About Bann Restaurant

From the same team that brought you Woo Lae Oak in Soho & Los Angeles, Bann is a unique, interactive dining experience featuring authentic Korean cuisine with a modern flair.

Unleash your inner chef at Bann and add an element of sizzle to your next evening out! Choose from a variety of authentic Korean barbecues prepared in our signature marinade, including beef short rib and thinly sliced rib eye, all cooked to perfection at your own smokeless tabletop grill. Or dine on traditional favorites like the black cod simmered in a spicy garlic soy reduction. For the adventurous diner, Bann creates a sharing & tasting experience to take you and your companions on a culinary tour of Korea.

350 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Korean, Asian, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Sunday- Thursday: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm- 10:30pm
(Lunch Monday-Friday 12:00-3:00pm)

Cross Street:
8th & 9th Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 582-4446

Website:
http://bannrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Bann can deliver your next event, either at your home or office. Email jchoi@bannrestaurant.com for more details & corporate discount rates.

Parking Details:
Outdoor & indoor parking available on 50th street

Public Transit:
1 to 50th street, C E to 50th street, R to 49th street

Private Party Facilities:
Bann can provide numerous options for private events for small & large parties. The separated lounge & dining area make it an ideal setting for cocktail receptions as well as formal dinners.

Bann's location in Midtown makes it a convenient space for hosting corporate parties.

Private Party Contact:
Julie Choi: (212) 582-4446

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We specialize in private events ranging from small group dinners to sit down formal dining. Whatever your event we look forward to working with you to create a successful and memorable occasion. For spacing options please contact the restaurant.

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Bann Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Good for a Date (17)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
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Fun (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (11)
Spicy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Business Meals (9)
Healthy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
Romantic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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Great for Brunch (2)
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Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome food...good service and easy atmosphere

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·Dined 6 days ago

Such a great surprise. Food was fantastic. Not too noisy. Will be back for sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A very attractive place. Fun to eat there, nice staff, good value. Perfect for a party but the noise level makes it less than perfect.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was my second visit to Bann. As before they provide large portions of well cooked food with a doable price and lots of those free Korean appetizers. The one downside is the only bathrooms are co-ed, so if you are a guy expecting no wait when you have to go, that might not be the case
It is also somewhat loud so not a perfect setting if quiet is your goal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My cousins and I had a wonderful time at Bann! The ambiance was spectacular, the food was both delicious and creative, and the restaurant was directly next to the theater where we saw a show so we were able to relax, knowing we were so close. I'd definitely visit again!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan and best one for Korean. The BBQ is great as you can cook the food yourself on the BBQ at your table. All ingredients are fresh and delicious. The dol sot bipimbop is also a great dish. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was good. While the wait staff were very attentive, because they were so quick to remove plates from our table, it seemed as though we were being rushed to leave.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a great drink and hot spicy beef and noodle soup here. Pricey for what it is. Eel buns were the highlight for me; fantastic flavors!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Service was way too slow.
Could not find our server many times.
Even though the restaurant was empty service still took forever with little consideration for business clientele on a tight schedule.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall food was ok service was slow and poor we had 5 people

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

My husband and I visited with our 18 year old son and three twenty-something guests from Germany. We all had a great time cooking on the grills and trying different things. We had meat-eaters, vegans, vegetarians, etc. and everyone was happy. It was fun, our waiter was very nice and helpful and the food was great. We went before a show at New World Stages next door and it was great. Super location, dining room was festive and lively and attractive, food was great. And, dessert was super, which I had not expected. Great! We will go back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This used to be my favorite restaurant, and I still like the food and service, but... During our last visit, there was a huge party group of he "bridge and tunnel" type, a crowd of about 40 was loud,rowdy, uncouth, and just unbearable. It ruined the meal for all of us. The host/manager was clearly annoyed also, but did nothing at all to try to quell the melée.

Additionally, on the other side of us, there was a couple with a crying/screaming baby. Surely this should not be permitted or tolerated by the management?

I followed up our dinner with a lengthy e-mail to the management that evening but the response: "Yes...it was loud...sorry....Hope you'll come back." Are they kidding? I used to love this place but will not return. What a shame. If you're one who loves the screams and cheers of low-class party-makers, you'll enjoy this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food. Corporate party was loud.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food and service overall were very good. Decor could be improved.
- YOOK HWE (steak tatare) was excellent. Meat was marinated delightfully with perilla oil (?).
- YOOK KE JANG was also excellent; I would recommend it to those who like Korea's spicy soups.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great all around. Got the BBQ for 4 dinner. All great! I'm going back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Amazing evening at Bann, food gorgeous and staff brilliant

Tags: Spicy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Loved everything about it but the service felt rushed and we were done in less than an hour. We would have liked to dine and enjoy a bit more.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food not bad but nothing to rave about! Won't be returning unless someone else is paying. Dumpling are bland don't order them. Wings are good if you like general tso chicken. BBQ is well marinated but the are gas flat grills not the best way to make Korean BBQ. Great atmosphere friendly fast service. I've had better so I was expecting more but we didn't leave hungry.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great service! Excellent presentation and to die for dessert!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our first time. Took our daughter for her sweet sixteen. Loved it. Food was amazing and the ambiance was wonderful. Everyone was helpful and kind. Can't wait to visit again. Told all my friends and family.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We stumbled to it and it was good food and no lines like K Town.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Delicious food and the quality of the food is excellent. The staff is very attentive to the customers.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Authentic, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Bulgogi was very tasty. GreAt service, would definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Went with a friend. Spacious, good service, good food, good value.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Delicious food and great menu options. Coctails especially good.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We even a Saturday night at 9pm and restaurant was really far from crowded. So very enjoyable for us as we were on a date night and it was really not loud obviously.

Moscow mule cocktails has been our poison for the night even if although we ordered 2min before 9pm end of happy hour, we didn't get the half price on the first round ;)

The food 'Korean Bbq' beef for me, shrimp for my wife was simply perfect. They are serving large portion and you cook yourself at your table. Nothing to say about this we enjoyed every bit of the meat, fish and all sides.

As French we do not expect our waitress to constantly come check on us. But we like to see them when you need them. On this matter no mistake again, they came to clean when it was needed and were not constantly interrupting our meal.

The place is really nice and I could see it a perfect fit as well for a larger group.

Will definitely go again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love barbecuing the meats, salmon and shrimp. They are marinated beautifully and the taste and texture are delicious. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the theatre district.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The first thing I'll say is: GET THE CHILI CHICKEN WINGS. I'd go back just for those, even though the rest of the food was mediocre, the service slow (but at least it was friendly, and they did a great job keeping the water glasses filled), and the noise level WAY too loud. Couldn't hear a thing my wife was saying to me the whole time. But those chicken wings were gold, man. Bottom line, get the chicken wings, but maybe do 'em takeout/delivery instead of dining at the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

This was our first time at Bann. We enjoyed it! It's described as "upscale" and it is quite nice, but it's also very family friendly. There were lots of families there with children of all ages on a Thursday night at 7:00 during NYC restaurant week. It's a fun place to eat! We ordered off the restaurant week menu - Bo ssam bun (pork belly) & cham chi hwe (tuna sashimi) appetizers. We both loved the pork belly buns. Yum! My date ordered the tuna and I didn't try it. He said it tasted fine, but he didn't like it. Nothing wrong with it, just not his taste. I'm afraid I don't have more detail on that. For the entree, we both had Korean BBQ - Kal bi (short rib) & an shim (filet mignon). Both portions were very generous. I could have used more lettuce for our wraps, but we just ate the extra meat with chopsticks. Both were seasoned well and, of course, cooked to perfection by us at the table side grill. TIP - That grill gets quite hot, so dress in a layer you can remove. We tried both of the restaurant week desserts - omija dragon (pastry w/ mousse & berries) & banana sabayon (custard w/ a sesame cookie). The mousse and custard were very yummy, but the pastry lacked flavor and flake.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Very good food. This is a great Korean bbq style place (with a grill on the table), good quality meat and excellent service. If you're looking for a nice authentic Korean food and bbq, this is the place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

One in our party was gluten-free, and they were pleasant and accommodating with the gluten free menu. The appetizers and at-table barbecue were really good. Some items could have been spicier, but they're probably trying to cater to all palates. Nice meal.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good place to try Korean cuisine. A little expensive even though the food is good. It's not a weekly place to visit, but I would go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Came here for restaurant week and my Anniversary celebration with my wife. The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful! They gave us complimentary champagne for our Anniversary.
I would eat here again & again.
Well worth the trip.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 2, 2017

First foremost, the service is fantastic. The waiters were accommodating and detail oriented and very thoughtful. I appreciated the gluten-free menu. I had great options. My friends were thrilled with the vegetarian options as well. As a frequent theatergoer, Bann is ideal it's in the heart of the theater district.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Ribeye was delicious and I had a blast cooking it myself!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Came for Restaurant Week. Lunch menu offered interesting choices. Portions were generous; food was a solid B. Service started out fine, but after taking our orders the waiter ignored us for the rest of the meal. After many tries, we finally got his attention to please check on our desserts as we had waited a long time. Frankly, his poor service ruined an otherwise OK meal. We do not plan on returning

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Good quality food in a fun experience. However, the restaurant can be very noisy which makes it difficult to carry on a conversation at a four-person small table. The service was in attentive at times. Otherwise, it was a very nice enjoyable meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great as always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. I live in the building and actually avoided eating here for several years. When I finally tried it, I kicked myself for having waited so long. I now dine there at least once each month.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

From the moment we entered o the moment we left, we were treated incredibly well! The staff was amazing. The food superb. We chose to cook ourselves which added to the experience. Highly recommend!

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