Bryant Park Grill
Bryant Park Grill

Bryant Park Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bryantparkgrillnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 840-6500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Tues-Sat: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;Sun&Mon 5pm-10pm: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 - 3:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Gadi Weinreich
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Bryant Park Grill is the crown jewel of New York City’s Bryant Park. Located behind the New York Public Library, this secluded oasis offers a lush and luxurious setting for your once-in-a-lifetime event or wedding. No other venue offers an unparalleled location, breathtaking settings and a sumptuous dining experience.

    From our rooftop garden overlooking the park to our uniquely designed dining room, we offer unforgettable spaces to ensure your special event is unique and memorable. Bryant Park Grill is the only venue in the city that can offer you the romance of a Parisian-style garden setting in the heart of New York’s metropolis. With a menu catered to your specifications, we promise nothing less than the experience of a lifetime.

    Create your memories at the Bryant Park Grill.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Public Transit: B, D, F, V Subway to 42nd Street - 5th Avenue, Bryant Park
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Subway Trains to Times Square - 42nd Street
    M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M42, M104 Buses to 42nd Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: CCMC Parking is located nearby at 13 West 39th Street, they can be reached at 212-768-8038.
A word from Bryant Park Grill
We'll always have Paris in Bryant Park. Cozily situated behind landmark New York Public Library, Bryant Park serves as a stunning backdrop for this New American Grill & Cafe. Bryant Park Grill's elegant & sophisticated dining room is perfect for your business lunch or a night out on the town with friends. Enjoy a romantic dinner or a festive party under Bryant Park's heated holiday tent in the winter, while seasonal patio & roof dining are sure to make your summer evenings magical. For more casual dining, visit Bryant Park Cafe next door or just hang out at the Cafe Bar.

The New York Times says that Bryant Park has become one of Manhattans loveliest public spaces, that has open air Bryant Park Cafe for casual dining and Bryant Park Grill for serious meals. The Grill is a gorgeous pavilion with a Hunt Slonem mural of birds stretching along one side of the dining room.
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Bryant Park Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
335 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (178)great for lunch (159)scenic view (137)neighborhood gem (104)good for groups (95)great for brunch (93)fit for foodies (80)special occasion (80)romantic (68)hot spot (44)vibrant bar scene (25)kid-friendly (20)notable wine list (19)late-night find (9)Show More
  • INeeded a nice dinner in short notice
    StashOnTheRoad
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Restaurant is beautiful and would do any group large and small. Higher price average but value is better than price here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    there were heaters everywhere so even though it was really cold outside it was warm inside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfectly okay
    rockctr
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Perfectly okay. Food/service was fine; price wasn't too bad. Nothing was bad, but nothing was unbelievable either. Perfectly fine place for a casual business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good staple for our family
    foodienyc
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We love Bryant Park Grill, however my most recent experience left a little to be desired. Waiter spilled drinks on us, service was slow, steak was not rare as requested. We did not complain. But after the spilt drinks I think the manager knew about the issues because she was incredibly apologetic throughout the course of our time with them. I will "give it another" try soon as this is the first bad experience I have ever had there in the dozen plus times I have dined there. Everyone has a bad day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best duck my husband and I could recall
    Saratista
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    From the Fall cocktail, through the dessert mousse, Bryant Park Grill provided an excellent experience on a Friday evening. Topping off the meal was Dina (sp?) who waited our table. She was the perfect blend of quiet professionalism and warmth. Great waitress. And the front of the house who seated us was wonderfully helpful too. Bryant Park Grill is a gem for out-of-towners like me and my husband because of its quintessentially NY location and the fact that no dining dollar is wasted. Bravo, Bryant Park Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NY Gem
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Although we had difficulty locating the restaurant (it is inside Bryant Park), our dining experience was perfect. We were especially impressed with the training of the staff which is critical to their ability to provide such quality service. Our beverage and meal orders were taken within minutes after our arrival and our meal came very quickly as well. Both of our entrees were cooked and seasoned to perfection, the portion size was generous. Our only challenge was to decide what to order as every entree seemed enticing. We had a leisurely dinner, followed by coffee (also excellent). We were amazed to see that we had been at the Grill for just an hour. We usually take about ninety minutes when dining out, and we never felt rushed--just well served. One caveat: NY,NY restaurants include an 18% gratuity on tabs, so don't tip a full 15 to 20%--but do add a few extra dollars if your experience matches ours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic NYC
    Bradford23VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Always an enjoyable and loud experience. BPG never disappoints as a great lunch place for work or social. Food is consistently good with the chopped Cobb being a staple. Pasta is great as is several of the starters like the calamari and tomato/mozzarella salad. Service is impersonal, but very efficient. Always a vibrant and energetic scene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work lunch.
    Famnew
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I met a former colleague there for lunch. It was in a great location. We were seated very quickly. The food was good, a bit on the pricey end of the spectrum for lunch. The waitress was smart and attentive. She figured out very quickly that we wanted to talk and catch up. She appeared at all the right times and was not hovering or interrupting the rest of the time. I appreciate a waitperson that is paying attention!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the real newyorker style
    sybarita
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    as always the restaurant represents the real newyorker style, where perfect atmosphere, good service and incredible view allow us enjoy one of the most beautiful in the big apple. The experience to dinner or lunch in Bryant Park is unique unforgettable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Bryant Park Grill always has good food and good service. I took 2 friends for their first time and they loved it. We were able to have a leisurely, relaxed meal in a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bryant Park Grill - all-around +
    Max2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Had a really nice dinner with friends visiting from London. Wide menu, lots of great choices, good wine list. Very nice setting with beautiful view of Bryant Park. What made it particularly nice, though, was the warm and friendly wait staff. And when the bill came, it wasn't a shock. All in all, a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    Emily91
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We ate here before the theater and had great service and great food. My husband ordered the lamb kebobs which were delicious (albeit the portion was a bit small, even for an appetizer), and I got the ravioli which was also quite good. We'll definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Normally love it but not this time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Poor service, good appetizer & dessert but not editable and unacceptable entree
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bryant Park Grill - A NYC Gem
    moongate
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We love Bryant Park Grill and make it a point to go every time we are in town. Excellent food, great location and nice staff. Can be a little busy so reservations are a must. Also appreciate that BPG gives away a free meal to all active duty military in uniform and veterans on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Thank you BPG for supporting those who keep our freedom free!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of New York's Best!
    Gary
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Love it! Service and food are as good as it gets! Really enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Lunch Spot
    tulipave
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This restaurant has such a great central location it is perfect for a business lunch either with associates or friends. It has a really healthy and delicious menu and the atmosphere is one of the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location and food
    Zazamiami
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This is my 2nd time at The Grill and I love it. The setting is nice, staff is competent and friendly , food is excellent. I bring my friends from Europe when they are visiting in NYC and we always have a great time .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbearably noisy.
    slmd7VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    There were five of us and none of us heard a word of what any of us said to each other. It is simply not necessary for a restaurant to be that noisy. The restaurant is beautiful but the noise takes away any charm it has.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent dinner
    mimi2
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My choice of entree was wonderful . The service was good in a lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    rubreviewVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Right behind the Library on 42nd and 5th. The room was a little hot, but otherwise, all good if you are looking for a nice restaurant close to Grand Central Station and Times Square but away from the craziness. Also, they just opened the ice rink in pop up shops in Bryant Park making it a really nice atmosphere in the fall/winter months. Not crazy loud, so even with a large table, we were able to talk without yelling.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • suzannenk
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Eating ubnder the tent was a wonderful experience. The noise level was low, the wait staff unhurried, the duck comfit over kale delicious and substantial.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Setting
    dmkbVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I hadn't been to Bryant Park Grill in years and regret it. Went for a client lunch on a beautiful fall day and the setting in the restaurant with the trees beginning to change and the sun coming in through the large windows was outstanding. Tables filled up quickly at lunch with clients who obviously hadn't forgotten about it like I had. The service was efficient but not rushed at all. The food was delicious. I had the turkey stir fry and it was more than enough for lunch and I could not finish it. My client had the striped bass and he said it was perfect. Looking around me, I saw that the chopped cobb salads seemed to be very popular. I will be adding Bryant Park Grill to my rotation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-marathon Saturday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were in town for the NYC marathon and found this place close to the Expo and near our hotel. We had excellent chicken cobb salads and a couple of items from their Saturday brunch menu. Everything was excellent. The room was scenic and open. Excellent service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Greg
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great food and service. Having the ice skating ring setup was an added bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Warmed-over, reheated food
    midtowndinerVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Service was super fast -- which made sense once we tasted the food. Clearly prepared in advance, our lobster bisque tasted like souped-up canned soup with canned vegetables thrown in, and the salads were less than fresh -- they seemed like they'd been plated in advance, even. Great atmosphere doesn't quite make up for this.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Husband!
    southernbelle
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I brought my husband to Bryant Park Grill for his birthday. We made a 12:30 reservation and ended up being 30 minutes early...and they seated us with no problem. We ended up sitting in the Atrium which was beautifully decorated with chandeliers throughout and a clear cover over the top so you could see outside. Sort of like a greenhouse...just a really pretty greenhouse :) The service was outstanding...our server went as far as bringing hubby a birthday dessert for us to share in the end with a candle. It was very sweet and delicious! The food was very good, portions were perfect and everything was fresh. And looooved the mimosas ;) We had a great experience with an outstanding view and will definitely be future patrons.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Yorkat it's best. Please try it
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    From the moment we walked in we knew the Bryant Grill was a classy restaurant with a true New York flair The Hostess was cordial and found us a great table. Our waiter came to our table within minutes of our seating and was polite and professional. The food was great if not a wee bit pricey but given the overall experience, well worth it. I would highly recommend Bryant Grill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always:Fabulous
    neldamVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Such a gem in this area, in the midst of a park, great views, food is wonderful, innovative, something for everyone & Nice Ambience. We were sitting in the enclosed garden room which is truly beautiful, however, we were there in a sunny, warm Fall day & the garden room had heat blasting making it unbearably hot. We had to ask to sit inside the dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No pressure!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    One of our party was delayed in arriving...the wait staff was pleasant and accommodating....no pressure to order, etc. We had a wonderful table in the atrium and had a very enjoyable lunch before our show. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location...disappointed
    Bx2BostonVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I've been to Bryant Park Grill on several occassions. Usually with much success and memories. The location is great, and the ambiance lively with responsive wait service; however, this late Friday night meal was just average. The food was good in name and variety, but this time around fairly bland. There were three of us dining. One had chicken fricasse, the other pasta and the third a steak. Again, they were all adequately presented, but not notable at all. I wouldn't write off BPG because I've been satisfied before, but this inconsistency is a concern.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Theater Perfection
    Lucy49
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Perfect setting for a good meal before your 8PM Broadway curtain! My visiting-from-out-of-town sister, husband, and I fully enjoyed the energy and atmosphere, that accompanied our meal. The service was good too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Garden Setting, Midtown
    Delicious
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A friend was coming in to Grand Central from Connecticut. She's a writer and one of her books is a photography book of beautiful gardens around the world. Bryant Park Grill seemed the perfect choice for convenience and beauty. And it was. But the food was disappointing, the Cobb Salad presented in a small bowl with chicken chunks piled all over the top. Hard to eat, and not that tasty, besides having to dig through to find all the other expected ingredients. Calamari a little greasy, the sliced tomatoes and mozzarella acceptable. Everything else was lovely and professional
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Times Square Area Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This area is surprisingly short on gracious restaurants, and the Bryant Park Grill is terrific. I am partial to their extension: the main dining room is too vibrant (read 'noisy') for my tastes and I like the sense of dining almost, but not quite, al fresco. Being a vegetarian I cannot speak to the meat, fish and fowl-based dishes, other than to say they all look splendid. But their burrata is certainly the best in Manhattan, and when they say 'heirloom tomatos' they mean it. It's very busy at lunchtime - a hangout for executives who wish to socialize - yet a request for speedy service -my companion and I were running late - brought immediate attention. And if you ask for extra vodka in a screwdriver you REALLY get extra vodka!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ReluctantCritic
    ReluctantCritic
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Had a business lunch here at the recommendation of a local supplier. It was very good but it is very expensive for the menu offered. Was good for our business lunch, and might take the family once for an experience, but would not frequent the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Lunch!
    HalfaTwin
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Outstanding and different menu choices from the normal lunch places...even the upscale ones! Fish, meat, salad and special choices all make for a special lunch and a nice relaxed meal. Just a tad more than usual lunch price....but worth it once in while for sure! Have to make reservations to get the inside and better seating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Given the location and the surrounding scenery on a bright, sunny day - this spot can be an appropriate, NYC staple for a business lunch. It's clearly built for biz-lunch crowd as the food is mass-produced (out within 10 mins of ordering from our completely uncaring and borderline rude waitress), tasteless, and extremely overpriced. Unless forced to by a nearby-dwelling client, I wouldn't ever go back for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK, but too noisy.
    Russell
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went to BPG based on reviews that indicated it was relatively quiet. It was anything but though the outside tables during the warm months night fill that bill. Better to go when they're serving outside. Inside it's cacophony.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cobb salad
    LindaO
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Cobb Salad was delicious - they had a whole different twist on it...really enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantasmic
    ScottStamfordVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The staff and service was excellent. The menu is very diverse and the food was wonderful. Dessert was amazing as well. I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time at Bryant Park Grill
    keenerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were happy to find that it is still possible to sit "outside", although with a plastic tent over the patio, it's not quite as charming as the summer. We had a 6pm reservation and arrived early, before our guests, so we went to the bar first to order a drink. It was busy and the bartender did not seem to notice us, so we went out to our table. There were a group of servers chatting at the far end of the patio and after about 5 minutes of waiting for someone to come to our table, I got up to see what the hold-up was. At that point, the server made her way over to our table. The service was fine the rest of the evening and the food was good (it was better the first visit) so we will go back, but hope to not have as rough a start next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.