Grand Bar & Lounge at Soho Grand Hotel

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79 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
With an elegant residential feel, Soho’s Club Room is a perfect mix of old world and new, melding downtown style and old New York gentility. We have created a menu of classic American fare with French nuances that pair perfectly with the selection of wines and delicious mix of signature cocktails.

The Dining Room serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily.

Reservations only apply to Dining Room.
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CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful, calm ambience. Very relaxing and intimate. Wonderful brunch and cocktails.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Rude hostess rude service and staff . Have been coming here for years, I live across the street. New young employees are clueless in how to read who they’re dealing with.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure! Wonderful food, ambiance and service.

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U
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were seated and never served -- not even given a glass of water and menus. When we tried to get the attention of a server, he said, "In a minute" in an annoyed way. So we left. I can't remember when I've last done something like that.

I would have preferred not to rate the food here, but there's no NA option.

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RP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The host did not see my request for a quiet place in the lounge...he just didnt acknowledge my request till the waitress went and persuaded him

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OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente lugar. Neoyorquino moderno agradable hasta conseguir ser elegante

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G
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great bistro food and wine in loud, vibrant setting.

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f
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I had a business breakfast there and it was the perfect spot. We wanted a bit more privacy so opted for a table vs seats in the lounge. Food was delicious and service was good. The only slight negative is that the tables are pretty close together, so getting in and out is a challenge.

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ES
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always live sitting in the lounge for a late breakfast or lunch!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

In over 30 years of dining out, I’ve never been asked to provide a credit card upfront (apparently our punishment for not be hotel guests) and that was the beginning of, what can only be described as a bizarre night. We were in SoHo and I couldn’t help but think of the movie “After Hours” - a series of strange events. Food was fine, but the night was “off”.

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Looks nice on the website but in the end it was not the most welcoming place. Dark, not so elegant... overrated. Food was good but no champagne by the glass. Service OK but could be more friendly.

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MB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated atmosphere and tasty food, perfect for a Sunday brunch!!

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EP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Vibrant and entertaining, service is slow but you don't go there if you are in a hurry. Full of life

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice hotel bar. Great value for money. We loved the organic juices

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Loved the location and the food was good, but the service was surprisingly poor. This started with the surly hostess, who answered any question with a minimal monosyllabic response, and clearly had no interest in being there or doing her job. The wait staff was much friendlier, but got the order wrong. The bus staff hovered at all times, taking things from the table the minute you set them down, making the whole meal feel rushed.

It's a great location with excellent food and ambiance, but they really need to work on the service levels.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Nothing more to say; service was poor and the meal was mediocre. Only the setting was pleasant.

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N
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Grand, high ceiling ambience! Excellent brunch menu. Vegetarian sausage is simply awesome as is wheatgrass and pineapple juice

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance. Waitress wasn't too attentive and took long periods of time to check-in and follow-up on requests.

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d
New England
52 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sitting, fun menu with spins on brunch staples. Delicious. The only negative for a person who reserved through OpenTable was that the hostess was clueless about checking you in which resulted in deleting the reservation and then didn't recognize this as problem. Hello!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice food and service.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No one was rude to us but it felt a little pretentious. We were offered a table or couch. It was a very nice, quiet place but maybe a little too quiet. The food was good though so I would eat here again though. I had the New York breakfast (salmon and bagel), it was delicious. My husband had the French toast, nothing super special but it was good.

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CR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in Soho!

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B
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very upbeat and enjoyable ambiance in very open room - ate by choice on couches and small table outside the restaurant which was quite nice as was the service. This was breakfast so nothing fancy and all was as perfect as it could go. Would visit again.

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P
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

If you don't mind small portions, eating on a couch with a tiny table in front of you and waiters/waitresses that will ignore you then this is the place to eat. If you want to enjoy your meal.....go anywhere else.

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EP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The brunch menu is AWESOME

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b
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

If you read nothing else : I would recommend only having drinks here. Having a meal here is a tiny disaster. Let me explain why. Customer service and comfortable seating in restaurants is expected. The seats here are made for lounging , leaning over your food and sitting in odd positions to take a bite and hold a conversation is what you need to expect when going here. It's exactly like having a meal while sitting on a couch/ottoman with a low table beside you : uncomfortable for eating a meal trying to balance a bite on your fork/plate, but fine for a drink or 2 and finger-food.

That being said, the food and drinks were great, couldn't have asked for better and the waitress was able to deliver in a reasonable time from the kitchen. Kudos for the kitchen staff and bar staff!

Lastly, and importantly, I was disappointed with the dinner service. The hostess seemed surprised we wanted a seat (we did reserve ahead of time). She needed to be pulled away from a conversation with her colleague to seat us. Next, it's NYC, things move at a reasonable pace - 15-20 minutes idling for a waitress while you'd just like a drink and any food is too long to wait. Lastly, during dinner the maitre d' wanted to add another couple to our table - sure there were 2 seats available, but they had seated us at a 4-person table. Private conversations and all, we were not about to make smalltalk with strangers. Having the maitre'd then try to convince us that it would be fine was not appreciated - they asked us if an additional couple could sit there, we expressed our opinion, politely declining; I'm not going to then argue with them about it. Lastly, OpenTable informing me the next day that I didn't attend the reservation was just icing on the cake - this location is not managing their end-to-end service.

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PK
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2015
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Location is great but the service experience is poor.

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NI
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service at the club room was great. The food and bread basket were perfect. The place was quiet and intimate to have a business meeting and interview. This is one of my favorite go to spots in NYC. Very impressive. Thank you. I don't know our server's name, but she was exceptional.

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MO
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Well for the first time using OpenTable I had problem with reservation , once arrived at the restaurant the host said that unfortunately they had not record of the reservation for the restaurant and they just accommodate us on the "lobby" tables which were more for a " drink " rather than Dinner , due to the rain and Saturday Night we just decided to be there instead to look for another restaurant .

They didn't even bother to apologize , service was slow and table didn't have space for plates , moreover they got short on wine we have choose .

Overall the experience was very negative considering also the amount they charge for the food and drink , they could attract more customers with nice manners and more attention for customer , but I guess they just don't care...

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R
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had brunch at the cafe at the soho grand with friends and loved it. Seating is special as it is sofas and chairs around coffee tables. The space is comfy and charming, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Good service and great food. Only downside was the coffee, which was not delicious.

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D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Nicely located and pleasant, quiet atmosphere but the prices are a bit high for a run-of-the-mill American breakfast served in a hotel lobby.
The couch and coffee table setting might be better suited to have tea/coffee rather than lunch.

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M
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dined here meeting a friend for an early breakfast. The service, ambience in the lounge area, food, and frequency of coffee pouring were all fantastic. I had an avocado scramble that was a game changer for my future breakfast decisions.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Went there for Valentine s day, didn't have a good time at all. The waitress seemed to be stoned and couldn't answer any of my questions on the menu. Music was way too loud to have a conversation, I complained twice about it. They put me too near from the fire place which was way too hot. Besides the food wasn't good either. I ordered a well done steak that came rare . Not going back there again.

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JA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Consistent with the quality of food that they serve. Service is also good. A great place to hang out throughout the day.

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s
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Good selection of vegetarian option. Wine list was poor. Food was mediocre as was the service, which when from poor to horrible. Nearly missed our appointment because we couldn't get the waiter to give us our cheque.

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A
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2013
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Non existent service, ok food, soup arrived cold

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The place looked amazing, it was 2:00 brunch in Mother's Day and they ran out of lobster and crab. My mom was disappointed. Then I asked if my drink can be replaced and the waitress was rude about changing it.

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b
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2012
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Food was blah and service was terrible. Much better experiences elsewhere in NY.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2012
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

cool place, bad service, average food

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