Bryant Park Grill

★★★☆☆
  • 25 W 40th St

    New York, NY 10018

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  • 212-840-6500

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The place was hopping during lunch but with a reservation, our party was seated promptly. I had the steak frites, at 14oz, it was too large. I requested medium well it came out to be more well done. Since it was so tender, the dryness did

3
★★★★★

The place was hopping during lunch but with a reservation, our party was seated promptly. I had the steak frites, at 14oz, it was too large. I requested medium well it came out to be more well done. Since it was so tender, the dryness did

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Drinks overlooking the park in the summer breeze is what comes to mind when I think of Bryant Park Grill. I have such fond memories of their caesar salad and tyku gingerale. It can get a bit pricey but you're paying for the view and the fantastic people watching. I can't wait for summer to come again so I can enjoy BPG at its greatest.

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★★★★★

Drinks overlooking the park in the summer breeze is what comes to mind when I think of Bryant Park Grill. I have such fond memories of their caesar salad and tyku gingerale. It can get a bit pricey but you're paying for the view and the fantastic people watching. I can't wait for summer to come again so I can enjoy BPG at its greatest.

Pros: drinks, atmosphere, view

Cons: pricey

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The location is great of course, but the food is not. For $18 I had expected that the hamburger would at least be decent, but I was wrong. Several fish entrees were overcooked and smelled anything but fresh, the portions were small and the prices were big.

There were lots of beautiful people floating around the place, but clearly their priorities are to see and be seen rather than to eat a decent meal.

1
★★☆☆☆

The location is great of course, but the food is not. For $18 I had expected that the hamburger would at least be decent, but I was wrong. Several fish entrees were overcooked and smelled anything but fresh, the portions were small and the prices were big.

There were lots of beautiful people floating around the place, but clearly their priorities are to see and be seen rather than to eat a decent meal.

Pros: Location

Cons: Poor food for rich prices

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Host, Tom Ferritti is one of the most accomodating and friendly New Yorkers! The food is FANTASTIC and the location is perfect. Too often, it's difficult to find the perfect combo.

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★★★★★

Host, Tom Ferritti is one of the most accomodating and friendly New Yorkers! The food is FANTASTIC and the location is perfect. Too often, it's difficult to find the perfect combo.

Pros: Food, service, location, environment

Cons: None.

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I made a reservation here for my husband's birthday. It was wonderful! Our reservation was for 8:15, after sunset. We chose to sit outside. The view of the city skyline and the park all lit up was so romantic. We had our infant daughter with us and I was a little worried about taking her to such a swank place. But the staff were all very complementary and accomodating. The menu was fantastic! We had a cheese platter for an appetizer and both had the filet minon for an entree. The desserts were also terrific. The creme brulee was to die for! Overall, a wonderful experience. Would highly recommend it to others.

2
★★★★★

I made a reservation here for my husband's birthday. It was wonderful! Our reservation was for 8:15, after sunset. We chose to sit outside. The view of the city skyline and the park all lit up was so romantic. We had our infant daughter with us and I was a little worried about taking her to such a swank place. But the staff were all very complementary and accomodating. The menu was fantastic! We had a cheese platter for an appetizer and both had the filet minon for an entree. The desserts were also terrific. The creme brulee was to die for! Overall, a wonderful experience. Would highly recommend it to others.

Pros: great atmosphere and views

Cons: menu is a little pricey, but worth it.

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I went here for my birthday with 6 friends. The waiter acted as if we were bothering him when we needed to order. I had the Penne Primevera and I've had better sauce out of a jar of spaghettio's! My friend's reported that the steak was decent. I would not recommend this restaurant because of the staff and the food.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went here for my birthday with 6 friends. The waiter acted as if we were bothering him when we needed to order. I had the Penne Primevera and I've had better sauce out of a jar of spaghettio's! My friend's reported that the steak was decent. I would not recommend this restaurant because of the staff and the food.

Pros: Beautiful restaurant

Cons: Everything else

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I went here with some tourists, the ambience is inviting and it's a nice place to have a drink. If your eating, the food is very ordinary (nothing special) definitely way overpriced. You have to wait for table, but we got seated and were served nicely. I say come for a drink, enjoy the view and outdoor atmosphere, but don't expect to be wowed or overjoyed. It's a good place to mix and mingle.

1
★★★☆☆

I went here with some tourists, the ambience is inviting and it's a nice place to have a drink. If your eating, the food is very ordinary (nothing special) definitely way overpriced. You have to wait for table, but we got seated and were served nicely. I say come for a drink, enjoy the view and outdoor atmosphere, but don't expect to be wowed or overjoyed. It's a good place to mix and mingle.

Pros: Nice Outdoor Drinking Atmosphere

Cons: Overpriced

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Just got back from another great meal with fantastic service and one of my all time favorite summer spots, the Bryant Park Grill. We were a party of seven, it was a beautiful night and after five bottles on wine this place was nothing but great. Oh and the plus side...for all you "but I only smoke when I drink" people, it's probably one of the last restaurants in the city that still lets you enjoy a "once in a while" cigarette while sipping your wine in the great outdoors!

2
★★★★☆

Just got back from another great meal with fantastic service and one of my all time favorite summer spots, the Bryant Park Grill. We were a party of seven, it was a beautiful night and after five bottles on wine this place was nothing but great. Oh and the plus side...for all you "but I only smoke when I drink" people, it's probably one of the last restaurants in the city that still lets you enjoy a "once in a while" cigarette while sipping your wine in the great outdoors!

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I took a couple clients to the Grill recently. We were to meet at the outdoor bar but it was ridiculously crowded with people actually elbow to elbow and no way to get to the bar. We decided to have dinner at the Grill. On the outside, it looked like a nice place o eat outdoors on a beautiful spring evening. Howefver, the food was so-so and a bit overpriced and the service poor. In fact, the waiter was not skilled at all and he appeared to be stressed out. He kept abruptly interrupting our conversation and looked more like he was in a hurry to turn the table than serve us. A place like this at these prices should hire quality staff. Again the food was just OK...

1
★★★☆☆

I took a couple clients to the Grill recently. We were to meet at the outdoor bar but it was ridiculously crowded with people actually elbow to elbow and no way to get to the bar. We decided to have dinner at the Grill. On the outside, it looked like a nice place o eat outdoors on a beautiful spring evening. Howefver, the food was so-so and a bit overpriced and the service poor. In fact, the waiter was not skilled at all and he appeared to be stressed out. He kept abruptly interrupting our conversation and looked more like he was in a hurry to turn the table than serve us. A place like this at these prices should hire quality staff. Again the food was just OK...

Pros: location, outdoor setting

Cons: wait staff, food, price

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For the record, I've no problem with taking myself out for a $100 brunch buffet, so long as the service, ambiance and food are plentiful and of a high quality. I've gone to such brunches on many occasions. So I am not being "cheap" when I say that the $26 prix fixe brunch at Bryant Park Grill was not worth it IMHO. All you get for $26 is a choice of one entree (fancy french toast, omelette, etc.), a complimentary "average" pastry basket and a drink (champagne, orange juice - not fresh-squeezed, etc.) While the location and ambiance sure are nice, I found the price a bit expensive considering the quality of the food was nothing spectacular.

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★★★☆☆

For the record, I've no problem with taking myself out for a $100 brunch buffet, so long as the service, ambiance and food are plentiful and of a high quality. I've gone to such brunches on many occasions. So I am not being "cheap" when I say that the $26 prix fixe brunch at Bryant Park Grill was not worth it IMHO. All you get for $26 is a choice of one entree (fancy french toast, omelette, etc.), a complimentary "average" pastry basket and a drink (champagne, orange juice - not fresh-squeezed, etc.) While the location and ambiance sure are nice, I found the price a bit expensive considering the quality of the food was nothing spectacular.

Pros: location, ambiance

Cons: price

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Came here for lunch on a Friday afternoon. Great ambience and pleasant surroundings but the food and service were mediocre at best. I've had much better of both at far cheaper establishments. The sauce in my penne with baby shrimp (~$19) was on par with what I'd find in a jar at the local grocery store. My friend had the five cheese ravioli (six pieces of ravioli for ~$20), which he described as average and far from worth the money. All in all, the ambience does not make the prices worthwhile. You leave with an uneasy feeling knowing that you definitely did not get your bang for your buck here.

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★★★☆☆

Came here for lunch on a Friday afternoon. Great ambience and pleasant surroundings but the food and service were mediocre at best. I've had much better of both at far cheaper establishments. The sauce in my penne with baby shrimp (~$19) was on par with what I'd find in a jar at the local grocery store. My friend had the five cheese ravioli (six pieces of ravioli for ~$20), which he described as average and far from worth the money. All in all, the ambience does not make the prices worthwhile. You leave with an uneasy feeling knowing that you definitely did not get your bang for your buck here.

Pros: Great ambience

Cons: High prices, Unimpressive dishes

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Ate on their outside patio for lunch. Had the Waldorf salad. Not very good I must say. Sure the location is great, but the food just isn't. And a visit sure isn't easy on your wallet either. Best bet? Buy a sandwich, grab a chair in the park, and sit and enjoy the park while you much of your cheaper and tastier sandwich.

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★★☆☆☆

Ate on their outside patio for lunch. Had the Waldorf salad. Not very good I must say. Sure the location is great, but the food just isn't. And a visit sure isn't easy on your wallet either. Best bet? Buy a sandwich, grab a chair in the park, and sit and enjoy the park while you much of your cheaper and tastier sandwich.

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For the scenery alone this place is time well spent on during a lunch break. It's located at the far side of the park so you have a great view of the carousel. But like everything else in New York eating here is not cheap. At least the food tastes good.

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★★★★☆

For the scenery alone this place is time well spent on during a lunch break. It's located at the far side of the park so you have a great view of the carousel. But like everything else in New York eating here is not cheap. At least the food tastes good.

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Dining here is a pleasant experience if you're looking to dine al fresco. Food is elegantly presented and good although I would not say up to par with elegant restaurants in the area. I had the artichoke ravioli which was delicious. My dining companion had the cod which was average. The crowd at the bar here is a bit more grownup and refined then the crowd at the cafe. Overall, I think dining at here is beautiful for a first date or something a bit more special however, I prefer the laissez faire atmosphere at the cafe.

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★★★★☆

Dining here is a pleasant experience if you're looking to dine al fresco. Food is elegantly presented and good although I would not say up to par with elegant restaurants in the area. I had the artichoke ravioli which was delicious. My dining companion had the cod which was average. The crowd at the bar here is a bit more grownup and refined then the crowd at the cafe. Overall, I think dining at here is beautiful for a first date or something a bit more special however, I prefer the laissez faire atmosphere at the cafe.

Pros: Less crowded than caf, beautiful atmosphere

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I went for brunch with my elderly mother who walks with a cane, and the hostess seated us in the farthest reaches of a nearly empty outdoor patio area. The brunch is an outrageous $30 prix fixe for a limited menu of ordinary food. Service was slow and disorganized. I get better service and food at my local diner. A park view isn't worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went for brunch with my elderly mother who walks with a cane, and the hostess seated us in the farthest reaches of a nearly empty outdoor patio area. The brunch is an outrageous $30 prix fixe for a limited menu of ordinary food. Service was slow and disorganized. I get better service and food at my local diner. A park view isn't worth it.

Pros: nice setting

Cons: poor service, ordinary food, wildly overpriced

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I was so disappointed when I took my cousin to this restaurant recently for her birthday. The food was below par, especially at these prices. The raw bar that we were served was abyssmal, and our dinners of salmon (mine overcooked) and chicken (hers, very bland) weren't much better. I can honestly say that Bryant Park needs a much better restaurant for such a fabulous space. There are many other restaurants close by that are well worth the cost.

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★★☆☆☆

I was so disappointed when I took my cousin to this restaurant recently for her birthday. The food was below par, especially at these prices. The raw bar that we were served was abyssmal, and our dinners of salmon (mine overcooked) and chicken (hers, very bland) weren't much better. I can honestly say that Bryant Park needs a much better restaurant for such a fabulous space. There are many other restaurants close by that are well worth the cost.

Pros: Pretty space

Cons: Awkward service, bad food, overpriced

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This is an excellent place for lunch. I've been many times. The ambience is great and the food is even better. I especially like their selection of salads and desserts. I've been many times and have never been dissapointed. Tip: if you are going for lunch make reservations it can get quite crowded

2
★★★★☆

This is an excellent place for lunch. I've been many times. The ambience is great and the food is even better. I especially like their selection of salads and desserts. I've been many times and have never been dissapointed. Tip: if you are going for lunch make reservations it can get quite crowded

Pros: food, ambience, outdoor happy hour

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went out to lunch with a couple coworkers, this place sucks. Horrible food stay away. I'm eat out everyday and I know good food in nyc, but this place has the worst service, food is bland, and hate the phoniness. If you want bad service and phoniness, then go. Otherwise, a diner would be better than this garbage.

0
★☆☆☆☆

went out to lunch with a couple coworkers, this place sucks. Horrible food stay away. I'm eat out everyday and I know good food in nyc, but this place has the worst service, food is bland, and hate the phoniness. If you want bad service and phoniness, then go. Otherwise, a diner would be better than this garbage.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: , service, quality

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The ambiance is very inviting and relaxing. However, the quality of the food is terrible. Granted, Bryant Park Grill received mediocre reviews on the food but one would not expect the food to be so terrible.... The swordfish and filet mignon were tough.. The mixed seafood platter was extremely bland.. It was a birthday party with 17 people and all 17 people thought the food was terrible.. I will never visit this place again..

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★☆☆☆☆

The ambiance is very inviting and relaxing. However, the quality of the food is terrible. Granted, Bryant Park Grill received mediocre reviews on the food but one would not expect the food to be so terrible.... The swordfish and filet mignon were tough.. The mixed seafood platter was extremely bland.. It was a birthday party with 17 people and all 17 people thought the food was terrible.. I will never visit this place again..

Pros: ambiance

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I ordered some fish plate (can't even remember what fish I ordered, it was so blah) and my friends ordered chicken quesadillas during happy hour. The quesadillas came out with "deli-style turkey-ish meat" on it. When we inquired about the meat, the waitress stated that "people ALWAYS ask if it is turkey", but assured us it was chicken. Although Mex is hardly their specialty, I am weary of trying anything else, since I can make a decent quesa (and even fish) at home without so much a hitch.

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★★★☆☆

I ordered some fish plate (can't even remember what fish I ordered, it was so blah) and my friends ordered chicken quesadillas during happy hour. The quesadillas came out with "deli-style turkey-ish meat" on it. When we inquired about the meat, the waitress stated that "people ALWAYS ask if it is turkey", but assured us it was chicken. Although Mex is hardly their specialty, I am weary of trying anything else, since I can make a decent quesa (and even fish) at home without so much a hitch.

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We have had Holiday dinners at the Bryant Park Grill for about five years. However, the service has not, until this year, been on a par with the food. Hooray - this year, service was acceptable, even attentive. We were seated with a good view of the Christmas Tree in the park and this fact, combined with excellent food and service, made our dinner and choice of restaurant a very satisfying one.

2
★★★★☆

We have had Holiday dinners at the Bryant Park Grill for about five years. However, the service has not, until this year, been on a par with the food. Hooray - this year, service was acceptable, even attentive. We were seated with a good view of the Christmas Tree in the park and this fact, combined with excellent food and service, made our dinner and choice of restaurant a very satisfying one.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

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The food is OK, but go for the atmosphere on a a beautiful day. It feels great to sit outside with a refreshing drink and feel like you are someplace outside the city. Great afterwork spot too! Stay and linger in Bryant Park. It is one of my fav spots in midtown in the summer!

2
★★★★☆

The food is OK, but go for the atmosphere on a a beautiful day. It feels great to sit outside with a refreshing drink and feel like you are someplace outside the city. Great afterwork spot too! Stay and linger in Bryant Park. It is one of my fav spots in midtown in the summer!

Pros: OUTDOORS!, Lg. deck, no wait

Cons: seasonal

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The only thing good about this place is that its outside. The drinks are overpriced. Service very slow (when busy) and the food is lousy.

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★☆☆☆☆

The only thing good about this place is that its outside. The drinks are overpriced. Service very slow (when busy) and the food is lousy.

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Been here two times, once for a date and once for a midweek dinner after work and shopping. The main course was good, prices reasonable for any restaurant similar in the city. I didn't like the bread, three types, two hard as a rock and the other just didn't taste too great. Our waitress was friendly, but the hostess wasn't so welcoming. This place is ok, nothing great.

2
★★★★☆

Been here two times, once for a date and once for a midweek dinner after work and shopping. The main course was good, prices reasonable for any restaurant similar in the city. I didn't like the bread, three types, two hard as a rock and the other just didn't taste too great. Our waitress was friendly, but the hostess wasn't so welcoming. This place is ok, nothing great.

Pros: Location

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While it's nice to be outdoors in the summertime, that's about all it's good for. The food is over-priced and tasteless. The drinks taste FINE, but you're really paying to be outside. Plus, this place gets PACKED to the gills...

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★★☆☆☆

While it's nice to be outdoors in the summertime, that's about all it's good for. The food is over-priced and tasteless. The drinks taste FINE, but you're really paying to be outside. Plus, this place gets PACKED to the gills...

Pros: outside, pretty park, lots of people

Cons: too many people!, food not great, clientelle often rude

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I didn't think the Bryant Park Grill was anything great. Thje food was alright and the service was less than adequate. And for the price, I was not happy at all.

1
★★☆☆☆

I didn't think the Bryant Park Grill was anything great. Thje food was alright and the service was less than adequate. And for the price, I was not happy at all.

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First time there was for a late lunch. No one was in the restaurant and I dont think our server was half the time either. She was not attentive and our drinks were empty for a long time. Second time was happy hour. We had to go to the bar from our tables to get our drinks and then sat there with empty wine glasses trying to flag down a server as they kept looking at our empty glasses as they walked by. Finally had to flag someone down for the check. Couldnt wait to leave. Too bad, it is such a nice location and atmosphere. And the food was pretty good.

1
★★☆☆☆

First time there was for a late lunch. No one was in the restaurant and I dont think our server was half the time either. She was not attentive and our drinks were empty for a long time. Second time was happy hour. We had to go to the bar from our tables to get our drinks and then sat there with empty wine glasses trying to flag down a server as they kept looking at our empty glasses as they walked by. Finally had to flag someone down for the check. Couldnt wait to leave. Too bad, it is such a nice location and atmosphere. And the food was pretty good.

Pros: ambience, location

Cons: service

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Great for a romantic dinner or with a large group of friends. The best seats are close to the windows which are from floor to ceiling and offer a view of the park and lush greenery. It's closeness to Times Square makes it ideal location

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★★★★★

Great for a romantic dinner or with a large group of friends. The best seats are close to the windows which are from floor to ceiling and offer a view of the park and lush greenery. It's closeness to Times Square makes it ideal location

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had a great time there one weekend during the summer, food was edible, but after several bottles of wine it was great. a good place to be with friends and enjoy the outdoors

2
★★★★☆

had a great time there one weekend during the summer, food was edible, but after several bottles of wine it was great. a good place to be with friends and enjoy the outdoors

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Ive been to Bryants Park twice with two different girlfriends. Although the food is not the greatest it is much better than at other places around town. The ambiance is plainly enchanting...both romantic and cozy enough that I did not feel uncomfortable sharing dinner with a non-date. Worth trying the $25 prefix dinner which was great the first time I went.

2
★★★★☆

Ive been to Bryants Park twice with two different girlfriends. Although the food is not the greatest it is much better than at other places around town. The ambiance is plainly enchanting...both romantic and cozy enough that I did not feel uncomfortable sharing dinner with a non-date. Worth trying the $25 prefix dinner which was great the first time I went.

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Great on any beautiful day but Thursday, gets way too crowded then.

2
★★★★☆

Great on any beautiful day but Thursday, gets way too crowded then.

Pros: great spot, girls

Cons: crowded, expensive

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The setting is beautiful. Open sky, fresh air, green grass are all wonderful. However, this place gets so packed that you can't move. Go on a Monday night when the crowd is thinner. It's so crowded that that alone is a turn off.

2
★★★★☆

The setting is beautiful. Open sky, fresh air, green grass are all wonderful. However, this place gets so packed that you can't move. Go on a Monday night when the crowd is thinner. It's so crowded that that alone is a turn off.

Pros: open air, nothing else like it

Cons: crowded, crowded, crowded

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Great Place to go after work in the summer, thursday's are better than some nights.....although the food is less than desirable, I say stay for drinks but definitely don't ask for anything complicated cause chances are your drink will be wrong......

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★★★☆☆

Great Place to go after work in the summer, thursday's are better than some nights.....although the food is less than desirable, I say stay for drinks but definitely don't ask for anything complicated cause chances are your drink will be wrong......

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Can't beat the location on a nice summer night, with a breeze and music in the park. So what if the food is so - so?

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★★★☆☆

Can't beat the location on a nice summer night, with a breeze and music in the park. So what if the food is so - so?

Pros: loation, loation, location

Cons: boring food

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My two companions and I agreed that the food was mediocre; it really didnt help that I found a large piece of plastic wrap in my vegetable sandwich (which was really a Portobello mushroom sandwich). For what I was paying for that sandwich, the kitchen should have been more careful. As for drinks: $6.50 for a bottle of Corona? Give me a break. It is one thing to mark up the price of a product; it is another to rip customers off. The next time I return to the Park I will definitely bring a picnic meal.

1
★★☆☆☆

My two companions and I agreed that the food was mediocre; it really didnt help that I found a large piece of plastic wrap in my vegetable sandwich (which was really a Portobello mushroom sandwich). For what I was paying for that sandwich, the kitchen should have been more careful. As for drinks: $6.50 for a bottle of Corona? Give me a break. It is one thing to mark up the price of a product; it is another to rip customers off. The next time I return to the Park I will definitely bring a picnic meal.

Pros: Relaxing atmosphere

Cons: Expensive

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This place is great to enjoy a nice glass of wine while overlooking the park, but that's it. Don't bother with the food or the drinks. Also, the bar area could use a facelift of its own.

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★★☆☆☆

This place is great to enjoy a nice glass of wine while overlooking the park, but that's it. Don't bother with the food or the drinks. Also, the bar area could use a facelift of its own.

Pros: outdoor dining, great atmosphere

Cons: horrible food, watered-down drinks

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In Manhattan, where al fresco diners must endure pollution, car horns and a whirlwind parade of strangers, it's lovely to find the balcony of this restaurant overlooking the tops of trees and the picturesque green of Bryant Park. Make no…

 

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