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Cellar Bar - CLOSED

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Great happy hour

We stayed at the hotel, so free happy hour for me! The wines were excellent, nice friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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Excellent dim-lit bar in basement of hotel

We went here for a few drinks before having dinner at the upstairs Koi restaurant. We really loved... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
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27 Mar 2017
“Server was very nice.”
24 Sep 2016
“Great happy hour ”
The hotel houses below the lobby level a “chic” popular lounge known as the Cellar Bar. This after work and popular late night bar, continues to create a “buzz” for celebrity and people watching. Hosted private events by Heidi Klum, Nicky Hilton...more
40 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-2602
+1 212-642-2260
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Staying at the hotel went down for a late night drink, could not order snack it was too late but also was told shortly after ordering our drinks that the place was closing early as they had no parties. so we drank our 6 glasses...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel, so free happy hour for me! The wines were excellent, nice friendly staff. Also cool drinks featured on the menu. Later in the evening the bar gets darker and music get louder. The fancy cocktails go away, but still full...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank adorao113
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went here for a few drinks before having dinner at the upstairs Koi restaurant. We really loved the atmosphere. Good drinks, music not too loud, and plenty of seats - either at the bar, or in more private corners. Very friendly staff as well.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank 960willemk
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I had a small party for me and my artist friends this weekend and we had a blast! Manager Chris Dreams did a wonderful job accommodating us and making it a great experience for all.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Lindsey M
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I was keen to check out this venue before we got to NYC because it looked very cool, so we popped in for a drink one night and although the bar has a great feel, the staff sort of blew it for us. We stayed...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank TheDanDan79
Reviewed 13 December 2015

As a hotel resident we often visit the cellar bar. The atmosphere is great and we get well looked after by the staff. Drinks are priced as you would expect for this prime location.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank JaneMcc1965
Reviewed 4 August 2015

A unique dark and sexy bar (would you expect any less from the Bryant Park Hotel?) ideal for a pre or post dinner drink in Midtown. Solid drinks, immersive design and an ideal place to meet up before dinner or late night plans. The energy...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank CrewelFours
Reviewed 7 July 2015

It is dark enough that you would need to use the candles on the bar or tables to read the very short menu. One of those trendy NY bars with $16 for a glass of wine and not particularly comfortable seating. But a strong redeeming...More

1  Thank rnarisetti
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Went here after dinner at the Bryant Park Grill. We had some great martinis and enjoyed the place it is very unique and has a wine cellar feel.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 April 2015

We had an awful experience at the Cellar Bar at the hotel. The bartender was paid $350 in cash for drinks for our group and when we sat back down and the drinks never came we went back up to see what happened- the bartender...More

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