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Marie's Crisis

#1,758 of 11,445 Restaurants in New York City
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59 Grove Street, New York City, NY
212-243-9323
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Dining options: Late Night, Drinks

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Showtune Piano Bar Awesomeness

If you love musical theatre, this is a magical place. It's a dimly lit basement and the wait staff are sassy. It's fun to sing along with everyone and no one judges your ability to sing. Note: it's CASH ONLY. So stop at an ATM before you come in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you love musical theatre, this is a magical place. It's a dimly lit basement and the wait staff are sassy. It's fun to sing along with everyone and no one judges your ability to sing. Note: it's CASH ONLY. So stop at an ATM before you come in.

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Bethpage, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Marie's Crisis is my favorite place on the planet. It's tiny, dim, in a basement and mostly standing-room-only. But there's something magical about the place. Most of the clientele is gay in more ways than one. Everyone is welcomed to the crowd as long as they're enthusiastic and don't request overly-played songs. Both staff and patrons can get catty at... More 

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Allen, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Attempted to go to this establishment with my girlfriends for my birthday. The bouncer at the door was just a jerk. He was rude and condescending to our entire group. Would not go there even if they paid me.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have hear wonderful things about this place, however the bar man would rather show people photos on his phone than serve you. Then looks at you with disdain, and all with a sign about equality above his head. I am a nice person, if you had respected me my last night in New York might of been happier. Tips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a wonderful evening. The songs, the piano, what a night!! We were 4 ladies , it was so cool. I felt 16 again. Warmly recommended .

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Put aside all your inhibitions and join the crowd here to just sing your fanny off...late at nigh/early morning are the best times when the piano is playing and the regulars are in full form. Can't wait to go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Little bar with lots of personality. Rough round the edges in look but nice drinks and fun to sing along with the queens at the piano. The only thing I would say is they seemed pretty set on their 'set list' when we went in where as other piano bars are very open about suggestions. It was fun though and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I went there the night before my birthday all by myself. Now the atmosphere is awesome! The barman is funny & nice. It's amazing to see a lady playing the piano & all the clients singing all the songs from musicals!!! I wish I could song along but I knew the words in French only (french being my 1st language... More 

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Dallas, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Visiting NYC for 50th birthday party,we attempted to stop by for a drink. Bouncer was rude and obnoxious and treated us with such disrespect we will never visit this bar.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Hola all, I had never heard of Marie's Crisis, so glad somebody we were travelling with had it mentioned to them. We walked in the door and hadn't been there 1 minute before a server took our drink order. We were packed in to a tiny space surrounding a dude on a piano. And that dude, let me tell you,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 Grove Street, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-243-9323

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  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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