Bryant Park Grill
Friday Lunch at BPGWent with a group of 8 colleagues for lunch. Ambiance was nice. Tight fit as they utilize every inch of space in the place. The menu isn't quite as diverse as one would hope for lunch but a solid collection of choices. A few of us (including myself) had the lobster roll. Quite good, though I'm a tough critic as many summers were spent in Maine. Prices are high but one wouldn't expect otherwise for one of the small choices to dine at Bryant Park Grill. Service was great, attentive wait staff. I'm certain I'll be back.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMService was slowService was very slow. Our waiter took forever to bring menus and after lunch did not offer coffee/desert and just brought the check.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSo New YorkThat's what a colleague of mine said as soon as we arrived. It was perfect for a newbie New Yorker. Food was decent. Super affordable! Atmosphere was amazing. I read about the BYG in a recent book by author Sylvia Day. Glad it surpassed expectations!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantHad a good brunch here today! Would definitely go back, a little more on the tourist-y side though. No complaints!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BrunchWe chose Bryant Park Grill for a Sunday brunch for a party of five ... including children. It was a beautiful day, and we got to enjoy our brunch outdoors overlooking Bryant Park. Great brunch choices for adults and children. Loved it ... will be back.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BrunchI have been to brunch here many times. Never disappointed. Food is wonderful, service is exceptional and atmosphere perfect.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Experience - Bryant Pk GrillA hidden gem in the middle of downtown, behind the NY Public Library at 42nd St and Fifth Ave, is the Bryant Park Grill. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch, meet up with friends and colleagues, enjoy the ambience of Bryant Park, rain or shine. Food and service both outstanding; noise level a bit much (although that seems to be everywhere these days). Seasonal fare, well-prepared.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite spotThis is a wonderful restaurant. We have visited NY 5 times and have eaten here each time. 4 of the dinners were for my birthday and I was given special attention including a drink or dessert for free. It is a pretty location with the view of the park. It has a terrific patio for eating outdoors. We live in Vancouver Canada and have lots of great restaurants in our city, but I always look forward to our visit to Bryant Park Grill.
Cathy5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for a good time brunchNice ambiance and a walk around the park before or after makes it a great experience. Food could be a bit better but it was well prepared. We had outstanding service by our waitress.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Sunday BrunchWe really enjoy Sunday Brunch at the Bryant Park Grill... especially when it's nice enough to sit outside. Great food.... excellent service... lovely view.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful outdoor diningWe ate lunch outside overlooking Bryant Park. The lobster salad and stirfry turkey salad were delicious! The atmosphere was lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were given a table thatWe were given a table that was suitable for 8 yet we were 10. Aside from this, everything was very good.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNatural environment in the City!This restaurant was a great choice for lunch after our son's graduation. The food and service was excellent. The only drawback was that there was too much "din". They need to add some acoustic tile on the walls or something, to tone down the noise.. Otherwise, it was a very lovely experience and I highly recommend it!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBryant Park GemAn delicious,slightly pricey oasis in this hustle bustle neighborhood. Dramatic high ceilings, spacious room and wall of windows
Overlooking Bryant Park make for a special dining experience! Service is attentive and friendly.Food is varied and delicious with
Inviting presentation!Everyone enjoyed their food..from salads to hanger steak ...pricey but good portions!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat but can be noisyI love this place for the food, service, ambiance, views. But it gets so crowded during the dinner rush that you can't hear the person next to you. Better off hours.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Mother'sDayIt was a bit too chilly to dine outside, however, dining inside was quite nice, too. The room overlooking the park was very pretty and the service, if not elegant, was very pleasant and efficient. The food was generally good, but the ravioli should be in a tastier broth...it was a little bland. All in all it was a nice place to eat...probably great for lunch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA lovely place to dine!Came here by recommendation with my mother and grandmother who were visiting from out of town. Not only was I pleased my the delicious food, ambiance and service...so were they! That's hard to beat!! I recommend sitting outside if weather permits. The park is beautiful, and the surroundings are still quiet without missing the hustle and bustle of the city.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch wasgreatTook some employees here for a team lunch and it was a nice break from day to day work. I always enjoy the outdoor seating, added bonus.
D5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place for mid town lunchAte on the rooftop which is a great spot on a sunny afternoon. The salad was good, not great but this is all about being outside in Bryant Park. Great spot to take an out of towner for a slice of NYC life.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMoutdoor excellenceLovely outdoor space, excellent food and great service. Ours was a business lunch but great anytime the weather works out. Otherwise enjoy the lovey indoor area.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific!Food was wonderful and staff worked brilliantly with a group of 6.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Make ReservationsIt can really fill up at lunchtime, so reservations is a must. At my last visit (with 4 friends), most of us ordered from the appetizer menu The Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Mushroom Soup were excellent. The service was superb as usual. However, the noise level was quite high. Its really one of our favorite places to go for a special treat. We especially enjoy Celsius during the Christmas holidays. its beautiful.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMmid-town oasisin the middle of Manhattan you can dine in Spring and Summer in the midst of an outdoor garden abutting a lovely park, with nice food selection, and above average but not too expensive prices. weather is the factor here. and the wait staff could use some leadership in knowing when they are needed before they are asked for assistance. recommend for that special business spot4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood here is excellent. GreatFood here is excellent. Great place for a business lunch. They get me in and out very quickly.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth another try.Overall our experience was very good. All of our food was well prepared except the organic chicken. The chicken was luke warm and a bit dry, though the other ingredients were delicious and added to the dish. It seems that the chicken may have been cooked earlier in the day.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though I usually enjoyEven though I usually enjoy a small cozy restaurant, I did love the feel of this place with it's beautiful large windows overlooking Bryant Park. It was quite noisy at lunch time when the room was full but we started later and lingered longer so it did quiet down. The hostess found us a lovely corner table by a window which was perfect. I would definitely recommend a late mid-afternoon lunch to anyone who has the time and prefers the quiet.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pork chops are the bestThe pork chops are the best I have ever eaten anywhere.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, delectable and devine.We had a very enjoyable and delicious brunch/lunch. The Bloody Mary was excellent and the food not only tasted wonderful but beautifully presented. Would definitely return. The only drawback was that it was loud, but that is to be expected with a venue that is so openly spaced.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe mushroom ravioli was great!The mushroom ravioli was great! The malbec wine by the glass was also super.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI've eaten lunch here a numberI've eaten lunch here a number of times and on this occasion it was the best. We had a wonderful waiter, and we weren't rushed even though it was a reunion of four friends and we spent two hours catching up. We all enjoyed the food and wine as well as the service and found that some appetizer portions were enough for lunch for a few of us.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood here is always consistentlyFood here is always consistently good. The noise level could be lower.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMuntimelyKitchen sent out entree before we were finished with our appetizer!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA very enjoyable experience.A very enjoyable experience. The food was not only presented beautifully but it was delicious. Service was professional and prompt.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat outside for brunchWe sat outside for brunch as a family and really enjoyed the service and delicious food. This place is a gem!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA pretty restaurant in BryantA pretty restaurant in Bryant Park. Indoor and outdoor seating. My daughter and I were visiting from Philly. She had lemon chicken and I had salmon. Both beautifully prepared and presented. Business casual dress code is nice. Service was friendly and prompt.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBryant Park grille has anBryant Park grille has an ambiance that is hard to top. I went there for an earlyish (6:30pm) dinner this past Saturday evening. We had a seat right away, by the window, which provided a lovely view of the green. The appetizers we selected, the Lamb tacos and garden salad, were delicious. For an entree, my companion had the Mahi-Mahi, which was served over arugula, he said it was great. I had the mushroom ravioli with sauteed spinach, peas and tomatoes. It was tasty, However, they were served in a white wine broth, that while delicious, was over powering. Given the amount it felt like my ravioli were in a soup instead of a light sauce. Other than that, the meal was wonderful and really topped off a great afternoon/ evening in the city.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood not bad but great spaceFood has never been the reason one goes here. Thats not to say its
bad or overly priced - in facts its always more than acceptable. The
space though, both inside and out, cannot be beat.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, slow serviceService was slow. Server was pleasant, but was either overwhelmed or distracted.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe live in New Jersey andWe live in New Jersey and lunch at least once a month at Bryant Park Grill. The friends we take are always just as delighted as we with EVERYTHING.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful. Waitress was aWonderful. Waitress was a bit frazzled. Otherwise great. Thank you!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI took some out-of-townersI took some out-of-towners here for dinner and while we loved the ambiance, the food and the beautiful view of Bryant Park, the service was extremely slow. I will give them the benefit of the doubt that it was the first warm day of the year and perhaps they weren't ready for it. But I think that someone could have at least acknowledged the fact that they were running behind. Never once got an apology from the waiter for taking 20 minutes to take our food order after delivering our drinks! If you have any plans after dinner with time constraints (like the theatre), I wouldn't trust it to be done in time... Or be sure to give yourselves plenty of time!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's noisy, but we had a tableIt's noisy, but we had a table in a quiet corner. The menu is extensive, the food was excellent.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place for a businessGood place for a business meeting. Beautiful setting.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful views of BryantBeautiful views of Bryant Park. Big picture windows! Ask to sit by a window. I went for brunch with two friends. The food was really delicious. Lots of options. We sat for a long time talking and no one bothered us. We could have stayed all afternoon.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI went to Bryant Park GrillI went to Bryant Park Grill with my boyfriend and my mom for brunch. The service was excellent. When the coffee brought to the table was cold, they immediately gave us a new cup. The brunch was excellent and a great value for the heart of NYC!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around great dining experienceBeautiful ambience. Food much better than anticipated. All around great pre-theater dining experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service -- arrived early,Great service -- arrived early, was accommodated graciously.
Hostesses and servers genuinely friendly and helpful to out-of-towners.
So good, in fact, returned the nest day.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always-only drawExcellent as always-only draw back is the entry area-crowded and confused-people milling around and seated waiting for tables4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHello - Food was very good.Hello - Food was very good. It was warm though, the heat really did not need to be on so high. the table was very tight, although it worked out fine in the end.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our dinner there.Enjoyed our dinner there. Good food and great service.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AM