I've been wanting to go to Baar Baar for almost a month now and I was very disappointed.
1) The food was quite middle of the road. We ordered the vegetarian thali which came out looking like someone had gone through the kitchen and picked extra items that happened to be sitting around. The paneer pinwheels were an interesting take on paneer and probably the highlight of the meal.
2) We were charged for an appetizer we didn't order, although this was corrected.
3) The only times we saw our waiter were when we ordered food and when it came time to pay the bill.
4) Every time a dish was brought to our table, we were asked "did you order this?"
5) We were brought a dish which we didn't order and when we said we didn't order the dish, the server turned to the table next to us and said "here you go, compliments of the house."
Overall, my wife and I didn't enjoy dining at Baar Baar, which is rather disappointing since we were both really looking forward to the dinner.
We likely won't be coming back again.
Good service, I wish the chutneys came with bread, the cauliflower and pork belly dishes were incredible. Very creative cocktails but all very sweet. I would definitely go back.
Food was really good. Huge menu with lots of options. Surprisingly the only two defects were all the paneer dishes were very lackluster and there were no lassi drinks as an option! Overall great meal with wonderful service. Definitely would recommend.
One of the awesome restaurants with wonderful menu items
Amazing food with exceptional flavors. Great ambiance. Servers were very nice and knowledgeable. Will be back again. Very special place.
Great food and drinks, just don’t be in a rush as service is very slow!
The food is average and overpriced, service is poor I would not recommend to anyone looking to try decent indian food.
I've been looking forward to visiting Baar Baar and it did not disappoint! Some of the dishes were better than others, with the standouts being the dahi puri, beetroot murabba, and tuna bhel. I also ordered the kahwa-chai which came served in a teapot (see pic) and was incredibly well done. The ambiance seemed nice, but we were seated in the back with a curtain covering our table so we weren't able to experience much of it. Around 45 minutes into our meal, I got a call from the restaurant saying our table was ready but we were already seated, which was weird. Seemed like an honest mistake though, and the staff was very friendly so we'll definitely be back!
Food and ambiance were great but service was lacking professionalism. Server lost our credit card and took away drinks and plates before we were finished. He did not introduce himself, was not engaging and the explanation on the fusion food was not given, no introductions and we had to ask about the specials. If the service was on point then this place would be top notch.
I don't get all the hype. It is a nice space, but the food is so so. I would not go back. We had the chicken 60 (something) and the lamb keema. They were good, but again I've had way better Indian food / Indian fusion. The octopus is bland and their naan to soft. Also, (and I totally get mistakes happen so that's not my issue) first the wrong bread order came out. The waiter took it back and put in the right order. All good there. Then when the order came out, we were told they were out of the ham. That's a major part of the order. Then, when the bill came, the incorrect bread order was still on the bill. A classy restaurant would have just taken both of the breads off the tab to "make it right." So if you go, go for the "scene" and not the food.
Overpriced undercooked attempt at fusion
The reservation was messed up twice and had to wait at the bar counter for the table for more than 20 minutes past the reservation time. Was then asked to settle the bar counter bill separately eventhough in most good restaurants , the bar bill can be added to the table but this did not happen here and they insisted on settling the bill separately.
They ran out of the wine, which we were drinking, just after one glass. They bought the same starter twice to the table and hence one was sent back.
Finally the bill came and they charged us for the wine which we never had and hence had to be sent back for corrections.
After all this the food was very average and hence the overall experience has been disappointing
It was our second time back we were not disappointed. Wonderful service and fantastic and savory flavors.
Excellent food and excellent service! Highly recommended.
Our waiter was great . Very friendly and attentive.
I am Indian and I'm a foodie. This was not fusion well done. It just made me miss authentic Indian food.
Drinks were especially awful. Oversweet and flavor didn't work. We asked them to take both our drinks away and decided to play it safe with mimosas instead. They did not take the drinks off the bill. This is why I knocked down the service to 3 instead of 5 stars.
I can safely say I would never return.
I’ve been wanting to try this spot since I love Indian food. I have to say that the food was great. I’m just truly disappointed at this beautiful bar with such a lame cocktail menu. I tried two of their drinks and they were perfect for someone who doesn’t drink. I even asked for a very cold cocktail and they were not. I just asked for a side of ice for the rest of the night. Again. Food is great, cocktails from the menu lame. I will go back for the food
Just delicious food and the two girls at the front were so very charming! We will return! Groovy cocktails too - And the overall space is impressive as well!
I came here with my husband for our anniversary. We had an early reservation so the restaurant was quite empty when we arrived. We didn't mind though. The waitstaff was incredibly attentive and very knowledgeable regarding the items on the menu. I have to say, the food was excellent. The flavor combinations really knocked it out of the park. The oysters topped with granita and puri's were some of my favorites. We will definitely be returning soon!
Food was very good . The menu was very unique and creative . The owners are super nice! Would go there gain and again ( baaar baar )
This is the most innovative Indian restaurant in NYC. The space is beautiful, and there is outdoor dining in warm weather. The music is way too loud for my middle-aged ears.
It was our first time at Baar Baar and we were blown away with the incredible taste of the Indian food. So creative, so flavorful! Not traditional but surprisingly satisfying. Our waiter Jason was very professional and friendly at the same time and made the whole experience very pleasant.
We will be definitely back!
Great drinks, great food, cool atmosphere. The owner was very pleasant .
The service was a little stretched thin.
This was an unexpected bonus - an outstanding addition to the Nouvelle Indian cuisine - very tasty food with creative riffs on traditional and not so traditional Indian food.
we were rushed and the dining experience was uncomfortable. waiter was helpful with menu and recs.
Loved the ambience and food! Intimate environment great for a date or small group catch up. The couches are super comfortable. Food was pretty good and given as a sizable portion.
great innovative Indian food - not the usual heavy curry - it's exciting food that is great to share all the small and large plates.
This was my seocnd visit ( 3rd for my husband) and we loved the food and ambience...
The food was incredible! We ordered Lamb Keema, Green Pea Kafta, Butter Chicken, Vegetarian Thali and Cauliflower 65. The star of the meal was the Lamb Keema. It was so incredible! We finished every last bite of everything. The cocktail menu is creative and fun. The waitstaff is attentive, quick and very friendly. The price for everything we got was extremely reasonable. I'm definitely coming back.
Amazing food and service
Food is outstanding, service is great and drinks are excellent!
Cloyingly sweet food. Poorly trained servers who could not engage us on ordering.
Food was flavorful and delicious. Service was poor, need more training.
I love this place. Phenomenal food and 5 star service.
We have been 3-4 times and previously felt service was not on their game. However, when we went for dinner last weekend, everything was great. The food was innovative and delicious, and the service was superb. We had a very enjoyable experience and will certainly return.
Great food !
This place is hidden jewel for great, authentic Indian food, drinks, and ambience. Must try their turmeric base drinks. They truly welcomed us in a traditional Indian way— the owner of the restaurant Came and offered us a few items we missed to order—for free! A must go place next time you are in downtown.