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Bemelmans Bar

35 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-1827
+1 212-744-1600
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar
35 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-1827
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great bar with evening piano entertainment and delightful cocktails and snacks. The bar manager Javier Martinez is the best - handsome, polite and very classy. We did not stay in the hotel but he arranged a tour of the hotel for us and it lived...More

Thank davidfinch86
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Love this bar, especially between 5-7. There is a great vibe here, waiters have been there forever and the pianist is seasoned! especially love it around Christmas, it's stunning. Haven't dined there yet but planning on it. also, very cool artwork on the walls.

Thank travlin'cook
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

This isn't just a place to go for cocktails. It's a place to soak up the old style glamour of New York. The best cocktail I have ever had. Attentive service that I couldn't fault and a pianist. This is definitely one of my go...More

Thank fantazeyEngland
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Having read so much about Bemelmans Bar I just had to visit this iconic piano bar on NYC’s Upper East side. And what better an occasion to visit the place than Christmas night. When you enter Bemelmans Bar you step back in time to a...More

1  Thank John v
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Oysters, steak, cocktails and wonderful live music... worth the cost and wait...I can’t wait to go back

Thank 87DeadHead
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Always try and visit this delightful bar when in NYC. Every time I go I see something in the murals that I haven’t seen before.

Thank ToddyChristchurch
Reviewed 5 January 2018

we visited over New Years Eve and stopped into the bar before the Steve Tyrell show. Jazz music was good. very.crowded...15.00 cover charge to sit at the bar with a drink...35.00 cover charge to sit at a table.

Thank granmab
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Great place; have been going here since the 1970s. You can sit in the music area at an additional price, however, the regular bar is fine.

Thank VikingOpolo
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

A very popular bar...opens at noon and serves light food menu starting at 5:00. Tried to get in on a Monday evening, couldn’t get in the door. Quite loud but everyone seemed to be having a good time. Finally did go in mid afternoon and...More

Thank Tiburon09
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Cant really give the rating a terrible as we never experienced a drink while there. Bemelman's suffers from being a tourist destination. It is too small to realistically host a pre-dinner rush, especially on a weekend. I suppose dropping in early afternoon or really late...More

Thank Sluggo16
Upper East Side
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easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Maryanne & Duke W
9 December 2016|
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Response from Maryanne & Duke W |
Well, we went as planned on Wednesday night,the 28th. That afternoon, I called Bemelmans and gave them the story. The manager was very enthusiastic and said she would hold a table for us. We arranged to arrive around... More
21 November 2016|
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Response from DoctorRetired | Reviewed this property |
It's usually hit and miss...even arriving a bit earlier is no guarantee, unless you arrive right after the 5 PM end of work for most...They usually have two sets, one starting at 5:30 and one at 9:30...The later sets always... More
4 June 2016|
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Response from gymtandrink | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just saw your question now-We stay at this hotel 5-6x a year when we come into Manhattan and no Bemelman's Bar does not take reservations even if you stay at the hotel. The restaurant does and of course the Cafe... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 E 76th St, New York City, NY 10021-1827
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-744-1600
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