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IBIS

3.8
151 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

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IBIS specializes in offering guests delicious Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine. Its menu consists of lamb chops, tiger shrimp and octopus, as well as desserts, such as baklava and kazandibi. Open during the dinner hour only, an extensive list of beers, wines and cocktails are also available at IBIS.

Housed in the old Opera House in the lower level of the Kimberly Hotel, IBIS provides an elegant dining environment with chandelier lighting, trendy seating and scalloped ceilings. Live musical performances and other entertainment is also a feature of this lounge-like restaurant, making it a great place for date night or after-work drinks.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday
Bar opens at 4pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Featuring live entertainment

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Phone number
(212) 753-1144
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Farhat Aydin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues
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Parking details
Public parking lot on 51st Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenue
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Public transit
Close the 4,5,6 (green line) and A,C, and E (blue line trains) on Lexington Avenue.
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Entertainment
As the lights dim and the evening progresses, the dinner scene seamlessly transitions with DJs spinning the latest tracks through the state-of-the-art sound system. Guests can venture to the upstairs lounge and sip hand crafted cocktails and experience New York's latest lounge
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Special events & promotions
Plan your next event at Ibis. Ibis pays homage to the glamour and sophistication of classic New York with timeless detailing and décor, a Mediterranean inspired menu and exquisitely crafted cocktails. With soaring ceilings and glittering chandeliers, Ibis provides a space that is stunning in its size and detail.

Ibis can accommodate up to 450 people and is equipped with two full service bars, two levels, a private wine room, state of the art sound systems, and flat- screen televisions. The main floor can accommodate up to 300 guests and the second level lounge can accommodate up to 150. The private wine room is perfect for smaller affairs, dinners and meetings of up to 20 guests.

From private dinners with multi-course tasting menus paired with hand-selected wines, to banquet events, and cocktail receptions, we are confident that Ibis can accommodate all of your private event needs.

Contact: Steven Hahn, 212-753-1144
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
2.4
value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on December 19, 2015

Shocked at the lack of flavor and limited vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2015

beautifuL restaururant - ONLY draw back was they were OUT OF a few menu items we wanted - that was disappointing But food 0rdered was delicous Would like to go back in near future-

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1.0Dined on December 18, 2015

If I want a steak house, I go to a steak house. If I want mediterranean, I go to a mediterranean restaurant. Unfortunately, this place attempts to cover both bases, and so does a really poor job. The menu did not describe the food properly at all, making what arrived at the table a complete surprise. (If the meat in the dish is ground or chopped or diced - SAY THAT). Even the bread for the table was hard and tasteless. What a waste for such a beautiful setting. Needless to say, it was empty on a pre-Christmas Friday night, which should have been our first clue. Oh, well. Live and learn.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2015

Terrific ambiance, including the decor and live music! Service could not be beat. Very enjoyable and we will be back!

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3.0Dined on November 17, 2015

Live jazz and great atmosphere in the bar. Food was pretty banal and uninteresting in the restaurant

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2015

Enjoyed dinner on a Friday night. Restaurant was a quiet which was pleasant for conversation. The service was fine and attentive. The food was very enjoyable

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2015

I loved this place. It was classic New York with a modern twist. I wouldn't be surprised to see Frank Sinatra or Marilyn Munroe here. The staff were amazing as was the food with delicious starters of hummus and Eggplant dip with amazing bread and a complimentary dessert of profiteroles. Delicious. Drinks in the roof top bar were were a great start to the night. I can't wait to go back.

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2.0Dined on September 19, 2015

the food was the most tasteless food we may have ever tasted - the chicken was tough and bland - too bad because the setting is delightful but no wonder there was hardly anyone there on a Friday night - the service seemed clueless as to the menu and quality of the food - even bringing it home and loading it up with garlic, onions, etc. could not bring the dishes to life

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1.0Dined on September 18, 2015

After calling them a few times, they never told me that lunch is served in the bar. OK - got past that. We had a table of 7. ordered a nice bottle of wine, then asked for another and they had no more. So ordered a different kind. Asked for another of those (1 bottle doesn't even give 7 people a glass), and they ran out of that one also. Limited menu of 6 items of each: appy's, entrees and desserts. That's fine, until they told us that they are our of 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts. When lunch did finally come, Then they forgot one of our entrees for a client. Lunch was a disaster. And never once did a manager come over to say "I'm sorry, let me buy you a drink or dessert". Worst place I have ever been for lunch - not sure how dinner is but I won't be there to try.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2015

Devoted, attentive service with honest recommendations on what to order...spot on with the Grilled Spicy Lamb...excellent!

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2015

From the service, to the food. Everything was on point and amazing. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2015

Enjoyed dinner with my friend on a Friday night... Live music was a nice touch ! Good food and fantastic service!

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2015

Well constructed food in a beautiful space with attentive, knowledgeable service.
Note on the space, this really evokes the fabulous fifties, and there is also a sumptuous upstairs lounge.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2015

Was at restaurant on a Monday evening. The restaurant was not crowded. The service was very good and the food was quite good. I had the lamb chops - they were cooked nicely and flavored well. The setting was very nice and interesting - cool to look around and understand the history. I would recommend. I have had better food - and that is not saying anything was not good -- I would go back.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2015

Everything about our experience at Ibis was amazing! Gr at service and food!

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2015

The restaurant is large, wide open with a high ceiling and a fabulous crystal chandelier hanging over it. Live piano playing in the dining room - not too loud.

The good though was not good. Plain and ordinary and lacking in freshness.


Food is expensive too.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2015

loved the food and the ambiance. Ordered a bunch of apps that were all very tasty, next time I go I will order a main as they all looked amazing. Definitely an undiscovered gem in the heart of Midtown East.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2015

Great venue for a special occasion. Friendly staff, nice decor.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2015

The food was very authentic and the service was great. We had three kids with us and they also loved the food. I would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2015

They did such an amazing job with this space. You will feel like you are being transported back to a golden era. You feel like Marilyn, Frank or Dean could come walking thru the door. I have a feeling this place will get discovered soon so get in there before it becomes difficult to get a reservation. The food was delicous and beautifully presented. Emory took good care of us and Catherine (C or K, not sure) was the best at making us feel very welcome and embraced. She even remembered my name the next night when I came in! Who ever designed the place has impeccable taste. Please go up the impressive spiral staircase to the private dining/club area. That would be perfect for a corporate holiday party.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2015

Spectacular atmosphere. Make sure to read about the location's history in advance to truly appreciate the venue. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. Not recommended for children under 13. The portions are very large so consider sharing.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2015

Gorgeous space with interesting history - was dezi arnez's theater and episodes of I love Lucy (with dezi performing) shot here. Mediterranean menu was reasonably priced and delicious. Booths cozy and atmosphere cozy. All recommendations from our waiter were terrific. Will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2015

The food was not. Sat in the bar for about an hour and had a martini which was perfect and the bartender was very attentive and nice. Very pretty restaurant and beautiful deco. The food on the other hand was tasteless. I had the free range chicken and it tasted of nothing, not even chicken, had to salt it twice to even get a taste. Only about 1/4 of the tables were filled and this was a Friday night. Maybe a new chef is in order?

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2015

The snow and ice changed our original plans to dine elsewhere. IBIS turned out to be a comfortable restaurant. Seating and service were great, but, in context, few guests dined there because of the weather. We were pleasantly surprised by the food. Steak tender and flavorful, and the fish perfectly seasoned and cooked just at the right temperature. Appetizers of grilled octopus and a dish of grilled marinated shrimp were off the chart delicious. Our server was engaging and attentive. Service was also timely. The only disappointment was dessert-- a big slice of an apple pie (menu listed it as an apple tart) served cold. Not very tasty and unimaginative. But everything else, including the Turkish wine, was sublime.

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2.0Dined on February 21, 2015

The restaurant is new, which explains the fact that it was dead at 6:30 on a Saturday night. The acoustics made it so that every word we said felt too loud.

I was somewhat bothered by the presumptuous, snobby manner of the waiter, who made me feel like I was being cheap by ordering a coke instead of wine. (If I'm paying $4 for a coke, it's because I want a coke.)

The food was alright - colder than it should have been; the portions were very generous for the price, which is a plus. It's hard to make Mediterranean cuisine a "formal" dining experience, because the food is meant to be shared and, much of it, is meant to be eaten with ones hands.

I wasn't impressed by the ambiance. It felt like it was supposed to be a mafia-steak house.

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1.0Dined on October 11, 2014

we were concerned when we arrived to find the restaurant close to empty on a Saturday night. we were seated at a nice table, but our waitress seemed to be the only server. service was poor, she never checked if our meals were ok and left us with empty wine glasses. then again, the problem could be they were short staffed. the food was terrible. I could barely taste lemon in my lemon chicken and the skirt steak had no flavor.

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3.0Dined on October 10, 2014

I decided to go to IBIS to celebrate my anniversary based on its high "romantic" rating. Disappointingly the place simply did not fit. There was incredibly loud obscure rock music playing that did not at all fit the look of the place. The only thing about the place that could be considered romantic is the booths on each side facing in. We both agreed the arrangement of the restaurant seemed like there should be some sort of performance going on in the center. What saved our meal was exactly that, the meal. The appetizer and entree for both of us was amazing. We might go back, just not for anything romantic.

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the reviews I read on Open Table. Elegant and opulent are the best way I can think of to describe the décor. It has a retro, jazz club feeling. The large banquets are very comfortable and the service was attentive. Our food was delicious. We all had some kind of fish. It was perfectly cooked and the accompaniments were equally as delicious. I am not sure why it was not more crowded for a Friday night, but we had a great meal. The bar is quite loud, but the music was turned down in the dining room so we could all hear each other talk.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2014

Food was excellent and the service was top notch. The space is very art-deco, 1930s with a huge glass front wine room and 2 story dining room. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2014

We originally stumbled on Noir while staying at the Affinia next door and feel like we stumbled on one of the best restaurants in NY. As former NYC residents, we have been to most of the high end restaurants in town and I can honestly say Noir is comparable to most of them. The food and menu are great. The ambiance is perfect. By this I mean, great lighting and reasonable music that allows for conversation. The service was fantastic and the chef even sent out dessert on the house. Noir is sure to be one of our mainstays for future visits.

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2.0Dined on August 11, 2014

Great space Food and service need work. Burger was dry and overcooked. Brussels sprouts were boiled, not grilled

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2014

We had dinner on a gorgeous Friday night. We sat at bar first right outside the restaurant and it was fabulous. The restaurant was quiet probably because it's summer. The food was delicious!! My girlfriend and I had fish our husbands had pasta and steak. Everyone loved everything. The service was great. Fabulous find.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2014

I went to noir with my wife for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. It was not crowded at all, we were seated and served promptly. I didn't stick around to see it transform into a nightclub however as a restaurant it operated perfectly. Unlike so many other places in NYC noir did not force you to sit closer to the person next to you than your date! The EXTRA large booth was a very nice romantic experience. The ambiance is fantastic and very romantic. I would absolutely recommend NOIR for a date night!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2014

Noir decor is awesome, I would say it definitely is a hidden gem that ppl don't know about yet. Food and service was excellent. We went for my birthday on a Friday night and a live Dj was playing music while we ate, which brought the energy level up. I would definitely recommend for groups, date night girls night. We could've got up and started dancing in btwn bites.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2014

The restaurant's decor throughout the establishment gives a rich and classy vibe but a welcoming staff, great event coordinator, and most of all, out standing service that everyone raves about. The food and drinks might be kind of pricey, but you're in Midtown and have to expect that. But once you're inside, you know it's worth it. I also had a corporate staff lunch with my boss and team, and they were impressed with the choice and asked how I found this place. I said at Open Table and read the amazing reviews from others. I'm also contacting the event coordinator to have my wedding there and another corporate setting.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2014

Not kid friendly. While our waiter gave good service, we felt like he was not happy we brought 9 yr olds ( who were very well behaved)

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2014

I met my cousin for dinner on a Friday night -- she's living out of town and it was near her hotel. Noir was fun and festive, really an ambiance play if you want good music that makes you feel happy and energized in a pretty, cool midtown setting. The food was good, esp the rolls; the server was nice; it was perfect for unwinding after a hard week over drinks and food in a place that then got you wound back up a little in the right way.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2014

Thanks for an incredible experience. The food and wine were simply amazing and we're definitely coming back!

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2014

Even though the place was empty for lunch I had to keep searching for our server. Then the items on the lunch menu on the website were not available for lunch. I was told I didn't read the website correctly!

Ok place but not worth the price

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2014

Nothing noteworthy; cocktails were good; very dark inside; few English speaking people; very pleasant waiter, but would not go back

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