Party Earth Review Grand Central commuters looking for a swanky cocktail in a historical setting will want to check out The Campbell Apartment, a luxurious 1920s throwback featuring intricate woodwork, soaring leaded glass windows, a decorative... ... read full review
15 Vanderbilt Avenue, at Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017
4, 5, 6, S: Grand Central-Lexington-42nd Street; B, D, F, M, 7: 42nd Street-5th Avenue
M–Th noon–1am, F noon–2am, Sa 3pm–2am, Su 3–11pm
Midtown, New York –
Grand Central commuters looking for a swanky cocktail in a historical setting will want to check out The Campbell Apartment, a luxurious 1920s throwback featuring intricate woodwork, soaring leaded glass windows, a decorative beamed ceiling, and creative cocktails with names like Prohibition Punch and Flapper’s Delight.
Once the elegant office of Jazz Age mogul John W. Campbell, this opulent parlor space is now outfitted with a sleek carved wood bar where hordes of dapper midtown lawyers, financial folk, and successful young professionals gather on weekdays for after-work whiskey.
Red, gold, and purple sofas and club chairs provide space for groups of commuters to relax around crocodile skin cocktail tables for a bite to eat before heading home, while later in the evening, couples and a post-theater crowd stop in for a quiet nightcap.
On weekends, stylish urbanites show up to mingle over table service or just relax by the stone fireplace complete with engraved griffin.
From the ground floor, the mezzanine with additional seating looks markedly similar to a church balcony, but despite The Campbell Apartment’s cathedral details, it’s refreshing to know that the confessional-like oak cabinets are filled with bottles of Knob Creek and Maker’s Mark.
After-work corporate crowd, finance types, lawyers, and midtown commuters on weekday evenings, younger professionals, tourists, and post-theater people weekday nights and weekends, late 20s to 50s.
Ambient mellow music. Live jazz Saturdays from 9pm to midnight.
Menu of upscale bar snacks featuring cheeses and charcuterie. Outdoor terrace open April–October M–F 2–10pm.
Menu $15–$30. Beer $7.50–$9, wine $12–$20, vintage cocktails $13.50–$16, champagne $12–$22, port $14–$45, single malt scotch $15–$50.
Business casual to dressy: button-downs, suits, nice jeans and tops, dresses and heels. Dress code: absolutely no t-shirts, sweatshirts, sneakers, baseball caps, shorts, or torn jeans.
Weekdays after work for a bustling business crowd, or later on weeknights and weekends where the vibe is more low-key but seating is equally hard to find.
Cipriani’s (110 East 42nd Street) is a great place to grab a meal earlier in the evening.