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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

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

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

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (115)
Scenic View (105)
Great for Outdoor Dining (82)
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Special Occasion (80)
People Watching (79)
Good for a Date (71)
Business Meals (69)
Great for Brunch (65)
Neighborhood Gem (64)
Pre/post Theatre (62)
Sunday Lunch (59)
Casual (56)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Good for Groups (50)
Romantic (43)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Fun (42)
Seasonal (41)
Cozy (34)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
Afternoon Tea (25)
Healthy (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Authentic (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Afternoon Coffee (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Organic (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vegan (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Sports (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 hours ago

This place needs an overhaul. Everything was tired from the drab hostess that greeted us, to the rushed service and lackluster fare. I could have overlooked most of it but the food was disappointing and it’s really gone downhill. The short ribs were Luke warm at best and no veg with couscous (strange). wild mushroom ravioli was pasty and served in a bed of whitish sauce with a few strands of spinach, edamame, and under cooked tomato the end effect was a mess of mushy squares floating around in a strange glop, salmon was again not hot and under seasoned and the pork chop was tough. Won’t be back:

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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Thank the hostess who found us a table despite my making a reservation on the wrong day. The waitress was attentive despite having large tables to deal with. The food was delicious, portions large. My only complaint was the noise level was high but only due to one table who were clearly partying. Since it is the holiday season it really can't be avoided.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The park setting is beautiful but that is about all I can say that is positive. The restaurant is extremely noisy, so don’t hope to have a conversation unless you like to scream. The crispy calamari was soggy, the French fries were soggy, and the chicken Paillard was tough and dry, though it tasted good. Worse, the server was curt and completely lacking in friendliness or charm. You are there for the scenery, that’s it.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

My go to place when meeting someone in midtown.

Sometimes can be a bit too noisy. Not cheap, but Bryant Park is a lot of fun around the holidays

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Delightful at Christmas season, pleasant ambiance and good food. Excellent for a special lunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service only disappointment was the over prices cocktails served by a rude bar man from a bottle! Not even made by hand waste of money.

Waitress amazing and food beautiful

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very, very poor service. There was mold on our bread, we never received water, we were pushed to bar seating because the restaurant couldn’t accommodate our reservation. They were busy, but I expect to be treated better when dining out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great ambiance, delicious food, phenomenal view. Our waitress could not have been more perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Bryant Park Grill delivered an impeccable service from beginning to end. Appetizers were very tasty (bread trio is fantastic). Unfortunately cocktails and entrees aren't their fortè despite of multiple options on their menu. Cocktails poorly presented. Every entree from our table from sea food to steak were simply basic without any signature flavor and poorly presented. This is a place about ambience and nothing else.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It was CRAZY the day I was there. Although our server was very kind, we didn't get one of our entrees as ordered and had to wait an additional 10 minutes for the one we had ordered. And, most importantly, the chicken was under cooked and not edible. Our server took that off of our final bill, but it was icky. I think it was too crowded and too busy to get anything quite right.

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

I had many business lunches and dinners during over the past 15 years and returned to NYC on vacation. The food and service was excellent and seeing the park during the holidays was the best. After 10 years the Hostess still remembered me for those years. A special place for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server was sweet, albeit not very attentive when we got there. My daughter had the ravioli and she loved it. I had the filet and it was dry .... definitely not worth the price. We sat in the terrace or whatever that area is called in the tent - the chairs are super uncomfortable - the kind you sit in at a wedding reception. By the end, our server was excellent... perhaps she just was overwhelmed when we got there? She overheard me talking to my daughter about her birthday trip and put a candle in her dessert which was sweet. Also I got to watch a man propose to his girlfriend which has nothing to do with the restaurant but it was fun!!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We had my wife's birthday dinner at Bryant Park Grill. Salads, soup, various dinner entrees, and dessert were all very good. We had two excellent bottle of wine - pricing on wine is perhaps a little high, but not crazy. Food prices were normal for an excellent restaurant. It's a festive setting with large windows looking out onto Bryant Park. Chairs in the indoor dining room were comfortable (note that chairs in tent area are banquet chairs - not recommended). We were concerned about the possibility of noise, but it was moderate. Service was peasant and professional.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

We sat outside in the tented area. It was very pretty, beautiful Christmas tree. The food was good, we had salmon and monk fish. The service was the only negative, very slow and inattentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We were in NYC visiting from Western NY. We chose Bryant Park Grill for Brunch and to catch up with a friend who lives nearby. We shopped and people watched at the holiday shops. Brunch was delicious with good healthy food and generous portion. Service was prompt and and attentive. Dining room was booming, it's the holidays everyone is celebrating. Overall wonderful experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was our 2nd trip to New York and our second visit to the Bryant Park Grill. The ambience, food and service are all top notch. We will certainly be back on our next trip

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 6 days ago

My entree was over $40 but we couldn't get warm bread rolls for the table. Our server who never provided her name informed us it is their standard practise to serve cold bread rolls. Food is decent but nothing I would return for. In my opinion it is overpriced.

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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful setting good atmosphere good varied menu food well prepared and presented. Nice staff good wine list. Highly recommended

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

overpriced food that doesn't taste well, service inconsistent.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

I met with a friend I hadn't seen in 40 years! The food was good, the service excellent, the waitress was so accommodating but, being that it is the holiday season it was noisy. Other than that, I would recommend the Bryant Park Grill to friends.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The atmosphere was so nice. Beautifully decorated for Christmas and the food was excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

It was a lovely way to jump start the Holiday Season. The venue was equal to the wonderful company I was with!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I have been dining here for years and my meal and that of my companions (4 in total) was disappointing. Food pretty much sucked

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I had looked forward to eating at the Grill. It was definitely worth the wait.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had an enjoyable stroll around the Holiday market followed by a very solid meal. I particularly enjoyed my coconut noodle soup. The service was excellent. The location is great.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The service and food were great. Look forward to coming again and again! Works for me in all seasons - and the folks who wait on me are terrific. Thanks. Janet

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The restaurant was outstanding. We were celebrating a special birthday and unfortunately, we were sat next to a table with several very out of hand young children despite that there many other empty tables that would have lead to a quieter, more comfortable experience. I wish the atmosphere of this adjacent table had been noticed and we had been seated elsewhere to celebrate our occasion, but the food and service was otherwise incredible.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great atmosphere with delicious food. It is a festive area with the Christmas stores and ice skating rink. It is a bit pricey though but expected in the mist of such a tourist spot.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Staff was overwhelmed and service was awful. Food is decent. You are paying for atmosphere and location. This is a touristy place, but still fun to visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food, service and decor all excellent! Our server Stephen was phenomenal! So attentive and friendly!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We love the vibe at Christmastime for our annual brunch. Eggs were cold, coffee was good, waiter was professional and attentive. No surprises.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolutely blown away by the food, selection and service. Impeccable service (even though they were clearly in the midst of brunch rush), delicious food (so perfectly prepared and presented!), and drink. We will be back soon. Thank you for making our first anniversary so magical :)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was not worth the price. The dessert luckily made up for the meal. Great location and we did have fun, but I would not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went to dinner here with My Wife and my 2yr old Son, great food and ambiance. My son is used to going out a lot so no issues there, he enjoyed the fries and ice cream. The Bryant Park Seafood dish was great, not heavy with just the right amount of butter and they did not skimp on the lobster, diver scallops or shrimp. Decent wine list as well. I would definitely recommend if you in the area for holiday shopping. Staff was quick and friendly!

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had great service and meal! Server went out of her way to describe entrees and answer questions

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

With the winter market outside the restaurant was very busy and noisy. Nice place good food high prices especially for drinks.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We waited 15 minutes for someone to take our order, and then the order was incorrect. Not at all what I remember of
this establishment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I loved the Mediterranean plate on the brunch menu. It's a ton of food, and all delicious. But my only issue is that it is served with multigrain toast, which isn't the best fit with dips and cheeses. I think pita slices or flatbread would work so much better. Our server, Andrew, was wonderful, friendly, and didn't seem to mind that we sat at the table for hours.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We come here every year for Christmas time brunch after ice skating and shopping at Bryant Park. It is always beautifully decorated for the holidays and the food is always wonderful.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Bland food, too noisy to talk. Duck confit cold and disappointing. Trying to be too much without delivering.

Tags: Seasonal
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