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About Gin Parlour - InterContinental New York

Gin Parlour is a popular meeting spot for both hotel guests and New Yorkers alike. Located off the hotel's elegant Lobby, Gin Parlour is renowned for its outstanding American and Continental cuisine, offering guests a fresh and innovative dining experience. The cuisine combines a simple, elegant presentation with the season's freshest ingredients to create an exciting new approach to light and healthy dining. The buzz of New York can be felt each night in the bar, which is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day in the city. Enjoy a cocktail or light meal in the comfortable lounge-like setting.

111 East 48th Street
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am-10:30am
Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Lexington and Park Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 755-5900

Website:
http://intercontinentalnybarclay.com/dining-gin-bar

Catering:
Private Dining: Private Dining room for seating up to 30 people (round tables), 20 people (block table). Please contact Isabelle Nogueras at 212-906-3144 for inquiries.

Public Transit:
Barclay Bar & Grill is located near both Grand Central Station and Rockefeller Center subway stops.

Executive Chef:
Willis Loughhead

Private Party Facilities:
Our Private Dining room can seat up to 30 guests at round tables, or 20 guests at square tables.

Private Party Contact:
Boris Burtin: (212) 906-1400

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Gin Parlour - InterContinental New York Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

service

3.1

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3.5

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

53% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

you need an intelligent headwaiter who recognizes repeat customers and makes them feel "special"

Tags: Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The salads here are pretty good for lunch especially when you add shrimp or chicken .

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This is a great place for a client breakfast . The buffet has healthy food ( oatmeal , fruit, granola , fresh smoothies etc) and that spread of eggs, potatoes sausage , rolls that you shouldn't have but is sooo good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The service may be slow but this place turns out an excellent burger and a kick*** martini ! It feels very clubby , a good place for a late dinner or drinks with colleagues .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

My partner was using the walker but the waiter intended to take us to a far end corner table from accessible entrance. I indicated that it was too far and uncomfortable corner. The nasty waiter just waved both hands in the air and said we could take any table .

WAVING HANDS IN THE AIR? What a nasty n rood behavior to the hotel guest!

I was planning to put no tip on the bill but the bill came with 15% extra charges. Disgusting is the word!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was extremely underwhelming. We did the restaurant week menu and the Octopus was very chewy and hard to eat. The dessert was also pedestrian. Cocktails and wine were both good. Overall very disappointing. Not worth the $90 bill and included gratuity.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We ate here for lunch during restaurant week and we enjoyed every bite.
What a nice time we had.
Very good service as well.

Thanks for a memorable occasion.

Harvey & Ronnie

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Truly bad service. Mediocre food. Honestly, i haven't seen a service so bad in any descent-looking restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Business meals should not go on for two hours. Period. I wish the service was better and faster, just what I would expect from a place like Gin Parlour.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Service was very slow. Was there close to two hours for lunch and had to take dessert to go.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We arrived for Restaurant Week and found a loud, bumbling group of bankers basically screaming at each other across the bar. It was impossible to hear each other in the dining room. Wouldn't recommend eating here. We left before ordering for a different spot.

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

This night was thoroughly uninspiring. We went for restaurant week, and the night was not worth even the discount prices. They did not present us with the restaurant week menu and once we asked for it it seemed like they lost interest in our table even though there were only maybe 5 other tables in the entire restaurant. The food was underwhelming with very small portions--not warranting even the 42 dollar prefix (which they were out of one of the two desserts!!). The drinks were the only redeeming factor, with high end gin martinis tasting delicious but warranting the high price. I had a delicious cocktail with gin and chartreuse.

Overall, I would not recommend, the uncomfortable atmosphere and lack of fine dining details did not warrant the high prices.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food, pricy though. They charge for water if you don't ask for tap

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

My husband and I came here for restaurant week, on top of their endless list of Gin options, the food selections were great and very delicious! We shared the octopus, salmon, skate and steak. Everything was delicate and very tasteful. Would definitely go back! Great vibe!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Because we were Restaurant Week patrons, we were made to sit at the lobby bar tables, but our waiter was apparently assigned to the main dining room in the rear, so we rarely saw him and had to often ask someone else to send him to us. Made the experience less than pleasant, although the food was creative and tasty, served in small portions. The people-watching was fun and we chatted with some out of town tourists and were able to offer tips to enrich their visit. Not a repeat place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Limited menu options. Right in the middle of the hotel lobby. Weird ambiance. Waiters didn't seem to really care to do much.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Fully expect hotel breakfast to be expensive but couple that with sloooooooow service and there a dozen better choices within a block. Second time I have experienced this since they remodeled and I will not be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 12, 2017

The bar tender is knowlegable and friendly. I love gin and this place offers a unique experience. Folks who come feeling average about gin will leave loving gin.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Very noisy, tiny tables & a limited menu. Our scallops were tasty & our waiter tried valiantly to keep us happy, but we couldn't wait to get out of there. And, to top it off, the bill was rather extraordinary.......

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Average breakfast

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Great hotel bar that I love to go to. A neighborhood gem, great drinks and better service! Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Great service, Nice Jazz band playing soft music, only a few items on menu which was fine fore us

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Quality and experience overall was what I expected from its association with the Intercontinental hotel. Recently renovated so hard to comment on the décor but the ambience was enhanced by the relatively quiet dining experience. Staff were excellent. Suggest waiter be just ready to refill coffee instead of frequent attendance (sorry but this reminded me of the type of service experienced in a diner - but only this experience). Very good overall. Thanks

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Drinks were pricey but fabulous! Bartender was wonderful!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Would rate this at a $$$ star, two salads and one glass of wine came to $74

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Loud. Terrible service. Acceptable food though, but bad experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Since the Club InterContinental just closed we enjoyed Continental breakfasts on the house. Yes it was delicious but we never would have paid $40 each.

Also, service was lackluster. The hostess finished her text before even acknowledging us. Waited awhile until the waiter ever came by. Our first course plates sat on our table while we ate a second helping.

We also received drink tickets & each enjoyed two after our late checkout. They were nice & strong but a little too sweet.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Meeting a friend before he left for Colombia, with a strong preference for Beefeater, I chose this from several notable gin joints. The experience was mixed. Being the Christmas season, there was caroling in the lobby, great for the people that wanted it, but terrible for drinks with a friend. It eventually ended making conversation easier and allowing us to relax in the ambiance of the place, both luxurious and sedate. The drinks and the food menu seemed innovative, but we were unhappy with most of the concoctions, other than the straight up gin and tonic. The food was passable, but not particularly good, and the best part of the meal was the Chocolate Crunch dessert, which was absolutely wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Service was extremely slow and not personal at all. Food was above average but not spectacular. Not a place that I would visit again.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Came here for brunch. The server was a nice enough man but harried. The eggs Benedict were terrible. Surprising that eggs Benedict could be bad. The pancakes were good. This restaurant area seems like it was an afterthought. It was pretty disappointing. No hostess to greet you as you enter the lobby area as the restaurant/ bar area blends into the lobby. I was confused as to where to enter. It was just nothing special about it. Such a shame. Odd all the way around.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We had the brunch menu in thanksgiving and appreciate a lot. All the food was included, dessert, turkey, shrimp. The service was great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Great thanksgiving!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2016

A welcome improvement over the prior restaurant at the Intercontinental. Excellent food in a quiet, refined setting. Perfect spot for a business lunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2016

Amazing Staff! A great place for happy hour Manhattans :)

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2016

$55 for buffet breakfast. NOT worth it. Not good value for the hefty price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

While it was empty on Saturday night, I hear this place is quite busy during the week. Great menu - fresh, innovative, healthy (great vege burger) but with some decadent options (truffle fries)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2013

Terrible food. Really a shame as the waiters are very nice and it is a great space if you want a quiet lunch.

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