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 seafood appetizer sampler was amazin ...
The seafood appetizer sampler was amazing - as always. It is one of our favorite dishes. My wife had the rabbit and could not stop saying how much she loves it. The sweet potatoe side that came with my lamb chops was perfect. Overall, a great meal!
Food was mediocre at best. There are lo ...
Food was mediocre at best. There are lots of better and more reasonably priced places to eat. Would not return.
Excellent meal with family. The cesear s ...
Excellent meal with family. The cesear salad was odd but good. I had the lamb chop was perfection. The ciopinno was also good. My niece had the pork and her boyfriend had the sea bass. We had nothing left on our plates
Delicious meal. We will be back
Busy place for lunch. Food was very good ...
Busy place for lunch. Food was very good. We had a burger and a spicy filet mignon sandwich. For dessert we shared the profiteroles with a cognac caramel sauce. Superb. Definitely will return
Excellent service and food. The menu is ...
Excellent service and food. The menu is very approachable with lots of good options. I had a lobster club sandwich. Bit pricey at $32 for a sandwich and chips but there are few great options for a business lunch around there. The upstairs seating is more intimate and quiet if you are looking to have a real conversation.
Quick lunch. Hamburger was o.k., nothin ...
Quick lunch. Hamburger was o.k., nothing outstanding as well as the fries. My friend had the pot pie and said it was terrific.
Onion soup way too salty. sat 3 women by ...
Onion soup way too salty. sat 3 women by the noisy kitchen at lunch when restaurant wasn't full.
Our server was very busy with many large ...
Our server was very busy with many large tables. Took along time to order and even longer to get our bill. Food was great. Not sure I would go back. Disappointed it was Bobby Flay's restaurant, would have thought service and detail would have been better. Especially for dinner with wine $275 for 2.
Was pleased overall. ...Took my 16 yr ol ...
Was pleased overall. ...Took my 16 yr old dinner and a show...food was great....Apple Tart impressive! !
An excellent place for lunch. The salads ...
An excellent place for lunch. The salads were tasty and the entrees were good. Shrimp and grits and chicken with kale were quite good.
Outstanding as always. Every time I am ...
Outstanding as always. Every time I am in NYC I always make time to enjoy the experience. Food and service never disappoints.
Fantastic food! First time at a Bobby Fl ...
Fantastic food! First time at a Bobby Flay restaurant, it did not disappoint.
French onion soup and pork chop were ver ...
French onion soup and pork chop were very salty. Wait staff was not very friendly.
Some of the best food I've had in a whil ...
Some of the best food I've had in a while, killed it!!!
Service never missed a beat but far from personable.
Service was great and ambience was very ...
Service was great and ambience was very nice. Food was excellent.
Disappointing. I was there a few years a ...
Disappointing. I was there a few years ago but after this experience. I won't go back. It started off badly with the sommelier. We asked for a specific bottle of wine and my friend asked twice is the wine (reisling) was dry and twice, she answered yes. The wine that arrived was, without question, sweet. When we called her back to the table, she proceeded to argue with my friend, telling him that wines from the Mosel are never dry and that if we wanted a dry wine, we should have ordered her suggestion instead of the wine we asked for. Now, in this case my friend is from the Mosel region of Germany and is well versed on those wines, and he knew the winemakers and knows that each of those wines are also available in dry, and not just sweet. But, suppose he knew nothing about wine...the fact that she proceeded to argue with a customer, after being asked TWICE if the wine was dry was a bit too much. For the price of a meal at this restaurant, I would have expected her to say, "I'm sorry you are not pleased with it, allow me to bring a different wine". She then proceeded to break no the subject up once again when bringing another wine to the table. After that negative start, the rest of the staff was delightful and the food was ok. The spicy tuna tartar was universallly liked. My husband had the shrimp and grits and loved it. The mains were mostly described as "ok". I had the "cast iron chicken cutlet" which was fine, my husband had the fried chicken and it was great. Our fellow diners had the rabbit, and the duck which were also described as "ok". Our last diner had the lobster which he enjoyed immensely. For dessert, the banana cream pie was amazing. Two people were sharing the apple tart so they brought them a steak knife to divide it. To our surprise, that hefty knife was not up to the challenge of an apple pie!Each of 3 couples went home paying over $220, with an experience that varied from "ok" to "bad". $700 for the table, and none of us would go back.
My son and I ordered steak, both medium ...
My son and I ordered steak, both medium rare. His filet mignon arrived well done. It took awhile to get the server's attention. Once he saw he agreed it was overdone and took it away. Meanwhile, I'm sitting in front of my main course. Really throws the rhythm of a meal off, if your dining companion's main course has to return to the kitchen for a do-over.
There was bit of an an apology when a properly cooked filet was served. But no compensatory relief. Dinner for 2 -- $250. Not worth it.
Service was quick and accurate but a tad ...
Service was quick and accurate but a tad stuffy. Food and ambiance were wonderful. Love the menu.
This was a first time experience for my ...
This was a first time experience for my friends from out of town and they loved it. I had the shrimp and grits. My friends had the fish tacos and Cobb salad.
The shrimp were over cooked but the meal was okay. I usually get this meal so this is the first time that I've been disappointed.
Nevertheless, my friends enjoyed their lunch and the chocolate brûlée was fantastic!
Superb food and service! A real treat! O ...
Superb food and service! A real treat! Our waiter was attentive and
Had a business dinner and selected Bar A ...
Had a business dinner and selected Bar Americain because it was close to the client's office and convenient. Food, wine, service and everything else was outstanding. Steaks were cooked to perfection! I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal in mid-town!
A bit overpriced for drinks. Food good b ...
A bit overpriced for drinks. Food good but not great.
Delicious food - good business environme ...
Delicious food - good business environment. Food served in a timely manner. Convient midtown location.
This is my third time at Bar Americain a ...
This is my third time at Bar Americain and I have never been disappointed. Everything about the meal was wonderful and our waiter was excellent. He recommended a pork chop entrée which was absolutely delicious! Will definitely go again when I am in NYC to see a show.
I had a top notch experience at Bar Amer ...
I had a top notch experience at Bar Amercain- the food and service were excellent. The bill was fair at the end too! Great spot!
Very nice restaurant. Dinner was on a Su ...
Very nice restaurant. Dinner was on a Sunday. Out of lobster, out of rabbit. It looked like they either missed a delivery of shell fish or just didn't order properly. Food was good.
Great food, great experience. Wonderful ...
Great food, great experience. Wonderful place to meet friends and family, especially around the holidays. Maggie, NYC
The best 2 dishes have been taken off th ...
The best 2 dishes have been taken off the menu. They were the skate with smoked paprika and fried oysters with hollandaise and caviar. Most of the rest of the prepared food is overpriced and too sweet, etc. Fried chicken was dry, nothing special and extremely overpriced. Used to be a good restaurant.
Bar Americain did not disappoint. Best b ...
Bar Americain did not disappoint. Best beignets ever with amazing jam selection. The bananas foster sauce on the croissant French toast was delicious. Irish coffee was not great.
Very cold night. Table near the door. Ha ...
Very cold night. Table near the door. Hallway to the restroom had a cold wind blowing through it like a window was open. Needs weather stripping I think
Webwere a party of four and the hostess ...
Webwere a party of four and the hostess immediately inquired whether we were attending a show after dinner. We were not, and although we were early for our reservation we were seated immediately. The wait staff was professional as well as cordial and we were not rushed in any way. Our appetizers came out in a timely manner as did our cocktails and the staff checked several times to be sure everything was to our satisfaction and that our plates were cleared as each of us finished. The food choices are creative and the portions are generous. My snapper was cooked to perfection as was the sea bass another person in our group ordered. The desserts also were excellent; the dark chocolate crime brûlée with a pistachio crust was delicious. Although the restaurant was crowded, our dining experience was unrushed. We were there for two and a half hours and had time to enjoy the experience as well as our food. We would definitely return again.
Always a terrific experience at Bar Amer ...
Always a terrific experience at Bar American. A go to spot for brunch or dinner when in NYC. Diverse menu and excellent seafood.
Our original waiter felt he was too good ...
Our original waiter felt he was too good to wait on us but the management fixed that. They ran out of sea bass at 7:30 on a Fiiday night. Once these issues were addressed, it was a nice experience.
I've been meaning to get to Bar Americai ...
I've been meaning to get to Bar Americain for quite some time. Planned on taking a few clients out for a nice meal. The food was good, not great.
Expensive for what it was
Expensive for what it was
Our first visit did not disappoint. Food ...
Our first visit did not disappoint. Food was excellent as was the service. Especially liked the gal who did the wine recommendations. Looking forward to coming back on our next visit to NYC
Flew into NY for one night. Was extremel ...
Flew into NY for one night. Was extremely excited to eat at bar american being that I love watching Bobby Flay on TV. Was not impressed with the food at all. Not at all what I had expected it to be. The spinach was very salty, my rib eye lacked flavor, presentation of our appetizer and meal was not nice for a fine dining experience. Had one manager continuously watching our table. It was quite annoying.
First time there. Drinks at the bar. Din ...
First time there. Drinks at the bar. Dinner was great. Love the food. The people were so nice. Can't wait to go back
Having dined in various settings, from f ...
Having dined in various settings, from fairly low quality hotels to some of the best fine dining restaurants in the world, this restaurant was somewhere in the middle. The food was good, and - given that it's in Manhattan - the prices were reasonable. I wasn't blown away by the meal, but it was vastly superior to many of the other options, particularly within this price range. If you do want (proper) fine dining then this won't quite get you there, but it's more or less as close as you could get for these prices.
The service and ambience were very good. The waiter was attentive (topping up our glasses of wine / water without being asked etc). Our plates of food all arrived at the same time and were placed in front of the correct people without being asked who ordered which (a subtle example of attention to detail). The staff were also polite and friendly, welcoming us and taking our coats with a smile when we arrived; something which can't be said for many other restaurants or tourist attractions in Manhattan.
To summarise: if you want a relaxing atmosphere and good service for a quiet meal with friends or family without breaking the bank then this is the place for you. If you want top quality fine dining then you might want to look at somewhere different (and brace yourself for the bill).
Other comments: for those unfamiliar with Manhattan, the tipping culture is to give 18%. So if you check menus for restaurants when planning your visit be sure to add approximately a fifth onto the prices for a realistic estimate of what you'll pay. On the much more expensive end of the spectrum this is sometimes not required (as gratuity of some description is included in the - very high - prices). Not here, though.
Steak was slightly burnt and not good qu ...
Steak was slightly burnt and not good quality.
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