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  • American (New), Southwestern
  • 152 W 52nd St, New York NY10019 40.76178 -73.9810288
  • (Btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
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  • (212) 265-9700
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User Ratings (Based on 130 reviews)

3.495
Food 3.6 Value 2.9
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 265-9700
Website:
www.baramericain.com
Notes:
Major Credit Cards
Hours:
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:45am-2:30pm Dinner Sun-Mon: 5pm-10pm Tue-Thu: 5pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11:30pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Business Dining, Group Dining, People Watching, Pre/Post Theater, Raw Bar, Bar Scene, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/19/2007

    great dinner!

    I live in the city and took my father here for a meal. We enjoyed a long dinner (over 2 hours) with all courses and were allowed to enjoy our meal without feeling rushed and with just the right amount of input from the waiter. Our apps were amazing -- the chicory salad and shrimp tasting plate. For our main course, we had the chicken gumbo and the filet. We also shared the potato chips with blue cheese, which were really great. However, the desert my personal favorite -- the blackberry souffle! We do not normally eat this much in one meal, but I must say it was fantastic! The atmosphere itself is a combination of tourist and city people, but the decor is open and inventive. I would recommend this place to both visitors and locals as a guaranteed good meal for the varied menu and great service! Downfall, the large meal was a bit pricey in the end, but it comes with eating big in the city.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Rita on 06/17/2007

    Perfect beginning to the night

    I took my husband here for Father's Day "eve" and we had tickets to an 8pm show.... From the second we walked in the door, we knew we were in for a great night! PERFECT service - I can't say any more - from the host, to bartender to waiter to busboy....perfect, friendly, attentive...everything you expect (but seldom receive!) We both had the seafood appetizer (the trio) OH WOW>>so good! I am trying to mimin the crab/coconut at home! He ordered the lamb porterhouse - cooked perfect with a delicious mint sauce, I had the Cioppino - it was a little messy! but SO good and fresh. Dessert was great - I had chocolate cream pie (SOOO sinful and chocolately!) and he got the fruit pie, which I tried and it was great! All in all - it was a perfect dinner, very nice, trendy and cozy atmosphere - beautiful plating of food - great staff - delicious - and I personally didnt think it was that pricey, considering what a nice time we had - I will definitely go back.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/15/2007

    A keeper

    Had a great meal last night at this restaurant. The tuna tartar was fabulous, the hanger steak was delicious. And the warm chips with blue cheese were amazing. The room is really attractive, but it is noisy. And the service slows down a bit as the room gets full. Nonetheless, I would definitely return.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Dawn on 05/31/2007

    Overrated

    They deliver impeccable service, however it is noisy and crowded, with the food overrated for the price. We had that seafood cocktail tasting of three for an appetizer, which was pretty good but heavy on the cilantro. My husband had the venison and it was tasty but full of gristle. I had the mussels with the ancho green chile topping and it was good but a bit cold. However their drinks are fabulous!

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Upper Eazy Foodie on 04/14/2007

    Bobby, Bobby, Bobby

    Okay, I have to admit I've never liked this guy from the jump. I always found him demeaning to the cat on his first show with the overalls. I decided to give him a chance and get steak here and to be honest it was just okay. One of the main reasons I picked this restuarant was because it had a Barolo flight tasting on it's website and when I got there I found it was gone (way to update the website Bobby!) so I wound up paying $110 for a bottle of Oddero which was really good. The food is just okay though and the filet mignon was tough, would not return and will not go to Mesa or Bolo

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/12/2007

    Awesome!

    The service was great. The waiter knew everything about the menu in detail. The Red Snapper was incredible. All their desserts were really good. My favorite was the whisky eclair. Will definitely good back.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by doctorted on 03/20/2007

    Ignore bad reviews: Bobby Delivers.

    One thing about Bobby Flay: He never claims he is going to rock yoiur world, deliver you to gastronomic paradise or re-invent the sandwich. What he does promise is to deliver flavorful food at good value,in a nice comfortable atmosphere with good service. At Bar Americaine he succeeds superbly. A huge room, warmly decorated. Atmosphere is lively, fun, informal. Service friendly, right on the mark. Apps: 3 shellfish tastings excellent. Fresh and generous portions. Each contrasts nicely with the other. Flay is a master of flavors and seasoning. Doesnt overdo heat. Salad of asparagus, greens, chedder also very good. Chips with blue cheese were the star of the show. Not the least bit salty. In fact nothing was the least bit salty and this is quite an achievement. So many chefs, in my opinion, really mishandle salt. Kentucky Hot Brown just turkey over a biscuit, but the parmesan cheese sauce takes it over the top. My fiance had a delicious burger, fat. juicy and loaded with flavor. Dessert was a vanilla creme brule tart which was a good closer. In summary this lunch really was very solid in all aspects. I admit, I was a bit nervous going to BA since the reviews are very inconsistent.You get the feeling Flay sticks with what he knows and does best and doesn't pretend or try to go above or beyond. Therefore he succeeds at delivering the most important factor in eating; taste. You can tell he has a genius for knowing how to mix and match the subtleties of taste to bring out the best. Bravo to Bobby !

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