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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:45PM

Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:45PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:15PM

About Bar Americain

Bobby Flay's Bar Americain is an American Brasserie featuring regional American food.

152 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross street:
Between 6th and 7th Avenue

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$50 and over

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(212) 265-9700

Website:
http://www.baramericain.com/

Parking Details:
There are two parking lots near Bar Americain: on 52nd between 7th and 8th Avenues, and 52nd Street between 6th and 7th Avenue.

Public Transport:
N/R and 1/9/F/D/B

Executive Chef:
Bobby Flay

Additional:
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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (130)
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Creative Cuisine (78)
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Good for Anniversaries (61)
Modern Decor (55)
Group Bookings (52)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Lunch (44)
Brunch (38)
Bar Seating (38)
Hot Spot (35)
Romance (34)
Fun (33)
Casual (31)
Comfort Food (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Quiet Conversation (28)
People Watching (26)
Neighbourhood Gem (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Authentic (20)
Cosy (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Open Kitchen (12)
Healthy (12)
Spicy (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Child Friendly (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Seasonal (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
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Family Style (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great Beer (3)
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 (Austin)·Dined a day ago

Went to wicked after dinner. It was great

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

My mother's 60th birthday.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Child Friendly, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful eating place. Highly recommend the lobster avocado cocktail. The lamb was perfect. Noise level low so conversation across the table was easy. Favourite spot

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Group Bookings, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant never disappoints. Creative dishes. Attentive service.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Special Occasions
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall great experience: great ambiance, excellent food, wonderful service.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing service & food, huge portions & great taste

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Asparagus salad was VERY salty. Food was not what I expected from a Bobby Flay restaurant. Way to common.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 16 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Business Meal
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on 16 June 2017

My husband got way over-priced fried chicken that wasn't all that good. I understand NYC prices, but this restaurant's prices were too high for what we got. Nothing screamed great.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 June 2017

Have been here over the years and always enjoyed until this time. The bloom is definitely OFF. Looked like a place that is closing down - half empty. Sad!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 June 2017

It's been my dream to eat at Bobby Flay's restaurant, and I was definitely not disappointed. My only complaint was the length of time it took for the bill to be delivered once we had completed our meal.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 15 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 14 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasions
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 14 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Romance, Neighbourhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on 12 June 2017

Great food and great service - A bit expensive, but hey, it's in midtown Manhattan. Duck breast is my measure of a good kitchen. It was perfect.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Romance, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 12 June 2017

Food was good, but two of the meals, a lamb and a duck dish, were overcooked. But the potato chip appetizer was amazing and my pork was very good. It was my fourth time eating there, so I can forgive two overcooked dishes this time.

Tags: Group Bookings, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 11 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Special Occasions
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 June 2017

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 .

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Lunch, Special Occasions, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Excellent service, delicious menu selection, prompt seating, easy reservation process on line. Altogether a lovely dining experience!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasions, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 10 June 2017

It was good. I found the menu somewhat limited/unexciting. Heavy on fish.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasions
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 (New England)·Dined on 10 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on 10 June 2017

We went for Saturday brunch and were very, very impressed! The beignets are over the top good with jams that will blow your mind.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Atmosphere was good, nice quiet date intimate setting. Pork chop was delicious but the pizzete was below average for the price. Profiteroles were amazing too!

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Special Occasions, Group Bookings
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 June 2017

Food and service was excellent, a bit on the pricy side. We were there for a special occasion so it was worth it. We'd go again if we are in the area.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Romance, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasions, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasions, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 June 2017

The host was quite rude. We were 10 mins early and there were many empty tables for two. She refused to seat us. We ate at the bar instead.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 June 2017

The food is always good here and the service is attentive, although sometimes the bill comes a bit late. The noise level can be loud for a business meal, but I always enjoy the atmosphere.

Dining Occasion:Business Meal
Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 6 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Child Friendly, Special Occasions, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 4 June 2017

Little to say but EXCELLENT!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on 4 June 2017

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

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on 4 June 2017

We were visiting NYC and are fans of bobby flay. I guess if he would have cooked our meal it would have rated five stars!!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 4 June 2017

Sunday brunch was very good. Service was right on the spot not overbearing. Food was very well presented. Been to a couple of Bobbys restaurants and have not been disappointed.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasions, Good for Anniversaries, Brunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on 3 June 2017

GREAT! As always. Sat at the bar....great service and food/drinks.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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