Redemption Cocktail Lounge and Cafe

★★★★☆
Part bar, part lounge, part cafe, this eye-catching spot offers a little bit of everything.
  • 1003 2nd Ave

    New York, NY 10022

    Cross street: 53rd Street

    Map & Directions
  • 212-319-4545

About Redemption Cocktail Lounge and Cafe

Hours
Daily 11:30am-4am

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This place is horrible. I ordered some drinks for me an a friend and spend the time listening to him vent about work while he nurses his drink. Being I'm looking after my friend I finish my drinks and let him nurse his for the rest of the

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This place is horrible. I ordered some drinks for me an a friend and spend the time listening to him vent about work while he nurses his drink. Being I'm looking after my friend I finish my drinks and let him nurse his for the rest of the

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I love this place! Been going here for years, bartenders change, chef changes, but the food is always great!! Best Bar Food in NY!! Lunch is great!! They have drinks specials!! WooHoo!!

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★★★★★

I love this place! Been going here for years, bartenders change, chef changes, but the food is always great!! Best Bar Food in NY!! Lunch is great!! They have drinks specials!! WooHoo!!

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Redemption will be hosting Redskins fans for the 2010-2011 regular season. For more information, go to www.redemptionnyc dot c0m or see the Facebook page for NYC Redskins Fans.

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★★★★★

Redemption will be hosting Redskins fans for the 2010-2011 regular season. For more information, go to www.redemptionnyc dot c0m or see the Facebook page for NYC Redskins Fans.

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a few nights ago i went into redemption with some friends, it would be an understatement if i say i "got a bit drunk." i ended up leaving my purse (phone, wallet, credit cards, money, camera, etc..) at the bar when we left. in the frantic search to retrace my steps from the night before to try and relocate it, a call to redemption settled my worries. they had my purse!! when i went to retrieve it, i could not believe EVERYTHING was still in there. not a dime stolen...the girl who brought the purse to me said a bus boy turned it in. i cant imagine this happening often, usually i am not so lucky. but thank god for the staff at redemption for being beyond helpful in finding, holding, and returning my purse for me!! life savers!!

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★★★★★

a few nights ago i went into redemption with some friends, it would be an understatement if i say i "got a bit drunk." i ended up leaving my purse (phone, wallet, credit cards, money, camera, etc..) at the bar when we left. in the frantic search to retrace my steps from the night before to try and relocate it, a call to redemption settled my worries. they had my purse!! when i went to retrieve it, i could not believe EVERYTHING was still in there. not a dime stolen...the girl who brought the purse to me said a bus boy turned it in. i cant imagine this happening often, usually i am not so lucky. but thank god for the staff at redemption for being beyond helpful in finding, holding, and returning my purse for me!! life savers!!

Pros: extremely helpful staff

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This bar is always a fun place to be, with the friendly employees and great music always playing, Its never overwhelming or abnoxious. I love coming here with friends or a boy :) The hummus and spniach dip is my favorite, but the food is suprisingly aweome for a bar. Plus the fun cocktails and sweet happy hour specials are affordable, I would deff recommend hanging out at redemption

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★★★★★

This bar is always a fun place to be, with the friendly employees and great music always playing, Its never overwhelming or abnoxious. I love coming here with friends or a boy :) The hummus and spniach dip is my favorite, but the food is suprisingly aweome for a bar. Plus the fun cocktails and sweet happy hour specials are affordable, I would deff recommend hanging out at redemption

Pros: Service, people, food, drinks!

Cons: ?

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I would never recommend this bar to anybody. Horrible place, you are better off going somewhere else. Don't waste your money here!

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★☆☆☆☆

I would never recommend this bar to anybody. Horrible place, you are better off going somewhere else. Don't waste your money here!

Cons: everything- the staff, service, drinks

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I love coming to Redemption for Brunch. They have a great menu and a great brunch deal. $20 with 2 mimosas!
I have never had to wait long to get a table and the service is always great.
I also have come in after work for the happy hour. The bar is always full. There are usually more men than women which is always a plus for me. Even when the bar is crazy, the waitress and bartenders still get drinks in an efficient manner. Plus the cocktails never taste watered down.
Bottom line is; its a great after work bar, with the bonus of having an excellent brunch!

2
★★★★★

I love coming to Redemption for Brunch. They have a great menu and a great brunch deal. $20 with 2 mimosas!
I have never had to wait long to get a table and the service is always great.
I also have come in after work for the happy hour. The bar is always full. There are usually more men than women which is always a plus for me. Even when the bar is crazy, the waitress and bartenders still get drinks in an efficient manner. Plus the cocktails never taste watered down.
Bottom line is; its a great after work bar, with the bonus of having an excellent brunch!

Pros: Good food, music, and drinks

Cons: can get crowded

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I really love redemption and they have never let me down. It's the bar I always go to or take my friend's to when we can't figure out where to go. It's a cute bar, not dingy. Nice looking crowd but not uncomfortably posh/trendy. The staff is always nice, no cover and there is never a dumb line to get it, though sometimes it does get too crowded. I have never eaten the food there but the drinks are made well. The best thing about this place is the great music. They always have a great mix going and while there isn't really a dance floor, people are usually dancing.

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★★★★☆

I really love redemption and they have never let me down. It's the bar I always go to or take my friend's to when we can't figure out where to go. It's a cute bar, not dingy. Nice looking crowd but not uncomfortably posh/trendy. The staff is always nice, no cover and there is never a dumb line to get it, though sometimes it does get too crowded. I have never eaten the food there but the drinks are made well. The best thing about this place is the great music. They always have a great mix going and while there isn't really a dance floor, people are usually dancing.

Pros: Great music, Chill crowd, Nice staff

Cons: Sometimes too crowded but definitely not on a regular basis

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After living on the East Side of Manhattan for 3 years now, Redemption has never once disappointed me. I used to live in the neighborhood of Turtle Bay, but even after I moved to the UES I continue to come back to Redemption. The atmosphere is classy and sophisticated, but the drinks are not over priced. Plus, their weekly specials are crazy good deals. I've also taken clients to dinner there and we always rave about the food - SO much better than dingy bar food!

And if it's not the prices or food or atmosphere that you're worried about, ladies I urge you to come check out the MENNNNN. I've never stood at the bar for more than 5 min without a guy offering to buy me a drink. But the guys are never sleezy like in other places - it's all respectable Manhattan businessmen and locals. I've met several of my boyfriends at redemption ;) OH! And I threw my best friend's surprise birthday party there last year in their private White Room - she absolutely loved it. I was able to purchase trays of food ahead of time, and they didn't even charge me to rent the room! It's rare to find a bar in this city that is CONSISTENTLY STELLAR, which is why I'm such a fan :)

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★★★★★

After living on the East Side of Manhattan for 3 years now, Redemption has never once disappointed me. I used to live in the neighborhood of Turtle Bay, but even after I moved to the UES I continue to come back to Redemption. The atmosphere is classy and sophisticated, but the drinks are not over priced. Plus, their weekly specials are crazy good deals. I've also taken clients to dinner there and we always rave about the food - SO much better than dingy bar food!

And if it's not the prices or food or atmosphere that you're worried about, ladies I urge you to come check out the MENNNNN. I've never stood at the bar for more than 5 min without a guy offering to buy me a drink. But the guys are never sleezy like in other places - it's all respectable Manhattan businessmen and locals. I've met several of my boyfriends at redemption ;) OH! And I threw my best friend's surprise birthday party there last year in their private White Room - she absolutely loved it. I was able to purchase trays of food ahead of time, and they didn't even charge me to rent the room! It's rare to find a bar in this city that is CONSISTENTLY STELLAR, which is why I'm such a fan :)

Pros: Amazing Happy Hours, Hot Crowd, Classy Place

Cons: Wish I still lived in the neighborhood

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Yo! This Party Place is off the chain! We rolled in about 6 people deep and texted all our friends to get down to redemption. By nights end, we were 18 people thick. This Halloween party was popping! the chicks are unreal. They hire the best looking staff and dopest crowd ever. I mean crazy hot girls and cheap strong drinks. The music is hands down, better than any club in Jersey or Long Island. I haven't been to that many NYC clubs but this Jessica Simpson look a like girl rocked it. I heard Halloween in Manhattan is supposed to be off the chain, but this was way over our expectations. Yo-if this place does it like this on other nights besides halloween, they're the greatest club out there. We all hooked up, got our drink on, and partied like rock stars. Too bad L.I.R.R didn't add xtra trains that night.

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★★★★★

Yo! This Party Place is off the chain! We rolled in about 6 people deep and texted all our friends to get down to redemption. By nights end, we were 18 people thick. This Halloween party was popping! the chicks are unreal. They hire the best looking staff and dopest crowd ever. I mean crazy hot girls and cheap strong drinks. The music is hands down, better than any club in Jersey or Long Island. I haven't been to that many NYC clubs but this Jessica Simpson look a like girl rocked it. I heard Halloween in Manhattan is supposed to be off the chain, but this was way over our expectations. Yo-if this place does it like this on other nights besides halloween, they're the greatest club out there. We all hooked up, got our drink on, and partied like rock stars. Too bad L.I.R.R didn't add xtra trains that night.

Pros: Waitresses

Cons: out of the way from where i live

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This is a small bar with a small dance floor. The food at this place was decent. The atmosphere is chill. I think this is a great place for Happy Hour, a place to chat and enjoy music.

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★★★☆☆

This is a small bar with a small dance floor. The food at this place was decent. The atmosphere is chill. I think this is a great place for Happy Hour, a place to chat and enjoy music.

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Really? this place is a big deal? Meh, i didn't think so. Went on a Friday night and it was crowded, duh.. I will say the following in my internet monotone voice There are a lot of beers. Wow. Continue in normal voice Perhaps this is just not my scene, which is why I'm drinking on the hatorade. SD isn't bad-it's just not moi.

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★★★☆☆

Really? this place is a big deal? Meh, i didn't think so. Went on a Friday night and it was crowded, duh.. I will say the following in my internet monotone voice There are a lot of beers. Wow. Continue in normal voice Perhaps this is just not my scene, which is why I'm drinking on the hatorade. SD isn't bad-it's just not moi.

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They had a hot DJ on Friday night. (Its was a girl btw). She actually has SKILL and is SEXIE as HELL oh yea an Bartenders think its scores.

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★★☆☆☆

They had a hot DJ on Friday night. (Its was a girl btw). She actually has SKILL and is SEXIE as HELL oh yea an Bartenders think its scores.

Pros: Music

Cons: Just don't go with a date

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They don't buy anything back, add the gratuity onto you bill, and hope that you are drunk enough so that you won't notice.
They had no coat check last Friday and it was freezing and raining, but the manager was nice enough to take our coats and put in his office.
It was also cramped.
The bartenders aren't especially friendly but they apparently produced a sweet calendar.

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★★☆☆☆

They don't buy anything back, add the gratuity onto you bill, and hope that you are drunk enough so that you won't notice.
They had no coat check last Friday and it was freezing and raining, but the manager was nice enough to take our coats and put in his office.
It was also cramped.
The bartenders aren't especially friendly but they apparently produced a sweet calendar.

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Redemption is a bit of a twist btwn modern bar/Irish bar but, it does it well. Happy hour specials include $5 martinis of some sort and beers. The times I've been there wait service has been nothing but nice. Although, I disapprove of the obvious management imposed dress code for cocktail waitresses (which I'm sure is geared at all the hard-working males in midtown east), I still like the place. I would change that fun fact but, otherwise, I'm happy.

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★★★★☆

Redemption is a bit of a twist btwn modern bar/Irish bar but, it does it well. Happy hour specials include $5 martinis of some sort and beers. The times I've been there wait service has been nothing but nice. Although, I disapprove of the obvious management imposed dress code for cocktail waitresses (which I'm sure is geared at all the hard-working males in midtown east), I still like the place. I would change that fun fact but, otherwise, I'm happy.

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So I get to Redemption for a real good friend's 24th birthday party. The price was right, the drinks were good, and the atmosphere excellent. The night was going awesome, until this joke of a manager made his appearance. I was at an open bar from 9-1, and I had some friends meeting around 12, who obviously weren't going to pay the 40$ for an open bar. I asked the manager if they can come up to our area, and he gets all aggressive and goes "NO BRACELET, NOT ENTRY". I responded kindly, " This is one of my best friend's birthday parties, and I don't want to just hang out at the bar with my other friends". He responded, "Then go somewhere else".

Ok, so here I am, spending money at your bar along with all my friends, and you have the nerve to be a completely rude to me when I'm just trying to have fun, and give the bar more business. Where is this guy from? Who would ever trust him with their property and business? He must the owner's nephew or something like that. He was also flirting with all the girls, and was obviously trashed.

Apparently this bar doesn't need my money, so i will never go back their again. They potentially missed out on god knows how much more money from me and my friends in the years to come ( If this place manages to stay open that long).

Advice to the owner: can this waste of space, he couldn't run a lemonade stand in the desert, or even if he did, he'd probably turn customers away.

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★☆☆☆☆

So I get to Redemption for a real good friend's 24th birthday party. The price was right, the drinks were good, and the atmosphere excellent. The night was going awesome, until this joke of a manager made his appearance. I was at an open bar from 9-1, and I had some friends meeting around 12, who obviously weren't going to pay the 40$ for an open bar. I asked the manager if they can come up to our area, and he gets all aggressive and goes "NO BRACELET, NOT ENTRY". I responded kindly, " This is one of my best friend's birthday parties, and I don't want to just hang out at the bar with my other friends". He responded, "Then go somewhere else".

Ok, so here I am, spending money at your bar along with all my friends, and you have the nerve to be a completely rude to me when I'm just trying to have fun, and give the bar more business. Where is this guy from? Who would ever trust him with their property and business? He must the owner's nephew or something like that. He was also flirting with all the girls, and was obviously trashed.

Apparently this bar doesn't need my money, so i will never go back their again. They potentially missed out on god knows how much more money from me and my friends in the years to come ( If this place manages to stay open that long).

Advice to the owner: can this waste of space, he couldn't run a lemonade stand in the desert, or even if he did, he'd probably turn customers away.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Manager

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I've been a patron of Redemption several times. On Friday 9/28/2007, I met a group of mixed friends (black and white) at the bar. We were astounded at the blatant 'profiling' that occurred. There were several gentlemen in the restaurant wearing hats. However, my friend (black) was singled out and asked to remove his. When we asked the manager to show us any indication of a public posting baring hats, he became truculent. When we asked him why the other custormers were not asked to remove their hats, he became even more belligerent. The irony is that he asked the bouncer (black) to carry out actions (asking us to leave) that were clearly motivated by race. No self-respecting minority should even consider going to Redemption. Moreover, any caucasian patrons that frequent this place should realize they are supporting bigotry and antiquated ideologies that belong to a bygone era in US history.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been a patron of Redemption several times. On Friday 9/28/2007, I met a group of mixed friends (black and white) at the bar. We were astounded at the blatant 'profiling' that occurred. There were several gentlemen in the restaurant wearing hats. However, my friend (black) was singled out and asked to remove his. When we asked the manager to show us any indication of a public posting baring hats, he became truculent. When we asked him why the other custormers were not asked to remove their hats, he became even more belligerent. The irony is that he asked the bouncer (black) to carry out actions (asking us to leave) that were clearly motivated by race. No self-respecting minority should even consider going to Redemption. Moreover, any caucasian patrons that frequent this place should realize they are supporting bigotry and antiquated ideologies that belong to a bygone era in US history.

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I've had two consecutive birthday celebrations here. The first one was average, went off without a hitch. The second one started with a hitch. - They hadn't gotten the private room ready for my party which really annoyed me. BUT they made a great comeback, with their excellent waitress (I feel terrible for forgetting her name) and quick clean up of the private room. The renovated room is SO cosy, comfortable and great for parties of around 30. Totally recommend going there!!!

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★★★★★

I've had two consecutive birthday celebrations here. The first one was average, went off without a hitch. The second one started with a hitch. - They hadn't gotten the private room ready for my party which really annoyed me. BUT they made a great comeback, with their excellent waitress (I feel terrible for forgetting her name) and quick clean up of the private room. The renovated room is SO cosy, comfortable and great for parties of around 30. Totally recommend going there!!!

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O.M.G.!!!!!!!! I am a total club girl (love Webster Hall) but this place is the BEST! The food is yummy and talk about hotties! O.M.G.!!! Check out the owners- 2 DIE 4. The owners are sooooo nice also- always buying us drinks. Forget the clubs- this is the only place I will spend my daddy's $$ and I won't dare venture to any other bar. And talk about class- this place has it all and then some. All the guys in their suits are so cute, that I don't mind giving out my # to them. I just have so much fun when I'm here.

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★★★★★

O.M.G.!!!!!!!! I am a total club girl (love Webster Hall) but this place is the BEST! The food is yummy and talk about hotties! O.M.G.!!! Check out the owners- 2 DIE 4. The owners are sooooo nice also- always buying us drinks. Forget the clubs- this is the only place I will spend my daddy's $$ and I won't dare venture to any other bar. And talk about class- this place has it all and then some. All the guys in their suits are so cute, that I don't mind giving out my # to them. I just have so much fun when I'm here.

Pros: What's not to adore at Redemption??

Cons: Can we say NOTHING?

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Slow service, didn't get what we ordered, mediocre food. Went for lunch on a weekday. It took over 45 minutes to get our food and there were only six other tables being served. Ordered coke and water, got 2 cokes. Ordered a burger medium well, it was medium rare. The fries were good but that doesn't make up for the rest. Definitely won't go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Slow service, didn't get what we ordered, mediocre food. Went for lunch on a weekday. It took over 45 minutes to get our food and there were only six other tables being served. Ordered coke and water, got 2 cokes. Ordered a burger medium well, it was medium rare. The fries were good but that doesn't make up for the rest. Definitely won't go back.

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Don't bother going to this place. It is packed with young guys who don't know any better and the girls who are just as pathetic. It is so sad that these guys actually think that they got game, but in reality all they have on is a bad suit and a raging hard *n. Don't bother going.

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't bother going to this place. It is packed with young guys who don't know any better and the girls who are just as pathetic. It is so sad that these guys actually think that they got game, but in reality all they have on is a bad suit and a raging hard *n. Don't bother going.

Pros: um......NOTHING

Cons: everything- people, atmosphere, drinks,service and the noise

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I went to another bar on the 2nd Ave strip tonight and needless to say, it wasn't Redemption. I really wasted my money. Redemption is so much cooler than all the other frat bars in the area. I like Redemption for the staff and customers that just seem to "get it" more.Everyone in there just seems nicer and like there really having a good time getting a buzz on. Plus they got hot Dj Stacy Stylez. on the one's and two's. Next time I go out on the 2nd ave strip I won't be as dumb as I was tonight.Redemption.

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★★★★☆

I went to another bar on the 2nd Ave strip tonight and needless to say, it wasn't Redemption. I really wasted my money. Redemption is so much cooler than all the other frat bars in the area. I like Redemption for the staff and customers that just seem to "get it" more.Everyone in there just seems nicer and like there really having a good time getting a buzz on. Plus they got hot Dj Stacy Stylez. on the one's and two's. Next time I go out on the 2nd ave strip I won't be as dumb as I was tonight.Redemption.

Pros: better than the other 2nd ave rip offs

Cons: ?

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I have been to many bars in NYC but Redemption is the best time I have ever had. I went after work to work to meet some friends. The bar had a great crowd. We decided to grab some dinner. The food was just great. I had such a phenominal time that I booked my friends birthday party and my company xmas party there. All were GREAT and went off with out a hitch. The staff is warm and friendly and the music is awesome. I have no desire or reason to go anywhere else when I go out. It is a must when u are in the area. Period.

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★★★★★

I have been to many bars in NYC but Redemption is the best time I have ever had. I went after work to work to meet some friends. The bar had a great crowd. We decided to grab some dinner. The food was just great. I had such a phenominal time that I booked my friends birthday party and my company xmas party there. All were GREAT and went off with out a hitch. The staff is warm and friendly and the music is awesome. I have no desire or reason to go anywhere else when I go out. It is a must when u are in the area. Period.

Pros: Staff, Food, Crowd, Atmosphere

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I went ro redemption despite the negative reviews. There weren't many people in there and now I know why. The manager seemed to be the only one having fun in the place. He was inebriated and slurring his words. I will never go back to that place. YUCK!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went ro redemption despite the negative reviews. There weren't many people in there and now I know why. The manager seemed to be the only one having fun in the place. He was inebriated and slurring his words. I will never go back to that place. YUCK!

Pros: food

Cons: drunk manager no customers

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I had my engagement party here and the new menu and staff were awesome. Everyone made us feel so comfortable I would highly recommend this venue for a great night out. Great atmoshere and cool people.

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★★★★★

I had my engagement party here and the new menu and staff were awesome. Everyone made us feel so comfortable I would highly recommend this venue for a great night out. Great atmoshere and cool people.

Pros: Service, food, atmoshere

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DO NOT GO TO THIS BAR! The staff is extremely disrespectful. I went there with friends and at the end of the night the manager became extremely hostile and out of nowhere decided that we should leave. We did and the bouncer followed us outside, screamed racial remarks to me and then attacked my boyfriend. When I called the cops the bouncer mysteriously disappeared and the manager said that no such problem existed. This place is trouble.

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★☆☆☆☆

DO NOT GO TO THIS BAR! The staff is extremely disrespectful. I went there with friends and at the end of the night the manager became extremely hostile and out of nowhere decided that we should leave. We did and the bouncer followed us outside, screamed racial remarks to me and then attacked my boyfriend. When I called the cops the bouncer mysteriously disappeared and the manager said that no such problem existed. This place is trouble.

Pros: NONE

Cons: Bouncers who have a license to assault patrons

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DO NOT GO TO THIS BAR!!! The staff is pretentious, conceited, and out of control rude to their patrons. When they were closing up for the night, the bouncer started yelling at me to leave. I was doing as he asked, putting on my coat and trying to leave when I asked him to please try to be cordial to me, I was, after all, a customer. His reply was a swift..."Why don't you lose some weight?" before he slammed the door on me!!! I understand he wanted to go home, but his behavior is UNACCEPTABLE!!! I have never been spoken to like that in my life. A word of advice for this place; there are hundreds upon hundreds of bars and pubs in the NYC area. I choose where to spend my money and you can be sure it will NEVER be at Redemption again. I just hope they get shut down in the future.

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★☆☆☆☆

DO NOT GO TO THIS BAR!!! The staff is pretentious, conceited, and out of control rude to their patrons. When they were closing up for the night, the bouncer started yelling at me to leave. I was doing as he asked, putting on my coat and trying to leave when I asked him to please try to be cordial to me, I was, after all, a customer. His reply was a swift..."Why don't you lose some weight?" before he slammed the door on me!!! I understand he wanted to go home, but his behavior is UNACCEPTABLE!!! I have never been spoken to like that in my life. A word of advice for this place; there are hundreds upon hundreds of bars and pubs in the NYC area. I choose where to spend my money and you can be sure it will NEVER be at Redemption again. I just hope they get shut down in the future.

Pros: They serve beer

Cons: rude unprofessional staff,

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Moderately crowded and hot waitresses. The DJ was spinning good mixes. The drink prices were reasonable and the service was amazing. The staff is quick and attentive. The waitress even stopped by to give us free beers for the order she took wrong for another table. The food was quick and great. I might just have another favorite!!

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★★★★★

Moderately crowded and hot waitresses. The DJ was spinning good mixes. The drink prices were reasonable and the service was amazing. The staff is quick and attentive. The waitress even stopped by to give us free beers for the order she took wrong for another table. The food was quick and great. I might just have another favorite!!

Pros: Hot Waitresses, Service, DJ

Cons: Moderately crowded..

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Horrible drinks, horrible service, horrible everything. I've never reviewed any place on citysearch, but I had to with these people. We never got our food and people all around us just got up and left. Everybody was complaining about the place. Total waste of time. I give this place a couple of months before it closes. STAY AWAY!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible drinks, horrible service, horrible everything. I've never reviewed any place on citysearch, but I had to with these people. We never got our food and people all around us just got up and left. Everybody was complaining about the place. Total waste of time. I give this place a couple of months before it closes. STAY AWAY!!!

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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How this place landed DJ Stacy Stylez as a resident DJ I don't know. The place is humble and low key. Cute waitresses and bartenders and out of sight DJ. I had a good time listening to the music and downing my drinks with Stacy in full force. But the crowd was dull. There was never any surge of people or climax. The place is good for what it is but don't expect a meatpacking crowd. I probably will go back only because its local and Stacey Stylez is there.

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★★★★☆

How this place landed DJ Stacy Stylez as a resident DJ I don't know. The place is humble and low key. Cute waitresses and bartenders and out of sight DJ. I had a good time listening to the music and downing my drinks with Stacy in full force. But the crowd was dull. There was never any surge of people or climax. The place is good for what it is but don't expect a meatpacking crowd. I probably will go back only because its local and Stacey Stylez is there.

Pros: Music and comfortable seats

Cons: crowd is dull

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I have always have and have had good service and a fantastic time. The staff is extremely friendly and on top of it, not bad looking either:-) I will be having my birthday party and everyone who had a bad expierience at redemption can come to my party, it will be a quaranted good time! Cheers guys keep up the good work!

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★★★★★

I have always have and have had good service and a fantastic time. The staff is extremely friendly and on top of it, not bad looking either:-) I will be having my birthday party and everyone who had a bad expierience at redemption can come to my party, it will be a quaranted good time! Cheers guys keep up the good work!

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I went to Redemption twice in the last month and both times were disaster. A co-worker & I went for lunch and waited 40 min after we ordered the mini hamburgers. Not only were the fries cold and underdone but they could not even get putting cheese the burgers right on right. The waitress explained that they had a new chef.

I decided to give them a second chance for after work drinks. The service was incredibly slow, they gave my friend the wrong chicken dish. To add insult to injury, the had the nerve to add on a gratiuty for a party of 3 and the bill was not that exhorbitant for 2 appetizers and 6 drinks. When I refused to pay the added on gratuity, they said it was for an outdoor seating charge. Of course this was neither mentioned on the bill nor any of the menus.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Redemption twice in the last month and both times were disaster. A co-worker & I went for lunch and waited 40 min after we ordered the mini hamburgers. Not only were the fries cold and underdone but they could not even get putting cheese the burgers right on right. The waitress explained that they had a new chef.

I decided to give them a second chance for after work drinks. The service was incredibly slow, they gave my friend the wrong chicken dish. To add insult to injury, the had the nerve to add on a gratiuty for a party of 3 and the bill was not that exhorbitant for 2 appetizers and 6 drinks. When I refused to pay the added on gratuity, they said it was for an outdoor seating charge. Of course this was neither mentioned on the bill nor any of the menus.

Pros: Nice venue and outdoor seating

Cons: Terrible service

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After numerous recommendations and reading great reviews, I decided to hold my birthday party at Redemption this past weekend. I can only assume that this place has changed hands in the past few weeks or that they are rennovating, but something has changed dramatically.

First, even though I called a month in advance and checked a few weeks before, they had no record of a party coming in that night. They were recommended as a great place to have a private party, however, we were offered tables by the bar or half the section in the back... neither of which could comfortably sit 20 people nor were they anything close to private.

The first strange thing was that the menu online was different from the menu we received. Upon further investigation, the menus we received in the bar were for a pizza place down the street, and they had to deliver the food in to us, which took a very long time.

Upon scheduling the party, I was promised drink and food specials for my guests and told that the manager buys rounds, however all we received were half-priced margaritas and apple-tinis. No food specials. No rounds. Nothing.

On top of that, I was questioning whether the $10 drinks actually had any alcohol in them. Everyone mentioned that they tasted no alcohol and left 100% sober.

Also, for a bar that calls itself part sports bar, we were dissapointed to see that all the TVs could only display 1 channel. A sports bar is defined as a place that you can watch multiple sporting events at a time. Not so much here. There was also no DJ as advertised.

I can't complain about the service, as the waitress was very accomodating to our multiple requests.

The management of this bar must be to blame, as nothing was as promised. If things were changed, someone should have informed me of that when I planned my party.

I'm sure this is a great place to grab a drink, but DO NOT listen to the reviews about having a party here unless you want to walk away VERY dissapointed.

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★★☆☆☆

After numerous recommendations and reading great reviews, I decided to hold my birthday party at Redemption this past weekend. I can only assume that this place has changed hands in the past few weeks or that they are rennovating, but something has changed dramatically.

First, even though I called a month in advance and checked a few weeks before, they had no record of a party coming in that night. They were recommended as a great place to have a private party, however, we were offered tables by the bar or half the section in the back... neither of which could comfortably sit 20 people nor were they anything close to private.

The first strange thing was that the menu online was different from the menu we received. Upon further investigation, the menus we received in the bar were for a pizza place down the street, and they had to deliver the food in to us, which took a very long time.

Upon scheduling the party, I was promised drink and food specials for my guests and told that the manager buys rounds, however all we received were half-priced margaritas and apple-tinis. No food specials. No rounds. Nothing.

On top of that, I was questioning whether the $10 drinks actually had any alcohol in them. Everyone mentioned that they tasted no alcohol and left 100% sober.

Also, for a bar that calls itself part sports bar, we were dissapointed to see that all the TVs could only display 1 channel. A sports bar is defined as a place that you can watch multiple sporting events at a time. Not so much here. There was also no DJ as advertised.

I can't complain about the service, as the waitress was very accomodating to our multiple requests.

The management of this bar must be to blame, as nothing was as promised. If things were changed, someone should have informed me of that when I planned my party.

I'm sure this is a great place to grab a drink, but DO NOT listen to the reviews about having a party here unless you want to walk away VERY dissapointed.

Pros: They tried

Cons: They failed

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This little corner joint with outside seating is the best little secret in Manhattan. I strolled in Friday in my suit and tie after work and felt like I was chillin at my best friends house. It was homey and just plain old cool. Dj Stacy Stylez should be called "Smiling Stacy Stylez" I felt like she was playing for me all night. She played All my favorite songs and got really "into it". I was entertained by her sexyness and talent all night. The vibe was very Miami with leather couches and wood flooring. The only negative was the men to woman ratio being far more men, then woman, but they probably all came to gawk at Stacy.

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★★★★☆

This little corner joint with outside seating is the best little secret in Manhattan. I strolled in Friday in my suit and tie after work and felt like I was chillin at my best friends house. It was homey and just plain old cool. Dj Stacy Stylez should be called "Smiling Stacy Stylez" I felt like she was playing for me all night. She played All my favorite songs and got really "into it". I was entertained by her sexyness and talent all night. The vibe was very Miami with leather couches and wood flooring. The only negative was the men to woman ratio being far more men, then woman, but they probably all came to gawk at Stacy.

Pros: The hot DJ

Cons: More men than woman

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Honestly, I could not have had a better experience for my 30th birthday party. Both Sara and Anthony were incredibly helpful, and all of my guests had a wonderful time. The appetizers were outstanding, and the overall service was great. I cannot say enough positive things!

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★★★★★

Honestly, I could not have had a better experience for my 30th birthday party. Both Sara and Anthony were incredibly helpful, and all of my guests had a wonderful time. The appetizers were outstanding, and the overall service was great. I cannot say enough positive things!

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I planned a party for my boyfriend for 25 people. Sara and Anthony provided so many options for food and drinks and helped me figure out what would be best for the group. We had the private room downstairs which just opened. The room is perfect with it's own bar, coaches and tables. The candles, brick walls, and red accents created a warm, inviting atmosphere. Our bartender, Michelle, was friendly and no one was empty handed through out the night. Anthony was attentive throughout the party and constantly making sure everything was going well and checking if we needed anything else. Everyone loved the place, the drinks, the food platters Anthony made up and had an amazing time. We're planning to have another party there just for fun in March. I highly recommend Redemption for a bday or party event.

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★★★★★

I planned a party for my boyfriend for 25 people. Sara and Anthony provided so many options for food and drinks and helped me figure out what would be best for the group. We had the private room downstairs which just opened. The room is perfect with it's own bar, coaches and tables. The candles, brick walls, and red accents created a warm, inviting atmosphere. Our bartender, Michelle, was friendly and no one was empty handed through out the night. Anthony was attentive throughout the party and constantly making sure everything was going well and checking if we needed anything else. Everyone loved the place, the drinks, the food platters Anthony made up and had an amazing time. We're planning to have another party there just for fun in March. I highly recommend Redemption for a bday or party event.

Pros: staff, good drinks, value

Cons: none

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Redemption is a great spot for a good time with friends. When the game's on - it's like you're in the stadium. The play music betwen innings, just like at the parks - and the seats are better. They have at least 5 plasma tvs! They do a great job with the drinks and menu (best burger around!). Me and my friends are definitely going back.

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★★★★★

Redemption is a great spot for a good time with friends. When the game's on - it's like you're in the stadium. The play music betwen innings, just like at the parks - and the seats are better. They have at least 5 plasma tvs! They do a great job with the drinks and menu (best burger around!). Me and my friends are definitely going back.

Pros: fun music, great people

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I have NO IDEA why places can't control the VOLUME OF THEIR SOUND SYSTEMS.

I'm beggining to think that they pump music to try and pull people from the street in. There were maybe 25 people in here and I couldn't hear a damn thing. It's sure not as fancy as this place makes itself out to be.

Hardly any beers on tap for being a 'sports bar'

The 'trendy' area in the back has IKEA sofa's with a multi color disco dance ball that was bought at Spencer's gifts. Yea, time to take a trip down memory lane and that frat house you lived in.

Let the good times roll.....out the front door and to a place down the street.

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★★☆☆☆

I have NO IDEA why places can't control the VOLUME OF THEIR SOUND SYSTEMS.

I'm beggining to think that they pump music to try and pull people from the street in. There were maybe 25 people in here and I couldn't hear a damn thing. It's sure not as fancy as this place makes itself out to be.

Hardly any beers on tap for being a 'sports bar'

The 'trendy' area in the back has IKEA sofa's with a multi color disco dance ball that was bought at Spencer's gifts. Yea, time to take a trip down memory lane and that frat house you lived in.

Let the good times roll.....out the front door and to a place down the street.

Pros: You'll, Go, Deaf

Cons: You'll, Go, Deaf

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Stacey your hot, your great!! My friends and I love you! We'll be back.

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★★★★★

Stacey your hot, your great!! My friends and I love you! We'll be back.

Pros: awesome dj, great looking staff, cool people

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I just went to Redemption for Happy Hour. The music was hot, the crowd was hot and the staff was hot. HI NICOLE!

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★★★★★

I just went to Redemption for Happy Hour. The music was hot, the crowd was hot and the staff was hot. HI NICOLE!

Pros: air conditioning, great music, great drinks

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I don't know what elroy 35 is talking about. They have a great drinks with such creations as blueberry pomegranate margaritas and mango pomegranate mojitos.
We love this place. It's not a sausage fest like the rest of second ave. and i don't have to drink vodka soda just to not gag on a cosmo. my girlfriends and i love coming here.

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★★★★★

I don't know what elroy 35 is talking about. They have a great drinks with such creations as blueberry pomegranate margaritas and mango pomegranate mojitos.
We love this place. It's not a sausage fest like the rest of second ave. and i don't have to drink vodka soda just to not gag on a cosmo. my girlfriends and i love coming here.

Pros: creative drinks, great music, crowded

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some friends and I checked out this place over the weekend and we have vowed to never return. We all swear that the drinks were watered down. In any case, the bartenders (all female) were at best incompetent. The beers were room temperature, the place was so hot with the windows opened up to let the hot and humid weather in. With so many options in this area, who wants to be served watered down drinks nad warm beers by clueless bartenders while sweating from the heat and humidity?......not me!

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★☆☆☆☆

some friends and I checked out this place over the weekend and we have vowed to never return. We all swear that the drinks were watered down. In any case, the bartenders (all female) were at best incompetent. The beers were room temperature, the place was so hot with the windows opened up to let the hot and humid weather in. With so many options in this area, who wants to be served watered down drinks nad warm beers by clueless bartenders while sweating from the heat and humidity?......not me!

Cons: warm beer, bad drinks, bartenders

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I just through my birthday party here after work. The staff was so nice espcially my barmaid Nicole. The food was amazing and seemed to never stop coming. The drinks were strong, my boss especially had a good time. lol Thanks Redemption for giving me the best birthday party ever and thank Stacey for hookin' up the tunes!

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★★★★★

I just through my birthday party here after work. The staff was so nice espcially my barmaid Nicole. The food was amazing and seemed to never stop coming. The drinks were strong, my boss especially had a good time. lol Thanks Redemption for giving me the best birthday party ever and thank Stacey for hookin' up the tunes!

Pros: friendly staff, great D.J., strong drinks

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this is a very coop place! :) definitely had a good experience and would go again!

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★★★★☆

this is a very coop place! :) definitely had a good experience and would go again!

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Hottest bartenders on 2nd Avenue. Great place to go after work and watch the games.

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★★★★★

Hottest bartenders on 2nd Avenue. Great place to go after work and watch the games.

Pros: Hi Def TV's, Hot Bartenders, Great Drinks

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New on the bar crawl block...Redemption is on its way to being the new hotspot. The atmosphere is great and the design of the bar adds something new and different to the area. Drinks are very reasonable. Looks like a great place when the weather gets warm since all the windows/doors will be open. Can't wait. Check it out.

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★★★★★

New on the bar crawl block...Redemption is on its way to being the new hotspot. The atmosphere is great and the design of the bar adds something new and different to the area. Drinks are very reasonable. Looks like a great place when the weather gets warm since all the windows/doors will be open. Can't wait. Check it out.

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The bright front area screams "sports bar" with its flat-screen TVs, high-backed chairs and wraparound windows; while the low wooden tables, cobblestone walls and DJ booth in the back evoke a hipper, loungy feel. Retro…

 

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