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Address: 15 Vanderbilt Ave, Grand Central Terminal, New York City, NY 10017-3815
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+1 212-953-0409
12:00 - 02:00
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Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat 14:00 - 02:00
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Did not managed to try the food here :(

Visited the place with 2 other friends. However, as one of them did not have a jacket (he was wearing just a T-shirt), we were not able to enter. Looked from outside, the place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A friend recommended we go here for a treat and it was. We went in after lunch on a Friday to avoid the rush-hour and got a seat in the nearest corner on the left as you arrive in. Service was good and surroundings were plush but with a certain amount of wear and tear showing on the furniture. There... More 

Thank Tricky001
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Run down, dirty, and poorly light. As walking tourists, we were denied entry because I had on a plain black tee shirt and tee shirts supposedly are not allowed. Are you kidding me? There were maybe three couples in the place and one gentlemen that was being served had on a gray tee shirt. I questioned why he was being... More 

2 Thank John W
New York City
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have been here so many times with friends, business associates, and dates and have already had a great time. It is a great place to travel back in time and enjoy cocktail and take in the ambiance. They are closing, so get there while you can!! After, go to the Michael Jordan Steakhouse for dinner

1 Thank Beach2007
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Visited the place with 2 other friends. However, as one of them did not have a jacket (he was wearing just a T-shirt), we were not able to enter. Looked from outside, the place is clean and not crowdy. The control and management of crowd is done outside so the place is not too cluttered with people. Definitely looks good... More 

Thank rckong
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Campbell Apartment is truly one of my favorite bars. With its historical location, classic list of well-crafted cocktails, impeccable service, and beautifully dressed servers, we always have to stop here. Its especially nice to enjoy the outdoor area in pleasant weather. We are going to miss this classy joint so very much.

2 Thank Saoirse084
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We had to come and have a last drink before they shut it down. A true NYC piece of history. Prohibition drinks and speak easy style. We will miss it.

Thank lollygal
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

SO glad my husband and I got a chance to come here before it closes. Such a rich piece of history that is being taken away like a lot of things in New York; because the rent is too high. The MTA priced the rest so high that they purposefully pushed this piece of NYC history out. It's really unfortunate.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This beauty of architecture elegantly displays New York of a bygone era. Visit like you mean it: dress up! (note: strict dress code). The AC cannot handle the people, the drinks are expensive, the seating reserved...but the old skool quality of the beverages, the little black dress and pearls/white coats of the servers, and the secret doors (and safe) contribute... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

What a great bar. Cool decor, long history and great drinks. Unfortunately the life of this bar will end on 7/31/2016. If you get a chance, make it over there. It will be busy since many others are trying to get their last drink before the tap ends. It's tough getting good photos, but it's a cool place to hang... More 

Thank Mankducati
Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Hurry up, Grand Central’s Campbell Apartment is closing. This has been a piece of NYC history since 1923. It became an elegant bar in 1999 with cocktails from a different era like Prohibition Punch and Robber Baron. There is a dress code (no tennis shoes, tshirts, baseball caps, shorts, torn jeans or sweatshirts) which helps preserve the ambiance. The décor... More 

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