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Bemelmans Bar

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Upper East Side
American, Bar
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35 East 76th St, New York City, NY 10021
+1 212-744-1600
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12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This charming (tiny, crowded, noisy) fantastic space is a NYC legend with wall murals by Bemelman. A treat, a delight, a treasure!

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Thank Betty M
Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in Carlyle Hotel in the upper east side, it is a lovely bar. We went for 1 cocktail and stayed for 7. Cocktails are very strong but delicious, especially the ones which come with a side car.

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Thank Bubski1905
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7 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the night at the bar was alright was not impressed with the service. When we went to order food around 1145 was told the kitchen was closed then I mentioned that we were never told of last call and server says"it says on the menu".... compleatly inappropriate for a 5 star hotel... Not going back again.

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Thank mv v
Giovanni_Beretta, General Manager at Bemelmans Bar, responded to this review

Dear Mv, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We are sorry to read about your recent visit to Bemelmans Bar. We hold ourselves to an incredibly high standard of service at The Carlyle. When we fall short of our guests expectations as well as those we have set for ourselves we take it very seriously.... More 

Millville, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great drinks, Great service, hip crowd. A New York must see! Great music. The drinks are delicious by the way

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Thank Thomas C
Edinburgh, UK
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had very high hopes and expectations of this bar. We walked a LONG way through the city in the snow to experience a late night cocktail and were greeted with a live Jazz band, dimly lit bar, amazing paintings on the wall..everything I was hoping for. We got a seat at the bar and after a very long wait,... More 

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1 Thank busastep
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best atmosphere in town, always singer surprises and drink collection of old ages. Murals on the walls another top tip

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Thank meganmary2016
Sunbury, Australia
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for the experience and drinks. The room is great and the drinks were good. The seating is tight with many people squeezed in on a Sunday afternoon. the music was pleasant. Expensive but probably worth it

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Manhattan Beach, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I love this place! Bemelmans murals on the walls to the live music. This place perfect to visit after dinner.

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Thank DeniseCims
Bogota
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I love this bar, it is expensive and charges a cover but it is worth it. there are surprises of singers that just arrive and start singing.

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Thank Maria C
murrayhill
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

A legend even among the world's top bars Bemelmans is enlivened by good jazz, strong drinks, and a sophisticated crowd. The beautiful drawings on the walls and the seriously professional service makes the locale deeply memorable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:30
Thursday
12:00 - 00:30
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 East 76th St, New York City, NY 10021
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-744-1600

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