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Church Lounge

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2 Avenue of The Americas
New York, NY 10013
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(212) 519-6677
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Church Lounge - New York, NY
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Best

Incredibly gorgeous, wonderful wait staff, delicious drinks - what else could you ask for? This is one of the best lounges I have ever been to. I don't think I've ever been attend...

Worst

Hey ... it is in a chic hotel ... so you know exactly what it is going to be like (expensive, suspect service) and what the crowd is going to be like (maybe snooty, sometimes) bef...

great place for a celebratory Sunday brunch 2/28/2010

Buffet style brunch with an endless selection of foods to please every palette. Very relaxed and uber chic atmosphere. My favorites were the made to order eggs, omelets and waffles, baked macaroni & cheese, shrimp cocktail and the pasta salad. Others enjoyed the lox topped potato pancakes and the oyster/clam raw bar. The desserts were quite tasty, the lemon squares and brownies in particular. The orange juice was freshly squeezed and is included with the per person rate (also included is milk, water, coffee, cranberry and apple juice). The service was impeccable, waiter and busboys were very attentive, always near to refill coffee/juice and kept the tables clear. I should mention that this was a birthday celebration with a party of 12 persons. There was plenty of space for all of us. Pros: reasonable price, large selection + good quality food Cons: no flat free for special beverages (ie:mimosas, smoothies) more

Amazing! 10/21/2007

Incredibly gorgeous, wonderful wait staff, delicious drinks - what else could you ask for? This is one of the best lounges I have ever been to. I don't think I've ever been attended to in such a polite and professional way. YOU MUST GO! Pros: Everything! Cons: Nothing more

Avoid Avoid Avoid 8/24/2007

The worst bar experience I've had in the 10 yrs I've lived here. The staff was overtly hostile. The service could not have been slower, even when there's hardly anyone there. The drinks sounded creative and interesting but actually tasted really bad. Two different drinks I ordered were literally undrinkable, even with valiant effort. I don't get it. This place is old and tired and tacky inside -- so what's with all the attitude? I wanted to like it there because I like Tribeca. I really tried. But there were just no redeeming qualities at all. Pros: none Cons: hostile staff, huge attitude, bad tasting drinks more

Fun new cocktails! 2/20/2006

I had not been into Tribeca Grand Hotel in a while but, recently was drawn in by a friend to attend an Art Brut show... Anyway, I really enjoyed the cocktails- a bartender told me that there is a completely new list... something like 30 signature drinks! I had a royal gin fizz with egg whites and some fancy gin and fresh lemon and sugar syrup- so simple yet tasty. There was also a cool cocktail with a bison grass vodka mixed with black currants... really good! I am told that bison grass is an aphrodisiac? Last cocktail of the night was something called a Five Spice- cognac and calvados, with cherry puree and ginger... really a great, complex (lots going on) cocktail. After three drinks I was feeling good, so I switched to wine... pleasantly surprised with the selection. I drank a glass of a really old vine grenache. Pros: cocktails, wine, bartender knowledge more

Never Again 10/23/2005

The service is beyond slow. They just ignore you, and have terrible attitude. The food and drinks are overpriced and lousy. If you want to go somewhere decent, look elsewhere, especially if you're coming in the early evening for a pleasant drink. Cons: bad service, expensive, poor drinks more

I will not return 6/5/2005

I had a really bad time there. I wouldn't recommend it. more

staple place to go 10/18/2004

Good drinks, friendly staff. sometimes too many suits but not as suity as before. Space is too big & when not filled, looks a little sad. mango mojito is excellent! Pros: Friendly more

Like A Bad Dream 9/17/2004

If by "trendy" they mean lots of girls looking like escorts from the late eighties and lots of men wearing black mock turtlenecks and ogling the gilrs, then this is the epitome of trendiness. This place is horrendous! Overpriced and poorly prepared drinks served in an acoustical nightmare of a space is not my idea of a good time. The 300lb goons in head to toe black are watching your every move from every corner of this space does not add neither comfort nor coolness. This Las Vegas like bar is not what NYC is all about. Cons: , service, scene more

This place is AWFUL 9/14/2004

I have been to bars all over the world and never been treated as poorly as I was by this staff at this joke of a trendy lounge. Even though the place was empty, the bouncers kept pushing people into a corner. I met up with friends there who were there for a party of 25 people. I did not know most of them and they would not allow us to buy drinks either with cash or a separate tab if we wanted to "hang out" in the same area as the party, instead insisting that we put all our drinks on one tab and settle at the end. The manager was just as rude and the drinks were overpriced. I will NEVER go back to this dump. Cons: , Overpriced, Terrible Place more

No respect 7/1/2004

It can be the trendiest place in the world but when you can't go into a place that treats their customers with respect, you know you'll have to pass on it. Pros: Ambience, Pretty Empty Cons: , Disrespectful, Expensive more

Tribeca Grand brunch 5/2/2004

Great food; lovely setting. We visited the restaurant for a Sunday brunch and we had fun. The food was great; especially the shrimp salad. The line for omelettes was a little long but they were delicious. The screening room kepy my 7 year old occupied and she had a lot of food to shoose from. My only complaint was with the mojito; not great and expensive. Pros: service, screening room, food more

Hot Hotel Bar 6/19/2003

A $12 drink has become a standard at the more chic places so it didn't surprise me when the bill came. But I guess you pay for the priviledge to sit under the soaring ceiling of the hotel. A good place to hang with friends and people watch as long as you don't mind dropping some duckets. Pros: Open area, Trendy Cons: Expensive more

Church Lounge Catastrophe 4/21/2003

I would like to make a rating of this place, but I'm afraid my friends and I never made it inside. We were told they were only letting people in as they came out. We stood in line about 1/2 hour of standing in the front of line and swarms of people had left but still no entrance. The lucky few who whispered the right thing to the red headed door person "Meagan" got entered in before us. I think they need to pay our gal "Meg" a bit more since obviously she needs to make extra cash by letting these people in and judging by her horrendous outfit and galosher type boots she doesn't get paid well. Pros: ???, ????, ???? Cons: Rude service, Unprofessinalism more

Its chill! 8/26/2002

Being a New Yorker, its nothing i've never seen before. I like the fact that you can go chill and relax w/ friends or a date. The bartender service is shady. If you have big breast then you get quick attention. If not, just be patient. If you feel like you didn't receive decent service. Don't tip. And don't trip.

The music, that night was good though. And the place wasn't even close to being crowded. Pros: Nice Environment, Good music @ times Cons: Bartenders need to, step up with better, service/attentiveness more


Hip spot in Tribeca 8/14/2002

The setting is very attractive (it's a huge lounge in the middle of the new Tribeca Grand hotel). The prices are of course expensive, but the drinks are good. The service is lacking, and it wasn't even crowded when we went. I went after work one day, and it was pretty empty. There were some older hotel guests and some wallstreeters, but I hear that it is much more "sceney" later on. Pros: attractive space Cons: service more

GREAT CHIC HOTEL BAR 7/30/2002

Hey ... it is in a chic hotel ... so you know exactly what it is going to be like (expensive, suspect service) and what the crowd is going to be like (maybe snooty, sometimes) before you ever go in ... if you know all that and still want to go ... this is the place to do it! Pros: GREAT SPACE, TRENDY, MUSIC Cons: OVER-PRICED, SUSPECT SERVICE more

Don't Bother 6/3/2002

The service is terrible! If you want to spend $8-12 per drink, there are plenty of other shi-shi places that serve you. The bartenders (all men) spend more time lighting candles, cleaning the bar, looking at their hair, serving women trying to look like models, then tending to patrons. The decor is nice, but the crowd and service extinguish any pleasantries you first experience when walking down into the lounge. This place tries way to hard to be cool. If you're not from New York, don't bother, and if you are from New York and you haven't been, don't bother. No matter how much money you intend to spend, it's a waste of time. Pros: decor minus the crowd Cons: service, bartenders, drinks more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Inside the swank, earth-toned atrium of the Tribeca Grand Hotel, vases of dramatic branches tower over plush banquettes, gorgeous servers uniformed in slinky asymmetric dresses traipse between tables, and posh patrons people-watch from the streamlined bar. The high ceiling reaches over seven levels of guest rooms, expanding the space to cathedral-like heights. The bar is named for its Church Street location, but a mod grotto of electric candles lends the sanctum of a temple--to worship the perfect cocktail.

    The Draw
    Pricey, well-poured drinks--like the Grand Margarita, served in a huge cognac glass, and the light and fresh blueberry martini--are at their best when savored on weeknights, when the room is quiet and serene. Tribeca lost many of its neighborhood scenesters when the see-and-be-seen crowd flew to Manhattan's western shores, but a well-dressed--if not intensely trendy--crowd still lines up at the hotel's velvet rope on weekends.

  • 8/14/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Tribeca, Downtown

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