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25 W. 40th St., New York, NY, 10018
nr. Fifth Ave.
The Beautiful Setting Offsets The Food Quality.
By adsong on 6/19/2003
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
What a waste of a great space
By hungryjacq on 8/6/2003
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.
By winebum on 7/1/2004
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.
Did we have to tip to FOH staff for attention
By lindaames on 7/7/2005
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.
By Pirospaprika on 12/22/2005
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.
Beautiful location but not the equal in food
By parsons07 on 9/25/2007
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.
A Terrific and pleasant experience
By jetro on 10/26/2007
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.
By CynicalSunshine5 on 2/27/2009
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.
By KathleenR on 2/16/2010
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.
Overall a delightful dining experience from a native New Yorker.
By Hawkeye on 3/19/2010
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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