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Employees Only

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Village
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510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854
+1 212-242-3021
18:00 - 04:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked down the street and found our restaurant with a storefront that looked like only a psychic sigh out front and are lead into another door and into a planked bar and restaurant. It was great. All of our meals were delicious and so were the cocktails.

Thank lilthepill
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to New York with friend and wanted to find a unique speakeasy experience. We had reservations for dinner on a Sunday evening otherwise it would have been difficult to get a seat a the bar. Small bar area and dining area. Food excellent. Service superior. Drinks wonderful.

Thank sbc0609
New York City, New York
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920 reviews
573 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for drinks and a quick bite on a rainy Monday. I've been before when it was insane. Still busy but not as bad. We were able to grab a table and get a bite. Had a cheese plate that was good. Large portions. 3 cheeses. Lavash bread. And pistachios. Had a cheesecake for dessert that was surprisingly light... More 

Thank USCKaboom
Panglao Island, Philippines
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233 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seen this speak-easy up close after all the legendary whisperings. Great bar service with superior cocktails! Best in the biz!

Thank Andrew F
New Plymouth, Idaho
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

My friend had been wanting to go here for months after seeing a documentary on the owner. It was our first stop when we got to the city. You have to know where it is as there is no signage, only a small key logo. We arrived at around 6 and got 2 spots at the bar. The restaurant is... More 

Thank vitodickersondv4
Mississauga, Canada
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281 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Went to Employees Only as a part of a Speakeasy tour. This was definitely the highlight of my evening. I ended up having three different beverages here and really enjoyed them all. The bartenders are extremely knowledgable about their drinks. Most inconvenient part was just that there was only one bathroom on the main level so the line got fairly... More 

Thank Slavik84
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

My favorite bar in NYC! Amazing drinks, good music and laid back crowd. The food is good as well. Will go there every time I'm in the city.

Thank Jawdat S
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this amazing place. Dinner and drinks were good and the environment was abdolutely very cool. Great service! Highly reccommend if you are in NYC.

Thank LuvTravellingRoma
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We made reservations to be safe. The food was really good. The drinks too. The place is fun and active. Cozy to boarding on cramped, all in all a fun place.

Thank DrSeussTravels
New York City, New York
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229 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We discovered this tiny speakeasy bar in West Village quite by chance - a very small door with "Psychic" written in neon - little did we know that it held the secret of one of the best cocktail bars in NYC! We tried a few, but fell in love with their whisky based cocktails - Manhattan and Old Fashioned. Mixologist... More 

Thank jigiindia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, International
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 04:00
18:00 - 04:00
18:00 - 04:00
18:00 - 04:00
18:00 - 04:00
18:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-242-3021

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Village

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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