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LT Bar & Grill

LT Bar & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.LTbarandgrill.com
  • Email: info@LTbarandgrill.com
  • Phone: (212) 582-8200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Laurent Tourondel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: Offsite catering available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th and 6th ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from LT Bar & Grill

Situated in the heart of midtown near Manhattan's iconic Bryant Park, acclaimed Chef Laurent Tourondel's LT Bar & Grill presents an exciting selection of American classics - from an incredibly fresh raw bar to the fiery grill. Creative appetizers to share, salads and sandwiches, pastas and top quality angus steaks offer something delicious and memorable for every guest - complemented by hand-crafted cocktails, wine and a selection of over 30 beers, 14 on draft.
LT Bar & Grill is located at 8 West 40th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues on the southeast side of Bryant Park.
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Diner Reviews
  • "first time visit - business lunch. Has the feel of a steakhouse, but with a lower key vibe. We both had the veggie burger and fries, which were both excellent. The menu is quite diverse with options for everyone"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I have never written a review, but I still cannot believe I paid so much for such terrible food. My lamb burger was black and burnt. I asked our waiter what could be done and he whisked it away and apologized. Before he did, I said I like lamb burgers that are pink. He nearly finished my sentence, but still brought me a second burger that was over-cooked."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Having a reservation made it really easy to walk right in and sit down for lunch. People who didn't have one had to wait 15-20 mins for a table. Regardless of the wait, the staff was professhonial."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Could not hav askd for anything to be better. What a great night that was had by all. Our service was spot on and the food delicious."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Laurent is an amazing chef and the food always exceeds my expectations."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The quality of the burgers has declined since LT first opened. My friend and I ordered the turkey burger which was supposed to be served with yogurt, instead they put mayonnaise, and the burger was over seasoned."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Simply said one of the worst restaurants in the Bryant Park area. Bod food, no service and they do not serve bread….we had a terrible birthday dinner. Would stay away until they get their act together."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "very nice experience. hostess gave us a great, large table up front even though it was only 2 of us. very nice décor and friendly service."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Consistently excellent artisan burgers and mouthwatering gouda fries are a must at LT"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I loved the asian chicken salad, especially the sauces and crunchy cabbage with avocado. I liked it so much I ordered it both times i was there for lunch. Also liked the round tables with a booth. Service at lunch was much better than the evening."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Don't let the name fool you, this is far from just a bar; love the feeling inside, upscale but not "white tablecloth" stuffy. Menu short and sweet with tons to choose from. Unique dishes and beautiful presentation. The Chicken salad was ordered by my uncle and when it came it was a masterpiece! Nothing like what I expected! My daughter had the fish and chips that were cooked to perfection and I had my usual salmon that had a perfect crispy top on a bed if wonderful couscous! Definitely recommend to anyone in area for lunch or dinner!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Treatment here is referring to the front desk - the hostess there (at least one of them) has an attitude that is fit for 1980s New York fancy restaurants - definitely not for a burger joint in 2014! It is so unappealing that it left our group not very interested in going back... however, the convenience and decent food make it possible to return. One downfall is, they continually change their menu - and not in the seasonal foodie sort of way... but rather "taking off your favorite dish" way. Overall though, decent lunch place for the Bryant Park area."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Not fussy but good food for a work lunch. If you are looking for something other than steak in midtown & want some comfort food definitely try it out. Large salads and try the fried pickles... So bad for you, but so good."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Food good, but not outstanding. Not a place I would choose for a "classy" full relaxing dinner in this price range due to atmosphere -- lacks the warmth, coziness and ambiance that I seek. Also too noisy, although not too bad when upstairs away from the bar."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was great, but our server had a terrible attitiude. My Aunt is allergic to cilantro, and asked several questions about how the food was prepared. Our server was rude, had an attitude, and seemed very annoyed to be asked questions concerning the food preparations. My Aunt had to ask several times to make sure there was no cilantro in her dish, and instead of saying "let me confirm with the chef", our server just said "I'm pretty sure", and didn't offer to confirm at all (leading my Aunt to ask if she would!). When it was time for dessert, she came over and instead of offering us menus, had our bill tucked behind her back. When we asked about the desserts, her annoyance was palable. Love this place but wow, what awful service."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "I've now been to LT B& G twice and it was consistently delicious and had a nice relaxing vibe. I put in a request for a booth, which was honored, so I looked like a rock star in front of my lunch date. Thanks for a great lunch."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We let Annie know we had special guests and she rolled out the red carpet. They loved the food."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food is consistently exceptional. Fresh ingredients, high quality across the board, so much better than typical casual luncheon fare served elsewhere."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Absolutely loved the food!!! I don't think you can get a better burger anywhere"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The burgers were great but try the tuna! It was great!! Shakes were the best!!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Met a friend after work for some food before a concert at MSG- food was delicious, waitress was sweet, price was good, happy hour specials were great!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Good finger foods. Tasty hamburger and salads.....tho sometimes can be off...but overall ok."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I wanted to introduce two of my friends to each other, women I had met through business, and arranged to get together for lunch in NYC. On the suggestion of one of them, we met at LT Bar & Grill. It was perfect in so many ways. Great location (walking distance from Grand Central), delicious food (we each had the asian chicken salad), good ambience and quiet enough for conversation but good energy from the interesting clientele. I would definitely go back. It was comfortable and upbeat. Absolutely no complaints!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "This place was recommended for a lunch w/ co-workers, and I now come here for lunches and dinners with friends. Although the restaurant is great, I love to sit at the bar for the buzz, and for the great attention from Jodi, the bartender. Great find."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We decided to try LT for a pre theatre lunch (as I had been to BLT and enjoyed it). My friend asked for a grilled chicken sandwich without mustard and was told that it was prepped earlier that day and was not possible to change. Even Burger King can make to order! My seared tuna salad was adequate, but nothing special. It was another friends bday, and after I chased the waiter to request a candle, he said he didn't think they had any. Upon delivering the dessert to our table, there was a candle in the dessert, but it wasn't lit. Surprise ruined. As we leaving, the hostess asked us if we were ready to be seated. Needless to say, we won't be back."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We went here as we needed a restaurant near the Bryant Park Hotel. Food was fantastic, service was great and we will absolutely be back."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Fantastic turkey burger with a lot of unique flavor with the avocado, cilantro, yogurt topping. Plus, those pencil-thin, super crisp and perfectly salted type of french fries that you can't refute. I did expect the ambiance to be a bit more rustic, quaint, and trendy based off the website. I found it to be a bit more corporate, but for midtown it was a great place to catch up with a friend after work."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Used to be a burger place, but they re-did their menu and have tons of awesome options - sandwiches, fish, pasta. Lots of great healthy salads too, which is nice for midtown. Loved all the food and will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Great spot for a burger or salad and right in the heart of midtown. Service was great."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We were looking for a place where we could visit with our friends but wanted good food at a reasonable price. Our waitress, Annie, is the best, and the hostess went out of her way to make us comfortable."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "They used to have 4-5 different types of burgers but just changed the menu and now only have 1. HUGE bummer. Probably will not go back as often since I went mainly for the awesome burgers"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Our group had a very nice server but hostess at the front was rude. We were a little early and instead of asking us if we'd like a drink while we wait or a seat at the bar, she very rudely stated, "Your reservation isn't until 6 - have a seat." But our waitress was very nice and very attentive. Hopefully she didn't have to give part of her tip to the hostess. Food was great."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "My co-workers and I went out for a lunch this past Friday, right in the middle of touristy holiday season. Having been there before, we know how busy it is, and since we were a party of 7, we made sure to book ahead of time; we made a reservation for 1PM. Around 12:50, I called them to let them know that we would be there around 1:15PM. The hostess said "no problem, we'll see you then". Upon arrival, we were told that we were late (which we were well aware of), and that they had given our table away. Thankfully, our entire party had not shown up yet. Otherwise, all seven of us would have had to wait in their less than spacious waiting area. We sat around 1:35PM, and everything was perfect from then on- food was phenomenal as always."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I went many times to this place which had a really nice choice of burgers, but the menu has now only a few burgers, and last time one of the manager obviously wanted us to leave ASAP to give the table to another group, he helped the waiter to clean our table and brought us the check straight. When we asked for a coffee, he said they did not have the usual choice of the restaurant for some reason so we did not even asked for the desert menu. In addition, at the beginning we have been told that they were not serving bread anymore at lunch...sounds like the place is changing and not for the best."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "My Smashed Smoke Burger and handcut fries were delicious! (As was the Spiked Arnold Palmer.) The ambience was nice and the restaurant seemed to attract a lot of pedestrian traffic - couples, groups of friends and families were all dining there when my friend and I made our reservation. I would recommend."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "we went there for lunch before theater - sure it's a few blocks to walk -but worth it! - the appetizers were delicious and the salads awesome! will definitely go back"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Excellent experience. Lovely ambience and atmosphere. delicious food, slow service from our waitress. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The lions in front of the main branch salivate as they catch the hearty scents from nearby LT Burger, where diners delight on perfectly cooked burgers, Gouda fries, and fried pickles. The new manager, Michael, is ready to please and promises to bring back the coveted vegetarian burger comprised of 26 separate ingredients (a recipe the restaurant will not divulge, I've learned) that can even cause carnivores to swoon. For lunch or dinner, give it a try. It is a gem in Midtown."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We ordered 3 different burgers cooked medium rare, medium and medium well and all 3 were cooked to exact specifications. Pleasant lunchtime atmosphere, but make a reservation to be sure you get a table."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Met a friend for lunch - the location was perfect. The food was very good. The noise however was very loud, you almost had to shout. We will be back."
    Dined on 11/22/2013