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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 Richard C on 03/16/2008

    Changing as time goes by

    I've been several times, understanding the celebrity chef hype, but food was always solid, service was very good and the staff pleasant. Stayed that way until about 3 months ago. Young lady behind the bar clearly disinterested in being there judging by her lack of enthusiasm and indifference. Almost seemed arrogant, and for the life of us we can't understand why. We ordered cheese, which we always do when we sit at the bar, and they served four cheeses which were all characteristically similar, meaning four cheese, four hard cheeses. And on top of it , one was smoked. selection was always extremely well balanced besides the last 2 times. But that's my point, the last TWO times. C'mon, you have a restaurant in NYC!! Put some thought into the cheese selection! Smoked cheese!?! There seems to be a level of apathy that has crept in and it has diminished the vibrance I feel, and I'm really disappointed because we enjoyed going there. We'll give it one more whirl. And one thing I want to add. All I hear everyone say is "for this many $'s I expect this". Well guess what, you're in Manhattan, you're going to pay $40 bucks for a steak, $14 for a martini and so on. Get used to it. But I've got to ask, "Would you be happy to have a lousy steak for $22?". It's either good or it's not.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by diandira on 03/12/2008

    great meal

    Was there last night with a party of 6 people. I was a little concerned after reading some reviews, but all i can say was the food, decor and service were first rate. Everyone enjoyed everything from the appetizers to the desserts. The only issue which i think is the norm these days is the quantity of food. Moderate size portions for the price, but left feeling satisfied. I guess it's better to be eating a little less anyway. Great Meal

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by kolachi on 03/06/2008

    Amazing!

    Bobby Flay does not disappoint! I highly recommend the tuna tartare, the hanger steak and the fried chicken. Yes this place is expensive, but it is worth it. The great food is matched by the excellent service. One item on the menu I usually avoid is the burger the taste of the bun is overpowering and takes away from the flavor of the burger. Brunch is also a good option here, the Kentucky Hot Brown is a must try.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by springfield dan on 02/19/2008

    EXCELLENT

    service was great.... food was great.... If I was looking for a value menu I would have gone to McDonalds. I was looking for a good meal and service to match - my expectations were far exceeded.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by John from Chelsea on 02/13/2008

    subpar

    I had not been to Bar American in several months, even though my office is right across the street. Last night I found myself visiting the restaurant before an early theatre curtain. When I arrived, I was seated at a small table directlly next to the front door any closer and I would have been outside in the snow. I assumed that the other tables were reserved and that they would fill up fast. The great majority of them remained empty for the entire course of my stay. This opening sour note continued in many areas of the visit. First, there were no smiles to be found anywhere among the staff: the hostess table, the waiters, the servers, the managers walking around. No one had a smile on their face, very gloomy. I know we all have our work days from hell, but this was most unusual. Second, the food was scimpy. My martini glass was 3/4 full (and at $14 it expected a full one). The $30 fish entree was small with a forkfull or two of vegetables. My $9 side of french fried were small and salty! All this added up to a bill of $72 (with no appetizer) for a meal that left me smileless and not sated! Not sure I will return anytime soon.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by R.D. on 02/12/2008

    Beautiful Restaurant but not much else.

    My wife and I went there this saturday and were expecting alot more. We both love Bobby Flay and like his cooking but the food at the restaurant was not all that impressive. We had much better steak that night before at Keen's steakhouse. I would not go back to this restaurant. Beautiful inside but nothing else really to talk about.

  • Bar Americain

    Posted by Joel R on 02/06/2008

    Utter and Complete Rip Off

    Another celebrity chef restaurant designed for tourists, where they don't seem to care about the food once they write the fancy descriptions on the menu. Anniversary dinner on 2/2 was an unmitigated disaster. Food was mediocre to average and where they get the nerve to charge $14 for an appetizer portion of shrimp and grits approximately the size of a small candy bar brings new meaning to the term "chutzpah" The grits were watery, the portion size less than miniscule. The tiny shrimp were tasty though. The artisanal ham appetizer for $13 consisting of three tiny tastings had only one of the three edible. The main courses we had of smoked chicken,"rack" of pork" (one double cut chop) and duck were by and large tasteless and their accompaniments left much to be desired. The topper was the chocolate peanut butter rocky road cake which was approximately the size of a compost pile and tasted roughly the same. The peanut butter cream layer was brown and had no discernible taste whatsoever. Spent $180 w/o drinks for a meal that I'd be ashamed to serve in my home.

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