BAAR BAAR

4.4
610 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
**For Brunch, if a certain time slot is unavailable online or for groups of 10 or more, please email Brunch@baarbaarnyc.com. There may be some availability.**

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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vipSilverCup
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent! The owner is delightful, I highly recommend BaarBaar!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a really fun take on modern Indian food. There’s some really great Indian inspired cocktails as well! Absolutely loved the food! You can’t go wrong.

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Matt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very helpful staff! Would definitely recommend.

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Jason
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The atmosphere is festive and has a great bar. The staff is very nice and the food is excellent. Try the delicious vegetable Biryani!

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S5555
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place, the food and ambiance are perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Restaurant taking too many reservations and seating the people in the patio with the overhead heater. Ridiculous ambiance for $600 dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Too loud for conversation

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Charlie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Front door hostess was not cooperative and rude. Everything else was nice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The food was ok. Dinner menu was def much better . The singer was not great for a Saturday brunch. Brunch menu puts a lot of restrictions on ordering with limited options for sides

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Ranumura
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good

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Shahnaz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall food was good - some items we ordered were under salted e.g. beef short rib small plate. Ambience is nice/trendy and service was great.

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Soosh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not worth the money!!! Baar Baar's word of mouth far overshadows the actual experience of a paying customer. When asked about allergies, the staff had no idea and mistakenly recommended foods on the menu. They were out of almost all non-alcoholic drinks in the peak of their brunch hour. The dancing and the music was fun, but the man singing karaoke would get very very loud - should just stop. It is a minimum $40/person which does not get you huge portions. Overrated and not a fantastic dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Fancy concept but the food was no better than a mediocre takeout place.

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vipJackieS
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place if you like Indian. Nice vibe and friendly service. Food was a bit heavy for my liking but comes with the Indian food choice overall. Plates are small and a good night out!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My husband and I, ate their tonight. By the time we reached home .. my husband started feeling stomach ache and felt uneasy. Also the food did not feel fresh and the roti we ordered was cold first time and we asked them to replace it.

The price is not at all worth for the portions and food taste is very average. Also, the thing that surprised me - we had to pay for chutney!! (Which I hope to get it with my appetizer)

Overall, the experience did not meet our expectations.

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NicholasH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Baar Baar was great! The food was all good and the service was efficient. I didn’t find anything to be obviously superior to other good Indian restaurants, including less expensive Indian restaurants, which is why I rated Baar Baar as 4 stars (and not 5 stars).

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vipJamesB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always I had the pork belly which has a good sweet and sour thing going for it which is decent the prawn balcho was cooked well and the short rib curry was very rich the Lagan nu custard was nice light way to end my meal nice to see chef sujan sarkar present the 2 humans next to me complained about their level 0 chicken being spicy I suppose if you are a proper Asian you will enjoy the food but desire more spice if you are white and think salt is too spicy for you then every non desert item on the food menu is too much for you, coming to an Indian food place and complaining about spicy food is like going to a french bistro asking for bernaise sauce with no butter

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The small plates were fantastic! Decent service and great ambience

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JennyL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

One of the worst dining experiences we've had. We were served old lamb and after talking to the server, they didn't do anything to remedy the situation. All food, quality and quantity were terrible.

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vipLydia
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

My brother told me this restaurant was one of the best Indian restaurants he'd ever been to, so my boyfriend and I went. The food was...awful. It came out within 2 minutes and hardly seemed cooked. I wonder if the head chef has left or something.

The cocktails were bad too. I ordered an old fashioned and it tased like straight whiskey on ice.

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AJay
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had made a reservation and got there at the time we chose, but were told that there were no tables available. We were told we could sit outside, so we had to sit outside in the cold or wait 30+ minutes for our ALREADY RESERVED table. The drinks were great - We loved the kairi mule.
Then the main course arrived. The server told us one plate could easily be shared by two people, but the portion sizes were TINY.
In summary, I would not go back here again. 2/10 experience.

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KITKAT
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful night watching Diwali being celebrated. The service was great despite the large parties
being served. Cuisine was excellent. Our table shared several small bites and each person had a main course.
Thank you again Baar Baar for and excellent evening.

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SudeepR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMariam
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
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 on October 23, 2021
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.

JB
vipJamesB
New York Area
15 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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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 610 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.