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Employees Only

510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854 (Manhattan)
212-242-3021
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Ranked #404 of 11,649 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
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I arrived before six and still barley got a spot! It was super fancy and drinks were Devine made by really professional bartenders! Great starting spot for a night out.

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

*Reviewing this place as a bar* I came here at about 9:30 on a Saturday night to grab some drinks with friends. There was immediately a short line at the door, and we were told by the bouncer that the bar would open at 11:30 after most of the dinner patrons leave. So we just left and came back later.... More

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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

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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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276 reviews 276 reviews
221 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 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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