The Carlyle is my second home; its tearoom is my office annex. My hair is cut by Yves Durif on the third floor, and I rarely miss a season of song at the Cafe Carlyle.
The last bastion of fine cabaret in New York, and the only place to enjoy a high-wattage live performance as exceptional as the food. Head across the lobby to Bemelmans Bar after dinner for a gin martini and more live music, in a setting that keeps the night's old New York fever dream alive.
The golden age of New York cabaret comes alive each night at Café Carlyle. With an authentic Manhattan backdrop and a soundtrack that is classic cabaret, Café Carlyle is known for headlining incredible talents; including Laura Benanti, Alan Cumming, Judy Collins and Woody Allen, who regularly appears with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. Music has always been an essential part of The Carlyle, and it is on spectacular display at the Café Carlyle since its debut in 1955. Seating up to 90 for dinner and a performance, the supper club offers a unique intimate space and is highlighted by music-themed wall murals by Marcel Vertès. At Café Carlyle, guests experience and engage in the lost language of elegance and sophistication. As the New York bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, Café Carlyle completes the Manhattan experience.