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Posted by foodpro on 11/26/2006
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!
Posted by ehrenseim on 10/26/2006
OK place, not great by any means. Food was overpriced, we didn't like the small menu (not that much to choose from). I think we came in with high expectations, and they were shot down. Service was mediocre at Bar Americain.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/12/2006
The food is not nearly as good enough as it should be for a Bobby Flay spot - when I last dined there he was in the kitchen which did not seem to help. Additonally, we brought my 4-yr-old and asked the kitchen to steam green beans (which were on the menu) for her and they said they couldnt. I had just dinner at another restaurant that was happy to steam vegetables for my daughter and present them in a way that thrilled her. This has been the case at many other fine dining great spots where we have dined as a family over the past few years. Shame on Bobby Flay.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/23/2006
I had a great time here last Friday night - got really lucky and met Bobby Flay himself! :) I had the onion soup and oysters and tasted what my friends got. Also had a really yummy apricot drink from the bar - I will definitely be coming back!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/22/2006
The place certainly has a buzz about it - busy on a Tuesday night, and good appearances. The service was OK - not rushed or constantly in your face, but not so slow that you felt ignored. I started with Asparagus salad, which was bland. Also far too large - it isn't supposed to fill you up but whet your appetite. My companions had the onion soup and tuna tartare, which also fit into the 'OK' category. Main course Red Snapper was pretty good - flavors more prevalent and a decent portion, not too large. Companions had the special Soft Shell Crab which went down well. Wine was good and reasonably priced, though did not test the knowledge of the waiter. We skipped dessert due to jet lag from the rest of the party. Would I go back? Probably not. Nothing to complain about, but this is NYC - a million places to choose from, so why go back to somewhere relatively expensive that is just OK?
Posted by Anonymous on 08/16/2006
Once it got rolling the service was on point, but for the first 15 minutes, it was completely non-existent. For any table, much less a table of 9, this was unacceptable: no bread, no drinks, no water, no nothin’. The salads are definitely the way to go, the rest of the appetizers are all presentation (which is lovely, by the way), but fall short where they count. The sides were poor except the bleu cheese chips, which were out of this world. The entrées are, to say the least, superb. The strip steak was one of the best I've ever had, flavored and cooked perfectly. Not one person had anything short of rave reviews for what they ordered. The blackberry soufflé was the best dessert I've ever had, bar none.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/10/2006
I went to Bar Americain on a Saturday afternoon on the high recommendation of a friend who'd gone a week before and raved. Appetizers were bland. The NY Strip was disappointing -- over cooked and overly seasoned. Service was perfunctory and a bit inattentive, to say the least. And when the bill came, I felt the price was not justified. I don't mind paying high prices for great food and great service, but this meal offered neither. I left wondering what all the hype was about.