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“Lively Libations” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of King Cole Bar

King Cole Bar
Ranked #1,202 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 55th Street and 5th Avenue
Transit: 4-5-6 train at 59th street or 6 train at 51st street.
Description: This fashionable restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner under exquisite raised ceilings. THE VAULT features Maxfield Parrish's masterpiece and The King Cole mural.
North Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lively Libations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

The King Cole bar is famous for its lightly spiced Red Snapper drink. The bar is decorated with the King Cole mural which requires some close looking.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank VancouverJoey
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United States
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272 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Stop by for a drink near 5th Ave”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

Cool bar near 5th Ave. Great painting to observe and even better people-watching. Enjoyed this quaint, nostalgic setting. Must check out for a drink in NYC.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cregan8256
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San Francisco, California
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178 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“DealMakers Hang Out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

An amazing mural graces the backdrop of the inner bar of King Cole Bar of the legend Nat King Cole. This is the place to go if you are tired after shopping the upper end of fifth avenue by Bergdorff's and Louis Vuitton. ( 55th right between Madison and Fifth on the south side). It is old new york financial money and deal makers with a sprinkle of hotel guests.

Make sure you go through the lobby or afternoon tea area to the end - the bar is there. I have heard from more than one person they did not see the bar as it is tucked in below a set of stairs in the back of the main eating area.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Julia M
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“GREAT BAR AND FANTASTIC BARTENDER!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

Spent a few days in New York and decided to go and check out the very fanous King Cole Bar at the St Regis New York and was not disapointed.
The Bar looks amazing and the atmosphere is very unique and chic.
We sat at the Bar counter and the bartender, named Angel, took care and entertained us the entire eveninig. We ordered 2 Manhattan, which wew made in a timely manner to perfection.
I can not wait to go back there as soon I will back in NYC.

Special thanks again to Angel for making my wife and I evening a memorable one!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank harrymass
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Great Drink and Outstanding Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great service with very unique and fast bar food before a play or to bridge some time before a late dinner.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Steve C
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