We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

King Cole Bar

) #1,051 of 9,242 Restaurants in New York City €€€€ American, International,
2 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3103
+1 212-339-6857
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“red snapper” (21 reviews)
“bloody marys” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
American, International, Contemporary
2 E 55th St, New York City, NY 10022-3103
Write a Review
Reviews (183)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

...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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We stopped at the King Cole Bar in the St. Regis to get out of a torrential rain storm... we were drenched and miserable and found the most delightful staff who took pity on us... they hung up our coats and offered us tea! We...More

Thank AnneSoCa
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent bar and perfect service. We came here for a drink before leaving New York. Recommended to visit this place. Xxxx

Thank Tats-PL
Reviewed 2 May 2017

For the last 25 years, every time I visit New York, I stop at the King Cole Bar, at the St. Regis Hotel, for a magnificent drink. My favourites: Dry Martini, their famous Red Snapper (Bloody Mary), and the best BullShot ever. It's quite expensive...More

Thank Diego C
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Definitely a fn place for drinks. It was extremely crowded. we got a drink at the bar and when people got up at a table we went over to sit. We were told by the hostess that there were people that had wanted longer than...More

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 2 April 2017

If you are a history fan of mixology, an art history lover or just one that appreciates an intimate bar where you can enjoy a quality drink with decent appetizers, then this place is for you. In 1934, the bartender of this bar, Fernand Petiot,...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The home of the Bloody Marys - amazing to sit in an iconic bar and to have superb Bloody Marys. Service was excellent. Best of the Manhattan.

1  Thank NaomiUSA
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
Nearby Restaurants
The Polo Bar at Ralph Lauren
356 reviews
.05 km away
Clement at The Peninsula New York
161 reviews
.09 km away
Ralph's Coffee
69 reviews
.06 km away
Charlie Palmer Steak
126 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
St. Thomas Church
364 reviews
.18 km away
Trump Tower
615 reviews
.11 km away
Paley Park
51 reviews
.15 km away
Fifth Avenue Presbiterian Church
9 reviews
.10 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, which rooms have ocean views?
16 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
Improve this listing

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
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing