• Bar Centrale

  • American Nouveau $14-$22
  • 324 W. 46th St.
    New York, NY 10036
  • Neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
  • Phone: 212-581-3130
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 strongly recommended 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.

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

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  • Special Features

    Bar Scene Hot Spot

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

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