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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (109)
Special Occasion (105)
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Fit for Foodies (82)
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Good for Groups (44)
Romantic (43)
Bar Seating (40)
Great for Lunch (39)
Casual (38)
Comfort Food (37)
Hot Spot (34)
Notable Wine List (34)
Authentic (31)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Great for Brunch (29)
Fun (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Cozy (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
People Watching (19)
Spicy (17)
Late-night Find (15)
Kid-friendly (11)
Seasonal (11)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Disabled Access (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Tapas (4)
Organic (2)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 18 hours ago

Outstanding service! Not enough great words for the delicious menu items - wish we could try everything on the menu! We will be back soon! Thank you Bar Americain!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 18 hours ago

The filet was charred. Terrible flavor.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 20 hours ago

Great food, great staff...super attentive.
Incredible value!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome service, even better food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Our expectations were higher than what was delivered. Service was actually really poor. Food was good. Not great, but good. Coffee ice cream desert was delicious.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 2 days ago

Sat us in a back room away from everything. It was as if we weren’t even part of the restaurant. It was quite and dull but I think if we sat in the main dining area it would’ve been nice. Our waiter was excellent and the food was very good

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a reservation and we were late due to traffic they di make arrangements for us we had to wait about 40 min but that's not too bad for a party of 7 on a Saturday. Nice large round table we fit comfortably and the place has a cool vibe. The portions were ok little on the small side but very good. Service was excellent the staff was very pleasant and nice. All in all a very nice choice for NYC

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Above average

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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Tasty food, Good ambience but long wait time to receive the food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great for meat eaters, not many options for vegetarians.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant was a huge disappointment. The food was barely edible, drinks watered down, room was cold and not properly climate controlled and nothing much to look at. The server was nice enough. Most items on the menu are unnecessarily spicy, and with the wrong spices. The few edible items on the menu were mediocre at best. Bread wasn’t bad. Water was thirst quenching. And on top of everything, very expensive. What’s the point.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food good service nice atmosphere great location

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

We had the most amazing server who was attentive and spaced the courses out really well given we had a 7pm reservation and were going to The Rockettes at 10. Food was awesome and it was festive.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

The whole package... great menu prepared and presented really well, excellent service, and very nice ambiance. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

We were dining here before seeing a show. The place looks great but there were a few employees with bad attitudes; the restroom was a wreck-no toilet paper and over-flowing garbage cans; and the service at the table was just ok. My friend ordered a steak that was not prepared how she asked it and none of the food was very impressive. It’s the theatre district so I suppose it is what it is

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a 5:45 reservation before our 8 pm Broadway show. Someone else complained that they were slow (here on Open Table)... but we decided to give them a try by coming for an early dinner. We had two tables near us that were seated after us... (we were a table of 2, one was a table for 5). They were served and FINISHED dinner before we ever got our meal. They accidentally tried to serve us the meal that belonged to someone else. We ordered the filet minon and the crab pasta. The pasta was just "ok" and the was great, but cold and we did not have time to get a new one. The staff comp'd our cocktails, which was a nice gesture. For the price you pay, I would look elsewhere in NY.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 3 days ago

Food, service, and price were good. Would go back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice restaurant service was good. Food nothing special. $32 for a mediocre lobster roll

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Close to Radio City. Limited Menu; but what is on it is very good. Fast efficient service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

My girlfriend & I have dined at many of Bobby Flay's restaurants and this was our third time at Bar Americain. We had dinner with relatives of mine visiting from Florida on this evening. I did think it was a bit too loud to make easy conversation when we first sat down but the noise died down as the night wore on. Our served was great. Attentive but not hovering. Everything we ordered was top notch: homemade chips with blue cheese sauce, shrimp & grits, crispy oysters, cioppino, spicy pumpkin soup, the Thursday Southwest Ribeye special, brussels sprouts and the sweet potato gratin. The soup, chips, brussels sprouts and the ribeye were Best of Table for me. Just a wonderful experience and fantastic food. Looking forward to our next meal there.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Ridiculously expensive. Take advantage of business lunches. Never again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere is very nice and the food was very good, but it's super busy and the Service was a little slow.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

The salad starter was the best experience of our dining experience. We ordered steak and fried chicken and wasn’t impressed. We also ordered Brussel sprouts and had better sprouts at a lower end restaurant. Truly bummed about our experience pertaining to food. The environment was great but I now understand why this place is closing by year-end.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Have been here a few times .. this time was a bit of a disappointment in that the service was not great .. waited nearly 15 minutes before waiter came by and another 10 minute or so before drinks were served (even though we had specified to the waiter right away that we were going to an 8 pm show).

I had basic salad .. was fine .. the others (out of towner friends) both had the salmon Wed night special and thought it was overpriced for what it was .. and they left hungry (so I felt bad I had suggested BA).

Experience just so-so this time around .. also would have preferred to have been seated on main level .. not much going on on upper level.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Our dinner was delicious, I do like that they offer gluten free options, and that some of the appetizers could be eaten for dinner rather than a larger meal. Our server was great and we will be back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 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 7 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 on December 11, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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

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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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Bar Americain totally blew it with us. 1 , we had a reservation and were made to wait for 20 minutes. 2. for the first course we ordered the shrimp and grits and it was luke cold -- the grits were nearly congealed - ugh! 3. we waited 45 minutes to get our main course -- really? you should be ashamed -- the excuse was that there was a private party upstairs -- well -- if the kitchen is not big enough to handle regular customers plus a big party - then you should close the restaurant. Bar Americain used to be one of my GO_TO restaurants in NYC - but no more. AWFUL...... The food was only so=so. ANy chef could have "BEAT BOBBY FLAY" on this experience.

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