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The Bar Room

4.2
4.2
427 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Bar Room is a gastropub specializing in American comfort food boasting an eclectic wine list, a nice selection of small-batch spirits and an all domestic craft beer list on draught and in the bottle.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Monday- Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00am Sunday: 11:00am - 1:00am

  • Phone number

    (212) 561-5523

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer a fun and eclectic range of catering options that can provide the taste and excitement for any occasion. All catering requests should be placed 48 hours in advance.

  • Private party facilities

    Conveniently located on E 60th St, The Bar Room offers semi-private, private, bar and group dining options in a sophisticated, old New York atmosphere. Whether you are looking to host a festive holiday cocktail party or formal corporate dinner, our versatile space accommodates every occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Laura: (855) 543-7491

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    btwn. Lexington & Park

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    4, 5, 6 Lines - Lexington Avenue - 59th Street Subway

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 427 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LT

    LiveToEat

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Evening was Perfection! Lovely, attentive staff. Beef melted in my mouth. My red cabernet franc was transcendent. Will return for sure... thank you, Bar Room!
  2. PG

    PaigeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is consistently good here, drinks great, service on point.
  3. KM

    KateM

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a date and we had a great time. Our servers were attentive without being overbearing, made excellent recommendations and were fun. The back room (atrium) is beautiful. It was night while the sun was up, and as the sun slowly set the candles on the tables made it unite romantic. Helped that there weren’t a ton of people in that section. Side benefit, it was great to be able to quickly sneak into the bar to check sports scores too!
  4. K

    Kis360

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    They need to improve their service. It was lunchtime and the place was pretty full,. I only saw two servers trying to feed the whole restaurant. And those two servers were frequently standing around and not offering us service. We waited quite a while to get somebody’s attention to refill our water glasses or get a something else we needed. They didn’t even offer us coffee with dessert, and when we ordered it we had to wait for a new pot. Despite that I still would try it again because I like the atmosphere and the food was tasty.
  5. BC

    BrendaC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and drinks! The service was wonderful. I arrived at 6pm and then waiter still let me get the happy hour specials.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great for brunch!
  7. JG

    JudithG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pleasant atmosphere, friendly attentive service, interesting tasty food, a good bar all combine to produce an enjoyable dining experience. Only issue: the noise level when restaurant fills.
  8. C

    Cognac

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time here. Vodka penne pasta very good. Chicken good too. We asked for a quiet table and were given the best for that, which we appreciated. Friendly good service!
  9. EB

    EdwardB

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    If you’re over 28, try someplace else. Food was C-minus. Arrogant attitude was A+.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great time. Just a little pricey.
  11. TL

    TiffanyL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This was my second time at The Bar Room for brunch. The location of our table was perfect (in the middle, right under the skylight). There was barely any noise as the restaurant was still quite empty at 11:30 AM, which was great for conversation. Food and our Bellini Carafe were great, and priced well considering the area. The service was fine--not exceptional, but not bad. I'll definitely come back again.
  12. MC

    MichaelC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We've been many times before, but have not found it so busy and noisy. Until the crowd thinned out it was difficult to converse with old friends from out of town. That said, the food was excellent, the staff, from the receptionist to the waitress, were friendly and professional. The decor and ambience is unique and attractive. I know the atmosphere is supposed to be lively, but a bit of acoustic treatment would go a long way for comfort.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Just too loud. Couldn’t hear the person sitting 1/2 four away from me.
  14. CG

    ChrisG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe made this place awesome. Great truffle fries and burger.
  15. C

    Carol

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent.
  16. J

    Janvan

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    clever menu, great service, lovely ambiance, convenient location
  17. FC

    FoodieCM

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy Hour from 4-6 pm. Good selection of drinks for $10. The chicken liver pate, taco salad, and the French dip sandwich were amazing.
  18. AM

    AnthonyM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the chicken paillard for lunch and it was cooked perfectly. The ambiance was quite upbeat and lively. Most importantly, I was greeted at the front desk by Anna, who also ended up being our server. Anna was friendly, professional and extremely attentive. I will certainly be going back for lunch very soon.
  19. TB

    TomB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great Staff! Great Vibe! Great Drinks!
  20. JU

    JoseeU

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We reserved a table for 4 on a Sunday afternoon for a quick bite after a show at the FIAF. Entering the bar, one gets a sense of being in Paris at one of their typical french eateries. Wood, leather, cafe chairs and tables. Warm and inviting. The wait staff attentive and professional. Everyone enjoyed their meal -warm Kale salad was perfect and meatballs got rave reviews! We could not resist an order of fries for the table, and they did not disappoint. We plan to go back, whenever we find ourselves in that area again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the buffalo cauliflower but taco salad was lacking. Would not get that again. Very loud environment. At times I could not hear my friend next to me
  22. N

    Neighbor

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great burger with truffle sauce
  23. NR

    NicoleR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The brussel sprouts are absolutely addictive! They have a Thai chili style sauce on them and it’s a generous portion. The French dip is overpriced and the fondue sauce is messy. Decent burger and excellent French onion soup.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Noise level reached a level possibly damaging to the acoustic nerve
  25. s

    sunshine

    New York Area

    553 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    553 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    a great place before 59 e. 59 and when it isn't too noisy, it's even better. tried the crispy brussels sprouts for the first time and it will be on our list from now on.
  26. i

    intlfoodie

    New York Area

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We keep coming back because this place is very welcoming from the time you enter. Food is very good, service is excellent and the atmosphere is very left bank . Everyone is accommodating and there is no pressure to exit quickly after the meal.
  27. C

    Cognac

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really liked this place. We needed a table in a quiet area and hostesses gave us a good table in the back. Very helpful or we wouldn’t have been able to stay. Conor our server was great. He told us about the happy hour till six, which I appreciated. Loved the vodka penna. The sauce is toward the bottom of plate, under the pasta, if you’re wondering why it’s a little dry. My friend enjoyed her burger. Bread was good. I will definitely be back. Very pleasant evening.
  28. T

    Trish

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service on point! Would definitely return!
  29. JG

    JoyG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful environment, good food, excellent service. Great choice.
  30. AH

    AndrewH

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food and drinks here are always very well done. The pork buns are to die for as was the Buffalo cauliflower. Our waitress was lovely and could not have been more helpful and provided friendly, helpful service. I never like to be negative about people, but the woman who was the hostess when we were there on Friday could not have been more unfriendly if she tried. When we arrived--15 minutes early--which I stated when we came up to her stand, she said "Well, your just going to have wait." I asked how long, and she responded, "until they are done, might be 5 minutes, might be longer." So, we stood off to the side until the table was ready, when she came up to us, and said, "follow me" led us to our table, set down the menus and turned on her heels and walked away. Unfortunately, not a favorable way to begin our experience at The Bar Room. We have been here many times, so this was just the worst experience we have had from someone there. We'll be back, but if we are treated like that again, consider us a forever gone patron.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Appetizers amazing. Entrees ok. Service left something to be desired. Very inattentive/spread thin.
  32. A

    Apchelsea

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Potatoes served with brunch cold soggy. Mentioned to,waitress and should have offered something Bad
  33. JW

    JonicaW

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great little place with excellent food. Definitely a neighborhood favorite with a good crowd even on week nights.
  34. JS

    JudyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Often join friends here for before theater lunch. Always good. Staff very helpful and friendly.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    The food was great but the plates were dirty. Asked for another plate and the second one was also dirty.
  36. DS

    DeborahS

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2019

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    We always go to The Bar Room when in town. But, this time it was so loud that we could barely handle it. We wanted to talk and couldn’t hear each other across the table. Even when the bar emptied a bit and the dining room was full it was still too loud. Some sound absorbing material would help the situation. We left to get coffee elsewhere.
  37. o

    osullivjos

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food here is just OK and massively overpriced. The service was very patchy.
  38. M

    655Madison

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great bar / restaurant local to the office. Frequent for Lunch and enjoyed just as much for dinner. Moderate noise level makes conversation easy. Selection is limited, but everything is prepared very well. Portions are perfect and service was excellent.
  39. D

    Dontcallmesweetieplease

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The place itself is beautiful, but the service needs help. I’m not the type to complain, but the service that day needs training. Waitress keep calling us pet names (can be taken as condescending). Our appetizer came with our meal. The glass she provided with drinks were smaller than the beer we ordered so we needed to refill it. They took my bottle which I believed to have some alcohol still in it. My friend brought what happened to her attention and that’s when things went south. She brought back to show me an empty bottle that could of been someone else’s empty drink and I felt attacked. The point is you check with the person before you remove an item from the table and you don’t treat the customer as a liar. I wasn’t asking for compensation on over priced beer, but a genuine apology. To be honest that experience ruined the rest of the night for my party and we didn’t enjoy the food. We just wanted to eat and leave. Thankfully we went to another establishment afterwards that turned all our frowns upside down.
  40. IW

    IsabelW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Bar Room is always a fun place to go for a good lively crowd, very nice relaxed service and tasty burgers etc.

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The Bar Room is rated 4.2 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    btwn. Lexington & Park

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Monday- Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00am Sunday: 11:00am - 1:00am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    4, 5, 6 Lines - Lexington Avenue - 59th Street Subway

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 561-5523

  • Catering

    We offer a fun and eclectic range of catering options that can provide the taste and excitement for any occasion. All catering requests should be placed 48 hours in advance.

  • Private party facilities

    Conveniently located on E 60th St, The Bar Room offers semi-private, private, bar and group dining options in a sophisticated, old New York atmosphere. Whether you are looking to host a festive holiday cocktail party or formal corporate dinner, our versatile space accommodates every occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Laura: (855) 543-7491

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