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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.

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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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (105)
Special Occasion (104)
Good for a Date (94)
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Creative Cuisine (88)
Fit for Foodies (82)
Business Meals (79)
Good for Anniversaries (74)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Good for Groups (44)
Romantic (43)
Bar Seating (40)
Great for Lunch (40)
Casual (38)
Comfort Food (38)
Notable Wine List (36)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Hot Spot (32)
Authentic (31)
Great for Brunch (29)
Fun (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Cozy (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
People Watching (18)
Spicy (17)
Late-night Find (15)
Kid-friendly (12)
Seasonal (11)
Quick Bite (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Menu favorites like Caesar salad and skate still great. Oddly, the special prime rib came out lukewarm and not up to snuff. However, our excellent waitperson appropriately comped it so no harm, no foul. We'll be back. But they could up their game a bit on QC of items coming out of the kitchen .......

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a good meal and service. Will be sad to see it close next month but Bobby will come up with something else new....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

It’s a great place with an upscale interior, our 2 top was a bit crowded ( for my taste but it’s NYC) on the food everything was excellent the only dose we were disappointed in was the crispy oysters. The creamy sauce accompanying them was great but we felt like that were too breaded.

Now for those who are thinking its expensive wake up this is NYC property is pricy, quality ingredients and people to provide great service so get over it. If you don’t want to pay for a nice meal eat at the tourist traps on Times Square

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Menu offered options for any palate, food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We love Bar Americain and will be sorry to see it close in January. We were going to see Alvin Ailey and thought we would get dinner beforehand. There were four of us. We arrived early and were shown to a small square table. When we asked about two booths that were clearly set for four we were told that the booths were only for five or more people. During our stay, both booths were seated with only four people.
Then our $42 ribeye came out medium well even though we asked for medium rare. They fixed it but I was really disappointed in what could be my last time dining at a restaurant that I have enjoyed over the last decade.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

I was in NYC with a friend and she had heard about this place, so we decided to try it. The service was very slow, but we weren't in a hurry, so it was OK. The food was great, though. I recommend it, but maybe not when you're in a hurry and need to get to the theatre for a show.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

We went for the Brunch because we were heading out of town that afternoon and wanted to show our friends the menu and the restaurant. Brunch is a very limited menu and didn't give our friends the best the restaurant has to offer. Our server was EXTREMELY slow and the food was luke warm borderline cold, not exceptable!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Heard this restaurant is closing in January. Very sad to hear. It was very good! We had 3 in our party and were all very happy with our meals. The butter they give you at the beginning of the meal is out of this world. Bobby Flay did very good with this one.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Wine was great and food was excellent! Every time we asked the waiter for something..... He always said hold on. No memory or wasn’t important.
Thanks

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall, there are so many better restaurants to choose from when visiting NYC. I was highly underwhelmed which is disappointing with a Bobby Flay as it's owner. The atmosphere was OK, but in need of an update. We made reservations one month ago, and yet we were seated right next to the door which was very cold as it opened and closed. I would expect them to pay significant better attention to those who booked in advance. We did everything from drinks at the bar, to bottle of wine, appetizers, entrees, sides & desserts. The servers attention to my husband's food allergies was the best part. The wine and appetizer (chilled lobster) were what I expected, although an update is needed on the red wine glasses. Entree was by far the most disappointing- the filet was very overcooked, ribeye not even resembling a good cut of meat. Sides (creamed kale and smashed redskins) under-seasoned and underwhelming. Dessert was sub-par. The bread was the worst- stale & cold. Overall for the tab, I have had meals 10x better in Cincinnati at the best steak restaurants and in the future, would prefer to go there instead of here. Time for a major update. Save your money/time, go somewhere else.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

As always, Bobby Flay's restaurant proved wonderful for my daughter's birthday celebration. I have eaten here many times and no Bobby Flay. Maybe some day. I had the Lamb chops and she had the Philly steak special. both were excellent. My granddaughter had the fried chicken. Excellent as well. Dessert a must with the Deep Dish Chocolate Cream Pie. We have two of those. Looking forward to next meal there. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a pre-dinner theater at Bar Americain on a busy Saturday night, and were very pleased with the whole experience. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Both the hostess and the server, who appeared shortly after we were seated, confirmed that we were having a pre-theater dinner. The food was delicious, the service excellent. It is a large restaurant, and busy, and our table was right next to another couple, so I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for a romantic night out, but it was perfect for pre-theater.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, as always! It closes in January so go soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Spicy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We really enjoyed our experience at Bar Americain. We were seated in a "booth" and for most of the meal we were without another couple next to us which was extra nice. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday. I had noted this on my Open Table reservation and we were surprised with a congratulatory dessert and candle...making the dining experience extra special. The food was exceptional and the service followed suit. We were sorry to hear that the restaurant is closing in January...or we would surely have booked again next time we were in the city. Great experience all around!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Hostess that seated us was very unfriendly and waitstaff was okay. Tables are very close together so not a good place for intimate meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I was disappointed. I’ve been here several times and the service was just off. We waited 25 minutes to be seated from our reservation time and then continued to wait for another 15 for a glass of water.

Hostesses were unsympathetic and unapologetic to the wait. Our Waiter was extremely apologetic, but service didn’t pick up.

Food was fine, no complaints there. Experience wasn’t worth the money spent - in my opinion.

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·Dined 6 days ago

the food took a little while to get to us but when it came it was sooo good. make reservations it gets busy but of course it does it’s Bobby Flays place!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was very good. Service was awful. Was hoping for a brunch buffet but not here

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

It could have been better. Bread was stale, service was slow, bathrooms were dirty, and the food was just Ok. I expected more from a Bobby Flay restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Second time at Bar Americain, and a great experience again. Delicious food (excellent hanger steak, done perfectly, and just-right spicy tuna tartare), great service and location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

My $48 filet was overcooked and fatty, didn’t have mushrooms on the menu that I usually enjoy with a steak, and there was only one green vegetable choice (brusselsprouts) on the menu. My wife’s cioppino was lacking in flavor with only one noticeable spice. Noise level very loud and seating was quite cramped. Certainly wasn’t worth the $210 price....won’t be back.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was delicious but service was lacking. Timing was good at first, but then as we sat there our waiter came over very infrequently. The sommelier had to take our steak back because he never checked and it was over cooked to medium well when we ordered medium rare. Also never came back to offer dessert and it was for my daughters 22nd birthday! He knew what time we had to leave for a show and never came back so we never got to sing :( It is worth sharing that every person in the women’s restroom was talking about their disappointment in some way of the Restaurant - guess it’s good that it’s closing, but Bobby Flay the staff is making you look bad!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

We stopped in for a late lunch with our family after seeing a matinee. They treated us so well and even made special accommodations for my 6-year-old daughter. The food and drinks were great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great experience, we made lunch reservation and were promptly seated. Service was very good, cocktails delicious as was the food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had to schedule a late dinner for after-show dining. We met a friend at the bar, which was the highlight of the visit to this restaurant. The appetizer was excellent, but the choice of entree, ribeye, which was the daily special, was a total disappointment. My wife (her birthday) had hers returned because of the excess fat and gristle. She was given a filet as a substitute. I struggled through mine. The restaurant was kind enough to not charge us for these ribeyes, but that was not the point of selecting this restaurant for a special occasion.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Having enjoyed the restaurant on a number of occasions, decided to go one more time before it closed. Food was good, service went down.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The raw oysters were excellent! The freshest and best, we have ever had. We, also, had the shrimp and grits with ham, and chicken pot pie. They were both good but lacked in seasoning for us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Bobby Flay developed a Good menu.
Food taste very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent. Service and food

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Salmon was the special of the night, very moist and tasty. My fried had filet and said it was good but a little over seasoned. Ordered old fashion for cocktail and was disappointed. It was crowded, we had a reservation and we were seated at our table on time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Mr Flay came by and took a picture with my customers and took the experience to a whole other level.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I used to love Bar Americain and was anxious to introduce it to a friend visiting NY. I was surprised the menu was little changed but went with some old favorites. Unfortunately the food no longer has the pizazz and interest it once had. The special, prime rib, was inedible. When we complained, the manager went out of his way to make it right, removing the charge from the bill and comping dessert. While this was much appreciated, that’s my last visit to to Bar Americain. There are too many other really good restaurants in NY. This is a ‘throwdown’ that Bobby Flay has lost.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Service was sub par. Had to flag waiter down multiple times. Great food otherwise.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I have been to Bar Americain before and didn’t think it was fantastic but this time sealed their fate. I will never return. First off, we bought a beautiful French wine that needed decanting as it had a ton of sediment. They didn’t know that it should be done. Then our waiter was the rudest service person. And then I asked for my steak to be done a certain temp and they instead butterflied it even though I explicitly asked them not to and then when it came it was not only butterflied but as tough as boot leather. The second bottle of wine was a production to get a decanter for and the waiter when I requested it rolled his eyes. Sorry to inconvenience him. Three strikes and this restaurant is out. I love Bobby Flay’s recipes but his restaurants are not upholding his name. Sad.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Steak and special prime rib were all bad and cooked at the wrong temperature. Service was reasonably attentive but sloppy (e.g. never had the correct silverware). Drinks were okay, food was okay. Definitely not worth the pricing.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Delicious comfort food on a cold NY afternoon. Excellent service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Celebrated my 39th Birthday!!!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This may be one of the best meals I have ever had. I had the Skate and the Peanut Pie. Both were simply amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Shrimp deviled eggs are amazing. Double pork chop the best ever. Pizza was the big disappointment. Still a favorite.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our meal was terrific as always but our service was horrible. Our waiter was extremely rude. My friend is a vegetarian and asked if she could order a salad without bacon. He told her the bacon was in the dressing so she asked if she could switch dressings and he was like so you want a whole different salad in a very rude and curt manner. After he took our order he never came back. He didn’t offer us bread. He never offered refills on our alcoholic drinks(or any other drinks). He completely ignored us while constantly checking on the other tables around us. We had to ask another server to bring him to our table(after we had completed our meals) to order another round of drinks. While I loved the food I was mortified by his complete lack of service and his assumption that we weren’t worthy guests. I’ve been to several Bobby Flay restaurants over the years and always had wonderful service but this person should not work in your restaurant

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