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About Bar Americain

Bobby Flay's Bar Americain is an American Brasserie featuring regional American food.

152 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Between 6th and 7th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 265-9700

Website:
http://www.baramericain.com/

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.

Public Transit:
N/R and 1/9/F/D/B

Executive Chef:
Bobby Flay

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For parties larger than 4 please contact the restaurant at (212) 265-9700. A credit card will be required to hold these larger reservations.

Private Dining

Bar Americain presents Bobby Flay’s Regional American menu in a warm and elegant brasserie environment Conveniently located in the heart of midtown, Bar Americain’s Private Dining Room offers exclusivity and can accommodate from 5 to 50 guests. Adjacent to the PDR, the Mezzanine provides sweepi

Bar Americain Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

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4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (53)
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Bar Seating (41)
Hot Spot (41)
Comfort Food (40)
Great for Lunch (39)
Notable Wine List (38)
Fun (34)
Authentic (33)
Casual (32)
Great for Brunch (31)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Cozy (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
People Watching (21)
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Spicy (19)
Seasonal (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Late-night Find (12)
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Kid-friendly (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great Beer (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Closing Wednesday 1/17/18. Can’t wait to see what Bobby Flay does next. I’ll miss this midtown spot.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved the food, but the portions were huge. Loved it again the next day. The lamb was particularly delicious and cooked perfectly. Great night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful again. Heartbreaking it's closing

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vip
 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful!! We’ll miss Bar Americain and so sorry it is closing. We’ve enjoyed it so much when visiting New York. Hoping Bobby will open it back in another location!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We have enjoyed ---and been dining at Bar Americain for the last 12 years + since it opened---and we were so sad to hear they are closing the restaurant tomorrow after serving the last meal at lunch!!! We understand it is another situation of the building owner that would not compromise on a new lease---and would rather see the space empty---sorry to hear---good luck to the great staff in finding new jobs!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Our service was atrocious. If the Somalia needed to check on what was keeping our entres then there were major issues. Possibly the most distressing is that restaurant offered NOTHING for the inconvenience. A great restaurant had a VERY bad nights.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Underwhelming.... pricey

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

One of the best meals, I've ever had, much less in Midtown!

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 (Savannah)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food once agaIn at one of our favorite NYC restaurants. Stopped by for a pre-theater dinner. The lobster and avocado appetizer is my favorite. I was dreaming of it since we booked our reservation. I had the mussels and fries for my entree. The only thing missing was the crusty bread to soak up the sauce. The staff is friendly and energetic. I strongly recommend.

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Very underwhelmed. Heard its closing in a couple days, maybe that is why. Ran out of tap beer upon opening at 5pm. Waiter had not energy or excitement to be there. Steak served cold sent back. Bathroom had plastic container of soap. Mgr was only person that kept this from getting all 1's.

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vip
 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great lunch, as always, but I was very surprised to learn you are CLOSING FOR GOOD on Wednesday 17 Jan 2017. A great loss to the neighborhood.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

So sorry to see Bar Americain close! Will miss their grilled meats, specialty cocktails, seafood tower.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very sad they are closing. Food was great, but the service was only okay. They are obviously in “shut down” mode. Under-stocked bar— under-staffed kitchen and servers.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Not worth the money. Wait staff was fine but food was terrible from starters to entree. Didn't stick around for dessert. First and last time.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic food and delicious drinks

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great service and awesome steak

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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Fantastic food, classic tribute to Bobby Flay’s complexed yet complementary flavor combinations

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I’ve been here twice the first time was exceptional. This time the service was slow and unattentive and several of the dishes were just ok. The onion soup was amazing! I’d still recommend it but with a little caution since the experience wasn’t as great the second time.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

BA always a good experience; terrific meal on a cold winter evening in NYC.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent service and great food! Location is great (Times Square)—-especially if you are staying at the Sheraton next door ;)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Limited menu. A little pricey for the portion size.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2018

One of the best dinners we’ve had. Creative and delicious items. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

I love Bobby Flay’s restaurant. Sad to hear it’s closing.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food and service were execellant. Thanks for making my New Years Day so enjoyable

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Have been coming here with friends for 6 years on New Years Day and it was always a pleasant experience. My only complaint prior is that the menu was becoming stale. They actually removed a great dish from the brunch menu (full portion of shrimp and grits - now only avail as appetizer). They are closing their doors in 3 weeks due to a lease issue so this was to be our final visit. We were so disappointed today. The French Onion Soup tasted and smelled like an ash tray (something in it was burnt). The Tuna Tartar Toast Points were burned. The Kentucky Hot Brown had burned toast and was neither hot nor brown (it was ice cold). The Crab Cake Preakness Eggs Benedict was over cooked. They only charged for some apps and drinks, which in my opinion was too much for the experience. We understand that they are closing BUT it's Bobby Flay's reputation that is attached to it. I am sure if he would have been there today, he would have shuttered the place immediately.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This restaurant is closing soon, so we wanted to visit one last time. That was a mistake because the staff and kitchen have obviously already checked-out. The restaurant was always one of our favorites, and we will remember all the great meals we have had there; but this last visit was not good. Mr. Flay would not be proud.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went to Bar American after attending the Alvin Ailey New Year’s Eve dance performance with my husband and a friend, what a great time was had by all. The restaurant did not have a special menu for New Year’s Eve, which turnout to be great as we each order a different dish and shared, I had the chioppino which was delicious with a kick to it, my husband had the pasta simple yet taste and my friend had the chicken which had a nice flavor to it. We ordered the crepe and soufflé for desert and the staff provided us with champagne to ring in the New year and the noise makers.
As always Bobby restaurant’s never disappoints.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

日替わりメニューのチキンカツを食べましたが、とにかくボリュームがあり、完食はできませんでした。
味も普通で飽きてしまいました。
値段も高めだと思います。

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great New year's eve

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Generally speaking, the experience was positive. A few comments. We asked for bread, and although offered to both table next to us, never got bread. The blackberry souflet was delicious, however, the waiter told us the "ice cream" was strawberry - actually was blackberry sorbet. Delicious, but waiter should know the menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Calm and welcoming even though it was New Years Eve. Service was wonderful . I felt the flatbread/Pizza w caramelized onions was not very good, and pricey for an appetizer. However, I’ve been there several times and would go back. Easy to reach midtown location

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We ate here for New Year’s Eve brunch and everything was amazing. My husband and I started with the Pimm’s Cups, which were on point. My daughter had the Ratatouille Omelette and said it was the best omelette she’s ever had. It was everything I expected from a Bobby Flay restaurant!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always wanted to take the family to a Bobby Flay Restaurant to sample first hand

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Felt rushed to get our order taken. The wait staff stopped by several times before we were ready.

Food was superb. I had the Lamb Porterhouse Chops while my wife had the Mussels with Green Chilli Broth.

Food was a bit more expensive than what we are used to. Perhaps it is the added inner city effect.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our experience was great except for our waiter. We had an early reservation and he kept checking on us, offering to answer questions about the menu. He helped me find the wine I was looking for, etc. Then our food came and he passed us by at least a dozen times. My son eventually waved him over. He asked if we wanted our check and walked away. He brought our check and that was that. I watched him walk past us and go to other tables multiple times. He even picked up another tables "ticket book", walked across the restaurant counting his tip with a huge smile on his face. That was the final straw for me. We would've also gotten desert had I not been so disgusted with his lack of service and his tacky behavior. I wrote a note on the back of my receipt telling him we were dissatisfied, I don't believe it mattered.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is one of our "go-to" spots every time we visit NYC! Can never get enough Bobby Flay food! My only wish was that he walked in the front door and visited my table while my husband and I were there, requesting that we test one of his new recipes! :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our second time, very different from the first - and not in a good way. Food was very salty (multiple courses), the “famous” blue cheese and chips were 86ed, the burger was overdone, and service was slow. Perhaps the lunch/brunch crew is not the “A” team? Not sure we’ll be back, at least not for brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our lead waiter, Dennis, was MIA after serving our starters.

Understand the site is closing next month, but value BB enough to visit his old flagship.

Physical wear and tear noticeable with a bad cold draft near bathroom entrances.

Meal quality was ok; steaks appeared over-charred; sides were medium warm.

Dessert tart had flavor, but too chewy for the asking price.

Overall, suggest BB close the restaurant now and consider a partial refund on the $80/pp average I spent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food, efficient service. I like decor. The shellfish platter is absolutely delightful!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Sad it’s closing. It’s one of my favorite restaurants.

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