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48 Lounge

48 Lounge is a Premium Cocktail Lounge with a delicious menu of small plates including dishes such as gourmet grilled cheese, tuna tartar, and filet mignon sliders. Located in Midtown Manhattan, 48 Lounge is just one block south of Radio City in Rockefeller Center, and within close proximity to Times Square, the Marriott Marquis, the Hilton Hotel, and the Jacob Javits Center. 48 Lounge has received numerous awards including the 2012 Concierge Choice Award for NYC Best Bar/Lounge as well as Zagat Award of Excellence 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013.

48 Lounge is a luxurious multifaceted Event Venue and hosts all event types from corporate cocktail receptions, meetings, screenings, and presentations, to social celebrations such as Birthdays, Engagements, Bachelorettes, Weddings, and Premieres.


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39 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(39 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 39 reviews
5 stars
(8)
4 stars
(22)
3 stars
(6)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(2)
Food 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • vibrant bar scene(18)
  • good for groups(14)
  • hot spot(14)
  • late-night find(13)
  • special occasion(7)
  • romantic(6)
48 Lounge Reviews List
Review 1 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2013
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 2 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Happy Hour

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I went here for happy hour on a friday and had a great time. The crowd was corporate NYC and the bar food was pretty good (not amazing but good)."
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Review 3 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 4/05/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2013
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2013
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Review 4 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2010
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Review 5 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great atmosphere and food but small tables

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Dined on 2/26/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great atmosphere and food but small tables to sit and dine. I came here with my girlfriend and we had to hunch over the small coffee-table like dining table to enjoy the appetizers and the food. Good music, Great Vibe, Helpful People."
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2014
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 6 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2011
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Review 7 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/09/2016
 2010
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Review 8 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 9 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

pleasantly surprised

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great food and lively scene. We chose 48 Lounge as our after show spot. We wanted a places where we could order food but not have to sit down to a whole meal. Our visit was on a Thursday night. The hostess sat us right away even offering the VIP section.
The waitress came over quickly for our drink orders and to explain the small plate menu. She was super helpful and attentive. The drinks were yummy and the food was delicious. Our favorite was the miso pork sliders with pickle slaw. Absolutely fabulous! The lounge had a DJ playing a great mix of new and old. Overall, we are very happy we tried 48 Lounge.
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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 10 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/08/2016
 2009
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Review 11 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find
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Review 12 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

great little lounge/bar on 48th

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 13 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/23/2015
 2012
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Review 14 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The filet mignon sliders and grilled cheese were great. Very filling. The seating was comfortable and the noise level made talking difficult but not impossible. Seemed like a place for business folk to gather. We preordered the bread pudding but were too full to eat it. So we asked to take it with us. After waiting 20+ minutes we just left. The servers were attentive."
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2009
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Review 15 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/30/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2015
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 16 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/27/2015
 2008
Dined on 10/27/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/27/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Perfectly Made Up!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Due to a private event that was being hosted on the night of our reservation, we were unable to complete our stay at 48 Lounge. However, the manager was very accommodating and sent us to their new location at Parkview Lounge. The drinks and menu are exactly the same as 48 Lounge and we found the new location just as inviting as the original. The birthday celebration went on as planned and we had a lovely evening."
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2007
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 18 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2006
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2006
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Review 19 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent Tapas and Drinks served well.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/06/2015
 2012
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Review 21 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/11/2011
 2010
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Review 22 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2013
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2013
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Review 23 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

48 Lounge not the place for conversation

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"48 Lounge is a trendy , up scale spot strategically located on the 1221 Block of Avenue of the Americas. Definitly a place to be seen but not heard. Drinks are uneventful and unremarkably priced. The food is unremarkable and should be re labeled as hoursedervs or finger food. With that label the $$ rating would be more accurate at $$$$$$."
Dined on 8/06/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 24 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/22/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 25 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Lovely and Lively

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Good food (tapas); a little expensive if you want to order enough for a meal. Everyone is friendly and attentive."
Dined on 7/01/2015
 2009
Special Features: hot spot
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Review 26 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Exceptional Service

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I really enjoyed my experience here, the management was very attentive and the staff was friendly. The food was also very good, it was the perfect way to start the evening before catching a show at Radio City!"
Dined on 6/26/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Review 27 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/24/2010
 2010
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Review 28 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/22/2015
 2008
Dined on 6/22/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/22/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 29 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice Lounge!

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This lounge was a great find. The interior was beautiful and the drinks were great. The tapas were okay but I bet most people come for the drinks anyway. We reserved a table for about 9pm on a Friday and it was very quiet and we kind of had the place to ourselves until around 11pm. At that time, the music was very loud and it turned into more of a party. I would go back!"
Dined on 6/05/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 30 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

quiet lounge with good food

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"For a lounge, this place was very quiet on a Friday night at midnight. The music was really good and the food was good as well. The surf and turf, the fish tacos and the beef empanadas are all recommended. However, they are overpriced, especially the surf and turf. That being said, the ambiance and the chill vibe makes the place a good visit, especially if you stroll in just for drinks with friends. The setting is really quaint and pretty, with plush couches and throw pillows. The waiter took forever with our check, even when they had a card on file and we both went up there to let her know that we were ready to leave because she had already taken too long to check up on us."
Dined on 5/16/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, late-night find
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Review 31 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2015
 2015
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, notable wine list, late-night find
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Review 32 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food was too salty. Drink too strong . Too loud

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"When we sent the drink back the manager was insistent we get another. Didn't listen to what we asked for. Seats were too far apart for easy conversation . Music too loud"
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 33 for 48 Lounge
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Chic venue, great tapas style food!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We stopped into 48 Lounge for a pre-show dinner, and absolutely loved our experience. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We had a table for two booked, but chose to actually sit at the bar in the end. The ambience of the place is amazing with soft blue and orange lighting, easy on the eyes, and sets a very relaxed vibe. We also liked the way all waitresses were dressed in sophisticated black dresses, very impressive!
As for the food, we ordered a few items from the tapas-style menu, and all of them were super delicious! No complaints at all on the food or drinks!! Made for the perfect stop for what we needed.
Great place, I'll be going back there again!"
Dined on 12/30/2014
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Ratings-Only Reviews for 48 Lounge
Based on the average of (6) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.2 / 5
(Very Good) 3.2 / 5
4 out of 6 recommend this product
Food 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic