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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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if you are not interested in being up to the bar , then there are other wonderful areas to sit .

The King Cole Bar is also next to the outdoor windows of the St Regis Hotel , and has the same... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
Excellent Food and Good Service

It was quite crowded at 7pm on a Thursday and we had to wait at the bar for a table. But staff were... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
El Paso, TX
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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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Hours Today: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., near 5th Ave., New York City, NY
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank nyani46
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank ArmyNurseElPaso_TX
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!

Thank eventsbythirteen
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 19 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
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
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
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This bar has a history and it has an old fashion style! I liked it, the appetizers are good and the cocktails are amazing although honestly this place made me just want champagne for some reason, maybe because of the environment or vibe haha I...More

Thank Priscila R
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I thought 💭 it was going to be a bit small to have a cocktail in. ( on first impressions) actually It's Just Right. It's a Bar that Anyone can enter-Singles-Couples or a Small Group. It's rectangular with a wonderful atmosphere. I was told "The...More

Thank 625Johnboy1
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Visited on March 11, 2017 because we were attracted by its celebrity status.The surliest barman ever encountered in New York said the speciality was a Bloody Mary. He literally scowled at me when I ordered one. And this is how the bar 'speciality' was created....More

2  Thank hawkeyewales
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
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April M
9 September 2016|
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