152 W 52nd St, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.761661 -73.982147
Mon, 11:45am-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm; Tue-Thu, 11:45am-2:30pm and 5pm-11pm; Fri, 11:45am-2:30pm and 5pm-11:30pm; Sat, 11:30am-2:30pm and 5pm-11:30pm; Sun, 11:30am-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Theater District - Times Square, Midtown
Bobby Flay has been a celebrity chef for so long that many New Yorkers forget how good his restaurants can be. He's never at them, of course, but they are all ultra-professional and this one is surprisingly good. If you want to say you've been to one of his places, this is the one.
Not worth the price – I will give it a few positives, the service in impecable. The horseradish sauce for the Ribeye was excellent. My wife had the asparagus which was also good. After that it goes downhill. The ribeye was tough and not very flavorful, mashed potatoes were bland. I would put my Butter-garlic Ribeye and my wifes garlic mashed potatoes against Bobby Flay's any day of the week. I would expect to be awed for $200.00 not just served a forgetable meal. Save your money for the food carts around town and you will be more satisifed. Unless your the type who eats someplace just because someone famous owns it. Good luck and good eats.
salt salt salt – The restaurant is clean and beautiful and the service was excellent.
Having said that, let me get to the real review. I ordered the hot brown and it was like an intense salt stick. The salt was so intense I couldn't even taste the other ingredients (the turkey) in the the dish. This was soaked in salt.
It was difficult to eat because it was so salty. With all the news regarding health and salt, I question why this restaurant would prepare and serve food that is so salty. It certainly does not make the food better. It's just wrong.
My companion also said his cobb salad was too salty. I will not return to this restaurant or recommend it.
Good Time – Great food, atmosphere, vibe, and service. Overall a great place but a little pricey
Too Expensive – Food Quality - Excellent
Service - Excellent
$39 Rib Eye Steak - very small, but good
But why do they charge me $9 for fancy french fries, and $9 for Asparagus with sauce and capers. They should be included as part of the entree.
I've had better $180 meals for two - with 2 craft beers and 2 red wines (smaller thasn normal portion). As anyone heard about the NYC economy!!!
Going Back – Excellent Food, Great atmosphere!!! Good for after work, with the wife....all together excellent
FABULOUS – I recently planned a business dinner at this restaurant and I just can't say enough about the expert customer service I received. Everything from reservations for a large party, to the attitude of our waiter was simply superb. Oh, and the food wasn't too shabby either!!
Celebrity Chef Needs to Return to Cooking – The restaurant is in the heart of bustling Manhattan, and I decided that a great splurge would be to try one of the restaurants owned and operated by "Master Chef" Bobby Flay.
I ordered a delicious but overpriced onion soup. My main entree was a lobster sandwich, as was the case of my guest. We both thought it was the worst $28 dollar sandwich we had ever eaten. The toast was burnt and the lobster meat was ruined with a dressing that made it almost more liquid than solid.
Bobby Flay needs to stop being a celebrity on television, and spend more time overseeing his restaurant. The meal made me sorry that Emeril Lagasse does not have a restaurant in Manhattan.
Wonderful Place - 1st time! – The problem with these review websites is that only the angry usually write. I am trying to change that. My wife and I are old time New Yorkers, having eaten in NYC restaurants for XXX years (I refuse to tell how old I am). However, this was our first at Bar Americain. We had an absolutely delightful time. For starters, they had my favorite draft beer, Capt. Lawrence, on tap. My appetizer, a chopped asparagus salad was to die for, and my main course, a horseradish crusted halibut was unusually fun and delicious! Our waiter made sure all our needs were met. Everyone was very friendly, which is not always the case for the pre-theatre restaurant row type establishment. Hats off to Bobby Flay. We will be back!
A fine meal in a modern setting – Despite the rest of these reviews, I would recommend Bar Americain as a good find; however, don't expect world class dining.
The menu is broad enough to fit anyone's taste and some unique items are pulled from the Bobby Flay TV Shows & Challenges.
I would certainly order the prok chop again, the shrimp/grits were solid for a shop in the north, and the flank steak was prepped just as I like it.
The wine list fits most price ranges and I picked an outstanding Rioja in the 50-60 dollar range.
The dessert menu helps round out a good meal and the sides were complimentary.
Overall, the front staff & bar could be a little warmer; however, my wait service and bus staff gave good tips, were funny, and asked for my opinion on each item.
In 5 trips, I've never seen Flay there, but have heard he stops in every now and then.
History not worth remembering. – Poor service and food flunked." FLAY??!! FLUNKED FLANK!!!?? GET DA FLUNK OUTTA HERE!!!
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