BAAR BAAR

4.5
544 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Indian
**Due to high demand, reservations for Saturday Brunch will only be taken by email. The only time slots available are 11:30AM, 12:00PM, and 2:00PM. Please email brunch@baarbaarnyc.com to book reservations for Saturday Brunch. If you have filled out the BAAR BAAR BRUNCH FORM previously, please indicate that in your inquiry. For any questions, please email or call our restaurant (212-228-1200).**

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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJ8K3
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Chicken swimming in grease with a birds nest on top and the promised lemon cream had zero lemon flavor and was a decoration on the birds nest with no chance of use with the chicken. Oily jackfruit cutlet. Onion and Sishito Kulcha with no noticeable onion and a red paste inside plus pepper on top and not inside.

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GFreeGirl
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We made a reservation, got checked in and were requested to wait at the bar for 15 minutes because there were “no tables available.” We took the next available table but the shock of needing to wait for a table, not because it was being cleaned/prepared but because all the tables were given away, made the experience start off poorly. The food was tasty and drinks were good but we asked for a simple modification (swap the tequila in the margarita for mezcal) and were denied because the drinks were pre-made. I would say the drinks are over-priced for being pre-made and bartenders unable to make fresh drinks at the customers request. Overall, the food was good, service/experience not so great, therefore I wouldn’t return.

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NITIN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

While the food was great the service can be improved. We were requested to move tables during dinner which made our dinner order to be missed which caused our food to arrive about an hour after our order. To the server/managers credit they brought us a couple of drinks on the house. But, when we reordered a side of bread, this again took about half an hour, only for the waiter to realize that our order had been missed all over again. Would love for the restaurant to have more servers and better tracking of orders

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Went with friends - menu was unique and fun but we wanted suggestions from our waitress which she did not give / had a hard time explaining how much food we should order.

Cocktail menu is very fun - $17 each though & the bar was pretty backed up. We didn’t even have time for our last cocktail because they were strict with the 90 minutes per table.

The food we choose was phenomenal - the chicken tikka + cheese in bread was the best way to start + the pork belly + cauliflower.

Service was SO tough - never received water refills, different waiters staff kept asking if we already got our appetizers, and they tried to clear our plates when we were eating 3+ times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was tasteless, the curry arrived luke warm, and the service was not great. Really unimpressed by the food - worst restaurant food I’ve eaten in NYC in years. Never again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to try their restaurant week menu. We also tried their cocktails which were very good! Food was delicious, great presentation. Great ambiance but the music is loud indoors and outdoors, but some people may prefer that. Still, It was a great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Starters took over an hour to come. Second course took another 30 minutes.

Because the food took so long we were rushed to eat because they needed to close the restaurant.

LC
vipLianaClaire
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food here is creative and delicious. It's great for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, food was good, restaurant week menu was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was tasty but the music was bit too loud during brunch. The music was amazing and also the singer was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Added a 20% gratuity for 2 people - which is not only illegal but wrong business ethics- also the food made us sick - writing this review while in bed trying to recover.

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suhas
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Music today was HORRIBLE!!! My friends have raved about the weekend brunches and the great music but the talent hired today only played sad songs on repeat!!!! I’ve come here for dinner many times for food and it’s always excellent but brunch is clearly hit or miss. And today was a MISS!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Good food. Decent service. Came here for restaurant week and ordered off of the restaurant week menu. The main plates came out first and then we waited for 20 minutes for the small plates. I got the kofta, gee roasted chicken and cassata. My date got the short rib curry, jackfruit cutlet and chocolate rum ball. All of the food and cocktails were really great. I was just thrown off by the small plate - main plate switch but the entire meal still seemed to work together despite my date starting it off with short rib. Was seated next to a part of 12 people so it was loud and had people standing/taking pictures inches away from our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food I’ve ever had. Biblical.

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ErinR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week and loved getting to try a bunch of the dishes. Would recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food took forever to get it, but was amazing. Restaurant week menu is an absolute steal

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Hostess lied to her manager about us saying we didn’t want a certain table.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Don’t make a reservation for less than 4 people and god forbid someone can’t make it last minute. They’ll turn you away and treat you extremely rudely

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great spot to eat!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

It took us 30 mins to get a table despite having reservations. Our appetizers came 1 at a time at an interval of 10-15 mins each. and then when we finally got dinner we had to wait for our rotis to come before we
Could start eating. The AC was subpar. For a place which can cost you $60-80pp this place is not worth it. Definitely not on a Fri or Sat night.

CB
ChitB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have been to Baar-Baar previously. But this time the quality was average, there was lot of noise of the door creeks, serveurs handling the crockeries.
The food was ok, have had better food here previously. Had ordered Paneer Pinwheel (was overly roasted) and Ricota Kofta (pretty bland from inside and gravy was very runny).
Also, we ordered multigrain roti which was more of whole wheat roti not a multigrain for sure. The basmati rice were hot but very dry.
All in all, for a family of 2 and a toddler, a bill of $126 was not worth with the quality of food we got.
I hope they improvise so that it becomes one of our favorites again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Delicious! Service was incredible. Can not recommend enough.

JB
vipJamesB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always the ghee washed old fashioned is my favorite cocktail food always good, a little delay in changing from brunch to dinner service due to craziness during brunch but well worth the wait, Chris Chris the security person was very kind to speak to me while I waited, manager was excellent as well remembered me from last time

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faeha
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience2

The food was excellent, innovative Indian food. The service was extremely slow. After waiting almost an hour for our main course, we decided to cancel the order and pay our bill. The restaurant very kindly packaged the order to go and did not charge us for it. The noise level was excrutiating, with very loud music on top of the very loud conversation. Not meant for older people like us.

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vipSherryM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The ambiance and delicious aroma from the kitchen was consistent with how delicious our dinner was. Be sure to try their curry dishes!

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Priyanka
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Below average. It was an overcrowded place and no point doing reservation in advance because they will do what they have to do. This place used to be good before pandemic but it's below average now. The hostess is rude.

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vipShawnaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I had been to Baar Baar before and had an excellent experience. This time the service was terrible and the food was only adequate. We had one guest with dietary restrictions and the waitress did not know the menu well enough to give advice, had to ask the kitchen multiple times and still brought out food the one guest could not eat. The waitress also lied to us in order to try to upswell us on wine. Saying the mid priced by the glass option we were drinking was sold out. Offering us a cheaper option or a way more expensive option. The cheaper option was not drinkable so we rejected the bottle. Then miraculously the wine we were previously drinking became available. It just sucked. We won’t be back.

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vipVeeelle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant but food was hit or miss. Small plates - chicken malai tikka & lamb keema were delicious. Large plates - butter chicken was also great. But the beef in the short rib curry was not nice. It had lost all its flavor and texture, as if it had been slow cooked for too long. That one was really disappointing. Likely our mistake for ordering beef in an Indian restaurant, since the chicken and lamb were cooked wonderfully. Would recommend going but sticking to more typical meats: chicken, lamb, goat.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Ordered an appetizer and 3 entrees. Took 30 minutes to get a server to even take our order, 2 entrees showed up 45 minutes later. Third entree showed up an additional 45 minutes after. Cancelled the appetizer at this point, which then showed up 15 minutes after. Staff was likely overstretched on Father’s Dat weekend, but this should have been accounted for in the restaurant’s capacity.

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Anonymous
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Food was ok. We were sitting next to the door and they kept banging it whenever someone walked past it.
Open mic was so damn loud, you can’t talk to the person you are with. Don’t expect it to be fine dining, service was poor, entrees came before appetizers and that too 45mins late ( funnily, pani puuri took 45mins )

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Service is horrendous / food is okay / ambiance is great.

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Shubham
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

must visit for sunday brunch..Live music and great food.

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dancer13
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food, even better vibes! recommend for any occasion

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Outfordinner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For an Indian restaurant it was lacking in vegetarian options. Service was a little slow. The food that we could order had a similar taste and felt formulaic. The restaurant promised more than it delivered. The cocktails were the one high point. I would return for drinks and snacks maybe but not dinner. For the experience it all felt a bit overpriced

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food2service2ambience5

It was lit but food was meh

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Anya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

It was very VERY loud, it took them an hour and a half to bring food. The food was good but the overall experience wasn’t pleasant.

TG
vipTapasGuy
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was excruciatingly slow: 30 min to get a menu, another 20 min to order drinks, we ended up canceling half our order to rush out for a show. Good was very tasty- sad experience

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Vinayk
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Drinks were very exotic. Some of the ones that we tasted were great, some were okay. Food was good along with the ambience.

JB
JosieB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service would definitely recommend it. Worth noting that the music inside was very loud tho

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really good. The ambience wasn’t great

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You can order delivery directly from BAAR BAAR using the Order Online button. BAAR BAAR also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. BAAR BAAR also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 228-1200.

BAAR BAAR is rated 4.5 stars by 544 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.