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
365 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (228)great for lunch (176)scenic view (172)great for brunch (115)good for groups (101)neighborhood gem (99)special occasion (95)romantic (75)fit for foodies (71)hot spot (46)kid-friendly (29)vibrant bar scene (27)notable wine list (19)late-night find (10)Show More
  • Fav NY location and resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Bryant Park is my favorite part of NYC, and this restaurant is my happy place within the park. Even though it could be touristy and cut corners knowing its popular location will always bring in crowds, Bryant Park Grill never does. Instead, the service and food are always incredible and the ambience is just perfect. I love this restaurant so much my husband and I got married here last year -- I really don't have enough good things to say about Bryant Park Grill!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply lovely
    Susand966
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Bryant Park Grille is a lovely oasis in the heart of Midtown. The choices for lunch are imaginative yet healthy. I met my daughter who didn't have extra time to linger because she had a meeting at the office and the service was outstanding. I requested a window table on the request form and was very delighted that my request was honored
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • romantic anniversary
    2limes
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Perfect window table overlooking the park... Mussles in thai coconut broth and persimmon salad for appetizers both delish. My wife had the bronzino and I had the sea bass...both an excellent choice. And finished off the meal with bananas for bananas! A Fun choice of flavors that we shared. Our waiter was great he explained the seasonal changes in the menu and made great recommendations. My only complaint was the bread brought to the table, it was like chewing a raw old bagel and the butter didn't help. Probably shouldn't eat bread anyway!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Totally fabulous on every level... Have never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice biz lunch place
    hatetocook
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Food was very good although my salad was skimpy on the tuna My friends portions were very big and they enjoyed them. I would def go back very pretty but would not order same salad
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for a great lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We were married in the morning and came to Bryant Park Grill for lunch. Thanks for making it a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Complete disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My husband and I spent 3 days eating and drinking like royalty in NYC.It ended with dinner at BPG.Such potential with its location and lovely venue.Maybe the A team served outside though same kitchen. Our server had no personality and never told us his name. We ordered wine, appetizers and meals then after bringing the wine we never saw him again until our meal was over. No one asked how the food was. For the record my husband's $40 steak was fatty and under done and the fries were cold. The assistants brought our mains before we were done our appetizers. My pea and asparagus risotto had almost none of that in it: mostly soggy spinach and no cheese. $25 main was same size as half portion night previous at Robert (awesome!).Never again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brunch experience
    Sheena
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I am from Sydney (Australia) and whenever i visit NYC I love going to Bryant Park Grill. The food, drinks and service are always great! The location and ambience really makes me feel like I am on holiday in NYC. My boyfriend and I had been travelling for 33 hours and we stepped straight off our flight and went to Bryant Park Grill for brunch. The staff were very helpful with accommodating our early arrival and helping us with our luggage. They went above and beyond our expectations which made for a great and relaxing experience. I highly recommend this restaurant for great food and an awesome experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girl's Brunch
    Brunch
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Some friends and I were visiting NYC for a girl's weekend. The place itself is beautiful and colorful. Great atmosphere! I ordered the French toast which was the best ever!! We got some great pics as well. My only complaint is the waiter. He was fairly nice at first. Then he gave us the check on one tab, but we wanted 4 seperate checks because we were all paying differently. He immediately got an attitude. When he bought 4 seperate checks he just laid them on the table and walked away rudely. I will definitely return, but I will not accept him as my waiter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient but noisy
    travel4Wheaton
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The outdoor space is more group friendly as the inside space became extremely noisy at lunchtime. Food and service were very good. Can't beat the location for meeting up, and being near the park is a bonus.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best outdoor spot in Midtown
    CGNNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was the perfect setting for a business lunch. Of course, the weather cooperated. Extensive lunch menu, prices a bit on the higher side, but what a lovely way to do lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependably wonderful
    doe578
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We love the Bryant Park Grill: it's our go-to-choice when we have out-of-town visitors or special personal occasions to celebrate. It's one of the few restaurants in New York where the acoustics and absence of unnecessary music allow you to talk, listen and hear the conversation at your own table. The spacing of the tables is ample, room to breathe and relax. The servings are generous and there is great variety of choices meeting varied tastes from vegetarian to carnivore. Offers true value for the extra dollar you might spend to be here. Location, location, location - hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It was a convenient location for us and good timing for our 3 p.m. Broadway show. I felt there should have been more included in the fixed price - such as a basket of sweets (for which they charged another $6) and probably a juice option in addition to coffee or tea. Service was attentive and pleasant and decor is very nice (inside and out).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Typical tourist trap. Very nice spot. Poor food. Overcooked eggs, average products, tasteless coffee, industrial chemical juice...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tourist or not
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great place with a beautiful park setting. Good food. Great Ambience. Service was great too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch in Bryant park
    paulsailor
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really great brunch , varied well put together brunch menu , good value in great location overveiwing byrant park .our server look after our table of 9 very professionally. Would return and would recommend Love our brunch for 9 on Saturday morning , great varied menu , good value , decent portions and very tasty and interesting selection , something for all tastes . Go enjoy ,by the way the you waiter was outstanding P
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Aud1VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Poor service! Appetizer never served...it was completely overlooked. One dine ordered salmon medium rare; it arrived overcooked . Server graciously offered to send it back, for a new one. The second salmon was just like the first! However, they did try to make amends by deducting one glass of wine from the bill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • linnieVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    always well done! great service and food in a lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NanDan
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We enjoyed our meal at the Bryant Park Grill. We were able to sit outside even though our reservations were made for indoor seating (Open Table only makes indoor reservations for the Bryant Park Grill. The food was good and the service was excellent. The portions were large--I couldn't finish the delicious pork tenderloin. It was a very enjoyable experience. Would go again when visiting NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal in a Great Setting
    OpenTableDiner2013VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We dined outside and had a wonderful meal (monkfish). It was delicious and perfectly prepared. Our server was knowledgeable and most helpful. I would dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful spot and diverse menu
    Hammertime
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Bryan Park is one of the prettiest squares in New York, and this restaurant and its terraces does it justice. Menu has a diverse selection that are pleasantly prepared. Not gourmet, but very respectable food. The staff is also very charming and relaxed, so there must be a good manager or owner behind the scenes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • stokrotka
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    had a good time with an old friend. excellent service, pasta was terrible
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Lunch at Bryant Park Grill
    Cyberspook
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    When I arrived on a hot summers day, the line was litterally out the door. However the host and hostess moved the line quickly. Many of the guests chose the outdoor seating as it was a beutiful day. I arrived early for my table and ahead of my guest. I was seated quickly. The dining room filled up quickly and became a bit noisy. Not to be unexepected given the large open room and number of tables. Several larger tables were celebrating one occoasior or another. The server was attentive, the food came out fast and hot. Within an hour the restaurant cleared out as quickly as it filled up. It appeared that many others had 2pm appointments like me and my guest. Overall a very pleasent dining experience for a business lunch in midtown.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An enjoyable dinner
    DougSz
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We've walked by it many times and thought why not tonight. We were pleased with the ambiance, food and service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely restaurant
    anniversarydinner
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We were in new york for 4 nights and booked this restaurant online before arriving. We were lucky enough to be able to sit outside on the terrace as it was a lovely evening. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious. There is nothing I could fault we were extremely pleased with our choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View!
    LoulouVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Have lunch in front of Briant Park is amazing, but the food was so good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good food and good service with very nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A restaurant with view
    KutieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been this restaurant years ago and had drinks several times downstairs. I have friends from oversea to visit New York, so I brought them to this great park and had dinner on the rooftop bar. The bar was very crowded on Thursday night, I reserved a table outdoor downstairs, but I thought upstairs was more beautiful, it could overlook the park, luckily, they were able to arrange for us. Our server David was very nice and friendly, he recommended dishes and kept all parties happy. Although the food menu was limited on the rooftop bar, we still enjoyed nice summer night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with co-workers
    BennyJ
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Went to dinner with co-workers. Originally it was a party of two, however two others wanted to join. The staff accommodated without any issues. Very friendly and courteous staff. The good was great. Overall a much better experience than I expected. I would definitely go back and I highly recommend for others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outdoor Dining
    PearlAtTheShore
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great Outdoor Dining spot on a perfect summer night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very crowded and loud
    chris
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    i have been there before and the venue is beautiful and the service impeccable but it is very crowded and loud and frankly I think over priced
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and venue
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Eating here was just marvelous setting. Overlooked the park so you can people watch. The service and food were great. The spring rolls were very delicious. They also accommodated specific requests
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Everyone
    TheDiningDivaVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Love coming here. Inside @ Christmas Time. Outside in nice weather...good food, good service, Lovely. Will be back soon. Super to eat in beautiful park!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, elegant location
    CrotonCher
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2waltzingcanuckseh
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.