Sel Rrose

4.5
208 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Cross street
Bowery
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SUBWAY
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(6 TRAIN) SPRING STREET

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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
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MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Oysters and cocktails were terrific. Small dishes also tasty.
Service was mixed. Our hostess went above and beyond, however, our server was sullen. Smiles are free ;)

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Everything was perfect, but we made a reservation long time ago and they gave us not a nice table almost inside the kitchen

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oyster happy hour is amazing!!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going to Sel Rrose. I can spend hours there with friends and enjoy every second of it!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic place!! The wine list is amazing with a selection you won't find anywhere else and an awesome cocktail list as well. The food is delicious and they have such a great happy hour deal! Alysia has served us the past couple of times we've been and is so wonderful!!

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N
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with good vibe and foods, perfect for couple or girls to enjoy some cocktails and oysters

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Love the oysters happy hour but was a little disappointed there was no cocktail happy hour. We sat outside right next to construction so the ambiance wasn’t ideal but that’s not the restaurants fault. The decor inside and the bathrooms were very cute. Definitely plan on coming back!

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NC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Waitress got huffy when I asked for a second menu. And the service after that wasn't great. Expensive, small portions, very noisy. Not a great time.

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d
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good ambience, staff was a little off... hot and cold every other second between attentive and no where to be found. Oyster happy hour made it a good value, drinks were unique and tasty. Fairly loud but still able to talk.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought a friend here to celebrate her birthday dinner. Oyster happy hour was great. The wine was wonderful. We snacked on crispy Brussels sprouts and truffle fries which were incredible. The cheesecake was delicious and they even brought it with a candle! The wait staff was attentive but not cloistering. The noice level was medium/low and we were able to chat, eat and drink for hours. It was a lovely night.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great. I look forward to their fresh oysters every time. And not to mention the drinks!! The lavender piscine is my fav. Always a great spot for a date or for a get together with friends. Can’t wait to go back soon.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

staff is very professional + personable.food + drinks were quite good.

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G
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cool place to hang with a good glass of wine and amazing oysters.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fuimos a festejar entre amigos por una ocasión MUY especial y fuimos atendidos de diez!! Estuvimos en un sector aparatado, exclusivo para nosotros y la pasamos de maravillas. El
Servicio, la atención y la calidad son excelentes!! Los tragos merecen un 10 aparte!!!
Volveremos!!

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is great!! Had excellent suggestions. Very good oyster selection and the cocktail menu is stellar.

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G
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting wine list that is frequently rotated. Oyster happy hour is a great deal too

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m
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The first servant was so obsessed with him self that he did not take notice of us
Funny guy with hair hanging in front of his face
He was even putting the arms in our oyesters

I like the place but maybe a course with the staff is good

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BS
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for happy hour drinks and snacks, especially if you like oysters. Big cocktail menu. Very busy, loud happy hour spot but they take reservations!

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CL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for the Oyster Happy Hour! And we’re extrem pleased with our food, cocktails, and ambience. We are looking forward to going back in the spring and summer.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

The food was outstanding, and wine selection perfect. What let this wonderful restaurant down was the presentation and conduct of its staff. You want to be greeted by someone engaging and you don’t want to hear staff taking about their issues with the kitchen staff and leaning against the bar looking bored and disinterested. When you spend $200 you want the level of excellence to be everything not just the food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails with nice light bite.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Wait staff and hostess were rude. We walked in and the hostess tried to put us at a small table for 2, even though our reservation was for 3. When I asked why we couldn’t sit at one of the available, larger tables, she said it was because they were reserved. I reminded her I also had a reservation and she said “well you just made your reservation 10 minutes, those had earlier reservations.” I’ve never heard that before, didn’t realize there were tiers of reservations. After making it clear we wouldn’t be happy at a 2 top table when the reservation was for 3, the hostess moved us to an appropriately sized table.

Then when I asked the server if they still had the burger on the menu, which comes up immediately when you google the restaurant as a “must have” item, he rudely said “we haven’t had that on the menu in years” in a very condescending tone.

Overall the service experience was extremely poor. Which is a shame because the food and ambience are great

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great drinks, very loud but to be expected. Great staff.

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FR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a good place for oysters!! And their other options are good as well! It is a fun experience!

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JJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is an incredible find in an area where there are 10 restaurants per block. Labeled a “cocktail bar,” the cocktails live up to their price. More surprisingly, the food was divine and by the end of the evening, our group of friends ended up ordering most the menu. I was nervous about the cost of each option and the fact that it is a “small plate” restaurant, but the portions were larger than expected and well worth the price. Order the chickpea fries, burrata, steak tartare (easily a full dinner portion), and brandade de morue (cod dip). Overall, can’t go wrong with this place. It’s a smaller spot, so making a reservation was a good call. Great service to round out a great evening.

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H
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

I loved coming here with my friends for my birthday. We had so much fun. The only problem was that we were mistakenly overcharged and had problems resolving. But eventually it was resolved.

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MD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was incredibly accommodating for a last minute birthday reservations for like 25 people. Really saved us after a last minute cancellation of venue. Also the food and ambiance are excellent. We had a great time. Great service too. Manager Lilly was amazing.

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s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly neighborhood place. Oysters were fresh and delicious. Prompt but unobtrusive service.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very nice place, only thing that wasn’t that good is our place we were seated right in front of the kitchen we were literally seeing the dishwasher washing dishes ..

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I had a reservation at Sel Rrose for a party of 6 at 7:15pm. I confirmed the reservation 1-2 nights prior. Then 30 mins prior to our reservation I received an email saying that we didn't show for our reservation, when 7:15 hasn't even passed yet. I called the restaurant, no answer. We show up to the reservation, all 6 of us in fact arrived early, and they apologized for the confusion and sat us. However, when we were seated, they told us there would be a 2 hour limit. Then at 7:45pm (our drinks had just come/still waiting for our food), they asked if we could finish by 8:30 for another party. It was absolutely ridiculous to be rushed and we did not appreciate the way our reservation was handled. In the end we expressed that we were upset, and were left alone to finish our meal in peace.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our food wasn’t spaced out properly so we weren’t able to really enjoy each course.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 1ambience 5

Terrible waiter service.

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P
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed this place, service was great, the staff is super friendly and the ambience is nice..

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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The happy hour is a good time to visit. The Oysters are amazing and the shrimp cocktail too.

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SD
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We only had about 35 minutes to suck down some oysters and truffle fries. The service was absolutely amazing, and the food came out quick, even with a fully packed restaurant. Perfect date spot in which I would love to go back!

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MP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Buen lugar para comer ostras, happy Hour conveniente/ buenos tragos

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J
New York Area
376 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Saturday night we opted for Olga Raffault Chinon Rose 2017, a perfect accompaniment. I won’t lie, it is a bit pricey-our tab was $140 but we got good food & wine for our $.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oyster happy hour was great, service amazing!

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast and friendly service. Delicious oysters and cocktails!

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beast oysters ever, excellent service. Clean , fun, and nice.

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