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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
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 108
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Great cocktails

I got there whit two more friends on a late Tuesday night and it was great. The only down part is that the A/C wasn't working that night. I tried 6 cocktails and they all were amazing, especially the spiced old fashion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I got there whit two more friends on a late Tuesday night and it was great. The only down part is that the A/C wasn't working that night. I tried 6 cocktails and they all were amazing, especially the spiced old fashion.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Probably a charming place. We never got to find out. It's a small place, and it was way too packed. Probably a victim of it's own success. The one drink we had was great. Hence the extra star.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I don't know where to start first. I would just say that I had a wonderful experience every time I ve been there. Service is fantastic, especially bartenders. I am not a big cocktail drinker but I always try to have at lest one of their creations, its just superb. Food is limited but tasteful, you mast try their Balkan... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was a fun place to grab some drinks. We lucked and got two seats at the bar shortly after arriving. The place was packed and stayed that way the whole time we were there on a Saturday night. Good cocktails, although my Moscow mule coils have been spicier. The bartender made my friend drinks by request which she greatly... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was a great choice to impress my date. I stuck with straight alcohol but she loved the cocktails. This is just upscale enough to impress without breaking the bank. The interior is comfortable for masculine and feminine alike. Sets everyone at ease. Sexy hostess, waitress, psychic reader.... They know how to set the mood and get everyone relaxed and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Impeccable cocktails, atmosphere and service! I especially enjoyed the Billionaire and Pisco Sour cocktails, with the Mata Hari running a close second. The Butterscotch cheesecake with sea salt is dessert perfection... All this while getting a shockingly accurate psychic reading from the charming and sexy resident clairvoyant... A unique experience!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Interesting modern speak easy that has managed to keep the uniquely NY style. Great Food, Great Bar and a lively scene of both expats and New Yorkers Had the rib eye steak and it was cooked to perfection. Bacon wrapped lamb chops are mouth watering Oysters were surprisingly fresh. Make sure to try the cocktails

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A great menu of drinks, something to suit everyone. Service was top notch and the atmosphere low key. You could have good conversation with those around you and didn't feel the drink until you stood up! Lovely interiors and good vibes.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place was a great choice! great craft cocktails in a great atmosphere- a local place with a little bit if speakeasy vibe to it. We also had the marrow poppers and lambchops- poppers were good, lamb chops were fantastic! Our cocktails were fun, inventive, delicious and only $16ea ! We even went on "silk sunday" and caught a little... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have been to this place since when it opnede more than 10 years ago. Great place for drinks and ambiance. Always very crowded but fun

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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 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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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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