BAAR BAAR

4.4
588 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
**Due to high demand, reservations for Saturday Brunch will only be taken by email. The only time slots available are 11:30AM, 12:00PM, and 2:00PM. Please email brunch@baarbaarnyc.com to book reservations for Saturday Brunch. If you have filled out the BAAR BAAR BRUNCH FORM previously, please indicate that in your inquiry. For any questions, please email or call our restaurant (212-228-1200).**

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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SudeepR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and great food. The sea bass was outstanding.

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vipMariam
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was an awful experience.

1. Our table wasn’t ready, and they placed us in some really awful makeshift indoor/outdoor seating set up that felt like we were eating in the lobby of the office building next door.
2. The food came out cold or was not prepared to be served outside and got cold too quickly and congealed. Indian curry congealed…
3. They had a Halloween party/event that turned the whole place into a club effectively. People were on mics at one point. And there was no notice about that to people who went there just to dine.
4. The service was really awful too. Usually good service can save bad food or bad ambiance, but the servicer was not knowledgeable of allergy substitutions, forgot parts of our order, took a long time to bring things and then brought everything out at once.
5. At the end, I gave feedback about the cold food, and the server became argumentative. I wasn’t asking for anything, i was just sharing a tip because he seemed offended that we asked for the check while most of our dishes remained full and untouched. Instead of just accepting the feedback he came up with excuses.

It’s also not a cheap place to eat and so you would think that you’re paying for the quality and the service, and we got none of that. Our meal was $200 and I would rather have had McDonald’s and enjoyed it…I went here because a friend recommended it and was really excited, but wow, was it all a disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Every dish was outstanding, we tried many dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service.

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vipUniqueCap
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Authentic flavors. Attentive service. Unique items across the length and breadth of India fused with international touches. Drinks over hyped (well presented but flavors not the greatest). Would recommend and repeat. Bengali fish with mustard, saag, gongura chicken, allepey prawns- all incredible. A breath of fresh air compared to the pretentious (and below par on taste and flavor) Sona on 20th St…tried them both in the same week.

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Yum098
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Great music, ambiance. Falls extremely flat in food. Terrible daal makhani-- extremely watery and not cooked through. "Fun" modern indian ideas ended up being non-indian dishes found at American restaurants.

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vipSnowy
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good was just ok. Better Indian food in NYC. Butter chicken lacked flavor and the chicken was dry and over cooked. The short rib curry no flavor. Cauliflower was very good. All in all not worth going back.

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RMAT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We didn’t enjoy being sat in the back corner behind the register because it made us feel closed off from the rest of the restaurant. The food was hit or miss, some items are great and others not so much. Drinks were good but overpriced, as was the food.

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NirupaU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creativity! Well-executed dishes and killer cocktails. The inside vibe is amazing but we love the outdoor space as well!

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Mitali
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The restaurant staff was very accommodating and friendly and made it a great dining experience. Not a typical Indian restaurant as the menu options are unique and they have given every plate a new spin . We ordered baked chicken malai tikka, paneer chili, gangura chicken curry, paneer pinwheel makhini and Kairi mule cocktail. Must try.

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Nsp1
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Absolute worst service I've ever had. Our server was extremely rude, dismissive, inefficient. She didn’t even bring one of the dishes that we ordered after repeatedly asking for it. She was hanging out at a table while we waited an hour for food. We had to go remind her that we had been waiting for half an hour to even take our order. When the Bill came she gave a hard time taking off the dish she simply did not bring us and stormed off. She would even refuse to bring us condiments when we asked. At the end, she added automatic gratuity, on a table of four. Absolute worst experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience4

The restaurant forces you to buy a large entree per person. But they didnt let us know this until we sat down and started ordering food that, it was one of their rules. I just believe they should ask the waiter or before getting seated that this was the case.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was ok but expensive. Service is excellent. Don’t expect OpenTable points.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The drinks were imbalanced and not smooth .. out of the apps only jackfruit cutlet was good .. the other two tuna toastadas and paneer weren’t as good …

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NQQN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

lamb keema and butter chicken keeps me coming back

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IndianJoker
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Waited 3 hours to get food. They were gracious enough to give us free food for the wait but still not making it a good experience at all.

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HiralP
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great place, however the service is super slow even on a non busy night. Our bill was exchanged with another guest as well. So nit sure whats happening even though they were not busy.

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vipJamesB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

As always I enjoyed my visit the manager once again great guy needs a raise, my waitress was very good, I think they had a new guy male my prawn Balcho it wasn't as spicy as the last time I had it, the tuna bhel Excellent as spicy as my mother's food, dahi puri had for the first time it was interesting a little sweet the chocolate rum ball was good a lot of truffles on the kulcha also very good I always enjoy my visit

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vipMarais
France
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was complex, creative and had a balanced level of spiciness. Very nice selection of vegetarian dishes. Wines were not exorbitant by New York standards. The service was attentive and genuinely warm, not obsequious. We will go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The taste changed and the service was poor

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vipLeahS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Baar Baar for restaurant week and it was wonderful. The food was incredible. The atmosphere and aesthetics were nice. The service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice ambiance, OK food and cocktails - can be noisy but overall great service/presentation

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It was frustrating in the beginning because I especially made a reservation to dine indoors but the host told me they can’t accommodate us and we’ve to sit wherever a table is available.

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RichardM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delish food and warm service. Definitely going back!

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Vale
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice decor and ambience. Food was really good. Great restaurant week deal, although my cocktail was definitely overpriced at $17 for an old fashioned. Overall though I would come back with friends.

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Runa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baar Baar is awesome- great, accommodating staff, food is both beautiful & delicious, gorgeous ambiance. Had a great meal & time with friends there!

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Centaurus
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome awesome food! Each dish was so perfect and great. Black Dairy Daal is best in New York. Kolkata Jackfruit Cutlet was absolutely to the point. Dahi Puri is so yum! Drinks were great as well. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ambience was great - food was good - service was ok

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AngieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu choices. enjoy the Carrot Halwa Cake. Servers are professional. Decor is nice and outdoor patio has great air flow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious and the staff was very friendly. The feel of the restaurant was fantastic for dinner with friends.

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Noelle
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was mouth-watering! The quality definitely matched up with the pricepoint. Although we did get the restaurant week special, I would come back again and pay full price for the food. The service was meh, but it was a Friday during restaurant week, so I am not suprised by the wait times. Overall great restaurant, would eat again.

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AANJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The menu is not very elaborate but it is very unique. Fusion cuisine, attractive presentation and very tasty. Recommended.

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PRIYANKA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I absolutely love Baar Baar. The food is amazing. Really cannot find any faults except that one of the hostess was extremely rude. She made us wait for half an hour despite the face that we had a reservation. I literally had to put up a fight in order to be seated. That’s just ridiculous

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Restaurant week menu had good selections, drinks were delicious!

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SB1978
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The cocktails we’re amazing. The restaurant week menu was good. The portions and plating are smaller than most traditional Indian high end restaurants like junoon but the food is good.

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viphahohee
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Restaurant Week menu was diverse and delicious. Lovely flavors and textures. I especially enjoyed the fusion of the entrees. The restaurant ambience with soft lights, steady beat music and artwork makes for a perfect dining environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly staff, ambient atmosphere. Definitely coming back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They didn’t put the candle in the desert like i suggested on the open table app. I think it’s more an issue with open table and their communication with restaurants.

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SB06
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I love this place have come multiple times however the service wasn’t great this time , our server was very not present in the beginning , then rushed us towards the end as didn’t even ask if we wanted dessert . Also some of the staple menu items didn’t taste right upto their usual mark

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Poor service, and AC was not working. Too hot inside.

Good drinks and appetizers.

Biryani - good quality, but flavor profile missed the mark. It was more like a spicy pulav. Definitely some work needed.

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You can order delivery directly from BAAR BAAR using the Order Online button. BAAR BAAR also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. BAAR BAAR also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 228-1200.

BAAR BAAR is rated 4.4 stars by 588 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.