The Carnegie Club

(212) 957-9676 | View Website

156 West 56th St, New York, NY | Directions   10019

40.764325 -73.979294

Open Hours

Mon, Sun 4:30pm-1am

Tue-Sat 4:30pm-2am

 
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The Carnegie Club is a magnificent space that's both grand and intimate with a uniquely Gothic backdrop of hard-carved 18th century…

Reviews for The Carnegie Club

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

headquarters – great spot for a drink, a smoke and a conversation

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Attended friendly and pleasant social event there. – Attended a Baby Mason Cigar Black-Tie Social. Very nice. Check out story on Newsblaze: “Putting on the Ritz” with James Reichman

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

My favorite place – I've been coming here for a little over a year now. Actually, I've made The Carnegie Club my second home these past few months. I love this place. Anyone and everyone I introduce to the Club has had nothing but the best things to say about it. My sister, for example, is a non-smoker who found herself so comfortable and at ease here that she now frequents the place herself.

I take offense to the negative comments written about the wait staff here. They have been nothing but wonderful, gracious and welcoming.

My only qualm is that the cigar selection is very limited. While there is a cigar for whatever mood you may be in, there is simply only one cigar. HOWEVER, this is not a problem if you go to the cigar shop on 6th ave b/w 56th & 57th prior to entering the Club (but on the same day), as the Club will waive cutting charges for such cigars. They acknowledge the issue and provide a remedy. What more could you ask for?

Love it. Will keep going back.

Ali

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good after-work stopover... – Friends and I met at Carnegie a couple weeks ago after work, and one, who was wearing jeans with athletic shoes, was advised he wasn't welcome unless he was wearing proper shoes and a collared shirt. We ended up having to leave and go elsewhere, and were charged a $10 tobacco consumption fee. Not a big deal, but it wound up costing up far too much as a result for two drinks and a pack of Marlboro Lights for another friend of mine.

The space is nice, comfortable, well laid out and maintained and the staff is friendly and easy-going; aside from the smell of stale cigar smoke, it's an ideal destination especially after work for a cigar and a drink. It's a bit pricey, and they should have deleted that $10 fee, but otherwise, we'll go back and we'll enjoy our cigars and drinks there again without hesitation.,

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Response to Worst Staff Ever – I am quite surprised to discover such a negative review and personal attack of the staff at the Carnegie Club. I regularly visit and have found the staff extremely pleasant, professional and warm. I find the citicism of the "farmer" waitress with the glasses to be particularly unfounded and distorted. I have not encountered a more charming, gracious and helpful waitress ever. I suspect the complainant has other issues other than the demeanor of the staff. I laud them.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

NYC's Hidden Treasure!!!! – Last week my husband and I wondered into The Carnegie Club after a performance at Carnegie Hall. The place wasn't terribly crowded, but busy enough that we were inclined to stay. We were greeted upon entering the establishment by the manager, who was impressively dressed and very personable as he brought us to our table. Our waitress Kat was very kind and helpful as well! As per Kat's suggestion I had the Carnegie Cocktail (my new favorite drink!) while my husband enjoyed a nice scotch. I am not fond of smoke of any kind, yet surprisingly enough there must be some super secret ventilation system because I did not have a problem with it the entire time we were there! Even while my husband smoked his cigar sitting right next to me! I have attempted to join my husband at other cigar lounges in the city and have had to leave almost immediately, however this was not the case at Carnegie Club! All in all I have to say the staff was very friendly and the service was impeccable! Carnegie Club is a great place for anyone, whether for a quite drink or a stop on a night out with friends! My husband has been back three times within these last few weeks and we plan on celebrating our friends birthday there next Saturday night for the Sinatra show, which we have heard rave reviews!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Attention Smokers and Non-Smokers... – I HIGHLY disagree with the previous two reviews. My girlfriend and I stopped by on a Friday a few weeks ago for a couple of drinks and a cigar. The second we walked through the door, we were immediately greeted by an enthusiastic hostess with a huge smile on her face. She sat us and we were then approached by our very friendly waitress. She was very respectful and professional, and her knowledge of the cigars was quite impressive. My girlfriend is not a cigar smoker, and in fact, this was her first time ever trying one. Our server gave us a well detailed description of several of the cigars on the menu as to help my girlfriend find a suitable cigar for her first experience. Her recommendations were more than helpful and on point! Not only did my girlfriend enjoy her first cigar smoking experience, but she now wants to come back and try another one! In addition to the cigars, we were revisited by our server several times as to make sure we always had the drinks we needed. The busboys emptied our ashtrays, cleared our empty glasses, and even when our server checked on us, the busboys too would check on us to make sure we were comfortable and satisfied. The environment was relaxing and The As-Is Ensemble jazz band only made us stay longer for another round of drinks. I have recommended The Carnegie Club to several of my friends and they too have mentioned that their experience was nothing less than ours. We even came back on a Saturday to see the Sinatra show and our experience was exactly the same. Great service, entertaining music, and overall a wonderful atmosphere for a night out with friends.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Staff – I agree with the previous review. The staff was not up to par with the upscale Carnegie Club, it seems to have really deteriorated in the last few months. Note to the manager it might be time for a complete overhaul and a totally new staff.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst staff ever!!! – Last night as usual I went to Carnegie Club to enjoy nice relaxing evening with my girl,but instead I receive a rude service and an attitude from a waitress and a bartender who pretend to be a manager.One advice for the real manager:next time you hiring staff for this amazing cigar bar make sure that they are not farmers{waitress with the glasses and younger bartender who pretend to be a manager}and that they at least have some manners.The bartender approach me with the stupid question:"What's the problem?".This is not a question of a real manager.As I sad only a farmer can ask a customer such a thing.Advice to the owner:Sophisticated place like yours,deserve a better waitstaff.They give you bad reputation!!!!And with so many people looking for a job right now,you can find better people,that fit in your place!!!Besides that I love Carnegie Club,it's one of my favorite places,and I always recommended to the customers in my restaurant!!!But I"ll think for the next time!!One person that really deserves a respect is JOEL the busboy!very kind and helpful.I hope that you'll take a note,otherwise you losing customers,and I think now is the worst time for it!!!!!!!!!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

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