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Bryant Park Grill
Bryant Park Grill

Bryant Park Grill Details

  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "What a treat in Bryant park. Food was great. We ate inside and the decor is vibrant and fun. Plenty of outdoor seating as well. A little pricey though but great venue. Will def return."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Just the view alone is worth going to the Brunch at Bryant Park Grill; however, the menu options were abundant, the service top notch and the food excellent. We also found the price to be a bargain for what you get. We loved it and are looking forward to going again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Outdoor table for four was too small to comfortably accommodate our party. Food was mediocre and service was slow and neglectful."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was delicious and you can't beat the view of Bryant Park, especially in the outdoor seating area. Service seemed slightly slow during parts of the meal, but the staff was very friendly and on top of most things."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Delightful location , great service and very comfortable setting , decor and view. .. The food sounds great but matching what's on the menu and what's on the plate seems to be a huge challenge in New York. Every dish sounded exquisite but was obviously prepared by a cook rather than a chef. Everything else about this is really good but food should never let down a restaurant. Here the food disappoints .."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "t is difficult to give this restaurant a fair rating due to the inferior service we received. From the moment we sat down our waiter made us feel as though we were putting him out. He never returned until it was time to present us with a check (our food was delivered by runners). My crab cake was very nice - nearly all crab and very little filler - and it had a nice mustard (not overwhelming) vinaigrette. A small green salad complimented this appetizer. My sister in law enjoyed her tuna taco, (4 small tacos artfully arranged in avocado puree) which had a nice spice without being overwhelming; also had one of their special salads that included figs and nuts. Outdoor dining is outstanding. However will not return due to horrendous service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Best place to eat outdoor in nyc.Do not take prestigious food it is not worty. Take just something and apreciate the place. Service must be better."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very nice evening in NYC with a party of ten. Food & service were excellent."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Beautiful Friday evening dining outside with good food and drink = priceless. Beautiful setting within Bryant Park is matched with a full selection of seasonal offerings. Gazpacho was a nice balance between spice and taste, mussels were plentiful and done in a Thai sauce, brisket sliders tasty and leave room for the peanut butter, chocolate s'mores! Nice way of ending an evening!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "When meeting friends from various suberbs, the location can't be beat. The service is professional and appropriate, without being overly attentive. The food is fine. The dining room is lovely. However ... this time of the year, dining on the patio adjacent to the the park with umbrellas to shade the sun ... is heavenly. The park is filled with people. It could be anyplace in Paris or Rome. The fact that it's New York City is amazing ... to see New Yorkers, s l o w down and enjoy a siesta in this sweet park is a treat in itself."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I went with a friend and we had high hopes. The previous week, we had gone to Bryant Park Cafe and the food was great! We were severely let down when we sat down at Bryant Park Grill, ordered, and both our meals were out in less than 5 minutes. Our meals were definitely not cooked to order. I had a $20 chicken sandwich that was dry, luke warm, and was clearly just heated up and brought out. If I wanted reheated chicken, I'd have gone to a bodega and made one from the hot bar. At least it would have been a quarter the price for the same quality food. Super disappointed. We looked forward to it all week and spent less than 30 minutes dining. Being seated, eating, paid and out in less than 30 minutes. We practically ran out."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great place for after dinner drinks, desserts or something extra to snack on. The menu is extensive and there are lots of great options if you looking for a great dinner. We found that getting a table outside after an early dinner somewhere else can lead to great conversation and great drinks."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Once seated, we had to flag down what turned out to be the manager to be acknowledged. Must say she was very good, she should pass on some of her skills to her staff. She took our order and food showed up inside of the time needed to cook it...not sure how that works! Good microwave I guess. Very nice setting and that is about it."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Although the food was lovely, I felt freezing cold throughout the whole meal and it was a relief to finish and warm up outside! We did ask for the air con to be turned down, as did someone else on another table, but I still felt uncomfortable. Service was ok. Small things like keeping your used knife from your starter for your main - is that really necessary? I am certain that perhaps you could get similar in another restaurant for a more reasonable price also."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "While the food was FANTASTIC -- get the duck (I substituted fingerling for polenta) -- TOO NOISY! For such an elegant restaurant (eaten their many times before) the noise level was way too high!! Otherwise -- wait staff excellent, beautiful decor, love the park out the windows, convenient to Broadway shows."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "If the weather is good, sit outside. Food is yummy, but felt my omelet was over-priced at $25. Inside gets beautiful light, but not crazy about the decor (flashy purple and red chairs a bit much). Service excellent - friendly, professional and quick."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a small family brunch, which was fun. The food was good and the ambiance we terrific. A very nice birthday treat for our daughter."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food and service were good but the noise level at Sunday brunch was so high that I wouldn't go back"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We was completely disappointed in our dining experience at BPG. The service was embarrassingly bad. The server could not open a bottle of wine, wanted to pour the wine over the capsule. She put bottle on the table and made the table shake as she tried to open it. She got our food order confused. Wine for our entrees came after the food, after we asked twice again for it. She forgot which bottle we ordered. Entrees were rushed as we were finishing our apps. And then, it was like she had forgotten we were there. When we wanted to leave, we couldn't find her for the check. My risotto was overcooked, as was my wife's pork. Shockingly bad service. We will not return to Bryant Park Grill. Diners beware!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything about the evening was spectacular. Even though we had reservations to eat inside, it was such a beautiful evening that we requested to be seated out on the patio - no problem, they were glad to oblige us. With most restaurants you have to be content with either great food or a great view - here you get both. To linger outside overlooking Bryant Park for 2 hours, dining on exquisite food is my idea of a perfect evening. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive and let us move from course to course at our own pace. Later we went inside to check out that dining area and it was absolutely stunning which means we'll be back a lot more - outside in the summer and inside the rest of the year."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Lovely experience - it was our first time at the restaurant, and we will be returning!!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Met a friend for dinner at Bryant Park Grill on a beautiful summer evening. The first thing I have to say is about the hosts. I sat at a bar table right next to the outdoor area sipping a drink while I waited for my friend. My friend turned out to be more than one hour late! Although it was a busy Friday evening, the hosts did not bother me or gave me the usual cold NYC-host stare while I waited for her. When she finally showed up, they graciously showed us to our table, which was by the window that looked out to the park. How nice was that?! By the way, the said drink, Josephine (gin-based, splashed with prosecco), was perfect: refreshing and fruity with subtle sweetness, and strong. What a lovely evening it was -- thanks to BPG."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "food was expensive and unexceptional. Lunch entrees described differently than what came out of the kitchen"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "As good as always. Elegant but comfortable and friendly any time of the year"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Location is great but the food was just ok. I would not go back again. I would only go for a cocktail maybe. We were still eating appetizers when they brought our mains out. The calamari appetizer was nice and portion size was more of an entree size. The duck confit leg entree was awful. Cold, rubbery and the lentil salad underneath bland and mushy. It's a great location and they accept reservations unlike Bryant park cafe, that is the only positive aspect. Food leaves much to be desired."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Awful service. Waiter was clueless. Food mediocre. Great space but never again."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food are location were fine. The only problem I had was that it was listed as a $$ cost restaurant, and it was really a $$$ cost restaurant."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We met a friend here for dinner recently and chose to eat indoors. The service was good and the food was very nice. We really appreciated that we were not rushed. We were there just over 3 hours talking and catching up. No one made us feel uncomfortable. That was terrific. Prices are a little high but that goes with the location - which is perfect."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Great location to enjoy a good meal for business or pleasure without feeling uncomfortable or distracted by unpleasant noise/settings!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Ambience with scenic view. service okay, nice dining choices although pricey."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This ivy covered building behind the library is lovely for lunch overlooking the park. I was early and the staff were lovely about it and seated me right away at a window table. Wide variety of yummy choices priced at typical NYC lunch prices. $17.95 for a cucumber and avocado sandwich sounds high ( and it's on the lower end price wise) but the cucumbers were spiced and the bread was deliciously grilled and there was an ample side salad. And there's. The view"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "At 6 p.m., it was just too noisy for us. Beautiful space, nice menu."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "LOVLEY lunch menu. Really enjoyed the smoked salmon, fluffy eggs entrée."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was delicious but the service was below our expectations. First course was served (very slow) but the waiter offered us dessert not realizing the main course had not arrived. We were hoping to try a delicious dessert but didn't have time as we were catching a train. Disappointed but given the good food and lovely outside setting we would try again."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch with a friend. We like to sit and talk which our waiter allowed us to do. Our food was excellent as always.\ and so ws the service. We like going there and will go again because the food is always good and service is excellent"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "While booking my reservation on Open Table, I wrote that it was my friends' one year, and one week wedding anniversaries on that day. The entire brunch was wonderful, the view was beautiful and the waiter was courtious. At the end of the meal, after not mentioning anything else, he brought out two desserts with candles for the anniversaries. What a great way to top off a wonderful brunch!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Rarely can you go wrong at the BPG. Iconic location. Amazing service (thanks Dina!) and delicious meals. The only downside was the uber rich chololate Creme brûlée desert. Just too much."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Perfect place to meet a friend for lunch. The salads are delicious and beautifully presented. The service was friendly and attentive without being pushy. We sat and talked when we were finished and no one seemed to mind at all."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were lucky to come on the day of a USA soccer game because the restaurant wasn't crowded and noisy like usual. Will consider it again during a major sporting event."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "It was a business lunch and it was just perfect. Good to get our of office for awhile"
    Dined on 6/26/2014