BAAR BAAR

4.5
283 reviews
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Contemporary Indian
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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Went for weekend brunch. DJ was too loud and unlike dinner time, service was not up to the mark. It was quite chaotic. Food was great as usual.

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kairi Mule and Rum Punch is a much have for drinks.
Chicken 65 is yummy!
Butter Chicken is Awesome!
Carrot Halva Cake and Chocolate Rum Ball is Heavenly!
And most importantly, the Service they provide makes you feel very special!

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a
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Two of the three dishes we ordered were “out.” Of the three that we ended up ordering, two were excellent and the one recommended by the server was horrible. It was old/dry and inedible.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday, overall a wonderful experience but expensive. Good vegetarian starters options.

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1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asian girl and white boy liked their first culinary experience there!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Unknowledgeable and rude service.

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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been to Baar Baar a few times for dinner. Great ambience (pretty setting, comfortable seating), very attentive service, nice bar with good cocktails. The dishes are great for sharing. Overall a good “value” but the appetizers are a priced a bit high for their portion.
The place is usually filled and can be a bit hard to hear if you’re at a larger table; it wasn’t uncomfortably loud... just don’t go if you’re planning a quiet dinner.

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Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and staff! I had m birthday dinner here and had a great experience :)

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Started out with some insects walking all over my plate. Nothing was freshly made. Everything was served cold. All the guests left with some serious acid reflux issues. A complete insult to authentic Indian foods and favours. The pulao dish - was completely burnt and only had quinoa with some burnt onions and burnt raisins and some uncooked raw vegetables. Very disappointed and an awful experience. Would not recommend this resturant to at all.

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DR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Brunch experience has now switched to a $39 and $52 option, which has a choice of only 1 entree and unlimited drinks (mocktails and cocktails respectively). This was not the case when we came a couple of weeks ago. They do not give you an option to order from the regular menu; which would have been great. While the food is good, this option is HIGHLY OVERPRICED. The quantity of the entree is small and not sufficient for a brunch meal.

Go somewhere else - this is NYC, and there are plenty of great places that do a good fusion Indian brunch - Drunken monkey, Rahi, Bombay Bread Co. etc.

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RT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. The food is delicious, great ambiance and decor, relaxed but vibrant atmosphere. I would go there again and again.

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n
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new restaurant with a modern touch to Indian Food.
Food preperation & presentation was excellent, and service was very quick for a large restarurant.
Our group of 15 persons had a great evening!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, good environment but a bit on the pricey side

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London
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food. Only downside was over crowding probably due to overbooking. We ate an hour after our booking time. But the food was worth it. Butter chicken and starter soufflé particularly good

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San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Eating at Baar Baar takes the experience of Indian food to a whole new level. Every single item we ordered was delicious. I’ve never tasted such diversity and sauces and preparation as I did this evening

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SW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tastes and creativity that exceeded high praise reviews from friends!
How refreshing to have an innovative take on the wonderful flavors of Indian cuisine!
The chili paneer, lamb ribs and butter chicken are MUSTS that I will dream about until I go back for more!

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PS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about the place, we had a great server and the food was awesome! Will certainly comeback for more !!

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ST
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time as always!

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n
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

While we enjoyed most of the dishes we ordered and found our waiter and table service to be very good, we will not be returning to Baar Baar because of how incredibly disrespectful, unprofessional, and just plain mean the manager was to our party. We arrived with a reservation on time, right when the restaurant opened on a weekday morning. The manager insisted that the entire (still empty) restaurant was booked, and the only table for us was an odd table in the bar area, with uncomfortable lawn chairs. We asked to sit in the main restaurant, as it was huge and almost entirely empty (save for two other small parties). The manager became hostile and could not give a plausible reason for why the whole place was unavailable to us, simply saying "people are going to be pouring in soon" and that he had 300 reservations that day. Really appalling. This went on for some time. When we said we could leave if not welcome (and did walk out), he changed course and said he might be able to seat us in a regular booth. We decided to stay rather than search for another place last minute. The restaurant never became full, even after an hour. His behavior left us feeling that for some reason, he specifically did not want our party in his dining room. I'll add that we had a toddler with us (maybe children are not welcome?), my elderly parents were with us, one of them wearing a head covering (maybe not the right look for the manager?), and I am very visibly 8 months pregnant. I've never encountered something like this in a restaurant before. Usually if one wants to discriminate, they do it more discreetly. Liked coming here numerous times before, but definitely will not return.

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N
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner with family from abroad and our server Sam was amazing. He made sure that our drinks and food were promptly served and accommodate everyone’s wishes... the only suggestion I have is for the bartenders. Please do not mix your drinks without throughly cleaning your shakers. We are martini drinkers and needed to send our drinks back a couple of times because the flavors weren’t consistent. Other than that great place, great food and fun atmosphere

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

May be great for meat eaters, but the vegetarian dishes were disappointing (cauliflower, vegetarian thali). Kulcha was good but oily. Masala chai was great.

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food selection and amazing service!

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S
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! All dishes are “twists” to traditional south Asian foods. I recommend the Tuna Bhel if you like sushi, duck Haleem, tandoori octopus, and lamb shank. All dishes were delicious with very decent portions. I would highly recommend to and south Asian interested in venturing outside of the traditional fare.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

All the food was cold

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Cool concept but food is definitely overpriced for the tapas portions. Loved the butter chicken and cauliflower65. Dim lighting and high-ish noise level, would be good for a date.

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RV
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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PY
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

This ostensibly Michelin starred place was disappointingly poor. Our first course was their vegetarian platter. I was surprised by the bland and flavorless nature of at least two of the four items, and by how poorly the platter was presented in a tiny dish, particularly the salad type components like beetroot. We had the Paneer pinwheel and the mushroom polenta for the main course. The three tiny pinwheels in the paneer dish were very hard and dry to bite into, and were sitting separate from the curry without any of the curry having seeped into them. The dish was also barely warm, and definitely did not taste fresh. The mushroom polenta was okay, but overall, the quality of the food we got was extremely poor. The service was without any genuine depth - totally fake. The server came to ask us how the food was within 15 seconds or thereabouts after the food had been served. And it is the job of the server to assist in ordering. When we ordered the Paneer pinwheel for the main course, we should have been told that we will get an item virtually identical to one of the items in the starters. We could then have chosen something else. We got hit with a double whammy when the item was so bad and not fresh. The only positive about the place is the ambience. The food and service at one of the cheap Indian eateries on Lexington would have been much better at less than half the cost. If this place does have a Michelin star, it should be withdrawn forthwith. A wasted evening.

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KP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The twist on drinks are great! Owner is on premises to make sure everything is perfect.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my 2nd time here. My only advice would be to double check your bill because the prices can be higher than that on the menu, as I discovered today. When I brought it up I was informed that it’s something with their system, not sure if that’s an acceptable response. Oh, and one last thing they use the word naan and tandoori roti interchangeably. For them it’s the same thing.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best contemporary Indian food in New York City . Service was awesome and ambience perfect for night out

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SJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was so bland. It was a pathetic excuse for Indian food. They cannot even compare to Indian Accent.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service , food on point , innovative cocktails , live music

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for girls dinner with toddler and were seated in the perfect spot(for toddler at a sit down dinner restaurant). The drinks and the food were exceptional! Loved the decor and ambience as well! Will def come again for special occasions or just for fun!

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JZ
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Amazing food and attentive service. Would def reccommend!

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V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

It is nice upscale Indian restaurant with lot flare; it is worth trying once at lest.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Appetizers were good, Main course was okay for vegetarians.

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was not all what it was hyped to be

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Shoutout to Sacha for always taking such good care of us!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was Meh at best, stay away. They serve papad with hummus, probably the weirdest combo EVER!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister was visiting from Melbourne, Australia and i went with my girlfriends for night out. The cocktail drinks were awesome and v reasonably priced. I had a mocktail and the bartender who made my drink did an extraordinary job. The food was amazing as well. Rajeev who introduced himself as the owner was a nice gentleman and even offered us some complimentary on the house small plates while we were waiitng for our table. They went above and beyond to make our experience a great one! Thank you to everyone.😊 They also have live DJ for saturday brunch and live music for sunday brunch. Definitely coming back with my husband for brunch!!

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