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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 128 reviews)

3.535
Food 3.6 Value 3.0
Service 3.7 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 Mid Day Mon-Fri: 2:30pm-4:30pm 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

User Reviews

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/17/2009

    Bar Ameri-CAN

    The restaurant itself has a nice decor and ambiance. Made dinner reservations for eight. Waitstaff was attentive and our head waiter was extremely knowledgeable in our demanding yet exotic alcoholic requests. Now onto the food. We all ordered various appetizers as well as entrees. Everyone was pleasantly pleased, not blown away, with their selections. The dessert menu could be improved with the addition of a variation of a creme brulee (personal perference) and definately with the removal of the whisky eclairs which were dry and hard. Otherwise a very expensive restaurant that is geared towards the corporate deep pocket "customer".

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/17/2008

    Good not Great

    Walked in on a whim after a play and had a drink at the bar. We then sat to eat at 5:30PM and people were already being seated . Service was very attentive and good. A nice bottle of wine to start and then we ordered. Appetizers were the tuna tartar (best dish of the night) and the onion soup. Main courses were the tuna (just ok) and the special of the night - the chop with fig port sauce which my boyfriend said was "just fair". Sides were the brussle sprouts with vanilla butter (too sweet) and the mushrooms with onions(I ate the whole thing). All in all, a nice atmosphere, restaurant was totally full by 7PM and ok food. Nice pre or post theater option, but there are better places for the money.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Satisfied on 10/01/2008

    Excellent!

    I took my boyfriend to this restaurant for his birthday. He had heard great things about this restaurant so we gave it a try. At first, I thought the food was a little pricey and expected for this to be one of those places where I'd spend a lot of money on dinner, and walk out feeling like I was still hungry. Not the case at all! Making a reservation over the phone was a breeze. We arrived 15 minutes early and were seated immediately. The server gave us the appropriate amount of attention we needed (not too much and not too little). The food was excellent and filling presentation was marvelous flavors were well balanced. They brought out our dessert with a candle and had "happy birthday" and my boyfriend's name written in chocolate on the plate. Great ambience. Diverse crowd. Upscale, yet down-to-earth atmosphere. We spent quite a bit for one dinner but it was worth it! I am a big fan of Bobby Flay and I think that this experience represented him and his standard of excellence very well!

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Boo on 09/24/2008

    Skip Bar Americain!

    My co-workers and I ate at Bar Americain last night. It was a disaster! First there was a problem with my friend's lobster. Host came over and said he'd take his entire meal off the check. Then it took another 45 minutes or longer for the other entrees to arrive. When the check came, my friend's lobster had been taken off the check, but the promise of taking his entire meal off the check was not realized. We were charged for his entree. When I told the maitre'ds (short bald man and a woman) what a disaster the meal was, each of them was surly and disingenuous. It was weird. They responded to me as if I had complimented them. They each had a Stepford, robotic-like reaction. It was if they didn't listen to me and they did NOT want to hear what I was saying. I run a business that is based on client service. If my employees patronized my clients like yours did me, they'd be on the street!

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Memphis Visitor on 07/21/2008

    Wife's favorite

    My wife and I ate here before seeing a play. Loved the atmosphere and energy. My wife ordered the mussels and said the sauce was the best she has ever had and she eats mussel a lot of different places. I had the filet mignon and it was good but a bit overcooked but still good. Wine list is very good and we ordered a bottle I know about that we can't get in Memphis. Wife can't wait to go back on next visit.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by E&JLuvNYC on 07/15/2008

    Watch out for the potatos!!!

    I'll confess, we went to BA because we are Bobby Flay fans... Had lunch there, and will have to agree with most people here that the prices are high. Most items we had were pretty good, but the homemade chips w/ blue cheese dip was fabulous (a must try!). The most disappointing part about our experience was that the server did not inform us that fries come with the plate-of-the-day, which was a pulled bbq duck sandwich ($19). When we asked for a side item recommendation, he suggested the chips, which we ordered and loved. However, when the sandwich arrived, we realized that we got more potatoes. In my opinion, it would have been courteous of him to let us know that fries come with the meal, and that we might want to sub for the chips (same price as fries $7) to avoid starch/potato overload.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by HellsKitchenChristy on 07/02/2008

    Good, but pricey

    We went for Valentine's Day (which had a prix fixe menu) and the food was wonderful. I especially enjoyed the shrimp cocktail appetizer with tomatillo salsa. The downside to the delicious food was that our dinner for two (appetizers, entrees, dessert & drinks) came to a whopping $280. Had we not being paying with a gift card we would have gone elsewhere. This place might be best reserved when having a business meal on someone else's tab.

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