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Bemelman's Bar at The Carlyle

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Absolutely Magical

If you love jazz and old movies about New York - do yourself a favor and go to Bemelman's, it's... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Monica W
Wake Up at Night Where the City Never Sleeps!

An evening of live jazz and music is the heart of New York, New York, Dark and seething with... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
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35 East 76th St., New York City, NY 10075
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+1 212-744-1600
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

If you love jazz and old movies about New York - do yourself a favor and go to Bemelman's, it's absolutely magical. Part of the reason why I stayed at the Carlyle was Bemelman's and I went with a girlfriend on a Friday night for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Monica W
Reviewed October 3, 2018

An evening of live jazz and music is the heart of New York, New York, Dark and seething with atmosphere, we loved our time here and being in an intimate, tiny enclave in The Big Apple. Great drinks and service, and while the cover charge...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Our visit to Bemelman's was a spontaneous discovery after dinner one night while visiting NYC. It was every bit of old-world loveliness that one could imagine... with exceptional service and the best ambiance I've ever experienced! It reminded me of a 40s movie where the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank larkin830
Reviewed September 17, 2018

even though it is a tourist spot, it is surprisingly easy to sit at bar , especially when the music is not live. crowd seems touristy and some old time locals. If you can see the talent, like Alan Cummings,etc it is fabulous.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nikki D
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Dark, cozy, luxurious but not stuffy, and filled with great people watching, I loved spending a little time here on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I’ve loved Madeline since I was a child, so I was happy to see a spot free next to the mutual....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

A classic location with great piano music and character. Artwork on the walls from Madeline and awesome drinks. Try the espresso martini, to die for.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

This is a small venue in the Carlyle Hotel and it is just delightful, if noisy and overpriced for those of us not used to prices in Manhattan. Wonderful jazz, fabulous martinis and good service. They provide a few munchies. There is a cover charge...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

My wife and I went to listen to some nice Jazz and enjoy a couple of Martinis Early November 2017. This place really has a nice vibe to it, and the waiters are very professional and kind, something you would expect from a bar at...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Panpi75
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

We were given a behind a column, beneath a AC ventilation tiny little table and while the Bourbon Sour was worth the detour, an argument between the bartender and his staff had us wait endless minutes to be able to pay. Sad...

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Every time I am in NY I can't miss the Bemelman's Bar...special atmosphere, life music and great cocktails. Love it so much and love people watching as well :)

Date of experience: October 2017
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Response from larkin830 | Reviewed this property |
anytime is great! Be prepared to be patient in standing at the bar while the maitre'd secures you a table like something out of an old movie. I bet if you went before the music starts you would get a seat no proble, but the... More