Barney Greengrass

The rating scale of 0 to 100 reflects our editors’ appraisals of all the tangible and intangible factors that make a restaurant or bar great — or terrible — regardless of price.

Read more about the new ratings
87 Very Good

A proudly unreconstructed bastion of the Jewish-appetizing tradition, from bagels and lox to sturgeon and eggs.

541 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY, 10024


Known For

The lowdown

A Formica-clad shrine to smoked fish and everything else that defines the dying art of Jewish appetizing. No one’s stopping you from ordering cheese blintzes, chopped liver, even caviar. But that’s not why you’re here. You’re here to savor Barney’s raison d’être: the holy trinity of sturgeon, Nova, or lox scrambled with eggs and onion, with a bagel and cream cheese on the side.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

Recommended DishesNova Scotia salmon scrambled with eggs and onion; sturgeon scrambled with eggs and onion; chopped chicken liver sandwich; cheese blintzes.

DrinksBeer & Wine Only