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Tillman's Bar & Lounge

165 W. 26th St., New York, NY, 10001
nr. Seventh Ave.
212-627-8320

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5
"Mixed Reviews"

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38% would go back.

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It is like gambeling, you never know what you will get

By cat11225 on 10/23/2012

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

It could be the spot, the best palce in town...it has the potential and many things going for it, but unfortunately it is not. Poor management, poor customer service, not very professional service, the website is not uptodate.....what a shame...I hope one day it gets there!

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23 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

Not so cool

By luvlie24 on 10/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I always see such a chic crowd coming from this spot so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm not impressed and don't anticipate returning. My husband is 6'4 and they tried to squeeze us in between two other couples. That would have been fine bit there were 4 booths available that they claimed were reserved for larger groups. We were there for an hour and a half and NO ONE ever sat in those booths. The manager was a bit arrogant in his explanation and we had to get up and ask for menus. Best of all gratuity is included. You've got to be kidding! Average food, super small place and poor service. Hence, not so cool!

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53 out of 105 people found this review helpful.

Very poor service! Slow too! Poor management!

By TanyaEA on 6/25/2010

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

Very poor service! Slow too! Poor management! My friends and I visited this restaurant twice, hoping the second visit would be better than the first - the second visit was worse!... The waitress (same waitress on both occasions) ignored the table and only came to serve us after repeated attempts to flag her down! The manager engaged in an argument as she exclaimed to us that the reason the service was so poor/slow was because someone had missed a train and someone had called in sick!... And after receiving poor service, we were still charged a convenience tip for our table of 4!... On a good note, the food was good, and the music was nice...

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72 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

Chill spot in an unexpected location

By Melijune on 6/2/2009

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

A co-worker and I had to work late and decided to go out for a drink when we finished - we were headed to 230 fifth (our regular after work spot) but stumbled upon an unmarked spot with a line outside. We asked the doorman what it was and realized it was Tillmans. One of the guys at work raves about it so we decided to try something new. We had to wait a few minutes because we didn't have a reservation and there was some live music thing going on inside but when we got inside we realized that it was worth it. It was such a cool and unique group of people and the music was sick. We missed the live music but a DJ took over and rocked it. My boyfriend ended up meeting me there and we got a booth and food - yum. We are taking friends back this weekend.

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78 out of 148 people found this review helpful.

Great lighting and great vibe...

By liongirl on 7/16/2008

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

I'm always looking for a relaxed but upscale place for a weeknight. Tillman's fits the bill. I went last night, had a great time, and thought the staff was very friendly and the patrons were classy in their mingling, which is refeshing in a city filled with bars that don't always bring out the best in people. I'll definitely be back, with lots of friends. p.s. The French Onion Grilled Cheese sandwich was fantastic.

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84 out of 162 people found this review helpful.

Chill romantic little spot

By dwallack79 on 11/19/2007

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

Rolled into Tillman's around 6pm - despite calling ahead and being told there was no need to reserve a table - I got crap from the host about not having a table reserved. No big deal, we were seated promptly anyway with the warning that we might get booted from our table at 7. The lounge area is super mellow and romantic. The sandwiches are very good, although the cold, slimey beans they serve with them were kinda gross. And the service is pretty bad, so if you're there to relax, I highly recommend, but if you're there for a quick bite, go hit up McDonald's. Still a great date spot within walking distance of Penn.

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109 out of 236 people found this review helpful.

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