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Bryant Park Grill

25 W. 40th St., New York, NY, 10018
nr. Fifth Ave.
212-840-6500

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5
Food: 5
Service: 6
Décor: 7
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By KathleenR on 2/16/2010

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

My daughter and I went to the Bryant Park Grill during Fashion Week. I guess we weren't "beautiful" enough for them. The waiter paid little attention to us. He tossed things on our table, never asked if we wanted something to drink or if everything was okay. When I waved at him and asked him for a drink, he gave me an attitude. We ordered dinner, and before we were finished eating, my daughter had to run out of the restaurant to vomit. She was sick all night and through the next day. Little attention was paid to the freshness and food preparation.

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97 out of 181 people found this review helpful.

Did we have to tip to FOH staff for attention

By lindaames on 7/7/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

While our waitress was pleasant and we had a marvelous view, the host staff was so rude that it put me in quite a mood for most of my meal. Unprofessional, uninteresting- should have packed a lunch for bryant park.

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480 out of 968 people found this review helpful.

Worst Service Ever

By dixieruby on 4/7/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Rude, rude, rude. No matter what the view, no guests should ever have to put up with the rude staff. We went early in the day and were the ONLY table at the restaurant. There was five of our party of seven at the restaurant. A waitress (not ours - just some random rude waitress) approaches us and asks where the remainder of our party was and we can't sit down. This was after we had drinks and had already ordered food. Obviously the resaturant does not want repeat business. No one in my party (and yes the last two were there within 10 minutes) will ever go there again. I would never recommend it and would actively discourage people not to go. There is no excuse for mediocre food and horrible rude service.

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100 out of 180 people found this review helpful.

The Bryant Park Grill is awful

By HonestReview on 7/2/2011

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

The Bryant Park Grill is awful. They tempt in a captive audience with a nice looking location and tasty sounding menu. But the food is mediocre and over-priced, there is no coat or bag check, the wait staff is small and hassled and the maitre d is rude and dismissive. The tables are too small and too packed in leading to bumps and knocks from the hassled waiters and other patrons. Try the roof and you are met with a long line (no reservations) and a particularly rude and matronly maitre d. All of this frightful bustle is fine in Paris (and expected) but folk are not paying $150 a head for this sort of standard there (more like Euro 60). Go someplace else. We went for the terrific Aretskys Patroon only four blocks east which is a slice of heaven with a roof terrace that you can actually reserve, has keen and knowledgeable staff, a coat and bag check and is the real Parisian deal right here in NYC.

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62 out of 128 people found this review helpful.

Definitely eat here

By PupoftheRhones on 12/23/2013

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

if you are itching for a food poisoning

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9 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

Definitely eat here

By PupoftheRhones on 12/23/2013

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

if you are itching for a food poisoning

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13 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

Horrible food, beautiful setting...

By freestylegourmand on 6/3/2011

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Typical drama: the place is beautiful, the food is a total failure. We ordered the Special of the Day, Hamachi and tuna ceviche. Probably one of the worst I've tried, 99% of it being a miss match of everything (including watermelon and insulting amounts of vinegar and or lime) and the rest fish (the main ingredient of a ceviche). A squid salad with bacon bits that felt like one year old, a pasta that was utterly mediocre and the worst of all the steak and frites ( a Parisian wannabe like you can't imagine). The steak was so bad that it had an aftertaste between the scent of Mobile Oil and instant charcoal, which was evidently not enough, a corn starchy sauce on top to make it even "better". A perfect place to have a drink, enjoy the park and get hungry to go to any other place (a hot dog stand is much better than this restaurant).

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47 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

What a waste of a great space

By hungryjacq on 8/6/2003

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

I had high hopes for BPG given the prime location, beautiful space and enticing menu. All that went away when I ordered. Make sure that what's on the menu is what you want...substitutions are decidedly non grata. The preparation isn't so hot, either. I ordered the country salad (apples, walnuts and greens...simple, right?) and the greens they selected for the salad were all stem, no leaf. I was really disappointed and am unlikely to return.

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502 out of 968 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing Lunch

By Pirospaprika on 12/22/2005

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

I went for a business lunch there at the end of November, and I have to say it was a great disappointment. The food was so-so and the service was very awful. Our waiter hardly even checked on our table I had to ask others to look for him. He was also in a bad mood and therefore wasn't very friendly. I know it was lunchtime, but I did end up spending $120!. Only the atmosphere and the great location worth the price.

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456 out of 939 people found this review helpful.

Not impressed

By CynicalSunshine5 on 2/27/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Our company takes clients here frequently, so I thought I'd give it a try. Everything I ordered was overcooked, or soggy - just not that good. It's unfortunate because it's such a great location. I feel like NYMag's review was dead-on. It's just nothing special.

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99 out of 203 people found this review helpful.

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