BlackTail

4.8
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395 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Romance
The American Bar with a Cuban Soul... Embrace the lush life.

BlackTail is open seven days a week from 5pm - 2am with live music every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Whilst we encourage reservations between 5-7pm, we also accept walk-ins.

Email opentable@blacktailnyc.com for any issues regarding your booking.

For tables of more than 8 guests, please email us at reservations@blacktailnyc.com.

Please note that for all reservations, tables will be held for 15 minutes after which the reserved seating will be released. Parties of 5 or more must be in complete attendance before being sat. For any further questions please email hello@blacktailnyc.com.
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PB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Pretentious - over extending and under achieving. Second time there, will not be back.

LD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great cocktails and vibes!

m
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Second time here and I absolutely love it. The cocktails are amazing and so well done. Only comment is the cod croquettes were a little fishy this time but still enjoyed the entire experience.

SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Noisy table behind us with rude language very audible across the bar.

G
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

A globally very disappointing experience. So-so cocktails, simple, yet very bad food (how is it possible to serve bad chicken tenders?) inexperienced, inattentive and unattractive staff, a decor that resembles a steakhouse chain born in the Midwest.

LA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They took so long to serve the food, but over all food was great, and service was excellent. Of course I will be back on Sunday for the live music.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Can not give review on food as the kitchen closed when we got there at 11:30pm

HW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. The drinks are mixology art, the vibe is so grown and sexy, and Chorizo burger is slammin!

GS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstaing as per always. Diego was masterful behind the bar. Will be back soon!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional. Very attentive service, amazing cocktail program, and delicious food. We are from Chicago, and we wish we had this experience here.

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Unique blend of crafted cocktails and Cuban flare that is a captivating date spot!

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Must-visit in NYC.
Everything was outstanding. The atmosphere, the drinks and the food.
Got it recommended by cocktail chemistry (YouTube channel about cocktails) and it was definitely one of the highlights in NY.
10/10.

TB
London
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place.

Unusually cold though, with apparently no control by the bar to monitor temperature.

Otherwise great place.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went to Blacktail on a whim before heading uptown to see a show. From the moment we entered it was like we had been transported to a speak easy set in the middle of Havana. One thing the reviews don’t tell you is near the front desk, they have stacks of blank postcards that if you fill one out, they will put postage on it and mail it for you! We ordered the Cuban, the empanadas, and a salad. This was plenty of food for two people. The taste and quality of each item was AMAZING! We also ordered a couple of drinks and they were blended to perfection.

Don’t forget to save room for the warm churros for dessert. They were excellent as well.

Our next trip to NY we will definitely be back.

R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Blacktail is a wonderful lounge and bar for a drink with a friend of group of friends. You feel like you are on vacation!!! Recommend highly for drinks service and ambiance!!

d
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun place!! 2nd visit!! One of the best cheeseburgers ever
There were 5 of us and we split 5 or six tapas .
In the battery park ever!

FR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic drink menu, amazing rum selection available by 2oz pour and great food. Music is a bit loud, not a place for an intimate conversation but the decor and general vibe made for an awesome night

M
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceeded expectations. Great atmosphere, excellent professional service and the drinks. Wow. The drinks. You don’t get ranked #41 in the world by accident.

D
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sunday nights they have live jazz and it is really good. Has a local vibe. Highly recommend this place.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved BlackTail - fantastic ambiance, incredible drinks, and delicious light bites.

NY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is simply the best! The service is perfection and the ambiance is beautiful. The drinks and food are top notch. Reservations are highly recommended and worth it. Can’t wait to visit again.

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We went here on a first date, and the place was amazing. The drinks were great. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic. They seated us at a sofa, where it was quiet and we could really talk. Fabulous place.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really love it everything in that place, food, cocktails, music and service. I recommended already all my friends. Amazing experience. Thank you.

TR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

It’s a great setting for a first date. The live music was too much- it was too loud bc they’re set up right near the tables. Honestly, we left bc we couldn’t hear each other.

LD
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing cocktails and food. The Cuban sandwich is a must try. Our server was efficient and gracious. We had a lot of fun. Oh, try the churros as well. My partner is not into sweet but he loved them.

BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambiance and inventive (though expensive) cocktails. However, all but one of the dishes we ordered were awful. Plus so over the top loud we could barely have a conversation at our small table. Unless you’re into incredibly noisy, expensive bar scene, I don’t recommend this place.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Everything about this cocktail bar is designed to create a great ambiance for good conversations with your guests. But, I guess the place is too popular because the tables for two are tightly packed side to side. I had a reservation but I felt like they were doing me a favor to give me a table for two crowded between two other similar tables. We might as well have been a party of six for how close we were. Dark fancy bars with $18 drinks should do better than that.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful absolutely wonderful service and quality of our drinks and appetizers

BP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 1

Went to Blacktail last Saturday night. Food was amazing, small plates . Service was really, really slow and it didn't look overly busy. Drinks, overpriced and not worth the money. I understand the bar area being a cuban theme, what I don't understand is not having a view of the beautiful harbor and especially the statue of Liberty in the actual restaurant area. Seems like kind of a waste.

Would I go back, probably not. Would I recommend them to a friend? No

JM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Hidden gem in Battery Park. Amazing views and a HUGE bar downstairs. The Cuban theme 1920s is great and the drinks were delicious. The drink book gives a great history. The cauliflower was over the top and the steak tartare was good. Small plates to enjoy.

r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was a great place to go on a date night that was intended to be both fun and romantic. While the room is a bit noisy with music playing, it was still fun and appropriately themed. The drinks were all fantastic and creative, and the food was done very well. All that said, the drinks are on the pricey side of craft cocktails, and the food was not consistently at any great value. Without any windows to the outside, it did help the allusion of being at a Cuban-themed speakeasy, but the location and premises do not really beg for a return experience.

ET
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great drinks and very attentive server! Loved the live music too. I’d recommend making a reservation - it can get really busy

c
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Best cocktails in the city

MJ
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The bar was placed in a very scenic location, making it ideal for the style of bar. The cocktails were of amazing quality, as too the ambience. Did not dine in, but was happy to sit through a few rounds of cocktails.

Amazing cocktails, great location, awesome atmosphere. Highly recommend.

C
New England
123 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and drinks!!!

OT
New England
125 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Frisée salad, empanadas, prawns, mushroom cavatelli, hamburger and tres leeches were all outstanding! Can’t wait to return on our next trip to the city!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visiting NYC after living here for years. Went to see the band which was awesome. Loved Blacktail!

JC
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Blacktail is one of my favorite cocktails bars in NYC. We're known for great cocktail bars in NYC but this place has the best customer service and an extensive amount of yummy drinks. Food is good but it's the service that is amazing.

KE
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved it hear! Cool vibes. AMAZING COCKTAILS. Good music.

BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service, wonderful location.

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