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About Seamstress

New Upper East Side Bar & Restaurant from Josh Mazza and Steve Laycock of The Gilroy. Cocktails featured by Pamela Wiznitzer of the Dead Rabbit and food from Ducks Eatery's Will Horowitz.

339 E. 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 2:00am
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 4:00am

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 288-8033

Website:
http://seamstressny.com/

Public Transit:
6 Train to 77th Street

Seamstress Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
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Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Tapas (4)
Seasonal (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

I had the smoked fried chicken and it was amazing!
I know my fried chicken , the smoke adds a wonderful layer ! Also the biscuit with chili honey excellent as well.
The jicama salad very good, enough to share!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Place is a bit drafty. Dress warmly on a cold day.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went for drinks, terrible service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great place with great cocktails.
All the staff were great and polite...with the exception of the front hostess.
On a freezing night he gave us a table close to the door which was very cold! We had to eat our dinner with our coats on. Even after some begging he could not be bothered to do anything (even if we could all see that there were other tables available).

Overall an excellent place, with good atmosphere.
Unfortunately for us the hostess spoiled our night...but that's bad luck I guess

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Loved this restaurant. Small but very cozy and quaint. Two booths near the door are a little tough with the cold weather - restaurant management knew that and actually came over to move our table - great customer service! Would absolutely go back! Tapas-style/sharing dining.
Potatoes, calamari, cauliflower, risotto were delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

They tried to seat us at a cocktail table for dinner. It was too loud. The food was not great at best.. I would not go back.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great place with amazing cocktails. Ambiance is intimate and cozy

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was my first time at Seamstress. I was drawn to try it because of the singular, creative cocktail list and approach to the mixology. It did not disappoint. Really ingenious, tasty cocktails, made with expertise and care. The food was also quite well prepared--the yard bird and the steak were excellent, as was the mix of cheeses and meats. The Oysters were fresh, too. The menu, though small in choices, was diverse and mighty delicious. I would go back again and was glad to have made the discovery. I recommend it without hesitancy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was very ggod, the service lovely and not as loud as we feared so we were able to have a conversation. I’ll be returning.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I hate to be negative but I have to be honest, the food at this restaurant was inedible and I'm not a picky eater. This restaurant has lovely decor and the staff is nice. However our main courses were inedible. The yard bird, which came highly recommended, tasted like it was soaked in liquid smoke and covered in barbeque chip spice. The chicken breast was mushy, the fish overcooked. Our server, though friendly, was unable to open a bottle of wine. He did not ask why our food was untouched, which really surprised me. We had read very positive online reviews of this place, so either our standards are very high or something strange is going on. But paying $60 when 3 oysters and the wine were the only things I ingested was pretty tough to swallow.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I guess this shows the difference between most UESiders average age and the younger crowd. Think we were the only people above 40 there, and clearly food isn't the top attraction, somewhat eclectic menu, but looks more interesting than it is. Not for us again, but if you are 35 or less, probably OK.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

It took forever to receive our meals, the food was good, but the length of time it took to be served was very surprising for a restaurant that had such glowing remarks. I have dined all over the city and was surprised by the lack of attention or awareness that it took ages to serve our meals. Our waitress was not attentive and acted more embarrassed that I had asked her why our meals were taking so long. As well, there was absolutely no air-conditioning, it was so warm we were all perspiring, make-up running, hair flat...VERY UNPLEASANT...the fact that someone was obviously reeking of marijuana did nothing to alleviate the agony of dining here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Just great!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As long as you’re OK with being in a place that’s so noisy you cannot have a conversation, it’s fine. Hostess was outstanding. Bartender was the best. Server was outstanding. Food was very good but not a lot of choice. Strip steak was a bit chewy but delicious. Cauliflower was amazing. Not crazy about how dark the room was and then each table has a blinding little kerosine lamp. All in all it’s popular hot spot which everyone loves. Just not for me.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were excited to try this restaurant. Overall, it was good and we'd like to go back. However, the portions were small (we ordered fish) and should have ordered more sides than we did. The food was very good. The 2 cocktails we ordered in the sour category were disappointing. They had too many ingredients and no single discernible flavor.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Dinner was great! The baked Alaska was highly recommended but we were disappointed. Cake was very dry.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was ok, cocktails were fine. The place tries to be more than it really is (ordered the Rissoto dish - it was basically just rice with butter, not a lot of taste and definitely prepared by someone that doesn't know what Rissoto it. We ordered a few cocktails - each had a long description - but actually the taste and presentation were very basic and not very interesting). Nice place considering there are not many cool options in the upper East . Service was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

A great time, but definitely neglected by our waiter. I could have had five drinks but only had two because I was not asked or even checked in on for 30 minutes at a time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good cocktails/mediocre food. Slow service.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was very dry. Obviously sat under heat lamps. My lemon on my duck was brittle.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

We got surprise with the place... really enjoy it. The appetizers are very good!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Enjoyed Seamstress for a double date. The food was good, though I don't think you get that much for the price, what we had was excellent. Drinks were also excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great waitress

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great cocktails and food. Wonderful service.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food. Excellent oysters at a good price for happy hour

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Would be happy to go here again. Great date spot, reasonable prices and attentive staff. Highly recommend

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Really lovely fun bar with a cool vibe and really delicious drinks

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Randomly found this restaurant on Opentable b/c it had a reservation open at the time we wanted for a last minute date night with my husband and we were VERY pleasantly surprised! The service was exceptional! They are known for their cocktails and they were on point, delicious and the presentation of each cocktail was impressive. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the cheese board and oysters to start. I had the codfish and my husband had the yard bird. The Yard bird was actually not just fried but smoked, very different and my husband said it was the best fried chicken he has ever eaten! Even as simple as the crispy potato wedges....soooooo good! We already told all our friend son the UES they must try Seamstress! Loved it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Brandi provided amazing service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Downtown restaurant meets 1st avenue in the upper east side. Great atmosphere, knowledgeable and awesome staff, one of the best drink menus around. Highly recommend for a date, or a drink with a friend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had a terrific meal all around. The waitress was warm and very helpful and the food was really really good. One person in our group had been here before and recommended the fried cauliflower and biscuits with honey and both were a big hit with our group. The oysters were really fresh and tasty too ... everything we ordered (and we totally over ordered!) was good enough to order again. I'm looking forward to returning. Wish I lived closer so I could be a regular.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Limited menu. Limited beers (no lager). No coffe. No ketchup! It is nice ambiance maybe for s drink but no more. The chef apparently has lots of rules about what to serve unfortunately the ruled and my taste do not coincide.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

I loved it! Drinks are really good (love the list of options). Very happy with food and service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Really enjoyed it. Drinks were good and moderately priced. Ordered a few appetizers that I didn't enjoy. Ambiance and service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We had a lovely time at the rosè bar! The service got rather slow as the bar got busier, but overall we really liked the bartender. Highly recommend the cheese plate!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great cocktails

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Nice spot. Great waitstaff and good pour on the wine. Delicious oysters and potatoe wedges were huge but good!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This place was perfect for a friends' get together. Great ambiance, good food, delicious wine (the cocktails menu looked great too), and easy to carry a nice conversation w/o having to compete with music.

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Mostly come here for cocktails. Great cocktail menu and speakeasy type of feel. Happy hour is the best deal. $1 oysters and $10 cocktails. Food is decent. We tried most of the appetizers and my favorite was their okra. The fried yardbird was amazing. Very crisp and flavoring was on point. Duck was pretty burnt and would not recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

My second time visiting and purposely selected this restaurant for both cocktails and food.
Too noisy and the there wasn't a big selection in entrees to entice everyone.
Worst part was the AC stopped working and the temp just get going up and we became pools of sweat which made dining and celebrating uncomfortable. The service and personnel were very friendly and accommodating. I'd give this another try if I was in the neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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