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About Bar Americain
Bobby Flay's Bar Americain is an American Brasserie featuring regional American food.
New York, NY 10019
Hours of operation:
Weekend Brunch: 11:30am - 4:15pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 4:15pm; Dinner: Sun-Mon: 5:00pm - 9:45pm, Tues-Thurs 5:00pm - 10:45, Fri-Sat 5:00pm - 11:15pm
Between 6th and 7th Avenue
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are two parking lots near Bar Americain: on 52nd between 7th and 8th Avenues, and 52nd Street between 6th and 7th Avenue.
N/R and 1/9/F/D/B
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For parties larger than 4 please contact the restaurant at (212) 265-9700. A credit card will be required to hold these larger reservations.
Bar Americain Ratings and Reviews
The decor could probably use an update, but it was fine. Dinner was not inexpensive, but that was not unexpected. The service was okay. Not bad, not particularly noteworthy. I had the tuna tartare appetizer and the fried chicken, which is a house specialty. The tuna was very good, but the chicken was outstanding. Tasty, crispy and juicy all at the same time, and the right portion size. Filling without making you feel like you had to waddle home. I was certainly satisfied with dinner, to the point that I would go back if it were geographically convenient, but I would not tell people to go out of their way to try it.
The food was so delicious. The shrimp with grits was a first time experience and wow!...enough said. The all three raw bar shellfish cocktails (shrimp-tomatillo, crab-coconut, and lobster-avocado)were out of this world, my taste buds were singing and my stomach was very happy. The staff was very accomodating and very pleasant. I wish I could have met Bobby Flay though...awesome restaurant, just supurb.
Every thing was great. The bartender roger was very good in recommending drinks.made us feel at home. Waiters always on top of everything, great service. Food was very good except for the sea food platter the crab legs very salty too salty otherwise will be back again
2 issues. One, request would be for Saturday "brunch" which is when we went for a larger selection on the menu. Not enough breakfast choices, not enough lunch choices, in my opinion. Otherwise great experience. Some items did seem slightly over priced. I ordered a southwestern Cobb salad. It was very small and $21. It was good. Had I not had the onion soup for an appy, I would have still been hungry after the salad. Someone in our party had the hamburger. It was huge, but I don't think worth $21. either. Staff wonderful and attentive without being intrusive. We were not rushed at all as we wanted a leisurely lunch.
The service was fine and friendly but not forth coming with menu information or specific food information. I had the lobster salad sandwich and found the lobster salad just adequate but not great. I did like it paired with arugula and found that a great combination but the lobster salad itself was watery and very expensive.
We got a last minute reservation through open table. My wife and I were out for dinner and we both enjoyed every dish we ordered. The waiter explained the dishes well and his service was spot on. I would definitely recommend Bar Americain and I plan on eating here again in the future.
Very over priced & over rated. The rib eye steak was very good but for $46.00 it didn't come with any sides. When I ordered an $11 side it was a very very small portion! The shrimp & grits were the best appetizer on the table! We had 7 people & 6 out of the 7 were dissatisfied with the high price, portion size & overall taste.
The experience was over all very good. The food was wonderful, and service by waitstaff was amazing. But, kitchen service, not so much. The wait for the food was very long. I understand that such a place is for the experience, and is not for a quick bite. But we waited quite a while for our salads, and a very long time for the entree. As many great restaurants in Manhattan as there are, such a wait will decrease my desire to eat there again.
We had a wonderful experience at Bar Americain. The food was great, the atmosphere was great. I would recommend if you are with friends and are planning to split the check make it known. We ending up having to figure it out and divide it up on our own which was a big headache for our large group.
Despite the Tony Awards taking place in a theater about 2 blocks away (and guessing that this fantastic restaurant would be packed) we were easily able to get a reservation for dinner. The restaurant was singularly quiet especially when many diners departed to attend the Tony Awards.
The drinks were smooth and flavorful (margaritas with a call tequila). Shrimp and grits for starters (man, oh, man are they tasty!); followed by excellent filet mignon and a HUGE pork chop for entrees. The sauce on the pork chop was a bourbon based BBQ that was brilliant along with a creamed corn that was velvety smooth. A fully-rounded meal with fries and collard greens as sides.
Service was just a tich slow even with the lower guest count, but that didn't detract from the tremendous meal . We would return to Bobby Flay's choicest restaurant anytime. A fine experience all around.
My husband & I were going to the Tony's so the location was great. We shared a tuna tartare that was spicy and delicious, I had a red snapper over spinach and a delicious brown sauce (tasted like black bean) and my husband had duck. Everything was great .
We went here because of high ratings on Tripadvisor and also because we haven't seen skate on a restaurant menu for thirty years and here it's a regular item. The food turned out to be superb, the service was exquisite, the cocktails wonderful, and the attractive room was amenable to conversation, unlike so many deafening rooms nowadays. We highly recommend Bar Americain.
The restaurant has a solid menu most likely to please most diners. My son had the strip steak - it looked superb. Service was very good---our server cared about our food and our experience. Would recommend for general mid town dining and for groups. It can seem "busy" during key hours as its a wide open space.
First up i ordered the trio of cocktails, the lobster and the creme.brulee for dessert. After about 20 minutes our waiter returned to advise that the lobster was no longer available. I reluctantly ordered the skate.
The tri of cocktails was delicious, with the coconut crab being the standout.
Sadly to say, the skate was oily and tasteless, however the sauce that accompanied it was lovely.
Again, my dessert was a let down. It was poorly presented, no flair at all, just plonked on a plate with a piece of chewy biscotti. The biscotti seemed like it didnt belong to this dish and im not sure what it was supposed to add. Overall a big disappointment, mainly because i had such high expectations.
I was stunned with how bad my skate entree was. Salty, overcooked and of course pricey. What a disappointment.
Furthermore, the welcome staff was officious and did not seat us promptly at a table that was ready and within eyeshot because we were early, and had to seat the people behind us first. Never saw that before in any restaurant.
I have been to Bar Americain many times, but this bad experience means it is unlikely I will return. New Yorkers have countless options.
As always the food was great. It's loud and a good scene...the bar is small but good. Really good drinks. I guess if you're Bobby Flay you don't need to do "Happy Hour" specials, so the drinks are not cheap. The menu is not a value, but not outrageously priced. This trip, and this is the first time, the service was pretty slow and inattentive. That said, I've been to Bar Americain several times, even with my kids, and service has always been perfect.
It's a beautiful setting and so was the food. Layers of flavor but not excessively spicy. Playful food : I had fish tacos and you assembled them yourself and my husband, who is a fan of chicken pot pie was impressed with the smoky chicken pie with a sweet potato biscuit topper. A calm environment that encouraged us to linger over pots of tea. Attentive but nonintrusive service
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