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Bryant Park Grill
Bryant Park Grill

Bryant Park Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bryantparkgrillnyc.com
  • Email: bryantpark@arkrestaurants.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
  • "I took our team out for a celebratory lunch at 12:30pm and perhaps it was due to it being the first nice day of the season, the restaurant was severely understaffed. We had random servers stop by only when we asked to be waited on, a table of two that had sat 45 minutes after us got their food immediately, and it took half an hour for our order to be taken and again, only when we approached the hostess to let her know we had not even been asked for a drink order. The last few times I have come by here, the service has been subpar at best. The food isn't terrible, but it's nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My wife and I had our wedding night meal here at Bryant Park Grill. The place has great atmosphere. The food was excellent. The staff were excellent. Best meal of our trip."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Food and service were great. Restaurant got noisy once it was full, so conversation in a group was difficult."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "After 30 years we reunited with college friends. It was a perfect evening-food was delicious, great wine list (not too expensive) and the service was outstanding. It's a great venue for just about any occasion."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I enjoyed lunch with a friend here. He secretly had this place on his wish list to dine and so I felt good about my choice. I already knew what I wanted to order and ultimately thought the crab cake was okay. I wasn't expecting those flavors, kind of Asian inspired and so was the sauce. I loved the fries and the banana dessert. I would definitely go back again. The waiter was really attentive. I did wish he would hang back some but it's better than us needing him and not getting him. The decor was what drew me in and it was just beautiful even on a rainy day."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was a great dining experience. The food was delicious and the decor was amazing. Only small complaint is that it was very noisy; so much so that it was hard to hear the people sitting directly across from you. Otherwise it was a perfect dining experience!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great for after work dinner and beverages. Lively crowd with interesting people. Enjoyed our meal . Service was great."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with the salmon entree I ordered."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Glass walls that overlook the eponymous park make the Bryant Park Grill one of the most beautiful restaurants in Manhattan. The food is good, if less transporting than the view, while the friendly service is adroit and indulgent. All in all, the restaurant is a thorough delight."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We were seated immediately on a busy Sunday. Our waiter was terrific and the overall ambience is classy, if a bit noisy. The menu is huge and two of us picked from the special brunch menu, while the third ordered off the regular menu. I thought my entree was fussy--lots of seasoning, garnishes and hi-style presentation. I wasn't crazy about my food but it was fine. My two dining companions were happy with what they got."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I liked the food and it was nice to have a view of Bryant Park (if you are on the right side of the table). However, I find their cafe menu to be a little better and sitting outside is always a plus. It's only open in the summer, however."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Go to place for business lunches. Service extremely attentive and top notch. Beautiful outdoor dining as well when in season."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We had not eaten there for several years because food was average, expensive and very noisy. This experience was much better 'with respect to food and noise. It is still to expensive for regular dining, which is too bad because we live so close.)"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Food was good, service and ambiance was excellent. My daughter hates breakfast and even she ate everything, surprised us both. Gorgeous views of Bryant Park. Will definitely return.."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Everything about the Bryant Park Grill was first class. We had a table overlooking the park, too bad it was raining. The service was great and the food was fabulous. We had the duck and the risotto. I would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Going to Bryant park now especially with all the pansies and having lunch at the Bryant Park grill is a wonderful experience...I usually go to Saturday matinees once a month and always make reservation at Bryant Park Grill because of its consistency--great window view --waiters are exceptional and the food is superb!!! A great stop from a long busy week and quite enjoyable from all aspects!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Bryant Park Never disappoints! Great food, great service, great energy, great view of the park! Always go at least once every time I visit NYC."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Beautiful view of the trees and the park while enjoying great company and good food."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Nice spot overlooking Bryant Park. Service was ok. Baked persimmon app good. Glass of cab awful. Pork chops meh. Too many other good restaurants around."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We had a lunch for 5 people and at the last minute a 6th diner showed up. The hostess was very cool and simply asked the wait staff to set another place. BPG is in a great location and is extremely popular at lunchtime. The ambiance level is deafening such that we could hardly hear each other. However, by 2:00, many diners had left and we were able to relax and enjoy each other and the view of Bryant Park out the window. The servers were very attentive and friendly. Most of the food here is "meh" but is served in large portions so you feel like you got plenty even if it is unremarkable. This is a great stable dining choice."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Midtown is not my favorite place to have to eat out but Bryant Park Grill is a notable exception. The food was delicious and I had a hard time deciding on what to pick (which is a feat since I'm a vegetarian). My lunch guest is a chef and she was pleased as well. Recommended! If you know you're going in advance, it might be wise to make a reservation."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was a very leas ant experience on a Sunday afternoon. Enjoyed brunch before a Sunday matinee."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I found it to be overpriced and not to standard for the cost. Much better meals are available for the same cost at other midtown restaurants. This venue might provide nicer ambiance in the spring when you can sit outside."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "$20-30 for lunch. The service is not bad but not good...food was good enough. This place is more like ambience. Casual but fashionable near by park. It's OK maybe once but I won't go again. There are much better places in Manhattan."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Excellent experience. Beautiful ambiance. NYC gem."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We visited this restaurant 3 years ago in the summer - and we wanted to celebrate another trip to New York and visit the restaurant again. I informed them at the time of making the reservation that it was a special occasion - 3 significant birthdays... There was no acknowledgement or mention of that request at any time. We told our waiter, and he brought a special dessert, which was nice. Everything was....good. Not great, just good."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had dinner before the Big East Championship game and it worked out very well. Service was excellent, we explained that we had to be out by 8:00 (we sat down after 7:00) and our waiter was all over it. We didn't have to ask for anything, and the check was on our table by 7:50. Fish and Chips were very good, chicken stuffed with gruyere and spinach wasn't really stuffed (it was sliced) but was good nonetheless. Not fussy or dressy, but decent food, makes for a relaxed dinner if you are moving on to something else after."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Last minute get together with girlfriends! Everything was great! I especially loved the crabcakes! We will definitely be back soon.."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was my daughter's restaurant request on our return trip to NYC. She wanted to have the same salmon dinner and cheesecake for dessert that she had enjoyed at Christmas time. The salmon was done a little more the 2nd time - still delicious though. My sea bass was very nice, although I didn't care for the asian type veggies that came with it, paired with something else they'd be fine. We also had the duck spring rolls as a starter... like the first time we were there. P.S. Our first visit was at Christmas time, when the festive lights outside add such a beautiful, magical dimension."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Good food and service and ideal location midtown with view of very lovely Bryant Park."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "There's a certain glamour to Bryant Park Grill due to its ambience and location right in Bryant Park. Not one to rest on only those laurels, the food and service were top notch and I will be back."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Excellent Food, Big Drinks, Great Service-Magical Location."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We ordered the calamari as an appetizer, ant it was very good. When it came time to order dinner, my partner asked our server if she would recommend the stuffed chicken or the pork chop. She replied that they had gotten lots of complaints about the stuffed chicken, and suggested that he order the pork chop, which he did. That comment obviously caused us to wonder why the entree was still on the menu if so many customers had complained about it, but we admired the server's frankness. I then asked her opinion of the ravioli, and she characterized it as fair. I ordered it, and was unimpressed, especially considering the price. That said, my boyfriend really enjoyed his pork chop. Overall, service was great, quality of the food was uneven."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "... the view of Bryant Park would have added to our dining enjoyment. Just our luck, we booked dinner a couple of days after major park renovations began, so the view was not the typical lovely one many have commented on before. No worries, because the food was good and the nice park view will return. Book a table near the window for a treat. Good evening, though and we will return."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Delicious food, great service. Wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I love coming here for lunch or dinner, Christmas time and summer. Food is good and always fun. This time we went pre- theatre. It was wonderful. Just a few blocks away but everyone usually dines to the west of the theatre. It was a wonderful dinner and choice of restaurants and we will be back"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This has always been a special occasion place for me and my friends."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Pricey for personal meals and great spot to impress a client."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This is a great spot for people watching if you geat a good seat. The food was ok, not great. They did not honor any special requests such as something so easy like a spinach egg white omelete. This was disapointing but all in all no complaints on the food we did order. The staff are freindly but slow."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I was taking a client out for dinner, they wanted to go local, so to find something within walking distance that was decent was challenging. All of the steak restaurants were booked so I decided on the Bryant Park Grill. I was happily surprised. Very nice wait staff , very nice selections on the menu. Dinner was delicious, I will definitely be back"
    Dined on 3/4/2014