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Session 73

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1359 1st Ave
New York, NY 10021
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(212) 517-4445
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Best

Have you had the Trio burgers at this place? They have to be the best in the city. I recently had a party there in the front lounge and probably ate 12 of them myself. Dinning r...

Worst

Crowded due to poor layout, no decor, ""jazz"" music barely noticeable. However, a good place if you want to be oggled by random (and forward) guys.... Pros: Free, Young Crow...

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/9/2012

\r this bar is amassing its like being in the club! Great music and cheap drinks. deaf ineptly coming back more

Very cozy hangout, decent food--beware of over-ordering! 12/27/2009

Went here recently with 3 other people, the night of the blizzard of all nights. We got there a little after 7pm so it was pretty empty, esp given the weather (though I think there was a party in the back). While we were waiting for one of our party we had a drink at the bar & chit-chatted with the bartender, who was very nice. Once we all got seated in the dining area, the waitress (who was nice & attentive) told us that most people order about 3-4 things from the menu & share--so we did. Um, big mistake, because it was WAY too much food. The sliders & spring rolls were very good, the spinach-artichoke dip, quesadillas, popcorn shrimp & calamari pretty good but not amazing, the walnut encrusted goat cheese salad & sesame tuna skewers just ok, & the beef kabob skewers so chewy that I stopped trying to eat them after almost choking on a piece. The crab cakes & eggplant fritters I didn't have room to even try but I hear they were good. Also we got a pitcher of sangria that smelled funny to me, definitely had much better elsewhere. With everything we ordered the bill added up to much more than we expected it to be (though it was still less than $50 per person).The best thing about the place was the cozy, chill atmosphere, and the very comfortable couches (almost fell asleep!). It was great lounging around and watching the snow come down through the window--our own little insulated world. What a shock when we went outside & saw how bad it was! I would go back, but definitely order a lot less, and also would go later as we didn't get to see the band play--Hot Mess was playing that night but didn't want to stay too late in that weather, even then it was still a nightmare getting home. Pros: comfy couches, atmosphere, sliders Cons: sangria tasted odd, some of the food just ok more

Best Place for a party! 2/25/2009

Have you had the Trio burgers at this place? They have to be the best in the city. I recently had a party there in the front lounge and probably ate 12 of them myself. Dinning room staff rocked. I asked the manager if he could send out more for our party and he kindly obliged at no additional cost. The staff at this bar is so helpful that when I forgot my bag at the end of the night and called to retrieve, they sent an employee over to my apartment with it and attached a thank you note for hosting my party there. Talk about service....I would give this establishment 3 thumbs up (if I had an extra thumb)!!! Pros: Attentive, Friendly Staff Cons: So much good music more

Let's dance salsa Upper East 2/25/2009

Arrived in the city 9 months ago.. friends told me that one of the best place for Salsa UES is Session 73... and it is true.. amazing live band every monday... great DJ... I love this place. Staff is really nice and efficient.. people very friendly! I have been other time during the week and atmosphere is still the same..\r I truly recomend this place for salsa aficionados and music live ! Food is great too... not forget to try Dumplings and trio burgers !!! Enjoy!! more

the full package 2/25/2009

A resident of the Upper east Side for 10 years , I have known Session 73 since the beginning . They were my courteous neighbour when I lived on 73rd , way before I became a customer. \r Frequenting the spot on a regular basis for the past few years , I feel it offers something different and much needed Upper East Side : live music at least 5 nights a week ( from Tango to Salsa to acoustic guitar, to rock, ), great bites to share ( I love the chicken trio !! ) a great cafe in the summer , a warm and inviting dining room conducive to conversation, a fun effective and welcoming staff ( courteous security staff, fun and attractive bartenders, amazing wait staff ) a large space where you can gather lots of friends ... \r It should also be said that when in need of putting together a fundraiser , management right away jumped on the occasion and showed that they truly care and know how to give back to their community... \r I am a fan , and feel that Session 73 is an option everynight of the week !! meet with a friend to catch up around a good glass of wine , get together a larger group to celebrate a birthday on the end of a work day , need to hear some great music ... Just give it a try you will not be disappointed ... I know I am not and have converted fellow Upper eastsider as well as friends from the 5 boroughs ... \r more

GREAT PLACE 2/25/2009

This bar is one the my favorite. I have discovered it 7 month ago and I am becoming a big FAN. \r I go there many time per week and I always have a lot of fun there. Good and various music : acoustic guitar, salsa, live band...Amazing food : i love the pizza and the spring rolls, friendly and efficient staff.\r \r more

Perfect place to Hang out and have a good time!!!!!!!!! 2/25/2009

No matter the time of the week or the time of the year, Session 73 is one of the best place to hang out Upper East Side. Have a drink at the bar or hang out outside, the staff is always nice and efficient. \r The food is great and fresh...among my favorite the sliders, the ""Fries from France"", and the spinach and artichoke dip...\r \r There is always something going on during the week, from salsa to rock, to acoustic guitar...\r \r Being a salsa lover, my favorite time of the week to go is Monday night...Always great live music, great salsa teachers, and amazing dancers... You will have a great time guaranteed...\r \r \r more

An Awesome Place! 2/16/2009

I think this bar is the best. I go every Friday with some of my friends and we always have a great time. The food is excellent - we've had everything on the menu and have never once been disappointed. All the staff are friendly, efficient and lots of fun and the live bands they have every Thurs/Fri/Sat are always excellent. The drinks are always strong and the manager has a great cocktail called The Vacation - you should definitely check it out! I go out a lot in New York and I don't give complements often but this places deserves it - I've been going for 5years and I will continue to go and have massive amounts of fun. Pros: awesome food, great band and amazing staff more

Gypies tramps and roofies. 1/1/2009

This pseudo trendy upper east side dump is filled with post collegiate trash. We went here for New Years and was hounded by gypsies. Believe it or not, they tried reading our palms and asking for money. Not to mention the first time I drank someones drink by accident and it turned out to have a roofie in it. After waking up sick the next day at 5 PM I realized I am never going there again. After New Years mess I'll really never go again. Don't go here. Pros: Location Cons: Crowded, seedy, watch your drink and your purse. more

Do not Host a Party unless you do a drink special 4/17/2008

I had my birthday party there, and could not get a drink special. The manager tried to offer us the open bar option and tables, but the problem was we would have to order the drinks from the waitress. This bar does not get crowded until at least 11 - 12. So having 25 people sit at tables and ordering open bar through 1 or 2 waitresses when the bar top was EMPTY did not make sense to me. They just wanted to slow down the drink flow, to save them money...I guess. \r So I opted out of that and choose to just have the tables and we all agreed to pay by the drink. I had to leave my credit card, which was fine... There were about 25 people and everyone was paying cash. Unfortunatly we had a dumb waitress, who would get flustered and not know what to do when she needed to make change for more than one person at a time. Of course I didn't think anything of it at the time...I was just haveing a good time with my friends. So at the end of the night, the waitress hands me my credit card....with over a $500 Tab. I know my friends were paying the whole night, so there is NO WAY that the bill was $500, I just think she was an idiot...and Ordered the drinks in the computer through my credit card, and did not remove them when people paid. \r This bar is fun for a night out...but definitly not a place to have a party, unless you do the drink special....when they allow you to get the drinks from the bar. Good Luck. The manager was also not helpful at all. Happy Birthday to Me and my $500 credit card bill. Oh and ps....there was a 20% gratuity tip added to the charge. So make sure you do not Double tip, they don't deserve it! \r Pros: Good Music, Good Crowd (past 11pm) Cons: bad service, a little too crowded at times more

Go on Monday for Salsa 3/28/2008

Monday nights this is the place to be if you like live music & salsa. It is one of the few places I've seen beginners and pros alike feel at home. It was so packed last time you would think it was the weekend! The only con is that is does get pretty crowded as the night goes on but there are two areas to dance and I never felt overwhelmed by the number of people there. Prices are reasonable and the crowd is friendly - sometimes that's hard to find in the city. Pros: good music, good crowd, salsa for all levels, salsa lessons on monday night Cons: can get a bit crowded at the bar more

Good Mix of People 10/26/2006

I've been to Session 73 a few times and each time I went there was a differnt crowd and a different feel--which is nice because you wont get bored. The live music is good (sometimes) and there food (if you feel like noshing) is even better. It's worth checking out. Best time to go is Thur through Sat. Pros: Lots of seating Cons: Music too loud sometimes more

That's HOT! 10/7/2006

I dippped into the Session on a Friday night. The band was ON. Chicks were hot. Booze was flowin'. This boy that I really like was there -- like I didn't even try to stalk him, he was just there!!! I was so excited, I cannot even tell you. I grinded with him on the smokin dance floor to ""Ohh boy you looking liek you like what you see..."" It was seriosuly the best night ever. Thank you, Session 73!!! (I also saw Tony Danza there). One minor knock -- some girl was administering an hj in the corner... but whatev. more

Perfect Venue for Private Party 6/19/2005

I hosted a birthday party in Session 73's private party room last Saturday night and I have nothing but rave reviews. The staff was very attentive and professional. They served a variation of delicious hors d'eouvres and the drinks were quality. I highly recommend this venue for a private party...impressive room, staff, food and drinks! more

Popped collars a must 6/4/2005

Lots of men, all wearing navy sport coats. Seems to be a ""regular"" crowd, we knew no one but had lots of fun dancing anyway. Music ranged from Naughty by Nature to The Beastie Boys to beach music--very interesting to say the least. Drinks were decently priced! Very much an UES crowd w/ lots of cash flow! Would probably go back again if in the neighborhood. FUN! Pros: popped collars, sport jackets, shorts above the knee Cons: lots of shoving, far away for us, crowded more

good time for all 10/4/2004

from the no cover charge anytime policy to the food, to the great staff, to the music you can't wrong here, previous reveiew are old, go back and get a new look, new manager has done much to improve the place and the weekend crowd is loaded with plenty of people. outdoor eating too when the weather permits so enjoys the fall and catch the saturday performances of the Characters for a roaring good time. more

The Place To Be 4/21/2004

Good music, hot women, the food was great. It's a place were you can call your own. You can actually go home with money in your pocket. What was really nice was the fact that you did'nt have to yell to whom ever your with. Two thumbs up guy's you nailed it. Pros: Inexpensive, Room to breath, Great atmosphere more

GREAT Place for Private Party or Shower 11/4/2003

Just had a TERRIFIC experience at Session 73. Rented out the lounge for a private party.We had the Whole place to ourselves(12-4)for our 50 people.They normally don't open till after 4. Awesome lounge atmosphere.Have great choices of music(JAZZ, FUNK,ANYTHING...).Food was surprisingly VERY good.Buffet Lunch.Drinks were flowing.Food was replenished. Most importantly the staff was SUPERB.Hostess Charlotte provided everything promised.Owner Coleman was even on hand to oversee. We asked for plenty of coffee for end of party. They made sure to have a HUGE percolator.Every request was addressed. This should be the place for your next Party/shower/group gathering. Pros: Attentive Staff, Great Vibe, Moderately Priced more

Definately a saugage fest! 7/18/2003

Very Nice place but way too many guys, all dressed the same I must say. Ratio is like 10:1. So imagine being one of 2 girls trapped in a bar with 20 drunk horny dudes. Not a pretty picture. Drinks are cool. Food is good. Music is ok, if you're into the live band thing. You might be better off going one block over into Hi-Life. Get the same quality food and drink plus better music selection from their DJ. Pros: Nice Layout, Food Cons: Too many Men, Music more

Nothing Special 6/16/2003

Crowded due to poor layout, no decor, ""jazz"" music barely noticeable. However, a good place if you want to be oggled by random (and forward) guys.... Pros: Free, Young Crowd Cons: No decor, poor layout more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Amid the onslaught of sports bars in the East 70s, a live-music venue is a rarity. At snazzy-yet-casual Session 73, lights hang from long chords over the copper-topped bar....

  • 9/8/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    M-TH,SU: 5P-2A & FRI & SAT 5P-4A
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Upper East Side, Midtown, Lenox Hill

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