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7:00 PM

Sugar Bar

195 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Live Music
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
We are talking sweet music, soul-stirring riffs, runs and melodies in a cozy environment, with delectable cuisine you can find only at Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar. Presenting a fresh alternative to the mundane, the Sugar Bar, is an intimate full service restaurant, showcasing local and international talent, from R&B/Soul, Jazz, and Caribbean to traditional African rhythms. Intimately immersed in big flavors, live performances, and our signature Sugartinis, an evening here might begin at the watering well where specialty cocktails and a selection of cultural appetizers set the mood and wet the appetite.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Caribbean, American, Soul food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(212) 579-0222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Sugar Bar would love to host your next private function.
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Sugar Bar is ready to cater your next corporate or family occasion.
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Cross street
Broadway and West End
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Parking details
There is Street or a Private Lot for parking.
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Public transit
1,2,3 to 72nd Street
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Live entertainment and open mic night every Thursday evening. A cover charge applies during show hours. The cover charge is usually $10 but may be more depending on the entertainment of the evening. Please call us or check our calendar page on our website for specifics.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 195 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0  Dined 7 days ago

Reservation for 6:15, got seated in a walkway table 3 hours later,was very uncomfortable.
Decided to leave but sat at the bar instead. Paid a cover charge of $20 for 2 for the show which was not worth $1.00.
As a celebrity status restaurant my expectation were on the high end. I was greatly disappointed.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. The crowd was mature,the music was great! And special thanks to Manuel who made sure we were comfortable before the restaurant even opened. Curtious service and delicious food! Their crab cakes I ordered twice. We will be going back to enjoy another great night out.

2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Wanted a quick bite before the movie and to relax after work. Menu looked good, however lacked flavor. Service is fine. Kitchen should use fresh herbs and step up its flare for the art of cooking.

SMD180 (Adelaide / SA)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The appetizer and entree were delicious, but the venue itself left little to be desired. It was after work on a Friday, so my expectation was to at least see the bar area full...not at all. It was explained that a show would take place around 8pm, and although people started to arrive around 7:15/7:30p, the way they are seated is not comfortable for dining and viewing a show. Given the way the tables are set-up, guest would constantly be interrupted to allow others to be seated. Also, the décor needs to be modernized; the culture can still be displayed, just more modernized. Also, the drinks can be tweeked a little to enhance them a little more.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

If I could give zero stars I would! On a girls trip with my mom. She had heard about this spot and wanted to have a late dinner. I made a reservation a week in advance. I received a text yesterday asking to confirm my reservation. I responded and confirmed we would be there. We had tickets to a comedy show before dinner. They called while at the show to confirm again. Of course I couldn’t answer. We make it to the restaurant 5 minutes early and are told “You have a reservation? We have a private event!” I say yes I have a reservation and you confirmed it. A guy walks up and says they don’t have a reservation for tonight, I say yes I do. The hostess opens the book and finds my name. She says she’s sorry they don’t have a table. Another woman walks up and says go look for a table. The hostess leaves then comes back and says “we don’t have a table but you can wait 20 minutes and see if something opens at the bar but we’re really crowded!” WTH? How does this happen? Unacceptable. I will never come here again. Customer service is JOB 1 and if you can’t get that right I’m not interested!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Made reservations but when we got there (from New Jersey to nyc) I was told we had to sit in the back (the garden) and watch the show on a 32 inch tv screen because we did not make reservations 2 weeks in advance . So disappointed, not to mention they automatically include the tip in the bill. To have been wanting to go to this place for a very long time and it’s a shame that I had a lousy experience

vipGromit (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Great place to eat

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Dinner and drinks were fantastic. Only complaints are tables too close together and wish drink prices were on menu. Thought drinks were a little pricey for amount you received. Very tasty though

OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing music from the live band. Good food and decent service. Table seating very close together. Slightly claustrophobic

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Catfish fingers were delish. Spring rolls appeared to be store bought and heated. Main entrees - Red Snapper and Steak - were absolutely wonderful, well cooked and tasty. All the staff we encountered were engaging, well mannered, and helpful. The ambiance of the Garden Room felt more like we were in the staff lounge area. Main room is a little pressed for space but decent. Bar is nice too. I look forward to another meal here.

RochieOne (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Met with NY friends on our trip from London with my wife. The food was good, service good and entertainment excellent. I have already recommended the venue as a must see venue if in New York. Night made by meeting Valerie Simpson.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Nice venue for big groups and jazz

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Loved this cozy soft jazz supper club full of nice people especially the staff

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a terrible experience. Our reservation was accepted accidentally by the restaurant. They sat us in the back. Our food took almost an hour and a half and was terrible. It tasted like mashed potatoes out of a box and nothing had flavor. Finally, they included an automatic tip which was preposterous considering the poor quality of the food and lack of service.

Ismybluntdotcom (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Best place in NYC. Very lively and the talent that shows up at that place is UNBELIEVABLE.