48 Lounge

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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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48 Lounge is a Premium Cocktail Lounge and multifaceted Event Venue with a delicious menu of small plates including dishes such as gourmet grilled cheese, tuna tartar, and filet mignon sliders (extended menu available for Private Events).

Located in Midtown Manhattan, 48 Lounge is just one block south of Radio City in Rockefeller Center, and within close proximity to Times Square, the Marriott Marquis, the Hilton Hotel, and the Jacob Javits Center. 48 Lounge has received numerous awards including the 2012 Concierge Choice Award for NYC Best Bar/Lounge as well as Zagat Award of Excellence 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013.

48 Lounge hosts all event types from corporate cocktail receptions, meetings, screenings, and presentations, to social celebrations such as Birthdays, Engagements, Bachelorettes, Weddings, and Premieres.


Age Limit: 21 & over only

Please Note: Online Reservations are not available for Saturdays after 9PM.
What 241 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, diverse food options and great drinks

MD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Monica was our server and she was AMAZING. She was attentive and warm. Our entire group wanted for nothing the entire time and I would go back anytime. Our entire group is in the service industry and we have nothing but great things to say about Monica! Our bus boy Anthony was very good too!

E
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is still the same way this past weekend that it was two years ago. Making a reservation especially on such short notice makes it even better. It has the grown and sexy vibes and even intimate feel. The people are friendly and it is lively. I will be coming back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy every minute of it

H
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The ambiance is absolutely amazing, but the service was horrible especially since there was no one else there when we arrived due to the early timing.

DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although I loved the place.... we stayed until around 1 AM and my group was the only one group at the venue and a few people at the bar... not a lively space at all... they should consider advertising more as the lounge itself is beautiful

AE
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Cynthia provide my sisters and I great food recommendations. The truffle mac & cheese is a plus.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Service was great food was gross! Drinks were ok but over priced! Save your money there’s too many great places in NYC to settle!

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue with delicious tapas. Drinks are pricey but that was expected. I did reserve a hightop without knowing they didn’t have seats. The manager was nice enough to give us three barstools while we were there.

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always awesome! I travel here from west Chester on a train to get here for a reason! Perfect all the time!

ER
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it was a good experience. Sometimes the music was great, other times I've never heard of the music. It was my suggestion to go there because the music was good the first time..... not so much this time. But very helpful staff, and they are super friendly.....

CK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Place is amazing, nice music and crowd. Too bad it wasnt full on a saturday night, otherwise all was perfect

F
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice Tapas Bar to go after work to mingle with your friends. The tapas were great and the sangria as well. the restaurant is very chic and the ambiance was great. I really recommend this place for and after work gathering.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak and lobster skewers were literally the best ever! So dang good! The drinks were a bit watered down but my martini was delish!

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

we were seated right next to loudspeakers - there was a weak attempt to move us but it didnt happen. It also took our servers 25 mins to ask us for drinks which is unacceptable.

On the plus side we did like the music overall.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was my birthday . We were over charged and the waiter ran out the venue to follow us and ask for a tip. Very unprofessional. The dj and the host were the only good thing that night. Never again!! And i would never recommend this venue.

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the manager Millie and her staff didn’t disappoint. My friends and I always feel special when we come. These folks work very hard to make us feel welcome...I love this place!

N
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and drinks. Rude security who “doesn’t like hats.”

YP
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Sophisticated and the service is outstanding.
Planning on going back soon 😀

KJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and drinks at 48 Lounge were fantastic. The environment was a little odd. The high top tables have no chairs and the seating for standard tables are couches and living room chairs. The music was really loud. It’s a great place as long as you are expecting that type of environment. We were a little surprised and were happy that we were seated at a standard table so we could relax and attempt to chat over the loud music.

MN
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at 48 Lounge and I will definitely go back. I was celebrating my birthday with my daughters and son. The atmosphere was cozy and warm. They people were warm and friendly. Everyone got along well. There was an adult atmosphere and I really liked that.

d
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very cozy and relax good place to socialize and have a great time. Management Team was awsome very professional.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super attentive staff. i would change the “club music”

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

48 Lounge offers a cool place to meet up for tasty nosh food and good drinks before taking in a Broadway show. Service is prompt and friendly (even though every one else there is working very hard to be ultra cool). The food was very good.

My main surprise: the room layout. Most spots to sit are couches and lounge chairs. Or just plain standing. The "high top table" I reserved had no chairs for sitting. Thankfully, the place was still quiet enough (5:00-ish) for the server to let us use a couple of bar stools. I can imagine the place would be jam packed and loud as the evening wears on. But for a swift pre-theater meal and drink, it can't be beat.

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife Angela there for her birthday really enjoyed the atmosphere of the place would recommend

AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It confirmed a reservation for lunch and it was not open for lunch. Bad experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Although the ambiance is really nice, had issues with one of the food items ordered. After some waiting an inquiry about the status of the item was made and the reply was obviously false. It was explained that someone had gone to the Emporium to purchase fresh tortilla shells and they should be out "in less than five minutes". This did not happen and after a complaint was made, the manager, who was very prompt in responding and handled the situation appropriately, explained that we were given incorrect information regarding the timetable on our meal, profusely apologized and offered complimentary meals and drinks to accommodate our bad experience. After our comped meals were enjoyed, the item originally ordered was prepared and offered, also complimentary. Although this was appreciated, there was no interest in it at that point. It was put in a to go box. After receiving our bill there was a charge of $17 for an item we never ordered so that had to get addressed and corrected. Granted, this was the first time dining at this restaurant but there an unfortunate feeling leaving, get your operations under better management. Also, the music was very loud and annoying, house music on a loop. It really is ideal for parties, hanging out with friends, etc... but they need to get a better handle on some things.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This V-Day I brought my GF to 48 lounge for a memorable experience. VIP area is very exclusive and away from all the extra commotion. Plush couches, plenty of seating, private music area, great food. Mac n cheese truffle is a must have. Service was attentive and prompt. Only down fall was the owner decided to have last call one hour before close time so you were rushed to put in one last bulk order. Other than that I would definitely recommend 👍🏽👌🏽

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a short wait to be seated which I love and to top it off the food was amazing. The music for the most part was decent. The lounge is not to over crowded so that was a plus for me. My friends and I definitely enjoyed ourselves.

HQ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, ambiance and crowd were so awesome at 48 Lounge! My friends and I enjoyed our time there for a bachelorette and will definitely be back for other celebrations! Highly recommended for anyone wanting to try interesting drinks and dancing the night away to hip hop and oldies!

AF
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Food and drinks are pricey but that should be expected! Atmosphere is amazing, will definitely visit again when we come back to New York!

MV
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Indeed about see and be seen. But nothing special. Very expensive for given quality.

IH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

- Great DJ. Could read the crowd. Played modern and throwback music but it was a good balance to keep the younger and older crowds entertained.
- The hosts and bartenders were very nice and very helpful
- Drinks were a little pricey but worth the price
- If you come with a group of friends you’ll have a lot of fun
- Definitely going back when I’m in New York again
- I did not order anything to eat; hence, why I gave the food 3 stars

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for group. Great ambiance

LK
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been Saturday, December,22 It was my B-Day. My friends and I like it so much: fancy drinks, delicious food, outstanding music! Stuff is friendly and people around were amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations here for 12/22 to celebrate my BFF birthday and it was an amazing time!! Service was great, the music was banging, the lobster, filet mignon & the shrimp &’chorizo skewers were delicious! The grilled cheese was delicious and the drinks were a bit on the pricey side but nonetheless, amazing! My friend was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed herself! I will definitely go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful place with nice music. Service was good. Drinks are pricey but it’s normal for that area. It was super crowded that people kept pushing each other. Had to wait for 15 at the entrance to get my coat. Overall would recommend to go there (not at the rush hours).

HY
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We made a reservation for 11pm and we waited for half an hour before they just told us they didn't have any space for us. Had to just leave and find somewhere else. Not sure what the point of making a reservation is.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Came here for drinks only and the decor is beautiful. Nice place to come with a group of friends,
hang out and drink. I will say it’s a bit boring if you don’t come with a large crowd, but the atmosphere makes up for it. This place has a Nice chill vibe. Will come back for drinks, but keep in mind the drinks a crazy expensive so be prepared to spend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Had apps and drinks but way way way too expensive for what we got

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