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The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, New York, NY
The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, New York, NY
The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, New York, NY
The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, New York, NY
The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, New York, NY

The Whitby Bar and Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1275 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Thank you for choosing The Whitby Bar & Restaurant, We look forward to welcoming you.

Live Jazz at the Whitby Bar is returning every Friday night from 6pm to 9pm. Enjoy classic Negroni cocktails as you listen to live jazz music from The Sam Taylor Trio.

For our Afternoon Tea service, please book via Open Table through the EXPERIENCE option. To confirm your afternoon tea reservation, we require a credit card for our cancellation policy. Should you cancel within 24 hours of the booking, a $50/pp cancellation fee will incur.

The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, inside The Whitby Hotel located in the heart of upper Midtown, offers modern American food in a uniquely eclectic setting. Open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 98 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, International, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 1:30 pm–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Live Jazz Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 928-4207
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Paris
  • Private party facilities
    The Whitby Hotel has three individually designed private rooms which are flexible in format and are ideal for a wide range of events. There is also a state-of-the-art screening theater seating 130 people. To enquire about an event please email: events@thewhitbyhotel.com
  • Private party contact
    Katina Sosa: (212) 586-5656
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Cross street
    56th street between 5th and 6th Avenue
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    N R W to 5th Ave/59th Street<br />F to 57th Street
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Spring Afternoon Tea at The Whitby Hotel

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at The Whitby Bar for a delicious Afternoon Tea served in the colorful restaurant or the elegant Orangery. Served on Kit Kemp's beautiful Sailor's Farewell Wedgwood china, enjoy delectable finger sandwiches, including smoked salmon mousse, Egg salad & Truffles, selection of mouthwatering cakes and homemade scones with clotted cream and preserves. $75 per person or $95 including a glass of Joseph Perrier. Afternoon Tea service reservations are booked through the experience. We ask you to cancel your reservation by 10pm the day prior. We have a 5 minute grace period in case you are running late. Please call 646-928-4207 If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. Special requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance.
    Spring Afternoon Tea at The Whitby Hotel Photo
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $115.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Join us at the Whitby Bar for our Mother’s Day pre-fixe brunch menu, with a complimentary glass of champagne rose. Begin the meal with a basket of delicious pastries such as mini scones , croissants ,and freshly baked muffins. Appetizers such as our pastrami smoked salmon and asparagus salad, with sun dried tomatoes, with Meyer lemon-truffle vinaigrette. Following with one of our amazing entrees like our veal schnitzel, celeriac remoulade, lemon filet, fried parsley. Don't forget to leave some room for one the chef's delectable mini desserts . We look forward to you joining us for an amazing Mother's Day Brunch here at The Whitby .
    Mother's Day Brunch Photo
  • Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at The Whitby Bar

    $85.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Join us at The Whitby Bar for a delicious Mother's day Afternoon Tea, served in the colorful restaurant or the elegant Orangery. Served on Kit Kemp's stunning Sailor's Farewell Wedgwood china. Indulge in delectable finger sandwiches like Smoked salmon mousse, pickled watermelon radish or coronation chicken, a selection of specially curated desserts including Dark chocolate and cherry popsicles and Victoria sponge cake with fresh strawberries, along with homemade scones with clotted cream and preserves. Includes your choice of coffee, hot chocolate or specialty tea.
    Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at The Whitby Bar Photo

What 1,275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,275 Reviews
  1. OKLAHOMAN

    Oklahoma City

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places to eat in NYC. Beautifully decorated, different options, lovely and friendly servers. Cannot recommend it enough.

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  2. RachelleM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved everything about the Whitby bar. Cool and beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, wonderful bartenders, just an all-around lovely evening. Yes, on Saturday night, there was a jazz band and the lovely singer was excellent

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  3. Maude

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to The Whitby for afternoon tea many times. Recently I returned with 3 guests on April 6th. I also had them order take-out dinner. I did not question the bill while at The Whitby but thought I would review it again at home. I noticed that afternoon tea does not actually include tea and that is an extra charge. I am sure that has become necessary due to the increased cost of doing business. We had a lovely time. The staff is very accommodating. I had to call and ask for a change to a later time and the hostess very graciously took care of it.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very special, great food and ambience! Would highly recommend!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful escape from the busy streets. Colorful, happy spot. Service was excellent. Food was unfortunately average, needed a little more taste to sandwiches, little bland. Scones a bit dry. I am a picky afternoon tea goer though. Chai tea was terrific. Would definitely recommend. Great experience as one of the more affordable teas in NYC

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  6. NanCarey

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely and delicious lunch with excellent service!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was incredibly slow for not a busy restaurant. Over 30m to find someone to place order. Meal was completed before anyone passed through to request a condiment. Tip is automatically applied so I guess it’s to be expected. Staff were nice just nowhere to be found. Food was good but experience was unnecessarily dragged out and not worth returning. Bathroom was clean restaurant itself is nice.

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  8. Naav

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for tea time, staff was helpful but took forever for our good to arrive. My tea had gotten cold by then. The tea time sandwiches were decent, scones were very crumbly. I've been to the Plaza tea time and it fares far better than this and is around the same price. Ambiance is nice and the place is cute.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super imaginative cocktails and beautiful decor. Would recommend 100%.

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  10. Blanche

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Whitby is a total delight! I can’t wait to go back. It is a beautiful and intriguing hotel-great art everywhere. And warm, colorful design throughout. The staff is so friendly. A great find in midtown!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughters and I were excited to have tea in a new spot in NYC. We have been to several spots when we visit the city and were excited to try The Whitby because it was close to the Gershwin theatre. Our female Asian server argued about accidentally serving my daughters’ tea to me and mine to them instead of simply switching. I was shocked when the bill came and were charged the expected fee for 3 teas and an extra $30 for “specialty loose tea” when the simple earl grey was included in the overall price. She corrected the bill and claimed she forgot that the tea was included in the cost of TEA. Servers taking advantage of out of town visitors in the city is a shame.

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  12. Robeckelmann

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good staff and food . Nice peaceful place in midtown

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  13. JudithG

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor quality of food in general. The pastries luck of delicacy and taste. Any French patisserie around the city have better quality products. Finger sandwiches were tasteless. The tea was not refilled upon request but instead the waitress added hot water to the kettle Awful experience.

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  14. hadinnyc

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tea time experience was so great! My friends and I had such a good time - staff were nice, food was great, hot water was flowing and the best part was that we were not rushed to leave! 😁

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  15. BitsyQ

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While the ambiance is lovely, the staff was friendly, the scones were burnt. I have had tea here several times, but this time they were off. On another note- the fries were AMAZING

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  16. delicious

    New York City

    290 reviews

    4.0

    290 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food very good. Enjoyed music glad in back dining room buffered how loud it was. Atmosphere enchanting. A little on high side. But always go back

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! delicious food great Staff beautiful ambiance!

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  18. KathrynD

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful spot for Afternoon Tea - decor, china, food all amazing. Service was great.

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  19. AngelaJ

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The afternoon tea was fantastic -- very authentic! Service was great, too.

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  20. Robeckelmann

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marvelous as always in service and food . Coffee service is the classic way it should be done

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  21. DixieW

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, good service a d charming atmosphere! Perfect brunch!

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  22. TiffanyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks and atmosphere are amazing. Highly suggest.

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  23. BBNY

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely and relaxing afternoon tea experience - delivered by a wonderful and hospitable team.

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  24. AlyssaV

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great as always! Our server, Daniella or Michelle if recall correctly, treated me and my friend with kindness and sincerity.

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  25. AdelCM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Whitby is a lovely space, with tables that aren’t too close to each other in a gorgeous room. The food? It’s okay. There are some missteps.

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  26. jimmy

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    staff was very good and well trained. smart, fast, and happy. that is very good for a guest having dinner. thanks.

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  27. StephenC

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anni our hostess was amazing! Great time there again. Love it. One of our favorite spots.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Valentine’s Day dinner! Food was delicious and service was excellent

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  29. Rapper1

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Whitby is my top choice for breakfast either with friends or business associates. The food, service and ambience are outstanding

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  30. HEinNJ

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely way to find calm in the midst of the city. Beautiful surroundings. Excellent service. Lovely presentation. The food was very good but it was an Americanized afternoon tea, not a British afternoon tea. Did not make the food any less delicious.

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  31. MikellR

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful hotel and restaurant. Afternoon Tea was wonderful! Beautiful ambience and great tea selection along with delicious treats! Very accommodating for those with dietary restrictions. We had a great time!

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  32. Sally

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed gorgeous afternoon tea with delicious food, beautiful tableware, and a lovely atmosphere!

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  33. StaceyS

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant and excellent service but extremely expensive and food lacked flavor.

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  34. JackieB

    Worcestershire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our visit to the Whitby Bar and Restaurant . My only feedback is that it is not possible to reserve a table in the bar area only . Both reservation I made we found ourselves seated in the more formal restaurant . The host explained that it was possible but it is not possible on the open table website to specifically ask for a bar table . The menu is the same for both areas but the experience of sitting in the bar is less formal.

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  35. Gershwin

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Inattentive hostess and server. Poorly informed wine steward. Ordinary food. This restaurant before Covid was reliably excellent, and in visits recently, extremely unsatisfactory.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Anna, was off the charts exceptional! And the squash soup was best ever . Perfect artsy, eclectic special spot for birthday celebration.

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  37. TuRKy

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun place to meet for a drink and nibbles. Can be a bit loud and crowded right by the bar.

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  38. HudsonGramercy

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    If the service had been the least bit attentive, the sight of 5 asparagus spears thrown on a plate of polenta for $36 might have been acceptable. It’s such a pretty place, so really too bad that customers have to ask staff to provide water and then again to take our order. I won’t return.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. Neil

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience is excellent. Service a bit slow and stretched. Food ok but not good value for the price - over cooked steak, borderline burnt fries, disappointing.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a regular eater of afternoon tea, I was disappointed by what was served. The sandwiches were squashed at the edges, pre-wrapped perhaps. The cakes and scones were hard and very cold, stored in the fridge for some time it seems. Pity because the service was good and the location lovely. I am happy to pay for good afternoon tea, but this was not such.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

The Whitby Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1275 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 98 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Whitby Bar and Restaurant

18 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street
    56th street between 5th and 6th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 1:30 pm–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Live Jazz Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, International, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    N R W to 5th Ave/59th StreetF to 57th Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Paris
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (646) 928-4207
  • Private party facilities
    The Whitby Hotel has three individually designed private rooms which are flexible in format and are ideal for a wide range of events. There is also a state-of-the-art screening theater seating 130 people. To enquire about an event please email: events@thewhitbyhotel.com
  • Private party contact
    Katina Sosa: (212) 586-5656
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