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Employees Only

510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854 (Manhattan)
212-242-3021
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Ranked #309 of 11,620 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I have visited here several times and it never disappoints. Great selection of drinks, and perhaps the best surprise is the food. You often hear people there comment that they didn't know they serve food there. Sit up at the bar and let the bartenders order you up a selection of small plates. Or go straight for the pork chop... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This bar is very cool. It is a speak easy and decorated appropriately. The cocktails are elaborate and mixed by experts. I really enjoyed the few I tried. The draw back is how crowded the small space gets. Additonally, the drinks are in the $14-$16, which is pricey, but worth it for the quality. Overall, I would come back.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This speakeasy is as good as the hype. When we went (a Sunday night), it was fully booked and the bar was fairly busy. Nonetheless, the service was great, the drinks were perfect, and the food was delicious. We managed to get a booking about 4 hours before we wanted to eat, which I suspect was more good luck than... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Speakeasy vibe when not TOO busy, fun place to grab dinner pre-theater or other. Food very good, drinks even better and STRONG (with fun names!). Service for our large group was impeccable. Would definitely return. Can get very packed at night, recommend reservations.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to have a drink in the West Village. Great atmosphere and service. Very interesting drink menu. Very friendly

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Huntsville, Alabama
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261 reviews 261 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

A friend of ours who lives in NYC recommended we go here and it is an insiders place that treats you very well. It was Sat night about 10:00 so it was crowded and we had to wait outside until a place came available. The doorman was nice and funny and entertained everyone. Inside we went to the Bar and... More

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New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I dined here recently on a Wednesday night with a friend after dying to try this restaurant for a while. First off, they open at 6 pm during the week and not a minute before so avoid an early arrival. Once they open for the evening there is a security guy out front but he is very friendly. You immediately... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Employees Only was recommended to me by a Seattle bartender as a place in NYC I could find a good martini. He was correct. A former speakeasy, with no signage this establishment exceeded my expectations. The atmosphere is dark wood and leather. Although they have a "Monday Night Manhattan" theme, Vincent the Principal Bartender did an excellent job of stirring... More

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Toronto
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Food, ambiance, lighting, music, service is fantastic. It's rare to find a restaurant that rates exceptional in all of these areas, but Employees Only is a fantastic dining experience. The food was phenomenal and the portions very generous, the music lively and retro, and you feel like you've walked into a funky, exclusive party. This will be a "must" eat... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

EO is an intimate, sophisticated and hip place. The lamb and the steak tartar that they suggested, were incredible. The stafff charming and very friendly. It was a night to remember and hope to come back again. Call to make a reservation.

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