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The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen, New York, NY

The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen

4.5
4.5
37 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Step into sophisticated elegance of The Stinger. The restaurant, bar and lounge welcomes patrons with craft cocktails and a la carte breakfast and dinner menus. 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

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Lounge, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 3:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 803-4545

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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 / Times Square

  • Cross street

    44th St & 8th Ave

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal & Subway Station. ACE & 7 trains.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 37 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. FA

    FrancesA

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Restaurant Week 3 course dinner for $30 was delicious. Also, I loved the charcuterie board and craft cocktails.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and it was great!
  3. RC

    RobertC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Relaxed evening no rushing in and out , quiet yet busseling crowd. Food was great service even better. Great cocktails not your usual fare. We will be back for dinner or just drinks
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The espresso martinis are great
  5. S

    Susan

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! First time there, and will be back! Our waiter, Chris was excellent!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant to grab a bite and a drink before Broadway show. Outstanding creating signature cocktails menu. Food is tasty and delicious. Service is friendly, quick, and warm. It’s a hidden little gem in a busy Times Square area.
  7. AV

    AllisonV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited The Stinger for pre-Broadway drinks and light bites. It was the perfect spot - close to the theaters, attentive service and great atmosphere that wasn't too loud. Loved their cocktail menu which featured selections using honey from the bees on the hotel's rooftop!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at Stinger celebrating a birthday. The team was great helping us organize and made the night very fun!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything good
  10. p

    patch

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Did restaurant week,minimal choices but they were very good.Stinger cocktail so good,had a lovely server,overall very nice experiance !
  11. RM

    ReginaM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We can always rely on Stinger Bar to be a great time with delicious food, excellent creative cocktails (some super-enhanced with their rooftop honey) and great service. Friendly staff from the front door to final pass and lots of seating options. Beautiful environment. So glad to have Stinger Bar back!! Restaurant Week menu was delicious with great wine pairings - a great bargain. Kudos, once again!
  12. D

    Davidcnyc

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal.
  13. KM

    KimM

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Truly a cocktail bar but excellent food. Comfortable ambiance but nothing extra special. Not over the top with service.
  14. J

    Juli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! Few steps from Times Square. Love the atmosphere and food was delicious. Highly recommend the Smokin’ Sipper one of their signature drinks. Service 10/10
  15. J

    Jonathan

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They have a great selection of Californian wines, beer and amazing cocktails to enjoy with friends. I started coming back to the city and had to stay at the hotel a few times. They had a restaurant week menu with delicious fish paired with wine. Fair priced. We will definitely come back!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food. Sever very attentive and pleasant. Good music with outdoor views. Very attractive restaurant week menu @ $39. What an amazing opportunity. Thank you to the entire Stinger Team.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Not very formal for business lunch since they close tables and only leave high tops. No one really manages reservations there was my impression.
  18. WL

    WeLikeToDineOut

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    If you're concerned about restaurants in hotels this one might change your mind. It's been several iterations under Todd English and retains a cozy, almost homey vibe. We like the variety of seating options, from long high tables to clusters of cocktail tables with club chairs to round high tables and finally 'usual' restaurant seating in a separate area. This night the restaurant area was closed. On a winter night it's great to be in the sectional by the fireplace. There's an interesting but very expensive drink menu with drinks coming in 3 sizes plus a flight of 3. $9 for what's essentially a shot of a mixed drink it silly. The next size is double the price. Anyway, the food menu isn't large but there are some interesting options. We particularly liked the honey truffle shrimp dumplings and lobster guac as appetizers to share. They did a festive presentation for a birthday using the chocolate dome cake, which was delicious and perfect to share among 4 people who only wanted a taste. It was a pretty generous taste and several waiters arrived to sing. Lively atmosphere but you can hear the people at your table. Worth a try.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Perfect spot for appetizers and a drink. Lovely area to relax near fireplace before being seated. Not cheap but what we had was good.
  20. d

    daisyjena

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Arrived, table not ready. Only 6 menus in the entire restaurant??? Had to share 2 menus with 5 people. Ordered cocktails. Everyone’s delivered but 1. 10 minutes later we’re told can’t make the missing cocktail because there’s no mint.(If we didn’t flag waiter down we wouldn’t even know) Food meh. Short rib Quesadilla (ordered because great for sharing) was served as an egg roll?!?, turkey meat was lunch meat, black angus burger arrived well done. Only thing worth eating was blue cheese stuffed buffalo chicken meatball appetizer. Left The Stinger & went to The Haven rooftop bar, should have skipped the Stinger altogether
  21. s

    sueb

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Mediocre food and expensive drinks with a limited menu at the Intercontinental Times Square hotel
  22. DP

    DanielleP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After reading quite a few negative reviews on OpenTable, I was hesitant to attend. While it was true that they didn't seem to have a record of the reservation I made through OpenTable, the server told us we could sit at any open table so it wasn't a problem. The server was very funny and attentive and gave us great recommendations! The drinks were amazing and the food was great. I definitely recommend this place.
  23. SB

    SBH1

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Were told upon arrival that this is not a restaurant. It’s a bar.
  24. AP

    AlexP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Too expensive and they didn’t acknowledge our reservation using OpenTable.
  25. TG

    TinoG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My reservation was confirmed for 10 people yet when I arrived at the Stinger, it was closed for a private event and I was never notified ahead of time causing me to scramble for a different venue as my guests started to arrive. Very poor performance and form.
  26. JO

    JessicaO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Sadly was disappointed with this place. Ambiance was cool and drinks were enjoyable but service was quite terrible for a restaurant where you're spending $20 on a drink. Would not recommend dining here with all of the options in NYC.
  27. RP

    RebeccaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The best cocktails I've had almost anywhere. Service could have been a lot better. My date and I felt pretty ignored. There wasn't seating at the bar, and the bartender wouldn't let me order a drink after dinner and sit in the lounge with it.
  28. P

    Photohog

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    To be clear, this is a cocktail bar with food, not a restaurant. There are hi-top tables and low cocktail tables and nothing in between. The menu is more complicated than your normal bar food of burgers and sandwiches, but the quality was disappointing. We tried some of the shareables and found them all to be mediocre with too much sauce and all spicy. We had been to Todd English’s previous restaurant at this location a few times and were really disappointed by the difference. The service was also pretty poor when the place was not even half full. We won’t be back.
  29. C

    Caroline

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Everything was great but the service. Too few staff for the number of customers.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This is a hotel lobby restaurant.... nothing more. We arrived and there was no host. Waited for 10 minutes before flagging a waiter. He said we could sit up at one of the high top tables which are self seating (we booked a standard table). Food was mediocre and over priced. Way too noisy as well. Tons of better restaurants in Nyc. Save your time and money and go somewhere else.
  31. MC

    MichaelC

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    They said that they don’t use Open Table.
  32. BC

    BucksCoEater

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Meh! Don’t bother.
  33. MC

    MichelleC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Overall great place but because we were tucked away at the back of bar high top seating, I felt we were a little ignored with service.
  34. y

    yonena

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Located in the Intercontinental Hotel on 44th Street, this quiet cocktail lounge has generous drinks, good service and a great menu. The food choices were awesome and the tartin dessert was worth all the calories.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Convenient oasis in midtown away from the crowds and madness. Discrete service was appreciated.
  36. GL

    GLow

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Ate here before when it was Ca Va and had a great dining experience. Now as Stinger it's really a bar/lounge that serves food. Yes, they had a table reserved for me, but there is no hostess, no one seems to know what's going on, they really have only bar/lounge tables, the server said it's basically open seating, the front door is locked (you can only enter from the hotel lobby now)...I don't know why they're still on OpenTable and why they're still taking reservations. The food was interesting and OK, but way overpriced. The cocktails and wine were first-rate, but also on the expensive side. Our server was quite pleasant, but clearly had too many tables to handle efficiently.
  37. s

    ssbelltx

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    So when I arrived I found most of the restaurant closed for a private party. I spoke to the manager and he gave us a tall table, which was ok. My complaint is the hot food was cold. The mezze plate was very good. The dumplings arrived luke warm and even the replacement wasn't much warmer (although we 100% appreciate the effort of our waiter). The pizza was underdone in the middle and luke warm. We were told the bread pudding was served hot, it was not even luke warm. We sent it back. The waiter was attentive and helpful, but the kitchen was the main issue. Sadly the manager didn't even come by to apologize. I don't think I would recommend this place for anything other than a drink. Being that this is Todd English, it was disappointing.

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The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 37 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


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 / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 3:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Lounge, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal & Subway Station. ACE & 7 trains.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 803-4545

  • 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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