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
363 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (225)great for lunch (186)scenic view (173)great for brunch (117)neighborhood gem (95)special occasion (94)good for groups (94)romantic (75)fit for foodies (62)hot spot (48)kid-friendly (31)vibrant bar scene (25)notable wine list (19)late-night find (11)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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.
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    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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  • 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
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    • 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
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  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate