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BAAR BAAR

4.5
90 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Indian
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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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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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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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 90 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

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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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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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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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

One of the awesome restaurants with wonderful menu items

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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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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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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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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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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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2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Overpriced undercooked attempt at fusion

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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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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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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service! Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Graduation

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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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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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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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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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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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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great drinks, great food, cool atmosphere. The owner was very pleasant .
The service was a little stretched thin.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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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