Orient Express Cocktail Bar
Orient Express Cocktail Bar

Orient Express Cocktail Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.orientexpressnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126918845
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:
    Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Lunch:
    Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Eastern European, French
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenwich Street
  • Public Transit: A/C/E/L to 8th AVE. 1 Christopher St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Orient Express Cocktail Bar
Orient Express Opens in the West Village!

The Orient Express may have inspired iconic novels and films like Dracula and From Russia with Love, served as the setting for bravado characters like James Bond, and been featured as the backdrop of Agatha Christie's most famous works, but the famed vintage train continues to ride through modern culture with its latest stop in NYC's West Village, where Turks and Frogs owner Osman Cakir has re-conceptualized its famous voyages into a posh, time-reversing cocktail bar with a flair for the spirits of yesteryear.

Its look reflects the nostalgia of train travel: Amid the sexy amber glow, warm vintage-tinted beech wood panels, faux windows and bronzed luggage racks, the bar—a handcrafted Caesar Stone beauty—is the clear focal point. Above it, the ceiling curves to each side, and behind, bartenders bedecked in old-school vests and neckties shake and pour cocktails designed by Sam Ziar.
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Orient Express Cocktail Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3
    Service3
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Gone downhill
    Nicim
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was a cute restaurant two years ago. Set up like the Orient Express train from movie days it shares a kitchen with the restaurant next door. At this point it offers only a small (stained) menu of very common appetizers and very small drinks served in old-fashioned cocktail glasses. The charcuterie plate offered 2 pates, 3 meats and pita bread slices. No pickles or other garnish AND none available to bring from the kitchen. They were out of Bombay Sapphire Gin, didn't carry Rose's Lime or cranberry juice...so lower quality gin for martini, and no gimlets or cosmos could be made. Music was rock and roll instead of period sounds you would expect. No wonder it was empty on Saturday night at 7:00.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 8 reviews are from the Orient Express Cocktail Bar reviews archive.
  • For Cocktail Enthusiasts
    EParker
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Amazing vintage style cocktails served in a train car. It's small and fills up quick.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atmospheric but Very Poor Service
    Nicky
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We love Turks and Frogs and thought we'd try Orient Express as the two spots have the same owner. Unfortunately the service experience is worlds apart. We went to Orient Express last weekend for drinks and appetizers and were one of three occupied tables during our time there. The wine was fair and the appetizers were good but the service was the poorest we've experienced since moving to NYC. The wait staff congregated by the bar socializing and getting their attention was beyond difficult. When we finally did get someone's attention it was clear that we were frustrated. The waitresses response was to exude venomous attitude for the remainder of the dinner which made the experience unpleasant to say the least. Off the list....
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Delightful
    mandyreno
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    My boyfriend and I always love it here. The cocktails are perfect and the charcuterie and cheese platters are superb. Very sweet and romantic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for drinks only - they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Went for drinks only - they were not cheap but they were good. Bartenders were busy but friendly and helpful
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not go here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    The Orient Express was nothing like depicted on the website. It was dark and unwelcoming. The lighting was so poor that no one could read the menu. The welcome was non existent and we left within two minutes of arriving.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible service, good ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    The service was horrendous. I had an opentable reservation, and when I arrived and told the bartender, he just pointed to the back so I took a seat. We had to wait at least 15-20 minutes before I grabbed someone who was walking by to let them know we didn't have a waiter or menus. This level of being ignored lasted until a new waiter came on for his shift. Definitely not going back, unless I am sitting at the bar. When I pay over $100 for a few cocktails and a plate of hummus, I expect a little more service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We got there early, when there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    We got there early, when there were only a few other people. The ambiance was great. We could appreciate all the detail that went into the place and have a nice conversation. Further into the night, it got very loud and packed; there were people standing right next to our table waiting to get a seat. Overall a good experience, but I would suggest going early if you don't want the typical bar scene.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We came for pre-dinner cocktails,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    We came for pre-dinner cocktails, which were quite delicious and unusual. Food was just average, but we only had some hummus as a nosh to tame the alcohol. Great old-school cocktails. Casual atmosphere. We had a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate