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Orient Express Cocktail Bar, New York, NY
Orient Express Cocktail Bar, New York, NY
Orient Express Cocktail Bar, New York, NY
Orient Express Cocktail Bar, New York, NY
Orient Express Cocktail Bar, New York, NY

Orient Express Cocktail Bar

4.8
4.8
45 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Orient Express Cocktail Bar in West Village.
The Orient Express may have inspired iconic novels and films like 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu 5:00 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 691-8845
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women
  • Private party facilities
    Please send us an email through the link on our website or using orientexpressnyc@gmail.com to get a quote.
  • Neighborhood
    West Village
  • Cross street
    Greenwich Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    A/C/E/L to 8th AVE. 1 Christopher St.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

45 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter was rude. The cocktails were good though, and the room was nice. The non-alcoholic options are absurdly overpriced and underwhelming, I know it’s a cocktail bar but come on.
    Orient Express Cocktail BarResponded on February 5, 2024
    Hello, We are a small venue with 36 seating that opened to serve alcoholic beverages and obtained the license in order to do so, we observed some of our guests coming to our venue for only drinking water, refusing to serve what we provide, and even not consuming anything, but occupying seats. As you may understand, each chair is very valuable for us, especially during the busy nights. Therefore, we set the mocktail prices equal to cocktail prices as any "bar" located in West Village. Thank you.

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  2. MarkS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very unique and unusual atmosphere in a great location in the West Village - drinks were very good - we go to NYC frequently and discovered this restaurant on an earlier trip in January and will plan to return next visit!
    Orient Express Cocktail BarResponded on February 5, 2024
    Thank you so much, Mark. Hoping to see you again soon.

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  3. Nycchi

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is awesome - it’s a place for total adults that want to talk to each other and not deal with people standing around and get an excellent drink. Best place in the Village for real conversation and cocktails
    Orient Express Cocktail BarResponded on February 5, 2024
    Hello Jack, Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy for making you happy during your visit. See you soon. Orhun AKINCI Manager Orient Express Bar

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  4. KrystalP

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible service. Bartender slammed our waters down on the table, snatched our menus away after ordering cocktails and didn’t give us an opportunity to order food.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The host was extremely rude and in a bad mood. He wasn’t friendly to any guest. It was very strange.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful cocktails in lush setting. Worth trying.

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  7. DeanG

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails and great service. Would visit again

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  8. ethanp

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and drinks. Will def be going again

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great atmosphere

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as always

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  11. DNF2

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were terrible! Not balanced at all and clearly made in a rush. Way too sweet / way too much citrus. Bummer bc the cocktail menu LOOKS great but the two very diff drinks I ordered tasted identical...
    Orient Express Cocktail BarResponded on December 8, 2022
    Hello Danielle, You ordered one vodka cocktail with pineapple and honey, and a mezcal cocktail with St.Germain and Dry Curaçao in it in your 2.5 hours visit. These cocktails are meant to be sweet cocktails and the ingredients are the clear indicators of them. Our customers have right to refuse and ask for changing/replacing the cocktails as well as asking more information about the flavor profile before ordering it. Thanks for visiting us.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing time with Aury, and the best cocktails in town as always. thank you so much!

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  13. LaurenC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool vibe. Phenomenal mixologist. Made delicious drinks for me and my friends.

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  14. Vasili

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was all men. The kind of men that totally made my date feel uncomfortable. It was very loud and the table they sat us was directly under the restaurant computer so I constantly had these guys over my shoulder bustling and we eventually were moved to another table close to the bathrooms… this is a glorified dive bar. No real hospitality at all
    Orient Express Cocktail BarResponded on July 20, 2022
    Hello, We are not only men operated place. Visiting us on a Friday doesn’t reflect the truth. Almost half of our guests,regulars,friends and also some of the people that we work with who owns or represents liquor companies are lgbtq+ members; some of them are in active position in the community. In fact, they are hosting parties at our bar, frequently, which makes us proud and happy. Thanks for your visit.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks, friendly people.

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  16. KatL

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were great and volume level was perfect for a date, felt busy but still intimate

    1 person found this helpful

  17. NYCdin

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Can’t say enough about this small bar in the West Village. The drinks and small bites were excellent. The service was exceptional From the moment we arrived till the moment we left, the servers and manager did everything to ensure we were happy. I would highly recommend for a friends get-together or a date. A hidden gem in the West Village!

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  18. Brianw

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was far too loud

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will definitely return

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  20. david

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Only there for drinks. Waiter was a very friendly guy. Great spot on the way to a local restaurant. Looking forward to next time.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    HORRIBLE experience. Made a reservation for 6 for my partner’s birthday and told friends that live nearby to meet us for a drink there as well. The bartender refused to serve us because more than six people showed up - the place was completely empty. I will NEVER go there again. I live in the neighborhood and could not believe how despicable the treatment was. Pretty place with no substance. They don’t know how to run a business. Good luck.
    Orient Express Cocktail BarResponded on November 18, 2021
    Thank you.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was super accommodating and attentive

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a cool space with great cocktails. Staff is also really friendly.

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  24. ecpnyc

    New York City

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place for small bites and drinks. Service is a little unattentive, but friendly. Great atmosphere and pricey but good cocktails.

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  25. Cloudsinthsilverlining

    New York City

    101 reviews

    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a phenomenal place, so transporting - or should I say “trains-porting” since the wonderful Orient Express train cat motif works its magic along with the great coffee brewed in a classic brass espresso machine. A when the quietude of weekend breakfast and jazz gives way to late afternoon and then evening, cafe transitions in the soft glow of the lights into an intimate, buzzing bar of fine mixology and snappier tunes.

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  26. WestVillager123

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was surprised to discover that this hidden West Village jewel would surpass my expectations. This bar has some of the most knowledgeable bartenders I've ever encountered, they were happy to guide me through the menu and made great suggestions. I definitely recommend trying the Evening in San Juan cocktail. Last but not least, the music selection was great and created a very warm and welcoming vibe inside the bar. My reservation went very smoothly, they had a great table ready for me and they had already taken care of my special request. Highly recommended.

    2 people found this helpful

  27. yanao

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here with a colleague of mine for a business dinner/drinks meeting. Besides the fact that it was a perfect atmosphere, the drinks, service and staff were outstanding. I was a bit hesitant at first, hearing this was often a crowded and popular place on weekends, but it was exactly what I needed on a weekday. Music was on point with the ambiance, the handsome bartenders ;) and the impeccable cocktails, all highlights of the night. Thank you Orient Express, I’m getting back on the train ASAP!!!

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  28. NneyaR

    New York City

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great for date night. Absolutely will be coming back

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Did not have table ready, did not have a table available. Were rude about it. Disappointing, I used to like this place very much.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. DART

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. Beth

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  32. KimberlyAlyse

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Cocktails were interesting but the service was terrible

    1 person found this helpful

  33. ecpnyc

    New York City

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  34. kayp

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice vibe and mostly cocktail bar. Food limited but good. Quite loud in the evening and later

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I arrived on time and find a sign on door that says closed for private party. They informed me there was a mistake. Unacceptable.

    2 people found this helpful

  36. ssanka

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. live2dineout

    New York City

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best cocktail bar in the west village!

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  38. Nicim

    New York City

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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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  39. EParker

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vintage style cocktails served in a train car. It's small and fills up quick.

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  40. Nicky

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2013

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    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....

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FAQs

Orient Express Cocktail Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 691-8845.

Orient Express Cocktail Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Orient Express Cocktail Bar

325 W 11th Street, New York, NY 10009

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Greenwich Street
  • Neighborhood
    West Village
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu 5:00 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    A/C/E/L to 8th AVE. 1 Christopher St.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 691-8845
  • Private party facilities
    Please send us an email through the link on our website or using orientexpressnyc@gmail.com to get a quote.
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