say it is worth it......for a round or two. Anymore, make sure you can claim it on an expense account.
Great Space, But No Where to Sit
By woostergirl on 2/24/2008
Stone Rose is billed as an upscale bar/lounge in the Time Warner Center, worthy neighbor to the restaurants Porter House, MASSA and Per Se. The decor is modern art deco and very spacious. The music on Saturday night is a fun blend of older top 40 music. The drinks are a bit outrageously priced and I couldn't take in the view at night. But the main problem is that it is not a relaxing place to have a drink. All the seating appear to be reserved and yet empty at 11p on a Saturday night. Stone Rose gives the cold shoulder.
Good drinks, nice, but service is very slow
By joeranwater on 12/16/2008
Ill start off by saying the Stoned Rose is one of my favorite places. Ive been there about 5 or 6 times and the service is mixed at best. Half of those times, there is never anyone at the front to greet you. Its as if the greeter is cleaning tables between greeting. Also, once you're in side, you need to order your 2nd drink at the point you are half way through your first drink becuase it takes a while to flag one of the waitresses and some time before they return. Again, I experienced this more than half the times Ive been here. Overall, a nice place to go to once or twice but the service would be a problem to come here as a regular.
Great view, not so great service
By re506 on 1/15/2008
While the view is stunning and the food and drink are certainly decent, the prices are not and the service is practically nonexistent. My date and I stood by the door for close to ten minutes before anyone even noticed we were standing there, and even after we were seated, service was spotty at best--not to mention the fact that the prices did seem a little high. There are better options out there.
As a resident of the Upper West Side...
By blewvelvet on 5/18/2012
We've been looking for a place to frequent..that means "affordability" and "decent". The dancing space would be a plus. I called and they mentioned that they do NOT play mainstream music - GREAT! We don't like the same looped bar of music for an hour anyway. Also Kanye and Beyonce is for kids with no trained ear. Yet..So far the visitor reviews here are awful on this place. Why does it have a critic pick? Look..anyone who knows the upper west side..knows that's it's 60% rent stabilized/rent controlled. That's the percentage in our building. Nobody gives up their apartments and tend to pass them down through generations! This also means the majority is middle income. It's been that way since the 30s. There has been a movement to gentrify it and make it some upper middle class to uber wealthy area...that will not happen for some time. Since they cannot sell 800 sq ft for 1.1 million...I don't see anything changing anytime soon. SO..what I'm saying is you can get more out of the middle class if it's affordable. The frequency of selling a drink under $10 is better than having no one come to your place or just having tourists. If there is no life and no community it will not last as a business...not on the upper west side at least. They are too much like family there. I think it's a wonderful space...but not realistic. I would've given a higher rating..it really comes down with how much you want to blow on weak drinks. I will settle for the local dive bar!
By JacquelinePCox on 2/20/2011
My guests and I reserved a table by the window on Saturday, February 19. The views of Columbus Circle were lovely and I can certainly see the draw for visitors even though we all live on the Upper West Side. The bottle of Champagne we ordered was served warm and when we finally flagged our server down, she defensively informed us that all the bottles were warm and we would have to patiently wait for it to chill in the ice bucket. Since when is Champagne served warm? We exchanged the champagne for average cocktails, paid and left. Service was non existent for the most part; slow and unprofessional at best. We never saw the presence of a manager either. This lounge has potential but for now, try another spot.
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