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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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Beautiful bar, classic old New York

Beautiful bar. You must get a Bloody Mary when you visit. This is their birthplace and I promise... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meredith R
Midland Park, New Jersey
Bloody Mary Drink

Supposedly the bloody originated at this bar and are supposed to be fabulous. Well, not my... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
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St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody Mary cocktail.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“visit nyc” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:30 - 01:00
St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., near 5th Ave., New York City, NY
+1 212-753-4500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

1  Thank hawkeyewales
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Went to see the Maxfield Parrish mural that is the backdrop of this iconic bar. We always stop in when in nyc. We decided to have speciality cocktails. They were premixed in jugs in a frig. Mine was suppose to be made with soda. Obviously...More

Thank travelvoices
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Ask for Worcestershire, extra lemon, the Avery Island hot sauce, and horseradish for the cocktail sauce and fashion it to your heart's content. Same goes for the Red Snapper bloody mary. Even ordering extra spicy wasn't enough for me.

Thank jamattiello
Reviewed 15 October 2016

One of the best bars in NYC. The atmosphere is typical of a bar with businessmen, wealthy and tourists at the same time. Everyone is served the same. The climate is cozy but sometimes a bit louder from the many voices. To the drinks one...More

1  Thank Dirk B
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Best to do this during a week day when the bar isn't jammed. The reviews talk about how frenetic it is in there, but we found just the opposite. We were there around 1:00 on Friday. That gives you great service, plenty of time to...More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Okay, it's the Saint Regis. It's supposed to be expensive. BUT it's also supposed to have great service, and this is where the experience goes south. How long should you wait for a $25 shot? How long does it take for the bowl of nuts...More

1  Thank Richard P
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