Bazar Tapas Bar and Restaurant

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Bazar Tapas Bar and Restaurant is situated in Nomad area (("NOrth of MADison Square Park") one of the most vibrant areas of Manhattan, and we serve contemporary Tapas mixed cuisine. Tapas are a variety of small cold or hot savoury Spanish dishes, served as a snack with drinks, or with other tapas as a meal.
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Curated Prix Fixe Christmas with Winter Cocktails

Join us both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for a chef selected prix fixe to get you in the holiday spirit!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 25, 2019

Ends: December 26, 2118

Availability: Tue-Wed 4:00PM-11:00PM

Complimentary specialty cocktail with your #BottomlessBrunch

Enjoy one of our handcrafted specialty cocktails on the house with you Bottomless Brunch and Live Music!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 24, 2019

Ends: October 25, 2118

Availability: Daily 12:00AM-11:30PM

Happy Hour until 6:30!

Enjoy $5 beer, $9 wine, and $10 handcrafted specialty cocktails! PLUS 50% OFF on OYSTERS!!!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 24, 2019

Ends: October 25, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:30PM-6:30PM

What 229 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.2
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVED the meal! From the olives and frisée salad to the lamb chops and mussels! Everything was perfection! Service was efficient and unassuming. Thank you for the most wonderful evening, we shall definitely return!

BJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

They only employ one waiter for the whole restaurant at during lunch hours
Kills the service/experience

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All perfect. Prices a bit on the high end but food tastes really great.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and good portion sizes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was great but they couldn’t keep up with the demand for NYE. Took a very long time to get through dinner

S
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent tapas. Service was good except that the bartender complained about the difficulty of making my drink, instead of simply apologizing for the delay in bringing out drinks. Quiet at lunchtime when not busy but our previous experience is that this restaurant is noisy when busier.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a meal!

CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Music was way too loud to have a conversation even though must of the restaurant was for dining. Food was a bit overpriced for the quality and the overall ambiance of the restaurant. Would not recommend as a place to go for dinner.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

If they up their drink game, I'd enjoy this place better! Also, the happy-hour-only-at-the-bar rule is disappointing. I shouldn't be punished for making a reservation. We would stay longer and order more food if we could get happy hour drinks.

KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up for our 3:45 reservation at 3:53 to be told the kitchen was closed and the only things they offered was meat cheese and oysters. No tapas, no dinner, no lunch, no brunch. Planned a Sunday girls day in the city and was very disappointed to make the long walk from our show at MSG to be greeted with this information.

LM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Sloooooow service. Super loud club music that was inappropriate to the room and food genre made it hard to talk to my dining partner. Tone it down! Your customers will thank you.

JJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went there on Saturday night and the food was amazing. We ordered almost all the tapas and no-one had a bad thing to say about any of them!

Y
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really great food and the restaurant is very nice/hip. What is great about the menu is that you can order several items and share them. I think the waitress had her hands full as it took a long time, but it was a Saturday night so it's expected and luckily we weren't in a hurry. Don't plan on having intimate conversations, energy is high and music is loud. Majority of patrons were 20 and 30 year olds. Overall a good experience. Food was great and that's what really counts. :)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, amazing paella!

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TK
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate at Bazar Tapas for the first time and had an amazing experience. I had the truffle hummus, the branzino and the chocolate mousse for dessert. The portions were generous and the food was superb. The service was excellent and the prices were most reasonable. A great place for the solo diner or a large party.

TT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing everything tasted way better that what we expected. And the drinks were made perfectly. Even though I had a coupon discount for my birthday, I would go back and gladly pay full price!

UW
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great paella. Tapas a bit pricey for portion size. Service was super rushed - brought food out a few minutes after ordering and didn't even have our wine yet. Fun atmosphere but Super loud music.

NR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner here. We had the steak bites, mushroom croquettes, mussles, tomatoe salad, and lamb chops. All delicious!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food1service3ambience5

Service was slow and steak was so fatty/chewy we had to send it back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is always excellent. The service is pretty sub-bar. Staff is not friendly and not attentive. If the service was better, I’m pretty sure this place would be constantly packed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

food was terrible. cant believe this place is so highly rated

n
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I can say I had a very nice experience here. I booked it last min for a quick bite and it turns out instayed longer than anticipated. I walked in about 10 feet towards hostess podium and was greeted so warmly by Chelsea. She has a contagious smile and if you even wanted to go somewhere else, you could not with her warm welcome. She seated us right away at a high table by the front. The place seemed close to capacity already, maybe because of happy hour witlchnis from 330p to 630pm. Happy hour has 1/2 priced oysters, $5 beers, $8 wines and $10 specialty drinks. Well worth the trip.

Our server Jelena (pronounced Yelena), was also a warm hearted breath of fresh air. It felt like we where repeat customers although it was our 1st time. They have an extensive drink menu full of delicious beverages. Picked the tiki drink and the orange Moscow Mule. Both were very nice. Since we were not that hungry but wanted to nibble on a few things, we tried the gambas al ajillo (grilled shrimp in garlic oil). It did not disappoint. When I ordered the bacon slab, I saw that it came with Brussels sprouts, my favorite vegetable these days. What a treat that was. The flavor came out so nicely. I almost want to order more of it. It is really good. Although we could not stay, but we did not want to leave because of Jelena and Chelsea. Bazar is very fortunate to have both there. Definitely want to return here again! I felt bad for Jelena. She was handling multiple tables and she did it with a smile and expediency. She is a great server for Bazar!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good space and service

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cool place Greatto shaper tapas Dood was tasty - definitely pricey

QB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I"d recommend based on good location, service, menu variety, buzzy atmosphere. However, be warned that in the evening it's loud! The place was pretty full both times I've visited on a weekday night, but noise is due to poor accoustics more than anything else. Try to sit close to the door if you can!
Food is good quality, if a little salty but I guess that's tapas for you... Attentive staff, quick service, so do check it out, so long as you're not hard of hearing!

AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, good food. I was happy to choose this place

HC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. The service was excellent. The spicy margarita I had was also excellent. Our only complaint is that we use the Plsed offer. It turned out it was enough food and more than enough alcohol for my friend and me, but the Plsed offer is misleading. They stated that you were going to get to tapas each worth up to $22. We were even actually told that the crabcakes came with two to the order by the waitress, but when we received our order we got one crabcake and one scallop for the scallop tapas. They were delicious, but not what is actually on the menu if you were paying regular price. Also, they only offer two cocktails from the cocktail menu. I got the spicy margarita and it was delicious, but the Plsed description makes it sound like you can get any of their specialty cocktails.It was delicious and it was enough food for us, but the Plsed offer is misleading.

BZ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The band "La Banda Ramirez" was fabulous! The food was a complete ripoff. We ordered Serrano ham, a cheese platter, crab cakes and oysters. The only good dish were the crab cakes. The oysters had to be the tiniest, tasteless oysters I've ever had (and I've eaten all tyilpes all over the world.) The Serrano was served on a plank with 3 tiny Apple slices, and 3 tiny squares of a rubbery cheese. When I complained to the waiter we and asked where was the "fromage plate" we ordered, with goat cheese and other cheeses, he pointed to the 3 rubbery slices of cheese on the plank and said "it was combined with the ham".
Very disappointing. Will go there again for the music, but will eat first!

RN
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great little tapas bar. Food is tasty and has nice visual ambiance. Music sometimes seems a touch loud and out of character (trance?), but otherwise, no real complaints.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Great wines and service
A bit loud for a date but perfect for a party or reunion

MC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly efficient service. The food was great, traditional Spanish tapas . I recommend the serano ham!

RR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fave restaurants! I've been there 3 times in the last month. My go to spot for great food, drink, service and ambiance.

SH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. The place wasn’t busy but the staff wasn’t overbearing while still being present

OT
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time enjoying a great meal at this establishment. Everything had great flavor.

IG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The space is vice nice and the service was pleasant and efficient – but the food was average. Nothing was bad but nothing stood out. Bazar is not a bad restaurant but, with so many amazing restaurants in NYC, it's not a top contender.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were top notch. Portion size for the money is not great value, costs way more to fill up than a regular restaurant. Tapas in Spain are mostly under $10, here they’re quite a bit more so it adds up fast. But oh so delicious.

We loved just about every choice, and we were a mix of vegetarians and unabashed carnivores. My favorite were the steak bites, I can’t rave about them enough. The mushroom croquettes were surprisingly amazing, too. Tuna tartare was perfect. Bacon was underwhelming. Octopus was just alright. I normally love both those things so that part was disappointing but all the other delicious items more than made up for it.

LM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was OK we ordered the paella and I expected a little bit better than what it came out as some of the stuff was burnt and I’ve had no taste

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went there for paella however they don’t have it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 5PM, we honestly sat there for almost 2 hours. Excellent service, started to get busy when we left we didn't want to take up a table during busy time.

KA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Really enjoyed everything! Will definitely be back!