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About Sugar Bar

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.

254 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Caribbean, American, Soul food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Broadway and West End

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 579-0222

Website:
http://www.sugarbarnyc.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
Sugar Bar is ready to cater your next corporate or family occasion.

Parking Details:
There is Street or a Private Lot for parking.

Public Transit:
1,2,3 to 72nd Street

Private Party Facilities:
Sugar Bar would love to host your next private function.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sugar Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Romantic (5)
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Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Spicy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great place for a bite before a show at the beekman theatre the cornbread and strawberry butter is addicting great service as well we had the mussels with white whine and the salad with Seared pears amazing!

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great music and great fun. I met with a friend and we went to the Thursday night jam session. We got to hear hear the beautiful Valerie Simpson sing with the house band. We left totally happy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Fun
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

It would a great spot for a business dinner as long as its scheduled early in the evening. I absolutely LOVE LOVE the restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Live Music, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was ok not great but music was interesting. We may go back for another show.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Actually, changed to a party of 7, everyone liked the atmosphere, food and the live music. We were there celebrating a birthanniversary for D. S., she was happy, 5 stars!!!!

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The ambiance was great. Entertainment awesome (Charlene Moore) with band and background vocals. The food was absolutely scrumptious. I had lamb chops, greens, black beans & Rice. Servers were very accommodating. A wonderful evening out. Icing on the cake when owner, Valerie Simpson stopped by to greet the artist and guests. A 10 on scale of 1 to 10.

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, People Watching
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The place is a bit small, but Great environment, music, and food. I recommend making reservations to have guaranteed seats by the stage. We preferred to sit by the bar so that we could hold a conversation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 3, 2017

One of the highlights of my trip. Fried chickenwas oh so good! The ambience was cozy and the live music was incredible... fun times!! Looking forward to returning when I visit NYC again!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Live Music, Cozy, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We really enjoyed our evening at Sugar Bar.
The appetizers (calamari and mussels) were tasty and filling.
The meal (lamb chops and salmon) was delicious, excellent greens.
Husband thoroughly enjoyed the apple crisp for dessert.
Entire staff was attentive and polite. African themed decor was comfortable and cozy.
Live music by Electrikana was great!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Most amazing music in NYC

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great food and great time. Too early for music but will come back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Interesting decor, a very pleasant and attentive staff, and a competent rendering of Cajun cuisine made for a pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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food3
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Special of the day crab cakes ,excellent
Live entertainment bro.Dave blues band was fun
Recorded music was throwback soul like haven't heard in while great for feel good Rom. mood
Mac and cheese was great..try it !
Great service and glad to support Ashford and Simpson restaurant
Celebrated wedding Anniv. (39)

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Sugar Bar is for the grown and sexy crowd. The service is professional, the food is delicious and the live entertainment is classy. You will definitely enjoy this place!

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The sugar bar is the best kept secret in the city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Really had a great time here, the food was delicious. We had the jerk lamb with cheddar mashed potatoes, I had collard greens with mine, he had steamed vegetables. The drinks were good also, they did not skimp on the alcohol! :) We watched some great live performances and even purchased some of their CDs, they were that good. This is a great place to treat someone special

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Music, Cozy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Had a wonderful experience, enjoyed the live music,food was great,drinks were ok,but was totally surprised by the cash cover charge that I should have been informed of when I made the reservation.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Atended a CD release party for the incomparable Kirk Bailey. The atmosphere was excellent.
There was a clear view to the stage/performers. The venue was comfortable, food was tasty, service was good and the restrooms were clean. I will definitely come back and refer to others.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I had a great time at the Sugar Bar good friends good music Live atmosphere. I'll be back again with more friends

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Our group enjoyed the venue.
Steaks were a bit over done and service was a bit slow. Otherwise a good time had by all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This was an awesome experience
We do not have restaurants like this in Meriden, CT and Samira Brown can SANG
we loved her and enjoyed her performance
As well as the staff who everyone was very nice and your customers were very friendly and inviting ..
God Bless

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Spicy, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was phenomenal and the band was fantastic

Tags: Live Music, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Love every minute of it although the show was cancelled but the music they played was nice..the food was Outstanding!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Comfort Food, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Really enjoyed my evening at the Sugar Bar . The food was very good, the service was outstanding and the performers were great . I would definitely recommend it for an evening out if your looking for some live music and poets.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The staff was friendly. A live band played jazz music and they were really good. Enjoyable experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Excellent food,great people,great music!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Nice place but the table seating arrangements are a bit inconvenient. Food was okay, not hit just lukewarm.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2017

it was a date night for my husband and I and we really enjoyed everything. We were down to see a show at the Beacon but will definitely be back to see some of the entertainment here.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great food. Fantastic show. Would definitely eat there again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and the singer and live band made the night special!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Live Music, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

The atmosphere and the music was great no waiting reservations was great. The service was not so good we had to keep stopping the waitress or calling her it took 2 hours for Food the waiting time for the food is just way too long and we were both disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Needs more space needs more elbow room when eating very nice atmosphere service was great food was good overall had a nice time

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Took over an hour from the time we olaced our order till we received our food.

Felt bad for the waiter he was so overwhelmed..my perception a Saturday night under staff onbthe floor and in the kitchen

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 18, 2017

The music was amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Received a call about a $20 cover charge for entertainment. Money was collected upon arrival and returned about two hours later after the entertainment did not show up. That was very disappointing. The food was good the service was very good, I would consider going back to listen to some music. Very tight quarters

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Service was weak, but the food and drink were excellent. Will definitely try it again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

The food was delicious and the entertainment, awesome.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Food is good but it's about the music and the singer was Yoan Freejay winner of The Voice in France. Sugar Bar is an institution. Great Value and for a 10 dollar cover amazing value

It's a great night out and value in an intimate atmosphere

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The waiter was terrible. After we did not order a alcohol drink the service turn to poor. Never came back to the table to see if we were ok. Had to stop him to give our order which I refuse to order any more food because of the service.

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