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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
"Mixed Reviews"

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35% would go back.

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The Beautiful Setting Offsets The Food Quality.

By adsong on 6/19/2003

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Okay,so I come here for the ambience.The food is sorta institution fare. The service ranges from fair to good,but the view and the setting is wonderful.Try to obtain an upstairs table on a summer day. Good Cobb and other salads.Recommended for lunch, and for an active single's scene after work

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491 out of 987 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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496 out of 958 people found this review helpful.

Just fair...

By winebum on 7/1/2004

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went to BPG a week ago and actually really enjoyed my food, contrary to what the critics say about it. I ordered a mixed seafood entree (lobster, scallops, and shrimp) and it was delicious! The person I was with ordered "pork chopppps and applesauce" and it was equally delicious. For dessert, we shared the small banana split dessert and I have to say, I WISH we had ordered two instead. The decor seemed very stuffy (but trendy), so that is why I would more recommend it for business lunches. HOWEVER, I only ate inside, I'm sure it would be a quite different experience eating alfresco. I found the waiter to be very pleasant and he did a fair job, but the hostesses were a little on the unfriendly side.

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483 out of 950 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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476 out of 960 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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452 out of 935 people found this review helpful.

Beautiful location but not the equal in food

By parsons07 on 9/25/2007

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

My friend and I decided that the BPG looked so beautiful that we would try it for dinner one night. The service was fair but the food was less than satisfactory. It seemed as though they just heated up my quesidillas in 5 minutes in a microwave or similar. I would expect a place with such a prime location to have at least decent food.

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373 out of 794 people found this review helpful.

A Terrific and pleasant experience

By jetro on 10/26/2007

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

I was there recently with guests and pleasant dining experience was had by all. The food was good, service excellent and the view magnificent. So yes I will return and I do highly recommend it.

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377 out of 801 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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91 out of 184 people found this review helpful.

Be prepared!

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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93 out of 171 people found this review helpful.

Overall a delightful dining experience from a native New Yorker.

By Hawkeye on 3/19/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Took my friends from OOT there recently and they were absolutely thrilled with the experience. The waiters were attentive. Food...hmmm...I would have to say good. Decor and atmosphere, terrific. For night out in the city definitely. We were very pleased..... Hawkeye................

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