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The Empire Lobby Bar

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44 W 63rd St, New York City, NY 10023-7029
+1 212-265-7400
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“chuck bass” (3 reviews)
“nice drinks” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
44 W 63rd St, New York City, NY 10023-7029
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As this is the only place to have a cocktail, or similar in the hotel i paid a visit, wine was very good but to expensive, the staff were helpful and friendly

Thank Rodney J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been visiting the Empire for 30+ years. It seems to only get better. Good wine selection, great bar staff and a wonderful location. I'll keep visiting.

Thank Loup407
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bar was really nice busy most nights and had a real nice vibe, plenty of suits and cool cats in this bar... sort of fitting when you see the interior of the hotel, nice drinks and good service

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in the Empire bar with friends before a night out. The drinks were amazing, albeit $14.50 each, but that's New York! The disappointing part, however, was the lounge seating. It was in absolute disrepair. Corners of couches were tearing, leather was faded and...More

Thank annimallx3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious, quick and affordable breakfast, plus our dairy-free needs were met perfectly! The dining room is bright and airy!

Thank Pamela W
Reviewed January 27, 2018

I asked for Johnnie Black. They didn't have it. My friend got lucky on his 3rd beer choice. Gentleman next to me was told that his bourbon selection was out of stock. Seriously? Good location, comfortable seating, expensive, ridiculous.

Thank elveese
Reviewed January 6, 2018

We finished dinner nearby and noticed this place on 'bars nearby'. So wandered in for a bit because it was FREEZING outside. And wow - this place is reallllll nice when you walk in. Great impression. We had a couple G&Ts in the bar... he...More

Reviewed January 3, 2018

Bar tender was very good. Selection of wines was adequate. Mixed drinks were on the pricier side for the size. Wish we went up to the roof top bar.

Thank PA_Family-Travels
Reviewed December 18, 2017

We absolutely loved the Empire Hotel lobby bar and this was one of the reasons we decided to stop at the Empire Hotel for our wedding. The drinks are fab and its a great atmosphere with a wow impression when you first walk in.

Thank Travels164
Reviewed August 14, 2017

I wanted to open a bottle of wine I had bought in France but could not because they would not let us use the wine glasses. That was a bit of a bummer. The drinks were expensive here with no happy hour at a whopping...More

Thank Ni43
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Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 W 63rd St, New York City, NY 10023-7029
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-7400
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