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About Bryant Park Grill

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.

25 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 840-6500

Website:
http://www.bryantparkgrillnyc.com/

Parking Details:
CCMC Parking is located nearby at 13 West 39th Street, they can be reached at 212-768-8038.

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

Executive Chef:
Gadi Weinreich

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for a three course prix fixe traditional Thanksgiving menu with seasonal options. Holiday hours are 12 -9. Adults 85.00/children 42.00 excluding beverage, tax and gratuities. Afterwards visit the Winter Village and skate at the Bryant Park skating rink.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Join us for a traditional three course Christmas dinner overlooking Bryant Park Winter Village and Ice Skating Rink. Holiday hours are 12-9. Adults 85.00, children 42.00, excludes beverages, tax and gratuity.

Private Dining

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.

Bryant Park Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (104)
Great for Outdoor Dining (102)
Great for Lunch (96)
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People Watching (81)
Good for a Date (65)
Business Meals (64)
Pre/post Theatre (62)
Neighborhood Gem (61)
Special Occasion (58)
Casual (56)
Sunday Lunch (51)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Great for Brunch (47)
Good for Groups (42)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Romantic (39)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Fun (35)
Healthy (29)
Seasonal (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (28)
Afternoon Tea (25)
Cozy (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Authentic (23)
Hot Spot (23)
Afternoon Coffee (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Happy Hour (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Late-night Find (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Organic (7)
Vegan (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful gem across from the Bryant Hotel! The combination of flavors in the fig salad was
delightful!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Nice venue for brunch. The holiday market was up and running so that made a nice diversion after. The brunch entrees were decent, but nothing spectacular.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday brunch at Bryant Park Grill. My friend has Eggs Benedict and I had scrambled eggs with three different suasages and we shared the bread basket with 4 different pastries. Our server was friendly and attentive. Definitely make reservations. Our reservations were at 11:30 when the restaurant opened and by the time we left, it was packed. We sat in the enclosed patio and enjoyed the Christmas decorations and a view of the park. Also, it was much quieter than the other side of the restaurant. I'll look forward to returning to this spot next time I get a chance.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great experience from entrance to exit - highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great location, good food, below average service...poorly trained staff.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Great service and equally good food from a wide selection. We had the Moroccan chicken (less North African spice, more lemon) the kalimari and the squid + black ink risotto. The latter of which was fantastic. Good choice of ale / beer on draft and bottle and good wine too. Beautiful setting for a romantic evening by the Bryant Park skate rink.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was good. The wait staff brought the wrong food to the table. The ribeyes were very tough and served cold. The truffle frites were also served cold. We are from the south so maybe New Yorkers just like their steak cold. Would have been a nice view if we were close to a window. Prices seemed reasonable for the portions but not for the overall food flavor. The desserts we ordered were good, though. Overall a disappointing experience. We will definitely try another restaurant next time we are in town.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We called for early reservation at 5:30pm and were told the earliest opening was at 6:15...arrived at 5:45 and were seated immediately. Window table overlooking crowded Bryant Park, gorgeous. After our drinks arrived we ordered, I chose the charred pork chops. Remarkably soon, our entrees arrived. My plate looked delicious, sweet mashed potato, cauliflower, a side of asparagus and chops with great grill marks. I tasted the potato first and it was deliciously sweet, but only slightly warm. Next, the cauliflower, a little mushy, seasoned with cinnamon but cool. I attacked the chop with the butter knife but couldn't cut it. When the waiter passed buy to ask if we liked the meal I asked for a warm-up and steak knife. Hot and carve-able the dinner was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Ambiance, excellent service and the food was very good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Our table was in the holiday tent and was next to a "wall" which made it a very chilly spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

The location was great, the food was good and the service was awful. Could have been a 5 Star.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place for the view and decor. Food was great, except the decaf coffee (which was pricey) had clearly been sitting too long and tasted burnt. Service was a bit inattentive. I do not understand why this restaurant serves cold bread. The butter which is very hard does not melt. Hot bread would be so much better, especially on a cold day!

Tags: Romantic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

My guest ordered the Fish, it was awful and filled with bones. No bread , had to ask for it...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

It's hard to beat the location of this restaurant, tucked away in the park behind the New York Public Library. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The service was pleasant and attentive. The prices were typical for lunch at any decent Manhattan restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This is our annual tradition - the Holiday Fair at Bryant Park and the Bryant Park Grill for lunch. The food is very good as is the service. I had the Bronzino special - it was very good. Actually, everyone enjoyed their appetizers and meals. Lovely place to go at any time, but especially around Christmas.

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·Dined 6 days ago

This is always the go to dining place for me and my son when I come to NYC for a visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I had lunch with friends this week at The Bryant Park Grill. Our food was truly delicious and unique. I would definitely return.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Perfect for quick Sunday Brunch. Waiter was very nice and friendly. Delicious French toast and fresh berries

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Demasiado ruido!!! Pedimos pan y trajeron unos panes frios!!
Para un restaurant de esta clase, debieran ser calientes o tibios al menos

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

As always, very good. I attend for any number of reasons and always am pleased with the service and food.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Ambiance excellent, yet the noise level was high.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The staff was friendly and courteous. The food was good.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great location for a pre-Broadway matinee lunch. Elegant indoor/outdoor space, extensive menu. Prompt service but not rushed. Fun to people-watch from the cafe or have a quieter more elegant venue inside the Grille.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was excellent, we had the Wild Mushroom Ravioli and the Pan Roasted Bronzino, both were excellent. The Ravioli was in a broth like sauce, not cream based so it was light and refreshing, and the Bronzino was cooked to perfection - a little crisp on the edges on a bed spaghetti squash - amazing!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent in everything! The food was fabulous and the service was Amazing!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I hosted a business/reunion get-together lunch, and could not have been happier with the location of the restaurant, the table assigned to us which was at the back of the restaurant, a bit out of the way from the main dining room which was nice as it was almost as if we had our own room. The lunch menu selection was excellent; there was something for everyone! Our server, Jessi, was attentive, professional, cheerful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend the Bryant Park Grill for a business or friend get-together and look forward to returning soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, People Watching, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Fun
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had a business meeting and a party of 6 and hadn't dined inside at BPG for a long time. It's a very beautiful restaurant in a beautiful location and the food was still excellent (we had the salmon, various salads and the burger) but the tables are very close together and the acoustics are terrible -- it was very, very loud and very difficult to hear anyone other than the person closest to you. Our server was nice and the service was moderate - although hampered by the very tight tables. The food came quickly. Birds do fly overhead even inside, but there was no accident in our case.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was our first experience and it was a very pleasant and tasty. I had not expected such a large space to be cozy but it was and the welcome was friendly and efficient. One had the imoression that we were expected, a nice feeling. Our table was well located away from th entrance on a "banquette". The Calamars were excellent and with the before dinner drinks the crab cake delicious. Portions were substantial! The champagne was not very fizzy but the glass was generously filled and the rose was good. For our main courses we ordered Raviolis with Mushrooms and Braised Beef with couscous. Every dish came with enough greens or vegetables: this not only gives the plates more color but definitely a healthier and elegant look. Not of sweet tooth, we skipped desserts. It was a very pleasant dining experience to be renewed when in that neighborhood, busy ,yet quiet at the GRILL.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent service and reasonable prices for the quality of the food and the ambiance. The park itself, and all that goes on out there, adds to the experience. Very relaxed atmosphere, you are not rushed.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always excellent service and food. Holiday time is especially nice as you are overlooking the skating rink and holiday market. Great for lunch, and drinks. For business meetings, it can be a little noisy, but once the lunch crowd thins out, it's fine. Make a reservation ahead of time, the restaurant is often booked for private parties.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food- enjoyed the ambiance being outside! Waiter was lovely- he made sure u was taken care of!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great location - Decent food (it's really the scene and location you're going for) - The biggest issue is the noise level, makes it impossible to talk without screaming. Big issue.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I had pork belly sliders which were okay. My SO had a salad that was good but the lemon chicken entree was subpar 80s style food. Chicken pounded out served with mushy, oily fries and a couple of lemon slices on top. Prices were not bad but not good for that chicken plate. Waiter was good but service from the kitchen was hysterically bad. Stone faced man brusquely offered one word (Pepper?) and was not personable or approachable. Ambiance was great - atrium in Bryant park I just wish it felt more cozy than a wedding reception set up. Wouldn’t go back and wouldn’t recommend unless you miss 80s style plates of food and flavor (as in minimal flavor)

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

Bryant Park grill is a pretty standard restaurant for the several block radius around GCT: standard food, standard service, slightly above standard atmosphere, standard high prices. The service is always a bit disappointing -- never as graceful or sophisticated as the scene. But it's a solid business lunch bet, and it's a great location if the weather permits a short stroll around Bryant Park after. Don't rush to go but don't shy away if you need a basic, nice meal in that area.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very relaxed and we were easily able to visit! The Miso Cod was insanely good! Can't wait to go back to try other dishes!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was good, nice atmosphere!
Food was good, nice variety of offerings.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I met my son for Sunday lunch and I loved it! The bartender was great..food was great..our server was so sweet!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Only negative was they were out of the first two things we tried to order! Perfect other than that!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed the food but our waiter disappeared after he gave the drinks to everyone but me . I was totally finished my meal by the time he got it after asking two other employees for my drink,

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Location and ambience is hard to beat. The Menu looks impressive but the execution needs improvement. Presentation is impressive, serving is generous and the spectrum of taste and flavor is a remarkable improvement from previous experience. However the charred porkchop whilst flavorful was hard to the bite and overcooked. the ginger shrimp appetizer has great flavor but the shrimp itself is rubbery - sign of overcooked, the cauliflower risotto, great flavor but watery - poor execution of recipe - poor prep of cauliflower hence the watery dish. I love this place -the location is fantastic, the staff gives great service .

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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