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Flora Bar

4.5
295 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Taking cues from its older sibling estela, Flora Bar is a New American Seafood restaurant rooted in elegant preparations and eclectic ingredients.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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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–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(646) 558-5383
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ignacio Mattos and Jacob Nemmers
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between 74th & 75th Street
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Public transit
6 to 77th StreetQ to 72nd Street
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Special events & promotions
For parties of 7 or more, we offer a nightly prix-fixe menu.
Additional
Bar Dining, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch

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What 295 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 2 days ago

We had terrible service, we waited too long for our appetizers and then soooo long for our entrees. Long enough that we had already finished our dinner wine waiting. The waiter nicely and appropriately offered to top us off. It was really poor timing

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The snapper was too salty but the waiter offered to get me something else.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fast, pleasant service. Knowledgeable wine list with good German selections in addition to French, Californian and others.

Outdoor dining is nice with good weather.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything really super delicious!
Endive salad is my fav! 😘

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The staff is pro, its fabulous service, the atmosphere is all you want in chic NYC museum dining. The menu can be a little fussy and certainly pricey but the seafood is super fresh and clean, just the way you want it. Such a pretty room.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

The scallop crudo was nothing like a crudo. It offended me to the core.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Good food, spotty service, sparse wine list

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Every thing perfect, except for the noise. Other clients also complained about it.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Fantastic and inventive cooking. Takes you to new sensations....

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Awful! for the second time I couldn’t get what I wanted because they ran out and it was only 1:30pm. My second choice plate was ok but definitely not worth the price. Very slow service.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I wish i could go here every night. I loved it. But it's not cheap. I will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food is impeccable and wine list well appointed. Truly special dishes, and incredible light seafood bites to begin your meal with.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Flavorful and creative food. Great setting. Service contributes to a most enjoyable experience.
they do it right!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Eating Ignacio Mattos' food in Marcel Breuer building...what could be bad about that? Nothing.

Go here, you will be very happy.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

WE wanted a special place to go with just engaged to be married friends, one of whom has gluten issues, one of whom is a barely lapsed vegetarian does eat fish, and my husband who is allergic to sugar. And, I, the food decider wanted all the bells and whistles like attractive and good service along with DELICIOUS and good wine.

Flora Bar made everyone very happy.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This is a great place to eat, particularly if you are visiting the museum. The food was good and the ambiance was pleasant. Great endive salad and jamon iberico. The only problem I had was with the bathroom, which is part of the museum. The men's bathroom was so smelly that they had to keep the door opened. Our two male guests thought it was disgusting and as we walked to the women's bathroom the smell was awful. We were told by the restaurant that the bathrooms were not their responsibility. That is all well but you can't have a nice restaurant -- not cheap -- have such bad bathrooms. Restaurant should work with the Museum to have the bathrooms serviced more frequently.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We chose this place because it's in the Met Breuer, where we were seeing an exhibition. It's a good place for a time-out while viewing the show, but I would never make a special trip here just to eat. Everything on the menu is contrived, the servings are small and the prices are high. The service is inefficient. They never brought the coffee. However, there's nothing else anywhere nearby so if you're spending the day at the Breuer, you may very well end up here.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Outstanding food and service

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Beautiful room that is open to the courtyard. The perfect place for lunch while visiting the Met Breuer.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Light super flavorful Top Chef like clean well presented dishes. Everything was a pleasant surprise and that's non easy!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Food was amazing! And a different twist. Beautifully presented and not too much. Great fun sharing too!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellent brunch place

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I was very pleased with patience of the maitre. I asked my date to meet me at MET Breuer downstairs........she mivsthought......at MET Museum? So she was looking for me at that big MET!!!! Luckily i texted her the address being 75/mad...so sh wa 45 min late but management let me stay at table. THANK YOU.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

You guys rock! Thanks for another amazing diner. You treated us so well even though we arrived 15 minutes before the kitchen closed. Best sourdough bread in town! Gracias

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1.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Bad service, foos not good and so slow. Not worth for the price. Never go back

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Food is heavenly and original!
But the service very slow at lunch.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overpriced, ridiculously pretentious service and mediocre overpriced tiny dishes.

Zero willingness to accommodate guests with allergies.

Stay away. Unlimited options for better food and service in NYC.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Delicious seasonal food in a beautiful space. If you like Estela, you'll love Flora Bar.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Even among overpriced Upper East Side brunch restaurants, Flora Bar stands out for its poor value, with very small portions, inadequately sauced or dressed. If you have to eat while visiting the Met Breuer, stick with the excellent pastries at the coffee bar.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We shared the steak, lobster dumplings, asparagus and coquettes... Next time
I would take a pass on the asparagus but all else was outstanding. I was surprised that there were not more california wines on the menu....

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Love the location and atmosphere. Small plates for sharing very nice. The Iberian ham app delicious as was the fava bean purée dip with lavash. Super tasty. Entree’s of halibut- and chicken with celery and lobster/crab dumplings in Yuzu sauce all delicious. I know it’s NYC but prices steep for entree’s. ($33 for chicken). Servers knew menu and wine list well. Didn’t blink when first white wine taste wasn’t what we wanted. Selected another wine- perfect. Sables cookies for dessert tasty.
My chicken was cooked tho I personally would have preferred a bit more well done. Aside from that and steep prices- nice. I’d go back.

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2.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The noise level ruins the whole experience. This is unexpected in a museum restaurant on the staid Upper East Side.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Sitting outside for lunch at the Flora Bar after seeing the "Like life: Sculpture, color, and the body" exhibit was such a pleasure. The Caesar salad is beautifully plated, with perhaps a slightly too acidic but still delicious dressing. Fries are great. Creme brulee has a little sea salt on top, giving it a nice touch. Although there is of course street noise when you sit outside, it's much quieter than inside and it's possible to talk easily to one's companion(s). It's just a delightful place to be. The service is excellent. And the exhibit is fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

To dine in a museum
Designed by Marcel Baurer is a treat. Flora offers a creative dinner that is fresh and delicious however it is not the expected entree with veggies and starch . This is really an $ series of small plates that are delicious and exciting : Art for the pallet .. do not miss the Cesar salad : the tuna tartar : , the omelette with fish eggs is over the top delicious ! The dumplings inbroth is a disappointment as is the chicken .
The desserts and drinks are always a big hit !

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Beautiful and refined plates with exciting flavors. Great cocktails. Excellent bread. Everything was perfectly seasoned. Small plates allow diners to savor many dishes.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Have eaten there before and enjoyed it
This time food came after 45 minutes and several requests. Nobody seemed to care , apologize etc. food was cold and unappetizing when it did show up. All we were looking for was one person approach us and say “ i’m sorry “ and mean it.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We waited 45 minutes to be seated even with a reservation. Hostess staff was very nice, but not able to easily resolve the situation.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

This is a beautiful space . The menu is very limited and the portions are small.
Check the menu before you go. Outside space is very beautiful and a great place for a drink.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Everything is delicious!

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