The Ship

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Needs more AC

MC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and yummy food, lobster rolls were delicious!

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

Great for cocktails!

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

Absolute favorite bar. It’s always good

EE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

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.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Loud, no service and poor food.

KR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The host was rude

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Meeting with friends.

CH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good to go once but no reason to go back.

RK
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

PB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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

RA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

CW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

KA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

U
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

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

LD
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

DW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

l
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place with perfect ambiance

B
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

DS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

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

S
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was cool, but time limitation for 2 hours.

AB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamie was fantastic. We came for a first date and he was all over it. Always considerate of our hydration level. He was very attentive and offered great recommendations. Will definitely be back!

F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Great drinks and music. Perfect evening of laughs and great venue.

AM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Disappointing overall -- cocktails too basic for a bar of this lineage and price point -- lacking complexity, thoughtfulness or flair. Enjoyed the curried deviled eggs and the space, but wouldn't go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

Water issue - bathrooms weren’t working

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place with great atmosphere. A little pricey, but it is New York.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located really close to our office! Love the appetizers!