Dear Irving

Cocktail Bar, Bar, and Speakeasy$$$$
Union Square, New York
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  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaJune 3, 2014
    If you like Raines Law Room you'll love this place. Super cute with themed rooms and romantic nooks to steal away and sip fancy cocktails. Reservations will be needed as more people find out about it.
    Upvoted Dec 5, 2016
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceApril 3, 2015
    You should sip cocktails here, like the Girl Scout cookie-inspired Samoa - which blends genever, bourbon, and crème de coconut or Hero of Little Venice, an excellent flip featuring rum and root beer. Read more
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissJune 6, 2014
    The owners of Raines Law Room created a new speakeasy twice the size, with reservations, with many French themed rooms. It's still the perfect date spot, but just bright enough to go with friends.
    Upvoted Dec 5, 2016
  • Alexa S.
    Alexa ScordatoMay 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There isn't a bad seat in the house, but if you're feeling fancy, ask for a table in the back room. If there isn't one available, sit at the bar to watch the talented team do their magic.
    Upvoted Dec 5, 2016
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouNovember 3, 2014
    I love the way they direct me to enjoy my bourbon, this house creation has notes of cinnamon, clove, and apple as is described. We now have a better decorated speakeasy in neighbors than those in LES
  • Moises E.
    Moises EskinaziFebruary 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best speakeasies. Great drinks. Good alone or in a group. As a couple you might have to sit across another couple
  • Esther C.
    Esther ChoiOctober 14, 2015
    All the cocktails were awesome. Even ones I thought I would hate, I actually loved. Nice ambiance and interesting European rococo inspired decor.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerJuly 28, 2014
    “Drinks are elaborate: the Hero of Little Venice is a rummy root-beer float; the Vice Versa (gin, rosé cava, grapefruit) tastes like the bootlegger didn’t scrub all the soap out of the tub.” Read more
  • suz q.
    suz qJanuary 27, 2015
    Speakeasy from owners of Raines Law Room but larger and more open with nooks. Cocktails are elaborate and well done. Try the Paloma
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaJanuary 10, 2015
    The gold rush and whiskey business are excellent. Make a res or prepare to kill around 1.5 hours around town before being seated
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac ShabotMay 21, 2015
    Great place. Tell them the type of ingredients you like and they'll make you a custom drink. Press a button and the waitress will be over in a second. Try and get a seat in the back room.
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DesmondMay 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful space! The atmosphere is intriguing and romantic. 4 themed rooms take you back in time from Mid Century to Art Deco, Victorian to Versailles. Bespoke cocktails complete the experience.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchulweisApril 16, 2015
    You'll probably wait a while (which is ok bc you can kill time elsewhere - they'll text you) but it's worth it. Great, delicious, different cocktails, and really good small plates! And themed!
  • letajanelle
    letajanelleJanuary 9, 2016
    Drinks were nice but this ricotta flatbread was the highlight of the night. With seasonal vegetables, aged balsamic and hazelnuts. It was extremely delicious, we had 2 orders!
  • Jwow
    JwowFebruary 27, 2015
    Travel back in time to Paris in the roaring 20's, where you will be served delicious cocktails, experience excellent service, and an elegant ambiance.
  • Sara S.
    Sara StatesNovember 13, 2014
    Upon walking in, I knew I'd be a frequent visitor at Dear Irving. The bar is warm and glowing and the cocktail I'm drinking is divine. Raines is great, but this place is killer.
  • Carrie N.
    Carrie NydenMarch 6, 2016
    Unique twists on regular cocktails. My personal favorite was the Deacon Blues. The interior is incredible. This spot is worth the wait!
  • Siyun F.
    Siyun FanJuly 19, 2014
    This place is perfect in multiple aspects: location, decor, vibe, services and most important, cocktails. This is what a speakeasy should be. @dearirving
  • Michael D.
    Michael DonovanOctober 24, 2016
    Major secret: They offer one free drink from their House Creations list if you can successfully type the drink in Morse code through the call button!
    Upvoted Oct 25, 2016
  • Meredith Z.
    Meredith ZinkJanuary 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy cocktails in this Manhattan townhouse, each room has a different vibe, I love the Marie Antoinette room in the back!
  • Kate H.
    Kate HindOctober 21, 2014
    This place is so cozy and the staff are really nice. 4 rooms with a different period setting. Great cocktails: I like the Negroni Sbagliato or the Vice Versa.
  • Kavita B.
    Kavita BabaJune 1, 2015
    Has a very similar vibe to manhattan cricket club. It's cozy, romantic, and lively all at once. Loved the vice versa for a light summer cocktail. Definitely bring people here to impress.
  • Ernesto G.
    Ernesto GutierrezAugust 21, 2016
    If you ever feel like drinking cocktails in style, try to get seated in the room at the far back. You will be transported back to the time of kings and queens at Versailles palace.
  • Jack O.
    Jack OsborneDecember 15, 2014
    I'll even give you a choice: Madame George if you're after something refreshing that has a little kick or the Samoa if you fancy something totally soothing and smooth.
  • Heather R.
    Heather RepinskiJuly 13, 2015
    My favorite cocktail bar in the city!! It's classy with perfectly handcrafted cocktails. You would expect the staff to be snooty, but they are anything but!
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceDecember 14, 2014
    I appreciated the look and feel of the themed rooms. Definitely the feel of Gramercy all over this place. It's probably best for a group no larger than 4 and preferably for 3 or less.
  • Ross W.
    Ross Webster-SalterSeptember 5, 2016
    New to NYC is Dear Irving, a cocktail parlour cut into quarters inspired by eras and people. Caps and drinks are doffed to Marie Antoinette, Abraham Lincoln, The Great Gatsby and JFK.
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WilliamsMarch 5, 2015
    Gorgeous cocktail bar with speak easy vibe. Glam booths fab for a girls night out and be sure to check out the beautiful Marie Antoinette room.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarOctober 16, 2014
    Swankity swank. This new cocktail bar makes great drinks and is in a beautiful space. Perfect for a date or catching up with old friends. Snag a booth up front.
  • Stephanie Z.
    Again fantastic job done by designer Delphine Mauroit. Place is beautiful, cocktails tasty and service impeccable
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanSeptember 28, 2015
    Cozy spot with private chairs for two or corner for a booth. Press the button on the wall for service.
  • Jessica d.
    Jessica de OliveiraDecember 8, 2015
    You will definitely need a reservation, but the cute and quirky vibe coupled with ecclectic fun cocktails is a must on your speakeasy checklist.
  • Brian
    BrianJune 1, 2016
    Incredible hidden gem. You can easily miss it. It's up the steps at 55 Irving Pl, as though you're going into a residential building.
  • Armando
    ArmandoJune 9, 2014
    Dear Irving, a deadly new cocktail den with four rooms channeling four eras to transport you across the space-time drinking continuum, now open in Gramercy from the owners of the Raines Law Room.
  • Andie S.
    Andie SleemanDecember 14, 2016
    This is the most beautiful, romantic bar in the city. The cocktails are good. Be sure to wonder around to check out the other rooms motifs.
  • Irene M.
    Irene MApril 30, 2015
    Gorgeous decor reflects 4 different eras. Skillful, creative cocktails and great service make this a wonderful place for a date.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchuitOctober 24, 2015
    One of the coolest bars/speakeasies I've ever been to and I've been to a lot! The decor, service, and drinks are also awesome
  • Erica S.
    Erica SMarch 8, 2015
    The coolest place ever I wish I thought of this 💡 the vice versa 🍸 is amazing and you push a button when you wanna talk to the servers
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoOctober 7, 2014
    From the mixologists of Raines Law Room: Dear Irving. Guests will find an opulent interior as well as a well-curated list of cocktails, such as the gin-based Vice Versa.
  • Leonardo U.
    Leonardo UrbinaDecember 11, 2015
    Great for an intimate date but also great for a power meeting. Beautiful setting with great drinks and excellent barkeeps.
  • Kinjil M.
    Kinjil MathurSeptember 21, 2014
    Great late night cocktail place. private tables big enough for 6 plus good bar seating for 2. All around a winner.
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungJanuary 11, 2015
    Great atmosphere. $15 cocktails. Not too dark, music not too loud. Nice spot
  • Bonnie E.
    Bonnie EisenmanJuly 22, 2015
    Drinks are, as you would expect, great. Atmosphere varies depending on which room you're in. No reservation necessary, and no wait most nights I've been.
  • Jason C.
    Jason ChuangJune 16, 2015
    The sister bar to Rain's Law Room, Irving is more lenient at the door and a cooler atmosphere. Try the whiskey business.
  • Megan P.
    Megan PaoloneFebruary 26, 2016
    Perfect for an intimate date nightcocktails are pricey but, dare I say, worth it, and the food is great too.
  • Vieses
    ViesesAugust 15, 2015
    One of my favorite speak easies. If you get a chance to sit in the back, take a closer look at the wall paper ;)
  • Henali
    HenaliApril 12, 2015
    One of my fav speakeasy places in city! Big enough for bigger crowd. Intimate enough for a date!
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PevarnekFebruary 19, 2016
    Great speakeasy with some wonderful cocktail selections. Also one of the easiest to get reservations at in the city.
  • Sherwin J.
    Sherwin JOctober 1, 2014
    Thought it was an apartment building at first but once u get inside this place is pretty great. Great service and ambience.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RosenthalJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The drinks are amazing, but the food is even better!!! get the grilled octopus
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