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Address: St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., near 5th Ave., New York City, NY
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+1 212-753-4500
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11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody Mary...

St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody Mary cocktail.

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Drinks and light dinner.

Ask for Worcestershire, extra lemon, the Avery Island hot sauce, and horseradish for the cocktail sauce and fashion it to your heart's content. Same goes for the Red Snapper... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
jamattiello
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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bar has a history and it has an old fashion style! I liked it, the appetizers are good and the cocktails are amazing although honestly this place made me just want champagne for some reason, maybe because of the environment or vibe haha I have no idea but I wanted something more simple an not elaborated cocktails. It's an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought 💭 it was going to be a bit small to have a cocktail in. ( on first impressions) actually It's Just Right. It's a Bar that Anyone can enter-Singles-Couples or a Small Group. It's rectangular with a wonderful atmosphere. I was told "The Bloody Mary" was Invented there so that's what I stuck to. They were simply The... More 

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wales
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited on March 11, 2017 because we were attracted by its celebrity status.The surliest barman ever encountered in New York said the speciality was a Bloody Mary. He literally scowled at me when I ordered one. And this is how the bar 'speciality' was created. He scooped ice into what appeared to me to be a wine glass, dumped a... More 

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Thank hawkeyewales
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Went to see the Maxfield Parrish mural that is the backdrop of this iconic bar. We always stop in when in nyc. We decided to have speciality cocktails. They were premixed in jugs in a frig. Mine was suppose to be made with soda. Obviously coming premixed it was flat. For $24 and at the St. Regis, I would expect... More 

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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Ask for Worcestershire, extra lemon, the Avery Island hot sauce, and horseradish for the cocktail sauce and fashion it to your heart's content. Same goes for the Red Snapper bloody mary. Even ordering extra spicy wasn't enough for me.

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Thank jamattiello
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

One of the best bars in NYC. The atmosphere is typical of a bar with businessmen, wealthy and tourists at the same time. Everyone is served the same. The climate is cozy but sometimes a bit louder from the many voices. To the drinks one receives unsolicited small snacks which are always replenished. The service is top like you're accustomed... More 

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1 Thank Dirk B
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Best to do this during a week day when the bar isn't jammed. The reviews talk about how frenetic it is in there, but we found just the opposite. We were there around 1:00 on Friday. That gives you great service, plenty of time to check out the mural by Maxfield Parrish and chat with the bartender. Such a kick... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Okay, it's the Saint Regis. It's supposed to be expensive. BUT it's also supposed to have great service, and this is where the experience goes south. How long should you wait for a $25 shot? How long does it take for the bowl of nuts if the waiter actually cared? better bet for a top experience- go across 5th avenue... More 

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1 Thank Richard P
County Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is the place where Bloody Mary is born, So me and my friends went here to enjoy the Red Snapper (Bloody Mary) compliment with their delicious bar menu. I had the oysters and may i say that it's the best combination to make your tong dance it's happy dance. The service is from a high end quality, definitely made... More 

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Doha
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309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the bar there. And i had to visit it ever couple of days. Would love to visit back soon. Staff were friendly too and charming

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