Bar Americain
Bar Americain

Bar Americain

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.baramericain.com/
  • Phone: (212) 265-9700
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Flay
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: For parties larger than 4 please contact the restaurant at (212) 265-9700. A credit card will be required to hold these larger reservations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th and 7th Avenue
  • Public Transit: N/R and 1/9/F/D/B
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • 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.
A word from Bar Americain
Bar Americain is an American Brasserie featuring regional American food created by Bobby Flay.
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Bar Americain reviews from OpenTable diners
723 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (411)special occasion (287)good for groups (225)hot spot (171)great for lunch (135)notable wine list (132)great for brunch (115)neighborhood gem (108)romantic (103)vibrant bar scene (99)late-night find (46)kid-friendly (32)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Staff was friendly and helpful. Delicious food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    I was very impressed with the menu, and the various preparations. Everything we had was flavorful and presented well. I had Snapper, Florida style, and it was crusted with plantains, on a black bean puree, with sauteed spinach, jalapeno crema and a mango-avocado salsa. One of the best pieces of fish at a restaurant. We split sides and the brussel sprouts with pecans and pomegranates was outstanding. For dessert, we split profiteroles with pistachio soft serve and a chocolate orange sauce. Just a perfect little sweet ending. The bread basket was also exceptional, and we started with hot potato chips -- so light and crisp --- served with a tasty hot blue cheese dip. I would highly recommend it. Nice, comfy, casual -- not snooty, just good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal Meal
    JSap
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Went for the first time with friends to Bar Americain. Celebrated a Bday and even brought our kids. The service was incredible. They took great care to make sure the kids also had great food and made us feel welcomed. Every bit of food was amazing. From the great drinks all the way to dessert, it was a sophisticated feast. My only criticism is that there were too many good things on the menu from which to choose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, good for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Went here for brunch with daughter and her friends for her 21st birthday. Everyone thought the food was dellcious, and ambiance fun. Seafood starter in particular was very good and unusual, as well as all the homemade breads. Our waiter in particular was really excellent - low key but on top of everything happening at the table. My daughter was thrilled with everything for her special day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Sunday brunch was delicious. The waiter and staff were very attentive. The only negative was the table behind us was very crowded and we kept getting bumped into by people moving around ((including restaurant staff) and it became very distracting to an otherwise nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT a tourist trap restaurant!
    RichG
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    You would think a restaurant located on Rockefeller Plaza might be a tourist trap. But not so. Great food, great service, and a cool bar scene. Tried to go to Del Friscos restaurant but couldn't get a reservation. They suggested sister location Del Frisco Grill. Glad they did! And the view from the bar was out over Rockefeller Plaza where the Christmas tree is being decorated. This will be a fantastic spot when the tree is fully decorated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    Arby817
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My wife and I were in NYC for a long weekend and decided last minute to try Bar Americain. Reservations were easy to get as the restaurant seats 350. The hostesses were all friendly and professional. We were sat in a banquet 2 top and our server, Jade, was awesome. We never felt rushed nor did we have to wait a long time to get anything. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. For all the pretentious "foodies" out there, get over the fact that its a Bobby Flay restaurant. The man made his fame and fortune by running high end restaurants, not by throwing down with people on TV.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant never disappoints!
    nyracballerVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Nothing like a great meal at a great restaurant before or after a show. Appetizer trio were on point. Entrees delicious. Service was near perfect. Highly recommend Bar Americain if you have the extra cash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Above Average
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We go to brunch at Bar American when we visit several times a year. Very consistent, delicious food in an attentive restaurant with a nice atmosphere. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This was our second brunch/lunch here and it did not disappoint! It has been a few years since our last visit and the food was every bit as good as before. The service was excellent. The food is flavorful comfort food. We had the Pumpkin Soup that had a wonderful spice and sweetness. The Shrimp and Grits was bursting with flavor and a little kick. Love this dish! The Chicken Pot pie was perfectly yummie, flaky crust and creamy inside. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and always delicious.
    Brunch
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    You can't go wrong if you are looking for brunch in midtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is top notch, front desk staff a bit confused
    Lynda
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    First time here, brunch for four. Upon arrival, front desk had four staff members. There seemed to be major confusion, in general, even before we could announce ourselves. No line in front of us, just seemed that we walked in on a big problem of some kind. We were sat relatively quickly though. I'm a big fan of Bobby Flay so was anticipating and received food of great quality and flavor. Service was prompt. Between the four of us, we had the chicken pot pie, oysters, waffles and French onion soup. We were all very pleased with our meals. I would've loved to have lounged over apps, then the entrée, but we needed to get to a show within an hour, so only had the four menu items. Next time, I would allow myself at least two hours to truly enjoy and linger over the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT NIGHT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Met friends from out of town and everyone had a great time. Excellent food and our server Diamando was on top of her game!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Americain Convenience
    Golem212VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Bar Americain aims to please. Because we were having a pre-theater meal, our waiter made sure to serve us promptly so we could make our curtain, yet we never felt hurried or rushed. The pork chop is well worth another visit, and the wine list is varied and surprisingly reasonable. The decor is sleek and modern, and the ambience is relaxed and welcoming. A good choice for midtown or theater district dining.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS MEAL
    LovelyLindaVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    My husband had steak and I had lamb. Both dishes were cooked to perfection. Ambience is elegant, and the room is awash with warm light. Noise level is lively enough so you know you're out for a special night in a room with other people, but not so loud that you cannot hear yourselves talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Imaginative food. Very crowded
    BOSdiner
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Very busy early with theatre crowd. Bar was jammed. Tables are very close together and quite noisy. We were instantly accommodated at a table upstairs when requested. Menu is limited but imaginative. Food was perfectly cooked. Waiter was superb. Nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate if you are seated near the bar!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Unfortunately we were seated near the bar. My res was 7 PM and there were many people at the bar in general and that many more at the bar waiting to be seated. They were spilling out and way too close to our table. Everytime the wait staff would pass they would have to ask folks to move. There was a man standing at the half wall with his hand and drink sitiing on it. This was inches away from my dates head. They did not care that they were interupting our conversation with their own conversation. It was just too crazy and too close. When we complained, the manager or host said that he would ask folks to move and stay closer to the bar. He did not at any time do this. We asked to be reseated halfway through our meal and there was nothing available to move to. This was a special occasion and therefore all the more frustrating. This is not the fault of rude diners. This is the fault of poor design and flow. And becasue of this it is an unmanageable situation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    StlFoodieNycVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I'm a huge fan of Bobby Flay, and will continue to be. However, during my first experience at this restaurant, with a client and my boss mind you, the service was, well, laughable. I don't want to waste too much energy, given how many great restaurants there are in NY, so I'll sum it up quickly. 1. Our main server acted as if he was put out when asked a question. For E.g. "would you mind bringing back our drinks you went to fill up, 20 minutes ago?" It became humorous when he couldn't make sense of what was going on, mind you we sat down at 11:45 am and were one of only five tables seated. That guys life is going to take forever if he was thrown off by finding our ice teas. 2. We waited, with our client, 47 minutes for the special, and two plates of shrimp and grits. After breaking through the cold, first layer, of grits I realized there were a few, minuscule shrimp involved. Honestly, I'm not going to keep on. It was a joke. Enjoy my 118.00 dollars Bar Americain, perhaps next time you'll track down our ice teas!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horned Frogs in NYC
    HornedFrog73
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Bobby Flay's influence was very evident in the menu choices. Overall, the menu selections were inviting and appetizing. Should have had the fried chicken, but opted for the lamb loin instead. More 'filler' than lamb, but tasty. Snapper Florida Style was good as well. Not unlike others in NYC, the place was really buzzing even on an unusually early cold Monday night, but the noise level was a bit much for my Cowtown taste. It was however a most cosmopolitan crowd; good people watching. Will try again next time in NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    awild
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Recommended by our theater group for lunch, this place was a gem. Great on all points of menu selection, quality of food, service plus reasonable prices. It just doesn't get any better than this. I plan to return next month when I'm back in Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anne
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Enjoyable in every aspect. Would suggest to come around and refill the coffee cups as the cups are not that large. Would definitely go to this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as good this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Been here several times. Kitchen was off. Sent back steak because it was served very rare, rather than medium. Overall good. Nice ambiance. Casual dining. Pifeteroles were yummy..
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing.
    mrstequila
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Truly decadent. The warm blue cheese dip is incredible. It's tough to choose, so many delicious dishes but the shrimp and grits is my favorite dish. Great service and wonderful ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    MamaBears88
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The service was top notch. The food was amazing. The attention to detail in the presentation of each course was beautiful. The pistachio profiteroles were to die for!! I love anything pistachio but I'm not a fan of chocolate; however this combination was amazing! Bobby's done it again!! Wonderful wine and food and I will always make a reservation when I am in town to dine here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I was in NYC for a convention and I was looking for a place to take my client. Found this place and it was great from getko when I made the reservation. I even had to push back to reservation because our train was late into the city, and they were very accommodating! Our server was very attentive and all of the bussers were great. Wine was fantastic and their seafood tower was HUGE! I couldn't believe how much seafood was on there. I ordered a filet, and it was phenomenal. My steak was cooked perfectly and the mashed potatoes were heaven! I would definitely recommend this place to others! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I treated my husband to Bar Americain for his birthday. The food and the service was excellent! We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining experiance as always!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We have been going to Bar Americain since it opened---and have brought many friends---it has become a special place for us to dine!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Rib Eye
    Weekendtraveler
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    My husband and I arrived early for a post-matinee dinner, had a quick drink at the bar and were seated promptly at our table. BA caters to its diners, provides excellent service and obviously tries to separate tables as much as is possible. As for the food, the deviled eggs were a bit salty, spicy for my taste, but had a delicious flavor. The pizza app. was delicious. My husband, who has eaten steak across the country, rates the rib eye a 10, possibly the best he's ever eaten, and my chicken was moist and flavorful. My only disappointment was the asparagus whose flavor was completely overrun by the sauce. The s'mores dessert was absolutely fantastic! The staff stood on its ear to make sure our evening was wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rjs46
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The restaurant was a mixed bag. Way too loud for casual conversation and the tables were so close I heard everything that the people on either side of us were saying. We had some good and not so good food as well. On the negative side, the oysters were ridiculously small and the Miami Pork Chop was over cooked and like leather. On the positive side, my daughter had Filet Mignon which was fantastic and the Salmon appetizer was fantastic.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CJKK
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    GET THE CHICKEN POT PIE. FABULOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hillerleeVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    4th time here - ribeye less favorable (all 4 of us agreed). took sweet potato gratin off menu - why??? about done with Bar Americain. Way too crowded - waiters pushed our chairs all night to get to other tables.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Patti
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Everything, from the front-of-house staff to the service to the food, was outstanding! We've eaten here before, and it remains as good as always. While in NYC, we ate at Butter, another Iron Chef's place. No comparison. Bobby Flay rocks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Americain Experience
    CanuckinNYC
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    all was very good from arrival to departuer. Reservation was correct hostess welcoming server appeared promptly and provided professional discreet service throughout. in Fact Hector was superb. He was unobtrusive and when needed his answers and explanations were perfect. Food was top notch. Rare fillet was perfect. Apps from the raw bar were really interesting and tasty. Wine list covered all tastes and all budgets very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great
    MelodyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Pumpkin Soup was unique & delicious. Everything else was great. Quiet enough to enjoy a terrific dinner with clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BFNYC
    birthdayspecial
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Service is impeccable. Flavorful food with spices that are just righy. The best cosmo I 've ever hadcwith fresh juices, not mixes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Half of Menu Sold Out; Did Not Meet Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our group of 7 went here for Sunday Brunch with 2:00 reservations (30 minutes prior to the last reservation time). We are all huge foodies and followers of Bobby Flay's empire - we were expecting nothing less than phenomenal food and service. I have been here before and had the best Shrimp and Grits of my life, so I recommended this dish to my fellow guests. Our server arrived to explain the menu and then informed us that they were out of Miss Stephanie's Biscuits and Gravy, as well as the Shrimp and Grits. For those of you that don't know, "Miss Stephanie" is Bobby Flay's wife, and her favorite dish he makes are his biscuits and gravy. I was so let down when I heard this particular dish was sold out… But it got worse. My friend, whom prefers sweet brunch versus savory, originally ordered the Croissant French Toast; however, the server returned ten minutes later to inform her that they also did not have those. Having the sweet tooth that she does, she resorted to the Waffles W/ Salted Caramel… but nope, they were out of that, too! The server never once offered to improvise and make her a sweet dish, and she reluctantly ordered the Eggs Benedict. To make matters worse, when her second Bellini was delivered, the server informed her that they had run out of blackberries - their advertised garnish. To be fair, the service was exceptional. I honestly felt bad that she had to be the bearer of bad news every time the kitchen told her they were out of something. I will not be returning to this restaurant, and if asked, I would never recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Four tried four main courses. All were excellent!! The beignets are dynamite!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice restaurant
    SashaD
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Did the Sunday brunch. the food was very good and the restaurant was clean and pretty. Nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobby Flay does it again!
    4foodies
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our evening at Bar Americain was spectacular. From the cocktails at the bar (Kudos to the bartender for the best Cosmo in NYC), to our dining experience, everything was top notch. We explained that one of our guests has an allergy to red wine. The server met with the chef and gave assurances that none of her dishes would have red wine, even ensuring that the wait staff all knew. This was done in a very subtle way as not to embarrass our guest. All of the entrees were spectacular (my favorite is the Snapper Florida) and the sides were delicious. Make it a must stop on your trip to NYC!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that many gluten free options
    Mary
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Dessert choices for gluten free were limited. The meal itself was excellent and our wait staff moved our table so that we were not sitting next to the kitchen. Enjoyed the evening
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • travelingwithKathleen
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As always food and service outstanding. A must when in NY. Steaks with Bar Americain Steak Sauce one of the best I have had. Fried Chicken is like no where else. Served with some of the best collard greens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic