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Bemelmans Bar

35 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-1827
+1 212-744-1600
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carlyle hotel” (37 reviews)
“cover charge” (28 reviews)
“jazz trio” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar
35 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-1827
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

I love Bemelmans! It reminds me of a 1940's movie set; all it needs is for Bogart and Bacall to come strolling in to complete the vision. It's not cheap; figure about $50 per person, but the jazz piano is uniformly excellent, which makes it...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Having read the reviews, I was expecting a very busy little place. Must have been the time of day we were there, because we had the whole place to ourselves. It was magical. It felt like an episode of MadMen or Sex in the City....More

Thank Skislikeagirl
Reviewed September 4, 2017

This is my favorite jazz club in New York. Absolutely perfect! The talent is consistently top notch. We were treated to the Chris Gillespie Trio. Mr. Gillespie's vocals are superb, and the band played at exactly the right volume for the space. We arrived a...More

Thank Rance C
Reviewed August 23, 2017

A absolute must for you to see and enjoy, this place is in the upper east side in the Carlyle Hotel. The history about this place is great, Google it. Great service/ great staff/ great time.

1  Thank randykiel23
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Had a wonderful cocktail and light meal while listening to amazing piano during the 5:30-7:30pm timeframe. No cover charge until later in the evening.

Thank Suefowl
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

I've been wanting to see the murals for many years. At last I had the time, was near enough and made a point of it. I'm so glad. The murals by the creator of Madeline are whimsical and like a warm embrace. My gin and...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed August 17, 2017

How Could you pass up a drink or two after a great meal at the restaurant. Throw some great music and that makes it even better. Oh yes and a few drinks just makes me look better to my longtime love.

1  Thank bulltrvlr
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Bemelmans is incredible. The drinks and food are, of course, spectacular. The service is spot-on and ultra attentive. One of my favorite parts of Bemelmans is the people you meet. It's very private, but at the same time, there are always interesting and excellent people...More

1  Thank Alec B
Reviewed August 12, 2017

The beauty of this location cannot be written about, you can only experience it. Go to The Carlyle. When you are there enjoy being surrounded by Madeline in all her glory. The bizarre part of the visit was the music system played the same song...More

Thank Intheeventof
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Bemelmans Bar is located in The Carlyle Hotel in the Upper East side of NYC. It is one of the best bars in the world, combining old world charm with delicious cocktails and bar snacks to die for. While you eat and drink you can...More

Thank Sarah G
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institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
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Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
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stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Maryanne & Duke W
December 8, 2016|
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Response from Maryanne & Duke W |
Well, we went as planned on Wednesday night,the 28th. That afternoon, I called Bemelmans and gave them the story. The manager was very enthusiastic and said she would hold a table for us. We arranged to arrive around... More
November 21, 2016|
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Response from DoctorRetired | Reviewed this property |
It's usually hit and miss...even arriving a bit earlier is no guarantee, unless you arrive right after the 5 PM end of work for most...They usually have two sets, one starting at 5:30 and one at 9:30...The later sets always... More
June 4, 2016|
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Response from gymtandrink | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just saw your question now-We stay at this hotel 5-6x a year when we come into Manhattan and no Bemelman's Bar does not take reservations even if you stay at the hotel. The restaurant does and of course the Cafe... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-1827
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-744-1600
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