Bann Restaurant

4.5
1289 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Korean
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  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Korean, Asian, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Sunday- Thursday: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm- 10:30pm
(Lunch Monday-Friday 12:00-3:00pm)
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Phone number
(212) 582-4446
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Julie Choi: (212) 582-4446
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Catering
Bann can deliver your next event, either at your home or office. Email jchoi@bannrestaurant.com for more details & corporate discount rates.
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Cross street
8th & 9th Ave
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Parking details
Outdoor & indoor parking available on 50th street
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Public transit
1 to 50th street, C E to 50th street, R to 49th street
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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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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
What 1289 People Are Saying
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c
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Good price. Cute servers.
Dessert was heavenly

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

Excellent food, amazing service!
We come all the time

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c
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the 5-9 Happy Hour cocktails in the lounge before dinner. Atmosphere was cozy & romantic for perhaps a first date or date night. Asian inspired decor, relatively quiet.
You can order entrees to be cooked in the kitchen or you can cook your meal yourself at your table, which has built in grills. The whole idea is to create an unique dining experience. Prices are moderate, especially for NYC. Our favorites were the wings & braised bbq short ribs!!!! Would definitely recommend.

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s
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Love their food! It was super hot day and there were many fans everywhere with low AC..
They also have great happy hour menu!!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish they would have offered to celebrate the birthday. Food was great though!

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal of BBQ and short ribs. Highly recommend either. My 16 year old granddaughter loved the restaurant and food, also.

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HY
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Korean restaurant in Midtown. Authentic dishes (I’m Korean, by the way so speak from a position of knowledge). Nicer than other authentic Korean places so very comfortable bringing work team here. Very accommodating service.

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a
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great, but their AC was broken and they only had fans going, which was rough for an August evening.

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ES
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

We had lunch reservations here during resturant week. Service was rushed a bit rude and not helpful. Ordered lunch, dessert and coffee. Coffee and dessert came in waves. Coffee first than after coffee was cold dessert arrived 10 minutes later. Now for the good part. The manager took over and was as pleasant as possible resolved our issues. We will be returning as food was great.

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PC
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Fairly ordinary Korean food. The car is showing it’s age and the restaurants are slightly dirty

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was very nice. It would have been better if happy hour extended to the dining room and not just the bar area.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for a pre theater dinner. It was delicious. They didn't rush us through the meal, but we had plenty of time to enjoy all of it. We will go back.

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t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and came out fairly quickly. I went there for restaurant week and the portions were huge! The waiter was also very knowledgeable about the menu

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NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Broadway show date

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great drinks, great food. Love this place!

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f
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was awesome, will definitely return

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Firstly - I'm a little spoiled usually with my restaurants so I tend to expect a certain degree of service/food. I have no standout issues with Bann, it's a nice and basic open Korean restaurant with good food and good service. I did feel a little rushed towards the end. We ordered off the Restaurant Week menu, as I would assume those offerings to be the average quality of a meal for the restaurant, a sort of showcase. So, I do understand if a server just wants us to taste and leave considering it's a pre-fixe. However, while my experience with Restaurant Week is limited, the last couple places I did go still asked if I wanted to order coffee, another drink, etc. We were never asked if we wanted drink refills (which, to a server, I would assume is how they make up for any possible regular menu price differences -- which is also debatable just how much that difference is but that's another topic). But otherwise it was a fine experience without any pompousness to it, so I would still recommend to anyone looking for a solid Korean BBQ establishment.

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

As always the food was wonderful. Have been there many times. The service was not as good as usual AND the air conditioning was not working on a 90 degree plus day. Would not have gone had we known this.

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T
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about our experience at Bann.
Itr was a little pricey. But we would love to return..

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good. The bulgogi was to die for! The ginger lemonade was very good as well. I went during restaurant week for lunch with my friend and I got the glass noodles as my appetizer with beef (which was amazing) as well. Great experience.

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KG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing. Service could be a bit better.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I came to Bann for NYC Restaurant Week with coworkers. It was my first time trying Korean BBQ and I fully recommend! Staff and food was great. The place is decorated really nicely as well.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fantastic. The mood very quiet and relaxed. The service could have been a bit more attentive but it was a Sunday night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great delicious food and a fun experience!

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I definitely enjoyed the hands on experience during dinner. The appetizer wings and potato croquets we really good. The salmon melted in your mouth and the Korean bbq was both yummy and entertaining. You do have the option of having the kitchen cook your food but it’s cool experience doing it at your table.

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CB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We were there for Restaurant Week on July 31st . The food was very good. The desserts were mediocre. It seems they went very basic on the desserts, which was disappointing after such good appetizers and entrees.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and it was great! Our server was so nice and resourceful in knowing which foods we would like. The portions were amazing and pretty well sized for restaurant week. I will be back.

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VL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I arrived for a NY Restaurant Week lunch on a little lunch date and it was not really busy. The server was nice and attentive, answering all the questions I had about the menu. As for the quality of the Korean BBQ (bulgogi and spicy pork loin), it was top notch. My boyfriend and I had a very long and filling meal, and it was a great experience. Don't forget dessert! The "Omija Dragon" (puff pastry and ice cream) and the "Banana Sabayon" (whipped custard) are a must-try.

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CR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This the second time we have visited Bann and it did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing. Thank you!

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MF
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant accommodated our request for a large table a few hours before arrival, and the food was delicious!

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

Best Korean BBQ I’ve had. Me and my girlfriend loved it and we plan on reumturning!

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I came here with my boyfriend for Restaurant Week. The food and cocktails were really good

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TT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the prices very reasonable for the amount of food you get. Nice cozy setting and the place was not too loud so you could still have a conversation with the person you are with. Staff is also very friendly and on point.

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S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately the night we were there the air conditioning was not working well. They brought us a fan.
Other than that the food was great . Cooked at the table. Great place for two couples.

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MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to this restaurant for restaurant week to get the most of the experience and you must try the glass noodles ;-)

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HK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Refine Korean food. Best Korean food in NYC. Especially Beef tartar Mixed vegetable on rice is amazing...
Now, Chilean Sea bass was outstanding but not on the menu... hope to add this on the menu again.

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TR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience for Restaurant Week. Pre fixe menu had a good sample. Waiters/bus boys were extremely pleasant and helpful. Would recommend!

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice meal and the service was excellent. Barbecue was excellent. The seafood soup was not as flavorful as we would have liked.

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AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Korean BBQ restaurant in Manhattan especially before or after a Broadway show.

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Fairly warn out neighborhood restaurant that is cheap and fair. Large portions of that is what you are looking for. The service is outstanding . A cheap place to go for a large meal.

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