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Raines Law Room

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48 W 17th St, between 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas, New York City, NY 10011-5707
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“speak easy” (12 reviews)
“speakeasy bar” (5 reviews)
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48 W 17th St, between 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas, New York City, NY 10011-5707
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Raines was on our long list of speakeasies to visit when time allowed during our recent NYC visit. We decided to pop-in one evening after dinner (10:30pm on a 9/12) Seated immediately, no wait, pushed the button...server came...took order and returned promptly with delicious libations....More

1  Thank Bfulk
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I went to Raines for the first time and had a great experience. You feel transported back in time with a prohibition style speakeasy. The decor is cool with couches in various alcoves to sit at. The servers were prompt and attentive and had great...More

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 8 July 2017

A group of friends and I went here on a Saturday night. One person went ahead and put our name on the list and the wait for us (group of 5) was about 1 hour. We ended up getting in sooner than that thankfully. The...More

Thank Mercedes E
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Walking down W 17th Street, you might fail to notice another stone staircase under an awning, leading to a below-street-level doorway. A tiny sign beside the door notes just another law office. However, it's a bit strange for trendy young people to be going down...More

Thank Carriewags
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Best cocktails in a real speakeasy decor. Great service and attention to details. Favorite place for drinks!

Thank SGanter
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I've been to this speak easy a dozen times. They never remember me, don't take reservations, and require you to wait 1-2 hours, at which point they call you and you come and wait at the bar.

1  Thank BenjaminNYC
Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of my first speakeasies that I visited while i lived in New York. Slightly difficult to find initially but now with increasing popularity, there's usually people standing around the entrance. It's a whole different world when you walk inside. Prohibition style era with cozy...More

1  Thank Vjay S
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great experience - very fun trying wondering if we were in the right place or if we were just knocking on a random front door! Luckily a friendly waitress opened the door and welcomed us in. The bar is warm and cosy, comfy seating, and...More

Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Go down steps and ring a doorbell....a fun, romantic environment! Drinks, only but a great experience!

Thank KathyPowell_Ohio
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

They used to make great drinks but the quality has dropped. For $16 a drink they should be great and wanting you to have another one. The place is great, couches with curtain dividers, dark ambience, great music, intimate. It's a great bar but I...More

1  Thank Sofia K
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Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set
amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
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photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
20:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 W 17th St, between 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas, New York City, NY 10011-5707
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
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