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“Excellent Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bryant Park Grill

Bryant Park Grill
25 W. 40th St, New York City, NY 10018 (Midtown)
(212) 840-6500
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Ranked #1,211 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
Transit: B, D, F, V Subway to 42nd Street - 5th Avenue, Bryant Park 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Subway Trains to Times Square - 42nd Street M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7, M42, M104 Buses to 42nd Street
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great restaurant in Bryant Park. we had lunch there on 2 days and it was good food and reasonably priced. Good choice on menu and fast service

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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75 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Inside or out, it is people watching at its best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Bryant Park is vibrant and fun attracting a great cross section of NYC tourist and locals. The Grill at Bryant Park is a great place to enjoy a good meal and watch.

I had the Salmon and my date the crab cakes, both were outstanding. Service was excellent. We started inside for a drink and moved outside for dinner. Other than the annoying requirement that you close out your inside drink bill before moving outside; it was a fine evening. You would think in a city as sophisticated as New York they could figure out how to carry your inside bill outside....... but no, it appears to be beyond them.

As my date said, if that is the worst thing that happens in a day, it is a good day. She is of course correct.

Overall a nice experience, good food, good service, fair price.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Highland Park, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Teriffic location, average food and service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The views obviously are fabulous, and the location amazing. Sitting outside would have been an even bigger treat, but the weather didn't cooperate. The food was average, not bad, just nothing special. I had a steak, wife had mussels; like I say not bad, just not great.

Also the place seemed pretty formal, we definitely felt under-dressed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pfafftown, North Carolina
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Pricey but relaxed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I felt like this place was a little expensive for what we had but we sat outside on a beautiful, warm Friday afternoon and the park was buzzing with people all happy to enjoy the day. It was relaxing and the food was good... not great... but ah... what a day to eat outdoors!

Visited May 2013
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New York City
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Overrated: Great Setting - Poor Food and Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Loud, overrated, terrible service, and mediocre food. I live in NYC and took my visiting mother-in-law here for dinner. What a mistake. There was nothing compelling about the place except the setting in the park. I felt like a tourist in my own city and the staff is assumes you're not a repeat customer. With so many other choices for great dining in NYC go somewhere else. It's fine for a drink at the bar, but not for a nice dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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