Best remembered as creator of the classic Madeline books for children, Ludwig Bemelmans once joked he'd like his tombstone to read: "Tell Them It Was Wonderful." Well, it was, and still is, at Bemelmans Bar. Named in honor of the legendary artist, Bemelmans is a timel...
The best !
Time stands still. Excellent service. Classic cocktails.
Fantastic service from Lori at the bar. They don't typically serve bar food until 5 p.m., but ask nicely and they will have the kitchen whip up something. Also, perfect Aperol spritz.
Love the artwork on the walls by Ludwig Bemelman! Instantly brings me back to my childhood with Madeline! Great atmosphere which I definitely recommend people to check out.
Martinis, piano player
Whatever your budget, find a way to make a date night here. Drinks are expensive, but worth it. Stay after 9p for great music that will make you think you stepped back in time. Dress for the occasion.
Passion royale is so good. Live jazz music is better. Great service. Wish there were more diversity. You should go with Matt Tringali to top off the best evening out.
Exceptional service, jazz, cocktails and salty snacks
Nice music great drinks avoid the food
Great spot that does lovely live jazz. Really intimate vibe while still having great energy.
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That piano! 💚
An only in NYC institution. Pricey drinks offset by free snacks and amazing ambiance.
Great cocktails, spectacular space. Be prepared to pay for it, however. Still worth it for a drink or two in my book.
Fabulous NYC transition. Visit this bar as it's known for featuring top music talents.
Yes, this place is pricey, but it is so worth it.
OMG love this place. Quite spendy but so "grown up" and fab. To get a good table you've got to be here by 5:30.
My favorite bar in the city. A true classic.
Classicly New York. High end cocktails, really exceptionally classy vibe.
A great place for business meeting over drinks or some after work cocktails. Also there is some nice Jazz music.
Great service n amazing cocktails. Stay for the 9:30 music trio they are wonderful.
My favorite spot in New York.
Great places for drinks and Jazz
If you sit by the bar for the show it's half the price!
Great piano bar atmosphere.
Jazz is excellent!
Classic cocktails made by classy bartenders in a throwback setting. Expensive but worth it.
Order the perfect dirty martini, people watch while snacking on cheese twists, and cape code chips. Dress code: cocktail chic no sneakers and cutoffs, remember you're at The Carlyle!
If Madeleine was legal she'd drink here
Pretty awesome. Great cocktails!
Great place to enjoy a quiet, yet entertaining night on the UES. Devoid of the b&t crowd from New Jersey who swarm venues in Midtown and Chelsea.
Sure, a martini is $21. But it comes with a side of extra martini, so it's really 2-for-1 and therefore one of the cheapest martinis in town.
Join the Billionaires Club and order a Champagne Dream.
if you are about to leave this world and pass to the other side... spend your last eve dancing here, dance until they tell you they don't allow dancing anymore! why? ...'cause you can.
The Earl Grey Martini is just great!
Best vesper martinis in the city.
Live piano, cover after 9:30 for jazz
Gin martini. Inside Carlyle hotel. Not a place to hang out, but cool to go once. Named after Ludwig Bemelmans (Madeline), only public display of his artwork.
NYC at its best. So classy and quintessentially Gothamite.
Great cocktails and live jazz. The Passion Royale was definitely my favorite!
Go in the evenings from 5:30-8:30pm & to listen to piano & great music. Great options to select from including drinks and appetizers. After 9:30 there's a cover fee of $30 p/p table $ $15 p/p at bar.
Be wary of sitting down as a $25 fee is usually charged... crowd can be old but Bemelmans is a classic NYC spot liked by old and young
Yes, it is expensive. But having a quiet drink, eating snacks and relaxing makes it priceless.
New york tradition. Classy without being stuffy. Lighting and art makes it a great pre-dinner spot.
named after the legendary artist. (Madeline, anyone?) You can see his works of art beautifully displayed. Unparalleled atmosphere. Pricey, but worth it. Soooo NYC.