Lair

★★★★☆
Conveniently located downtown in the Soho/Nolita area this dynamic newcomer embodies a chic lounge, restaurant and private event space, all in one. Lair is intentionally designed to be just that. The distinct rustic metal work is innovatively crafted, resembling to some a Paris train station and to others a private chamber. Socialize with fashionistas, models, celebs and the corporate clientele in front of the cleverly designed and ever-changing lighting that exudes from the 30 foot bar or burrow into a dimly lit corner under the hand drawn ancient cave murals for an intimate encounter. Experience the succulent dishes created by the renowned Chef Chris Cheung (a veteran of Nobu, Ruby Foos and Monkey Bar), while sipping on specialty cocktails. Lair is the perfect location for corporate or holiday parties, product launches, cocktail or fashion events, dinner parties, birthdays and more.
  • 201 Lafayette St

    New York, NY 10012

    Cross street: Between Kenmare & Broome

    Map & Directions
  • 212-334-5247

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I hosted my husband's 30th birthday last Saturday and had an amazing time. Erica helped me plan every detail of the party and was so easy and friendly to work with. She gave me a tour of the venue and spent a lot of time with me going

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I hosted my husband's 30th birthday last Saturday and had an amazing time. Erica helped me plan every detail of the party and was so easy and friendly to work with. She gave me a tour of the venue and spent a lot of time with me going

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I decided to have my MILESTONE birthday party at Lair because it was one of the best options recommended to me by Shecky's Party Aid. I emailed back and forth with a promoter (I guess) who set my party up for me. After I described my

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I decided to have my MILESTONE birthday party at Lair because it was one of the best options recommended to me by Shecky's Party Aid. I emailed back and forth with a promoter (I guess) who set my party up for me. After I described my

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I went here for a party last weekend...really one of the worst experiences I've had out. Whoever was in charge was trying to charge everyone open bar, despite being told not everyone would have to. I was given a hard time by whoever was in

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I went here for a party last weekend...really one of the worst experiences I've had out. Whoever was in charge was trying to charge everyone open bar, despite being told not everyone would have to. I was given a hard time by whoever was in

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My friends and I just went to LAIR, a downtown modern dim sum lounge. We went for our friends 23rd Birthday Party and were a party of 9. When we initially made the reservation by calling the restaurant and given a hard time. They told us that they had a reservation immediately after ours and that we would need to be out by that time. We told the restaurant we would not be any problem and would be done by the agreed upon time. (Which was very disrespectful for a party reservation) Upon arrival, we were given the table by the door which was very drafty. We ordered drinks and appetizers to start our group off. The food took forever to come out. While we were waiting for the food we wanted to place additional food and drink orders but our waitress, Nichole was no where to be found. When we went looking for our server we saw her hanging out with a guy with a baseball hat and making-out with him. I spoke to her about how things were going not so well she responded that she would try her hardest to make things better. In the end Nicole worked thing out but was still very inattentive . The bussing and serving staff was so bad and would occasionally take away our dishes before we were done. Finally, after we talked to Nichole and Michael, the manager they tried to make the rest of the night positive. Desert was ok but they tired to push us out after we tried to pay the high bill instead of trying to make out night a positive one. Overall it is an okay downtown bar but the service sucks. I would not recommend going here.

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My friends and I just went to LAIR, a downtown modern dim sum lounge. We went for our friends 23rd Birthday Party and were a party of 9. When we initially made the reservation by calling the restaurant and given a hard time. They told us that they had a reservation immediately after ours and that we would need to be out by that time. We told the restaurant we would not be any problem and would be done by the agreed upon time. (Which was very disrespectful for a party reservation) Upon arrival, we were given the table by the door which was very drafty. We ordered drinks and appetizers to start our group off. The food took forever to come out. While we were waiting for the food we wanted to place additional food and drink orders but our waitress, Nichole was no where to be found. When we went looking for our server we saw her hanging out with a guy with a baseball hat and making-out with him. I spoke to her about how things were going not so well she responded that she would try her hardest to make things better. In the end Nicole worked thing out but was still very inattentive . The bussing and serving staff was so bad and would occasionally take away our dishes before we were done. Finally, after we talked to Nichole and Michael, the manager they tried to make the rest of the night positive. Desert was ok but they tired to push us out after we tried to pay the high bill instead of trying to make out night a positive one. Overall it is an okay downtown bar but the service sucks. I would not recommend going here.

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My friends and I just went to LAIR, a downtown modern dim sum lounge. We went for our friends 23rd Birthday Party and were a party of 9. When we initially made the reservation by calling the restaurant and given a hard time. They told us

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My friends and I just went to LAIR, a downtown modern dim sum lounge. We went for our friends 23rd Birthday Party and were a party of 9. When we initially made the reservation by calling the restaurant and given a hard time. They told us

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This newly opened venue is a great space to go out to with friends, celebrate a birthday, to try the tasty specialty cocktails or to have appetizers with friends.

I enjoy going to Lair, luv the great DJ's and high energy vibe. My

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This newly opened venue is a great space to go out to with friends, celebrate a birthday, to try the tasty specialty cocktails or to have appetizers with friends.

I enjoy going to Lair, luv the great DJ's and high energy vibe. My

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Great place! Recommend to all!
You have to try their chef's specials (by the renowned chef Chris Cheung).
We had a good time overall (we had a party of 10) and will definately come again. Place is small and cozy!

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Great place! Recommend to all!
You have to try their chef's specials (by the renowned chef Chris Cheung).
We had a good time overall (we had a party of 10) and will definately come again. Place is small and cozy!

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I would highly recommend Lair for a good time. I came with a group for a birthday pary, and we had reservations for bottle service. The staff was very friendly, from the moment we walked up to the door until we left. The service was great, and the prices were also good. We were very well attended to, which made spending the $ worth it. We ended up ordering some food, which is a plus to be able to do so. Everything we ordered was great! Music kept us dancing and we will come again and again!

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I would highly recommend Lair for a good time. I came with a group for a birthday pary, and we had reservations for bottle service. The staff was very friendly, from the moment we walked up to the door until we left. The service was great, and the prices were also good. We were very well attended to, which made spending the $ worth it. We ended up ordering some food, which is a plus to be able to do so. Everything we ordered was great! Music kept us dancing and we will come again and again!

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I came to this lounge for new year's with a few friends. I'm really suprised by the negative reviews this place has. My experience was completely different. We prepaid our tickets and had a smooth entrance. My friends and I were taken to our table w/o any hastle. The only down side was that the place seemed slightly over packed. However it was new years and one shouldn't be suprised.

im not a huge hip hop fan, but I have to say that everyone was dancing and so was I. Our food came out peridiacally and im suprised at the " raw seafood" comment, because oysters are meant to be eaten RAW.

Overall I had a great time and so did my friends.

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I came to this lounge for new year's with a few friends. I'm really suprised by the negative reviews this place has. My experience was completely different. We prepaid our tickets and had a smooth entrance. My friends and I were taken to our table w/o any hastle. The only down side was that the place seemed slightly over packed. However it was new years and one shouldn't be suprised.

im not a huge hip hop fan, but I have to say that everyone was dancing and so was I. Our food came out peridiacally and im suprised at the " raw seafood" comment, because oysters are meant to be eaten RAW.

Overall I had a great time and so did my friends.

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We paid ahead of time and we paid for vip treatment. We did not receive anything like vip treatment. We were promised to have seating for all of our party and there were not seats to accomodate half of us, We were promised hor"derves from 9 to 11 for our party but they barely brought any food to feed 4 people let alone 18 people, which is how many people we had in our party!They tried to take away our seating at one time. We were cramed in a corner that did not accomodate the number in our party and then they tried to take away our couch to give to someone else. . We had a great time because we made the best of it, but what we were promised we did not receive, which was quite frustrating! We will not be choosing them again for a New Years Eve party!

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We paid ahead of time and we paid for vip treatment. We did not receive anything like vip treatment. We were promised to have seating for all of our party and there were not seats to accomodate half of us, We were promised hor"derves from 9 to 11 for our party but they barely brought any food to feed 4 people let alone 18 people, which is how many people we had in our party!They tried to take away our seating at one time. We were cramed in a corner that did not accomodate the number in our party and then they tried to take away our couch to give to someone else. . We had a great time because we made the best of it, but what we were promised we did not receive, which was quite frustrating! We will not be choosing them again for a New Years Eve party!

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The staff was so rude to my party. The food wasn't cooked. All of our appetizers were raw including the seafood which were supposed to be cooked. We payed for VIP service and were treated as if we payed regular admission. The bathrooms were so disgusting you couldn't even use them. We spent over one thousand dollars and felt as if we sucker into ghetto old person bar. The crowd was mixed with people in their 20's but the majority was people over their 40's. Overall it wasn't a good night and i wouldn't recommend this bar to anyone. It was a waste of money and the dj wasn't great. Please save yourself some time and money and choose another NYC bar. You don't need the staff to treat you with lack of respect and talk to you as if your a child for no reason.

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The staff was so rude to my party. The food wasn't cooked. All of our appetizers were raw including the seafood which were supposed to be cooked. We payed for VIP service and were treated as if we payed regular admission. The bathrooms were so disgusting you couldn't even use them. We spent over one thousand dollars and felt as if we sucker into ghetto old person bar. The crowd was mixed with people in their 20's but the majority was people over their 40's. Overall it wasn't a good night and i wouldn't recommend this bar to anyone. It was a waste of money and the dj wasn't great. Please save yourself some time and money and choose another NYC bar. You don't need the staff to treat you with lack of respect and talk to you as if your a child for no reason.

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At first, it's a little hard to categorize Lair. It's a lounge with an emphasis on specialty cocktails that include ingredients like saffron-infused gin and chili pepper agave as well as red and white sangria. It's a club where after 10…

 

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