The space is great. End of story. <br> <br>Now I understand that people will be upset at the hostess for her ""discretion"" however, I am extremely thankful for this so I am not sitting there enjoying my drink with business partners and have Hank and Peggy Hill sporting their Birkenstock open toe - thank god for the white socks- mosey on up beside us taking pics for facebook. This is still Manhattan - even if it is in Grand Central Terminal.
Some friends and I took a trip to NYC in April 2009 and The Campbell Apartment was the first place we went for a cocktail. Not only had a friend who used to live in NYC recommend it, another friend from CT suggested it as well and even met us there. When we got to the lounge, we were promptly seated (at 6:30 on a Friday night when it was starting to fill up with the afterwork crowd) by a hostess as pleasant as she was beautiful. Our waitress was even better--professional, prompt, friendly--just a doll! She even offered to take a picture of us before we left, which we loved even if we did look like tourists. The drinks were amazing, the people watching was worth it (there is no eye candy better than a man in a suit who knows how to wear it!) and the service was spectacular. Perhaps they've changed the dresscode since then (which I happily welcome and will dress accordingly when I visit again), but I have the picture to prove that everyone in my party was in jeans (except for my CT friend who was coming from work) and the staff did not even blink. I am returning to NYC next week, this time with my husband for a Valentine's Day weekend trip. The Campbell Apartment will be our first stop.
Went there there on a thursday with friends and was amazed at how beautiful the room was. The place was packed but it really does feel like a secret in grand central. <br>The hostess's were lovely and professional and after a drink at the bar we were seated near the front of the room.The only problem was are server who was wearing a suit instead of a cocktail dress like everyone else. she was very cold and abrubt and wouldn't smile at all. but who knows everyone has a bad day right? that aside I am looking forward to coming back for another drink. (and hopefully another waitress)
Although the space is great and very convenient, the hideous door staff are a real turn off - to the extent that I have stopped coming here and have steered my friends away. I have seen these gum chewing trogoldytes give perfectly acceptable trying-hard tourists the rudest up-and-down. Even if the place is misguidedly trying to create some kind of club vibe (ridiculous given the location and demographic), no responsible and/or decent owner would allow doorpeople to behave like that. I even saw a too-cool-for-midtown woman with a broken foot get turned away because she was wearing... ONE SNEAKER on her broken foot. \r <br>Can the owner of this beautiful bar please deal with the door issue!
Beautiful Space, Delicious Specialty Drinks, Romantic Date Spot!
The Campbell Apartment is the PERFECT, most UNIQUE, ROMANTIC space in midtown and the entire city. I came the other night with my husband and the sweet hostess explained they were finishing up with a private event and would be opening shortly and if we liked we could start with a glass of wine at the Parlor bar and move inside once the bar was clean. She held a table for us and came and got us right away when the bar was setup. We had a comfy seat in front of the fireplace with a great view of the room. I definitely reccommend their new Apisco Sour cocktail. I've never had anything like it before. Working in the hospitality business myself, I really appreciated the staff's ATTENTION to us while they were very busy. We loved the Campbell Apartment and will definitely be back soon
I appreciate a place with good service but this place has the RUDEST and the most OBNOXIOUS hostesses you'll ever come across. I was appalled the moment I stepped foot in this place which I was looking forward to checking out with some friends. My advice to you all...STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE! Don't waste your time. Spread the word. And my advice to the Management...hire staff with better manners! Btw, if I could rate this place below 1 star...I would! Bottom line...NOT RECOMMENDED.