BAAR BAAR

4.5
107 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary Indian
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Hours of operation
Bar
Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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(212) 228-1200
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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ACROSS THE BAY OF BENGAL: A THAI-INDIAN DINNER

Date & Time :
Monday, May 21, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

Pricing:
$65 - Five Course Dinner
additional 35$ w/ drink pairing (optional)

DESCRIPTION:
Indianand Thailand sit at similar latitudes. They're tall countries, with cuisines that differ greatly from North to South. Trade routes have connected the two for millennia.
How do the cuisines compare?
Chefs Thaimee and Sarkar were born and raised I. Thailand and India, respectively, and have both cooked around the world. Today, both have restaurants in east village.

On Monday, May 21st, they'll cook together, exploring the flavors of each other's native cuisine, across five courses.

Tickets are just $65 for this special dinner.
Drink Pairings are available for an additional $35
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
107 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
68%
Very Good
20%
Good
6%
Fair
4%
Poor
2%
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great service. Gave it a 4, but it’s a 4.5!

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ES
4.0Dined 4 days ago

The food is phenomenal
Sometimes can be very noisy.

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EK
4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Service was great. I was a little underwhelmed with the quality of the dishes- but I came in with very high expectations. I still enjoyed my experience though.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I celebrated my birthday here with a party of 8. The food was incredible. Every course was absolute perfection. We were all Indian, and so every dish was familiar but with a slight twist. I highly recommend the Kashmiri Lamb Ribs, Lamb Keema Hyderabadi, Paneer small plate, Butter Chicken, and basically anything else on the menu. My only desire is that they gave us some kind of sparkler or special birthday song or something, given that we spent a lot of money and they knew it was my birthday. Otherwise the experience was amazing.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food and great ambiance. Will definitely go back again.

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MB
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Nice restaurant. Very comforting, tasty food and great for special occasions.

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OT
3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Portions were small

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

I've never had Indian food that was this good! Service was amazing! We ordered a 4-5 of the small plates and had more than enough food for the 2 of us.

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DM
3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Second time here. Seems to have fallen off a lot. Not much of a crowd and lots of items removed from the menu. At at least 3 different points, we asked for items that weren’t available. Next time the server should just open with an explanation of what’s missing or why the menu has changed. The portions seem even smaller as well.

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AM
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Hit and misses. The veg thali is a total waste. All items taste the same and bland. Only two of the appetisers were worthy and interesting. Rest of what we had was sadly quite bland and even tasting. Butter chicken for example, good texture, and cooked right, but the sauce was bland and rather uninteresting. No breadth in the palate and thus, lacking. Had to get the fermented chili sauce on the side to make things interesting. Service was attentive and good, however, secondary staff can do with some training. They kept leaning over the table to pour water in line of sight while we were conversing, rather than coming in from the side and being unobtrusive.

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EN
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I was not expecting much- the space is beautiful but I figured it could be a case of style over substance. I was so wrong. The food was amazing and many interesting dishes as well as some stand bys like naan and chickpeas. The lamb ribs were definitely a stand out dish and the cocktails were memorable.
I believe it was the GM who checked in on us twice on a Saturday night. Very nice touch. Also, we noticed there were large groups of south Asians, some of whom had clearly been to Baar Baar before. The food was high quality and the vegetable dishes were seasonal.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Food was really good as was service. Definitely will go back. Though I am concerned that noise level would be poor if busier

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Wonderful restaurant with a new take on traditional Indian food. Highly creative dishes from appetizers to dessert and drinks. The owners were very warm and welcoming. Absolutely loved the place and will be back again for sure.

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CN
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We have been here 3 times now. The service was slow today, I assume new servers. It was very loud, people in both tables beside us were yelling to each other.
Nonetheless the food is always great and you will love it too! We asked to have the leftover butter chicken and Naan to go, long after we paid the bill - our left overs did not come back to the table. We had to leave. 😔
My husband is obsessed with this place.
We will be back in two weeks. ☺️

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Our second time at Baar Baar. Great ambiance and the finest looking wine cellar of an Indian restaurant I have seen. Good wine selection at decent markups. Nice sommelier.
The food overall was excellent. We ordered a dozen small plates for 4 of us and there was unanimous consent that the flavors were superior and the overall selection and the way the different flavors and textures of the food melded together made for an superb meal.

Now for the bad. We were there midweek in a half full restaurant. Given we were ordering multiple wines and all small plates I had specifically told the waiter to bring them in a particular order. He said he would. Next thing we know is the server brings us all of the food almost simultaneously. I complained and the waiter apologized but that was it.

At $100pp that marred a great meal and is unacceptable. The wine pairing was significantly diminished.

Management has to step up.

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C
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

By far the finest Indian cuisine I've ever tasted!
Amazing service and gorgeous atmosphere!
I cannot wait to go back again very soon.
My friend from London who eats Indian
frequently was blown away by the
quality, presentation & flavor.
Pictured is the oyster
appetizer.

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OT
2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Poor service

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1.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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.

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NP
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Wonderful experience!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

One of the awesome restaurants with wonderful menu items

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OT
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Amazing food with exceptional flavors. Great ambiance. Servers were very nice and knowledgeable. Will be back again. Very special place.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food and drinks, just don’t be in a rush as service is very slow!

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O
1.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food is average and overpriced, service is poor I would not recommend to anyone looking to try decent indian food.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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!

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TM
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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OT
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on May 28, 2018

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.

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OT
2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Overpriced undercooked attempt at fusion

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AM
1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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

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KO
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

It was our second time back we were not disappointed. Wonderful service and fantastic and savory flavors.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service! Highly recommended.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Graduation

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JK
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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N
4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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

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AT
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

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!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Food was very good . The menu was very unique and creative . The owners are super nice! Would go there gain and again ( baaar baar )

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RL
5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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.

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