Bar Americain
Bar Americain

Bar Americain

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.baramericain.com/
  • Phone: 2122659700
  • 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
705 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (387)special occasion (311)good for groups (184)romantic (137)great for lunch (129)hot spot (128)notable wine list (127)great for brunch (105)neighborhood gem (105)vibrant bar scene (82)late-night find (46)kid-friendly (31)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Good but didnt wow
    jezza
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Came here with my wife, we 've been wanting to try this place for a while. We had the crab and avocado salad to start and found it way too salty. I like strong flavors but this was too heavy handed with the salt. We had the shrimp with grits and the rabbit for our main. The rabbit was excellent, very nicely cooked with good contrasting and balance of flavors. The shrimp and grits was ok - have had better. A little bland and it was a very small portion - almost appetizer. Service was good and the atmosphere was lively. Overall a little mix, was expecting better from a Bobby Flay place
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  • Very good!!
    Shorty
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was really good and the service too, nice place with friendly people. Definetly I recommended
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MG
    michael49
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food ok wine list pricey. Escargots exc. steal just ok as fried chicken
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Knows what he's doing
    evelynVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've been there twice so far and love about every dish. My husband said his Manhattan clam chowder (which he usually doesn't like) was delicious. I felt the same about an asparagus salad that was full of interesting flavors. I have had the fish and sashimi there and been very happy; nothing ordinary here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was terrific, atmosphere and service to match.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I went with three other people, all foodies. We all agreed that the service, food and atmosphere was outstanding. We will all be back again!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Absolutely Delicious!
    tinab
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    A must go... Definitely have the warm potato chips dipped in blue cheese sauce! My husband and I enjoyed the vibe, low lights and warm atmosphere. He had the fried chicken and the peach tart for desert. We will be back next time we're in NYC, for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing food and service
    PJMM
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our group of 3 women was excited to try Bobby Flay's hyped restaurant. We were disappointed from start to finish. Service was slow; did they assume we would be poor tippers? Well, due to to their poor service and disappointing food that expectation came true. My poke and oysters were good but nothing special. One of the diners ordered the pizza and found it very greasy; the explanation was that it was due to the bacon...really? He offered to replace it with the chicken which was delivered relatively quickly and was quite good. However we thought they could have offered something to make up for the disappointing pizza or at least made some adjustment on the bill. The pistachio profiteroles dessert was the best part of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • excellent food, good service
    Jus2ofus
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had an excellent meal with good service. The ambience does not match the reputation or website but everything else was very good
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    Keepitreal
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Went before a broadway show. Appetizers and drinks were ok...tuna tartare was on point. Cornbread sticks were great. Bacon and onion pizza the bacon was a little chewy and oversized. Seafood trio was ok but nothing special. Entrees were underwhelming. Sister had the pork chop and it was drastically under seasoned (I guess that's why they have salt and pepper on the table???...not expecting that for a higher end place), I ordered the skate on the servers recommendation... It was fishy tasting. Mom ordered the duck and it was actually really good. We all ordered dessert. We were in a time crunch, but portions were oversized and we did not finish... Pistachio profiteroles were meh, choclate pie was ok and soufflé was decent. Save your $$
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Horrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had Sunday brunch & the food was amazing. We went early & the restaurant was less then 25% full. However, our server was awful! It took him 15 minutes to take our drink order & he never asked how our meal was. When we were through we sat at the table for another 15 minutes before he just dropped off the dessert menu (not even asking if we wanted any) & he took off. We had to flag him down to get our check. He seemed either overwhelmed or pre-occupied with other things to be concerned about his tables. All in all the food was great & I would go back if someone else took care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday evening
    Flonabelle
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Took a friend for her birthday. She doesn't go to NYC very often. Had a great evening and a marvelous meal and informative, prompt service from our friendly, funny waiter. Ready to do it again. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Appetizers were very good and generous. We were disappointed with the entrees however. The fried chicken was not crispy and the leg was under done. The shrimp were overcooked in the shrimp and grits, and the grits were runny. The dessert menu was mostly uninspired. While the peach pie was tasty, it needed more peaches. I expected more from Bobby Flay.
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  • Disappointed...
    TobbadeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Maybe it's me, but the last few times I was at Bar Americain, the menu seems tired and not very creative given Chef Flay's talents. I was entertaining friends from Texas and they were very complimentary, but I sensed that we all walked out of there with a "Meh..." sort of impression of the cuisine. I will say that the three women at the front desk were a joy to meet and interact with - professional and very helpful. That said, I'll wait until Chef redies the menu before returning.
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  • Very disappointing
    Messy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The good was terrible. I was really looking forward to this meal and was very upset by how poor it was. To make it worse it was also expensive.
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  • Our first time here
    SusieQVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We decided to try Bar Americain based a the rave reviews on Open Table. However, our experience didn't quite measure up. My fish dinner was very good as was the tuna tartare appetizer my husband had. Unfortunately, his blackened prime rib, which was the Thursday night special, was extremely tough and chewy. My husband ate very little of it and should have sent it back. The service and the ambiance were fine but, for the price, the food disappointed. Not sure I will get him back to try again.
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  • Superior Restaurant and Great Value
    murphthesurf
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    One of my personal favorites in midtown west. Bobby Flay menu, excellent room & table spacing, price very reasonable for quality & service. Always hits mark. For lunch - soup and cobb salad always works. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • creative food
    foodie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The ricotta crepes with asparagus were wonderful as was the creamed kale. My sister had the spice ribbed hangar steak and really liked that as well. The deep dish chocolate pie is pretty good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real treat
    Max2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went Wednesday night for a business dinner with three guests. Beautiful place, nice service, excellent food. The noise level was low, thanks to the open spaces and high ceilings. Will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fully Satisfied
    Fantastic
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great restaurant. The food was delicious and the staff was hospitality & attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I have dined at Bar Americian several times and love it! I will say this time around the food was not as great as the past. My French Onion soup, which I have always said is the worlds best, was quite salty and the lobster I had was extremely tough. I was headed to a show so no time to send back but I was very surprised this time around. Will I be back? Absolutely! THe service is always wonderful and I am going to guess it was just a bad night.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Lovely dinner in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My husband and I spent the day in New York, and shared a lovely dinner together before heading home to PA. Our servers were very attentive, and the food was wonderful. Fortunately for me, the Wednesday special was steamed lobster and pom frites. My husband had the shrimp and grits along with collard greens and black-eyed peas. All delicious.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch date with my wife.
    brewmonkey
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went there for lunch. I had the smoked chicken pot pie and my wife had the shrimp grits. Both were very tasty, but the amount of black pepper used on both was almost overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Killer Dessert
    Meowzer
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food and service were excellent. The star, however, was the Pistachio Profiteroles for dessert!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobby Flay at His Best
    billy44by
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    WOW. I think that says it all.Have a great time when you go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYC diner
    Taliakay77
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good food and good service. Can't go wrong. Wait time for food is short. Awesome espresso creme brûlée dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wonderful in every way! Very interesting menu. Every entree was delicious. Combinations of ingredients that were surprising and unique. We can't wait to return!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff is awesome,friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The staff was wonderful. The bartender was awesome. Food was great and the bourbon selection was out standing. My wife found a wine she likes and that is truly rare.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Birthday
    oysterman
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I chose Bar American because my wife is a big Bobby Flay fan. She watches his shows all of the time. We were absolutely delighted with the outstanding food and the service. Out waiter Mark was great anticipating every thing and always there at the right tome. We did not feel rushed as if they wanted more turnover than satisfied customers. For my wife she was extremely happy to celebrate her birthday and was all smiles all night.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great overall, fried chicken best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Loved everything, but the fried chicken was amaaaaaazing! Served with the best greens EVER! Great service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Shannonphotogal
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything we are was delicious - well seasoned, excellent flavors. My mouth still waters thinking about the deviled eggs with pickled shrimp and my shrimp and grits with the creamiest grits I've ever had! My husband's duck confit was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bar american
    RarelyReview
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amazing food. We loved everything, starting with a Bourbon Smash all the way to the Pistachio Profiterol. We went before the theater and were out in plenty of time. We'll be back.
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    fit for foodies
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  • BH39
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Excellent food. Good service. Very considerate of our timing (pre-theater).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mac10
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Outstanding in every way! The food was exceptional. The cocktails were wonderful. The wait staff was friendly, courteous and attentive. Thank you for a delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise Level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    You need another option in this area - Can't hear each other.... Wasn't good for a business meeting but food is outrageous.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    good quality food. should offer a side with any order, none are supplied. would have been a better 'meal' than just a meat on plate or a fish dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    CurmudgeonlyDiner
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I have been to Bar Americain for periodic business lunches over the years but hadn't been there for a couple of years. The food really came up short. I had an asparagus salad that seemed to be hastily thrown together as though made at a salad bar. My fish tacos were poorly presented and while reasonably good tasting, did not justify their $24 or so price. Presentation was again a real minus as was the dearth (2) of small soft tortillas. There are many good options for a business lunch in the neighbor. I won't be returning to Bar Americain.
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  • Noisy
    mslamt
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    If your hearing suffers from background noise, stay away from here. Patrons are seated close together. Meal and service were fine.
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  • Amazing! One of my NYC favs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Delicious, inventive food/menu; hi-energy ambiance; attentive, helpful service. Views of open kitchen & street level bustle add to unique dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cassandra
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Service was annoyingly chipper and intrusive and there were too many requests for feedback on the food. We were there for conversation, not to applaud the restaurant. Entrée was cold, so spinach was slimy. Fish was too pink. German chocolate cake was not. Would not return, just not a compelling dining experience, and would not recommend as anything particularly delicious or memorable, just a corporate dining room.
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