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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

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (112)
Special Occasions (109)
Good for a Date (95)
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Business Meals (85)
Fit for Foodies (85)
Creative Cuisine (82)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
Modern Decor (59)
Group Bookings (53)
Lunch (48)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Casual (44)
Romance (41)
Notable Wine List (38)
Bar Seating (34)
Hot Spot (33)
Open Kitchen (31)
Comfort Food (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Fun (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Brunch (27)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Neighbourhood Gem (23)
People Watching (22)
Authentic (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Cosy (17)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (10)
Seasonal (8)
Family Style (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Quick Bite (6)
Child Friendly (6)
Spicy (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Outstanding Value (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Molecular Gastronomy (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Private Room (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Very pretty place! Great service, great food. Bobby Flay did not disappoint.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Meal was excellent- would have liked a slightly more extensive menu- service was excellent and ambiance great as well Very convenient to my hotel and easy to access etc. My guest enjoyed it as well. The waiter allowed us time to talk and enjoy our drinks before hovering to order.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was not exceptional. Entrees were $45-$50. Sides extra. $11 for hot potato chips with dip. Service was attentive but not knowledgeable. Expect more from Bobby Flay.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The ambience is fantastic and the food great. The prices are on the expensive side though

Tags: Open Kitchen, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Lunch, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 4 days ago

Quick trip into the city. Great meal.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Seafood trio sampling was deilcious and fresh. The two NY Strips were way over cooked. Medium rare had nearly no pink in it and medium was well done. Red Snapper and the Manhattan Chowder were great. The wait staff were attentive and helpful.

Tags: Cosy, Family Style
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Service could be more friendlier. Other than that great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

How many times does a regular person like me go to a restaurant, enjoy great food, and get treated truly professionally? Not a lot, but Bar Americain is one of those places where you do.

All the food was well prepared, cooked, and presented. Your taste buds will have an adventure! Some dishes my guest and I had, all tasting like nothing we've tasted before, include: tuna tartare, gulf shrimp and grits, cioppino, and secret recipe fried chicken. My guest's desert, the blackberry souffle, was worth the wait and was a bit of a show too. I would recommend any of these.

The service was equally impressive. The hostess was more that just a person who showed you to your table - she took our coats, transferred our bar tab to the table when we were seated, and even retrieved my forgotten glasses from my coat later on. The waiter knew the menu with detail, gave good opinions when asked, and was entertaining as he prepared the souffle. He even knew the different red wines we were drinking at the bar. We never waited long for food to arrive, and our water glasses (and wine too - when we wanted it) were kept refreshed. And, as quick as the service was, we were never rushed and, in fact, we conversed for a good while after dessert before we decided it was time. Each one of the staff treated you with respect, and made you feel like part of the 'family'.

The ambiance was wonderful - not loud at all even though it was full. It was nice to talk with your guest in a normal voice. The space has tall ceilings with a contemporary look - attractive but not overbearing.

Great job, Bobby and staff! This was my second time, and I'll be back again for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romance, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 5 days ago

Went to Bar Americain when visiting my son in NYC. I was there a few years ago and the place is every bit as good as it was back then. Excellent attention to plating, presentation and the food was superb. I also think that it has a very well rounded menu that can be missing in some finer NYC restaurants. ( some just have unique and strange menu items). It remains one of my "go to" restaurants in the city. Very consistent and enjoyable!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Had pre-theater dinner. Exceptional menu choices and food. Great service. Not crazy about loud restaurants, but this one is worth it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Modern Decor, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent good -- a little pricey, but definitely delivered on flavor and portion size. We will go again when we are back in NYC.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Open Kitchen, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

This was awesome. I booked reservations because they were close to the show we were going to see. And they had good reviews. It was so much better than the reviews.
We had brunch on a Saturday. Great Bloody Marys, best chopped salad ever and the salmon tartare was so tasty. We had a wide variety of selections--eggs, oysters, omelet--and all were excellent. I would return here as a destination.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Casual, Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Modern Decor, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was okay, not very creative. It's been there done that kind of food. Flavored were a bit bland. Maybe I expected more. Staff were really courteous and accommodating!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

I went to here when it first opened Bobby was in the kitchen. It was good really good. Bobby is no longer anywhere to be found. The food is ordinary at best. My wife had the lamb chops. we asked for medium rare. It was so rare you couldn't cut it with a steak knife, we sent it back. When a new piece returned it was well done. It was accompanied by some kind of sweet potato side dish that was just weird. In the other hand I had the fried chicken which was delicious, accompanied by overcooked and over salted collard greens. I don't understand how this could happen at a restaurant of risk former caliber. I hope Mr. Flay comes back and cleans the place up. Maybe his success has distracted him from this restaurant. Whatever the reason it is hurting his reputation and d badly. I will think twice before ever visiting a Bobby Flay restaurant again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 16 March 2017

clam chowder was good but fried chicken was not up to par. it was ok too many other places in NY to go so won't be back

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 (New England)·Dined on 16 March 2017

We went for our six month anniversary and they were so kind! The food was absolutely delicious and gave large portions. It didn't feel rushed, plenty of time between each course. They also took off a dessert and wrote happy anniversary on the plate! Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasions, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romance, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Open Kitchen, Pre/post Theatre, Modern Decor
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 16 March 2017

Great meal but only for the foodie or adventurist. Spicy twists on favourites and new combinations only Bobby Flat would dare.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on 15 March 2017

What a great meal should be. Outstanding food, great service, great sommelier. Good value - will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasions, Cosy, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on 15 March 2017

We are long-time Food Network fans and were really excited to try Bar Americain. We made reservations because we had tickets to Wicked at the Gershwin, and wanted to eat at Chef Flay's restaurant. The positives are that it is close to Broadway, just a few blocks and is easily walked. The side dishes were also tasty- we ordered the smashed potatoes and asparagus to share. We splurged and got the Filet Mignon and NY Strip, both medium rare. The char on both of the steaks was too thick, making the steaks dry and flavorless. Overall, disappointing as this was a special occasion ( flew in from Alaska to eat here and catch a Broadway show) and we all left underwhelmed... spending about $70 per person isn't something we can normally do, but we felt the quality would be there. The service was great... no complaints...as a matter-of-fact, I forgot my purse when we left and the waiter tracked me down via the reservation information and called me to let me know.... we were thankful that he went over and above what was expected to get it back to me. Overall, though, I think, we all expected Moreau far as food quality. This restaurant carries an Iron Chef's name and reputation....and it fell short of that expectation, with all due respect. In hindsight, I would eat elsewhere and I can't, in good faith, recommend eating here.

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 (Austin)·Dined on 14 March 2017

The crepes are amazing. Service is always good and the food is always good

Tags: Child Friendly, Hot Spot
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on 14 March 2017

Mom in town for spring break time with my daughter. Excellent meal and loved every minute. Only thing to make it better would have been if Bobby Flay would have stopped by!5 stars!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 12 March 2017

We had a wonderful dinner, the 5 of us, with great service. It was a Sunday evening so a bit quieter, which worked for us

Tags: Special Occasions, Vibrant Bar Scene, Brunch, Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on 12 March 2017

Shellfish sampler was delicious, especially the crab and mango. Shrimp and grits waaaay tooo salty. Chicken pot pie was a hit as was the hair cheese omelet for Sunday brunch.

Tags: Special Occasions, Modern Decor, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 12 March 2017

Awful
Not many people in the restaurant , servers standing around and wouldn't clear off the table. Lousy service. Food was not great, definitely not up to par, and definitely not worth the price.Do NOT recommend. Very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Disappointing.
I believe if you're paying $38 for 6 bites of hangar steak they should at least arrive hot.
Actually 3 of 4 dinners were sent back cold. I suspect that my friends pork chop arrived hot as it was the last to be finished.
However.
They did take everything back in a speedy manner and returned with everything heated up. Not sure that's a compliment
Also.
Got a nice banana cream pie, gratis.
But.
This didn't feel like $200 well spent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 March 2017

We loved it. Originally, our seat was by the door and it was cold for my wife. I asked for a new table, and they IMMEDIATELY accommodated us. The wait staff was excellent. The food was on point. I would 100% recommend Bar Americain to others.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Modern Decor, Fantastic Menu Options, Attentive Wait Staff!!! Great location for pre or post Broadway Show dining!! Amazing food!! Bobby Flay does not disappoint at this modern bistro!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Modern Decor, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on 10 March 2017

Superb restaurant with great food. Service was excellent. I ordered a cake for my husband's birthday and it was delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 10 March 2017

Second visit and it did not diappoint. Dinner before theater. Attentive service and cognizant of time if you let them know you have theater tickets. Lamb with blackberry sauce was outstanding.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 10 March 2017

Great reliable food with good service. Nice evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 March 2017

I always order same dishes at this restaurant, and I loved them. But, unfortunately, the taste got worse.

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 (London)·Dined on 9 March 2017

Really disappointed visit. I have been to the restaurant several times and always had good results. During this visit, I spoke with the waiter about a couple of options on the menu and asked about the mussels. I often order these but am particular about them. With mussels, size matters. The waiter assured me that the mussels were medium to large and so I ordered them. In fact, they were the smallest that I have ever seen and not worth eating. Most just fell apart on the fork because there was nothing to them. While I blame the waiter for not knowing his product, I also cannot believe that a restaurant of this quality would serve these. I was entertaining clients so decided to not make a scene. Frankly, I will look elsewhere before picking this place again.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 8 March 2017

This restaurant is and will always be returned to. It's just delicious. From appetizers to dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 8 March 2017

Consistently good place for lunch or dinner! Service is always attentive. Good , solid interesting menu choices

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 6 March 2017

great place to take people for a business meal; great food; good service; nice atmosphere

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 4 March 2017

We feel like groupies at Bar Americain! We are always happy to dine here, especially when we have theatre tickets. We ordered a bottle of Chilean Carmenere to accompany our house-made chips & bleu cheese fondue. Heavenly! Our starters were the trio of seafood cocktails. The bread basket was difficult to turn down. I had blackened prime rib while hubby had Southwestern Ribeye. We shared the creamed kale-spinach-fennel side. No room for dessert! We had great servers, especially the sommelier who went the extra mile. Hope to return to NYC soon so that we can enjoy yet another satisfying meal here.

Tags: Brunch, Spicy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Group Bookings
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 4 March 2017

Good to know that this restaurant is reliable. French onion soup was delicious. Enjoyed one of the best Cobb salads we have had. The turkey sandwich was pretty ample to share . American beignets were perfect. Hamburger was very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Lunch, Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 3 March 2017

The waiter had no idea what no peanuts means, He said we have no pine nuts. I said not that's not what I asked. My friend is allergic to peanuts. He said I ask Chef is its a problem. He came back and said he was right we don't use WALNUTS!!! We were just about done when this happened. My Duck was cold, the brussel sprouts were raw and not cooked. The wine that I chose they showed me the bottle then walked away and opened it someplace else and decanted it then brought it back. Now for all I know that could have been another wine not of my choosing. Never going back again....

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 (Chicago)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Looked forward to this, however did not meet my expectations. Food lacked the flavor I was hoping for. Would not come back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 2 March 2017

Quality of food and the menu selections were not as good as they used to be...They should go back to the original menu they had when they opened.
Very disappointing.

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