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The Blue Bar, Algonquin Hotel

59 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-6613
+1 212-840-6800
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Ok but could be better

Great location, great bartenders, but suspiciously empty on a Friday night in NYC. The drinks felt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Poor service in a classic NY bar

Poor service in the beautiful bar at the Algonquin Hotel. It did not seem to the waiter issues but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan M
North Carolina
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Comfortable and classic, the lounge of the Algonquin Hotel is a New York landmark.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible4%
18 Jun 2017
“Lobby Bar Tradition”
14 Apr 2017
“Nice place after the theatre”
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59 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-6613
+1 212-840-6800
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, great bartenders, but suspiciously empty on a Friday night in NYC. The drinks felt a bit weak and underwhelming. The music was good and not too overpowering. The blue light doesn't necessarily flatter everyone. Probably would choose to explore other places rather than...More

Thank AlexAW2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor service in the beautiful bar at the Algonquin Hotel. It did not seem to the waiter issues but rather poor staffing.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here after going to the theater. It's a great historic bar. The interior, is beautiful, but they need to get rid of the blue lights. They were distracting and out of place. I hope to return once they get rid...More

Thank bwco
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Had drinks in the Blue bar and found its garish blue lights distracting. We moved to the traditional Algonquin Lobby bar, former location of the legendary New Yorker Round Table. Wonderful traditional setting.Drinks were spot on.

1  Thank JAC197561000
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Blue Bar in the historic Algonquin Hotel is a wonderful place to visit before your show or after a matinee. There's lots of choices for nosh and the drinks are out of this world ! If you're caught up in the ambience, spend a...More

1  Thank nragunteacher
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Dropped in for a drink and a snack on the way to a Broadway matinee. John, the bartender, immediately greeted us and chatted us up as if we were family. He recommended a cocktail which I'm sorry I can't remember the name of, because it...More

Thank vpmad1
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

3 of us visited the famous Blue Bar early evening on a Tuesday recently, and we were severely disappointed. I sent my whiskey sour back 2x, and only kept it the third because I was sick of waiting for a drink. It was way over...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

On our way home from seeing a great show Beautiful by Carole King. Stoped in for a drink. Cost atmosphere. My wife had a Gin martini - her 1st one. I had a beer and Cabernet Sauvignon. Very pleasant - could have done with some...More

Thank Chinny223
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Neat to learn about the literary & acting powerhouses that lunched & drank weekly at this hotel. Had a lovely group lunch & later drinks in the Blue Bar. Love the blue lighting, think I'll try it at home :-) Fun drinks like the Dorothy...More

1  Thank srhahm
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The Place to go for an intimate evening with the one you love. Classy and subdued, Allowed our focus to be on one another. Service from an 'experienced' staff. Drinks were above the standard fare, even for five star establishments. Go ahead, Seal the Deal...More

Thank Gary J
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