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King Cole Bar

) #1,070 of 9,345 Restaurants in New York City $$$$ American, International,
2 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3103
+1 212-339-6857
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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07:00 - 23:00All hours
American, International, Contemporary
2 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3103
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I came early, thank God because it then got all busy and there was a line out the door waiting to come in. I started with the world famous BM and then I had another...after these two, I began working through the cocktail list and...More

Thank Constanzo1968
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the type of venue one would expect from a roadside bargain motel. the service is awful, the prices ridiculous, there is absolutely no way an individual can hold a conversation above the din. this is for people who throw away money on the...More

Thank alineinoubliab
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about tale of the Bloody Mary and had to try it. It was good. Classic ambience with a cozy sitting area. Next time I see myself enjoying a scotch at night in trhere.

Thank Time2Fly7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i had a fond memory of the King Cole Bar from a few years ago. Last call was a disaster, barred from getting in at 11.30 despite being an hotel guest, served an over spicy bloody mary as retaliation, no joy or buzz around. Something...More

Thank Joao C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bar feels like a classic old world movie. Lovely cocktails in a sophisticated setting with a mix of locals and tourists. Highly recommended.

Thank john_tillett
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Great drinks. Bartenders are vey knowledgeable in making drinks. I had the signature Bloody Mary and it was very good. The bar munchies were yummy. The prices are steep.

Thank CareyFish
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My first visit to the King Cole Bar was while owner Vincent Astor was still drinking himself to death and not succeeding. A huge room full of overstuffed banquettes surrounded the magnificent painting. It was a movers and shakers center in NYC and telephones could...More

Thank ThomasLipscomb
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This bar is a must do on any visit to NYC whether you are staying at the St. Regis or not! Amazing cocktails perfectly prepared with delicious snacks served on the side. One evening we wanted to grab a quick bite before a show and...More

Thank NuclearMamma
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Behold the incredible mural by Maxfield Parrish at The King Cole Bar inside the St. Regis! Definitely try the famous Bloody Mary, which used to be called “The Red Snapper” and was supposedly originated at this very bar. Cool! The staff really goes out of...More

Thank Ruddy_Was_Here
Reviewed 23 May 2017

...go here. Although your BM is probably down to personal preference, you should visit the place where the first BM was allegedly created and served. If not for anything else, go see the artwork behind the bar.

Thank hanlievanwyk
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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17 July 2015|
Response from Vanessa V | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant in Mid-Town Manhattan. I think perhaps the person asking the question may have been referring to Congress Hall Hotel in Cape May. Contact the hotel and they will gladly tell you the best rooms with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, International, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3103
    (55th Street and 5th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 4-5-6 train at 59th street or 6 train at 51st street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-339-6857
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.
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