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“Great Bar”
Review of Raines Law Room

Raines Law Room
Ranked #1,241 of 14,199 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Flatiron District
Reviewed August 13, 2013

A well hidden former speak easy, this bar is a very low key and relaxing place. The drinks are made the old school way during the days of the prohibition era and damn sure taste like it. The drinks are amazing and it's a great place for happy hour or pre-outing drinks with friends. Reservations are a must, as space is tight

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Felt very authentic, very cool find. Loved the fact it is tucked away and hard to find. You press a buzzer and the doorman looks through his peep hole, then says he will come back once he sees if there is room then lets you in. We only had to wait in the back bar area for about 5-10 mins before we got a table. Very dark and ominous feeling down there, but the furniture, walls, etc really takes you back. Fantastic drinks but very expensive, although I expected that. We only stayed for one drink for the experience. The ambiance was unique but so non-energetic that we would have fallen asleep eventually, needed to keep our night going so we moved on. I give four stars because it was very good, but also not five as I was not blown away either.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Nearly because the cocktail waitress passed off Gordon's as Hendrick's despite me seeing her pour it and then throw the empty bottle away!

Great speakeasy bar though and the use of the unmarked door and the fact you have to ring the doorbell and get access (which may or may not mean you have to put your name on the waiting list) is all cloak and dagger and adds to the experience.

Not the best cocktail I've had in the world but the barman was great (less so the female staff for the reason above!) and the atmosphere created with the lighting and use of booths nearly made up for it. If there was a 1/2 star I'd have given it 3.5 not 4 but i'm feeling generous!

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

A step back 80 years, I suppose. Wasn't there to certify but that's what I would expect.

Cocktails are great, atmosphere is fantastic, price is not excessive. highly recommended.

Very hard to find if someone does not bring you there - but that's the cool part about it.

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Thank krotas
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

This place is a must. From the clock and dagger entry to the chain pulling for another expertly crafted cocktail. You really feel like you've stepped back in time with the decor, service and music. Loved it!

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Thank MrDuncock
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