Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.13mi
  3. Distance: 0.13mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi
  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.13mi
  3. Distance: 0.13mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi

Bobby Flay's huge, big money restaurant that feels more like Las Vegas than Midtown. The food is incredible, but a layaway plan to pay for it would be helpful.

We partner with The Infatuation to bring you their smart, helpful, trustworthy reviews of restaurants on OpenTable.

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.13mi
  3. Distance: 0.13mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi
  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.13mi
  3. Distance: 0.13mi
  4. Distance: 0.15mi

About Bar Americain

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

152 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
View Larger Map

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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Bar Americain and enjoy a three-course menu created by Bobby Flay. $89 for adults - $45 for children.

* - Prices do not include beverages, tax or gratuity.

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Details
Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:45PM

Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:45PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:15PM

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (98)
Good for a Date (82)
Special Occasion (82)
See All
Creative Cuisine (78)
Business Meals (78)
Fit for Foodies (76)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Good for Groups (41)
Casual (39)
Comfort Food (38)
Romantic (38)
Great for Lunch (37)
Bar Seating (35)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Notable Wine List (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Hot Spot (25)
Authentic (24)
Fun (24)
Cozy (23)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
People Watching (15)
Spicy (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Quick Bite (11)
Seasonal (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
10828 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Everything, Every time is fantastic!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

NYC will be be less one amazing dining experience in January . We dine at Bar Americain each time we visit NYC from Louisiana and always love it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Convenient location. Lovely place. Great food. Great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Went here post-theater for my mom's early birthday dinner on a Saturday evening. When we arrived it wasn't crowded at all (5:15 res) but picked up quickly. Still an easy place to have a conversation. We split a steak, the fried chicken, a side of Brussels sprouts and the creme brulee for dessert. Spicy sauce under the chicken was really good, chicken itself was a little bit dry, steak was cooked to a perfect rare and was very tasty, Brussels and brulee both very good. Service was quick, polite and knowledgable. All in all with tip our bill came to about $170 with two glasses of wine, about what I expected and we both left full and satisfied. Don't know if I'd go again but it was a good experience overall. (Gato is a better Flay restaurant).

Tags: Spicy, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was extremely slow/absent minded, notwithstanding lots of service personnel wandering around. Waiter forgot two of our orders. Had to ask for the check several times. Food was just OK and really overpriced for what it was.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service2
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and a nice spot in midtown

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Service is very good. The food in my opinion was rather blah! I ordered 1 dozen oysters which were very good for our table of three. I had steak tartare for my appetizer, which was rather bland. For my entree I had the filet mignon, which again was nothing to write home about. My guests for their entrees had the lobster sandwich, again bland, and
My other guest had his signature burger which he said was tasteless. Atmosphere is very nice, but in my honest opinion, not worth the money. We expected more from the food
Networks golden boy!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The best food I’ve ever eaten. Highly reccommend the Snaper. Such great atmosphere and the service was great. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Friendly service. Loved hanger steak, red snapper and most of all shrimp and grits. Food was flavorful and came out temperature hot! Peanut pie for dessert was the only negative.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Great Food, will definitely return.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

I have been watching Bobby Flay shows for a long time and wanted to try his food. The appetizer and dessert were great - the fried chicken and biscuits were okay. I am from the south and they just weren't as good as what I was raised on. My friend had the cedar planked salmon and loved it.

Tags: Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

Menu and waiter descriptions did not
reflect the entrees presented. One entree was returned; one had fresh ingredients that were thrown together (salad chopped with lobster and avocado served in a glass) another would take take too long to describe the variation.
Would not return nor recommend
It. Should have rated it poor !!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Always excellent experience. Food, wine, service is excellent. So sorry it will be closing.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Staff was amazing they pulled off an awesome secret surprise for me without letting the cat out of the bag...a friend flying in from Australia. Food was excellent I had Mussels, Mom had the filet we all shared souffle and creme brulé. I am a huge Bobby Flay fan and I had to see at least one of his restuarants on my trip to NYC.. Next time I want to go on the beat BF set. Thank you from Florida!!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing! Could have been one of the best meals we have ever eaten. From appetizers to dessert everything was wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Although Service was excellent and dessert was DELISH the meal was not worth the prices . Soup was nt even hot. Kentucky hot brown was underwhelming. You are definitely paying for the Bobby Flay name here but he forgot thst every service should be best it can be...disappointing

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service5
value1

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love Bobby Flay's other restaurants, so I was looking forward to our brunch at Bar Americain. Our first course, deviled eggs with pickled shrimp remoulade, did not disappoint. It was, however, the star of the meal. I had ordered the fish tacos, which were dry as dust. They didn't come with lime or lemon, so I had to ask for that, in an attempt to add some level of juice or moisture. The platter did come with a little dish of chipotle-type sauce that neither I nor my dining companion cared for, so I ate them dry. My friend had a salad, which she did say she enjoyed.

Based on the cost and the ambience of the room, as well as that it is from Bobby Flay, I was expecting a higher standard.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was amazing! Service was horrible. Took them forever to pick up our plates once when we were done even though the waiters walked by 3-4 times looking straight at them even after we pushed them aside & water was a rare thing to come by...

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service1
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful place. I love the lighting. The attention was good. Not so crazy about the dinner. I was expecting maybe much more from Bobby. I came from Miami to celebrate my daughter's birthday in NYC. It has become a tradition to come for her birthday... I did my homework in Yelp and found this place. I see Bobby's show and I do love his cooking style. Unfortunately I was expecting a larger list of selection. I asked for a ribeye steak which i found pretty dry. My daughter asked for fried chicken which was ok... prices are not bad for the location. I love the atmosphere. Quality local crowd. I might come back for wine and appetizers.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went here on a trip to NY, it is very close to Time Square and Broadway, so the location is great. I got the sampler of lobster, crab and shrimp for an app. They were all WONDERFUL. For dinner I got the eggplant pasta, the pasta was VERY al dente/almost under cooked. It was just ok, not much eggplant at all. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Service was good, I would go back and try something else for dinner.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our experience and meal was utterly disappointing. The service was very poor. The food was subpar. The best item that I tasted were the fries. They were possibly the best that I have ever tried. I had the Cioppino. Most of the seafood was cold. It was the worst I’ve ever had. I’m not a New Yorker. We were there celebrating a friends birthday. We all love Bobby Flay! It pains me to write this. We dined at Milos, Patsy’s and Keens Chophouse while in New York. They all were fabulous! We had hoped your restaurant would be one of an unforgettable experience as we found the others to be. We all agree, we want to forget dining at your restaurant ...So disappointing. The most positive thing that I may add is your restaurant is beautiful! Bobby, i can’t help but feel that your folks aren’t representing you well.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service1
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The table was not ready when we arrived even though we were 5min late. The food was average and definitely overpriced

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My lamb chops had to be refired. The bread is never warm. The drinks and overall food are pretty amazing. The manager r front of house guy is perfection BUT NOT SURE I'LL GO BACK. I'm single female n black. Travel a lot for business n leisure. Lived in nyc n often go to high end restaurants. Both times I've been alone here I've been seated at the same table next to servers' counter in the back. While everyone is courteous there's a vibe that feels unwelcoming, a tone that feels condescending. It's just uncomfortable.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Now I know why nobody beats Bobby Flay. Excellent food. Excellent service. Beautiful restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It's hard to go wrong with a Bobby Flay restaurant and Café Americain is no exception. I tend to be considered by most to be a "foodie" and an international one at that. This experience, a birthday celebration with friends who traveled into NYC was an experience of a lifetime. By far, the very best lamb porterhouse that I have ever eaten. It would be hard to imagine a more attentive and qualified server than Lucas (if you go; ask for Lucas - he will make the evening truly memorable) and Simon (our Sommelier) found a beautiful 2002 Barolo that paired with the lamb like nobody's business. Closing the evening with a very nice 40-year Fladgate paired with the cheese plate and the apple crepes made the occasion feel very much like "An American in Paris" experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I still missed Bobby Flay coming out to greet us.
The table was wobbling, but the waiters fixed it.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

This restaurant was fantastic. The pumpkin soup was phenomenal, as was the lamb. We also had the blackberry soufflé. Everything you would expect from a Bobby Flay restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Came for wife’s birthday with kids. Excellent for grown ups. Challenging to find good options for kids.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Love Bar Americain.....have dined there many times. Always a great experience. Only this time the waiter was inattentive, mixed up drink orders and was insistent on his opinions when he should have just honored our requests.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service2
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Tables for 2 too close to other tables... no privacy

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our go to always! Every meal never dissapoints. Start with onion soup, any entree, martini and finish with expresso and profiterole, no mistake. Our last dinner we had the lamb and mussels and fries, always amazing! Consistently incredible.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We found the menu very limited & not for everyone. I have been there before and not
what I was expecting.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Please don't close! always a special place for my wife and I

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The meals were creative, spectacularly conceived and prepared. Great service, pre theatre, apps, meal, desert. One desert was Awol and some confusion on the bill, cheerfully remedied. Three bar items on the menu were not in stock. Should not be difficult to keep booze in stock. Great experience, despite the nicks, many return visits expected

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Disappointing this time, the burger was mediocre, the lobster salad sandwich just so-so.
We won't be back.

Tags: Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service5
value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Visited for a late afternoon Sunday brunch. Service was attentive but never overbearing, the server knew the menu well, and we were never rushed. A great experience all around!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

oysters, tuna tarare and Lamb was great. wine selection not great but ok. would have given it 5 stars except our waiter was a cranky older lady that had no patience. gave her a good tip anyway.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and drinks before a broadway show. Service was lacking. Never had a specific waiter or waitress.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service2
value4

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

Bobby Flay's reputation is warranted…there were two menu items we ordered that were absolutely sublime and inspiring. The deviled eggs appetizer has dwindled from 5 halves to 3, but the entree portions were ample. The cornbread in the breadbasket was outstanding, but the other rolls were surprisingly ordinary for such a high end restaurant. I recommend the skate, if you like fish; the sauce is memorable.

Nice high vaulted ceilings, and the staff was friendly, but ours was not attentive enough - we finally flagged down another waiter to have a drink refilled.

This restaurant is closing in January. It is a shame, because the big open space is special, and Bobby Flay's patented spicy, interesting sauces and inventive dishes will be missed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Spicy, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

To bad it's closing the doors in Jan forever.
Mitch

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.