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Sel Rrose

4.6
131 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Sel Rrose is a New York City oyster bar specializing in craft cocktails. The name is a nod to Rrose Sélavy, the feminine alter ego of artist Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp's presence can also be seen in the decor inspired by early 20th century Paris. Industrial design elements pay tribute to his use of the readymade as an art object.

However, the bar is very much at home on its corner of Bowery and Delancey. Paying homage to the rich and lively history of the Bowery and its dance halls and oyster cellars, the atmosphere is convivial and warm. The cocktails are inspired by Duchamp's 1921 readymade perfume, Belle Haleine. The current menu features the revolving selection of the freshest oysters, french fare sourcing local ingredients, and a full raw bar.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French / American, Oyster Bar
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Hours of operation
CAFE
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:00 pm
Friday - Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

BAR
Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 2:00am
Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 3:00am
Sunday 4:00pm - 2:00am

DINNER & OYSTERS
Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 11.00pm
Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday 4:00pm - 11.00pm

* OYSTER HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY
Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 7.00pm
Friday & Saturday & Sunday 4:00pm - 6.00pm
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Phone number
(212) 226-2510
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Off-site catering is available. We specialize in offsite catering for all size events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bowery
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SUBWAY
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 131 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The team was so accommodating. We had a baby with us and they made sure that we had a place that would be appropriate for that.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The lavender prosecco is amazing! Perfect zen drink for a solid catch up. The oyster selection is great. Ideal spot for a “treat yourself” night!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The Food is incredible!
The music is VERY, VERY loud.
When it gets crowded, like on a Friday night, you can't even hear yourself think.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The cocktails at Sel Rrose are delicious and definitely worth a try, but the service was pretty terrible. I made a reservation for Friday night and my friends and I were not seated for at least fifteen minutes, plus our waitress barely paid attention to us for the first two hours that we were there. It's a very cute place and like I said, the cocktails are delicious but I don't know that I would go back again.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Really fine oyster place. And a popular place. So many guests, it was difficult to talk.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We usually have Alfredo as our bar tender and we really missed him today. Today’s visit truly showcased how excellent his service is.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was perfect . Food was great / waitress totally adorable and nice and cocktails were crafted to gawds

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Oysters was great 👍

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had the best oysters, Lavender cocktails and so much more! The service was great, there were 5 of us with many different questions!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A hip and lively spot. It’s a dark cocktail bar with excellent small plates, mostly. The cocktails really are amazing including the Hunter with mezcal and mesquite smoke, and another one I tried with rye and mezcal. Brussel sprouts, truffle fries, and great oysters. Good to hang out with friends. Service was great too.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Delicious and wonderful service! Only complaint was the noise level...loud!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Hosted dinner for best friend's bachelorette weekend in their semi private space. Was perfect. Great cocktails. Yummy small plates.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Such a fun spot. Great vibe, energy, people. Can't wait to go again with a group but a great spot with a date

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Long wait for drinks but nice vibe

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Sel Rrose is a cool spot, the cocktails were yummy and the appetizers were good. It was a little on the loud side... I think more of a friday night issue. The area was good though, we were able to find another bar to grab one more drink in a more quiet setting.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The service was amazing. Our waitress made sure that she never stayed away too long. She checked in frequently and even gave helpful advice about anything that we asked. The food was amazing as well! The oysters are fresh and the drinks are delicious and creative! Love it here!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fun date night with creative cocktails, tasty plates and raw bar. Oysters were great - get them during happy hour!

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Ssel Rose was awesome. The food was fantastic - we ordered oysters, truffle fries, cod, tartare, ceviche & croquettes. Everything we ordered was truly really great and I’d definitely return!

Areas for improvement are - we had a reservation via open table & even after showing the host the email, he claimed he didn’t have it. Totally get it, it must have been a glitch but he wasn’t kind or really accommodating about it. One of the servers ended up finding us a table, which was really nice & she was great. Another thing - the restaurant was cold as there’s just glass partitions on some walls.

So all & all, ambience could use a bit of an improvement but the food is absolutely amazing !!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I had a delicious Valentine's Day dinner here. It was cozy and romantic, without being overboard. I loved finding a place that was cute and romantic, with great food and cocktails and that didn't force us to do a prix fixe. The small plate were great for sharing (definitely get the brussels sprouts and brandade de morue) the duck was mouthwatering, and the cocktails were delicious. The complimentary glasses of wine were a nice touch, too. I'll definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We actually had a table booked with Opentable for 10:30 and got very upset when the bartender told us the kitchen was closing already. However they solved that rapidly, asked the kitchen to wait for our order, didn’t hurry us up at all and delivered amazing oysters, chilled lobster and deviled eggs!!! The place is very authentic and service was just great. Will definitely be back when next time in NYC!

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Very nice coctails, nice ambiance, food is good. Overall very good

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was excellent. They were accommodating to my reservation changes. Drinks are amazing, Hunter especially. Their Pueblo Viejo tequila is great as shots! Sullivan and Sasha are great!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Really great choice of beers and drinks, fantastic atmosphere and service with delicious tapas nibbles to choose from

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

My BFF and I needed to find somewhere to eat close to Bowery Ballroom and decided to try this spot. It exceeded our expectations. It’s super cool looking inside. The service is amazing from the moment you enter. That sat me right away even though I was still waiting for my friend. Our server Sullivan was amazing—fun, friendly and great with checking in on us. The food is DELICIOUS!!! I am def going back and highly recommend this place.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great cocktails and oysters. The only issue was that we had a reservation for three and were squeezed into a tiny table for 2. The staff was apologetic, but I would have offered us a round of free drinks or something. It was pretty uncomfortable and surprising, given that I had made a reservation well in advance. But drinks and oysters were yummy. It was darker and louder than the last time I was there, but not too dark to see or loud to talk.

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3.0Dined on January 9, 2018

From pictures I’ve seen I definitely thought Sel Rose would be a little quainter we had a great time, there’s a nice menu and food was great.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious oysters

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Wedding anniversary

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2.0Dined on November 4, 2017

The menu was bit disappointing, not enough variety & no fish on the menu. I thought that was odd. The Wine list needs to be improved but what we had was good. Orange wine, The sparkling on tap trend is discouraging to me. There should be more sparkling options by the glass. My Duck confit was excellent & the beef bourgouin was an interesting twist of celeriac puree but the meat portion was something to be desired. The bottle of Organic Rhone was delicious.
I'll be back for oysters & what's new soon.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Was great!

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Came here to celebrate my sister’s birthday. It was our first time and I wasn’t impressed at all. There’s a couple of good items on the menu but service needs improvement. The lady server we had was not friendly but glad there’s another guy assisting and he’s a much better server. He provided us food recommendations and accommodating. Come here for $1 oysters during HH, truffle fries are pretty good and the chick pea fries were interesting! However, I personally won’t bother coming back.

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2017

I love this place not on the weekend when it’s less crowded but still very happening. Beautiful space, good food, and an excellent drink list.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Love this little gem! Cozy, cute and amazing food and drinks! Loved it xx

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Sel Rrose was a funky, unique find with great shareable plates, a fantastic raw bar and an impressive list of fun, creative cocktails. We came in with a reservation for 8 (conveniently made last minute through OpenTable and changed from 7 to 8 with an easy call to the restaurant). It was a group of 20-somethings and parents, so initially we were worried about the noisy, clubby environment, but they sat us at a great, quiet table in the back that gave us everything we needed. The food was creative, delicious, and well portioned, and the drinks were great. I got compliments on the choice of the restaurant and will definitely keep it in mind for group dinners, dates, and as a conveniently located spot for a night out on the lower east side or in soho.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Wonderful cocktails and excellent food.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

GreT place for drinks!

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Ridiculously loud due to the bar. The food was really good, but we struggled to have a conversation.

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4.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Fun shabby chic atmosphere/decor.
Terrific oysters--very fresh.
Small plates are well executed creative, interesting but nothing too offbeat.

Quality ingredients. Very good service-friendly (not too).
Not too expensive.

Lively bar with well crafted --craft cocktails.

Great place for pre/post Bowery Ballroom!
Will definitely return. Could easily be a regular spot!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was super fresh and great quality! everyone loved it!

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4.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Happy hour special is just oysters - not drink specials. Not all oysters on happy hour are $1.

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