BAAR BAAR

4.5
155 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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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Casual Dining
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Contemporary Indian
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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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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
What 155 People Are Saying
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l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is very innovative. Service and ambience are great. Decent number of choices for vegetarian as well. Would certainly go back.

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SJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Loved this new gem in the east village. Really liked the ambience. We were pleasantly surprised with this new place. We reserved a 6:30 spot and the place was almost dead. As we drew closer to 7pm and we were a drink even, the place started filling up very quickly. Loved the small and large plates. Thought the chef was playing it very cautious with the spice levels. For example the chutneys in the small plates were on the side and not mixed in.

The only small hiccup was the dessert. That’s been my problem with all the Indian restaurants in the city. There is no authentic dessert on the menu. I ordered cassata and I was expecting a cassata slice from an ice cream on roadsides of Delhi back in 1995. Instead I got a small slice of some home made ice cream floating in some kind of syrup and that too not alone...yes the ice cream was floating with some stale strawberries. Ruined it a little for me.

Would love to go back to this place but please up your game in desserts.

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R
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their cocktails menu is awesome! Will be back for more...

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I was disapointed that we were not seated inside as per my request. Our table outside was fine but the ambiance outside is NOTHING like the ambiance inside. Also the music being played inside was really good but unfortunately we could not hear it outside.I will go back as long as I can be seated inside.

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L
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very delicious and innovative. Presentation was lovely and wait stuff was very courteous. Nihari, squash curry with lotus stem koftas were to die for.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, decor and a very fun modern take on Indian cuisine ! Portions are great and we were stuffed but will be back to try more dishes !!

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VY
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food and drinks were great. We ordered Hyderabad Kheema, Dhahi poori, Malia chicken tikka all from small plates menu and everything was excellent.

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d
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food yet again.

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PR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is my third time at Baar Baar. I love the creative food - the Chef has created a fabulous, lengthy and innovative menu without trying too hard to be fusion-y. Loved everything I have had here.

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SJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The vegetarian food was disappointing!

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and presentation. Not easy with this cuisine. Authentic taste and interesting twist! And retails the taste essentials. Attentive and knowledgeable staff! Keep up the good work.

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AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavor in all food and handcrafted drinks. Excellent service staff as well.

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TA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly delicious food! So creative and loved the ambiance!

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a new restaurant which definitely is having lots of good reviews which prompted us to check it out. It is Indian fare with a modern twists. Most flavors are still true to roots making it delectable. I loved how they had the crispy spinach fritters on the aloo tikki, but cream instead of dahi on not so crispy dahi-puri - not so much.
The food tasted good but most dishes were served almost cold. Maybe it was weekend rush, and I might come again to give it another chance.

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CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for restaurant week dinner. Food was amazing, not in a way as traditional Indian cuisine taste, but was great. From drink to food. Everything was just right on spot. Love this place and will definitely come back again.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible place, awful customer service and very rigid staff did not accommodate when we wanted to share only one restaurant week menu

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a
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Spicy, imaginative food. Be sure you confirm the level of spiciness before ordering to avoid a problem. The noise level, especially the too loud music made conversation difficult.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I felt your other restaurant in San Francisco “Rooh” was much better.

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JL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended. Will be back.

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i
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

What a fabulous experience. This is what Restaurant Week is all about. I haven't been in that area in umpteen years (Bowery/East Village/ Lower East Side). But I would now go more often just for Baar Baar.
The managers and wait staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly and willing to talk to us and we learned that the chef is from West Benghal (Islamic influences--there is beef on the menu) and that he also lived and worked in France. And so things that you would not expect at an Indian restaurant appear on your plate: parmagian cheese with tandoori mushrooms; an amuse bouche of spiced mashed ingredients topped with yogurt in real pie crust. Even the raita was different and had chunks of avocado in it. We loved EVERY bite. The wine selections were decent. The place is spacious and comfortable, with different areas so that it is intimate and spacious at the same time. I can't wait to go back and try other items on the menu. Easy to get to by subway.

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EM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food!! The Lamb keema was a favorite of ours. It was a great place to have an anniversary dinner. We were offered an off menu wine that really made the meal. Comfortable yet slick atmosphere. We will go back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every thing about the restaurant! Will definitely go back!

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There was a huge piece of hair in our food. However the waiter was extremely apologetic and made amends for the incident. Unfortunately that put a bit of a damper on being able to enjoy the rest of the meal

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e
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Overpriced, uninteresting Indian food. Went for Restaurant Week dinner. The tandoori mushroom upma was over salted. Stick to curry hill

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent and the cocktails were both interesting and delicious. Table service was good and attentive. The only thing I can really criticize is the cleanliness of the bathrooms.

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LD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Baar Baar on date night with my husband during Restaurant week. We loved it. I’m a fan of Indian cuisine and I appreciated the modern take. The portions were just enough and the food very tasty. Good wine list too. The service was great and fast. Loved the ambiance and decoration, spacious yet cozy. I highly recommend and we are already planning to go back.

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k
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Boyfriend and I went out to try a new spot this Friday and we were pleasantly surprised. Each dish was full of flavor and the service was spectacular. Do yourself a favor and support this amazing restaurant!

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week and was not disappointed! They had a great menu with different options and a friend I went with had a dietary restriction and they were extremely accommodating towards. The service was outstanding, never had an empty glass or dirty plate on the table. I have had better butter chicken, but the lamp app was excellent and the carrot cake with saffron pistachio ice cream desert I had was one of the best deserts I have had in a very long time. Overall would come back for sure.

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AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent food & ambiance. Refreshing modern Indian cuisine. Most Indian cuisine in the States is traditional. Baar Baar replicates a newer hipper and more modern scene in Mumbai. The food is some of the best Indian I have had and it's very elevated. Ambiance is fun.

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great food. Not only was it innovative but also presentable. The vegetarian dishes were spot on.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food -- different and special. Great and friendly service.

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Came here for Restaurant Week. We ended up waiting over an hour for the food to arrive-- a comment was made to make us think it was related to the fact that we were there just for Restaurant Week. The table runners kept looking confused like they didn't know table numbers and would walk up with food that wasn't for our table or walk away with food for our table when it wasn't properly times with the rest of our party's. The manager who came to apologize for the long wait seemed unapologetic because he only made his way over once the food actually arrived. Our waiter was nice--he seemed to feel bad for the long wait and the confusion, like it was out of his control. Food was tasty but the experience is what makes me not recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great service

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NR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

This was our first time at Barr Baar. What a beautiful space! The small plates were great - especially the Potato Tikki. The main courses such as the Malai Tikka Mac and Cheese was notable as well. The service was poor though - we never received an item we ordered, received something else in it's place and there was no adjustment on the bill. We also received a few wrong orders and had to turn them away.

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The ambiance of the restaurant is very nice. The high top seating feels luxurious. There were many managers walking around who were very friendly, but our server didn't come by very much. I ordered a glass of wine, which was nice, so I ordered another one. I was about 2/3 of the way through while closing out the check that I noticed something was floating around at the bottom of my drink. I don't think I noticed it earlier b/c it was stuck to the glass, but with time it had loosened, and it was gross. I couldn't even bring it up to the server b/c we had asked her about some food we had packed up (it didn't seem that all of it was packed) and she shrugged it off and said talk to the busser about it. Not a great ending to an otherwise nice evening. Food was very good, but they upcharge based on the menu that is posted online. Everything was 1-3 dollars more...which can add up on every item that you purchase. But, overall an ok experience.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Reserved a table for 8.30. showed up on time and was told our table was on desert and it would be a few minutes. 9.00 rolls around and still no table. Instead of giving us a table that may have opened up they we're waiting for our original table to become free. Walk ins were seated before my group. Only after complaining multiple times did they seat us at a different table. Food was great. Will probably go again maybe for lunch, or order takeout. Will not be back for dinner service

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of alcohol. wonderful food

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EP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Went as a group of 5. One of our guests was running late so they wouldn’t seat us until full party arrived—even though most of the tables were empty and bar was packed. Cocktails at the bar took forever, bar staff seemed overwhelmed and annoyed. Once our party was seated (at a high top by the bar, didn’t ask our preference about table by bar vs dining room) our later guest ordered a cocktail and we asked for a minute with the menu. No one came back for 15 min and that was only after we physically stopped someone walking by (eye contact didn’t work). We ordered, still was missing the cocktail. First course came out quickly and was wonderful, second course took a long time but was tasty. One waiter, William, saw how ignored we were and came over to check on us. Honestly he’s the only reason we’re giving a 3 Star. Spoke with the owner on the way out and she said the issue was that they were overbooked...Seemed more like they just haven’t trained their staff. For example while taking appetizer plates away one of the guests had a fork on their plate, the server dumped the plate while lifting so the fork would fall off and stay on the table. Again, food was good but service killed the night

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B
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second time visiting this restaurant. My in laws came from Kolkata and they’ve been very picky about eating in the USA. Constantly complaining about lack of spices and poor quality ingredients. They absolutely loved everything!!!! Thanks for the great meal

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Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal. Great service. Get there!

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