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Address: St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., near 5th Ave., New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-753-4500
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 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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Okay, it's the Saint Regis. It's supposed to be expensive. BUT it's also supposed to have great service, and this is where the experience goes south. How long should you wait for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 5, 2016
Richard P
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

One of the best bars in NYC. The atmosphere is typical of a bar with businessmen, wealthy and tourists at the same time. Everyone is served the same. The climate is cozy but sometimes a bit louder from the many voices. To the drinks one receives unsolicited small snacks which are always replenished. The service is top like you're accustomed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Best to do this during a week day when the bar isn't jammed. The reviews talk about how frenetic it is in there, but we found just the opposite. We were there around 1:00 on Friday. That gives you great service, plenty of time to check out the mural by Maxfield Parrish and chat with the bartender. Such a kick... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Okay, it's the Saint Regis. It's supposed to be expensive. BUT it's also supposed to have great service, and this is where the experience goes south. How long should you wait for a $25 shot? How long does it take for the bowl of nuts if the waiter actually cared? better bet for a top experience- go across 5th avenue... More 

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Thank Richard P
County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This is the place where Bloody Mary is born, So me and my friends went here to enjoy the Red Snapper (Bloody Mary) compliment with their delicious bar menu. I had the oysters and may i say that it's the best combination to make your tong dance it's happy dance. The service is from a high end quality, definitely made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 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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Thank messyk
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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