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About Fine & Rare
Fine & Rare is a spirit-focused restaurant that showcases an impressive collection of limited edition whiskey, scotch, tequila, mezcal, and rum. The ornate art deco style interior and live jazz entertainment provides a sophisticated ambiance while guests indulge in upscale American cuisine.
Live Jazz Schedule:
Monday - Wednesday 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM / 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM / 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
New York, NY 10016
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Midday: Sunday - Friday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday 5:00 PM-12:00 AM
Jazz Brunch: Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
between Madison & 5th Ave
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz Nightly
Live Jazz Brunch
4, 5, 6, 7, S to Grand Central 42nd Street
B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th Street Herald Square
Chef David Arias
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private room and full venue space available.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
Fine & Rare Ratings and Reviews
Booked it for a business lunch and was surprised how beautiful the venue was. Menu was basic but adequate. Flavors were solid. Sort of pricey at $550 with wine, apps, entree and dessert for 6 people. No live music in the afternoon which was perfect for our business discussion. Service was very good, pleasant and professional. Overall solid.
Overall -- food is good but service is inconsistent and average. We arrived at 6:15pm for a 7:15pm reservation, and planned to get some drinks at the bar. The host did not want us to sit at the bar, even though we told him our full party would arrive at 7:15pm. Reluctantly, he walked us over to the bar (maybe 5 stools) and strongly discouraged us from getting a drink. He clearly wanted us to sit at the table.
Food is interesting and good. Service, though, was very inconsistent. We ordered 3 drinks and only 2 arrived. Then a 2nd waitperson came over to take our drinks order. This happened 3 times -- where we ordered drinks and then a new person would come over to see if we wanted any more drinks. We were in a corner booth and the waitpersons would peek over the top of the backrest to talk with us, too.
They had a trio playing music. Nice atmosphere.
My husband and I were in NYC for the weekend and I found Fine & Rare on Open Table for a place for brunch on Sunday. Found out that they also have live Jazz so it had the two things I was looking for-jazz and brunch. I had the brioche french toast-it was delicious. If I had know that they have a large fireplace towards the back of the restaurant, I would have asked for a table there because it was a little cold outside and that would be the perfect spot to sit and listen to the music. Service was prompt and attentive. Will go back the next time we go to New York.
We dined here last night for the first time, to celebrate Thanksgiving. They had a special menu for the holiday and we chose that for our party (two adults and an eleven year-old). We originally booked the counter, since that was all they had available at the time. They later called to offer us the cozy Chesterfields, which was a welcome change. When we arrived on time for our reservation, they offered us a prime booth due to a last minute cancellation. It was perfect! The service was courteous, friendly and efficient throughout the evening. The four courses were excellent and portioned appropriately. We tried the cocktails that were offered specifically for the Thanksgiving menu and they were wonderful! The live jazz started at 5:30 and it was such a lovely accompaniment for the meal. I had concerns it might be too loud, but it was perfect. We were so glad we chose Fine and Rare to celebrate Thanksgiving. This was a delightful experience and we look forward to returning.
An ambience of timelessness with original artwork, floors, lighting and design from another era.
Food is fresh, well presented and delicious.
Service, from the top-notch hosts to the efficient servers, is impeccable and and polished but not too aloof. They treat me like family overtime I've gone.
Lunch is a good value and the burger is in my top five. It always impresses my guests.
Internationally curated selection of spirits and a beautiful large fireplace and stage.
We came for lunch but I can see that this would be a great spot for a special kind of dinner or business meeting. I also see some of the same people there when I visit so it is becoming a regular go-to spot fore local businesses, and for good reasons.
My guests and I walked away feeling like we were welcomed into a new upscale club of diners. We will be back!!!
Fine and Rare is exactly that! What a fantastic restaurant. And in my neighborhood! I went there for Sunday brunch with a friend to celebrate my birthday. We didn't want to leave. The live jazz was fantastic and I liken it to Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto! Just beautiful for a Sunday brunch! Our server Lauren was informative, gracious, attentive without being intrusive and just completely lovely. The General Manager, Dasha Naymon even came over to say hello and to be sure we had everything we needed! Fabulous! I will certainly be frequenting this "rare find" in my neighborhood.
Live music for brunch was amazing. The entertainers were great and the volume was perfect to have a conversation. The food was amazing as well, we had a burger, fries, mac and cheese, steak and eggs, chocolate lava cake and a pomegranate caviar covered cake (name escapes me). Mac and cheese left a little something to be desired but everything else was great, including the drinks. Will be back again, will recommend to friends.
Went here for a friendly get together, I booked thru opentable and called to confirm morning that day. I asked the lady to give us the best seats for the night hoping that it’s not way too far from the live band and we’ll have more privacy and she was nice to confirmed and gave me a confirmation. So I arrived in the place right on time for reservation and said my name. Was surprised when the host said that my friends was already sitting there on our seats... and I was baffled when he escorted me and I found out that another group was seating on our reserved seats. Apparently, they used my reservation to get the spot and the host didn’t do anything about it. Instead he moved us sitting right beside the stage which is pretty not a great place to sit if you wanna talk. I’m quite offended to be honest since I felt we’re discriminated that day when I saw a bunch of white people sitting there and the guy didn’t do anything to fix it. I do hope that you stick with the reservation policy. I was expecting more from this restaurant but I got disappointment. I think it’s because we’re a people of color that we got this type of treatment from this restaurant.
We went here for dinner on a Friday night after realizing on Opentable that there was jazz music, and that it was owned by the same people who did Flatiron room. The jazz music was wonderful. The decor was also wonderful, including a romantic fireplace. Everything else was awkward. The moment we arrived on time for our reservation, the host sprinted to our table in the back amd when we finally caught up wih him he acted like he was doing us a favor with a commentary that it was the "last table" even though we had booked a table and confirmed with restaurant a few days prior. We then were disturbed by surrounding tables acting like tourists, taking photos with the flash on- one lady even went pn stage durig the jazz performance with no one stopping her to get a photo and it was super awkward-felt like a hotel bar. The service was also weak. We had to ask for bread to go with the burrata we ordered to start and were told it comes out later bc it needs to be warmed up. 5 minutes later we had about 6 half dollar sized pieces of bread that werent very warm at our table. Along with the smoking old fashioned's, The osso bucco was the highlight of the night-it was very tasty and moist. My boyfriend got the pork chop, however, and it was super dry and overcooked. The chile potatoes were mediocre at best. Definitely not worth the $300 spent for the experience we had.
My party had the salmon, paella and the roasted chicken.
The paella looked outstanding, with lots of seafood. A bit salty though. The salmon was well executed, the sides with it were just ok. The chicken was really nice. Good portions with a lot of taste.
The ambience is fantastic, beautiful music but not loud that you cant talk.
The service was good, would appreciate they came to my table a little less than every 5 minutes. Sometimes less is more.
Overall a great experience. I absolutely love Flatiron Room and looks like this is another hit.
wow. where do I begin... Awesome setting of live Jazz trio, elegant setting, beautiful wood burning smokey fire place. I really want to like this place. Well it has like the top 3 scotch/whiskey menus in the city. there are like 8 pages of scotches to select from. So bravo. Unfortunately, if you are a scotch drinker, it is really just the most common 25 scotches. You have seem all the names and have tried them all. No, you cant afford the35 year old Mccallan or the Old Grand Pappy and $104 a shot, but they have them and the bottles are well displayed. But there is nothing new to try here unless you want to max out your credit card. The pours are decent size as well and come with water or rocks on the side. They pour the bottle in front of you - nice touch. Wish the staff knew more about the whiskey tho, aside from "you can google it".
After that, the waiter/chef didnt understand the concept of a dairy allergy and they poisoned me. Yes, sour cream has dairy in it. The waiter and GM apologized and didnt charge us for the entire meal and bought us a round of expensive drinks. But I still got sick that night and was out of commission all day sunday.
They also have Sommalier scotch classes. I'm torn as to going back or not... or giving them press or recommending or not. But I'm writing the review as fully as possible.
The service was outrageously bad: the waiter put a plate down in front of me (the dish I had ordered), went away, but came back after a couple of minutes, said he had made a mistake and took away the plate! Luckily I hadn’t touched it. I have never seen this in my entire life.
Also, the red wine we ordered was way too warm, we had to ask for an ice bucket to cool it down.
Great addition the the hood. Food and service were both spot on. The jazz is a great addition and doesn’t dominate the atmosphere. It’s loud enough to be heard but doesn’t impede talking at a normal volume. Really nice atmosphere. Huge selection of whiskey and tequila however, small pours for the price.
Enjoyed an early evening at Fine & Rare with my husband and an old friend after a day of business meetings. We were seated in a booth overlooking the stage where live jazz started up while we were eating. We arrived early and the bar was packed with a sophisticated crowd. Nice fireplace, great vibe, beautiful decor. We only came for appetizers but were tempted by the wonderful menu and ended up staying longer than we had all planned. The selection of scotches and such were mouth watering for my husband. We will be back when we have more time to enjoy the whole experience.
We had a dinner for 10 and our experience was just about perfect. The staff was gracious and charming, and the vibe was cool and balanced. Everyone is our group was completely impressed. The jazz trip was perfectly modulated... not too loud and provided a soothing and engaging dimension to our evening. The food was be great and well presented---and the staff was genuinely interested in providing the best experience to each of us. We will all be back and highly recommend this wonderfuly presented restaurant.
I had a business lunch here on a Monday. From the moment we walked in we were welcomed by friendly hosts and managers and seated promptly. We both ordered the short rib burger with truffle fries and our food did not disappoint. It came out quickly and the server was wonderful. The atmosphere and design is incredible! It gives the feeling of living in a different era with art and objects from different eras and moments in time. The stage is beautiful and the staff is welcoming, friendly, professional, polished and consistent.
I would highly recommend this to anyone and at night I know that they have live jazz.
Thank you to Fine & Rare for providing an elegant option to those seeking fresh, high quality food, the option of thousands of curated spirits and a beautifully refined ambience. Though I do not drink, my friend was very pleased with seemingly unlimited options and all drinks that I saw were well presented. Amazing restaurant!
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