Bryant Park Grill
Bryant Park Grill

Bryant Park Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bryantparkgrillnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2128406500
  • 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
376 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (234)great for lunch (204)scenic view (190)great for brunch (135)special occasion (105)good for groups (97)neighborhood gem (96)romantic (86)fit for foodies (58)hot spot (46)kid-friendly (32)vibrant bar scene (20)notable wine list (17)late-night find (11)Show More
  • Elegant outdoor dining
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Perfect spot overlooking Bryant Park! Great food too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, elegant location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our party of 5 really enjoyed the Bryant Park Grill. Our server was professional and friendly. The food was prepared perfectly. We loved sitting in the back area of the outdoor dining space. It was shaded and away from the pedestrian traffic along the park. We loved it and will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WeezerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Sadly our server would not respond with basics like salt and pepper requests among others that we had to ask other staff to help us. Normally I've had great experiences but this one was very lacking. Table was great. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • really nice
    irinasup
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    thye food was delicious! plus the outdoor seating in Bryant park makes all the difference. great place for dinner and for a date - somewhere to impress but not trying to hard
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Attentive service. Memorable food. That warm feeling that as you are leaving, you know that you will return for another satisfying experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem by the park
    MissRoxie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    A tranquil yet vibrant slice of New York. The lunch highlight of my visit to New York. The place is empty at 11:30 and full at Noon. Get there a bit early for a tale by the window.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Have been coming here for years... Great food, service and views to match ..!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wonderful waitstaff, atmosphere. Caesar salad was very good but too much dressing (my mistake for not asking to be light on the dressing) - husband had fish and chips which was delicious. Overall a really nice lunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    PhyllisVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've eaten at this restaurant on several occasions and had always had a great dining experience. This time,however, the menu had changed ( not in an improved way)....it was expensive, food was fair and service was just ok. This is also the first time I had seen the restaurant practically empty at Sunday Brunch. I won't rush back there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reservation is indoor dining only b
    IvorThirst
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Was surprised to find open table reservation was for indoor dining only. Outside is apparently first come etc. Found this out when they called to confirm. Obviously on a sunny day in August the reason you go to the Bryant Park Grill is to sit outside. As it turned out they had availability outside so all was well. Very pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance!
    Cher006VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Bryant Park Grill sits in a beautiful park very close to Times Square. The ambiance is lovely, with many outside shaded tables and a nice inside as well. My Cobb salad was loaded with so much shrimp, that I actually left some on the plate! There is no pre show special price, so it was a pricey lunch (and you can make a reservation). However, on the other side of the Grill is the Bryant Park Cafe, which also had a nice outside eating area, and a less expensive menu ( no reservations accepted there).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better off elsewhere
    IlikefoodVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I had brunch at Bryant Park Grill during a recent trip to New York, and we were both disappointed. My Eggs Benedict was overcooked, to the point that the eggs resembled hard-boiled more than poached. My husband's scrambled eggs were likewise overcooked, and everything seemed like it had been sitting under a heat lamp instead of being cooked to order. If you want a meal with a nice view, you're better off getting takeout from somewhere good and walking to the park with it. This place is gross.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was not good
    Nick
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Waiter had a terrible attitude...barely checked on us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bryant Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My sister has wanted to go this restaurant ever since she first saw it and we finally managed to go. Restaurant was quite loud; service was good food was good and good value. Beautiful restaurant with wall of windows overlooking Bryant park
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great manhattan experience
    Drew
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food is not the reason to go to Bryant Park but it's fine. The ambiance is superb, particularly in good weather. Dining alfresco ... Not overlooking traffic ... But overlooking the park ... is spectacular ... And, the park is always full if people of all ages (in good weather). This week Broadway performers from musicals entertained. How great is that!!! Glorious day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JJLECVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    food is so-so, salad and seafood quality are mediocre but the ambiance is nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marco
    MaLu4dine
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great place in a green park in the middle of Manhattan, walking distance from the Empire. Romantic at ground level, happy hour on the roof. It worth to try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-theatre lunch
    Kristin1878VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Such a nice alternative to all of the Times Square chain restaurants and hustle and bustle! We had a lovely, leisurely lunch before our show. I would recommend at least 1.5 hours though so you can relax and enjoy the meal. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasure to eat here
    Idonothaveanickname
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It was a pleasure to spend an evening here. The food was delicious, the wait staff pleasant and knowledgeable, and it was great to be outdoors with a beautiful view of Bryant Park. It was like a bit of Paris without the long trip to get there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Dine
    FineConnoisseur
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Wonderful experience as always. Whether you want to have a business meeting or just have a wonderful view, this is the place to be.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    Travelorvam
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We sat on the roof on a perfect ny city summer day. Not too hot not to windy, and had a lovely view And lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All Around Nice Place
    MelissaVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I had dinner on the upper patio of the Bryant Park Grill with my out of town family who came for a visit. The food was great and the patio has a perfect view of Bryant Park. We were able to sit there and eat/drink/talk without feeling like we were being rushed. The staff was all very friendly and personable. I look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissapointing
    MattVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Decent service, once the waiter showed up at our table. Food was mediocre and over priced for the quality. We mentioned that we were going to the theater and had to watch the time. Food came very quickly-almost too quickly, like they grabbed someone else's order that had been sitting out.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and nice outside dining
    jeffVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have been to the restaurant many times and always had a good meal (everything form a special burger or the chicken sandwich at lunch to the staek frites, the organic spring chicken, or the various seafood dishes). What makes the restaurat even more enjoyable is the opportunity to sit on the patio and enjoy what is going on in Bryant Park in the summer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor dining at its best!
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Delicious dinner outside with attentive, knowledgeable and personable wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Lovely setting -- foid is ok-- restaurant is pricey! 4 glasses of wine and 4 lunches was $200
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dinner
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I chose BPG for a client dinner, and it was perfect. We were able to sit outside, and it was fun for my clients - who are not from NYC. The service was great - the server allowed us to linger without any problem after dinner, when we were just talking. The food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location, food, and service
    JohnnyP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    It's rare that a beautiful restaurant in a park setting has really good food at reasonable prices (by NY standards). Service is always good. Wines by the glass are much better than at many restaurants. And, the setting (inside and out) is wonderful. One thing - once it fills up, the noise levels can get high because you are surrounded by so much glass. If noise bothers you, go early. Or in mid-summer when the dinner crowds are lighter. It's worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid business or friendly lunch
    Eliza383VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    not exactly romantic, IMO, but a solid bet for lunch (make a reservation). The dining room used to be noisier, I'm not sure if they installed some accoustical controls to minimize that, but on my most recent visit I was actually able to conduct a conversation with my colleagues. Overpriced for what it is, it's good for work related lunches but for my personal life I'd rather spend that money somewhere less corporate-y. Food is somehow much better than what they serve at the Cafe.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food, really bad service
    Danny
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    They say that there was a screw up in the kitchen, but it took way too long to get our food. once it came, the food was very good. They did buy our drinks which was nice. But no one said anything to us until we complained about how long it was taking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYC Dining Gem
    Malou
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Bryant Park Grille is a great place to meet for lunch or dinner. It was perfect for our family get-together and is centrally located. The food is very good and the service and ambiance, excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great location
    helenie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Beautiful restaurant in beautiful Bryant Park!!! Our server was very pleasant!!!goo
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely view and pleasant atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Inside this grill you'll find a subdued atmosphere, sophisticated vintage music, and nice food. It's a tad expensive, but this is NYC and you have a very pleasant view. However, a few hours after brunch my friends and I returned for an early dinner at the much more casual outdoor deck (which I suppose is affiliated with the cafe). It seemed to be a bit less pricy and was just as nice. I loved the ceviche!! And it's just so fun to watch people in the park; a nice urban oasis.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always a great meal! Thank you for being a reliable meal after all these years.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Location but Noisy
    bayonneguy
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    It is tough to beat the location. It is lovely to dine in the park. It is the most spacious place in that section of mid-town. The food is good but the pricey if you aren't on your expense account. The noise level is very high making it difficult to hold a conversation unless you are at a table for two.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Terrasse
    H1ghF5v3
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Nice place, good food, fast service.... All you need is good friends at your table!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marginal
    stevestollroadVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The lessor of the evils for a business lunch. Noisy and the food is passable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always reliable
    NYMomVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    BPG is always a beehive of activity. The menu is expansive, the food is good. Nice out door cafe in the summer months.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Among the best venues in NYC
    GeorgeD
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food's OK, but the scene is awesome any time of year....gotta do at least once!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business dinner and lunch
    ARVP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I haven't been to this restaurant in years and went twice this week for a business dinner and a lunch. Both were excellent. When making your reservation, be sure to request a quiet table if you need to talk and not have to speak louder than casual conversation level to be heard. This is not unusual in NYC. The service was outstanding, attentive, without being intrusive. Waiter checking in was always timed conveniently when mouths were not full and drinks were close to empty but not too close. Food was delicious, beautifully presented, a good variety and appropriate proportions for moderate appetites (which is important to be able to enjoy an appetizer, main course and a dessert without feeling disgustingly full!) All around a sure bet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.