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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Center Bar

4.3
100 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Quick Bite
  • Scenic View
  • Pre/post Theatre
Welcome to Center Bar, an elegant restaurant, wine bar, and cocktail lounge, offering a sophisticated selection of savory and sweet small plates that draw on the flavors of the world, with an emphasis on the Mediterranean. Center Bar's menu is prepared to order in a display kitchen under the direction of Chef Michael Lomonaco, whose neighboring Porter House New York has established itself as on of the city's leading modern steakhouses.

Chef Lomonaco's celebrated cuisine is complemented by an 80-bottle wine list of extraordinary fine wines and champagnes from around the world curated by Wine Director Brad Nugent, and a definitive selection of classic cocktails created and adapted by master bartender James Moreland.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation

Monday & Tuesday 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Wednesday 4:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday 12:00pm-12:00am, Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 823-9500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Michael Lomonaco
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine
What 100 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.9
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEastsider (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Center Bar is a great place for drinks and small plates. The food is good and attractively presented and the setting and view are lovely. It's a welcome convenience for a quick drink in a peaceful and attractive setting. The live piano is an added plus.

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vipmipg (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great view! Not so good by any other standard (food or drinks)

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vipdarcysings (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Their pisco sours... and all cocktails are above delicious... and we crave the grilled cheese sandwich..... it is over the top tasty.

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vipJS68 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We had reservations at 6pm on Christmas eve. When we arrived we were told the kitchen closes at 6pm. We were taken back, between the restaurant and open table, so you not believe this is something to be known when you book reservations? I have never booked a reservation to sit at a bar and drink. Very confusing.. once we showed our concerns, the staff allowed us to order food very quickly I might add. I do not think we will return.

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vipEastsider (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

A great place to go for drinks and small plates. Shrimp, cheese and toasts are all delicious. The piano is an added treat and the view is wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Grilled cheese is amazing ! Delicious home made chips ! Must order !

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OpenTable Diner (Wales)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Hostess was extremely rude. Plenty of spare tables and she advised a 30 minuet wait. I then booked a table online in front of her and she sat us straight away. We ordered drinks and there was lipstick on the glasses! We had high expectations and were extremely let down!

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vipluvnyc (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

as a general rule, I love small plates, and the small menu offerings here all terrific. They range from good to outstanding. So even though the service is never that great – hard to get the waiters' attention, often have to ask for things twice - and it's a bit pricey for the quantity, the bill isn't is outrageous and the food is excellent and keeps me back in spite of being far away. must haves are the kale-duck confit salad and the grilled cheese.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Friendly and professional staff. They perfectly honored our special request.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

Wonderful place! Our waitress Wen was so friendly and energetic, my friend and I had a terrific time. I have already recommended the bar to others as a great place to meet after work with an amazing view.

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melindab (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding
Good before any event being held at time warner centet

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vipGaltDines (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Brief, pleasant spot to “whet the whistle” and have a small dish before a show or to plot strategy before moving on with dinner theatre. Catch your breath - and have a snort while looking at the slow moving red lights of traffic on Columbus Circle.

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Dave (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Very very limited menu. Nice for a snack. Not dinner

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Thom (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

Loved the grilled cheese
Expensive but great time was had by all
Great service

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vipRobertChoi (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

If it was 10% cheaper it would be more ideal. Overall reasonable but it's in the middle of the Columbus Circle mall @ $20 a drink.

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