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“A Great Drink and Outstanding Food”
Review of King Cole Bar

King Cole Bar
Ranked #1,070 of 13,639 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: 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.
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”
Reviewed 27 July 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
Thank Steve C
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  • English first
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English first
Marathon, WI
Level Contributor
237 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great history & bartender!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We specifically stopped here to check out the story of the St. Regis & The Bloody Mary! Our bartender Angel truly made out visit! It was a quiet Friday afternoon and we had a blast listening to his stories and learning about the Old King Cole mural on the wall! Our Bloody Mary's were very tasty! Thank you Angel for adding a special touch to our secluded little visit to the King Cole Bar!!!!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“What a bar should be”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Dark, great drinks, enough energy to excite but not enough volume to prevent you from hearing your companion. And the Bloody Mary was invented here back in the day (under a different name - The Red Snapper) and its still top notch. If there is a critique, its that some of the wait staff are much better than others.

Visited July 2014
Thank Mark J
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Austin, Texas
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245 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Afternoon Tea Time”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Starting at 3:00pm - 5:00pm - the King Cole Bar (Actually the Salon area located in front of the famous bar) serves tea. The prices range from $55-$70 per person, but we had just had our lunch elsewhere and wanted only sweets. So simply by asking the waiter, he let us order off the menu - the sweet tea service at $16.00 per person.

Modern - elegant - high style experience. Harpist playing background music. Upholstered banquettes to sit upon, crystal chandeliers, exceptional service and the most delicious desserts and teas. Several teas to choose from - black, green, white or herbal. We went with the waiter's recommendation of herbal tea.

The 3 tiered tray had 4 desserts on each section. Sugar and Cinnamon Raisin Scones served with raspberry jam, cream, and lemon curd - divine!!! Fruit tarts, macaroons, chocolate eclairs with delicate handmade chocolates on top, and more...

Dress to the nines to dine here. And enjoy a respite from the shopping as you envelope yourself in luxury at its finest.

And please note, this is a quiet, peaceful area, so please refrain from bringing boisterous children.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank luvplayacar
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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312 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Bustling and happening!”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The drinks are at leaf $24 for a glass of wine or a cocktail so get out your wallet. It is a fun place to be- noisy and lots of laughter. The service is excellent. One tip- you can enjoy the same cocktails in the lobby outside where it is quiet and service is still good.

Visited June 2014
Thank William L
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