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Bann Restaurant
Bann Restaurant

Bann Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bannrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 582-4446
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday- Thursday: 12:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm- 10:30pm
    (Lunch Monday-Friday 12:00-3:00pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Korean, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Eleazar Martinez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Bann can provide numerous options for private events for small & large parties. The separated lounge & dining area make it an ideal setting for cocktail receptions as well as formal dinners.

    Bann's location in Midtown makes it a convenient space for hosting corporate parties.
  • Private Party Contact: David Oh (212) 582-4446
  • Special Events & Promotions: We specialize in private events ranging from small group dinners to sit down formal dining. Whatever your event we look forward to working with you to create a successful and memorable occasion. For spacing options please contact the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th & 9th Ave
  • Public Transit: 1 to 50th street, C E to 50th street, R to 49th street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Outdoor & indoor parking available on 50th street
A word from Bann Restaurant
From the same team that brought you Woo Lae Oak in Soho & Los Angeles, Bann is a unique, interactive dining experience featuring authentic Korean cuisine with a modern flair.

Unleash your inner chef at Bann and add an element of sizzle to your next evening out! Choose from a variety of authentic Korean barbecues prepared in our signature marinade, including beef short rib and thinly sliced rib eye, all cooked to perfection at your own smokeless tabletop grill. Or dine on traditional favorites like the black cod simmered in a spicy garlic soy reduction. For the adventurous diner, Bann creates a sharing & tasting experience to take you and your companions on a culinary tour of Korea.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My boyfriend and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary at Bann and I could not be happier with our experience. We were seated promptly, our drink order was filled in a very quick manner, and all of our food came out at the perfect time. We never had to search for our waiter because he was always readily available and very attentive. The atmosphere was chic and modern, and the BBQ was outstanding. We will definitely return for another noteworthy meal and will recommend Bann to all of our friends and family. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was terrific but...the frozen air conditioner directly on your neck and the high level of noise that you cannot hear a word of your friends at the table male this place a nightmare dinner"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Get good Korean food, without having to go to K-Town. Service was good. Wide selection of BBQ choices. Selection of small dishes not as many as would be in K-Town but still worth the trip."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It was an interesting experience for my girlfriend and I. It was a surprise dinner cause I remembered her mentioning she wanted to try Korean BBQ. She enjoyed it and I got to open up my taste buds to flavorful good. Would def go here again!! Ps. Ambiance was beautiful"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our dining experience was good -- not great, but good. We expected a bit more authenticity in the food; especially seeing the menu (we ordered from the regular menu). From the apps (ex: mandu dumplings, which had little of the Korean flavors we were seeking, though they were nevertheless very tasty) through the shared main, it all seemed a bit "tamed" for the Western palate and therefore a little lackluster. This is not to say the food was bad -- it was very tasty and nicely prepared -- so in the world of Korean dining in America it was good. But from the people who brought us Woo Lea Oak from years gone by, I expected it to WOW us with Korean flavors and authenticity. It missed the mark there, though we still had an enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Came here for Restaurant Week for dinner and was seated immediately. The servers were very attentive, filling our water glasses before they were even half empty and often checking on us to see if we were doing well. The waiter answered all of our questions and even gave suggestions of what was good. Quick service. Cooked our own food which was a great experience for a first time but next time I will let them cook it because it took rather long. The portions are a good size and for the Korean BBQ the sides seem endless. If you run out of something they will bring you more. I liked the ambiance and the decor. Would definitely come back to try their happy hour. Cute little spot in Midtown for Date Night, Girls Night Out or Family Dinner."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great food! Horrible maitre d. Needs to be more friendly and not so rude."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I really enjoy the food at Bann, but the owner/manager can be borderline rude in that he rushes you out as soon as you pay your check and then expects you to continue to patronize the restaurant by having a drink at the bar."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had never been to Bann before and went with a groupon for the first time a few days ago. The restaurant's ambience looked nice. Food was a bit expensive but tasty. What we liked the most was the service. The waiter was very attentive and didn't treat us any differently because we had groupon. We were not sure how much food to order and asked for his opinion. He didn't try to sell us more food than we needed. It turned out what we ordered was just right for us. We appreciated that. He also showed us how to use the BBQ and how to make a wrap with veggies, meat, and sauce. Their BBQ equipment was clean and non-smoke. We had fun experience cooking at the table. Overall, we had a nice time at Bann."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had a pre-matinee lunch at Bann - delighted with how it worked out. Having just returned from a trip to Korea, we craved the pickles, the soups, the tender meat and fish, the delicious kimchi. We both had bento boxes, one with fish and one with kal-bi beef. Everything was absolutely delicious and beautifully prepared, and it was a nice calm, quiet place to relax amid the bustle of the theatre district. We well definitely return."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • " This place is great for large groups. It can accommodate large parties, and the food and prices are good. After our meal, it started to rain outside, so our group moved to the bar for after-meal drinks to wait until the rain died down a little more. The only complaint I could give is that the server did not come around enough to ask us if we wanted any more drinks. If he had, we would have surely ordered more!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Bann is an old time favorite. Great atmosphere, service and food! Will definitely be returning soon!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My food was fairly flavorless, but the service was great."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Service was attentive. Food was EXCELLENT. Prompt seating. Pleasant environment. Allover a very enjoyable experience"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Meat was good, but a bit pricey for what you get. It is midtown, but still. Weak banchan. Not bad if you are in the area, but there are definitely better options for Korean BBQ if you are willing to travel a bit."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Loved the decor, and ability to cook fresh food at table. Marinade for meats and seafood was very tasty . Tables are a bit small for all that needs to come out. Waiter did not advise us that portions were large, so we ordered 4 entrees for 4 people, 2 of whom were children. We ate less than 1/2 of the food. Probably best to share. Soft shell crab roll was excellent as well. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Tries hard to be a little different from run of the mill Korean restaurant .... bbq was fine ... a bit overpriced but service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Went w 11 people. Only prob w a group is they can't push tables together for a group because of the grills. But otherwise food and service great."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Its good that some things don't change. We have dined at Bann many times over the years and have never been disappointed (except for the one time early on when we foolishly tried to barbecue by ourselves at the table. That's what chefs are for). Our recent meal consisted of a spare ribs appetizer with a marvelous sauce, short ribs, which are always good, and a crispy rice dish with chicken (Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap). The food was excellent, as was the service. Indeed, the server was very personable and quite helpful. We will, of course, return."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Brought a friend for the first time to Baan. She loved the food! I loved it too as I always do. Will definitely go again and a again."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had a delightful first visit to Bann. The barbecue was excellent, sides (kimchi, etc.) plentiful and of good quality, and service first-rate. We were pleasantly surprised, and will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Mid-Town Hangout that's expensive and with Bad Food. Will not Recommend and Never Go Back. Food is Greasy, Over-Cooked and Over-Seasoned. Drowned in Sauces and Cheap Cuts of Meat etc...... No Refills on plain Fountain-Drinks!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fantastic Korean BBQ, moderate but impressive wine list with good choices. fast super friendly service, our server Aaron was wonderful. Cook at the table! A plethora of fresh, intricate Korean favorites!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "it was quite cold in the restaurant, but food was good."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "First time to a Korean restaurant. Barbecue was great, service was great, wait staff most helpful and friendly. Felt relaxed and unrushed."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "A group of us went to try Bann, who was listed as part of the NY Asian Restaurant week. We chose very well. Food was great. I had to try their chicken korean barbeque. It wasn't dry and it was flavorful. Their pork rib appetizer and the noodles (appetizer and entree) were really good. We loved most their beef stew (sorry, I couldn't remember the name), it was just yummy! The dessert was good, we got a strawberry dessert and a banana pudding one. Service-wise, it was good. It was just funny that one of the busboys would go ahead and take your plate off without asking if you're done. It wasn't a busy night so I hope we weren't too rowdy that they're trying to rush us out. But still, they were pleasant overall."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I didn't think the food was worth the price and even if it was less expensive, I felt it was off the mark. The service was good but when the product isn't there, it really doesn't matter. The tuna tartar was the big disappointment. The presentation was amazing (ie block of ice) but I couldn't eat more than two bites. The rest of the meal was ok as it was cooking my own beef and tuna so not much to pull the experience up. I wouldn't recommend the place but also wouldn't argue with someone if they liked it. It fell short of Korean BBQ standards in my mind."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "After four trips here, with as few as 2 and as many as 8 diners, Bann continues to delight. It combines traditional Korean with innovative presentation. Grill at the table or order cooked from the kitchen. Wanting to try the entire menu, we're only a small way through after delightfully dining over the past three years. Yummy!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We always enjoy Bann. It is one of our 'go to' restaurants in our neighborhood. The food is great. We often have the same waiter; the other evening he took extra good care of us, and the restaurant was busy."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Love Bann! The pork buns are so delicious! When I was there, a Korean food show was filming at Bann. They were doing an episode on the most authentic Korean restaurants in NYC. Must be good then!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Good food. Efficient service. But a bit noisy for a romantic date. Perfect for groups."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Bann had great food. The pork bun appetizers were great. We had tuna and beef tongue for dinner. The tuna was great, the tongue was tender but sliced a bit too thin and underseasoned, but only slightly. The kimchi was also excellent. All in all, a solid restaurant experience."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "delicious. we were four people, we thought we ordered moderately, when we ordered 3 appetizers, and 3 entrees. we were stuffed, but couldn't stop eating, because it was that good! not my first time here. I will continue to go back."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Food was delicious and wait staff was very helpful and friendly. Would love to go again."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time at Bann and we tried a few different things from the menu. Everything was excellent, great service and overall enjoyable. This is a reliable spot in the neighborhood for excellent food without being too formal or fancy"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoy the food, service and atmosphere of Bann. It is a neighborhood favorite."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We went after the theater and the food was wonderful! The portions were large and we ended up with leftovers for the next days lunch. This is our second visit to Bann and we loved it."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Loved the Korean BBQ! Fun, good size portions, great service. Interesting appetizers and delicious food. One caveat - it did get noisy when the restaurant filled up."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was the perfect spot to be with family and friends! There was option for platters which were family style therefor we could all share! The little cooking grills were perfectly spaced out and it was so much fun to cook with everyone!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We love Bann. Great food; great neighborhood find. My friend, who lives on the east side, had never been. She said it is her new favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014