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About 48 Lounge

48 Lounge is a Premium Cocktail Lounge with a delicious menu of small plates including dishes such as gourmet grilled cheese, tuna tartar, and filet mignon sliders. 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 is a luxurious multifaceted Event Venue and 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.

1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 4pm-12am
Tuesday: 4pm-2am
Wednesday: 4pm-2am
Thursday: 4pm-2am
Friday: 4pm-3:30am
Saturday: 6pm-3:30am

Cross Street:
48th street Between 6th and 7th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 554-4848

Website:
http://www.48nyc.com/

Public Transit:
B, D, F, & V to 47-50th Streets Rockefeller Center
N, R, W to 49th Street

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Full Bar, Late Night

48 Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Hot Spot (4)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was exceptional.
Great vibe.
Great, late night dancing.
Can’t wait till we get back there again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Tapas, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great if you need a place before the theatre and have no other options. Suitable for almost no one.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I was going to Radio City and wanted a bite to eat before the show. My friend and I had some appetizers and drinks and enjoyed everything immensely. It turned out that one of the hostesses was a former student of mine and we had a wonderful reunion. It is a small world!
Everyone was super friendly and welcoming. I will return here again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Very nice place I love it people very nice and the food was really good I love this place I would recommend to everybody thank you so much guys

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Really was looking forward to dinner/drinks but our waitress, when delivering our drinks, dumped one down one entire side of me. Perhaps it is difficult to serve since the seating is more casual (we were at sofas with a coffee table). We had to take our food to go and I was surprised they didn't comp our drinks (just one appetizer).

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We went after a 2:00 show. We were the only ones in the place until 9pm. If you're looking for a scene, I would say definitely go later. However, we enjoyed having the place to ourselves. The staff was super friendly and on top of everything. The ambiance was incredible. I would love to see how the place feels later when it is full of people. The blueberry poprocks cocktail was more dessert than a drink and so satisfying and fun. I would highly recommend the meatballs and grilled cheese.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Nice high end lounge to take a break from the midtown tourists & tourist traps.

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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

I had always liked the 48 Lounge but my last visit was very disappointing. There was a big group there and although we had a table and were sitting, the folks from this crowd seemed to be all over and almost on top of us. And they were extremely loud. I think the place should have been reserved for them all by themselves.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2017

48 lounge was an awesome experience. Highly recommend going there. The music was on point and the drinks were good priced. The layout of the place is very nice and not too crowded. Open until real late which was fantastic.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 27, 2017

48 Lounge was amazing. We were there Saturday evening for a couples anniversary celebrations. The customer service was amazing, the drinks were great, and the DJ was jamming! Ray the manager took care of us when he found out it was an anniversary. Thanks Ray! I would recommend this place to anyone looking to have a great evening out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

OT send the confirmation,when we arrived the place was closed

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Was surprised to find no regular dining tables, worked out ok once we were changed to a couch & coffee table.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely make a trip back to this place. Great place for large groups!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

You can't go wrong at 48 Lounge! Food, drinks, atmosphere are all top notch!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Excellent service. We were celebrating my friend's engagement and the hostesses welcomed them with sparklers on my request. They were all very kind.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Nice place inside with good drinks, but don't expect good food. At least not the pizza. Unless you enjoy to pay $14 for a frozen pizza. Nice atmosphere though and good music

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

I don't normal write reviews, but this place was worth it. My experience there was amazing. Everyone, from the security who personally introduced himself to the beautiful hostess at the front door were all professional and sweet. I will definitely go back especially on the weekend, because they have a live DJ.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Great service! Wonderful atmosphere! Will definitely be here again!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Late-night Find, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2016

The shrimp and chorizo skewers were amazing! The atmosphee was really cool and 48 Lounge was the perfect way to start a night out in the city!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Me and my wife went here before a show at the Elektra Theatre. This place was great! Reminded me of lounges ive seen in movies.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Great place for drinks, tapas and music. Fun and energetic

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2016

The hostess Nabila was professional and personable , a pleasure to meet ! The food was delicious and the cocktails memorable . Look forward to our next visit

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Took my friend who was out of town for a drink and some bar bites. From the time we got to the door, we felt welcomed. The hostess was so so nice. The waitress just continued on. She was great. Even the guys that were bringing the food out and taking away the utensils were great. The manager came over to ensure we were doing good. The drinks and food were exceptional, Have no complaints on my visit to 48 Lounge. Highly recommend it. Can't wait to go again

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2016

First time at this very contemporary lounge. We were in the mood for tapas and drinks before a concert. My husband had the pesto pizza which was very tasty and I had the mahi-mahi tacos which had a delicious flavor. The service was quick, friendly and efficient. We liked the vibe here. We would definitely come back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2016

We stopped in for a bite before seeing Marc Anthony - great apps!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Ambiance and friendly staff make this restaurant/lounge a terrific experience.
The owners are there a few evenings a week and make you feel right at home.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Great spot! Staff couldn't be more friendly. The manager ,Ray, was very kind to us and generous. The hostess, N., Was Beautiful, patient, friendly, and just fantastic. All the bartenders are beautiful and kind.we had a great time and a great meal. Ambiance is beautiful! Michelle

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 19, 2016

We were looking for somewhere to eat before an early show and thought an early tapas dinner would be just the thing. Despite the name, we didn't realize that this wasn't a restaurant, but rather a lounge more suited for drinks and appetizers. The food was excellent and is good for an early dinner if you don't mind eating off your lap or bar table. Ambiance was great and the cocktails were delicious, but very expensive. Great place for before dinner or after show drinks.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2016

One of my favorite spaces/vibes in Manhattan. Its difficult to find a sophisticated lounge that has great cocktails, service and music. This place has never disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2016

I love the place. Brian, the owner, is terrific too! You cannot go wrong with the place!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2016

Conveniently located in midtown for bites and drinks. Perfect for post-steak drinks.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2016

I went here for happy hour on a friday and had a great time. The crowd was corporate NYC and the bar food was pretty good (not amazing but good).

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Great atmosphere and food but small tables to sit and dine. I came here with my girlfriend and we had to hunch over the small coffee-table like dining table to enjoy the appetizers and the food. Good music, Great Vibe, Helpful People.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2016

Great food and lively scene. We chose 48 Lounge as our after show spot. We wanted a places where we could order food but not have to sit down to a whole meal. Our visit was on a Thursday night. The hostess sat us right away even offering the VIP section.
The waitress came over quickly for our drink orders and to explain the small plate menu. She was super helpful and attentive. The drinks were yummy and the food was delicious. Our favorite was the miso pork sliders with pickle slaw. Absolutely fabulous! The lounge had a DJ playing a great mix of new and old. Overall, we are very happy we tried 48 Lounge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 18, 2015

The filet mignon sliders and grilled cheese were great. Very filling. The seating was comfortable and the noise level made talking difficult but not impossible. Seemed like a place for business folk to gather. We preordered the bread pudding but were too full to eat it. So we asked to take it with us. After waiting 20+ minutes we just left. The servers were attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Due to a private event that was being hosted on the night of our reservation, we were unable to complete our stay at 48 Lounge. However, the manager was very accommodating and sent us to their new location at Parkview Lounge. The drinks and menu are exactly the same as 48 Lounge and we found the new location just as inviting as the original. The birthday celebration went on as planned and we had a lovely evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2015

48 Lounge is a trendy , up scale spot strategically located on the 1221 Block of Avenue of the Americas. Definitly a place to be seen but not heard. Drinks are uneventful and unremarkably priced. The food is unremarkable and should be re labeled as hoursedervs or finger food. With that label the $$ rating would be more accurate at $$$$$$.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2015

Good food (tapas); a little expensive if you want to order enough for a meal. Everyone is friendly and attentive.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2015

I really enjoyed my experience here, the management was very attentive and the staff was friendly. The food was also very good, it was the perfect way to start the evening before catching a show at Radio City!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2015

This lounge was a great find. The interior was beautiful and the drinks were great. The tapas were okay but I bet most people come for the drinks anyway. We reserved a table for about 9pm on a Friday and it was very quiet and we kind of had the place to ourselves until around 11pm. At that time, the music was very loud and it turned into more of a party. I would go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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