About Bar Americain
New York, NY 10019
Bobby Flay's Bar Americain is an American Brasserie featuring regional American food.
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
Out on business on Valentine's Day. Onl ...
Out on business on Valentine's Day. Only able to choose from prix fixe menu. Had Tuna tartare to start. The raw onion was so strong it overpowered the Tuna. Ate more bread than tuna. Next was the main course, which they appeared to forget us. Two tables came in after us and were nearly done with their main course before we got our food. The filet was good, and the horseradish brown sauce was great. The mashed potatoes were just ok. Finally for desert, there was a vanilla bean ice cream pastry. Pastry had no taste, but the ice cream was fine. Overall, for a renowned chef's restaurant, I was extremely disappointed. Expensive dinner for below average food.
Very disappointing. Got the prix fixe fo ...
Very disappointing. Got the prix fixe for valentines day, and didnt find it worth the money. The filet was cooked well, but it came with a terrible potato-salad type side that my fiance and I both found basically inedible. Came with some kind of roasted shallot with the paper still on it (how many times does Bobby talk about no inedible garnishes on Worst Cooks in America?) Everything else was fine, but completely forgettable. At $95/person, I'll go somewhere else.
I moved to Colorado a few years ago and ...
I moved to Colorado a few years ago and decided to fly back to New York to have my Valentine's Day dinner at Bar Americain. The past three times of dining here; the food was superb. To my disappointment my dining experience this time was not enjoyable at all. The servers and the concierge I must say we're very nice, but the food was overly salted and left a bad taste in my mouth. The deviled eggs: SALTY! Sent it back and it was replaced with a salty Tuna Tartar. The Prime rib: SALTY! followed by a tasteless vanilla bean pastry. The only thing i did enjoy were the oysters and those didn't have to be cooked. After spending over $300 for a meal that I didn't enjoy I can honestly say that I won't be returning. I'm not sure what happened to this restaurant. Bobby Flay is one of my favorite chefs and I've dined at many of his restaurant's. This is the first time that I've been so disappointed.
Horribly disappointed. Fixed price spec ...
Horribly disappointed. Fixed price special Valentine menu. $95 - 3 course meal. Ordered the crispy oyster appetizer. Got five fried lumps of corn meal. No visible oysters - no oyster flavor. Ordered prime rib for entree It came blackened. So black in fact that you couldn't tell the fat from the meat. Nor could you taste beef through the overwhelmingly strong "blackening" spices. Left 2/3 of it on my plate couldn't choke down another bite. Dessert was epic fail and sent back barely touched. Will never return. Worse meal ever
Good but not great food; good wine list. ...
Good but not great food; good wine list. I had a steak which was good but not outstanding. The food is a bit overpriced but I think that's partly due to the midtown location. Dining room is large but tastefully decorated and not noisy even though it was full. Service was good and consistent.
Bartender Martin was great! Waiter sat ...
Bartender Martin was great! Waiter sat us at our table, took our order, and was never to be seen again until we received our check. Ordered a Spinach Salad with a poached egg, and the egg came hard boiled. Ask that they split our salad for us, and they gave us one huge plate and put it in the middle of the table. Neither of us had separate salad plates. We had to ask for those, I asked for the manager and informed him about the hard-boiled egg. He brought us a poached egg. We ordered the chicken and red snapper entrées, after 45 minutes, and the restaurant was empty, we asked to settle up and were going to leave. The manager asked to give him two minutes. Our entrées arrived, both slightly over done. He did comp us for the salads, and gave us two vouchers for a future cocktail, however, given the service, quality of the food, and price, we would never return. Total disappointment when there are so many other options in NYC.
We were so looking forward to visiting B ...
We were so looking forward to visiting Bobby Flay's restaurant in NYC. It was a bit of a disappointment. The food was ok, not awful by any means, but we were expecting it to be great. The service started off really badly. In fact, we had to talk to the manager, and we never complain! The manager was amazing!!!! He helped us for a bit then introduced us to another waiter, who was great too! The decor and furniture are dated, it needs an update!
Really good spot in a good location near ...
Really good spot in a good location near the theatre district...but not enveloped by it. We had brunch prior to a Sunday matinee (Hamilton...spectacular). Bar Americain was the perfect spot and added positively to a great day in NYC. Food is very good and quite creative.
I didn't really eat much but I will say ...
I didn't really eat much but I will say the bartender was outstanding. The drinks were great. Someone in my party had duck confit, which he loved, and others who ordered filet mignon rate enjoyed their meal. I took my filet mignon home and realized it was overlooked for medium. The sides were ok also.
Lovely dinner, with great service and de ...
Lovely dinner, with great service and delicious food. Our meal was a bit slow to come out, but nothing egregious. My only small complaint was the sauce that was underneath the fried chicken completely overpowered the amazing chicken skin. I ended up not eating any of the chicken that had touched the sauce. Everything else about the meal was amazing!
I looked forward to going for awhile..I ...
I looked forward to going for awhile..I live upstate and visit my daughter in Manhattan every few months.. I wanted to try a Bobby Flay restaurant in NYC so we went and loved it..Great service... Atmosphere and food!
Delicious, well-prepared and unusually s ...
Delicious, well-prepared and unusually seasoned food. The chef takes great pride and care to make each dish special, from the Red Snapper down to the clove-marinated olives in the "I-can-only-drink-one Gibson Martini" and the hazelnut and pomegranate seeded Brussels sprouts.
Best of all, acoustics are good and the tables far enough apart, you can have a conversation without having to yell.
We like the BF brand but; Asked our wait ...
We like the BF brand but;
Asked our waiter for recommendations.
His reply was "depends on what color shirt you are wearing" "what color hair your date has"
sad part is he clearly knew the menu cold when I pressed him.
assuming that was a one-off experience
Good dining experience overall. Head wai ...
Good dining experience overall. Head waiter could have been more personable. He didn't seem to pay a lot of attention to us. Had to ask another waiter for a desert menu and it took our waiter approx 10 mins after that to ask us if we had chosen a dessert. At that point, we just requested the check. We'll be back for the US Open in September and plan to dine again with you. Thanks for reaching out.
Very bad expierence. Sat down at 630pm a ...
Very bad expierence. Sat down at 630pm and first service came 20 min later. Ordered a nice bottle of wine and everyone at table ordered the Filet. 30 min later, they came back and said they were out of the filet. Ordered another bottle of wine and ordered the rib eye. 30 min later they came back and said they were out of the rib eye. Could have told us up front they they were out of the steak. Left at 8pm and only would comp the chips. Terrible.
Had a group of work colleagues for a cel ...
Had a group of work colleagues for a celebratory work dinner. Convinced people to go here over other options as had been here before and found great food, service - reliable!
On the plus side, wine list good and sommelier very helpful. Waiter attentive and knowledgeable. Food also generally very good.
However, not sure what was going on as restaurant maybe only 2/3 full that night....service I found quite slow for a restaurant with these prices with Flay reputation. Ironically, colleague I had convinced to come here over other steak houses had to send his steak back once (and almost did so 2nd time) for being totally overdone. Most likely due to waiting too long in the pass. Who knows? Things I would expect from a lesser place, but not here....
Either way, whole experience was good..what I'm describing is "rich people" problems:). But have doubts about recommending it to others again in the future given other restaurants with similar ambience, prices, etc who nail all the elements every time!
Sorry, Bobby Flay:(
Right off I want to say that the staff w ...
Right off I want to say that the staff were very good, just the right amount of attention, courteous without being overbearing.
I got the feeling this place is on autopilot as far as food and decor. We went for a Sunday pre-theater birthday brunch. My guest ordered the crabcakes and we were told they were out. How can could they not have enough crab cakes at 12 noon? Poor planning. The seafood cocktails were good but the oysters in my Hangtown fry were lumps of fried breading. My guest's chicken pot pie was OK, tea service was correct.
We sat at a banquet at the right rear of the room, some of the seats were threadbare, There are heavy glass light panels on the alcove walls, the ones I could see were missing 2 or 3 of the 6 screws that hold them to the wall. The men's room was shabby and not quite clean.
Bobby should take a day off from TV filming and get this place spruced up, it's become run down.
Food came all wrong My daughter's omele ...
Food came all wrong My daughter's omelet came with cheese which she had requested to be omitted and then came back half cooked. My other daughter's hamburger was ordered medium and came practically raw. The fruit we odred for desert was a very poor looking assortment of grapes and soft blackberries. Not impressed at all.
Waitress was only sporadically attentive ...
Waitress was only sporadically attentive. Food was not prepared as requested but no waitress around to rectify. Decaf coffee was old, a common complaint but still not expected. Food tasted fine, but nothing to write home about. Exception was an awesome Bloody Mary - so kudos to the bar.
The food was excellent and the atmospher ...
The food was excellent and the atmosphere was modern 50's American. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. We came after the theater on the last reservation slot for the night but were treated with the same enthusiasm as if we were in the middle of the rush. The wine list was reasonably priced for NYC. I would have expected a little more spice from a Flay establishment but all in all a nice place and a nice time
I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner experien ...
I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner experience at Bar American. The food and ambience was amazing. Bobby Flay did not disappoint. The only negative we're the hostesses. They made you feel like you did not belong in the establishment. I ignored them after we were friends seated. Everyone else was so kind and accommodating. Thank you!
My family of five and I have traveled an ...
My family of five and I have traveled and dinned in restaurants all over the world. We live a few hours from NYC and went here as special treat while visiting the city for the day. All 6 of us agreed that it was the worst restaurant we have ever been too. What a waste of time, money and effort to get there. My 15 year old son said a burger from McDonalds would have been far better. Also, there is no children's menu which is very disappointing. What a pathetic excuse for food, service and hospitality. Total scam.
Specifically, no children's menu, I ordered a coffee which never came, waiter was MIA the whole time, food took 1 hour 30 minutes to arrive, burger buns were drenched in grease, fries were terrible, burger meat was below average in flavor, and bread basket was disgusting. Avoid at all all costs. There was no acknowledgment we had waited so long for our food.
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