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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 1 week ago

As we were coming to the end of our short but highly successful business trip to New York, our associates took us to this rather cool and nice looking bar. The interior décor of this bar is quite cool and the drinks we had here,...More

Thank 811michael
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are lucky enough to have Sharif as your bartender you are in good hands! Take his recommendation on the bar menu.

Thank Canterqueen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favourite place to stop for a cocktail when I'm in NY. The murals on the walls, the lighting and bartenders are amazing! You feel like to stepped into another decade.

Thank Anita C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful martini and excellent nibbles at this delightfully whimsical bar. The murals on gold leaf are of fanciful animals cavorting around a park by Ludwig Bemelman, the illustrator and author of the Madeline books. It is a great place to take a...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I love to sneak out for an relaxing time at the Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel. Their pianist Chris passed away a few months back and they are looking for a permanent replacement the temporary replacements were nice but nothing like...More

Thank Harvey E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bemelmans is everything you hope and imagine an authentic NYC Jazz club would be. Small, intimate and very atmospheric, the décor is beautiful, and the service old school; unhurried but attentive. I've been several times and the music is always world class. No trip to...More

Thank Aoxamoxoa
Reviewed April 10, 2018

We really enjoyed cocktails & jazz here after dinner. My one comment is that I wish they didn't allow standing customers.

Thank Jill M
Reviewed February 25, 2018

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 February 7, 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 January 15, 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
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Maryanne & Duke W
December 8, 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
November 21, 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
June 4, 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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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