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Bar Centrale

324 W. 46th St., 2nd fl., New York, NY 10036 40.76003 -73.988639
nr. Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-581-3130 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Sun-Mon, 5pm-11:30pm; Tue-Sat, 5pm-12:30am

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal

Prices

$12-$18

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

Neither signage or illumination announces the existence of Bar Centrale next door to Joe Allen’s; to discover this in-spot for booze, bites, and Broadway stargazing, you’ve gotta climb up the stairs of a Victorian brownstone and past a set of hulking, unmarked oak doors. Sizzling word-of-mouth on this intimate, parlor-floor boîte means that reservations are required for bar seating (with precious few booths and tables), especially after shows let out. The atmosphere, all Milanese gray with dark-brown banquettes and unobtrusive, conversation-friendly jazz, is subdued and cool, all the better for post-curtain post-mortems. A simple menu of salads, appetizers, and sandwiches doesn’t astound, but easily balances the liquid fare. Swim instead with the fish dishes, like deftly spiced Baja fish tacos and a salmon seviche that’s accompanied by soy-lime vinagrette.

Recommended Dishes

Baja fish tacos, $18; salmon seviche, $14

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