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Bemelmans Bar

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35 E 76th St (at Cross Streets Madison Ave)
New York, NY 10021
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(212) 744-1600
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Bemelmans Bar - New York, NY

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Great food and service

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Nice bar 5/1/2010

Great food and service more

Nice bar 5/1/2010

JamesWang Provided by Partner
Great food and service more

Ultimate Hotel Bar 3/16/2008

arturobandini Provided by Partner
Arguably the finest hotel bar in New York. Clubby, cozy, dark and with the terrific Bemelmans murals. Each table has it's own lamp and snacks. Old style elegance and good service. The drinks are VERY expensive ($15-$20) but can be very good. I had the best Martini I've ever had there and it's quite large. They fill the glass and also bring you additional martini in a little carafe nestled in it's own bowl of ice, allowing you to refill yourself. For the ultimate hotel bar experience this (as well as the St. Regis or Plaza) is the place to go. One caution: they will charge you the $20 cover if the entertainment starts while you are there. more

Ultimate Hotel Bar 3/16/2008

Arguably the finest hotel bar in New York. Clubby, cozy, dark and with the terrific Bemelmans murals. Each table has it's own lamp and snacks. Old style elegance and good service. The drinks are VERY expensive ($15-$20) but can be very good. I had the best Martini I've ever had there and it's quite large. They fill the glass and also bring you additional martini in a little carafe nestled in it's own bowl of ice, allowing you to refill yourself. For the ultimate hotel bar experience this (as well as the St. Regis or Plaza) is the place to go. One caution: they will charge you the $20 cover if the entertainment starts while you are there. more

old nyc classy 2/1/2008

always a good choice if you're into the old nyc uptown style....you still feel bobby short's prescence......you'll pay for it though but it's worth it for one more

old nyc classy 2/1/2008

welkian67 Provided by Partner
always a good choice if you're into the old nyc uptown style....you still feel bobby short's prescence......you'll pay for it though but it's worth it for one more

Great Atmosphere 7/15/2005

Citysearch User Provided by Partner
The bar itself is named after the creator of the Madeline series of books for children and has his illustrations on the wall. Located in the Hotel Carlyle Bobby Short held court here until his untimely passing awhile back. Woody Allen's Jazz Band and Eartha Kitt are the main draws now. A must see when in New York. PROS: Great place to be CONS: expensive more

Try Once 9/14/2003

Although the drinks are good and the atmosphere is very nice, it's not really worth it. The cocktails are about $15 each and it is kind of stuffy and old world; definitely not hip or trendy. Pros: Atmosphere, Live Music, Service Cons: Expensive, Stuffy, Somewhat Dated more

Try Once 9/14/2003

hegle Provided by Partner
Although the drinks are good and the atmosphere is very nice, it's not really worth it. The cocktails are about $15 each and it is kind of stuffy and old world; definitely not hip or trendy. Pros: Atmosphere, Live Music, Service Cons: Expensive, Stuffy, Somewhat Dated more

Bring a favorite friend or a date 3/2/2003

notbeige Provided by Partner
...and relax into the cozy, secluded booths and tables. The staff, though somewhat condescending (esp. to younger patrons), will leave you alone to talk for hours if need be. The piano player takes requests, so take advantage. Great for after-work or pre-dinner, weekdays or weekends. Pros: Intimate, Great wine list, Great table snacks Cons: Older crowd more

Bring a favorite friend or a date 3/2/2003

...and relax into the cozy, secluded booths and tables. The staff, though somewhat condescending (esp. to younger patrons), will leave you alone to talk for hours if need be. The piano player takes requests, so take advantage. Great for after-work or pre-dinner, weekdays or weekends. Pros: Intimate, Great wine list, Great table snacks Cons: Older crowd more

Classic New York Charm 8/5/2002

Old world atmoshere. It has been there forever, so drinks are perfected. Don't expect anyone in their twenties or thirties, unless there with relatives or working a sugar daddy. The subtle renovations are a great addition, without being a detraction. more

Classic New York Charm 8/5/2002

brighteyesnyc Provided by Partner
Old world atmoshere. It has been there forever, so drinks are perfected. Don't expect anyone in their twenties or thirties, unless there with relatives or working a sugar daddy. The subtle renovations are a great addition, without being a detraction. more

bartending pros 5/18/2002

It'd be tough to find a better group of bartenders than they've got at Bemelmans. It's a thrill to get a cocktail here. more

bartending pros 5/18/2002

It'd be tough to find a better group of bartenders than they've got at Bemelmans. It's a thrill to get a cocktail here. more
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Editorial

  • The Carlyle Hotel's bar and cabaret club has hosted well-heeled travelers and Upper East Siders since opening, in 1929. Restored murals depicting Central Park scenes populated by debonair rabbits and foxes, by beloved "Madeline" author Ludwig Bemelmans, make the room an enduring treasure. The gold-leaf ceiling, coupled with subdued lighting, gives the crowd a healthy glow. Cocktail hour is prime time, when patrons gab over drinks and evocative piano music. (Does someone request "As Times Goes By" every night?) The drink list is seasonal, unlike the crowd, which is consistent year round.

  • 7/27/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Sun-Thu 12pm-12am Fri-Sat 12pm-1am
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, Visa, American Express, Master Card, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Upper East Side

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