Death & Co.
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- Downtown Manhattan, East Village
Death and Company
- Cocktail Lounges, Bars, Night Clubs, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Cocktails, Yes, Full Bar
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Above Average
12/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The Australian bouncer that placed our name on a long waiting list was friendly, welcoming and made me want to come back in the one hour wait time. He promised to call when ready (about one hour) he did not call so we went to a dive bar down the street; we ventured back, close to the 2 hour mark and still had another couple in front of us. We decided to wait it out and once inside was not extremely impressed but found it charming and a great place to take someone looking for a good stiff drink.
05/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Everything about Death & Co. is se xy. The decor, the drinks, the food, the bartenders.... you name it. Its great for dates, to have a few drinks with your friends, even to take out cool business associates.
The drinks are delicious and everything about them is a little work of art. They even pair them with the proper ice cubes that will melt at the right time, to open the flavors of the liquor and mixers- and everything is fresh. The food is really tasty and is presented quite nicely. They are all small portions which is perfect for sharing and who wants a huge meal at a lounge? Everyone should try the mac & cheese on the spoons---mmmmmmmmm.
The best cocktails by far in NYC.. . No, really.
03/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I tried to meet my husband at a place owned by the same person, Ravi Derossi, but the owner blocked the door and wouldn't let me inside until he finished a cell phone call, then screamed ""You're a b-tch!"" when I told him we were leaving because he had been rude. With so many great NY wine bars, why go to one owned by someone who acts like a thuggish bouncer and verbally abuses women? I prefer places that treat customers like human beings.
03/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Thats it! No more Mr. Nice Guy. I'm sick and tired of any moron having the ability to take shots at me and post it online without me firing back or setting the record straight. I am a doorman at a very popular NYC lounge and I can't stay quiet anymore. For you overgrown babies, the gloves are off. You know who you are. You're the ones that when I can't let you in, you become a cranky two year old with diaper rash. What's up with that? Why do you take it so personal? Why would I make it personal? I don't even know you. And from the attitude, I'm glad I don't. if I can't let you in, I CAN'T let you in. It has nothing to do with you. If you think it does, maybe you should use your time to work on your self-esteem then to go online to complain and trash others.
So thats it. I have decided to give a voice to all the doormen in NYC. For all the doormen that have to bite their lips and just smile at the multitude of asses that pass through their doors or that don't pass through. Don't get me wrong, for every one moron there are ten really great people. If the good didn't outweigh the bad I would get out of the business. I just can't stay quiet when some moron that doesn't even know me goes online to bash me. I'm from NY. You can't trash me and not expect backlash.
Just to let you know, I remember every face that gives me an attitude or insults me. If you don't adjust the attitude, I just might not have anything available every time you step up to the door. Remember, bars are for adults looking to relax and have a good time. Overgrown babies are not allowed and should stay home. Maybe if that rash clears up you might be a happier person.
For those who choose to go online to berate us hardworking doormen; stop being cowards. If you want to trash us, do it to our faces. But we all know that won't happen. Only the strong can handle confrontations, thats why you do your complaining online.
For all the truly nice people that step through my door, thank you. Cheers.
02/25/2009Provided by Citysearch -
First of all, the reason you need to sit down in a place like this is because it's a regulation to make sure a fire marshal can get through and there are capacity rules with a location this small. They follow the rules. That is why it?s important to make reservations. The bouncer will let someone in based on strict availability. This means that once you do get in you will have somewhere to sit.
This is a unique and one-of-a-kind speakeasy type bar that captures a cocktail lover?s dream. The drinks that might be a bit pricier than your usual ?happy hour vodka tonics? are worth it. Compared to any other bar/restaurant that offers quality ingredients and spirits, they are actually very reasonable. The cocktails are innovative works of art that include such unusual ingredients such as pure strawberry puree and gin. You never knew you loved these distinctive combinations until you visit Death and Company. I recommend highly that you expand your taste buds through this gem. However, if you?re stuck in your ways, they can accommodate any craving with outstanding wine and beer as well.
The bouncers are friendly, and even if the space is at capacity they will take your name and cell phone number to call you as soon as vacancy is available. The bartenders are the best in the business and the cocktail waitresses are friendly and helpful with the creative menu.
If you are hungry please try the ?tapas like? menu that offers incredible treats such as spoon-full?s of the best mac & cheese you?ll ever taste and lamb quesadillas. I have loved every single item I?ve ever ordered there.
This is a marvelous little treasure in the East Village and I would highly recommend it to impress co-workers, out-of-town guests or dates. It?s dark inside and intimate so keep that in mind. This is not the spot for a large business meeting or family reunion. Very impressive and fun every time.
02/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
First off...if you are unwilling to pay $10+ for a drink don't go then complain about it.
if you are unaware the place is small and you may not get seated don't go.
if you cannot appreciate a finely mixed drink, fresh ingredients, and educated bar tenders don't go.
if you are looking for a place for 6 of your rowdy and loud friends to go this is not the place.
finally if you don't know how dress codes work or don't think places should have them this is not the place for you.
Sorry had to get that off my chest after reading the reviews before I went.
After reading the reviews we decided to go early before dinner so we would be guaranteed a seat. We went about 8ish and by 830 there was not a seat left. if you don't want to wait go early. We were lucky enough to get a seat at the bar which is definitely a must for your first time here. BTW the doorman was extremely nice and didn't hassle us for a second. Gave us a second option at a table if the bar couldn't accommodate. The bartenders are so educated on mixology it's amazing. I ordered directly off the menu because i had some ideas of what i wanted before i got there. My wife wanted something with Absinthe (since we've only had it louched at home) Not only did he come up with a variety of drinks specially tailored to what she was in the mood for but also gave an explanation of what was in the drink and its history. I compare the difference of Death and Co. to an average bar like that of going out and ordering a glass of ""merlot"" to pairing wine and a meal with the sommelier at a fine restaurant. Drinks were beyond my expectations and would definitely go again, plan ahead!
01/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This place make a decent cocktail but the preparation time is laughable. The space is poorly designed for what it holds itself out to be -- a quasi speakeasy where you can order mediocre bar food. If you have to get up to use the bathroom once seated, you are in trouble. The doorman situation is hilarious -- the one on Saturday night could barely hold the door open much less break up a fight should one have occurred. Although the bartenders dressed and looked the part, the bouncer was sophomoric and a rookie. Not the face you'd want for this type of place. Irrespective of the help, the drinks are good but not worth the hype or the wait. Take a pass. You won't miss anything.
12/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This was a perfect first date place. Conveniently located in the East Village, the subtle signage and burnished wood on the outside of the bar was welcoming and exclusive at the same time. The doorman on Saturday night was very nice and professional, and took our number telling us it was a half hour wait. Ten minutes later we received a call that 2 seats were available at the bar. As a woman sometimes it's hard to come up with a first date suggestion that will impress a man, but let me tell you this was perfect! The high bar stools at the marble bar and dark wood, along with the non-crowed, small intimate interior scored me major points. The bearded bartenders were chefs of their cocktails, so it didn't matter that it took us 10 minutes to decide on our first drink- we were captivated by the skill of our bartender mixing 2 drinks with one hand, and pouring another drink with the other hand. The large-cube ice is also a rare treat, and the way they break the ice in their hand with a spoon is really an old-fashioned throwback to classy expensive bars. But the prices here are pretty reasonable, especially for the delicious drink you will get. The Autumn Daiquiri was my first beverage, and its complicated flavors of rum, cinammon, and lime are so nice to warm up with. My date and I will definitely go back to this bar, and we'll get there earlier next time since it does close at 12. We didn't mind, however because the staff was very nice and did not make us feel rushed or unwelcome. They are very professional and let me say they have a sweet job!
12/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This place is NO FUN
It is a qaint bar with good design and good drinks...I'll give it that, But that's ALL
The management and the bouncer are constantly harassing you the sit down. If you don't have a seat, you can't stay in the bar! I was there with some friends, we had two tables so, we kind of bounced back in front to talk to each other, so sometimes you need to stand. BUT if you were standing for more than two minutes the manager would ask you to sit or leave.
Needless to say she ruined our night.
In addition, the bar has last call at 11:30