Hotel Griffou

Manhattan – West Village

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Hotel Griffou

21 W 9th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Manhattan, NY 10011


In the 1870s, the Hotel Griffou was reportedly a dignified place to lodge and dine, but by the time 1918 rolled around it was louche, ringing “with the laughter and high talk of a younger group, known as the ‘Griffou Push.’” Author Arthur Bartlett Maurice wrote, “Brave dreams were there, and limitless ambitions, and some achievement. But in many cases pallida mors [pale death] came knocking all too soon.” After years as another downtown hotspot, Marylou’s, Hotel Griffou was resurrected by a crack team of restaurateurs who installed classic cocktails, an old-school New American menu (lobster-thermidor fondue, golden-brown fried seafood calabash showered with homemade potato chips) and a series of dining rooms filled with eclectic art, including spooky Little Red Riding Hood capes.

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  • American ExpressAmerican Express
  • Bar/LoungeBar/Lounge
  • Fireplace(s)Fireplace(s)
  • Good for GroupsGood for Groups
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  • Private Function Room(s)Private Function Room(s)
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