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“Lovely place, but too inconsistent” 3 of 5 stars
Review of B-Bar & Grill

B-Bar & Grill
40 East 4th St, Bowery, New York City, NY
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Ranked #4,856 of 11,181 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Lovely place, but too inconsistent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went for Sunday brunch. Seating was chaotic, as there seem to be no system and the 'seater' seemed to be hungover or too preoccupied with looking cool. So people who had waited were skipped over newcomers. Food was so-so; slightly overcooked poached eggs, very terribly undercooked bacon. Not a disaster, just not great. Service was mixed with one fabulous and attentive waitress and a handful of others who looked confused and kept forgetting coffee and water refills even when asked.

I have a feeling this would be a great place for dinner and drinks. Love the outdoor seating and vibe, but they just didn't seem to be on top of brunch.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Pleasant dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great restaurant on the East side. Large dining room in an indoor/outdoor setting. Great for large parties. I had salad with grilled salmon. Delicious! Everyone was happy with their meal!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Millstone, New Jersey
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“A laid-back, trendy late night atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We came here around 10 PM on a Monday night to grab dinner. The outdoor area looked really nice - it had a trellis and couches - but we opted to stay inside for food service. I had the Wild Mushroom Flatbread, which had a perfectly crispy crust but was a little heavy on the goat cheese. My friend ordered the Margherita Pizza, which was noticeably larger than mine, so opt for that if you're a little hungrier.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Younger Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great spot for brunch and drinking during the day on their patio. Younger crowd too (23 - 30) which is nice. A lot of fun on Friday and Saturdya nights.

Visited June 2014
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New York
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Authentic fish and chips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My husband, friend and I had an early dinner. We sat in the garden. They have a smoking section unlike most restaurants. As non-smokers, we were reluctant to sit at the one available table, which was in the smoking section. However, there were no smokers around us. My friend had the fish and chips, which she described as being authentic, like she had eaten in Scotland. I had the steak frites and my husband had the burger. We all enjoyed our meals tremendously. While it was a little pricey, the portions were generous.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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