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For 2
Sun, 2/25
11:30 PM
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Bryant Park Grill

4453 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Lunch
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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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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.
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

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.

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What 4453 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined a day ago

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

vipDiningDan (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

PenningtonPop (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was great but it was a little loud!

Rudy (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

always consistently good

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

3.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

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!

Artsy1 (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

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