Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am–4:30 pm
Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
What Insiders Are Saying
A new restaurant from the people behind Estela, in the Met Breuer museum.
Nice wine list and some very good dishes. Highly touted lobster dumpling was greatly over salted. Shellfish very good.
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!
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 .
The restaurant is beautiful, great ambience. The menu could use a bit more options...service was great!
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.
Excellent on all points
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?
It was very good, service was friendly and the food was delicious!!!
Perfect for a lunch with friends
Will go back
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.
Great service well cooked nicely presented food and good ambience - not your average museum cafe!
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.
Great setting, really great food, expensive, but wonderful wine
very sophisticated and delicious food. Remarkable menu on a variety of whiskey. We definitly will come again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal there and will return
Great wait staff. We enjoyed our meal. Happy to return.
We had a wonderful meal there. The service was excellent and the food exceptional. Love the setting as well.
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.
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 ....
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.
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.
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.
Love the food and amazing architecture
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.
Had the best meal and best time! Ignacio is an amazing chef!!!
A Devine experience in an environment that provokes all of the senses. The menu was exceptional through out all courses.
The food was excellent but the portion of the main course was minimal and only accompanied by a couple of leaves. The portion of my fish was tiny and for the price it was too small and measured.
Price is too expensive for the size of the portions
Excellent and attentive service.
Flora Bar is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. And as a lover of brutalist architecture, you can’t beat the setting. If you haven’t been, go
Día de los muertos. Great mariachi.
The food was delicious and very creative. Many items on the menu required further explanation, and it seemed to frustrate the server when we asked questions. Eggs are only served one way in all dishes, fried. Service was slow, and there was little flexibility to bring basic condiments outside of the plates as served. We were there for a very special occasion and arrived as the first guests but were not seated first nor acknowledged for the occasion.
Your food is excellent. Your wait staff was one of the worst I have ever experienced. An occasional diner would not return because of the wait staff. We are in the neighborhood and will return because of the quality of your food. The issue was our specific server who was inattentive and spotted numerous times on her cell phone, avoiding her duties. At on point we got up from from the table and directly interrupted her cell conversation after we had waited 30 minutes with no service.This is the second time for this experience for us. Other times your staff has been quite good. More supervision needed?
Really wonderful food and beautiful restaurant. Noise level is extremely high, and combined with terrible accoustics (cement walls), it's extremely hard to hear your companions -- actually makes the meal quite stressful. On last visit, I struggled to get waitstaff attention for something after my order was in -- waved my arms quite vigorously for several minutes while 3 waitrons chatted with one another in center of the room and others passed by unseeing.
We loved this place. We went for my husband's birthday. It was really lovely inspired food. A bit cashy - small plates - the idea is to have lots and lots of little plates - but they are priced like full meals. We left starving since no one explained this to us. It's in a museum on the UES but we were still a little surprised since we'd eaten at Cafe Boulud the night before for less money - and only had appetizers (basically) at Flora Bar. Go to this place - go with lots of money - and order everything! It's worth it - but was a splurge for us. It was clearly not a splurge for the other patrons, and how to order seemed to be a closely guarded secret.
So the food was remarkable. I have been jonesing for the croquettes all week. In general I can’t say I’m impressed with most NYC dining but this place is the real deal.
Delicious food in a great and casual serting
Seating is very close to your fellow diners. You have to compete to talk over their conversations. The chicken was almost raw. Have coffee in the lounge, better value for your money
A downtown gem on the Upper East Side with gracious staff and delicious food.
Bread is amazing as usual at all there restaurants. The endive salad is the star of the show as was the shrimp/uni bite. Some gripes about the tuna tartare sadly and the ribs!
Spectacular setting, outstanding service and engaging and knowledgeable wine waiter. Flora Bar exceeded expectations of an eatery in a major gallery.
Perfect, delicioso y trabquilo
The quality of the food is not as good lately
Presentation has slipped