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Merchants Cigar Bar, New York, NY

Merchants Cigar Bar

4.6
4.6
68 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.

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Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 832-4610

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Antemlo Ambrosio

  • Private party facilities

    For event inquiries visit our website or email celine@merchantshospitality.com

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    62nd street and 1st Avenue

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Smoking Area, Wine

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.

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 68 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. y

    yasmeenz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jarrett was amazing! Very knowledgeable of the drinks Our experience was very informative.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    Ambience was great. Big screens for games. Service seemed touch slow for not a busy nite. Cigars over priced

  3. ST

    SharlemTheArtist

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    1st time and it was amazing celebrated my birthday and the staff showed me a lot of love

  4. NG

    NathalieG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    The MCB Experience highlife selection was great if they had a dedicated waitstaff dedicated to your table. Were told that we had 45 minutes left to continue our dining experience yet we didn't receive with the time capacity our dessert nor 3rd drink which is want was sold. We were told our drink selections would match/tailor our choice of beverages but didn't enjoy our last drink and due to limited staff felt rushed with our experiences. Overall, if we weren't rush and the hostess wasn't to aggressive with her delivery of the allotted time to finish our dining experience I feel that overall the experience could have been better. I was also surprised at the limited sections the place had for seating, according to the website it seemed that the place had multiple rooms but didn't. MCB has a great marketing manager to manage their website and photographs.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our bartender and cigar expert Davian was amazing!! We have never had better cocktails. The cigars and drinks were perfectly tailored to our likes. We can’t wait to go back!! 10/10, one of the best experiences we’ve had.

  6. T

    Taty

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Our bartender was great! I booked the Take me to Havana experience: $75 PP. The food was amazing. The only thing that I would point out is the our server changed us for the Havana High Life instead of the Take me to Havana ... I didn't know until he brought the bill out...

  7. KM

    KojoM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the experience every time. Jared is amazing. Can’t wait to come back

  8. H

    Hank

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    No one came in till 7pm. It was advertised to start at 5pm

  9. L

    Lyric0949

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Was very disappointed the website says dress to impress. My friend and I was dresses up and people were there with hoodies and tee shirts. Took 20 mins to be asked what would I like to order after being seated. Service was awful not what I'm use to at all. Deviled eggs were awesome that's about it

  10. n

    nahumt

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    One of the few places in town that you can drink and smoke

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance, professional & friendly service.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I have been to Merchants Cigar Bar several times over the last couple of years and always had an amazing experience!!! It truly is the best spot in NYC to enjoy a hand crafted cocktail, a nice dinner and a fine cigar! Nice atmosphere and super friendly and attentive service are the main reasons that we always look forward to visit this NYC gem! Jarod and Nelly took excellent care of us as always and made our most recent visit tonight very memorable and enjoyable! We already booked our next reservation for April and are bringing our friends with us to celebrate an upcoming Birthday. We would highly recommend this spot for a great night out. Ask for Jarod if you would like to be treated like family!

  13. SM

    SaquetteM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was amazing. I will definitely be visiting again

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    I loved it! Great Cigar selection and the food was awesome. Nice for a date night or to hang out with friends. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I went with my husband and brother to try it out for restaurant week. We absolutely loved it. The food and cocktails was freat. Great portion size for meals. Were not regular cigar smokers the waitress explained each one and even matched us with what cigar woukd be best per person. Overall great experience

  16. S

    Steve

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing customer service, drinks were great, loved the atmosphere.

  17. MI

    MikeI

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you like a great steak with your cigar, this is the place. Great selection of cigars and food is outstanding. Make reservations in advance.

  18. OP

    OnishaP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    There was no heat!!!!! Freezing Pictures were way better than the real experience. Need updating badly. Didn’t stay for food…. Not paying to eat with my coat on and freezing all night. Won’t be back!

  19. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    great place to have a cigar/watch sports with a decent menu however the last 2 times i have gone there it has been freezing. they seem to have an issue with their ventilation/heat system and havent fixed it which is a problem in the peak of winter!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Service!!! We got the Havana Experience & it was worth every penny. The food and drinks were excellent and I loved that they didn’t rush you. I will definitely go back.

  21. Y

    Yesi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibes, great service, good food, and amazing drinks! My husband and I got the Havana High Life package. We highly recommend it. I cannot speak highly enough about Davion's cocktails, they were absolutely perfect! Our waitress really knew what she was doing and recommend a great cigar. Based on the website I was afraid we would be the only POC, but it was definitely not the case. There was a diverse group all night. Will be going again soon!

  22. S

    Stephanie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chose the Havana experience to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and Im very glad I did. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food and drinks were delicious. My boyfriend enjoyed the cigars. Everything was great.

  23. BL

    BwoodLaz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, excellent food, “take me to Havana” experience was phenomenal and a great value. Will come again and will recommend!

  24. M

    Moocow515

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Havana highlife was a great experience. The host and bar tender were so passionate about their jobs and they did a great job with pairing. They educated me about the Whiskey and the cigars. I also got to watch my Steelers kick butt on a large screen tv. The only thing I wished to ask was a list of what I was given to drink, because I fell in love with a whiskey and have no recollection of what it was.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I celebrated my birthday weekend with my brothers and it was an amazing experience. Everyone was so hospitable and polite. Thank you Christine for everything. The establishment was clean, the vibe was outstanding the bar selection was great. We plan on doing this more often as we have officially found our new spot. I def recommend merchants

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My boyfriend lovedddd this place. Perfect date night….Great cigars!!!

  27. P

    Prettyguest83

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great Cigars and seating available with tasty drinks.

  28. AU

    AURA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Great place for a terrific cocktail and cigar. Awesome bartenders and overall vibe.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my fiancé here for his birthday, and it was amazing. I wasn’t expecting anything insane but this definitely exceeded any expectation that I would of had. The service was spectacular, the woman that helped us definitely made us feel like we knew what we were doing. We weren’t big-time is agar smoker so he definitely came in not knowing what we wanted. But the woman that was helping us pick our cigars, asked us what our preferences were with different things such as how we take our coffee, to help us figure out which is the best cigar for us. And boy was she spot on on to what we would like. The food, oh my God the food, it was amazing! Definitely would be coming back here again the next time I stay in NY.

  30. E

    Eliana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I did my engagement photos at the location I wanted to go with a modern yet vintage feel for my photos and Merchants fit the description. Our server was Kat and she was extremely informative and provided excellent service. The drinks were exquisitely made. I ordered sliders and steak came with fries and asparagus deliciously made. 10/10, definitely will be going back.

  31. M

    Mad4art

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sophisticated atmosphere, great music, and Oh, sooo tasty steaks. Bravo!

  32. CV

    CarlosV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was so great and the spirits were exquisite. The bartender was an artist with the drinks. Great atmosphere. Low key vibe, yet upscale.

  33. BA

    BrettA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, attentive staff. The drinks, cigars, and food were all fantastic.

  34. B

    jamesB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    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!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 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!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday. Amazing experience. We will return.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  38. EK

    EvanneK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  39. BB

    BellaBrooke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, cigar and cocktail choice was epic .

  40. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Merchants Cigar Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Merchants Cigar Bar

1125 1st Ave New York, NY 10065-8301

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    62nd street and 1st Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Antemlo Ambrosio

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Smoking Area, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 832-4610

  • Private party facilities

    For event inquiries visit our website or email celine@merchantshospitality.com

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