Permanently Closed - Bar Americain
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What Insiders Are Saying
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.
Loved this place. Going to miss it. Was there the last dinner service and just really sad that it's gone.
so sad that it is now closed, it's better than many.
It was a great memory and a fond farewell. Food was superb ! It will be missed!
Closing Wednesday 1/17/18. Can’t wait to see what Bobby Flay does next. I’ll miss this midtown spot.
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.
The food was excellent. It was disappointing that the restaurant was closing for good in 3 days. Several things that we wanted were "out" because of this.
Service was slow. Had a reservation but still waited 15 minutes
Wonderful again. Heartbreaking it's closing
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!
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!!
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.
The seating was a bit tight and therefore louder than I prefer; I couldn’t carry on a quiet conversation with my husband. The service was excellent; I appreciated the personal service I received. The pizza appetizer, fries, and profiteroles were worth the wait but the Philly steak was clunky and overpriced. I would revisit; I went because it was Bobby Flays restaurant and was very pleased.
One of the best meals, I've ever had, much less in Midtown!
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.
Though I have been to Bar Americain several times and have always enjoyed the experience, I am not sure I will return. My sisters and I were there last Saturday to take our mom out for dinner and a show as a gift for the holiday. We had a 6pm reservation and tickets to see an 8pm show up the street. The food was fine but the service was abysmal. Our waiter asked us if we had any time limitations, to which we responded that we had an 8pm show, and then he disappeared. Our entrees didn't arrive at our table until 7:30pm - more than 90 minutes after we sat down. WE flagged him down to inquire about our food and he seemed wholly unconcerned. He didn't apologize or explain. He just said he would check. He didn't come back. When we were finally able to get him again, we reminded him of our show and said we were hoping for time for dessert and it was getting tight. He said he would check and never returned. In the end, we had to rush through our entrees (literally not having time to finish), request the check while we were eating and dash out without having dessert or coffee. The waiter never offered up any apology or explanation about the situation nor did he comp us for any part of the meal. It was so disappointing and the stress about missing our show really got in the way of our ability to enjoy our experience. As if that wasn't enough, my sister left her credit card in the restaurant (because we were in such a mad hurry) and when she called the restaurant the next day to see if they had the care, the person she spoke with was completely unhelpful and merely said she hadn't heard about a card. She clearly didn't look nor was she going to. Overall, It was such a bad experience that I don't think we will ever be back and I plan to share this review far and wide. Given the cost of a meal at this place, the service should be outstanding. Sadly, the service (and thus the experience) was truly awful.
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.
Great service and nice ambiance. Two top tables are too close together and you hear neighbors conversations too much. Penne a little underwhelming and “sampler” seafood app only had two shrimps. Otherwise great !
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.
So sorry to see Bar Americain close! Will miss their grilled meats, specialty cocktails, seafood tower.
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.
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.
Fantastic food and delicious drinks
waiting so long to eat at a Bobby Flay restaurant. finally did appetizer, came out luke warm (shrimp and grits) Entree was delicious. The most disappointing was the service, it was not busy at all, wait staff standing near bar talking. Our waiter very unattentive.
As much as I am a fan of Bobby Flay, I will try again.
Great service and awesome steak
Fantastic food, classic tribute to Bobby Flay’s complexed yet complementary flavor combinations
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.
BA always a good experience; terrific meal on a cold winter evening in NYC.
Excellent service and great food! Location is great (Times Square)—-especially if you are staying at the Sheraton next door ;)
Limited menu. A little pricey for the portion size.
One of the best dinners we’ve had. Creative and delicious items. Can’t wait to go back.
I love Bobby Flay’s restaurant. Sad to hear it’s closing.
Food and service were execellant. Thanks for making my New Years Day so enjoyable
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.
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.
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.
Great New year's eve
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.
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