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Flora Bar

4.5
4.5
422 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Taking cues from its older sibling estela, Flora Bar is a New American Seafood restaurant rooted in elegant preparations and eclectic ingredients.
On December 31st, ring in the New Year at Flora Bar with live music by Thor Jensen and a six-course prix fixe dinner menu including sea urchin, black truffles, and roast duck.
First seating $175 per person.
Second seating $275 per person.
A la carte dining from this menu is available at our bar and in our lounge on a first come, first served basis.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Brunch Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 558-5383

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ignacio Mattos and Jacob Nemmers

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    between 74th & 75th Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    6 to 77th StreetQ to 72nd Street

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch

Menu

Starters

  • Oysters with Szechuan Mignonette*$25.00

    East or West Coast

    • Red Shrimp with Sea Urchin and Nori*$18.00

      • Osetra Caviar, Crème Fraîche and Rye Crackers$45.00

        • Clams with Cucumber and Jalapeño*$16.00

          • White Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce*$25.00

            • Snow Crab with Yuzu Kosho Mayonnaise$26.00

              • Seafood Platter*$95.00

                Main

                • Pickled Daikon and Olives$9.00

                  • Anchovies and Boquerones$16.00

                    • Jamón Ibérico or Country Ham$20.00

                      • Tuna Tartare, Sunflower, and Hijiki*$22.00

                        • Potato and Raclette Croquettes$14.00

                          • Burrata, Meyer Lemon, Fennel$18.00

                            • Green Tomato, Basil, and Pine Nut Tart$19.00

                              • Caesar Salad*$17.00

                                • Purple Endive, Pecans, and Bayley Hazen Blue$17.00

                                  • Lamb Ribs with Yogurt and Mojo Verde$22.00

                                    Featured Items

                                    • Shrimp Roll with Hollandaise and Pickles$22.00

                                      • Lobster and Crab Dumplings In Yuzu Broth$29.00

                                        • Halibut with Beets and Sake Sabayon$30.00

                                          • Chicken with Celery and Apple$29.00

                                            • Steak with White Mushrooms, Potatoes, and Vin Jaune$33.00

                                              What 422 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              4.5
                                              4.5 based on all time ratings
                                              • 4.5Food
                                              • 4.3Service
                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                              • 3.8Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              1. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on January 25, 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always delicious, comfortable and fun

                                              2. CD

                                                ChristineD

                                                New York Area

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on January 18, 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food and wine were delicious. Knowledgeable servers. Would definitely go back again.

                                              3. A

                                                Anna

                                                New York Area

                                                8 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined on January 4, 2019

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                Well crafted cuisine in an iconic architectural landmark setting. The cocktail were equally well crafted, although slightly tart. The ambience was serene in the middle of the day, but active. The service, from the server to the host, was excellent. Both provided our party with excellent recommendations, were polished with clear diction, and provided attention at all the appropriate times. We would be happy to return,

                                              4. p

                                                pirorin

                                                Hawaii

                                                5 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on December 31, 2018

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                オリジナルで個性的なお料理でした。大晦日の特別メニューで、うにやまぐろの前菜、かにとアボカドのタルトなどシーフードを中心にメインは和牛も選べました!とてもおしゃれなお客がほとんどで、日本人旅行者としては場違いな気もしましたが、スタッフも優しく、楽しめました!デザートも凝っていて、美味しかったです!

                                              5. A

                                                Alicea

                                                New York Area

                                                9 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on December 31, 2018

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                I dont usually give reviews and if I do, I like to give good reviews. However, I feel obliged to alert the public about this place. I would give it no stars if I could. I live in the area and stopped by for dessert with a friend and was extremely disappointed as they managed to get our very simple order wrong and our server Dylan didn't once stop by to apologize, this was surprising as it was a Sunday night and the place wasn't busy at all. We ordered 2 chamomile teas, which our server confirmed as we were ordering but instead, they brought us 2 verbena lemon teas. My friend thought the creme brulee she ordered was salty. To be fair, I enjoyed my hazelnut cream chocolate parfait dessert. We are Latinas and suspect that their extremely poor service was based on their quiet but, by their actions, very salient and loud racism. Especially our server Dylan who managed to get our order wrong and didn't apologize for it and didn't once stop by to see how we were doing. When they finally brought our chamomile teas, these didn't taste like chamomile but like plain water, even after having left the tea bags in the pot for a while. They seemed to have been used chamomile tea bags. My friend noticed our server was talking with a colleague while looking our way and laughing. I am sad to say but I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. Stay away.

                                              6. m

                                                manhattan

                                                New York Area

                                                238 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                238 reviews

                                                Dined on December 30, 2018

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Flora Bar's brunch had some interesting selections, including a seafood sausage composed of lobster, crab, scallops, and shrimp. The sausage was accompanied by cabbage poached in a vin jaune broth. Absolutely delicious. The cabbage had an amazing consistency, the vin jaune broth was heavenly, the sausage itself was perfectly cooked and full of flavor. Service was a little dilatory but accommodating and helpful. The light during the day, because of the huge windows, is great, even when the day is overcast.

                                              7. ML

                                                MLP52AA

                                                Indiana

                                                28 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                28 reviews

                                                Dined on December 29, 2018

                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                Great cocktails and has the wonderful ambiance of the Met Breuer museum. Entrees are artistic and delicious. However, the experience is pricey so you might reserve this restaurant for a special occasion.

                                              8. AG

                                                AG11

                                                Los Angeles

                                                18 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                18 reviews

                                                Dined on December 29, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                All the good things — food, service, ambience. Flora Bar will continue to be on our “to do” list for New York!

                                              9. HB

                                                HankB

                                                Richmond

                                                25 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                25 reviews

                                                Dined on December 28, 2018

                                                overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                Portions much too small Prices very high Service VERY pretentious Would not recommend this testaurant

                                              10. MV

                                                MV2017

                                                New York Area

                                                21 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                21 reviews

                                                Dined on December 28, 2018

                                                overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                Don’t go for food. It’s a win because it’s inside the museum, looks lovely, close to the museum mile, and a great spot for a break or a date. The service is very intrusive, they don’t care if they interrupted your conversation, so don’t go on your first date. Go for drinks only. They have prices of an upscale restaurant that knows what it’s doing but it doesn’t really know what it’s doing- unless we want to know how to skillfully kill burrata, we don’t want to order their burrata salad.

                                              11. SM

                                                SylviaM

                                                Washington DC

                                                3 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on December 26, 2018

                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                A little overpriced and not enough casual choices with vegetables

                                              12. EZ

                                                EricZ

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on December 22, 2018

                                                overall2food2service1ambience4

                                                We usually love place, but something seemed to be up. The only two mains that interested us (omelette and halibut) were not available, with nothing offered in their place. Drinks came long after food. Servers were forgetful though apologetic. Everybody gets to have an off day but at this price level it’s a little hard to swallow.

                                              13. MA

                                                MARCELAbr

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on December 20, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very nice. The food is delicious and the place wonderful

                                              14. MV

                                                MichaelV

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on December 19, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Exquisite!

                                              15. g

                                                guest

                                                New York Area

                                                122 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                122 reviews

                                                Dined on December 14, 2018

                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                Very knowledgeable staff, both about the food at the wine list

                                              16. b

                                                billb

                                                San Francisco

                                                4 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on December 12, 2018

                                                overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                Nice wine list and some very good dishes. Highly touted lobster dumpling was greatly over salted. Shellfish very good.

                                              17. SH

                                                StaciaH

                                                San Francisco

                                                13 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                13 reviews

                                                Dined on December 11, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                what a fun find--even my vegetable hater husband loved the beets here, and the staff was delightful. highly recommend for a couple

                                              18. B

                                                Basic

                                                New York Area

                                                26 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                26 reviews

                                                Dined on December 11, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Flora Bar is a unique and memorable experience. I've dined there several times and have never been disappointed, and can't wait to go back again. The Clams and the Lobster Dumplings are a must-try!

                                              19. n

                                                norako

                                                London

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on December 11, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I've been often having both dinner and lunch at Flora . The food is extraordinary, the atttention superb , the choice of wines huge , as well as drinks . It has a avery interesting menu ,you can have a regular three or two curses meal but there's such a choice that you can have a tasteful and original meal of tapas sharing with others . Some hits of the menu : quite unique the urchin starter and the red endives with pecan salad . Absoluty worth visiting it !! It's located at the Met Breuer and the architecture of the building is to die for ! The decoration respectful of such a beautiful building .

                                              20. NY

                                                NYCM

                                                New York Area

                                                19 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on December 11, 2018

                                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                The restaurant is beautiful, great ambience. The menu could use a bit more options...service was great!

                                              21. JR

                                                JustinR

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 9, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It’s a lovely space, big and open, yet at the table intimate. I ordered the steak and candied beets, between the uniquely cooked beets, the steak done perfectly and the flavors together, made it a meal I won’t forget. My wife ordered a dish she didn’t quite care for (she can’t do too much acidity) we seldom order a dish then return it based off our personal taste but the staff was extremely accommodating, polite and quick when she decided to order the chicken. The sign of a great restaurant is how well the chicken is cooked: it was superb! Juicy, tender and very flavorful. It was a great romantic dinner at flora and we’ll be sure to book another table when we’re back in town.

                                              22. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 9, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent on all points

                                              23. UE

                                                UESider

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on December 7, 2018

                                                overall3food4service2ambience1

                                                While the food was tasty, there’s nothing I feel like is worth returning for. Ex., the lobster/crab dumplings were good but the Yusuf broth was extremely salty. I feel like you’re paying for location more so than the menu. $24 for 4 lamb ribs?

                                              24. SK

                                                StellaK

                                                Miami

                                                5 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on December 7, 2018

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                It was very good, service was friendly and the food was delicious!!! Perfect for a lunch with friends Will go back

                                              25. AH

                                                AnnaH

                                                London

                                                4 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on December 7, 2018

                                                overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                The menu layout is confusing. It would be easier to navigate if the format was small, medium and large or snack,starters mains. Instead of 20 starters and 4 mains. The only stand out dish was the chicken and chicory but I’ve no idea why it had half of avocado with it but this was delicious. Service was not sincere and slow. Noticed other tables got bread but there was none on the menu to order and none was offered to us. The snow crab was clearly bought in cooked in brine, it was salty and dry. Tuna tartar was nice. Potatoes croquettes were a total rip off and under seasoned. The view of the empty terrace made the restaurant look cheap and canteen like. Cocktail were very good.

                                              26. AD

                                                AndyDH

                                                San Francisco

                                                29 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                29 reviews

                                                Dined on December 6, 2018

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                Great service well cooked nicely presented food and good ambience - not your average museum cafe!

                                              27. AH

                                                AudreyH

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 2, 2018

                                                overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                Flora Bar seems to be a different restaurant on a Sunday. The food and service are so much better on a weekday. Fortunately the wines are still good. Will not go there again on a Sunday.

                                              28. MR

                                                MichelleR

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 1, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great setting, really great food, expensive, but wonderful wine

                                              29. BH

                                                BertholdH

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 30, 2018

                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                very sophisticated and delicious food. Remarkable menu on a variety of whiskey. We definitly will come again.

                                              30. JG

                                                JeanG

                                                New York Area

                                                46 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                46 reviews

                                                Dined on November 27, 2018

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                We thoroughly enjoyed our meal there and will return

                                              31. LT

                                                LeoTK66

                                                Denver

                                                42 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                42 reviews

                                                Dined on November 24, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great wait staff. We enjoyed our meal. Happy to return.

                                              32. NH

                                                NanciH

                                                Philadelphia

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on November 24, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a wonderful meal there. The service was excellent and the food exceptional. Love the setting as well.

                                              33. D

                                                Davio

                                                San Diego

                                                4 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on November 15, 2018

                                                overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                Good food. Very bad service. Left my credit card behind and staff and management made it impossible for me to get it back. Have never experienced such bad and unresponsive service from a fine dining establishment.

                                              34. L

                                                Lapin27

                                                New York Area

                                                16 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on November 13, 2018

                                                overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                We went for lunch And the service was so slow !!!! My salads had to much dressing ! No vegan starter or main course on the menu !!! It’s a beautiful place but it need to be more professional and up to date the menu for those who cares for the climate change ....

                                              35. a

                                                anonymous

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on November 12, 2018

                                                overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                We are regulars at Flora. Has been our favorite restaurant on the east side BUT on Sunday night, they were apparently understaffed in the kitchen and we had to wait an unbearably long time for every course. In fact our entree came just as we were about to leave. Fish overcooked and bun on my waygu burger was burnt to a crisp. If this had been our first time, we would never have gone back. Our server was great and apologetic -- and did take off the fish entree and gave us free drink. Still, a very disappointing experience.

                                              36. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                55 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                55 reviews

                                                Dined on November 11, 2018

                                                overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                The space is hip and interesting. The photos are a bit misleading however, when on the premise you immediately realize you are eating in a basement. The food was adequate, nothing extraordinary. The cocktails were the real homerun of the evening.

                                              37. B

                                                Birdy

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 11, 2018

                                                overall4food5service1ambience5

                                                I love everything about Flora Bar except the slow, inattentive service and portion size of meat based entrees and martinis, but the service is the real issue. When we ask for ice or water or anything else, it takes forever to get the item. Our friend's martini took a long time to arrive and the drink was smaller than the martinis he has had elsewhere; in fairness, I don't drink martinis and thought the shape of the glass might make a person think the drink looks small. Our creme brulee dessert was thrown on the table as if we were at a diner, which was disrespectful to the chef because it was one of the best creme brulees we have had! The beef entree our friend ordered seemed very small. The salads, halibut, and tuna are appropriate sizes, and fantastic! The waitress who took our order was warm and welcoming, but the people who brought the food were indifferent.

                                              38. MA

                                                MAbbink

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 10, 2018

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Love the food and amazing architecture

                                              39. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Portland

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 10, 2018

                                                overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                The croquettes were cold in the middle; the kids’ waffles were sad, lukewarm and deflated; the eggs in the shake hula were partially raw. Inattentive service. I was so very disappointed in our lackluster brunch.

                                              40. JL

                                                JussaraL

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 6, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Had the best meal and best time! Ignacio is an amazing chef!!!

                                              FAQs

                                              Flora Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 422 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.


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                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                between 74th & 75th Street

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Upper East Side

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Brunch Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Seafood, Contemporary American

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Elegant

                                              • Dress code

                                                Smart Casual

                                              • Parking details

                                                None

                                              • Public transit

                                                6 to 77th StreetQ to 72nd Street

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Ignacio Mattos and Jacob Nemmers

                                              • Additional

                                                Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch

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