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Bar Americain

152 W. 52nd St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Seventh Ave.
212-265-9700

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6
Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 8
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By dod on 7/19/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

This place has OK food but the service is so bad it spoils the whole dinner. Just waiting to join my party already seated took 15 minutes, while others hugging and kissing the greeters were seated ahead of me. Our server was terrible he could not figure out the orders and who got what putting the wrong utensils and meals in front of the wrong people. This was a Tuesday night likely not the busiest it gets. We had to share a wine bucket with another table and were totally confused about where our wine went to, surely we didn't drink it all, maybe the other table got it. To add insult to injury we couldn't even get out of this place since we had to wait about 20 minutes to hunt down our server for a check. And to top it all off a member of our party did not even get her B&B which she ordered very clearly. Not receommending this place to anyone. Bobby stick with your other joints!!

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Very disappointed in Flay - I will NEVER go back

By emily_ees on 6/29/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Unlike my experience at Bobby Flay's other restaurants, I left here truly regretting the money I spent. So much money for mediocre food and horrendous service. Mark this as another expensive NYC restaurant that is NOT WORTH IT. Take your money and spend it on better food somewhere else.

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135 out of 257 people found this review helpful.

Bobby at his best

By zinino on 6/13/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Flay's latest may not be as fiery as some would like, but in most respects--food, service, setting--Bar Americain is to me NY dining at its most satisfying. Try the artisanal ham tasting, the poussin, the rack of pork, and any shellfish. Bobby's cordial, tireless presence on the scene seems to insure excellence.

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142 out of 265 people found this review helpful.

Disappointment

By arthshapiro on 6/13/2005

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Bobby Flay's newest entry is clearing designed to capatilize on his "brand", especially given its tourist trade location. In fact, the service is so poor that serious diners, even those who are fans of Bolo and Mesa Grill are sure to be disappointed as we were. What Mr. Flay doesn't realize is that "branding" depends on customer satisfaction and substance. A brand is as much about the people who deliver it as it is about the product itself. Unfortunately, Bar Americain fails in both areas.

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