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Vol de Nuit

148 W. 4th St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Sixth Ave.

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Can't stop the addiction

By liznewyork on 4/1/2011

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

Great atmosphere, great drinks, what more can you ask for. And the mussels and fries are a great alternative to American bar food. I literally can't stop going here. Yes, some would say service is spotty at Vol de Nuit--not because the servers are mean or don't care, but because it's usually quite busy and people drink fast. But you also always have the option to go to the bar and get your own on the same issue. It's a chill place for a chill drink without any hassle. I<3 Vol de Nuit.

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TERRIBLE service

By natalie4485 on 5/26/2008

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

just got back from from here where i was treated like a kindergartener by the owner, Sham. it's a shame, because the beer's pretty good, though whenever he's working, the bar is mysteriously out of palm speciale (they have to go outside to the other bar for it. today, he asked for my ID (totally fine, i look very young), but instead of actually checking my ID, he asked if it was "true" with as much attitude as a kid, and then asked questions like "do you know how many fake IDs we get? 80% are fake!" and then muttered that i "must not be from ny". but if he'd spent as much time reading itas he did grilling me about it (since when do bartenders do anything but check ID then serve?) he would have seen that it was from NY state with my downtown address, and avoided being so rude. when my fiance spoke up, sham said "who are you?" then threw my ID at him and told us to get the "f" out. as we were leaving, he slammed the windows shut.

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By ParisianGirl on 12/5/2006

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

I am always craving for a terrasse in NYC and Vol de nuit not only has a terrasse but has fantastic tasting beers. I rarely had such a great choice. The waiters were very helpful and knowledgeable about the product they sell and really try to help you find the right beer for you. I strongly recommend that you get an order of fries as well, they are the best I have had in my entire life. The overall the experience is memorable every single time.

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