The Ship

4.4
46 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Stylish without pretension, The Ship is a tucked-away gem of a bar with charm and vibrant atmosphere to spare, a unique balance of upscale quality and playful fun. Come by early in the evening for an after-work drink, a catchup with an old friend (or group of friends), or a memorable date. Come by later in the evening or on a weekend night for drinks and music with some of the best DJs in town.

Drinks are casually exceptional, a combination of unique originals and old standbys made perfect. Small plates are savory and modern, all with an upscale, relaxed atmosphere that feels like your own private island in the bustling SoHo Sea.

!HAPPY HOUR!
The SHIP features Happy Hour specials Daily from 5PM-7PM and Sunday through Thursday 10PM-1AM!!



LARGE PARTIES: Reservations of 6 or more are encourage however due to our small space please contact the SHIP to book your large reservation and further details. theshipnyc@gmail.com.
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vipmarkg
Tampa
53 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We had a reservation for 745; got there, and they told us last call was 815pm since they had a party.
Thanks for NOT telling us in advance!! They blamed open table, but they could have called to tell us so we could go elsewhere.

Drinks were good, but when i ordered the same drink again it came clear whereas the original was cloudy; asked the bartender why (the server didn’t notice it was clear i guess) and he said they forgot the citrus.

So fail for them. Too bad, it looked pretty nice.

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vipTiff
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour option! Very chill, cute ambiance and pretty tasty light bites. The drinks were great and the staff was nice and attentive. Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s was ok

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vipAmberM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice spot. Low key, classy, yummy cocktails and friendly staff.

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TiffanyS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We made a reservation for 2 one and half month earlier with request of sitting at sofa table and yet we still only get normal table because we're party of two. There were many parties of 3 sitting at sofa tables without reservations. We asked if we could get a sofa table if we waited for a while and got negative answer. We came to NY for travel and wanted to have a great night so we booked early, but it didn't happen. Atmosphere was great, not a fan of how the staffs dealt with reservations.

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Bindi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience2

Loud, very very overpriced. Waitress very unhelpful in making recommendations

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vipIzzy
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Not the best, not the worst. CDB cocktails were good, but nothing to write home about, pretty pricey for the portions you get. Probably would not go back

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A great space for a gathering of friends in a laid back, energetic environment. Their cocktails are creative and the menu is better than your typical bar food - very inventive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Needs more AC

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vipMichaelC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Only had drinks since the kitchen wasn’t fully opened. The HH drinks were good. The place is pretty small and dark but I’d entertain the place again if in the area.

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JacintaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and yummy food, lobster rolls were delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute favorite bar. It’s always good

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EEEK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s OK. Went during happy hour, again it was just OK. Meh.

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KarenA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The pipe from the upstairs bathroom was leaking onto our table. Therefore dirty water got on me and my drink. When I called the waitress over about the water, she and the bartender got flustered and didn't know what to do because the manager wasn't there. There was water pouring onto the light, which could've started a fire. Instead of shutting down the light, they moved everyone to the other side of the bar. Just wasn't a good vibe for after work drinks. Won't be going there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

unfortunately last call was shortly after we arrived but the ambiance was great as well as the cocktails.

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vipDavidj
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Loud, no service and poor food.

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KevinR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Really loud, horrendous beer selection, good cocktails, staff is great, friendly and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The host was rude

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Meeting with friends.

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ChrisHorse
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good to go once but no reason to go back.

RK
RobK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took some clients here for drinks and snacks after work. The drinks are great, and the apps were delish, especially the rocket pizza. Paté also yummy. It's loud, but not so much you can't hear each other. Cool atmosphere, not uber-hip, but hip enough.

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PatrickB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall4food3service2ambience4

It took over half an hour for our drinks to arrive, and they had the front door open all night on a COLD evening. The place was freezing. The hostess was wearing a parka, if that helps put things in perspective. Drinks were solid and ambiance is great, just not keen on the crazy long wait and the temps.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit inattentive and it was freezing in the bar- they left the door open in 40 degree weather.

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RenaA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good looking, unique cocktail bar, friendly, helpful staff, Stella is a lovely host 😊 good drinks,
Had a fun celebrate Birthday evening
Cheers!

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BethK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great artisan cocktails—both vintage and new—and tasty, well-priced small plates make this a great stop for an hour or two or three! Staff is friendly and service is great.

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CraigW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Drinks were a bit expensive, but very tasty. The Burrata was awesome, definitely recommend. Sliders were decent, but nothing to order twice.

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vipChloe
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a great spot! Went to grab a drink with a friend and ended up trying nearly everything on the menu. The cocktails were great and the food was also great - had the sliders, tartare, scallops, and burrata. Will definitely be back!

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KimberlyA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The atmosphere is nice. It got a little loud as it got busier being Saturday evening and all. Was a bit disappointed they did nothing for the birthday we were celebrating and had noted on our reservation. Food took a while to come out. Drinks were good though.

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vipSusanK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was fantastic and very friendly. Great food and drinks.

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Ulrichv
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Cold and gloomy place, basically a hole in the wall that leads into a basement. Servers were so-so, but nice enough. Good for a date if you like dark places that try to appear cool

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LeahD
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cute spot, great for a date. Food menu is limited but delicious. Reasonably priced. Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the better experience for My husband and I, we were in our honeymoon and some friends told us about The Chef Lucas Cerqueira and the restaurant The Ship... For our hapiness we had The BEST dinner in NYC, The food is awesome, we ate absolutely everything, we really appreciate! Everybody need to go there and try on The food! The service is excelent, Estela attented us very well and is very sympatic and Jamie was very adorable and fun!

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DavidW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the outside it doesn’t look great but we had researched the place but our visit to NYC. It’s a really good bar and I would highly recommend visiting this bar. Staff were friendly and prompt and our cocktails were very nice!

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lpbolduc
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place with perfect ambiance

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Blair
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall2food5service1ambience5

When I approached the bar with a friend we were not greeted instead the bartender placed a menu that looked like a piece of arts and craft paper (with no indication that it was a menu) on the counter... After about 5 mins I kindly asked for service only to have the bartender point to the paper he placed on the bar. Thanks dude. We proceed to order drinks and eventually we were seated. After dinner the waiter didn’t come by with the check for 20 mins...we eventually gave in and asked the hostess for help. Overall the food and drinks were great. Unfortunately the service gets one star.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kalbu sliders is a must-try! And that painkiller was the best cocktail I have ever had.... very generous with the alcohol. Will be going back next time I’m in Manhattan!

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vipDSNY
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Very dark, but I suppose that’s the vibe they’re going for. Service was excellent, but menu was overpriced. Doubtful to return

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vipSat0707
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was cool, but time limitation for 2 hours.

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AlpaB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great find in Soho. Had an amazing time with my husband! Would definitely come back to hang out.

FAQs

The Ship is rated 4.4 stars by 46 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.