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Permanently Closed - Bar Americain

4.2
11070 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Bobby Flay's Bar Americain is an American Brasserie featuring regional American food.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(212) 265-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bobby Flay
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Private party facilities
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
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Private party contact
Tracy Michaels: (212) 265-9701
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 6th and 7th Avenue
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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.
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Public transit
N/R and 1/9/F/D/B
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Loved this place. Going to miss it. Was there the last dinner service and just really sad that it's gone.

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vipTabb (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

so sad that it is now closed, it's better than many.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

It was a great memory and a fond farewell. Food was superb ! It will be missed!

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vipthepamrusso (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

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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barbM (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was slow. Had a reservation but still waited 15 minutes

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Kathy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful again. Heartbreaking it's closing

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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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vipblynch (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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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vipLisa (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Underwhelming.... pricey

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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Timeoff (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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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MALM (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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 !

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vipTChap (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

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vipAdiosAmigo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

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Babi (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Fantastic food and delicious drinks

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

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Lola329 (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Great service and awesome steak

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 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.

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Halligan441 (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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 ;)

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vipBamm (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Limited menu. A little pricey for the portion size.

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