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Bar Shun, New York, NY

Bar Shun

4.6
4.6
10 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

Bar Shun is an elegant cocktail lounge located adjacent to the Shun dining room. The intimate space evokes Art Deco glamour. with its double-height ceilings, velvet upholstered banquettes, and mirrored glass, and serves as an escape from the bustling streets of Midtown below. The bar menu features handcrafted specialty cocktails with French and Japanese influences, as well as a small selection of bites from Chef Verzeroli.
*please note, the dining room menu is not offered in Bar Shun

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, French / Japanese, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Bar
    Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 451-9228

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alain Verzeroli

  • Private party facilities

    With a capacity of 50 guests standing, Bar Shun is a beautiful space which offers the opportunity to be privatized for cocktail receptions and networking events.

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    E 53rd and Lexington

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    E, M, 6

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Bar Snacks

    Savory

    • Shrimp Gaufrette Flavored with Curry$15.00

      • Codfish Brandade Croquette$15.00

        • Toasted Ham & Gruyere Mini Bread$16.00

          • Smoked Salmon & Guacamole on Endive$18.00

            Selection of Cheese

            dried fruits & condiment

            • Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Raw, Cow, Wisconsin$28.00

              • Arethusa Blue, Pasteurized, Cow, Connecticut$28.00

                • Hudson Flower, Pasteurized, Sheep, New York$28.00

                  • Fourmage Gouda, Pasteurized, Cow, Sheep, Buffalo, Netherlands$28.00

                    Sweet

                    • Chocolate Religieuse$15.00

                      • Lemon Meringue Tart$15.00

                        Citrus marmalade

                        Plant Based Ice Cream

                        • Chocolate & Rice Milk$15.00

                          • Pistachio & Cashew Milk$15.00

                            • Coffee & Rice Milk$15.00

                              Cocktails

                              • Zen Garden Martini$19.00

                                Roku Gin, Nori and Cilantro infused Sake

                                • Japanese Highball$19.00

                                  Suntory Toki Blended Whiskey, Lemon, Qdrinks Club Soda

                                  • Bushido$19.00

                                    Suntory Toki Blended Whiskey, mancino Sakura Vermouth, Campari

                                    • La Mademoiselle$19.00

                                      Ford Officer's Gin, Grapefruit, Zardetto Prosecco

                                      • The Villain$17.00

                                        Trois Rovieres Rhum Agricole, Hibiscus, Lemon, Ginger Beer

                                        • Citron Pressé$19.00

                                          Charbay Mayer Lemon Vodka, Barrow's Ginger Liqueur, Lemon, Aegean Tonic, Shizo Leaf

                                          • Mata Hari$18.00

                                            Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac, Chai infuse Sweet Vermouth, Lemon, Rose

                                            Mocktails

                                            • Rhubarbe Citronelle$8.00

                                              Grey Tea, Rhubarb, Tonic

                                              • Le Pamplemousse$8.00

                                                Green Tea, Lemon, Grapefruit

                                                Wines by the Glass

                                                  Sparkling

                                                  • Bird in Hand Spakling Pinot Noir Rosé, Adelaide Hills, Australia 2018$19.00

                                                    • L. Aubry & Fils Champagne, Montagne de Reims, France NV$28.00

                                                      • Moutard Champagne Grand Cuvèe Brut Rosé, Cộte des Bas, France NV$29.00

                                                        White

                                                        • Domaine Bernard Fleuriet et Fils Loire, France 2017$20.00

                                                          • Riesling Empire EstateDry Riesling, Finger Lake, New York 2017$16.00

                                                            • Weinberghof Fritsch Wagram, Gruner Veltliner, Niederosterreich, Austria 2017$18.00

                                                              • D. Chavy-Chouet Chardonnay, Bourgogne Blanc "Les Femelottes" France 2015$26.00

                                                                Rosé

                                                                • Château Gassier Espirit, Côte de Provence Rosé, France 2018$19.00

                                                                  Red

                                                                  • Cantina del Glicine "Vignesparse" Barbaresco, Italy 2014$26.00

                                                                    • Michael Sarrazin, Pinot Noir Mercury Le Perrier Rouge, Burgundy, France 2016$24.00

                                                                      • Laurent Habrard, Syrah Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone Valley, France 2016$16.00

                                                                        • Chateau du Grand Bos, Bordeaux, France 2008$32.00

                                                                          Sakes

                                                                          • Dassai 50$10.00

                                                                            • Dassai 23$19.00

                                                                              Beers

                                                                              • Kronenbourg 1664$8.00

                                                                                • Von Trapp Pilsner$9.00

                                                                                  • Greenport Harbor IPA$10.00

                                                                                    • Ommegang Witte$10.00

                                                                                      • Left Hand Milk Stout$12.00

                                                                                        • Doc's Apple Cider$9.00

                                                                                          What 10 people are saying

                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                          4.6
                                                                                          4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                                                          • 4.4Food
                                                                                          • 4.5Service
                                                                                          • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                          • 3.9Value

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                                                                                            Nicole

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on November 30, 2019

                                                                                            overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                            Cool atmosphere and cocktail selection. Pretty pricey for what we got.

                                                                                          2. AB

                                                                                            AryehB

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on October 23, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Fantastic! Excellent service. Love it! My favorite spot in NYC

                                                                                          3. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on October 16, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            I love when I find a gem of a restaurant before the critics write it up and then can never score a reservation there ever again. This little jewel box is exactly that kind of find. Tucked away upstairs out of the hustle and bustle of NYC, is a gorgeous Art Deco rarity. The music was eclectic, the dishes silky, the staff convivial. And, they have all manner of Japanese whiskey, so yes, I will be back. And, yes, I am a fan. Bravi!

                                                                                          4. E

                                                                                            Erica

                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on October 7, 2019

                                                                                            overall1food3service1ambience4

                                                                                            First of all the Shun website can be a bit confusing. I wanted to make a reservation for the restaurant but accidentally made it for Bar Shun. That’s fine because it’s my mistake, but then we just thought we’ll make it a pre-dinner drink after we were able to make a reservation for the restaurant online. The problem is the lack of communication at this place. We ordered our drinks and we waited 30 minutes for it. The waiter should have noticed that we only had water cups on our table but just refilled it a couple times and never asked whether our drinks arrived yet. We had to ask the busboy to check because the waiter wasn’t so friendly looking anyway. Then we asked the captain/host to check it. Finally the busboy brought it. We asked which one was which drink since they looked similar color. He sent our waiter, and when we asked the waiter he just quickly mumbled the name of one drink. At least tell me the name of both drinks even if we saw it on the menu, maybe we forgot after 30 plus minutes of waiting. Then he rushed off after mumbling the drink name. It’s a high end bar and not that busy so what is the hurry. Then it came time for the restaurant reservation so we thought we pay for our drinks or ask if it will be included in the restaurant bill. The waiter then finally said they will comp our drinks because of the long wait. Why didn’t they tell us or apologize for it when they served the drinks or when we asked about what the drinks were??? It was all so confusing and uncomfortable for us. We know it’s just a bar but it’s quite a high end bar, so the wait staff should act like it. I would not recommend the bar shun.

                                                                                          5. AB

                                                                                            AryehB

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on October 7, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Excellent service, friendly staff! Love it and will be back.

                                                                                          6. e

                                                                                            eikogre

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on October 1, 2019

                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                            We tried 3 kind of Bar snack. Especially Cauliflower Panna Cotta with Caviar was so good and beautiful.

                                                                                          7. FJ

                                                                                            FloraJ

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on September 13, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Thank you to Chef Alain Verzeroli and team! This place is just amazing!

                                                                                          8. CL

                                                                                            CarliL

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on August 22, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Wow, Bar Shun is such a gorgeous hidden Gem! Having already had the good fortune of dining at Shun and Le Jardinier (Chef Verzeroli has truly outdone himself), I couldn't wait to try Bar Shun. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and we were both totally blown away. The soaring ceilings, velvet banquettes, gold detailing and candlelight might make it the most romantic date spot ever. We tried a number of delicious cocktails and bar bites - the standouts for us were the Zen Garden Martini (Roku Gin, Nori and Cilantro infused Sake garnished with a cocktail onion and pickled ginger) and Japanese Highball (Suntory Toki Blended Whiskey, Lemon, Qdrinks Club Soda). Both were very unique and unlike anything we'd tried before. For snacks, we had toasted ham & gruyere mini bread, spring onion panna cotta with caviar and a generous cheese plate. We can't recommend this sexy hideaway enough - but get in before the secret's out!

                                                                                          9. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on July 20, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We decided to check out Bar Shun for a lighter bite and cocktails instead of the main dining room Shun. It was a great decision as we both loved the ambiance, the seating was spacious, the high ceilings and dramatic window treatment made the room feel so elegant and classy. We had 2 cocktails, The Villain and Mata Hari, both were extremely tasty, beautiful and well crafted. The server was professional, friendly and made good suggestions for us to try out the small bites on the menu but serve them in several courses, which was a great idea as we mingled and chatted while enjoying our food without feeling rushed. We started with the Spring Onion Panna Cotta w/ Caviar, it was divine! Then we had the most amazing thin crispy shrimp gaufrette, it was unbelievable! Must try! Smoked salmon with guac on endive was good but nothing to shout about, the codfish brandade croquette and mini ham & cheese were very well executed and great small bites to go with our drinks. We had more room to try more food, so we decided to go for their cheese platter, and we get to try some amazing spread of bread made in house, they were all excellent! When we said to each other that it was a bit cold with the AC, the server overheard us and quickly brought over a luxury box w/ pashmina selections for us to choose from, I have never had such personal touch, it made us feel so well taken care of, such a nice touch! Lastly, desserts....too beautiful to eat but we had to! They were delicate, creative, beautiful presentation and delicious! We left feeling satisfied, well pampered, spoilt, content and we will definitely be back very soon!!

                                                                                          10. JW

                                                                                            JohannaW

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on July 19, 2019

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We absolutely LOVED Bar Shun! It has a relaxed, upscale atmosphere without feeling overly pretentious. We ordered several items from the bar menu and really and truly, everything we had was outstanding. The Citron Presse is officially my new favorite cocktail. The service was excellent and the staff made our experience extra memorable. Can't wait to go back!

                                                                                          FAQs

                                                                                          Bar Shun is rated 4.6 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                          Not available on OpenTable

                                                                                          Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                                                                                          If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


                                                                                          Is this your restaurant?
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                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                            E 53rd and Lexington

                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                            Midtown East

                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                            Bar
                                                                                            Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                            French, French / Japanese, Japanese

                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                            Business Casual

                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                            None

                                                                                          • Public transit

                                                                                            E, M, 6

                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                                            Alain Verzeroli

                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                                            (212) 451-9228

                                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                                            With a capacity of 50 guests standing, Bar Shun is a beautiful space which offers the opportunity to be privatized for cocktail receptions and networking events.

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