BAAR BAAR

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344 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch Ambience is amazing
Food options for vegetarians were descent as well. Enjoyed the live music performance by the band Neel

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Just dessert took longer than expected

ND
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was AMAZING! I loved it here. Only bad thing about it was that I didn't stay longer!

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We fell in love with everything

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Slow & disorganized service, wrong items on the bill, called the manager but they sent a junior staff member. Plates were not cleared on time, nobody came around for us to order more drinks. Place felt very unwelcoming.

RA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing brunch experience and lovely atmosphere!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A high energy experience with unique food and presentation! Baar Baar was recommended by a friend and we were so happy to have tried it. Our group had never experienced creativity and flavor in this food category. From the small plates to the mains and the hip atmosphere this will definitely be on our list to recommend and visit again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Terrible hosts

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was very poor and not accommodating. We were on time for our reservation and asked to be seated near the bar. The restaurant was relatively empty but still we were denied. Also, they came and picked up our plates at 1:59 - it was a 2 hour sitting time but the mannerisms were very aggressive and rude. Food was mediocre and the mimosas were extremely weak. Overall very disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was at best mediocre.Standard food like the Dal was prepared in a sub standard manner that made it sweet. The butter chicken seemed to be prepared in a similar gravy. Chicken 65 was the favorite of the whole lot that we ordered.

They don't seem to have the basics down. What is supposed to be fusion is actually sub par standard Indian fare.

Special mention to the server who threw dishes with a loud bang on the table while quickly yelling out the name of the dish. Baar baar was advertised as a fine indian but at best serves like a college canteen.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and they were very understanding and helpful with one of our group’s gluten allergy. We were able to eat and share almost everything on the menu.

HP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Modern-contemporary indian dishes served in a chic and sceney ambiance. Fun for a night out!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food as always!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience5

We’ve been to Baar Baar over 10 times in the last year and this has been our worst experience. The naan had stone particles in it. We bit into hard particles on both our plain and garlic naan. Not acceptable for a restaurant that costs ~$150 for a 2 person meal. Although we had open table reservation, it took them over 20 minutes to get us seated.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Amazing service in a beautiful space. Great for groups.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Eaten here before and always love the food. This time I was disappointed because the music was so loud conversation was impossible. This hasn’t been a problem before, if it continues I will not be going back.

NS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Amazing food. Cute ambiance. The service is lacking a wee bit of attentiveness... but it could just be because my recent experiences have been on Sundays and I drink my wine faster than the average person :). All in all, a fantastic restaurant!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Everything from being seated to being served took far too long despite reservations and the servers were nice but I think they were short staffed/overworked which took everything doubly long to get done.
The hosts were just plain rude every time you asked them a question.
The food was good as always.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When a friend or a co worker ask me let’s meet for dinner. I can’t think of any other place better than BAAR BAAR..

VI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Disappointed this time around. Was looking forward to our re-visit, food was good but service was lacking. First brought the wrong cocktail and then forgot one of the small plates which was brought with dinner with no apology or explanation. Definitely was not as good as previous visit.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and it was amazing

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had an Indian dining experience like Baar Baar. The chicken 65 was the softest, most tender fried chicken I’ve ever had, and loaded with spice and flavor. The lamb dish with bread is also a must. Drinks are unusual but good, and the service was attentive and helpful.

C
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BAAR BAAR was a wonderful dining experience. A truly innovative & eclectic approach to Indian cuisine. If you adore Indian cuisine & wish to step out of the box, then Baar Baar is the right place. The oysters, the prawns & most of all the divine pork belly will have you drooling & coming back with friends. I want to come back to experience the Bollywood Brunch one weekend! I highly recommend this gastro jewel in the East Village. You will be not be disappointed.
Carolina
Brooklyn, NY

KG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent food! Every dish was interesting and had amazing flavoring, even the cocktails were unique and flavorful. Some dishes are a little hot, if you are sensitive to that. The chili prawns for example set my mouth on fire, but at the same time were super tasty. We will order fewer dishes next time as the 5 small dishes ended up being a lot of food for two people, so next time we'll keep it simpler. Service was great. We will definitely be back!

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Went for Brunch all ordered food came out cold. No value for the $35 / person. Great if you have been constipated for a few days this will clear you out $100 wasted #smh never again.

FL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here ! Great food Ambience , service
We will be back soon .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

D
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was amazing. Food was yummy and interesting and the staff were very friendly. I will differently come again

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

our waiter was very unfriendly and not chatty or smiling at all. We tipped her 20% nonetheless. Two people at the check in were quite unpleasant and arrogant as well. Food was excellent and other service staff were excellent too.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunday brunch was fantastic. Live entertainment was an added bonus. I found the special priced at $35 to be reasonable with many nonalcoholic drink choices.

NY
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We went to Baar Baar after reading the good reviews. We ordered the following and my comments are:
1. Piquillo Pepper and inion Kulcha: bland and could not understand which taste bud was it trying to hit
2. Lamb keema: very good
3. Chilli garlic prawn: very good but needed a little more salt and kick
4. Red snapper: absolutely bland, was not even seasoned well, just did not taste fresh. It was a big disappointment.
5. Chutneys: ok

Concept of small plates is great.

Cocktails are good and they are trying to experiment. Service was very good. The server was very attentive and gave some good suggestions. We had to wait for them to open after lunch and it could be that we were there for early dinner. We spent about $150 for 2.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambience! They have some really interesting cocktails

R
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good Sunday brunch with live music. The music added to the ambience.
Not cheap

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s a good ambience but brunch menu is very limited . Wish there were more small plate options .

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good... today it was Bollywood dance theme at brunch so we had to sit at patio as they don’t allow kids.

t
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Loud but with a nice ethnic vibe. Food was innovative though still average. One and done.

8
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We, a party of three, went as part of restaurant week. We all had to order off the RW menu which was disappointing as one of us was a vegetarian and he wanted something a la carte. That being said, we shared our appetizers -CAULIFLOWER KOLIWADA, POTATO TIKKI, and LAMB KEEMA HYDERABADI. The lamb was exceptional. The PANEER PINWHEEL as a main course for our veggie friend was just ok. Butter Chicken is usually boring but it was what appealed to the two of us who were not veg and it was very tasty. Service was friendly and we were allowed to linger over dessert. We recommend and will return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Interesting and delicious vegetarian menu.