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King Cole Bar

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Address: St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., near 5th Ave., New York City, NY
Phone Number: 212/753-4500
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody Mary...

St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody Mary cocktail.

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Elegance at the St Regis Bar!

It is a true intimate experience and the history is worth the visit. This is a great place for the after dinner cordial and simply a the service is excellent. If you are staying... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2016
Thomas H
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New York City, New York
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Doha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the bar there. And i had to visit it ever couple of days. Would love to visit back soon. Staff were friendly too and charming

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

It is a true intimate experience and the history is worth the visit. This is a great place for the after dinner cordial and simply a the service is excellent. If you are staying at the St Regis a great way to end the evening .

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Thank Thomas H
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

After having dinner in the City, our group stopped by the King Cole Bar to have a after dinner cocktail. Historic bar, great people watching. There is a mural behind the bar of a king and his court, with the king smiling and the rest of his court with priceless facial expressions! I was told years ago that the king... More 

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Thank Harpo208
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Being a lover of Bloody Mary's I had to come here!!! We loved the ambience and the intimate setting. We were dressed quite summer casual but luckily so was everyone else!! Our waiter was fantastic and was passionate and knew his stuff!! Our drinks and snacks came and they were just perfect!! A great setting, good service and wonderful drinks.

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Thank Sean-Joseph D
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The Old King Cole Bar (OKC) is found on many lists of old-school “must visit” NYC bars. We had some time to kill in mid-town early on a Friday afternoon, so we dropped in. We expected old-school and expensive...and our expectation were met. We found a seat quickly. The waiter was reasonably prompt to take our order, but not rushed.... More 

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Thank MrGaucho1987
Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was really nice. Firiend of mine recommend it is shick and adult. Waiters and customers were very joyfull. 大人の雰囲気と聞き訪問しましたがシックな佇まいの中に気さくなウェイターと夜を楽しむお客さんで盛り上がっていました。

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Thank zhuangyuan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I was so excited to visit this bar since we are from Cape Cod, MA and knew our Bloody Mary's! Well , we thought we'd have the best bloody ever since they say that is what they're famous for, but sadly it was poorly made. No celery salt rimmed glass, no celery stalk, no green olives, whatever mix they used... More 

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Thank Karen B
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

The place is exceptional, unfortunately some times you have to stand a long queue. Being in the bar is a unique experience

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Thank German R
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

What a great place to hang out in, if you are at least a tiny bit dressed up. The St. Regis is one of those great hotels that just call on this former farm boy to stop by and visit. The bar is very welcoming, at least when it isn't too crowded; the champagne is icy cold; and the bartender... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Always a joy to visit. The décor is old world charm with wood paneling Library Style and a mural behind the bar that its already a classic of the bar. Classy, quiet ...great for conversation....great service and the best drinks. We had a Negroni....not an easy drinks to make balancing all the ingredients....was perfect!!! A Gin Tonic with great English... More 

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