Bowery Bar and Grill
Bowery Bar and Grill

Bowery Bar and Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bbarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 2124752220
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:30pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm;

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:30pm - 12am;

    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 4:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, American
  • Executive Chef: Mr Chef Ross Gill III
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering Options are available

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Bowery Bar and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.7
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (40)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (24)great for lunch (17)great for brunch (17)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (7)fit for foodies (7)romantic (7)late-night find (6)special occasion (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • A Neighborhood Gem
    hashtagfooderp
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I've walked by this restaurant so many times during the day and night and I became more inclined to try it out. From the outside, their enclosed garden dining area looks so quaint but as you actually enter the terrace it feels like you're entering a new world. The lanterns hanging about the trees, the small yet cute bar area, and lounge area definitely make this the place to be for a night of casual drinks with friends. Although I am not yet 21, it was still just as nice to be having some tasty food under these trees and glowing hanging lights. Their burgers are fantastic and I highly recommend them. The lamb burger may not sound that interesting but trust, me as someone who is not a huge fan of lamb, it was definitely worth getting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad Service
    JP1980
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've been to the Bowery Bar several times and usually had a good experience. This time, I went with a friend for an 8:30 reservation (even though there were plenty of seats). We both ordered food and my friend ordered a glass of wine. The waitress was checking in frequently, clearly wanting us to order more drinks. Our plan was to order dessert and perhaps more drinks after we finished our food, but when I asked for my leftovers to be wrapped up, the waitress seemed annoyed and literally dropped the box back on our table along with the bill. While we could have added to our bill, we decided it was clear we were being asked to move on so we went to get dessert and drinks at another restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cshap3
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were unexpectedly and pleasantly surprised. I needed a restaurant close to LaMama on 4th Street and this was a perfect location. We were able to find parking nearby and felt very welcomed. We sat in the garden.....perfect setting to be outdoors, but not on the street....and were surprised when we walked inside to find a whole other beautiful restaurant that we would love to come back to in colder weather. Very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and Tasty
    TKS1VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was very good. Atmosphere was lively but still okay for kids. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great outdoor dining
    EstherD
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great place to go if you have a small dog as you can eat outside. The food was good, waiting service was also good but the front of house guy let it down by being a bit vacant and inattentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really chill
    jrm9010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    went with friends, we all enjoyed our meals and the fact that it's open was very relaxing. Bar is also good for late night scene
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBar
    KYinDCVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I recently had my 23rd birthday here. BBar was very accommodating for my group of 15. The food was good, the drinks were great, and the prices were pretty good considering the neighborhood and the popularity of this bar on a Saturday night. The staff kept up with all of us very well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot. Bland food
    Vincent
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went for brunch. The food is bland.pancakes were overly fried, tasted like oil. Just got 2 bites and abandoned. My boyfriend got the burger: nothing special and disappointing fries. Won t go again
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for a date
    GS225
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is a great spot to bring a date. It has a casual but upbeat atmosphere. The food was good and moderately priced and I had no issues at all with the staff. It was well lit but not to bright and the noise level was about average. They have both outdoor and indoor seating, however on a warm spring/summer night you better get there early as it gets packed. We arrived about 20 minutes early for a reservation so we grabbed a drink at the bar to hang out while they got set up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food but too loud...
    sylbakers
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The veggie and lamb burgers and the chickpea fries were unbelievably good and the outdoor space is unique. Though, it was hard to have a normal conversation at a table with two other friends because it was very loud (we were even sitting outside for dinner). Good experience over all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good times
    MercedesM
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I went to watch a World Cup game and it was the perfect place because it was indoor/outdoor so it never felt too packed. If I had been at an indoor bar/restaurant only it might have felt overcrowded and claustrophobic. I really enjoyed the food and LOVED the margaritas!!! After my first I had to have a couple more. It's probably one of the best margaritas I've ever had. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Some friends and I chose this place recently to be able to sit outside and eat, but unfortunately it started storming when we got there. The food was good - nothing special. We got the roasted beet salad, the grilled salmon salad (even though we actually ordered the tuna nicoise salad), an asparagus pizza, and key lime pie for dessert (probably the best part). The service was pretty bad, because it took forever to get our food (the waiter didn't check in much or give us an update) and we didn't even get the right food. I'd be willing to give this place another chance on a sunny day.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Bowery Bar and Grill reviews archive.
  • Perfect for brunch
    mgee
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Finding a brunch place in the village that takes reservations is impossible- the ambience was great, the service was exceptional, they had a smoking section! overall, extremely pleased!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barry
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    It was my first time there and its a really nice place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    First of all the service is so bad. Our waitress came by after a minute of us sitting asking if we want drinks and are we ready to order. We weren't ready and asked if she could come back in a few minutes. Well, she completely disappeared and twenty minutes goes by and no one came. We had to flag someone down. The food is mediocore. I've been coming here since '96 and definitely used to be much better all around.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great girls night out
    Liz1
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    My girlfriends and I have a monthly GNO and like to find unique restaurants and this one fit the bill. It's open and airy, has a working fireplace and makes you feel like you're far away from the stress of NYC but is still in a great part of NYC. Definitely a place for friends to get together. The food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere, terrible service
    Kira
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My friends and I came here on a Saturday night, and it was not overly busy. We sat in the outdoor area and the mix of indoor and outdoor elements was lovely. It was animated but not overly noisy, fresh but very comfortable. We ordered guacamole which was fresh and tasty, and we all received burger which were juicy and cooked to our specifications. The service, however, soured the whole experience. After we ordered the guacamole, our server disappeared for 25 minutes, and I had to walk around the whole restaurant before I found him and asked him to take our order. My friend was very thirsty and it was very difficult to order more drinks. Our server was very nice to us when he was there, but his elusiveness made our experience frustrating.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My food was unfortunately
    sm86VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    My food was unfortunately kind of cold, however my friends didn't have any problems with their food. The complementary banana bread provided with our brunch was delicious. A great spot to eat outdoors, but just know that a reservation doesn't guarantee you outdoor seating - once you check in for your reservation you will then be put on a waitlist if you want to eat outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great decor
    Kate
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Did not love my food (truffle fries; caesar salad) however my boyfriend got the mussels and they were phenomenal. Would go back for the environment (fireplace in the middle of the room) and to sit outside in the summer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome for our big group
    fishoranges
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I only made a reservation for 5 and they accommodated all 7 of us with a smile. The space is huge, the service was great (even with our large party), the menu is eclectic, and the food was great! My choice for brunch always!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Merchant's House Munchie Spot
    drrhonda
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Needed a place nearby the Merchant's House Museum so we checked OpenTable and found the B Bar. We had a great time. The food was good and the service was wonderful. The other room had a fireplace which looked like a great place to spend some time on a chilly NYC evening. They didn't rush us out either and were happy to pack up the leftovers for us to take home. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful garden, sparkling lights
    JeanneVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    This is a perennial favorite spot for me. For any meal, lunch, brunch, dinner. Special occasions. Food is reliably good, and the setting, with comfortable booths, a garden for any weather, and sparkling fairy lights at night, is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well past it's prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The formerly chic spot was great even few years ago, but seems to have fallen inky neglect. There are so many better places nearby with good service and food. Very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner, great location
    LanafoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Great ambiance delicious food and drinks. But slow service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Great Drinks
    BryNycVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Nothing overly special to mention... Prices would make you believe you should have a "finer" presentation...but don't expect that. Food is great, Drinks are great...Gin,Gin,Mule is my favorite!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SO disappointed
    kaypurVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    We joined friends for a birthday brunch, and this has been one of their favorite spots in their neighborhood. The restaurant itself is in a refurbished garage and is a very neat space. The food sounded better than it was, when it finally came. We were served almost an hour after we arrived, and about 1/2 hour after people who came in much later than us. I think our waiter somehow forgot to put in our order. The rest of the staff seemed to be trying to cover his ineptness, but at this point, they should have comped our meals. I ordered a brunch dish with eggs, salmon and spinach that came in a small ramekin and poured out as much as half of what the ramekin held because there was so much water in the dish.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    In the grand tradition of "The Local" as we find them in the UK and Europe. A neighborhood meeting place for friends where one can always claim a certain table as one's own and rely on the moderately priced fare and wine list. Lively without being overwhelmingly noisy. Dine among a mix of downtown intellectuals, aspiring actors and models, the famous, families, and old friends. Expansive, high ceiling interior, leading to a conservatory-like section with a two way central fireplace and a large, plant-filled terrace beyond. On the edge of East 4th Street Theater Row, a great spot for pre or post performance dining. Come for the atmosphere and stay for the food which is always reliably good and service that is friendly and prompt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick Bite Before Blue Men
    OTReviews
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    This reservation was for a quick bite to eat before we headed to see the Blue Men at Astor Place at 2:00pm. It's a little hard to find the door into this restaurant, but once we were in everything went swimmingly. Two adults and two young teens for lunch, and everyone raved about their food. Service was prompt and accurate; no problems whatsoever. I imagine this place is great in the summertime; it has a very open layout. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    Connie
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I have dined here several times. Very good food and service and reasonable prices. Very convenient to the Public Theatre. We had reservations for a party of 4 and , after appetizers, two friends joined us. The staff was very accommodating and added a table to ours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I think the place is a victim
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I think the place is a victim of its own success. It is quite popular and so they think they can be lousy. This is very disappointing as I used to like the place. Went there for a brunch on Saturday and as I suggested everything was a bit lousy - lousy service (they prefer to chat to each other rather than serving people, not bringing forks and knives with dishes...), lousy drinks (can you really spoil Bloody Mary? They were able), lousy food (ok, you failed and burned a muffin so it is hard and black, why don't you do another one - it is so simple, just do not bring it to your customer like that).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely setting for brunch in Soho
    JschreibVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Our friends who live in the neighborhood recommended the Bowery Bar and Grill for brunch. The outdoor setting was lovely. I liked the menu and was not disappointed in my order of huevos rancheros. Everyone else was pleased with their order. The only downside was the coffee--flavorless and a bit bitter. A member of our group sent back her specialty coffee as not what was ordered. Actually, she may have been confused in what the drink was supposed to look like. The wait staff tried to be accommodating but you could sense her displeasure. Call it a draw. I would recommend this as a nice place to get together with friends. Request the outside seating on a nice day as preferable to the indoor bar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelming
    Brandi
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    I've been wanting to try this place for a long time. Unfortunately we were all disappointed. The service was pretty slow and the server actually brought someone in the group the wrong dish and by the time he came back to check he had decided just to eat what was given to him. The food was ok and cocktails are expensive. I had a 9$ Bloody Mary which I did like. What I did like was the outdoor space (it's an open space with an open ceiling). It was also a large space and not too crowded which is rare in tr city. Overall we were disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place - pity about the service
    Frankie
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Great opportunity to dine outdoors. Brunch classics are tasty. Service is inattentive...a pity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous find in the city!
    kdawn
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We were do happy with our choice! The atmosphere is great. Open air seating - walls, but no roof. (There is a section under cover in case of rain.) Plenty of trees to keep you shady in the day and cozy at night when they light the lanterns. Service was very warm and attentive. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    I've been here a ton of times. Its a great go to spot for any sort of large group. As long as you give them a bit of notice, they're almost always accommodating. Service can be a little slow, and the food is nothing spectacular, but its always reliable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place for a group
    userVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Gets loud with the street and the bar. Service is nothing exceptional but the food is good and price is right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still great after all these years
    bestchester914com
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    I first visited Bowery Bar in my early 20's, even after all these years, it's still as a pleasurable experience as my first time. The service, still outstanding (Castro was on top of everything, constantly checked in to make sure we were good, food is really good, I love the decor and layout and of course the trees w lanterns and the incredible oysters that I always remembered. The accompanying sauces, mmmm. I did try the Moroccan pizza for the first time. Writing about it, I'm k8nd of craving it now. It was so delicious. I've always l9ved Bowery Bar and now I remember why.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good send-off
    firstdateVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    I was looking for a casual, yet nice place to take a friend before his departure to explore a new life in Buenos Aires - Bowery B&G was the choice, and a good one at that. Good service, friendly waiters, and great atmosphere for a group of friends to get together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot, but disappointing
    FoodLover
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Every time I've tried to eat at BBar it's been so crowded because of the beautiful outdoor space and I thought the food too. It was a little bit underwhelming, especially for the price. We went early enough that the place wasn't very crowded, but it took 10 minutes for us to put in a drink order. The service was very slow. The food was prompt but we probably could have had a few more drinks but our waiter was nowhere to be found. I wish it would have been a better experience, because I love that patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Be sure and stay for dessert!
    buftar
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    We arrived early and were seated right away. The service was fast, friendly, and reliable. Food was tasty, from the guacamole appetizer to the fish and chips entree to the delicious cobb salad. But nevermind all that. For dessert, we ordered the Lavender Pound Cake with Pineapple Chutney and Coconut Gelato. My goodness, one of the most interesting and delicious flavor combinations I have had in the city! Everything worked so well together, the tastes and the texture...very delicious. Enough to share with another person, and a great topper for an already delightful meal. Next time my wife and I are in the area, we're coming back...and we're bringing friends...fire up the pound cake!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.