The Campbell

The Campbell

Photo: The Campbell

Neighborhood: East 40s
Type of Place: Bars Lounges


The glam returns to New York City at The Campbell located inside Grand Central Terminal. The meticulously restored space offers a refined, yet approachable atmosphere. Tucked away in the south corner with stunning 25-foot high hand painted ceilings, the Campbell offers a glimpse into the city's past with an eye toward the future. Now in the hands of the Gerber Group, led by Scott Gerber, new contemporary design elements have been added by the acclaimed design firm, Ingrao. 

Once the office of financier John Campbell, a past member of the New York Central Railroad Board, the space was originally intended as a reception hall.  Now, it has been transformed into three separate and distinct areas:

The Campbell Bar featuring a green quartzite bar with custom brass sconces, mohair and leather furnishings overlooking all the action.

The Campbell Palm Court a lounge area with rattan bar stools and high-top cafe tables surrounded by towering palm trees.

The Campbell Terrace an outdoor vernada with a full bar, allowing guests to enjoy the bustle of Midtown firsthand.

The Campbell is the perfect destination spot for a night on the town with cocktails, as well as for travelers wishing to escape for a few moments before catching a train. The bar offers a modern selection of cocktails, including the Aviation made with Nolet’s Gin, crème de violette, Maraschino liqueur, and fresh lemon; John Campbell’s Martini with Stoli Elit, Carpano dry vermouth, and olives; and the Grand Central Spritz with Grey Goose, St. Germain, mint, and Prosecco. Elevated bar fare is also available, including Crispy Tuna Tartare Tacos, Meatball Sliders and a Grilled Cheese with aged gruyere and smoked mozzarella on sourdough bread.

The renovation of The Campbell marks a welcome return of a true piece of New York City's history. See more

  - Thomas Rafael

The Campbell
15 Vanderbilt Ave (Off 43rd St)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 297-1781