Arctica Bar & Grill

★★★★★
Arctic-themed Murray Hill spot serves 24 specialty cocktails and a continent-hopping menu.
  • 384 3rd Ave

    New York, NY 10016

    Map & Directions
  • 212-725-4477

About Arctica Bar & Grill

Hours
Sunday 12:00PM - 11:00PM ,Monday 12:00PM - 11:00PM ,Tuesday 12:00PM - 11:00PM ,Wednesday 12:00PM - 11:00PM ,Thursday 12:00PM - 11:00PM ,Friday 12:00PM - 11:00PM ,Saturday 12:00AM - 1:00AM 12:00PM - 11:55PM

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Best mac n cheese in NYC. Great place overall. Perfect for going out during the week

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★★★★★

Best mac n cheese in NYC. Great place overall. Perfect for going out during the week

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Located at 384 Third Avenue, between E 27th and E 28th Streets in Manhattan, Arctica Bar & Grill is a great restaurant for the outgoing crowd who loves to enjoy themselves outdoors in the afternoons and evenings, as well as for more

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★★★★★

Located at 384 Third Avenue, between E 27th and E 28th Streets in Manhattan, Arctica Bar & Grill is a great restaurant for the outgoing crowd who loves to enjoy themselves outdoors in the afternoons and evenings, as well as for more

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I needed a last minute after work party, so AccessGotham booked a client birthday party for free. They even got me a free cake and a round of delicious Watermelon Martinis on the house. The steak fajitas were grilled to perfection and

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★★★★★

I needed a last minute after work party, so AccessGotham booked a client birthday party for free. They even got me a free cake and a round of delicious Watermelon Martinis on the house. The steak fajitas were grilled to perfection and

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I love its 3-Course Lunch For Only $8.50 !!!
suoer delicous lunch meal with soup and salad and french fries!!! I Got this coupon from TangoTab website.

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★★★★★

I love its 3-Course Lunch For Only $8.50 !!!
suoer delicous lunch meal with soup and salad and french fries!!! I Got this coupon from TangoTab website.

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Overall all Arctica is a great find in the Murry Hill neighborhood. This is a terrific place to plan a birthday or to plan a corporate event at.

They make delicious cocktails and with plenty of options, there's certainly one for everyone.

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★★★★★

Overall all Arctica is a great find in the Murry Hill neighborhood. This is a terrific place to plan a birthday or to plan a corporate event at.

They make delicious cocktails and with plenty of options, there's certainly one for everyone.

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I think that if you're not a regular here and the bartender doesn't know you, you may be given the cold shoulder. I don't know what it is that brings me back to this place but, maybe it's because I have good company each time I come here and I don't really pay attention to the service. The last time, the bartender didn't notice we all had empty drinks until we yelled loudly from the end of the bar and basically dragged him over to our side. Other than that, don't expect too much from here.

It's spacious and there's always plenty of seating even if you get out of work at 6pm. The appetizers are typical for a bar/restaurant but there's nothing special. The A/C is always on and the specials are decent so if you don't really care about service then definitely come to this place.

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★★★☆☆

I think that if you're not a regular here and the bartender doesn't know you, you may be given the cold shoulder. I don't know what it is that brings me back to this place but, maybe it's because I have good company each time I come here and I don't really pay attention to the service. The last time, the bartender didn't notice we all had empty drinks until we yelled loudly from the end of the bar and basically dragged him over to our side. Other than that, don't expect too much from here.

It's spacious and there's always plenty of seating even if you get out of work at 6pm. The appetizers are typical for a bar/restaurant but there's nothing special. The A/C is always on and the specials are decent so if you don't really care about service then definitely come to this place.

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Came for my sisters friends birthday the other night. About 30 of us walked in together and it was pretty full but they still found us a nice section to hang out together. 2 knockout drinks, had the blackberry fizz champagne and a cucumber vodka drink with cilantro!! I know. Super tasty. Servers were super nice. Had an amazing Tuna Tartare and some spicy spanish potato dish. Yum yum.

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★★★★☆

Came for my sisters friends birthday the other night. About 30 of us walked in together and it was pretty full but they still found us a nice section to hang out together. 2 knockout drinks, had the blackberry fizz champagne and a cucumber vodka drink with cilantro!! I know. Super tasty. Servers were super nice. Had an amazing Tuna Tartare and some spicy spanish potato dish. Yum yum.

Pros: Great staff, food, drinks.

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On a high recommendation for a neighborhood friend i visited the restaurant only last night. Sat at the bar for a mere 20 mins to wait for a table and had an amazing cocktail called a ginger sidecar presented elequently by an Irish Guy i believe named James. Having never been a gin drinker i was pleasantly surprised.
But now to the food. Tuna tartare and buschetta to start. Chickpea's and mini Mozerella balls is something i've never heard of on bruschetta before but it was a home run and the Tuna was to die for.
For dinner i had a Chilli rubbed salmon with sugar snap peas and rice and my companion had a sizzling, and i do mean sizzling Fajita. Execution and presentation flawless. The female server, southern and nice,was informed but not overbearing which is refreshing. Quite cheap overall which is even better.

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★★★★★

On a high recommendation for a neighborhood friend i visited the restaurant only last night. Sat at the bar for a mere 20 mins to wait for a table and had an amazing cocktail called a ginger sidecar presented elequently by an Irish Guy i believe named James. Having never been a gin drinker i was pleasantly surprised.
But now to the food. Tuna tartare and buschetta to start. Chickpea's and mini Mozerella balls is something i've never heard of on bruschetta before but it was a home run and the Tuna was to die for.
For dinner i had a Chilli rubbed salmon with sugar snap peas and rice and my companion had a sizzling, and i do mean sizzling Fajita. Execution and presentation flawless. The female server, southern and nice,was informed but not overbearing which is refreshing. Quite cheap overall which is even better.

Pros: Expansive menu. Ginger Sidecar.

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Where to begin. I've lived by this place for 2 months now and never really ventured in. Went for beers during a packed US/England game last week and had a look at the menu expecting the usual breadcrumbed fare. Good lord was i wrong.
Amidst the mayhem the bartender saw i wanted to eat so found me and my friend a stool. I has scallops Benedict, Lollipop Lambchops in some sort of Moroccan sauce and the best Mac and Cheese i've ever tasted. Been back twice this week to try and get thru the entire menu. Also recommend the Tuna Tartare, Pork Shank and Meatloaf. Yes Meatloaf. Beer wise cant beat Delirium, Leffe and HoffBrau on Tap. I think i may have to move in here!!!!

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★★★★★

Where to begin. I've lived by this place for 2 months now and never really ventured in. Went for beers during a packed US/England game last week and had a look at the menu expecting the usual breadcrumbed fare. Good lord was i wrong.
Amidst the mayhem the bartender saw i wanted to eat so found me and my friend a stool. I has scallops Benedict, Lollipop Lambchops in some sort of Moroccan sauce and the best Mac and Cheese i've ever tasted. Been back twice this week to try and get thru the entire menu. Also recommend the Tuna Tartare, Pork Shank and Meatloaf. Yes Meatloaf. Beer wise cant beat Delirium, Leffe and HoffBrau on Tap. I think i may have to move in here!!!!

Pros: Scallops Benedict & Delirium.

Cons: Probably wont let me live here!!

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I like Arctica and often forget about it since it's in that stretch of bars on 3rd Avenue. I've been several times for happy hours and parties and always enjoy myself. I also really like their brunch. I needed a spot for my mom and aunt so AYCD wasn't what we had in mind. For food only, this is a great and affordable spot with most items under $10. We had a salad, eggs benedict and eggs florentine and everything was sooooo good. I'll definitely be back for drinks and brunch food!

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★★★★☆

I like Arctica and often forget about it since it's in that stretch of bars on 3rd Avenue. I've been several times for happy hours and parties and always enjoy myself. I also really like their brunch. I needed a spot for my mom and aunt so AYCD wasn't what we had in mind. For food only, this is a great and affordable spot with most items under $10. We had a salad, eggs benedict and eggs florentine and everything was sooooo good. I'll definitely be back for drinks and brunch food!

Pros: Brunch food and prices, overall atmosphere

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Arctica can be exceptionally busy especially on the weekends so I tend to visit here early in the week.
The food is consistantly of a high standard, I brought my parents there last tuesday and we had the Oyster Special as an appetizer ($1 per piece) followed by a
Sizzling Fajita that turned heads as it was carried through the dining space. Dad had the Shepherd's Pie & Mom had the Arctica Burger, they loved it. The owner has the Irish Broque which my Mom kept wanting to hear and the hospitality could not have been better.
Plus he looks like Anderson Cooper who she loves so
I definitely chose the right place to bring them.
Full marks for a job well done Arctica.

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★★★★★

Arctica can be exceptionally busy especially on the weekends so I tend to visit here early in the week.
The food is consistantly of a high standard, I brought my parents there last tuesday and we had the Oyster Special as an appetizer ($1 per piece) followed by a
Sizzling Fajita that turned heads as it was carried through the dining space. Dad had the Shepherd's Pie & Mom had the Arctica Burger, they loved it. The owner has the Irish Broque which my Mom kept wanting to hear and the hospitality could not have been better.
Plus he looks like Anderson Cooper who she loves so
I definitely chose the right place to bring them.
Full marks for a job well done Arctica.

Pros: Spotless Establisment

Cons: None

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I threw my boyfriend a 30th birthday party in the ice bar last night. I cannot say enoughgreat things about these guys. I arrived early and Ronan was there to help set up and pretty much address anthing that was needed. We were able to pipe our own music through the ipod speakers and we brought in our own decorations although the place didnt even need them. They lit candles and lit up the bar for us. the food was incredible, people kept commenting all night. It really was unlimited food, they kepy bringing out platters and platters of food.
If you are thinking of a private party I really recommend this place. Ronan and James will give you a great party!!!

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★★★★★

I threw my boyfriend a 30th birthday party in the ice bar last night. I cannot say enoughgreat things about these guys. I arrived early and Ronan was there to help set up and pretty much address anthing that was needed. We were able to pipe our own music through the ipod speakers and we brought in our own decorations although the place didnt even need them. They lit candles and lit up the bar for us. the food was incredible, people kept commenting all night. It really was unlimited food, they kepy bringing out platters and platters of food.
If you are thinking of a private party I really recommend this place. Ronan and James will give you a great party!!!

Pros: Great food, great attention to detail, great management

Cons: none

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Don't have much to add to the other reviews except to say that this place has the best pizza in the neighborhood.

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★★★★☆

Don't have much to add to the other reviews except to say that this place has the best pizza in the neighborhood.

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I recently hosted a surprise party at Arctica for my husband's 30th birthday. Everything was great! The manager of the bar was readily available to make sure that all of my guests were having a good time. We were provided with our own sectioned off area with security. The bartender made great drinks, including lots of mojitos for all our friends. I ordered 3 platters of appetizers and got one free because of the amount of guests I invited. At first, I was concerned that there was not going to be enough finger food, but once I saw the platters, I knew there would be too much food. Arctica also played a great mix of music at just the right volume--loud enough to party, but low enough to hear your friends talking. I highly recommend Arctica Bar and Grill as a place to host your next event or just to go to on the weekend. It is a very comfortable atmosphere with a good crowd--no crazy college kids and no creepy men trying to pick up young girls. I did a lot of research for this party, and I was very skeptical, but Arctica definitely exceeded my expectations in every way. And, it was reasonably priced, too! You can't ask for much more.

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★★★★★

I recently hosted a surprise party at Arctica for my husband's 30th birthday. Everything was great! The manager of the bar was readily available to make sure that all of my guests were having a good time. We were provided with our own sectioned off area with security. The bartender made great drinks, including lots of mojitos for all our friends. I ordered 3 platters of appetizers and got one free because of the amount of guests I invited. At first, I was concerned that there was not going to be enough finger food, but once I saw the platters, I knew there would be too much food. Arctica also played a great mix of music at just the right volume--loud enough to party, but low enough to hear your friends talking. I highly recommend Arctica Bar and Grill as a place to host your next event or just to go to on the weekend. It is a very comfortable atmosphere with a good crowd--no crazy college kids and no creepy men trying to pick up young girls. I did a lot of research for this party, and I was very skeptical, but Arctica definitely exceeded my expectations in every way. And, it was reasonably priced, too! You can't ask for much more.

Pros: Great atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent service

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I went recently to Arctica for a re-union not expecting much,
thinking it would be another forgettable Murray Hill bar, was i pleasantly surprised, with three bars in total & a hidden outdoor
deck , good food & service it was what a solid New York City bar
should be. Comfortable, memorable, & a barmaid that was adorable. What more can I say. Oh "Great Beer List"

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★★★★☆

I went recently to Arctica for a re-union not expecting much,
thinking it would be another forgettable Murray Hill bar, was i pleasantly surprised, with three bars in total & a hidden outdoor
deck , good food & service it was what a solid New York City bar
should be. Comfortable, memorable, & a barmaid that was adorable. What more can I say. Oh "Great Beer List"

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I just attended my friends birthday party in a private room and it was great. The place is actually very nice and appeasing to the eye. Also being on 3rd ave you can literally do a bar crawl if you're going out with your buddies. The drinks were were also fairly priced....so no complaints had a blast.

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★★★★☆

I just attended my friends birthday party in a private room and it was great. The place is actually very nice and appeasing to the eye. Also being on 3rd ave you can literally do a bar crawl if you're going out with your buddies. The drinks were were also fairly priced....so no complaints had a blast.

Pros: Great, service, good food, convenient location!!!

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I recently attended a private party at Arctica. The atmosphere is great, an upscale pub, if there is such a thing. While I had a great time, I was bothered the next day because I lost my wallet. I returned to the bar and was so pleasantly surprised to find it was safely kept. When if was returned to me, all was in tact. I felt like I had the luck of the Irish on my side and my faith in human kindness had been restored. Needless to say, the service is EXCEPTIONAL. Thank you to the staff for your honesty.

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★★★★★

I recently attended a private party at Arctica. The atmosphere is great, an upscale pub, if there is such a thing. While I had a great time, I was bothered the next day because I lost my wallet. I returned to the bar and was so pleasantly surprised to find it was safely kept. When if was returned to me, all was in tact. I felt like I had the luck of the Irish on my side and my faith in human kindness had been restored. Needless to say, the service is EXCEPTIONAL. Thank you to the staff for your honesty.

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Arctica Bar and Grill has amazing food and a range of unique and cassic drinks. In addition, the staff is incredibly attentive and polite. Actica also plays a really good mix of music, a little bit of everything for everyone, something that can make or break a bar in my opinion. I would highly recommend this bar to anyone either living or visiting New York.

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★★★★★

Arctica Bar and Grill has amazing food and a range of unique and cassic drinks. In addition, the staff is incredibly attentive and polite. Actica also plays a really good mix of music, a little bit of everything for everyone, something that can make or break a bar in my opinion. I would highly recommend this bar to anyone either living or visiting New York.

Pros: Everything

Cons: none

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It really is a bar that keeps getting better. Hadn't been there in 3 months or so. Had some friends in for a party in the Ice Bar last Saturday night which was awesome. Then we went back every night until christmas eve. Big fireplace and good drinks, a few Irish bartenders which is cool. So much different than all the other Murray Hill bars. Me like!!

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★★★★★

It really is a bar that keeps getting better. Hadn't been there in 3 months or so. Had some friends in for a party in the Ice Bar last Saturday night which was awesome. Then we went back every night until christmas eve. Big fireplace and good drinks, a few Irish bartenders which is cool. So much different than all the other Murray Hill bars. Me like!!

Pros: Bulldog Gin, Absinthe, Lots of draught beers, Jalepeno poppers!!!

Cons: nada

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Just had my birthday party here last night and everything was fantastic. It all started with the manager James and his quick response and availability to all questions I had prior to the night...and it carried over to Ronan the owner and his attentiveness to the tables held for my group and his friendliness and willingness to help...The door staff was extremely friendly, the dj was great and the bartenders were quick and friendly...the crowd was good...not the typical pretentious bunch...and the vibe was great...
I will definately be going back here and I recommend it to everyone --you will definately have a great time-it was most likely the best experience I have had in a city bar in years!!!

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★★★★★

Just had my birthday party here last night and everything was fantastic. It all started with the manager James and his quick response and availability to all questions I had prior to the night...and it carried over to Ronan the owner and his attentiveness to the tables held for my group and his friendliness and willingness to help...The door staff was extremely friendly, the dj was great and the bartenders were quick and friendly...the crowd was good...not the typical pretentious bunch...and the vibe was great...
I will definately be going back here and I recommend it to everyone --you will definately have a great time-it was most likely the best experience I have had in a city bar in years!!!

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I used to come here a lot last year when I didn't know what I wanted to do that night- its decent, plays pretty good music, and is an ok time.. other than that.. nothing really to report.

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★★★☆☆

I used to come here a lot last year when I didn't know what I wanted to do that night- its decent, plays pretty good music, and is an ok time.. other than that.. nothing really to report.

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I had my birthday party here, and my friends and I had the best time ever. They were very accommodating, the bartender was awesome, and we had a lot of fun here. Can't wait to head back there for a fun happy hour!

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★★★★★

I had my birthday party here, and my friends and I had the best time ever. They were very accommodating, the bartender was awesome, and we had a lot of fun here. Can't wait to head back there for a fun happy hour!

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I would like to comment on the review below me by slscreative. I was there the night that all this went down. First of all, those people were totally hammered and had had so much to drink that they were ruining the entire night for the entire rest of the bar. Second of all, they started a fight at the bar and were totally NOT COOL. I go to Arctica all the time. The staff and the clientel are chill and la-d back. These people were awful and deserved to be kicked out of the bar. Stop being so bitter slscreative, you got exactly what you deserved!! Arctica is an awesome place and has no room for jerks like you. I had my company party here and my birthday party here. THIS PLACE ROCKS!!

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★★★★★

I would like to comment on the review below me by slscreative. I was there the night that all this went down. First of all, those people were totally hammered and had had so much to drink that they were ruining the entire night for the entire rest of the bar. Second of all, they started a fight at the bar and were totally NOT COOL. I go to Arctica all the time. The staff and the clientel are chill and la-d back. These people were awful and deserved to be kicked out of the bar. Stop being so bitter slscreative, you got exactly what you deserved!! Arctica is an awesome place and has no room for jerks like you. I had my company party here and my birthday party here. THIS PLACE ROCKS!!

Pros: AWESOME STAFF AND AWESOME BAR

Cons: horrible people who ruin this place for the rest of us!

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IF you are pregnant you do not belong here. My friends and I were celebrating a friend?s birthday and one of our friends is pregnant. She had a seat, which of course we made sure of and some stupid drunk girl wanted it. She was friends with some one who worked who insisted that she get the seat. When we defended her seat their reaction was ?If she is pregnant she doesn?t belong in a bar.? That is a quote . ask the little bouncer with a gap in his teeth. He told me to quote him in this review which will be posted everywhere. Why should a pregnant lady be in a bar.? She paid for her food and for others drinks?. I ask you. Who is he to tell her where to go???

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★☆☆☆☆

IF you are pregnant you do not belong here. My friends and I were celebrating a friend?s birthday and one of our friends is pregnant. She had a seat, which of course we made sure of and some stupid drunk girl wanted it. She was friends with some one who worked who insisted that she get the seat. When we defended her seat their reaction was ?If she is pregnant she doesn?t belong in a bar.? That is a quote . ask the little bouncer with a gap in his teeth. He told me to quote him in this review which will be posted everywhere. Why should a pregnant lady be in a bar.? She paid for her food and for others drinks?. I ask you. Who is he to tell her where to go???

Pros: none

Cons: too many to list

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After 2 long years completing our masters degree, my friends and I wanted to celebrate. We wanted a bar with a private area where we could all be together but didnt have to buy bottles- in came Arctica Bar. We were a little late in planning the party but James, the manager, did everything he could to accomodate us. We reserved the back "deck"/outdoor deck for our party (about 60 people) which was perfect because it had a bar, tables, fireplace, as well as the little outdoor area. The music was great and the drinks definitely flowed all night! Everyone had a great time! I would highly recommend having a party here and know I will be back very soon!

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★★★★★

After 2 long years completing our masters degree, my friends and I wanted to celebrate. We wanted a bar with a private area where we could all be together but didnt have to buy bottles- in came Arctica Bar. We were a little late in planning the party but James, the manager, did everything he could to accomodate us. We reserved the back "deck"/outdoor deck for our party (about 60 people) which was perfect because it had a bar, tables, fireplace, as well as the little outdoor area. The music was great and the drinks definitely flowed all night! Everyone had a great time! I would highly recommend having a party here and know I will be back very soon!

Pros: private area, great music, helpful staff

Cons: NONE

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Just had my company Christmas party here. The guys were amazing, we had budget cuts like everybody else this year but they worked it out for us. Buffet was great, 4 hour open bar at a very good price. Drank my body weight in Guinness. Yum yum!! Back bar is a great addition. Pool table downstairs always cool. Thanks Ronan and James( and the bartender Stacie)

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★★★★★

Just had my company Christmas party here. The guys were amazing, we had budget cuts like everybody else this year but they worked it out for us. Buffet was great, 4 hour open bar at a very good price. Drank my body weight in Guinness. Yum yum!! Back bar is a great addition. Pool table downstairs always cool. Thanks Ronan and James( and the bartender Stacie)

Pros: Nicest staff ever!

Cons: none

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Besides the fact the staff is very friendly, the location has a huge space and the interior is decorated well, the food was GREAT for a bar. Very relaxing on a sunday afternoon.

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★★★★★

Besides the fact the staff is very friendly, the location has a huge space and the interior is decorated well, the food was GREAT for a bar. Very relaxing on a sunday afternoon.

Pros: Great space, Great Food, Undercharged drinks

Cons: Crowded during peak hours

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We held a surprise birthday here on a tuesday night (random night but the mlb all star-game was going on). We had an area towards the back of the bar reserved for us and were able to put balloons up. The whole thing couldn't have gone smoother. James the manager was extremely nice and helpful. It seemed like we had a dedicated waitress, no one ever was empty handed. While this is probably different than how things are on the weekends, you can tell that Artica and their management (James) know what they're doing and I'd recommend them to anyone looking to have a party here. We probably had about 20 or so people that night. If you have more I'd try the downstairs area (it had already been booked when I called) which has its own bar and pool table.

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★★★★★

We held a surprise birthday here on a tuesday night (random night but the mlb all star-game was going on). We had an area towards the back of the bar reserved for us and were able to put balloons up. The whole thing couldn't have gone smoother. James the manager was extremely nice and helpful. It seemed like we had a dedicated waitress, no one ever was empty handed. While this is probably different than how things are on the weekends, you can tell that Artica and their management (James) know what they're doing and I'd recommend them to anyone looking to have a party here. We probably had about 20 or so people that night. If you have more I'd try the downstairs area (it had already been booked when I called) which has its own bar and pool table.

Pros: Inexpensive drinks, good service, nice place

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Great staff. Very kind to everyone that was there from the hospital. Highly recommended for a private party down in the Ice Bar. When I turned my own Dj set-up off down stairs, I LOVED the music that was being played by their DJ upstairs. We are going to have more partys there in the future since this is a fantastic place. -----------------------If you are planning a private party of 75 or less, this is the place to do it. I have DJed and threw a lot of parites and the Arctica Bar is one of the most professionally run places around. A++++++

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★★★★★

Great staff. Very kind to everyone that was there from the hospital. Highly recommended for a private party down in the Ice Bar. When I turned my own Dj set-up off down stairs, I LOVED the music that was being played by their DJ upstairs. We are going to have more partys there in the future since this is a fantastic place. -----------------------If you are planning a private party of 75 or less, this is the place to do it. I have DJed and threw a lot of parites and the Arctica Bar is one of the most professionally run places around. A++++++

Pros: The location, staff, and prices.

Cons: NONE AT ALL!

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Went here on a Friday evening with two of my friends, anyways... The decor, staff (friendliest bouncer/doorman I've ever met in NYC), and drinks were all pretty good. The age of the crowd ranged from mid 20s-30s and while it was busy, it wasn't overwhelmingly crowded either so there was some room to move about and easy access to the bar to order drinks. There were also two parties being hosted at the bar that night as well and it seemed like they were set up pretty well. There's also plenty of TVs around so it would be pretty hard to miss the big game. If you're looking for a huge party scene I wouldn't say this is the place for you but if you're looking for a well-kept place to just relax with your friends over a few drinks while chatting it up with some of the patrons then this is a good place for that.

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★★★★☆

Went here on a Friday evening with two of my friends, anyways... The decor, staff (friendliest bouncer/doorman I've ever met in NYC), and drinks were all pretty good. The age of the crowd ranged from mid 20s-30s and while it was busy, it wasn't overwhelmingly crowded either so there was some room to move about and easy access to the bar to order drinks. There were also two parties being hosted at the bar that night as well and it seemed like they were set up pretty well. There's also plenty of TVs around so it would be pretty hard to miss the big game. If you're looking for a huge party scene I wouldn't say this is the place for you but if you're looking for a well-kept place to just relax with your friends over a few drinks while chatting it up with some of the patrons then this is a good place for that.

Pros: Nice staff, well prepared drinks, not overcrowded

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Ok so Arctica's got 3 bars @ 3 altitudes & some of the best cocktails. I really like the staff,
accomodating but not in your face, has a slightly masculine atmosphere but for get togethers
or afterwork parties this is by far the best around. I want them to open one in miami just so when
I am home for the weekend I wont feel Im missing to much, the newly added back bar is my favorite hangout and I love their appetiser sampler. Manager is kinda cute but thats another story...

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★★★★★

Ok so Arctica's got 3 bars @ 3 altitudes & some of the best cocktails. I really like the staff,
accomodating but not in your face, has a slightly masculine atmosphere but for get togethers
or afterwork parties this is by far the best around. I want them to open one in miami just so when
I am home for the weekend I wont feel Im missing to much, the newly added back bar is my favorite hangout and I love their appetiser sampler. Manager is kinda cute but thats another story...

Pros: Consistantly good service and inviting atmosphere

Cons: Small outdoor cafe

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Not a fan, loads of tv's but somehow missing the atmosphere of the other bars on 34th and 3rd. Great place to watch sport though, am sure.

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★★☆☆☆

Not a fan, loads of tv's but somehow missing the atmosphere of the other bars on 34th and 3rd. Great place to watch sport though, am sure.

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Does this place have the nicest management of any New York bar? I donno, but if not, it's damn close! I called on the same day to say I would have a few people coming that night. I explained I didn't know how many, but somewhere between 8 and 10. I made the reservation for 9:30, "but people won't get there til around 10." I said. That would be enough to really anger most places. Same day. Number uncertain. Time uncertain. Worse, I arrived at 9:15 to check things out. Fear not: They already had the tables blocked off. Said, they didn't care how many people showed up. Kept moving tables as more and more people squeezed into the space. Just kept serving as things got chaotic. The waitress took care of everything. The hostess was a goddess... one of the most tolerant hostesses I've ever seen. She took me to meet the manager/owner, an even nicer guy. Wow! It's not possible to guarantee a good time, I know that. But service. We guarantee it! Five stars! --Drink Club NYC is a roving group of NYC imbibers.

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★★★★★

Does this place have the nicest management of any New York bar? I donno, but if not, it's damn close! I called on the same day to say I would have a few people coming that night. I explained I didn't know how many, but somewhere between 8 and 10. I made the reservation for 9:30, "but people won't get there til around 10." I said. That would be enough to really anger most places. Same day. Number uncertain. Time uncertain. Worse, I arrived at 9:15 to check things out. Fear not: They already had the tables blocked off. Said, they didn't care how many people showed up. Kept moving tables as more and more people squeezed into the space. Just kept serving as things got chaotic. The waitress took care of everything. The hostess was a goddess... one of the most tolerant hostesses I've ever seen. She took me to meet the manager/owner, an even nicer guy. Wow! It's not possible to guarantee a good time, I know that. But service. We guarantee it! Five stars! --Drink Club NYC is a roving group of NYC imbibers.

Pros: Great Service: waitresses, maitres d', manager, waiters, EVERYBODY!

Cons: slightly pricey

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So picture this: A day of drinking where you are so smashed you are hugging your coworkers and dancing and playing pool. Seriously, though I was so drunk I dont really remember all too much. But get this...the bartenders were cool, I know that. And the food was awesome, I know that too. And I had a great time. Not sure what time I left, but I was walking only barely. When I got home I wrote in my diary for about an hour. Not much is legible, but I can make out the words: fun, cool, atmosphere, dancing, slob, and awesome. I will definitely go back!

2
★★★★★

So picture this: A day of drinking where you are so smashed you are hugging your coworkers and dancing and playing pool. Seriously, though I was so drunk I dont really remember all too much. But get this...the bartenders were cool, I know that. And the food was awesome, I know that too. And I had a great time. Not sure what time I left, but I was walking only barely. When I got home I wrote in my diary for about an hour. Not much is legible, but I can make out the words: fun, cool, atmosphere, dancing, slob, and awesome. I will definitely go back!

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I went to this bar with a company outing. We had the downstairs all to ourselves which was so nice. The music was great! The service was excellent, never had to wait to for a bartendar. Also the food was yummy! I recommend this place for an all night party or a happy hour!

2
★★★★★

I went to this bar with a company outing. We had the downstairs all to ourselves which was so nice. The music was great! The service was excellent, never had to wait to for a bartendar. Also the food was yummy! I recommend this place for an all night party or a happy hour!

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Went to an after work party at Arctica and had a great time. There was a party room downstairs which was perfect for groups. The staff was great and the appetizer platter was delicious. Also, they had a good draft beer selection including one of my favs, Paulaner Hefeweizen. Highly Recommended!

2
★★★★★

Went to an after work party at Arctica and had a great time. There was a party room downstairs which was perfect for groups. The staff was great and the appetizer platter was delicious. Also, they had a good draft beer selection including one of my favs, Paulaner Hefeweizen. Highly Recommended!

Pros: Food, Beer. Service

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We had an office party here the other day and we took over the Ice Bar. Not only was the staff TERRIFIC, but the drinks were very strong (which is very important!) Pool Table, awesome jukebox, just a great place for a party. If anyone is looking to throw a birthday party or private party of any kind. this place is totally ideal. Also they are building a new bar in the back. 3 bars = AWESOME

2
★★★★★

We had an office party here the other day and we took over the Ice Bar. Not only was the staff TERRIFIC, but the drinks were very strong (which is very important!) Pool Table, awesome jukebox, just a great place for a party. If anyone is looking to throw a birthday party or private party of any kind. this place is totally ideal. Also they are building a new bar in the back. 3 bars = AWESOME

Pros: Food, atmosphere, drinks

Cons: none!!

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Pleasant addition! I find long hours, roomy space and epic theme very magnetic. Add non-greasy innovative pub grub, astounding bar selections ? not many spots have it all at once! I get amazingly FRESH feeling sitting inside ? maybe due to open deck backstage, maybe to good vents. All seems thoughtful and well-planned. Try small plates combo and hash, burgers and steaks are also awesome!

2
★★★★★

Pleasant addition! I find long hours, roomy space and epic theme very magnetic. Add non-greasy innovative pub grub, astounding bar selections ? not many spots have it all at once! I get amazingly FRESH feeling sitting inside ? maybe due to open deck backstage, maybe to good vents. All seems thoughtful and well-planned. Try small plates combo and hash, burgers and steaks are also awesome!

Pros: huge bar selection, good food, nice decor, pool, lounge, open deck - they have it all

Cons: bar can be crowded

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Just moved from Atlanta & this has to be my favourite Murray Hill bar. After hearing stories of how New York
can be lonely & impersonal toward outsiders this oasis was a pleasant surprise. I was made welcome
from the minute I entered and have been going back ever since, the owner (Ronan) introduced himself & proceeded to introduced me to the some of the many regulars. I love the food, prices are reasonable & they
have the best dj around, having dj'd across the states I take my hat off to their resident spinner (maine man). I cant say enough positive things about Arctica, check it out.

2
★★★★★

Just moved from Atlanta & this has to be my favourite Murray Hill bar. After hearing stories of how New York
can be lonely & impersonal toward outsiders this oasis was a pleasant surprise. I was made welcome
from the minute I entered and have been going back ever since, the owner (Ronan) introduced himself & proceeded to introduced me to the some of the many regulars. I love the food, prices are reasonable & they
have the best dj around, having dj'd across the states I take my hat off to their resident spinner (maine man). I cant say enough positive things about Arctica, check it out.

Pros: ambience, food & extensive beer list

Cons: none

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Came here on a Wednesday Evening with my girlfriend for dinner and a few drinks. Place was pretty dead while we were there, probably because it's a spacious place and unless crowded can give off that atmosphere. Food was okay. Happy hour is from 4-8 but only on a few beers. Regular prices are $5 for Coors Light. Downstairs is nice with a pool table, a jukebox, some tables and a bar. Bathroom upstairs is in poor condition, the ones downstairs are excellent. Don't think we'll return as there are other places in the area that we prefer to eat and hang out.

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★★★☆☆

Came here on a Wednesday Evening with my girlfriend for dinner and a few drinks. Place was pretty dead while we were there, probably because it's a spacious place and unless crowded can give off that atmosphere. Food was okay. Happy hour is from 4-8 but only on a few beers. Regular prices are $5 for Coors Light. Downstairs is nice with a pool table, a jukebox, some tables and a bar. Bathroom upstairs is in poor condition, the ones downstairs are excellent. Don't think we'll return as there are other places in the area that we prefer to eat and hang out.

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Loved being there to film this commercial, actually. They gave me a couple of Guinesses to photograph, and I had to drink them of course. They really were perfectly poured Guinesses.

The Shackelton theme is excellent.
Great place. Good ol Irish boys.

Pete Bucknell ( www.NYvideo.US )

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★★★★★

Loved being there to film this commercial, actually. They gave me a couple of Guinesses to photograph, and I had to drink them of course. They really were perfectly poured Guinesses.

The Shackelton theme is excellent.
Great place. Good ol Irish boys.

Pete Bucknell ( www.NYvideo.US )

Pros: Long Bar, and professionalism behind it.

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I really love this place, attended my friends birthday party in the "Ice Bar" & have been going back since,
nice decor, attentive service & good range of cocktails. Well worth a visit.

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★★★★★

I really love this place, attended my friends birthday party in the "Ice Bar" & have been going back since,
nice decor, attentive service & good range of cocktails. Well worth a visit.

Pros: dj was kickin

Cons: none

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This bar is so unique, so different with a theme, not your average Tonic or Mercury. You have to go and check it out, check out all the paintings and the cool ice bar downstairs. When I went I had no idea what the paintings meant.
It was a Friday evening around 8pm and very busy. We sat in the dining area which was very relaxing with very cozy arm chairs. I was curious about all the paintings so i had to ask our waitress (whom was very friendly with great service) the story behind them. we were amazed and talked about it for the next 10 minutes. We had the spring rolls, chilled noodle salad and then fish n chips, and fajita which were excellent.
We then went downstairs to play pool and played some music on the juke box and the bartender was friendly and funny.
We had a great time and left in good spirit and we have arranged to meet here again next week so im suggesting if you want good serivce, good drinks and good fun check out Arctica..

1
★★★☆☆

This bar is so unique, so different with a theme, not your average Tonic or Mercury. You have to go and check it out, check out all the paintings and the cool ice bar downstairs. When I went I had no idea what the paintings meant.
It was a Friday evening around 8pm and very busy. We sat in the dining area which was very relaxing with very cozy arm chairs. I was curious about all the paintings so i had to ask our waitress (whom was very friendly with great service) the story behind them. we were amazed and talked about it for the next 10 minutes. We had the spring rolls, chilled noodle salad and then fish n chips, and fajita which were excellent.
We then went downstairs to play pool and played some music on the juke box and the bartender was friendly and funny.
We had a great time and left in good spirit and we have arranged to meet here again next week so im suggesting if you want good serivce, good drinks and good fun check out Arctica..

Pros: Different Theme, Great Service, Great Food, Friendly

Cons: Too dark, downstairs music too loud

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Im new to the neighborhood as I believe Arctica is, so I had to give it a try. Met some work colleagues at the bar, we had some appetisers & ordered one of there signature beers, I was pleasantly surprised, they have an extensive beer & cocktail list & the service was friendly, but not over the top, bartender called Lauren told us about the theme of the place & bought us a round, think Ive found my new watering hole.

2
★★★★★

Im new to the neighborhood as I believe Arctica is, so I had to give it a try. Met some work colleagues at the bar, we had some appetisers & ordered one of there signature beers, I was pleasantly surprised, they have an extensive beer & cocktail list & the service was friendly, but not over the top, bartender called Lauren told us about the theme of the place & bought us a round, think Ive found my new watering hole.

Pros: potato skins, beer list

Cons: crowded after work

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Arctica is a great addition to the Murray Hill neighborhood. Went there for dinner and drinks and was quite satisfied. The place is nicer than 95% of the places on 3rd avenue and has a decent / interesting bar menu. I split a delicious thin crust pizza with a friend, while Javier, our server did a fantastic job. It was not crowded on a Sunday night but if crowded, the small space between the bar and the wall could seem cramped unless they ditch the bar stools on the weekend evenings. I'll definitely be back before I repeat at any of those other Murray Hill "spots."

2
★★★★★

Arctica is a great addition to the Murray Hill neighborhood. Went there for dinner and drinks and was quite satisfied. The place is nicer than 95% of the places on 3rd avenue and has a decent / interesting bar menu. I split a delicious thin crust pizza with a friend, while Javier, our server did a fantastic job. It was not crowded on a Sunday night but if crowded, the small space between the bar and the wall could seem cramped unless they ditch the bar stools on the weekend evenings. I'll definitely be back before I repeat at any of those other Murray Hill "spots."

Pros: Service, Thin Crust Pizza

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Not awful, just uninspired. Doesn't seem to know if it's a college bar or a restaurant. Service adequate, food okay.

1
★★☆☆☆

Not awful, just uninspired. Doesn't seem to know if it's a college bar or a restaurant. Service adequate, food okay.

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My girlfriend and I have had dinner here a few times since they opened about 2 months ago. It is a perfect neighborhood spot during the week, nice decor (wood, leather, and fireplace), decent food, good food & drink prices. So it was a no brainer as to where to hold my girlfriend?s birthday party. The owner was very accommodating to us; he reserved the downstairs ?Ice Bar? for us and even gave us a free platter of appetizers. It has become my new neighborhood hangout Mon-Wed, it gets a bit too crowded on weekends (especially the narrow bar space) for my tastes. If you are looking for a decent bar in the Kips Bay/Murray Hill area, go here instead of the ridiculously priced Choice next door and The Joshua/515/Mercury Frat strip on 3rd & 34th.

2
★★★★☆

My girlfriend and I have had dinner here a few times since they opened about 2 months ago. It is a perfect neighborhood spot during the week, nice decor (wood, leather, and fireplace), decent food, good food & drink prices. So it was a no brainer as to where to hold my girlfriend?s birthday party. The owner was very accommodating to us; he reserved the downstairs ?Ice Bar? for us and even gave us a free platter of appetizers. It has become my new neighborhood hangout Mon-Wed, it gets a bit too crowded on weekends (especially the narrow bar space) for my tastes. If you are looking for a decent bar in the Kips Bay/Murray Hill area, go here instead of the ridiculously priced Choice next door and The Joshua/515/Mercury Frat strip on 3rd & 34th.

Pros: Nice decor, good drink specials, friendly owner

Cons: Narrow Front Bar Space

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A group of us decided to check out this new neighborhood spot and I would def recommend it. The bartenders were really nice , kept giving us free beers and a round of shots, the owner came over and said hello....it was really warm, (2 fireplaces) clean, and cozy. The upstairs was a bit small around the bar area but there is a downstairs ice bar which was closed for a private party but could def be a cool spot to hang out in , with a jute box and a pool table :) They also serve food which looked totally yummy-id def try it out!!

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★★★★★

A group of us decided to check out this new neighborhood spot and I would def recommend it. The bartenders were really nice , kept giving us free beers and a round of shots, the owner came over and said hello....it was really warm, (2 fireplaces) clean, and cozy. The upstairs was a bit small around the bar area but there is a downstairs ice bar which was closed for a private party but could def be a cool spot to hang out in , with a jute box and a pool table :) They also serve food which looked totally yummy-id def try it out!!

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