80 Columbus Circle, New York City, NY | Directions 1002340.767959 -73.982338
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
"Outside of the View, Nothing Special" – Mobar provides its window-seated patrons with a nice view of Columbus Circle and part of Central Park, but outside of that, it lacked decorative appeal, vibe, and did not offer the martini/drink selection we are used to at NYC lounges. Prices raged on the high side, while the wait staff was friendly. Many other options make this a non-repeat venue.
Exceptional Service – I visited the Mobar to celebrate my friend's birthday with some colleagues. Carlos was our server and he preformed wonderful customer service . I requested chocolate covered strawberries for my friend and Carlos suggested something different since it was her birthday, I asked him to surprise us. He said wouldn't be a problem, within minutes he came out with cheesecake that said " Happy Birthday" on it with a candle.
The timing , quality, and profressionalism of the staff in the bar were memorable and unforgettable.
Thank you Carlos.
A romantic hideaway above Columbus Circle. – On the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, adjacent to the lofty Lobby Bar, this tucked-away room offers a spicier alternative for dates and small get-togethers. Waitresses in Chinese silk tops serve drinks to the well-off 30- and 40-something customers, who relax in brown leather chairs or against tall, carved stone-back seats. Cinnabar-painted walls, gauzy gold curtains and bulbs with electric-orange filaments give the ambience a sexy spark. In addition to 20 wines by the glass, the bar serves a variety of extravagantly priced cocktails, some of which are blended with house-infused liquors. .
Classy Spot With One Hell of a View! – Right in the heart of Columbus Circle is a fantastic bar in the hotel of the Marderin Hotel on the 35th Floor of the Time Warner Building. Killing time before a show at Lincoln Center we walked to Colum. Circ. and upto the bar for a cocktail and it is super nice. The drinks are pricey, but you're paying for the ambience which it is amazing! Very Classy...very New York. We really enjoyed ourselves. I highly recommend it. If you have time for more than a drink, have dinner at Asiate on the same floor. And if you really have extra time check out the world class spa...also on the same floor. It's worth a trip just to see it.
try to get a seat in the lounge area.... – Been coming to this bar since it opened in '04, and love it. Yes, the drinks are exorbitantly priced at $18 per glass (the sake is very expensive particularly since the glass is so small), but I love the atmosphere, the decor and the ambiance. Try to get a seat in the lounge area (ask the hostess to put your name down-- if you're not a hotel guest, you will get a lower priority). The bar itself is a little uncomfortable and the patrons a little self involved, but if you can get the lounge area, and avoid the bar area, you will capture a little paradise in NYC. I used to have a favorite cocktail waitress, Olga... I wonder if she still works here. In any case, the food is decent, but, again, pricey. if you know what to expect (a potential wait, arrogant patrons, pricey drinks), then you can enjoy your experience...
Fabulous Drinks and beautiful spot! – Enjoyed an amazing evening at MObar Saturday night. The place is chic and sophisticated and the drinks are delicious. I found all of them to be very inventive - I've visited other times and they have new fun cocktails every season. The food was also yummy - We sampled quite a few items and loved everything. I would highly recommend MObar to anyone!
For A Good Time – Might be a bit of a wait but well worth it indeed. Creative drink menu, good music and SEXIE atmosphere made my bday a great memory - though no celebrity spotting that night, I'm sure they are around!
best views and decor anywhere. located in the most beautiful hotel in NYC – The drink menu is second to none. The elevator on the ground floor takes you up to the 35th floor in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The doors open and you are filled with beauty with the chihully sculpture and oriental decor. the lounge which is straight ahead has the best view in new york. the bar has one of the best cocktail menus I have ever seen. my girlfriend took it upon herself to taste 4 of them and loved them all. The Mandarin Sunset was her favorite with absolut mandarin, blod orange juice, lychee juice and lillet blanc. I am a large fan of beers and wow do they have a list. The Three Philosophers Quadruple was my favorite. If you like beer and cocktails and enjoy terrific views of central park, you have to go.
GREAT TIME - EVERY TIME – I have been to MoBar a number of times and this is a great bar. The people are sophisticated and worldly, you have great conversations in a fantastic setting, and the nightime views are terrific. This is a hip place for those that want a little elbow room, prefer the company of successful people, and like to enjoy themselves without having to sidestep drunks and slobbering juveniles. You have a wide selection of drinks and I really like the wines by the glass. A little pricey, but what nice place in NY isn't. A great place to take your date or meet one! Very classy.
Not worth the time but.... – This place is a hotel bar....seriously, like stated at other reviews that are related to the hotel bar scene....you should know what you are walking into.
The Madrian sports 800 min a nite rooms so expect to pay 18 bucks for a drink. This place is nothing but people wasting time with their lives and if they are staying in the hotel, like I was, your room has much more playful things in it than listening to some pencil neck talk about million dollar deals he be wanting to close to get that next big promotion.
One positive. The dirty's are good.
One negative....besides all the other....the mix in the bowls at the bar are Kirkland Costo brand!
Oh and the waitresses are supposed to bow to you but they didn't.
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