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King Cole Bar

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Address: St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., near 5th Ave., New York City, NY
Phone Number: 212/753-4500
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Description: St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody Mary...
St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody Mary cocktail.
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We haven't been to the king Cole Bar since we relocated to south Florida last Sept. 2024. It was the best bar in the city. The only thing I miss in New York is the Met and the Old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We haven't been to the king Cole Bar since we relocated to south Florida last Sept. 2024. It was the best bar in the city. The only thing I miss in New York is the Met and the Old King Cole Bar in the St Regis. All the people that worked there were the best. We are coming back in... More 

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Essex, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Gorgeous bar to have drinks and chat with your friends. The Parrish mural itself is worth a visit. Bartenders/waiters very attentive and knowledgeable about drinks etc. If you want somewhere classy, this is your place.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were refused service because my fiance was wearing shorts (it's July..... during the day....and it was 100 degrees.....). We wanted to go to this bar where we've had previous memorable dates to toast our engagement. We got engaged ten minutes prior. Didn't ruin the day, but definitely NOT considering going back again, or staying at the hotel for our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The cocktails were adequate but nothing special. Maybe we hit it on a bad day but the clientele and service was such that we would go elsewhere. Expensive, so would have expected something better ...... there are many better places in New York City. Te service was poor ..... slow and cheeky. We just wanted a quality drink in a... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place isn't cheap but it's a classy place for a drink ...we love the old school elegance ..,come here for nice elegant ambiance ....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at the St Regis, especially with Angel, the wonderful soul behind the bar. Myself and my partner visited on our last evening in NYC (my partner having been in the bar a couple of days before and spoke to the staff about the cocktails, and the gin that he loves - at one point someone... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I was excited to visit the bar as several people mentioned it as a "must" in NYC. Yes, it is elegant & cozy but it's over-rated. It was pretentious & expensive ($25 for a Bloody Mary). The bartender had a TERRIBLE attitude, which made our adventure disappointing. You can skip this...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We arrived for drinks before dinner and got a nice table inside. The place oozes old world charm and you can still feel the history in the room which has now been refurbished. One of the best places to have a pre dinner drink that's not too noisy and clubby. Very civilized. Will be back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Beautiful pintings and nice people, however there is no ambience here. Ive tried to call the attention of the servers twice but hey seem to be focused in the computer more than in the guest. Prices are steep but it is one of the best bars in town. There are better spots where you can grab a drink with more... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a very high energy, place to be sort of place in New York City! If you can get a seat, enjoy the great service in a very busy place.

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