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510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854 (Manhattan)
212-242-3021
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Ranked #72 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Cuisines: International
Neighborhood:
West Village
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A small but well curated menu, excellent drinks list, fun bartenders. Came for a friend's birthday and they gave us a free dessert!

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Dined here on a Saturday night, food was great and bar was super busy. Great cocktails and attentive service. A definite must when visiting Manhattan's Lower West Side but book ahead.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We didnt nake a reservation and it was busy but were luck to get bar seats in the corner. Good cocktails, good service. Great atmosphere with candle lighting etc.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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143 reviews 143 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The #1 place in NYC. My favorite cocktails and food in Manhattan. Love the bacon wrapped baby lamb chops. You must order! There is no place else like it. Very romantic atmosphere with great service. Make sure to go early for the best experience.

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Miami, Florida, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I went for dinner with a group of friends and everything from start to finish was awesome. As an appetizer we had oysters, the charcuterie platter and lamb chops. For our main dishes we had the Black Bass, Skate, Elk and the Porterhouse Chop. Everything was fresh, cooked and seasoned to perfection and accompanied by delicious sauces. All the meats... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a very cool place in West Village. I tried some cocktail especially Royal Charter (twice) just AMAZING. Excellent cocktails, up there with the best bartenders i've ever met. It is a speak easy and decorated appropriately.

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Employees Only is hands-down one of the best bars I've ever visited. We found the bar on Yelp, and were originally intending to just have a drink or two, but we ended up staying for the entire night (from about 9 pm - 4 am). During the summer, Sundays have a "silky" theme, which means the whole staff dress in... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We booked a table for dinner (as you can't book for just drinks) which meant we skipped the queue outside and were guaranteed seats! We just shared the meat and cheese platter (which was very nice) and sampled several of their fantastic cocktails, overall it was a great experience and I'd go again!

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Rome, GA, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I visit EO every time I come to NYC. We ended up there the first time when I suggested to an NY friend that we go somewhere local and fun, and this is what she suggested. I love the long list of cocktails, and my favorite meal is the orecchiette. There is a killer list of sides as well. Pair... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Friends told us about this place and we decided to give it a try. I think they are more known for their cocktails than the cuisine. Both were good. 15.00 drinks in NYC are typical but not with the flair they present here. Food was tasty and reasonable price wise.

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Additional Information about Employees Only

Address: 510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854
Phone Number: 212-242-3021
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: International

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