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Address: 60 E. 54th St, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 212-838-2600
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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it seemed a fun place with lots of guests enjoying earnest conversation and some applied drinking! The wine list was good and a great place to have a night cap. Did not try food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015

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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

it seemed a fun place with lots of guests enjoying earnest conversation and some applied drinking! The wine list was good and a great place to have a night cap. Did not try food.

Thank 69Armstrong
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

We are staying in the adjacent hotel and had a pleasant experience here earlier in the day. We stopped in for a night cap only to wait for over ten minutes at the bar for an inattentive and rude bartender. He was ignoring the customers and dressing down the bar assistant who was working very hard keeping everything neat and... More 

1 Thank LoveGreatValue
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We were there at the early evening at about 8 p.m. and got the last table without waiting, allthough we said just for a drink. Really good Cocktails! Self-created or classics, if offered or not, they follow your wishes. But you have to calculate about 20 $ for a drink with tips!

Thank Simone A
Glen Cove, New York
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156 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

You no longer have to be a "mover and shaker" to feel welcome at the Monkey Bar in the Hotel Elysee. I went there recently to meet two friends for a Friday lunch. I entered through the hotel lobby and was escorted to the Bar area by a very cold and aloof hostess,Carol. I don't know if the dining room... More 

2 Thank matinecock
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My partner made a reservation at the restaurant for the first night we were staying at the Hotel Elysee. We were seated right away and the hostess was very polite. The waiter took some time getting to us, as there were multiple tables in his area seated around the same time. I ordered a cocktail, which was made perfectly. We... More 

Thank Ecogirl06
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Decoration with humour and low lights create a lovely atmosphere. Good selection of cocktails and a good selection of snacks, loved the corn and truffle frittes!

1 Thank Isabella M
Cocoa Beach, FL
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114 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Recommended by the letterman staff while you wait...there are alot more friendly places. Waited forever for a drink, Way overpriced, not exactly freindly, not exactly clean. (I know it's a bar, but could you sweep the floor!)

2 Thank G8ter
Prairie Village, Kansas
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Popped in for lunch. Sat at the bar as a walkin. The duck risotto was recommended by the bartender as was a glass of their sav blanc. Wonderful and comfortable. Will go back.

2 Thank PNWAsia
New Jersey
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385 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

Took colleagues to Monkey Bar for lunch today. We were bombarded by fruit flies. At first it was one that I tried to swat away quietly, then I noticed my guests swatting them away as well. All through lunch. Completely unacceptable - I will never go back.

2 Thank TravelCuties
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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

My husband and I were looking fwd to going here. Happy to get in,etc. I have dined at many upscale/famous Manhattan restaurants (as a tourist, not business) and was looking fwd to adding this one to my list of experiences. They are clearly riding on their reputation/ Vanity Fair connections. The bar was almost "divey". I was very surprised. Go... More 

4 Thank yesimallpacked

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