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The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen, New York, NY

The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen

4.5
4.5
99 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Step into sophisticated elegance of The Stinger.

The restaurant, bar and lounge welcomes patrons with craft cocktails, an elaborate breakfast buffet and all-day dining for 12PM to 11PM. Join us for our Full American Buffet or Continental Buffet to start your morning with Chef's specialty grill item of the day and our juice of the day.

Discover our new menu by Executive Chef Michael Costello and his brigade.

The cozy atmosphere and tempting libations create a fabulous spot for pre- or post-event drinks just outside of Broadway Theatres.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Lounge, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 803-4545
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Michael Costello
  • Catering
    From fresh seasonal breakfast to full buffet spreads, our catering service takes cues from the diverse cuisines of New York City. Enjoy private dining at InterContinental New York Times Square, from renting out The Stinger bar and Lounge to the use of its private dining rooms filled with natural light and refreshing courtyard garden views.
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate a holiday party, a special occasion, or entertain clients in the modern, luxurious ambiance of our private dining rooms. The Stinger is available for full buyouts or semi-private events.
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District
  • Cross street
    44th St & 8th Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal & Subway Station. ACE & 7 trains.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

99 Reviews
  1. SilviaH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only issue was that the guacamole was flavorless. Perhaps the avocados this time of year are. The tacos were fantastic!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great restaurant, but being seated right next to the hotel lobby is not ideal. Babies crying, loud voices, etc are not ideal for the experience. Some type of wall, noise abatement, needs to be put up.

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  3. Diana

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s expensive almost to a gouging level, especially the drinks and wine.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had early diner after afternoon Broadway show, so location is definitely convenient. Do note that restaurant is located in the lobby of the hotel - so you will get traffic environment. There was a mixture of hotel guests and outsiders. Overall nice casual spot, not a wow place, nice to grab food and drinks, but not a spot to impress or be impressed - moderate decor, ok staff. I had Barbee Doll signature cocktail; it was delicious. Market greens salad was great - NY strip steak disappointing- just too much pepper! And I like pepper. Desserts were good as well.

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  5. LisaM

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous cocktails, food, and service. We had a wonderful experience.

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  6. C5HHK

    New York City

    109 reviews

    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great dining experience after seeing a matinee. The drinks are delicious, outstanding service and delicious food.

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  7. EllyseB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful bar, great service and excellent food. Would definitely go again!

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  8. NPTMom

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday brunch was great at the Stinger. Our party enjoyed phenomenal cocktails and the food was delicious as well. Highly recommend.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun atmosphere, good service. Convenient location as well

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  10. Jennifer

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The charcuterie and cheese platter was perfect to share. Our waiter was polite and attentive. Sitting near the bar wasn’t ideal as it was too loud for quality conversation.

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  11. Foxman

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a pre (and post) show drink at Birdland across the street. We were promptly seated at our reserved table and Chris, our server greeted us warmly and provided excellent service. We had such a nice experience we went back after the show to keep the night going.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staying at The Intercontinental & with DH ‘s status we received drink vouchers & I loved the Signature Stinger cocktail & DH thought his Moscow Mule was good & strong. We enjoyed dinner here two nights (receiving a daily $25 credit on food to help offset the hotel’s required daily $35 amenity fee). We really enjoyed the French onion soup & the salads with added protein. Flourless chocolate cake with cherries was exceptional! Excellent service from Chris who was very personable!

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  13. SandTR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation, but when we arrived there was no hostess, some random guy said sit anywhere. We walked through and decided to leave. It honestly reminded me of an airport Chili’s. You’d think with the expensive menu that some effort could be made to provide a half decent experience. Todd English should be embarrassed.

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  14. RobertO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Stinger was a perfect place for something to eat before heading to the theaters. Food was real good, service great, bathrooms clean and atmosphere perfect

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  15. MaureenP

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely bar / restaurant. Cocktails were very good. Onion soup was delicious. Burgers were good…would say excellent if they had been cooked as requested (medium was more like rare). Waitress was from but not great with checking back to assure everything was as ordered. I will give it another try because I think it could be excellent.

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  16. AnnL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Must try: Cheesecake with Berry sauce!!

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  17. JasonN

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and imaginative drinks. Service could be better.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, food delicious, drinks even better. Our waiter Nick was attentive, professional and quick witted. No where beats NYC or it’s people! I highly recommend. Pricey but worth it.

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  19. WhyName

    Indiana

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service but more of a bar in a hotel than a cool restaurant.

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  20. AlamedaFoodies4

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extremely convenient if you are staying in the hotel. Phenomenal service and lovely atmosphere however for $38 for a full buffet breakfast. We felt that the options were extremely limited. Everything we ate was good but for that kind of money just seems like there should have been a little grander and broader menu. 

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  21. SophiaR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great .. I changed the reservation to this day and it was confirm but when my boss arrived the guy said they didn’t have his reservation. There was seats thank god but still don’t understand why he didn’t see the reservation on open table

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  22. EandH

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Stopped for a light bite and some drinks. Food was very good; drinks were good but not great for the price. Service was a bit on the slow side, but not terrible. We would stop again for a bite.

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  23. KatharineN

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Though the Stinger Bar seemed like a nice, upscale place to grab a bite and a cocktail, my husband and I were disappointed. We had a reservation and were seated immediately, but then we never saw a sever for quite a while. Finally, he came over and delivered a cup of nuts, took our drink order, etc. We got our drinks, which were terribly overpriced, and never saw him again. Had to call another waiter over for the check. We intended to have dinner there, but were so unimpressed, we opted to play the odds somewhere else.

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  24. Doug

    Milwaukee

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Very flavorful! Perfect for a dinner before a show.

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  25. PeterQ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance, good drinks and service. One of the few places you can get a drink around Times Square without having to yell at the top of your lungs to your date!

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  26. Irish

    Caribbean

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The bar menu needs to be revised and upgraded, the nuts need to be packaged and unsalted.

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  27. GordonH

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & Service was great. Ambiance is what you would expect from a hotel lobby bar.

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  28. KarolinaZ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Planned dinner before a Broadway show. Great location, excellent food and drinks.

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  29. JULIAL

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Very loud, people with children yelling, food was grocery store quality. Service was good but waiter would disappear.

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  30. DiningDiva

    Pittsburgh

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We thought the food was just awful. Ordered a grilled chicken sandwich and it was tough and rubbery and I asked for my burger with no pink and it came out bloody. We ended up walking down to the corner and ordering shake shack after spending $158 on bad food.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Chris was AMAZING! He recommended the sangria, and it made dinner fabulous!

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  32. Sully38

    New York City

    238 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess was not at the desk for several minutes when we arrived. The server attended to diners who were seated after us. The food was delicious but a bit pricey. We said bye to the hostess when we left but got no reply. The room is great and very convenient to theaters.

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  33. Walter

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Jay was great. Nice atmosphere. I made a reservation, so I thought I would have been in the dining room area, which was closed off, but the high-top table in the bar area was decent.

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  34. Bobbio

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good little hotel bar and restaurant. We came into the City for a Broadway show and were staying at the Hotel Intercontinental. We had no dinner plans and the hotel desk recommended the Stringer Cocktail Bar which is in the hotel. This fit the bill for a place to get a quick meal, from a pretty diverse menu. Wait staff was excellent.

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  35. Pascal

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food but very average service. The waiter was polite but no more, he was more interested in talking with the kitchen guy than looking at the client.

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  36. HeidifromNYC

    New York City

    83 reviews

    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food options at this hotel bar/restaurant. The service was not good. Ordered a $22 cocktail which was excellent. However the server provided a bowl of nuts to the table next to us and not us. Usually at this cocktail price there is a small snack offered so we asked and he brought it but why do we have to ask?

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  37. Cathy

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow. Ordered a salad and the lettuce was old and wilted. Grilled chicken club sandwich was cold and the chicken was burned in some parts and very dry. Would not eat there again.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We showed up and the table wasn’t available nor did they let us lounge anywhere. They told us to go take a walk and they would let us know when they were ready. We just went to a different restaurant. We

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  39. KoushikR

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice Mother's Day brunch package at a reasonable price.

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  40. RandiB

    New York City

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This is a hotel restaurant and that wasn't clear in the listing. There was only one server on that evening they were very nice but they were handling way too many people to be able to do an efficient job. The tuna tartar didn't taste fresh and I needed to send it back. I would not come back to this place unless I was staying at the hotel and needed a quick bite in the lobby.

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FAQs

The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen

300 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street
    44th St & 8th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Theater District
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Lounge, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal & Subway Station. ACE & 7 trains.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Costello
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 803-4545
  • Catering
    From fresh seasonal breakfast to full buffet spreads, our catering service takes cues from the diverse cuisines of New York City. Enjoy private dining at InterContinental New York Times Square, from renting out The Stinger bar and Lounge to the use of its private dining rooms filled with natural light and refreshing courtyard garden views.
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate a holiday party, a special occasion, or entertain clients in the modern, luxurious ambiance of our private dining rooms. The Stinger is available for full buyouts or semi-private events.
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