BAAR BAAR

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395 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server and food was so great!

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vipJayR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Outdoor seating worked great even in the rain.

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DevansiV
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there for a 6pm dinner reservation to sit on the side of the restaurant near the privacy hedges. It was still pretty quiet there so I made an early reservation because I know exactly how busy they get from getting consistent take out from them.

Food, as expected, was PHENOMENAL. my boyfriend and I got drinks, I got the Amrud which is a guava cocktail with chili and he got a scotch. Our appetizer was the Potato tikki with fried kale and omg I wish I could eat that every day!

Our dinner was paneer and butter chicken. My boyfriend doesn’t like spicy food so they did their best to make it mild and suggest mild options to him.

Flavor of the food was amazing and his chicken was extremely tender.

Our server was kind and prompt.

Will be eating here forever— till death do us part.

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vipSusanW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baar Baar does outdoor dining wonderfully! The food is as excellent as ever, the staff as lovely as ever and the seating well spaced.

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MiaB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch at Baar Baar is very good with $5 brunch cocktails. There is nice outdoor seating under the shade (a tent) and there were plenty of options on the menu. The staff were very nice and the food was delicious.

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vipStarkK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great welcoming staff, great cocktails

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vipLalithaR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First dinner out since the pandemic. The restaurant staff was very helpful, accommodating and friendly and made it a great dining experience overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations on Opentable 2 hours prior to dining. Beautiful building and although no indoor dining, the indoor ambiance was modern, sleek & sexy! Lots of social distancing, staff wearing masks? Constant cleaning and overall clean premises. Staff was very friendly upon arrival and throughout the dining. Plenty of patio dining for a cool NYC summer evening. Immediately, you can smell the aromas of the food, and we knew the food was about to be fire! We ordered the following: (large plates) vegetable biryani, butter chicken, prawn curry, (small plate) cauliflower, rice & cheese naan. Our server (Mona) recommenced half of our entrees and boy, was she the expert! The food arrived promptly, fantastic presentation, you can smell the butter from both the butter chicken and the naan (heaven), and the prawn curry sauce had a hint of coconut which was delicious! I ate so much I forgot about dessert and unfortunately didn’t have room. We also ordered the cocktails: kairi mule and sour (what beautiful cocktails) with great taste! Absolutely loved it here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent interpretation of Indian food.

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AnkurS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

good ambiance, mediocre food

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NadiaS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Definitely returning for brunch. Did the no alcohol pre-fixe and the drinks were great - didn't expect that. Sat at the beautiful bar and the bartender was great. I thought the music was a bit too loud and they had a lot of sound difficulties but otherwise it's a great place and I'll be back.

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TheZis
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been here before about 2 years ago, so this review will be based on these two experiences. Service and ambience were great. Food was not as solid as our previous experience. While the variety of flavors were well balanced, the portions were smaller and the attention to detail was missing. Cheese and jalapeño naan was way too spicy and the replacement dish was bland and scanty. The menu continues to offer creative gourmet Indian food, so we may have had a bad night. We will give it another chance.

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RooftopBarFan
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing!

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TinaCrownHeights
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent flavors, an interesting cocktail and wine list, and eager-to-please servers made for an very enjoyable dinner.

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NeelyP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and very modern! Cute place! Servers were very attentive since we had the first slot brunch reservation. Servers shouldn’t wipe down the table if one person is still eating. Food is great with a twist. Small portions for the price, but I guess you pay for the experience.

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Thaker
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visited for Dinner.

Overrated. Nothing amazing. Too much noise. Not for family dining.

Food was tasty but very expensive. Between the table space is too tight.

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AbhishekK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for couples and Baar baar crammed all the couples in one area so close we were able to hear the conversations of the other couples.
The food quantity was really bad they only gave two pieces of naans and a little rice for two big pots of curry.
The overall experience was so bad I won’t ever recommend it to anyone else ever because they charge so much and the ambiance and the food quantity is not nearly good infact it’s really bad.
I have been to baar baar several times for brunches and it was good and the pricing was good too. But I took my girlfriend for the first time on the valentines days and this is what she experienced.
She literally said Baar Baar is officially out of the list.
This doesn’t bode well for an elite Indian cusine restaurant.
I had a VERY VERY VERY bad experience for that amount of money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Waiter- friendly, respectful and efficient. excellent service, live musician, ambiance and food! Loved our experience!

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vipMacca
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant. Not a typical Indian restaurant as the menu options are unique and lively. (Indian Bistro)

We started our night with one of the great cocktails (Would recommend the cocktail that is a slightly fruitier Bloody Mary - Has some Guava juice).

Cannot go wrong with any of the food choices. We decided to share all our choices so we got to test all the various dishes and flavor's.

My favorite was the Butter Chicken, Lamb Keema, and Sea Bass.

We went on a Saturday (which was lively), but not claustrophic, as the ceilings are high.

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Nish
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server Salman was amazing. Very hospitable and super attentive.

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vipHShah
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The innovative menu was great; would love more vegetarian options.

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HydGuy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was not tasty as I thought, bland and restaurant ran out of goat biryani and haleem. Prices were expensive for small tasteless dishes, we spent over $900 on food no drinks and walked out of there still hungry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Felt more like a club then a restaurant. Food and Service were fine but don’t think I would return

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SinanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

They set the Baar for poor service. I had reservations for 4 but was given a high table in the bar area even though there were so many tables in the main dining area. We waited 10 minutes to get our first drink orders. Our food was delicious however it took a very long time between apps and main. I had to get up to ask for another drink because our waitress was too busy chatting with the bartender to notice us. Very disappointing experience.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gourmet Indian food at its finest. Had a great experience.

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CBNY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & even better service. The chicken malai Mac and cheese and halwa cake dessert is a must try!

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AkshayP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, cool songs playlist! Our Server - Salman Qureshi did an amazing job of answering all our questions, and also gave great recommendations from the Prix Fixe Brunch menu.

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SteveP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Great food, terrible service. Would not visit twice.

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vipLadyLacey
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Noise level was a little loud but overall the ambience was great. Food overall was excellent. We all enjoyed it.
Service to begin with was a little slow and took 30 mins to take our initial drink order, not sure why. When we ordered, the drinks which then took ages to come, to then find out the wine was not chilled, However was recovered with complimentary glasses until the wine was chilled. Good recovery.
We all left saying we would definitely go back. Very tasty.

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Rash
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice ambience and food. Good music. Service could be better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, better service, best ambience! Will definitely visit again! If you love Bollywood music, you will enjoy!

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vipAggie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salman was a great server. He helped us pick dishes that we all would best enjoy!

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grsimon
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Rarely has a Restaurant week dinner been strong enough to bring on a "WOW" but Baar Baar did, will definitely return/have delivered. Indian food meets contemporary cuisine, regular prices a little high unless the portions are larger than the $42 special: otherwise we say Go Now!

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MargaretM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Came for restaurant week and while the place is beautiful and the waitstaff were nice, the food was underwhelming

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Good menu options and quantity for restaurant week!

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vipRota
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salman our server was very good. His recommendations regarding cocktails and food was superb. My wife also was surprised by the food flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We were very much there (didn’t miss the reservation) and loved the brunch experience. The live music was highlight of the day.

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vipRamaM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. Cocktails were expensive and disappointing

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greentiger5000
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience the management was super accommodating when due to certain events our party size and timing changed. Our server Mona was also really friendly and accommodating to our food and drink requests. Overall, definitely great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Innovative, mordern take on Indian food while trying to keep up with the flavors and the spices is ambitious! They did a good job but the portion sizes took a hit. Lack of Indian Wine disappointed a bit, but the staff was on point, made sure we were always attended to.

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BAAR BAAR does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates. BAAR BAAR also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 228-1200.

BAAR BAAR is rated 4.5 stars by 395 OpenTable diners.

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