About The London Bar & Restaurant

INFORMAL AND INSPIRED DINING IN NYC

The London Bar offers a less formal and lively surrounding from which to enjoy the sophisticated cuisine from this accomplished culinary team. This stylish restaurant for lunch and dinner has expertly redefined the dining experience with a variety of innovative small plates. This unforgettable experience is complimented by the dynamic energy of The London Bar.

151 West 54th Street
The London NYC
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
btw 6th and 7th Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 468-8898

Parking Details:
There is a public parking lot across the street on 54th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues.

Public Transit:
7th Avenue stop on B, D, E train, and the 57th Street/7th Avenue stop on N, Q, & R trains.

Executive Chef:
Stephen Crocker

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether it is an intimate dinner or a sophisticated luncheon, Private Dining at The London meets the very highest standards of hospitality. With several private dining rooms, The London offers a degree of flexibility, professionalism and warmth.

The London Bar & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.4

service

2.9

ambience

2.9

value

2.6

Noise

Quiet

25% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2015

Mr. Ramsay is my favorite chef, I cook his recipes, watch his shows and like him as a person and as a chef, but after dining at the London Bar, Mr. Ramsay is not my favorite chef any more. In comparison with the dining experience I had at this restaurant in Singapore, the Bread Street (PERFECT), The Maze is not better than very poor. Service is not up to the level of low cost restaurants in Manhattan, atmosphere is like someone has died but the worst disappointment comes with the food. Serious lack of imagination and both mains were bland, the stake and the risotto. They don't have salt in the kitchen or what? Maybe Mr. Ramsay should pay a bit closer attention to this restaurant and the management as his reputation will go down if this, not up to the standard service, continues. I think it is the time for Mr. Ramsay to critically analyze his Maze before criticizing others or even worse advising other restaurant owners how to become successful. The Maze is disaster.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 28, 2015

Always a great experience. Food was amazing as usual and excellent doting service...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2015

The waiter was great, the food was great, just wish we were able to experience the beef wellingtons. Nevertheless, two thumbs up.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 27, 2015

We do not recommend this restaurant. To many issues to list and we are very disappointed with this experience.

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 (London)·Dined on November 27, 2015

Worst of The group of restaurants that I have visited.
Seems that London has it right and New York has it wrong.
Sat at a table looking at the back of house mess.
The only time we saw the waiter was to take our order for food and wine.
Had to pour our own wine and water until we asked for the bill then the waiter was attentive.
Sorry Won't be coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 27, 2015

Just come and enjoy the great cuisine at a not so expensive price. Try tasters menu to sample many things.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2015

my fiance its a fan of Gordon Ramsay, the service and the food was great Despite all the bad reviews we saw still gave it a shot, we are glad we did!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2015

I believe the level of service and food quality will remain superior even though Ramsey and the London are parting ways. Chef left his mark on this spot. The waitstaff are very attentive. Some of the food will only be appreciated by foodies because of the dish's flavor complexities, but no one should pass up the opportunity to dine here. Bring a few extra dollars, it'll be worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 24, 2015

The food was out of this world!! Loved it! Would recommend! L

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2015

Every entree was perfect! Right amount of salt, pepper, sauce, portioning, etc.
The ambiance was also perfect! Especially the lighting, it wasn't too bright or too dim.
The servers and managers were very friendly and helpful. They never neglected to ask if we were doing fine.

I would love to go back and try all of their dish. It was definitely worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2015

I could have made that meat tray myself from wal-mart. The shrimp in the risotto was poor quality!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2015

I have been to Maze many times. While the food is good, the menu is divided into Small Plates and Small Plates - some are small, some are larger, makes it hard to order. The scallops were tasty but 3 tiny ones came on the plate which is fine for a woman but a man would have been hungry. The chopped salad was ok, nothing special. Service was unacceptable for a Gordon Ramsay restaurant full stop. I had the same issue the last time I dined here with a group. Waiters are inattentive and not gracious. Location is convenient and the bar area is nice for a drink or a coffee. The seating feels more like a diner than fine dining. Probably won't go back unless I need a spot in that location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2015

There is nothing really to write about it. Food is OK but not spectacular. Everything else is dull. Even the waiters seem to be bored. In urgent need of a shakeup.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2015

I really enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was superb. Please do visit this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2015

unfortunately our Risoto was very salty. The chef made a mistake that time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2015

I found everything a Maze was good, but nothing that isn't available at many NYC restaurants. I did like the 4 part combo deals for a fixed price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Yes, restaurants owned by famous chefs shouldn't necessarily be revered as awesome automatically, but this was a less than par experience. It is a lounge type atmosphere which is nice and relaxing. I'm very confused because I thought this place was a full restaurant with a full menu, appetizers, entrees, etc. The menu was very small....small plates all around. The menu was filled with "small plates" at big plate prices. Very confused.

The steak frites was a good dish, steak being very well cooked, fries being meh. The scallop dish was done well. But the side for the scallops, I believe they were leeks, tasted bitter and sour. Not very appetizing. We also got dessert, the chocolate cake which wasn't anything to write home about, tasted like a heated up frozen dessert. Then the service was as slow as possible. They wouldn't come over to check on you unless you actually called them over, if they were ever around. I think Gordon needs to do a kitchen nightmares with his own place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2015

The food and service were very good. The manager was even kind enough to add a free dessert because we were curious about how it would taste. The only thing I would say that could be better are the portion sizes, after bread, an appetizer and dessert I was still left hungry. I love the style of the restaraunt and the drinks. (Order the carrot cake it's amazing!)

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2015

Server was unfriendly and not helpful. Also there were no Martini glasses (for which the bartender did apologize for, seemed to be frustrated). For a restaurant associated with Gordam Ramsey, who (at least on television) demonstrates high standards, I was very disappointed.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2015

Service was good. The waiter was really nice. But I don't think the food was Gordon Ramsay's. It looks similar but "a little touch" was missing. We went all three Ramsay's restaurants in Vegas and I've been studying his food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 7, 2015

We were very disappointed in the restaurant and its food. Very quiet for a late Saturday night. The eggplant parmigiana had no taste and a burger which had great quality meat but covered in sauce and a relish that had a weird taste, then more sauce of another kind. Fries were good. Somewhat of a odd menu. It was a Maze. Not aMazing!
Visted the city for the weekend and this restaurant was our last on the list of favorites. Someone better yell at Gordon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2015

The good was exceptional and the only reason I would recommend this restaurant to anyone as the service was terrible. The host pointed to what table was outs instead of escorting there. The server did not ask how I wanted the steak cooked. I had to prompt him to ask me and he seemed very confused that I asked if I had a preference on how it was cooked. When the bill came we were charged for 2 bottles of wine not 1 and when we told the server he was trying to tell us only 1 was on there. He finally "saw it" (we only had 6 other items on the bill it was obvious there were 2 bottles) and said he would change it. Our bill took 38 minutes to complete. It was a Friday night and not very busy at all, perhaps this is why.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2015

We were very dissapointed to find out that the Maze was just the bar/restaurant/breakfastroom. So when we went to diner, the table was just two rond tables pushed together and the music was very, very loud, so we couldn't really talk. And there was no restaurant ambiance. We only ordered one dish and were out of there in les that one hour. NY'kers talk really loud, so with the music and the yelling, we wouldn't recommand it.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 1, 2015

The menu was busy and confusing. Service was a tad snooty. Food was just ok

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2015

I loved this place before they changed the menu and format to small plates only. All the great items are gone such as the brussel sprouts and the famous Beef Wellington! This was a huge disappointed as I was hosting an overseas business partner and had bragged about what an amazing culinary experience we were in for. Unfortunately, we were surprised by the new menu and Very disappointed. The food was ok but not even close to where it was.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2015

Portions are small but hit the spot. Food was delicious, service was impeccable. My only complaint was that the music was way too loud.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 24, 2015

My fiancé and I were so excited to have dinner at MAZE but when we finally arrived we were underwhelmed. The food was plain and bland. I had ordered from the four course pre fix menu and every single item that came out was a flavorless disappointment. To make matters worse, the service was horrible. Our server was incredibly slow and inattentive to our needs. They also over charged us on our bill and it took forever to get this resolved. Will never be coming back nor would I suggest this establishment to anyone if you are in the city. There are so many other great places to try and this was not one.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Overall my friend and I enjoyed Maze. I'm not a fan of tapas restaurants but I enjoyed the variety of menu items we tasted. Our sausage flatbread and eggplant parmesan came out cold. It seemed like one was ready and the other was not, so by the time they both came out they were cold. Flavor-wise they were on point. The scallops were cooked well. The carrot cake was a little bit disappointing. I like the muffin-like taste of the cake but wasn't a big fan of the frosting, which is unusual. Loved the interior decor. Service was a little slow.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 24, 2015

We went pre-show with my wife and adult daughters, food was OK but not extraordinary, service was indifferent and it took quite some time to get 80% of our order (the other plate ordered was forgotten) ...very underwhelmed was expecting so much more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2015

I didn't know food like that existed , I thought it wasn't from this planet

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Service efficient, food good -- all very nice...a bit expensive.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 17, 2015

I thought the food was tasty but for it to be a Gordan Ramsey restaurant I was disappointed. Again like in the title it is a hotel resturant. Thought the staff was very attentive and pleasant. Overall it was nice but I was expecting more.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 16, 2015

The menu was very small. Was expecting much more from a Gordon Ramsay restaurant. Food was very good but disappointed with the small selection. Would not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2015

Small and expencive menus but good taste. Good but a bit cool atmosfare.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2015

This restaurant is nothing like the Gordon Ramsey Maze in London. Menu is not really Tapas at all. Limited selection of dishes and very poor service, wait staff not really interested in serving, never brought one of the appetizers we ordered. would not recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2015

Food is really good. The cod was well prepared and delicious. There is a tasty selection of bread served with real butter. Be advised, there are 2 rooms. The bar room is lively and noisy and has an a la carte menu. The inner room is quiet and has 2 price fixed menu - tasting (expensive) and 3 course (a little less expensive). If you do not want to eat 3 or 5 courses, reserve the bar room

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Service was great and friendly. Liked the "small plates." We were able to try many things before we got full!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2015

I was excited to eat at a restaurant by Gordon on my trip to New York and the Maze did not disappoint! The food was incredible and the atmosphere was amazing. Food tasted exactly as as I expected. I was not disappointed at all. So happy with my experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 10, 2015

I don't think Gordon Ramsay has his eye on this restaurant. Sub-par when compared to his Las Vegas establishment. The food was very average and not served hot. Service was slow and confused at times.
Skip it. There are much better places to eat in New York.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2015

I've been to Maze by Gordon Ramsay twice and both visits have been great. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food at a good price. The only thing I wish there was a better working website with a menu to more easily plan out a visit to the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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