Merchants Cigar Bar

4.7
35 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Established in 1996, Merchants prides itself in delivering unparalleled service to our discriminating guests. At Merchants there is no request too outrageous, we will do our very best to accommodate all our guests’ needs. At Merchants you are our valued guest.

Complementing the cocktails & cigars is a menu by Executive Chef Antelmo Ambrosio. Chef Ambrosio has crafted a menu of time-honored plates including Steak Tartare prepared tableside, a Yellowfin Tuna Crudo, seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras with brandied cherries, Caviar with all its accoutrements, Lobster Tail, Ribeye Steak, Shrimp Cocktail, Spicy Tuna Tarata, Prosciutto Di Parma & Deviled Eggs and for a sweet tooth, Merchants offers lava Chocolate Cake.

Experiences

  • Take Me to Havana!

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Charcuterie & Cheese Plate for the table | One personally tailored Cigar Per Guest - choose from an assortment of hand picked offerings presented by our cigar hostess based on your palate profile & strength preference. | Sample of 4 Different Whiskeys or Craft Cocktails per guest - custom curated by our Master Mixologist based on your spirit preference, to perfectly enhance your cigar profile and elevate your experience.
  • The Havana High Life!

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Chef’s Tasting Menu (An assortment of the following items shared family style) :: Grilled Ribeye Steak :: Deviled Eggs :: Spicy Tuna Tartare :: Dry Aged Sliders :: Charcuterie :: Decadent Chocolate Lava Cake | One Personally Tailored Cigar Per Guest - Choose from an assortment of hand picked offerings presented by our cigar hostess based on your palate profile & strength preference. | Sample of 4 Different Whiskeys or Craft Cocktails per guest - Custom curated by our Master Mixologist based on your spirit preference, to perfectly enhance your cigar profile and elevate your experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 35 people are saying
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jamesB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by for Sunday Football at Merchants Cigar Bar & really enjoyed their GameDay Menu, Specialty Cocktails and selection of Beers. They had several jumbo screens and NFL red zone to watch several games. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my husband for his birthday. Amazing low key / sexy vibes. It was all I wanted and expected it to be. Food was better than I expected. Will definitely be going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Amazing experience. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were absolutely the best And cigars were great. Jared made the best drinks we ever tried.

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EvanneK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, first I’ve and definitely not the last. Such a grown and sexy vibe.

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BellaBrooke
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, cigar and cocktail choice was epic .

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vipAndy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and positive experience. I look forward to returning real soon and will be my regular spot going forward.

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scott
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Relaxing atmosphere and attentive service -- will be back again.

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Cass
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was slow but there was a beautiful ambiance. The bartender was knowledgeable and helpful but it looked like they need more servers.

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AURA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Davion was outstanding! He made the birthday celebration so special and unforgettable. My only complaint is that I just wish your menu were slightly expanded to include perhaps a cheese platter or a fish dish. I know your focus is on providing a spectacular cigar and drink experience but food matters. Overall fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What an experience. Jared is THE man. My group and I had such an amazing time.

KD
KarlD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Merchants was our once a month go to spot for a while. Unfortunately they did away with the Speakeasy environment which was really one of the best features. It now has the feel and smell of a college bar, although they want to call it a more "industrial" vibe. The wine list is less than satisfactory and the 2 wines we requested from the list they didnt have. Very good spirits selection. It was bright until the sun went down because they are no longer any coverings over the windows. I would bet that they arent as busy as they once were due to the lack of ambiance.

The food was very good, exceptional I would say. Jarrod(spelling?) was very attentive and made a very good old fashioned but unfortunately that isnt enough to make us come back. If you are looking for very good food and service and dont care much about anything else than this is a good spot. If you are looking for a chill night that brings you back in time, like merchants used to, their are much better places. Disappointing that they completely changed the vibe of what used to be Merchants.

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MissyP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Jared the bartender is outstanding. It's unfortunate the food doesn't match his mixology skills. The food is ok, but not worth the price or portions.

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Julie
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the full Havana experience as advertised on IG story and it was hands down the best experience ever! Jared killed it at making the best cocktails I ever had in my life. Christina was the sweetest server ever! The whole ambience, vibe and customer service was out of this world. Highly recommend and will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was date night and this spot was my pick. The ambiance and esthetic was beautiful. Low lights, typically small parties (at least the night we went) and the drinks were amazing. All of them had their own character and our waiter was very helpful with drink selections. They had many cigar options for my bf to choose from. We had a romantic night here, definitely recommend!!

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VanessaAnn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merchants has a pleasant ambiance, fast but not intrusive service and very good ventilation; which for a cigar bar is very important to me. I am always made to feel “at home” and comfortable.

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ChrisW
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding facility with world class service, food, drinks, and of course cigars. Alexis was our waitress and we could not have asked for anything more. Her attentive nature, knowledge of menu, drink, and cigars was commendable.

The decor is amazing and COVID19 precautions were in place.

Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience at Merchants Cigar Bar!!!
Excellent service, great ambiance and food!
Alexis is always very attentive and makes it a great experience!!!

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WilliamH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service matched . The staff was knowledgeable on their selection of cigars and very helpful

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vipJamesB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Good food, Nice quite, Great staff, Alexis was helpful. The food they made the steak as I requested, the deviled eggs and tuna crudo were not my favorites but were nice the Tuna tartar and the steak were much nicer. I had the churchhill cigar it was nice, the scotch was smooth. for 242 dollars I suppose its a little over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around service! The experience, atmosphere, staff, cigars, food.. truly unbeatable and by far the best cigar lounge in the city.

KM
vipKojoM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and vibe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and outstanding service with delicious food to boot. Very welcoming let club like atmosphere all around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday! So sweet they brought out dessert on the house!

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VanessaAnn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall pleasant experience. Attentive and discreet staff. Good ventilation.

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NatalieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place made me feel very welcomed also I loved the service ... the host was awesome will b coming back ... the food was amazing

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Martin
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I ordered a glass of Remy Martin XO,but after drinking it, that wasn't XO at all, taste like some kind of whisky. I thought maybe they misplaced my order, so I ordered a glass of Remy Martin XO again, and I saw them pour the liquor to glass from the bottle of Remy Martin XO. But still, it definitely not cognac,I guess they put whisky into the XO bottle. All I feel is that my taste buds were being insulted.

KM
vipKojoM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, the staff, the food, and ambience.

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Rodnef
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jared and Alexis are super awesome! Very knowledgeable. Super patient and accommodating. Fantastic friendly.

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JamesL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Maybe my favorite cigar lounge before they closed several years ago and still a is after a modern renovation and updated decor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I very please with every aspect of my evening at Merchant. I had plans to go before all the pandemic craziness. It was well worth the wait.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service, great atmosphere and you can smoke!

KM
vipKojoM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the venue and staff. I will be there often

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place. Use to go there years ago , always liked it my wife loves it , we are going to be there ever Friday night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy this place has reopened! I was a long time customer since the early 2000s and the ambiance has improved!! Impeccable service and such an accommodating Staff. My 10 friends and I had a blast on the grand opening and can’t wait to return! The food was succulent and amazing. The wine and prices were outstanding. The cigars were amazing as well. Thank you so much and see you soon.

FAQs

Merchants Cigar Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.