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Raines Law Room

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Flatiron District
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48 W 17th St, between 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas, New York City, NY 10011-5707
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun 20:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 03:00
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go down steps and ring a doorbell....a fun, romantic environment! Drinks, only but a great experience!

Thank KathyPowell_Ohio
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They used to make great drinks but the quality has dropped. For $16 a drink they should be great and wanting you to have another one. The place is great, couches with curtain dividers, dark ambience, great music, intimate. It's a great bar but I hope they improve their drinks. The location on 17th St. is downstairs and there's no... More 

1 Thank Sofia K
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely drinks, great ambience. Did not like waiting outside in the cold when we had a reservation. Great drinks - the servers take the cocktails very seriously - almost TOO seriously- but they were delicious. Nibble dish ordinary. A fun place to visit - if a tad pretentious.

1 Thank Biffwix
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I've been at this location several times. Cocktails are great, ambiance is even better! However, this review is for the host service. It was sinply not acceptable! We (a couple) went there on Friday at 10:30, put ourselves on the list and were told that the wait was 45 minutes. We would get a text when it is our turn.... More 

2 Thank vacant4
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Bourbon, single malts, rum, and Scotch Eggs - my all time favorite appetizer. The cocktail lounge is lushly decorated with velvet and wood panel and intriguing portraiture. Two thumbs up.

1 Thank Karmaho
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

In town for thanksgiving and was brought here by friends. Very cool spot with one of the best drink selections I've seen. Very unique, and great for small groups to be able to get together.

1 Thank Jamie C
Hong Kong, China
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183 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Perfect Flatiron/Chelsea cocktail joint. Marvellous Welcome on arrival. Great care taken to get you seated and comfortable. Speakeasy-style buttons summon wait staff. Bustling, however the space is quite intimate, either in the main sitting room or in discreetly draped private spaces. I enjoy standing by the small bar in the rear watching craft cocktails being created. Lovely space. Very Downtown.... More 

1 Thank KaiserBrit
Tempe, Arizona
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Holy cow this speak easy is sensational. Look for the black door - 48. Make a reservation!!! Dimly lit, velvet couches, sheer drapes to section off areas, no cold bar stools! It's so intimate. No one on their phones, it was amazing! $16 drinks ~ and so worth it. Drinks: Garden Paloma- so good, tequila with a major hit of... More 

New York City, New York
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887 reviews
567 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Raines is a very intimate cozy speakeasy type of bar with curtained rooms with comfortable couch seating. It is a fun place to finish off the night with bourbon based drinks in a dark, sexy setting.

Thank lollygal
West Palm Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in busy manhattan we stumbled in and were amazed. It was early at 5 and we got fabulous drinks. Vince was friendly and informative. I was taken back to a different time in high end New York. Curtains, quiet, elegant and incredible drinks. What an oasis in a crazy walking manhattan Very busy....normally need reservations. Another bar downstairs... More 

Thank Peter W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
20:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 W 17th St, between 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas, New York City, NY 10011-5707
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

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Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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