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About 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.

325 W 11th Street
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, French, Eastern European

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

Cross Street:
Greenwich Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 691-8845

Website:
http://www.orientexpressnyc.com/

Public Transit:
A/C/E/L to 8th AVE. 1 Christopher St.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Orient Express Cocktail Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.4

service

3.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Made a reservation. Got all the way there and the place was closed for a private party... So I was put out and disappointed to say the least.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great bar, with a great vibe. However, they aren't taking reservations via OpenTable anymore so although they were very kindly able to accommodate our party of 6 this wouldn't be a guarantee.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Cocktails were interesting but the service was terrible

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Great atmosphere and terrific drinks. Grateful that reservations are taken as it is a small space and things are a little cramped and pushy around the bar. The only drawback was that at one point they turned the music up really loud, seemingly trying to silence conversation and drive people out. That was not the most pleasant end to an otherwise very nice evening.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Nice vibe and mostly cocktail bar. Food limited but good. Quite loud in the evening and later

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2016

I arrived on time and find a sign on door that says closed for private party. They informed me there was a mistake. Unacceptable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2016

We had a reservation for 5 people but it seemed like there wasn't really room for 5 people when we showed up - 3 people were cramped on one side of the table because there were no seats. Also, service was kind of slow because there wasn't too much staff. The bartenders were taking the orders, making the drinks and then dropping it off at the table. It was still a fun place (good music) but its better for smaller groups.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2016

This quaint train-like bar was amazing. The music was great and the drinks were delicious and very time appropriate. We went to celebrate a birthday and the whole time we were sitting there with big grins on our faces because it was a fantastic vibe.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Best cocktail bar in the west village!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2014

Amazing vintage style cocktails served in a train car. It's small and fills up quick.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 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....

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 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.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2013

Went for drinks only - they were not cheap but they were good. Bartenders were busy but friendly and helpful

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 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.

Tags: Romantic
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