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BAAR BAAR

4.6
63 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasion
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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Cuisines
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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Phone number
(212) 228-1200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 63 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.2
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

we were rushed and the dining experience was uncomfortable. waiter was helpful with menu and recs.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

great innovative Indian food - not the usual heavy curry - it's exciting food that is great to share all the small and large plates.
GO!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This was my seocnd visit ( 3rd for my husband) and we loved the food and ambience...

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing food and service

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food is outstanding, service is great and drinks are excellent!

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Cloyingly sweet food. Poorly trained servers who could not engage us on ordering.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was flavorful and delicious. Service was poor, need more training.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I love this place. Phenomenal food and 5 star service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food !

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food and ambiance. Disjointed service but management made every effort to make up for missing dishes. Worth another go around.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Loved it. Amazing food. Great service. Beautiful restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Unbelievable meal. Amazing service. Staff was very attentive. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

this restaurant was a nice surprise. the decor is very nice, the restaurant is spacious and the sitting very comfortable. The food was excellent, each dish was beautifully presented , each bite was a symphony of flavors...the drinks are creative and well priced. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Amazing modern take on traditional Indian food. Beautiful creative presentation. A great experience

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

This restaurant is amazing. The food is delicious, artfully prepared and inventive. The duck kulcha, butter chicken, cauliflower and beet appetizer are phenomenal. This is definitely one of the top Indian restaurants in town and in the country. I only wish it had tablecloths. Please add tablecloths!

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Made a reservation for 8:45 p.m. on a Saturday night. It took them over an hour to seat us. Every time we checked in with the hostess, we were told someone was paying, and they would seat us soon, which obviously was untrue. I wish they had been honest about overbooking and advised us to grab seats at the bar, which opened up, but we didn't take, because were told our table was almost ready. The food was good, but did not make up for the disappointing service. No one apologized for the long wait. Won't be back.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was excellent. Staff was wonderful in terms of their knowledge of the menu and enthusiasm. Flow of timing was the only issue which is easily remediable for a brand new restaurant. Can't wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food is great but service was terrible. Took us forever to get food and drinks. Were also out of the first 2 beers we tried to order and we got the last of the third.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Baar Baar is a great space with attentive staff and a creative take on Indian food and Indian-styled cocktails. The kashmiri lamb ribs, duck and foie gras haleem, and market fish were excellent and group favorites. The place is definitely new and still working out some kinks, but is otherwise a great dinner option.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Food is amazing! Service leaves a lot to be desired though which is too bad. I would have easily given the place 5 stars- they sat us 25 mins after our reservation and we regularly had to check on our food, etc. but the food is SO GOOD so we will likely give it one more try!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The space is awesome, food was good, you could tell the servers were new & still in training.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great addition to Indian food scene in NYC!!

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Wow! This is the most interesting twist on Indian food that I have experienced. Really interesting presentations and absolutely delicious food. Outstanding service, lovely décor. Not your run of the mill Indian food.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing food, service, and ambience! Ate here for our anniversary and can’t tell you how amazing the staff was to explain every dish to us and make us feel so welcome!

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