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Bar Americain

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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 129 reviews)

3.515
Food 3.6 Value 2.9
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(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 12/19/2006

    Not recommended

    I don't know where to begin; perhaps with the unimaginative appetizers like the 'artisanal ham plate' which featured three thin bits of american prosciutto in three sauces, none of which was inventive, new or particularly good; or the half dozen oysters which could have come from a grocery store in jersey? Flay must understand that comfort foods like an open faced turkey sandwich needs a better treatment at his prices than something that came out of a fratboy's kitchen. Better yet, not much that came out Flay's kitchen merited anything but contempt, which is how he must regard his clientele.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by sunbuddy on 12/19/2006

    Highlight of my NYC trip!

    Came for lunch during the holiday rush. An absolutely beautiful space and the waitstaff just couldn't had been nicer. We were immediately seated after being relieved of our coats and packages. Noticed that in the open kitchen Bobby was busy working on orders coming out! Started with cocktails which were wonderful and then had the seafood cocktail tasting which was perfectly balanced in flavor, generous in portion, and very fresh. My table ordered the shrimp and grits, the strip steak, and the pot pie. All were outstanding. The Hot Brown is considered by Time Out NY to be the best sandwhich in the city. Everything was exceptional. No dessert was ordered as we were stuffed, but after the meal I got to personally meet Bobby who was very sweet. A great place!

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Lucia on 12/18/2006

    Amazing! OMG-The best

    I've been here twice. The first time was for lunch in August for my son's 7th birthday. (He's a Chef Flay fan!) They treated him like gold. My second time was dinner this past Friday. Again the service was great! Brice happened to be my waiter both times. The food is amazing, I can't even begin to tell you what I liked the most. You must try the three samplers from the cocktail menu. Out of this world! Any fish dish was again amazing. The lamb impeccable.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by FL Visitor on 11/30/2006

    Was I in Disney?

    Dined there for Thanksgiving Dinner... I agree with another review on this site that the staff has an attitude... Althought I realize it was a Holiday Meal, the food was average... The Deep Chocolate Pie was like a MoonPie that had been placed in the MicroWave oven... We realized on the way out when we saw the display of the FoodNetwork Cookbooks, that this restaurant was resting on it's laurels from the show... Come on now, Bobby Flay has been to Savannah, GA several times. Give us the Southern Hospitality treatment!

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by georgew on 11/28/2006

    Not Bobbys Best

    Up until now i had been a fan of bobby flay but recently i had the pleasure of dining at this spot, the atmosphere was dull and the food was just ok. the biggest dissapointment that evening was the desserts i could not believe the obvious lack of quality. the chocolate layer cake tasted nothing like chocolate in fact the only flavor i got was the refrigerator it was not good. i can still taste it. to me it was a real shame and the bottom line is i will not be going back to this spot.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/26/2006

    Definitely Try

    Bobby Flay does not disappoint. The food is superb. Everything from the cornbread that starts off the meal to the coconut-crab appetizer, the chowder, the mussels, the turkey, to the chocolate cream pie dessert is fantastic. Portions are generous. Wait staff is perfectly attentive. I keep going back to Bar Americain, and am consistently impressed.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by foodpro on 11/26/2006

    Bobby's getting too full of himself...

    What with the Food Network and many restaurants he owns, Bobby is spreading himself too thin and it's showing up in the sub par experience at Bar Americain. Without being too wordy, the food's just okay, the waitstaff has a bit of an anttitude, and the overall dining experience just isn't worth the price. The space is quite nice, however. Bobby, wake up!

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