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Employees Only

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510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854
212-242-3021
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6:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 4:00 am

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice meal

We were told that this was one of the best bars in NY, and it was nice but the food was the best, please try the fish!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Jorge D
via mobile
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were told that this was one of the best bars in NY, and it was nice but the food was the best, please try the fish!

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

... maybe I shouldn't be sharing how amazing this bar is, but it truly is. Whenever I have someone out of town and wanting an amazing NYC drinks experience, this is the spot

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Rockaway, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There's a creeper haunting the bar and putting some kind of drug in the drinks. Keep your drink in front of you at all times......don't take your eyes off of it!!! My daughter and her girlfriend had the same exact amount to drink (nothing to eat). My daughter while admittedly plenty buzzed was fine but her girlfriend got horribly sick.... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was a quintessential NYC experience for me because we had to wait in line, the hostess was bossy, into herself and had a huge fur hat on and once we were inside it was loud packed and the booze was flowing. I loved it! Had this not been vacation, this would not have been the atmosphere I would typically... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

With so many choices in NYC and so many areas my girlfriend and I decided to head to Employees Only for some cocktails. When we arrived at the main door on the Saturday night at 10pm there was already a small queue forming - we were told we wouldn't get in until approx 11pm until dinner had finished (as the... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had reservations n after a less than welcoming entrance on a frigid night we get in to stand at the "hostess" stand to be passed by twice until one person stops and looks up at me like I'm a tree n asks if she could help me. I replied with "are we supposed to just stand here to be... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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164 reviews 164 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-242-3021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: International
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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