Bryant Park Grill

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4471 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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We'll always have Paris in Bryant Park. Cozily situated behind landmark New York Public Library, Bryant Park serves as a stunning backdrop for this New American Grill & Cafe. Bryant Park Grill's elegant & sophisticated dining room is perfect for your business lunch or a night out on the town with friends. Enjoy a romantic dinner or a festive party under Bryant Park's heated holiday tent in the winter, while seasonal patio & roof dining are sure to make your summer evenings magical. For more casual dining, visit Bryant Park Cafe next door or just hang out at the Cafe Bar.

The New York Times says that Bryant Park has become one of Manhattans loveliest public spaces, that has open air Bryant Park Cafe for casual dining and Bryant Park Grill for serious meals. The Grill is a gorgeous pavilion with a Hunt Slonem mural of birds stretching along one side of the dining room.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Tues-Sat: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;Sun&Mon 5pm-10pm: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 - 3:30
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Phone number
(212) 840-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gadi Weinreich
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Private party facilities
Whether it’s a romantic dinner in the Parisian-style garden, your wedding, or a corporate event, come experience Contemporary American fare and specialty cocktails at the Bryant Park Grill, in the heart of NYC’s metropolis. For more casual dining, visit the Rooftop bar or Café bar for drinks.
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Private party contact
Walter Rauscher: (877) 758-2320
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
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Parking details
CCMC Parking is located nearby at 13 West 39th Street, they can be reached at 212-768-8038.
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Public transit
B, D, F, V Subway to 42nd Street - 5th Avenue, Bryant Park
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Subway Trains to Times Square - 42nd Street
M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M42, M104 Buses to 42nd Street
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Bryant Park Grill is the crown jewel of New York City’s Bryant Park. Located behind the New York Public Library, this secluded oasis offers a lush and luxurious setting for your once-in-a-lifetime event or wedding. No other venue offers an unparalleled location, breathtaking settings and a sumptuous dining experience.

From our rooftop garden overlooking the park to our uniquely designed dining room, we offer unforgettable spaces to ensure your special event is unique and memorable. Bryant Park Grill is the only venue in the city that can offer you the romance of a Parisian-style garden setting in the heart of New York’s metropolis. With a menu catered to your specifications, we promise nothing less than the experience of a lifetime.

Create your memories at the Bryant Park Grill.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently good service in attractive setting.

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Noted Birthday for my wife but nothing was said. Hurried us through our meal

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CO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Our waiter was fantastic & so was the food. Definitely will be back!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visit to the restaurant and wasn't sure what to expect. The menu makes it sound like the place could be stuffy, but it was bright and airy and full of people having a good time. And the food was delicious! We all ate from the brunch menu, and the plates were so huge we couldn't finish them. The coffee is good and really strong, and every version of egg we had was cooked to perfection. Would definitely come back here next time we're in the city!

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p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOved it... a very special place and perfect for my son's 23rd birthday dinner!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Needed to flag down a waiter for service...we don't think we would have been served otherwise. Besides that the food was outstanding!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was disappointing but after realizing our group was unhappy with the inattentiveness of the server we did see improvement in the service.

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SB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bean soup was first bad dish I ever had there. Rest was great.

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CM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time, was not rushed. Food was very good.

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DD
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Might be better on a sunny spring afternoon but not really worth it for dinner. Went for a Friday dinner date with my wife after having HF an enjoyable business lunch a few month before (place was buzzing at lunch, bright with great views of the park). Arrived to find restaurant only 1/2 full and the furnishings seeming a bit tired. Service staff tried hard but just didn’t have The pizzazz of a special night out.

Caesar salad was small and had tomatoes in it? Chicken Palaird was passable (huge portion) but seemed like banquet food. Save yourself the trip or wait for a sunny business lunch or spring happy hour

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but service could have been better. Brought our main course with appetizer course still on the table.

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PP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Service was great. We weren’t rushed at all and neither did we have to wait long—-timing was perfect. Food was delicious and nicely presented. I had the branzini and it was great

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M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been to Bryant Park Grill in many years, but after dining there last week, I definitely will not wait as long again!

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KL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! We had the monkfish and the cod and both were perfect. Our server was great and our table by the window was really a fun way to watch NYC go by. We'll definitely be comfortable by balc to Bryant Park Grill!

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have an annual meeting in NYC and I always take customers to Bryant Park Grill. Was really excited to see it on Open Table.

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DJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had an amazing experience celebrating my birthday at Bryant Park Grill. The ambiance is warm and the energy exciting. The hosts and staff were so accommodating of my guests and added tables and chairs to ensure everyone had ample space and the food was fantastic. I will return soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great but it was a little loud!

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R
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great time. Lifetime native New Yorker, first time customer. Will be back.

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LC
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was the evening before our wedding and we booked dinner reservations in advance. The food was very tasty, perfectly seasoned and well presented. The portions were also really generous. We were made to feel very special and two members of staff congratulated us and brought us complimentary Prosecco - a lovely touch! Service was wonderful and our table had such a great view over Bryant Park. We were made to feel very special and the staff were attentive without being over-bearing. A lovely relaxing night, with great food in a lovely setting before our wedding the following day- thank you.

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OT
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service - very accommodating to us with specific food requests. We stayed a fairly long time to complete business, and there were no requests to leave. Friendly service; great food - and a pleasure to be there! Janetk

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Its a great location but thats where the greatness ends. Seemed like a lot of $ for food that was average and service that was poor.

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always consistently good

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W
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch was excellent. The service from the waiter staff was superb. What add to the dining experience is the ambience which is light and airy. Beautiful setting.

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NC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful. The exterior of the building builds a feeling of class and elegance and the dim lighting and decor of the interior creates a sense of luxury. Unfortunately, it creates a sense of false hope when it comes to the food.
My girlfriend and I are nowhere near professional bloggers or food critics, but it doesn't take that level of entitlement to know when you are paying 5 star pricing for 3 star food.
My girlfriend is a very picky eater so the only app we could split would have been the bread trio, which coincidentally they were sold our of. So instead, we requested the bread basket as just something to nibble on before the meal. When we ordered the bread we also placed our dinner orders. Some how, our dinners came out before the bread.
She had ordered the lemon chicken and I had the Beef Short Rib. Again, we are not huge reviewers so bless her heart when she said her dinner was good. I tried a bight, and while the flavor was there, the chicken was overcooked, dry and maybe room temperature. 3 of my beef short ribs (the dish comes with 4 pieces) were incredible. Perfect texture and flavor. The 4th however, was dry and tough. The vegetables that came with the meal did not taste fresh at all and were warm at best. The side of couscous that also came with it was a mixture of bland and poorly seasoned. It seemed the flavors did not pair well with the rest of the dish. Additionally, when the bread did finally come, it was cold and seemed to not have been fresh. It was also served with hard, cold butter.
One saving grace of this place was the desert. We had the Chocolate Peanutbutter Smore and it was a breath of fresh air. The flavors were so rich that it actually completely uplifted our moods from our disappointing dinner.
To finish, the server we had was very nice but not to attentive to us. To be fair I never saw him stop moving, so his lack of attention may have been the result of understaffing.

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KL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On every visit to NYC we have dinner at Bryant Park Grill. It is such a beautiful setting with the view of the park. Great ambiance and the food is delicious. Great service too. So romantic!

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A
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely setting for enjoyable meal. Vegan options delicious. Be sure to ask for the bread basket!

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JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Staff was very warm and made us feel welcome and relaxed.

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r
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was very rude and unresponsive.
Food was over priced and quality was just ok

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Not a great evening, I explain. Very good service, very nice and personable waitress however:

Calamari were not crispy, soggy and quite tasteless, steak was huge and tasty but with loads of nerves and fat, very decent chips with it, Cornish hen average and drenched in a white gloopy sauce, not very tasty - heritage carrots were real hard, fish and chips was very average and the chunky chips were not fully cooked - in summary- very poor

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HR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here at 5pm before a show. We had the sweetest, most genuine server, Richard. Our hostess was also incredibly kind. We ordered calamari, filet mignon, steak frites, and the peanut butter s'mores for dessert. Everything we ordered was cooked and seasoned perfectly. We will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Waiter was chill

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BT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find in central location. Nice variety on the menu and plenty of vegetarian options.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went here for dinner with my mom when she was in town. food was excellent as was the service! what a great dinner!

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everybit of Bryant Park Grill. Sitting outside under the tent was a delight. Getting a sense of how New York really is.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our reservation was not found and the hostess was displeasant with us. Except this episode everything was good.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Dined on a Thursday evening
Reception excellent- very accommodating-
appetizers ok- tuna taco very good- oysters- average.
Cod had a nice flavor-salmon average.
Sorbet- below average- too hard-presentation average
Service-average
Overall- average
Wine price of $12 per glass(Pinot Grigio) is the best value on menu
Am not rushing back

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ES
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I think, given the location this is a great value for dining. My girlfriend, Mother, and I all had different dishes to try. They did not disappoint! I can highly recommend this place just for the experience alone! Though maybe in the warmer months when the setting is even more ideal. Will definitely go back if I am in town again someday!

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n
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Not good. Very average Food And poor service

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a romantic dinner or cozy chit chat with a friend watching people iceskating in Bryant Park. Atmosphere is nice and relaxing, food is delicious, service is fast and friendly. Definitely coming back

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OT
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

the place is showing its age . looks the same as it did 15 years ago . in a bad way . many choices on menu , that could be good an bad . most excellent resturants don't have 30 - 40 choices .quality not quantity makes it . unless your mcdonalds if they have less . the food would be better .the server just was not into being a server . I get it . but that is what you do . example . when a steak frites comes with a mountain of french fries . everyone should know the person eating that meal may want an need ketchup ! instead of me tracking down a bus boy to go get it . price are high . the rent in park .

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