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King Cole Bar

St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., near 5th Ave., New York City, NY
+1 212-753-4500
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Fantastic service - Michael H!

This was my first time visiting the St Regis. I heard about the King Cole Bar via an online website... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
pilotemily
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Yearly Christmas Visit

We go as a family every Christmas season for pre-dinner drinks. We always enjoy as there is a nice... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Wfuessler
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Wantagh, New York
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St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody Mary cocktail.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Opens in 26 min
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 00:00
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St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., near 5th Ave., New York City, NY
Midtown
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+1 212-753-4500
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

This was my first time visiting the St Regis. I heard about the King Cole Bar via an online website and it didn’t fail to disappoint. The bar was extremely busy however the staff were very helpful in finding me a comfy table and even...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We go as a family every Christmas season for pre-dinner drinks. We always enjoy as there is a nice Holiday atmosphere at the St Regis. There is a harp player in the lobby area before you enter the bar. She is quite good and adds...More

1  Thank Wfuessler
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

I am not sure how to approach this review, but do feel that The King Cole Bar, in the lovely St Regis New York hotel lobby, is an “attraction.” It’s an attraction for two reasons, and one is obvious, but both are important, through for...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

The King Cole Bar is also next to the outdoor windows of the St Regis Hotel , and has the same service as the actual small bar itself , but better .. the waiters most have been there for years , and you can tell...More

1  Thank nyani46
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

It was quite crowded at 7pm on a Thursday and we had to wait at the bar for a table. But staff were good and helpful and the oysters and Flatbread were delicious. A very eclectic crowd.

1  Thank ArmyNurseElPaso_TX
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This legendary establishment, is the kind of place any traveler wishes to discover, and stay!! I have been coming here for years, and, the aptly named bar, as the fabulous Maxfield Parrish mural adorns, is always a quality experience, on all levels!

1  Thank eventsbythirteen
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Wife and I enjoyed drinks and good conversation with fellow travelers in the King Cole Bar. We were warmly greeted by Lisbet upon entering the dining area (Astor Court) and directed to the bar area. Our friendly server Michael was very helpful with a wine...More

Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the classic nyc places to have a drink. They make the best bloody Mary's and have an experienced staff. The vibe is gr at in there and you can feel the history of the ages. A must go place for visitors

Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful bar. You must get a Bloody Mary when you visit. This is their birthplace and I promise you won't be disappointed. Try to get a seat in the corner, cozy and romantic.

Thank Meredith R
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Supposedly the bloody originated at this bar and are supposed to be fabulous. Well, not my experience. The bloody Mary was already mixed, the bartender slapped a lemon on it and that was it. It was terrible, hot with Tabasco sauce, not spicy. No celery,...More

1  Thank daddolan
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Response from MrGaucho1987 | Reviewed this property |
KCB is not a particularly large room. It has its share of dark and cozy corners for two, but I would not necessarily call it intimate. I've only visited during busy times. And although I would not call it loud, the bar... More
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