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!
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.
I don't usually write reviews, but when I do...
It's because the experience is worth writing about:
1. Our group had to push our reservation and the staff were more than accommodating, holding a table for an additional 30 minutes.
2. The food was delicious (and reasonably priced, given the quality); an interesting take on traditional flavors from the sub-continent
3. Decor manages to be trendy and classic; semi-circular velour booths are great for a get-together with friends
4. The staff were all very familiar with the menu and were able to make excellent suggestions for food and pairings.
Will definitely be back!
Had a great time at Baar Baar. The real stand out was the lamb keema, paneer pinwheels and the desserts. Not to sweet and amazing flavors. They have done Indian food with a twist without compromising authenticity. Highly recommend for a girls or date night!
Four of us had a very enjoyable meal!. Wish they had remembered that it was the husband's Bday...it would have made it more special..but they are new & still ironing out details.
The food was very creative & tasty. We had peas Kulcha(which was a bit soggy), some kind of puffed rice dish, chicken tikka, & Beet salad to start...and then we had Lamb Nihari which was excellent, Dal, Brussel sports with Nan's which were very crunchy & delicious! We mostly had wine but my husband had two of the cocktails & enjoyed them thoroughly. We all plan on going back.
Great food and ambiance. Disjointed service but management made every effort to make up for missing dishes. Worth another go around.
A lively place with interesting nouvelle, innovative Indian cuisine. Cocktails were excellent and the food was excellent. On the other hand, the music was too loud, it took a long time for the food to arrive and the portions are small considering the price.
Loved it. Amazing food. Great service. Beautiful restaurant.
Unique concept of Indian tapas. I would recommend this restaurant for the food and good ambiance. I would steer clear of the signature cocktails which weren't good.
Great food. The lamb ribs were so soft that we couldn't even lift the bone without the meat just melting. The butter chicken and the kulcha's were delicious. The cocktails were on point too.
From start to finish we had an exqusite dining experience. It was contemporary Indian food without the heaviness we traditionally think of. The flavors were well paired with each other and did not over power one another. Fantastic and creative drink menu. We never moved to wine because we enjoyed the variety of spirits. The staff were patient, kind, attentive and friendly. We will be back and telling others to go. Thank you!
The service was very bad. After we ordered we were brought out a dish and was told that it was their amuse bouche and it was always complimentary. We then asked about a dish we ordered that was similar. The server told us that he made a mistake and that this was the dish. Further, we were told that it's normally complimentary but since we ordered it, that it would not be in our case. What restaurant does that? We ordered a second glass of wine which took 40 minutes to get. We even called over a different server after waiting 20 minutes, but it still took another 20 minutes after that. Forty minutes for a glass of wine in a place that was not packed? Our waitress was bugging us for our order when first arrived and came to our table several times. After we ordered though, she barely came back to check up on us. The one time she did we ordered the wine that took 40 minutes to get. The food was not impressive enough to put up with the awful service.
We went for Valentine's Day and were very impressed. The food was unique and amazing, drinks were awesome and service was on another level. Will definitely be back many times
Unbelievable meal. Amazing service. Staff was very attentive. We will definitely be back!
Innovative take on Indian food! Baar Baar has taken what was a fairly moribund, boring genre and turned it on its head - their food preserves the flavors and experience of traditional Indian food, but presents it in exciting new ways. Everything tastes amazing, I recommend taking advantage of the Small Plates and trying a number of different dishes - the Potato Tikka and Kashmiri Lamb Ribs were our particular favorites. Highly recommended!
This was our first time to Baar Baar and not our last. The meal was outstanding. Some standouts were the Lamb Rib Small Plate, The large Plate Dover Sole and Lamb Shank. Very flavorful. The menu may be a little difficult to navigate if you are not familiar with Indian Food but we gave things a try and delighted we did.