Employees Only

(212) 242-3021 | View Website

510 Hudson St, New York, NY | Directions   10014

40.733469 -74.006209

Open Hours

Daily, 6pm-3:30am

 
Restaurants, Bars & Clubs, Bars & Pubs  more

More Categories: Neighborhood Bars, Cafes

Bar & Club Special Features: After Work, Late-Night Scene, Outdoor Seating, Romantic Nightlife, Specialty Cocktails

Bar & Pub Special Features: Bar Food, Martinis

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: West Village, Downtown

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Great West Village location and terrific food without attitude make Employees Only a favorite.

Menu
Oysters On The Half Shell, Bacon Wrapped Lamb Chops, Braised Octopus, Ricotta Gnocchi, Bone Marrow Poppers, Hand-cut Steak Tartar, Charcuterie, Cheese Plate, Caviar Board, Cucumber & Radish Salad... more

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Recommends

West Village favorite EO is intimate or wild, depending on the night. Check out Silky Sundays for a cocktail pajama party and burlesque at midnight.

Recommends

An accessible cocktail menu features long drinks and fancy cocktails, while the cool '20s vibe makes it perfect for covert conversations.

Employees Only
Recommends

Anywhere that charges me $16 for a fluffy martini and is WORTH it gets my vote.

Recommends

The place that got the speakeasy trend started still has some of the best cocktails in town, along with a suprisingly original, Croatian-inflected menu courtesy of chef Julia Jaksic. The crowd gets oppressive though.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great mix of Food and Drinks – A bunch of us split appetizers while we had a few cocktails before we went out. For food I'd suggest the mussels and gnocchi. For drinks I'd go with a Manhattan, but The bartenders here are pretty on point so you could ask them to make you something based on the kind of drinks you like and they will make you something awesome.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

NEVER WEITE A COMPLAIN IN MY LIFE BUT THIS TIME... – WHILE HAVING A DRINK AT THE COUNTER

AFTER WAITNG 20 MINUTES FOR 1 gintonic

AND A COUPLE OF DRINKS FOR FRIENDS OF MINE

AFTER A HUGE OVERTIP

I HAVE TO HEAR UNPLEASANTLY THE BARTENDER NOT TO USE NO MORE THAN 1 NAPKIN ?????

OUT OF YOUR MIND ?????????

I WILL REPORT TO EVERY NETWORK IN TOWN !

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

bad food, worse service – went for dinner and drinks with friends. i wasn't drinking, but everyone else liked their drinks. my fiance and i both ordered the seared prime rib. hers was ridiculously fatty...to the point where she couldn't get to the steak. it was unappetizing to say the least. she sent it back with the waitress, who first tried to "teach" us that it's a fatty cut of meat. granted-but mine wasn't nearly as fatty. she took it to the chef who offered to carve it...my fiance declined stating she had lost her appetite. a fifteen minute conversation/argument ensued with the waitress pressing us to take the carved steak. after we ultimately declined and returned to our edible dinners and drinks another staff member brought us the carved steak in a to go bag stating they just didn't want it to go to waste. annoying as this was, it would have been somewhat appropriate if it was an apologetic measure. turns out they just wanted to justify CHARGING us for the steak. when we protested yet again, the chef stormed to the table, snatched the bag and exclaimed "I'll eat it!" Finally we got the manager to remove the charge...and exited with another argument with the waitress. 100% unacceptable...and stupid when you consider we were spending $500 and the steak was $39.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great atmosphere and accommodating staff – This weekend I threw my friend a bachelorette party and we decided to have dinner at Employees Only. I was allowed to decorate the table (with inappropriately shaped confetti, natch) and the servers kept coming up to the table and admiring the gifts. They seemed as excited about the party as we were! They were kind and accommodating throughout the meal. Speaking of the meal, it was delicious, and complemented well by the yummy cocktails. They were a bit pricy, I'm not going to lie, and we all ended up spending more than we wanted to, but I think it was worth it for the special time we had.

I almost forgot, they have a psychic who does palm and tarot readings... she was so, so, but it was a fun treat anyway. Great spot for bachelorette parties!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not worth your time – This bar sells itself as an after work hangout, but acts like some pretentious meatpacker club. The door staff is incredibly rude, and the service inside is positively wretched. If you want good drinks but not to be treated horridly, go to one of the many other top notch bars in the area.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

BEST COCKTAILS – cao i veliki pozdrav za sve vas u baru.zovem se nebojsa marinkovic i bio sam na predavanju kod dusana zarica pre otprilike 7 meseci u srbiji.to predavanje mi je bas pomoglo u daljem obavljanju posla barmena i veoma sam zahvalan.posto bih hteo da se usavrsavam dalje,zanima me da li mogu tu doci na obuku pa bih i u najboljem slucaju radio negde u new yorku... imam 23 godine,radio sam u hotelu hyatt,na prekookeanskom brodu i par nocnih klubova... ako nesto moze da se uradi evo e -mail nebojsam66@gmail. c o m HVALA I POZDRAV ZA DULETA

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst bar in the West Village – That photo above shows the ENTIRE bar. It is VERY small and extremely crowded. Crowded full of pretentious d-bags. And it's overpriced. Don't waste your time if you actually want to enjoy your evening.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Don't be impressed by their stars. It looks like the Bouncer is the Owner of the place! – Not impressed, rude bouncer and if you are a bit drunk then you'll get charged for somethings that you didn't even ordered, hopping you are too drunk to realize. I've been to this place many times at the beginning when they were more down to earth and it was nice back then, but now the different is colossal. I don't appreciate my friend being mistreated, even when I am the one expending over $1000 in drinks. I don't care about money as long as the service food, and drink are in accordance with what I am spending. Don't be impressed by their stars since they got then back when they were good, back in 2007, but if you check now how many stars they've gotten in 2008, you'll see the difference.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

FABULOUS! – I went for a friends birthday here a couple of weeks ago...the host, wait staff, bartenders and door men could not have been more friendly! After having one of the best drinks I have ever had, we sat down for dinner which was nothing short of perfect! The service was fantastic, the atmosphere had a great vibe and everything was just wonderful! I highly recommend this place, they certainly deserve 5 stars, everything was so great...I will be back again soon!!!! I recommend the mushroom nocchi for an app, the organic chicken was to die for as an entree and do not skip dessert...the chocolate cheescake is completely sinful! Can't wiat to get back there...only negative was the tarot card reader was awful, but atleast she was friendly!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

good drinks, good fun – I always have a good time at Employees Only. The drinks are great, the staff is friendly and the crowd is fun. What's not to like?

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