BAAR BAAR

4.6
249 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian
Baar Baar, a reimagining of the Indian love affair with all things spirited. A first of its kind Indian Gastro Bar that will challenge your perception of the subcontinent.

Join us for this journey with India-inspired cocktails that pay homage to our beginnings and modern interpretation of regional Indian Cuisine crafted by Chef Sujan Sarkar.
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

It is nice upscale Indian restaurant with lot flare; it is worth trying once at lest.

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Appetizers were good, Main course was okay for vegetarians.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was not all what it was hyped to be

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Shoutout to Sacha for always taking such good care of us!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was Meh at best, stay away. They serve papad with hummus, probably the weirdest combo EVER!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister was visiting from Melbourne, Australia and i went with my girlfriends for night out. The cocktail drinks were awesome and v reasonably priced. I had a mocktail and the bartender who made my drink did an extraordinary job. The food was amazing as well. Rajeev who introduced himself as the owner was a nice gentleman and even offered us some complimentary on the house small plates while we were waiitng for our table. They went above and beyond to make our experience a great one! Thank you to everyone.😊 They also have live DJ for saturday brunch and live music for sunday brunch. Definitely coming back with my husband for brunch!!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They kept us waiting 20min for a table but made up for it with a free glass of Champagne. Very sincere and happy staff who make you feel welcome from the moment you step into this restaurant. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Will definitely return to try some of the other dishes!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Upscale Indian eatery with a well heeled south Asian clientele

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1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing time!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! Never had a disappointing experience, amazing food, great ambiance, incredible staff!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Todo exquisito, mi plato un poco picante pero abundante.

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New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lived up to its hype- traditional Indian with a twist of modernity. Tenderest octopus ever, green pea& mint kulcha great flavor and texture, the avocado added a nice twist to raita, the paneer pinwheel entre was a bit flat - leathery texture on the outer skin of the cheese, desserts were modest portion but well executed and not overly sweet.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We had brunch reservations. The food was okay. Chicken kulcha was good, but the macaroni was bland and could have used more seasoning. We got the rum punch, which I thought would be a very fruity drink, but it seemed like it had coconut milk or something in it, which made it milky - not my favourite. However, the service was great and the ambience was phenomenonal.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

They only gave half our order because they said the kitchen was busy. Very bad customer service

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great music but too loud for servers and guests

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food

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JB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and cocktails and the service was outstanding. Definitely returning...

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Name day // live music, awesome drinks, best Indian food and great hints of the service !

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Went for Valentine’s Day with a reservation made weeks in advance. Got a seat right next to the door which was open quite a bit (really cold and windy). Without asking, the hostess came over and asked if we wanted to sit somewhere else, we said sure. She took us to the back bar area where the blue bench is. Bad idea, the bench is really high up and you have to bend quite a bit at your waist to eat. The server was not happy at all. We understood, it happens. Despite us trying to be friendly and understanding he was still rude and inattentive... not just to us but to every table he was serving. Went about an hour after everything had been cleared from the table to get the check despite asking and confirming multiple times that we wanted the check.

To finish with a positive, the food was incredible. Would definitely go back again if we had better service.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Been there twice, once in a big group and the other time a smaller one. The experience has been great both times with respect to service, food & drinks and ambience. The menu has enjoyed choices without giving you too much choice and the food is delightful. The cocktails are strong and always leave me happily buzzed. Would definitely recommend this place for good Indian fusion food and a nice time in general.

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KR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I was very excited to try Baar Baar, but honestly the experience was disappointing. Portions were incredibly tiny, even by tapas standards, and none of the dishes were memorable. Service and cocktails were outstanding, but I definitely won't be back.

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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot!! Food and drinks both were great. Definitely will recommend this place.

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VP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Creative and something for everyone. A fun place to go, buzzy but you can hear the people across from you.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Inspite of many unoccupied tables , we were seated right across the kitchen , with view , noise and strong aroma of Indian food . I requested another table , the hostess was not very accommodating , said " Either you get that table or the one right next to the welcome booth". Seeing my displeasure , another male employee( thankfully) jumped in and gave us a table of three near the window. I understand if it was full , and If I had no reservation , but this is not acceptable when the place is empty. The bartenders were not very pleased when my friend requested a ' happy hour menu". The drink was watered down ( as we barely tasted any alcohol) . In addition, he was given $10 less in change and then he had to go back and request for the deficit . This was my third time in BAAR BAAR and my experience is not the same as the first time. On a positive note , our server was excellent and food was great.

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried this place for restaurant week with my boyfriend. Vibe is great for date night. It is ap hip Indian place with great fusion takes on traditional dishes. Their chicken 65 and butter chicken are to die for. If you like sweet alcoholic drinks, I recommend their kaira mule. Their halwa is also delicious dessert option.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a fun and lovely meal here! We went during restaurant week on a seemingly busy night and had to wait a bit to be seated for our reservation (30 min). But, a yummy meal, vibrant atmosphere and (most importantly) my company made it a night to remember. Overall, good.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was above all I could have expected. We arrived early for our reservation and was seated right away. Decided on a whim to come here for restaurant week and was blown away by everything this restaurant had to offer.

The first course I got a friend cauliflower dish that was decadent, the lightness of the dip plus the friend cauliflower, great combo. Followed by a lovely sea bass, seafood dish - the seafood was tender, and the sauce was complex and slightly sweet. Last curse was a “chocolate ball” consisting of mouse, cake and a hard shell - rich and creamy.

Cocktail, I got a bourbon drink that had a great balance. The staff was attentive and friendly, even the own asked about my meal 10/10 would return

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for restaurant week - wish they included naan or rice just as apart of the meal and not one of the sides, most Indian places give you rice automatically. Good was good

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HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very flavorful and authentic. However, the portion sizes were way too small, especially the main courses. I am not sure if it is a factor of it being restaurant week but the value was terrible.

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SH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place! amazing food! Would go again and recommend

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HV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Myself and some friends went for restaurant week. The place was packed and the only thing that suffered was service. They could’ve used a couple more servers. Aside from that, and the somewhat curt waitress, everything was great. The drinks, we tried 4 different ones, were all tasty and complimented the food well. Everything we ate was delicious, and we recommend saving room for dessert which is usually a pass for our group, but both restaurant week dessert offerings were beyond expectations. Normally restaurants treat this item as a throwaway, usually punting with sorbets or panna cotta. This offering was thoughtful and complex. Our particular waitress needed improvement. We needed to ask her if we could order, she didn’t check in during service, and we had to have the host run her down twice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great ambience.

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1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good experience and amazing food

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice venue, beautifully presented dishes and very good food overall.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful decor, i highly recommend it.

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RB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All great. Second time there. Love the space. Love the food. One consistent complaint. The Host. Didn’t catch his name. He has a beard. Not very hospitable or friendly. In person or on the phone. Waiters are fantastic every time! Get rid of this host and things would be perfect!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Poor experience overall. Food arrived very late. Drinks came after the appetizer.

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VH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The waitress was rude. Towards the end when we were having our deserts, one of the employee said that we should wrap up because there are other people waiting. I have never experienced that at a nice place like that. We ended up spending ~$700 including tips between 5 of ya and I don’t think that’s the kind of experience you want for this amount of money. I complained the person at the front desk and the person didn’t care much either.

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MV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious and fun but it's a huge spot with lots of parties and the volume goes hand in hand with that.

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FK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and it’s not everyday I give an establishment 5 stars.

I love Indian food - everything I tasted was leveled up but remained authentic.

Best waiter ever, his service was perfect

Just recommended this place to a friend today actually

Will be back!

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