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Employees Only

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Village
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510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854
+1 212-242-3021
18:00 - 04:00
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New Plymouth, Idaho
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend had been wanting to go here for months after seeing a documentary on the owner. It was our first stop when we got to the city. You have to know where it is as there is no signage, only a small key logo. We arrived at around 6 and got 2 spots at the bar. The restaurant is... More 

Thank vitodickersondv4
Mississauga, Canada
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281 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Employees Only as a part of a Speakeasy tour. This was definitely the highlight of my evening. I ended up having three different beverages here and really enjoyed them all. The bartenders are extremely knowledgable about their drinks. Most inconvenient part was just that there was only one bathroom on the main level so the line got fairly... More 

Thank Slavik84
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite bar in NYC! Amazing drinks, good music and laid back crowd. The food is good as well. Will go there every time I'm in the city.

Thank Jawdat S
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this amazing place. Dinner and drinks were good and the environment was abdolutely very cool. Great service! Highly reccommend if you are in NYC.

Thank LuvTravellingRoma
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We made reservations to be safe. The food was really good. The drinks too. The place is fun and active. Cozy to boarding on cramped, all in all a fun place.

Thank DrSeussTravels
New York City, New York
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229 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We discovered this tiny speakeasy bar in West Village quite by chance - a very small door with "Psychic" written in neon - little did we know that it held the secret of one of the best cocktail bars in NYC! We tried a few, but fell in love with their whisky based cocktails - Manhattan and Old Fashioned. Mixologist... More 

Thank jigiindia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The best cocktails....augmented by tarot card readings on the porch.....! Extremely crowded on Sunday, but the bartenders will find you and work their magic!

Thank jbird1a
Istanbul, Turkey
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235 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Nice crowd, nice cocktails, decent door policy, cool music that is not loud and an enjoyable weekend place.

Thank Feyzi E
Barcelona, Spain
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224 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Elegant busy and great vibed bar. Smart bar staff in white coats serve the most incredible cocktails - never had anything so good! Will return!

Thank LongIdler
Newport Beach, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great place to bring business clients. Nice mix of people and great atmosphere. We just stayed in the bar for a liquid dinner. It was 3 to 4 people deep to try and get a drink. There is only 1 bathroom for the bar area and that was a big bummer.

Thank doribme

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, International
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 04:00
18:00 - 04:00
18:00 - 04:00
18:00 - 04:00
18:00 - 04:00
18:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-242-3021

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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