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“Perfect Date Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bemelmans Bar

Bemelmans Bar
35 East 76th St, New York City, NY 10021 (Upper East Side)
+1 212-744-1600
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Ranked #7 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
New York, New York
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Perfect Date Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I love the ambience, especially the lighting here. I have been coming here for many years and every time I have enjoyed the experience. Not intrusive, good service, excellent drinks, peanuts too. Not cheap, but well worth the price for the overall joie de vivre.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Bern
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Always a Favorite - year after year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is such a beautifully done and classic experience! The music is special and the staff works stealthily to assure great service and not interrupt the atmosphere. The drinks and cover are pricey, but experience is so wonderful that it is worth it.

Visited December 2013
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Savannah, GA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic Bar.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stopped in several times for drinks when returning to our room. The bar feels like a home away from home. The drinks are fantastic and the entertainment is out of this world. Bemelman did all of the artwork and it is gorgeous.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Classy place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This bar has such a great vibe. Stay late and listen to some jazz. Prices are expectedly high but we'll worth a visit

Visited August 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Quintessential New York”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is the everything a New York hotel eatery is supposed to be. Elegant without being stuffy and and staff that has been there forever. You feel like you are participating in a little piece of history when you come here. Good fare, impeccable service. Priced accordingly.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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