Bar Americain
Bar Americain

Bar Americain

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.baramericain.com/
  • Phone: 2122659700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Weekend Brunch: 11:30am - 4:15pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 4:15pm; Dinner: Sun-Mon: 5:00pm - 9:45pm, Tues-Thurs 5:00pm - 10:45, Fri-Sat 5:00pm - 11:15pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Flay
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: For parties larger than 4 please contact the restaurant at (212) 265-9700. A credit card will be required to hold these larger reservations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th and 7th Avenue
  • Public Transit: N/R and 1/9/F/D/B
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are two parking lots near Bar Americain: on 52nd between 7th and 8th Avenues, and 52nd Street between 6th and 7th Avenue.
A word from Bar Americain
Bar Americain is an American Brasserie featuring regional American food created by Bobby Flay.
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Bar Americain reviews from OpenTable diners
685 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (384)special occasion (298)good for groups (191)notable wine list (131)hot spot (124)romantic (118)great for lunch (114)neighborhood gem (102)great for brunch (92)vibrant bar scene (82)late-night find (41)kid-friendly (29)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Pre-Concert Dining
    Kathee
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Interesting American cuisine, food well prepared and tastefully presented, polite and attentive service, right near Carnegie Hall so great for a pre-concert dinner. I brought a friend from Vienna so that she could sample American cuisine -- she loved it!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic!
    foodsnob
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Went for brunch. Food was outstanding, the service was excellent. The only thing missing was Bobby Flay himself!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    After this experience I don't believe Bobby Flay wins everytime (beat bobby Flay) . The food was not good as it was expected, it could be alot better. personly I had better food in other places. Next time I vist New York I make my Reservation at McDonald's, it may be better.
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    romantic
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  • Fabulous place.
    zeus50VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I have eaten here many times and it never disappoints! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting New York
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best After-Broadway Dinner
    DMC701
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My family and I had a wonderful steak dinner, starting with soup, and ended with even better dessert. Everything Bobby Flay does is just genius. This is a great dinner for after a Broadway show since it's right on 52nd, but it's also great for an occasion (as its a little pricey) or just a great steak dinner on a Saturday night. The service was impeccable, and the restaurant is beautiful. We keep coming back and back, and are always just as impressed as the last time. Try the peach pie - yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK.......
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My wife, 16 year old daugter and I were there prior to a show. The service was excellent, but the food was just average. The corn bread had a strange taste, maybe onion (how do you mes up corn bread?) Wife and daughter had a seafood sampler which they enjoyed. I had Clam Chowder which I though was oddly spiced and did not like, however the Okra was a nice touch. 2 of us had steaks which were good. The other entry was the fried chicken which was good, but small. Greens that came with chicken were not good. Sides of mashed pots and mushrooms were both very good. The mushrooms were my favorite item of the night. We did not have dessert. The food as described and 2 drinks came to $225 pre tip. I must say I expected more from Bobby Flay!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    very nice ambiance, went for brunch would like to try for dinner - do not be shocked by price - it is expensive
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUMMY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food, great service! Second time there, first for brunch and we'll go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Typical New York
    Watson
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Pleasant but not outstanding. Food was good but have had better food in small country inns in New England and less expensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bignets were yummy
    EEGG
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great meal, as expected. Started with the fresh made bignets served with a variety of jams, very yummy. Cocktails were well made. Brunch offered several good choices. I had the Preakness Benedict, eggs with hollandaise over crab cakes. Crab cakes were a little salty (but I'm a no salt kind of person). Otherwise it was a very good dish. My dining companions had the sweet potato crust pot pie & the croissant french toast. Both were pleased with their meal. Finished by sharing an espresso, cocoa nib creme brulee, a nice treat. We were all pleasantly stuffed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I had the rabbit which was dry and cold. But the Tuna appetizer was very nice; at least, the cut itself was superb. The service was good but not flawless. This is not an especially expensive place and I may give it a second shot. But maybe not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doing Bobby Flay proud
    Steve
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Bar Americain definitely does Bobby Flay proud. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend it to anyone in the city.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    Mfogle
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My husband and I really enjoyed our lunch. We had great service and quick turnaround seeing that we were pressed for time. Wonderful food - would recommend. A must see in NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same as before
    Arthur
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I ate here years ago and it was amazing - not this time. The food was bland - and bland is not a word that should be used in a Bobby Flay restaurant. Aldi, my steak was tough and inedible. Overall not a great experience.
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  • Incredible food, great atmosphere
    yummy123
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Amazing! Expected nothing less, but the ciopinno was incredible, especially paired with the Tempranillo by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and theater centric
    Thyme2dine
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    A very delicious find especially for brunch after Mass at St Patricks and before catching a Sunday matinee. A perfect spot near 5th and the theaters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It's not the place for kids but they are very accommodating for our special occasion. Food was very good too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bobby Flay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food and atmosphere good. But was disappointed because it wasn't a Bobby Flay Great. Was expecting more.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    theatergoer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    nice variety of menu items, expertly prepared and attentively served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner: NYC Theater District
    SDSeattle
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Three friends and I ate here before A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder. We wanted great food within walking distance of the Walter Kerr Theater. We got it. I was a little skeptical about food quality due to some of the reviews I read. I am not sure what these folks ate but our food was really fantastic. All 4 of us cleaned our plates. The lamb I had was cooked perfectly and I am picky about lamb. Each of us ordered cocktails and loved them. My Old Fashioned was sensational. The only negatives were the small portion of hot potato chips, loads of dip but very few chips, and too much crust not enough filling on the peach pie. Our waiter was absolutely charming. Lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    tiramisufc
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I was in NY for the weekend and had lunch there. I had the salmon and sweet potato hash - wonderful. And I always have to have those potato chips.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant Experience, Great Food
    Dingashen
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was a dining experience to remember...great service, great food...the whole package. I was particularly surprised how the server was able to pair my single malt scotch with a dish that would complement it perfectly. Two thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can Say We've Been.
    LeftyMHVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Kentucky Hot Brown was dry and rather tasteless, mussels were small and chewy, and onion soup had a strange flavor dissimilar to any onion soup I've ever had.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but portions seemed smaller.
    CathyMVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Portion sizes seemed smaller. My favorite, the BBQ chips, seemed smaller and different. Dark and Stormy drink seemed different. Still recommend it and will return.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to the hype
    amateurfoodie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I had heard great things about this restaurant and really liked the atmosphere. The food choices were excellent, but my choices did not taste as good as they sounded. The poached egg on the salad was over cooked and 1/3 of the mussels in my entree were closed and uneatable. The bread to start was nothing special. French fries were fantastic! I just expected the food to stand out and it disappointed. Excellent vibe in the restaurant as well a superb service. However, with all the choices in NYC, I would not go back.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the fried chicken!
    Adrian
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great restaurant with a cool atmosphere. The fried chicken is unreal.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best meals of our lives!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We got the tuna tartar and pizza to start which were amazing then my wife and I shared the duck and Saturday New York steak special. Both were something we savored which each bite. We finished with the creme brûlée. Overall it was the best meal of our lives. We will got back when we are in New York again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    Freem
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Three of us went for apps and martinis one evening, had a wonderful time! Our bartender (David) was a great mixologist and had great suggestions for appetizers! Came back a couple of nights later for dinner with another group, David remembered us mixed some more great drinks. Our dinner was fabulous! Would highly recommend this restaurant! Next time I'm in New York I'll be back!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    After dining at Bar Americain multiple times, Mesa Grill - Bahamas & Bar Americain - Mohegan Sun, this NY city experience was terribly disappointing. A Chef as good as Chef Flay causes his diners to have high expectations, this seemed like a tourist place for those not in the know about good food. We were seated in a room upstairs that appears as an overflow room - certainly not the vibrancy of the downstairs dining room. The chips were soggy and few for a table of 4, had to order more and was charged an additional $3.00 - the blue cheese dip was nothing special. My salmon crudo was warm and poorly presented. It appeared that most of the dishes were pre-prepared like the lobster appetizer that lacked that "Flay" flair. Will not return.
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  • PERFECT PRE-THEATER SPOT
    Wineanddine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a great spot for pre-theater dining. The food was very good. Hot, fresh and as expected from Bobby Flay. The service was exceptional. Friendly, down to earth and genuine. The entire staff was alert and paid attention to timing of the dining experience in relation to the show you were attending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SHDL
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great place to take out-of-towners... great service, great food. Moderate prices. Will definitely go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Food was great
    marcD
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was great, price was expected for NYC, however, portions were embarrassingly small
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but didnt wow
    jezza
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Came here with my wife, we 've been wanting to try this place for a while. We had the crab and avocado salad to start and found it way too salty. I like strong flavors but this was too heavy handed with the salt. We had the shrimp with grits and the rabbit for our main. The rabbit was excellent, very nicely cooked with good contrasting and balance of flavors. The shrimp and grits was ok - have had better. A little bland and it was a very small portion - almost appetizer. Service was good and the atmosphere was lively. Overall a little mix, was expecting better from a Bobby Flay place
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  • Very good!!
    Shorty
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was really good and the service too, nice place with friendly people. Definetly I recommended
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MG
    michael49
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food ok wine list pricey. Escargots exc. steal just ok as fried chicken
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Southern Food in Manhattan!
    TallahasseeLassie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was great to see/eat great southern dishes with a Manhattan twist. I had shrimp and grits and while it was not as good as what you can get in Charleston or New Orleans, it was very good. The grits were cooked perfectly but I wish the shrimp had been a tad plumper. My hubby had the snapper Florida style with blackeyed peas and collard greens. I thought he was going to lick his plate! And the blackeyed peas and collards could compete with seasoned southern cook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Knows what he's doing
    evelynVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've been there twice so far and love about every dish. My husband said his Manhattan clam chowder (which he usually doesn't like) was delicious. I felt the same about an asparagus salad that was full of interesting flavors. I have had the fish and sashimi there and been very happy; nothing ordinary here.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was terrific, atmosphere and service to match.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing food + service
    Disappointing
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Wanted to celebrate with my nephew and get a really good dining experience. I had had the lamb before and it was excellent. Well, the second time the lamb was very "gamey" tasting and not very good. When I told the server, he said he would pass it along to the chef and did not offer to do anything different. I only ate a portion of it and he never came around after it was served to check on us. Very disappointing especially after the tremendous experience the first time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    travisaw
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The place was really nice. But the food wasn't a home run in my opinion. Since the proprietor of the restaurant is a food network icon I would expect everything to be fantastic. The food was good, but not great. Maybe somewhat bland... For the price, I've had better.
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    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.