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Bar recommendation near Carnegie Hall

I am performing at Carnegie Hall on Saturday afternoon and want to invite friends for drinks after the concert. Can anyone recommend a nice bar within 10 mins walk of the hall suitable for the occasion...it will be early evening and I want to be able to sit and chat...
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  1. Kennedy's is a nice Irish Pub and Restaurant with good food and a friendly atmosphere. McGee's would be a good choice also.

    Kennedy's @ 327 W 57th Street, New York, NY 212 - 759 - 4242.
    http://kennedys-irish-restaurant-of-n...
    McGee's Pub and Restaurant @ 240 West 55th Street, New York, NY 212 - 957 - 3536.
    http://mcgeespub.com/

    1. I don't think and Irish pub is what you have in mind...

      The bar at the Four Seasons is close by and it's lovely.

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      The Four Seasons
      99 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

      1. I like Irish Pub's. They won't be near as busy as the Four Season's Bar. I love the Four Season's Hotel. I have stayed there often. But the bar is not lovely. It's a very big bar in a very big room that can be unfriendly. It's also ultra modern. You can feel lost in the big bar area. You could sit and chat if it's not busy but it gets very crowded at times. I don't recall being in there when it wasn't packed. If you are going to walk that distance go to the bar at The Pierre Hotel. It's a fun place and very intimate.

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        1. re: Littleman

          There are two bars at the Four Seasons - I think the one near the 57th Street entrance might be a bit smaller.

          I also like the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis, but as others have said, it is usually crowded.

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          The Four Seasons
          99 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

          King Cole Bar
          2 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

        2. The Oak Room in the Plaza: nice old New York vibe;
          The Pierre and the Sherry-Netherland -both opposite- but a little too precious, each of them, for my taste.
          Slightly closer to home, Seppi's, inside the Parker Meridien (and about a thirty second walk from Carnegie Hall) I've always found a nice place.

          If you're going to go as far away as the Four Seasons -a hike, really, not "close by"- then you'd find a good dollop more character in the King Cole Bar in the St. Regis.

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          The Four Seasons
          99 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

          King Cole Bar
          2 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

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          1. re: Phil Ogelos

            I adore the King Cole Room bar.

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            King Cole Bar
            2 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

            1. re: Phil Ogelos

              The OP requested a nice bar within 10 minutes of CH. The FS's was mentioned then I mentioned The Pierre and you have mentioned the St. Regis. The suggestions get further and further from CH. Seppi's might be the answer. I stayed there but it was a long time ago. I don't remember a lot about the bar.

              I agree on the Oak Bar but you cannot find a seat there after 5 PM 9 out of 10 times. The St. Regis Hotel is a fine hotel and I enjoyed every visit I made there but the bar's about the size of a match box and very crowded. I would hate to see the OP perform at CH and walk a mile to King Cole and find it packed. I believe the OP would prefer some place close and not quite so busy. Manhattan hotel bars stay too busy. Maybe late at night they are not as busy but anytime between 5 and 10 PM they are all packed.

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              King Cole Bar
              2 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

              1. re: Littleman

                I agree that some of the recommendations here have pushed the geo-temporal boundaries set by the OP [that's what brought Seppi's to mind].

                I have to disagree with your Oak Room call, though: I've been meeting a woman there every Thursday evening at eight p.m. since this past Labor Day, and 9 times out of 10, you *can* get a seat at that hour. The thing about the Oak Room is that turnover there is brisk: it may look packed at 7:45 and seem nearly deserted at 8:10. [The King Cole room is more usually packed, yes, because people come and stay, and stay -in a space that's one-third the size of the Plaza's.]

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                King Cole Bar
                2 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

                1. re: Phil Ogelos

                  Phil..........you keep meeting the lady at the Oak Bar every Thursday at 8 PM and we will see how the record stands on our next Labor Day. I hope you are right. The best luck I have had was before 5 PM when everyone was at work. I could get a seat but I don't drink at 5 PM. I start at 6 PM. Good luck to you and your lady friend.

                  1. re: Phil Ogelos

                    Seppi's has closed, unfortunately.

                    I would suggest the Stone Rose - 4th floor at Time Warner.

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                    Stone Rose
                    10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

              2. Petrossian is very restful. There's also the Russian Tea Room.

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                Russian Tea Room
                150 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

                Petrossian
                182 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019