Sugar Bar

★★★★☆
  • 254 W 72nd St

    New York, NY 10023

    Map & Directions
  • 212-579-0222

About Sugar Bar

Hours
Mon-Thu 5:30pm-12am Fri-Sat 5:30pm-1am

Food

Food
More choices in New York:
Resultset_next

One Little West 12

1 Little W 12th St New York, NY

Resultset_next

Supermac

348 7th Ave New York, NY

3.96 25
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Sugar Bar was?
Write a Review
.

I don't usually give bad review to small local business but this is just inexcusable and I don't want others to become one of their victim again. I've purchased a voucher from Google Offers last year to Sugar bar, similar to the Groupon

3
★★★★★

I don't usually give bad review to small local business but this is just inexcusable and I don't want others to become one of their victim again. I've purchased a voucher from Google Offers last year to Sugar bar, similar to the Groupon

.

Great for groups me and my friends had a blast when we came here. The staff were nice and the sweets were sweet.

2
★★★★★

Great for groups me and my friends had a blast when we came here. The staff were nice and the sweets were sweet.

.

A group of friends decided to go to the Sugar Bar. We've heard great things about the place so we picked the venue to celebrate a reunion. WE had an AMAZING EXPERIENCE. Everything went perfectly well. The staff was very polite and courteous,

The food came out on time and was very delicious and the music was just perfect. They had a latin jazz artist called Paul Peress. I had the crab stuffed shrimp and the Vichysoise for entree and the ribeye steak and let me just say that I left a very happy and satisfied man.

The manager, Steve Abreu was also very kind to us. He came to greet us at our table and offered us some drink specials. It made us feel very welcomed and special.

I would highly recommend the place to anyone. We are definitely planning on going to the Sugar Bar very soon. Great job Ashford & Simpson

2
★★★★★

A group of friends decided to go to the Sugar Bar. We've heard great things about the place so we picked the venue to celebrate a reunion. WE had an AMAZING EXPERIENCE. Everything went perfectly well. The staff was very polite and courteous,

The food came out on time and was very delicious and the music was just perfect. They had a latin jazz artist called Paul Peress. I had the crab stuffed shrimp and the Vichysoise for entree and the ribeye steak and let me just say that I left a very happy and satisfied man.

The manager, Steve Abreu was also very kind to us. He came to greet us at our table and offered us some drink specials. It made us feel very welcomed and special.

I would highly recommend the place to anyone. We are definitely planning on going to the Sugar Bar very soon. Great job Ashford & Simpson

Pros: Food, music, ambience

Cons: No complain

.

I like the new Sugar Bar. I am extremely glad they finally decided to also change the menu. They are featuring cooler artists and the whole venue has a new vibe. It was hard at first to see all these new faces but I think that management is doing a good job at improving the venue in general. They have this Jumbo Shrimp that are to die for. Open mic night seems to have turned into a night of stars with Quincy Jones as the biggest one I've seen. It is always a treat to see who will be showing up and I think for $10 and a few drinks, you can't beat seeing and hearing world class singers. I'll will definitely be frequenting it more often.

5
★★★★★

I like the new Sugar Bar. I am extremely glad they finally decided to also change the menu. They are featuring cooler artists and the whole venue has a new vibe. It was hard at first to see all these new faces but I think that management is doing a good job at improving the venue in general. They have this Jumbo Shrimp that are to die for. Open mic night seems to have turned into a night of stars with Quincy Jones as the biggest one I've seen. It is always a treat to see who will be showing up and I think for $10 and a few drinks, you can't beat seeing and hearing world class singers. I'll will definitely be frequenting it more often.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I've heard great things about the Sugar Bar from friends that came to the venue few months ago. I currently live in CA and I decided to come check it out while visiting NYC. I had such a great experience at the venue that I will make it a point to come to the Sugar Bar anytime I am in NYC. We had a great time. The food was great, they had a great band playing and the people are just wonderful. We had the fried Calamari as an appetizer and the Sirloin Steak. The food came out just perfect.

Although the venue looks small and tight, the manager was kind enough to give me a tour and that's when I've realized that they have other dinning areas - the garden room and the cat lounge. I thought that was pretty cool.

I am definetely looking forward to going back again. I heard they have a great happy hour and early diner special. I LOVE THE SUGAR BAR. Good job Ashford & Simpson!!!!!

2
★★★★★

I've heard great things about the Sugar Bar from friends that came to the venue few months ago. I currently live in CA and I decided to come check it out while visiting NYC. I had such a great experience at the venue that I will make it a point to come to the Sugar Bar anytime I am in NYC. We had a great time. The food was great, they had a great band playing and the people are just wonderful. We had the fried Calamari as an appetizer and the Sirloin Steak. The food came out just perfect.

Although the venue looks small and tight, the manager was kind enough to give me a tour and that's when I've realized that they have other dinning areas - the garden room and the cat lounge. I thought that was pretty cool.

I am definetely looking forward to going back again. I heard they have a great happy hour and early diner special. I LOVE THE SUGAR BAR. Good job Ashford & Simpson!!!!!

Pros: Thge music, the food, the atmosphere

Cons: I have no complain

.

No chef Pierre, No Cream, No Brian? Everything I loved about this place is now different. The food, the people, and even the shows! I emailed to ask if a show on their website called creme dela creme was the same as the Cream show and never got a response. I went to the show and not only was it not the same show but the food has fallen off (and I was charged). I asked and I was told there is a new chef. Asked for the bartender who used to make a hellafied strawberry lemonade and a guy said that he is his best friend and that Brian moved away but not to worry because he taught that bartender everything he knew. The food was saltier, drinks were not mixed as well and the people were not as nice. Next time it won't be Sugar bar.
Comment on Review Delete Review

1
★☆☆☆☆

No chef Pierre, No Cream, No Brian? Everything I loved about this place is now different. The food, the people, and even the shows! I emailed to ask if a show on their website called creme dela creme was the same as the Cream show and never got a response. I went to the show and not only was it not the same show but the food has fallen off (and I was charged). I asked and I was told there is a new chef. Asked for the bartender who used to make a hellafied strawberry lemonade and a guy said that he is his best friend and that Brian moved away but not to worry because he taught that bartender everything he knew. The food was saltier, drinks were not mixed as well and the people were not as nice. Next time it won't be Sugar bar.
Comment on Review Delete Review

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I went to Sugar Bar a few years ago and it left a bad taste in my mouth - not the food, the service. The waitstaff weren't plesant, and one even brought the paid bill back to the table which was close to $200 because he didnt like the tip. I forgave that last visit because I wanted to like this place, so I went again last week. It's now confirmed - I HATE THIS PLACE!
The front door girls were not pleasant or welcoming. In fact, as we walked in it was as if we were interrupting their conversation. We paid a cover charge to enter the restaurant for a 9pm show of some unadvertized phantom live performance. We were asked who did we come to support, I said no one, to eat dinner. I guess thats why they seated us by the lonesome table next to the bathroom with many people standing in line for it I guess that our view to the stage was obstructed.
We did get a table change, ordered our drinks from the very nice (the only nice person we encountered that night) waitperson, but after looking at the menu it was so incredibly limited for such a supposed upscale wannabe restaurant I was very surprised. As we sat contemplating if we should settle for one of the three entrees or order a combination of appetizers to create a meal-feel, I knew we couldnt stay there any longer. The prices certainly did not justify the offerings.
Oh, then the phantom band we paid a cover for turned out to be a documentary film that debuted years ago. I thought it was being shown meantime the live performance got ready, but no live performance was forthcoming. We decided to leave, and since we were only in the restaurant for less than 30 min we wanted a refund of our cover and was told the cover was for the film. This is an extremely poor and decitful practice. There was nothing that advertized the showing of this film as the evening's entertainment, as a matter of fact I called earlier that day to ask about the band playing that evening and they told me it was two shows, an early and late show and it was would a band with three R&B singers. So to charge a cover for a old film instead of being honest with the patrons and say the performance was cancelled or whatever the case was is purely dishonest and disrespectful to the people that patronize this place.
I would strongly suggest you don't go here unless you enjoy paying a good sum for sudstandard treatment and a kiddie menu. This is not an elegant dining experience, its a ghetto-fabulous juke joint ran by people whose getting over like a fat cat.
Please dine elsewhere.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went to Sugar Bar a few years ago and it left a bad taste in my mouth - not the food, the service. The waitstaff weren't plesant, and one even brought the paid bill back to the table which was close to $200 because he didnt like the tip. I forgave that last visit because I wanted to like this place, so I went again last week. It's now confirmed - I HATE THIS PLACE!
The front door girls were not pleasant or welcoming. In fact, as we walked in it was as if we were interrupting their conversation. We paid a cover charge to enter the restaurant for a 9pm show of some unadvertized phantom live performance. We were asked who did we come to support, I said no one, to eat dinner. I guess thats why they seated us by the lonesome table next to the bathroom with many people standing in line for it I guess that our view to the stage was obstructed.
We did get a table change, ordered our drinks from the very nice (the only nice person we encountered that night) waitperson, but after looking at the menu it was so incredibly limited for such a supposed upscale wannabe restaurant I was very surprised. As we sat contemplating if we should settle for one of the three entrees or order a combination of appetizers to create a meal-feel, I knew we couldnt stay there any longer. The prices certainly did not justify the offerings.
Oh, then the phantom band we paid a cover for turned out to be a documentary film that debuted years ago. I thought it was being shown meantime the live performance got ready, but no live performance was forthcoming. We decided to leave, and since we were only in the restaurant for less than 30 min we wanted a refund of our cover and was told the cover was for the film. This is an extremely poor and decitful practice. There was nothing that advertized the showing of this film as the evening's entertainment, as a matter of fact I called earlier that day to ask about the band playing that evening and they told me it was two shows, an early and late show and it was would a band with three R&B singers. So to charge a cover for a old film instead of being honest with the patrons and say the performance was cancelled or whatever the case was is purely dishonest and disrespectful to the people that patronize this place.
I would strongly suggest you don't go here unless you enjoy paying a good sum for sudstandard treatment and a kiddie menu. This is not an elegant dining experience, its a ghetto-fabulous juke joint ran by people whose getting over like a fat cat.
Please dine elsewhere.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Everything else

.

1)Let's begin with our entrance. The cover was $10 each which wasn't earlier described but ok. Then the front door girl ( a light skinned) assigned our table from a reservationplaced earlier. We then asked if the dinner table would be where we could view the stage after paying the cover, she informed "Yes". Well upon sitting at the table it was clear that there was no way of eating dinner or having a drink and being able to see the stage( since my back is to the stage) . We then asked the same front (light skinned) girl about the poor viewing and she responded that there isn't anything she could do, all of the tables are taken. I then pointed to 3 tables that were in decnt viewing of the stage that were empty. Well to her dismay after not noticing the tables were empty, she sheepishly continued to say the tables are taken. We then asked a waitress if we could move to those available viewing tables and she said "sure, i don't see why not, but let me ask". Well, guess who came running down the aisle (Ms. light skin, wannabe) saying "the tables are available"
VERY POOR SERVICE.

3) Don't go by the menu on the website. We were told that there is a new chef and he can't make those previous items on the website. WHAT, a chef can't make Catfish. Oh! By the way, the menu is on a piece of paper. That's right a piece of paper you carry around with you, handed to you by, you know who, at the front door.

2)Then after getting to the "REAL" tables, I noticed they had to actually push the table in the aisle for you to sit down at them. WHAT. This is from them putting in too many tables together that there is no way of sitting down unless you remove them. WTF. Shisters, It becomes a annoyance when someone has to use the restroom. After sitting for a while we noticed that there wasn't a live band on stage where there should have been one for the 7:30 show, and for the cover charge demanded, they did say live entertainment. Rather than a live show they were playing a dvd. WTF.

4)After complaining to "you know who", at the front door, she said there is entertainment, we responded where said the screening. I said a 5 year old DVD, that you can get anywhrere isn't a screening and wouldn't constitute as live entertainment and demand $10 dollars. That is more than the DVD is worth at best buy. we asked for our cover back due to misleading and terrible service. Ofcourse, Ms. light skinned refused.

5)Also, I paid $10 for few drops of black label in a glass. They must have used an eye dropper to pour it.

6)Forget Ashford and Simpson's. Several things you can guarantee " the service is terrible, being squeezed in a table to eat, unsympathetic staff, rude staff, and SHISTERS to get your money.
I would love to support jazz establishments but when you are treated as sh*! you don't deserve my patrionage. As long as we accept substandard you will get substandard.
Go "Mintons", you'll be apreciated.

NOT SOLID AS A ROCK

0
★☆☆☆☆

1)Let's begin with our entrance. The cover was $10 each which wasn't earlier described but ok. Then the front door girl ( a light skinned) assigned our table from a reservationplaced earlier. We then asked if the dinner table would be where we could view the stage after paying the cover, she informed "Yes". Well upon sitting at the table it was clear that there was no way of eating dinner or having a drink and being able to see the stage( since my back is to the stage) . We then asked the same front (light skinned) girl about the poor viewing and she responded that there isn't anything she could do, all of the tables are taken. I then pointed to 3 tables that were in decnt viewing of the stage that were empty. Well to her dismay after not noticing the tables were empty, she sheepishly continued to say the tables are taken. We then asked a waitress if we could move to those available viewing tables and she said "sure, i don't see why not, but let me ask". Well, guess who came running down the aisle (Ms. light skin, wannabe) saying "the tables are available"
VERY POOR SERVICE.

3) Don't go by the menu on the website. We were told that there is a new chef and he can't make those previous items on the website. WHAT, a chef can't make Catfish. Oh! By the way, the menu is on a piece of paper. That's right a piece of paper you carry around with you, handed to you by, you know who, at the front door.

2)Then after getting to the "REAL" tables, I noticed they had to actually push the table in the aisle for you to sit down at them. WHAT. This is from them putting in too many tables together that there is no way of sitting down unless you remove them. WTF. Shisters, It becomes a annoyance when someone has to use the restroom. After sitting for a while we noticed that there wasn't a live band on stage where there should have been one for the 7:30 show, and for the cover charge demanded, they did say live entertainment. Rather than a live show they were playing a dvd. WTF.

4)After complaining to "you know who", at the front door, she said there is entertainment, we responded where said the screening. I said a 5 year old DVD, that you can get anywhrere isn't a screening and wouldn't constitute as live entertainment and demand $10 dollars. That is more than the DVD is worth at best buy. we asked for our cover back due to misleading and terrible service. Ofcourse, Ms. light skinned refused.

5)Also, I paid $10 for few drops of black label in a glass. They must have used an eye dropper to pour it.

6)Forget Ashford and Simpson's. Several things you can guarantee " the service is terrible, being squeezed in a table to eat, unsympathetic staff, rude staff, and SHISTERS to get your money.
I would love to support jazz establishments but when you are treated as sh*! you don't deserve my patrionage. As long as we accept substandard you will get substandard.
Go "Mintons", you'll be apreciated.

NOT SOLID AS A ROCK

Pros: Jazz feel

Cons: Shisters/Poor Service/Shady front desk girl

.

Where should I start? I absolutely love Ashford and Simpson's Sugar Bar. I've been to the venue several times and for different occasions and although sometimes it can be very crowded, the ambiance in the place is unbelievable. Good food, good drinks, great music and wonderful people...You can't ask for more. Open mic is definitely a great night at the venue however I've seen some great Jazz artist perform at the venue. Make sure you call ahead and make a reservation (especially on Thursday night) if not, it could be nearly impossible for you to have dinner and watch the show.

2
★★★★★

Where should I start? I absolutely love Ashford and Simpson's Sugar Bar. I've been to the venue several times and for different occasions and although sometimes it can be very crowded, the ambiance in the place is unbelievable. Good food, good drinks, great music and wonderful people...You can't ask for more. Open mic is definitely a great night at the venue however I've seen some great Jazz artist perform at the venue. Make sure you call ahead and make a reservation (especially on Thursday night) if not, it could be nearly impossible for you to have dinner and watch the show.

Pros: Good food, nice ambiance, great live entertainement

Cons: Service could be a little faster

.

A friend and I went to Sugar Bar the other night for a show, and everything was amazing! The host and the artists were great. We also ate dinner and the food was delicious. Although there was a show going on, there was no delay with our food, and the entire staff was very attentive. If you are looking for a cool place to catch a show, have a drink, have dinner - go to Sugar Bar! Definitely romantic enough for a date too ;)

2
★★★★★

A friend and I went to Sugar Bar the other night for a show, and everything was amazing! The host and the artists were great. We also ate dinner and the food was delicious. Although there was a show going on, there was no delay with our food, and the entire staff was very attentive. If you are looking for a cool place to catch a show, have a drink, have dinner - go to Sugar Bar! Definitely romantic enough for a date too ;)

Pros: Ambience, great food, entertaining shows, friendly manager

Cons: None

.

Ashford and Simpson's Sugar Bar was recommended to me by a close friend of mine that has been raving about it. I've decided to give it shot and book the venue for my 30th birthday. I had a liittle concerned that because of the large number of guests that was attending that it may not be well coordinated. I am also very picky though. From the second I've called to the day of my party, I was taken care of like royalty. The whole staff from front to back did an incredible job to cater my needs especially knowing that some of my guest were not easily manageable. The food was great and the show was amazing. The manager (Steve Abreu) was checking on us to ensure that everything was going well. The whole know went so smoothly with no issues at all. We left happy and this is definetely a venue that my guests and I are planning to attend many times in the near future. Bravo to Ashford and Simpson!

2
★★★★★

Ashford and Simpson's Sugar Bar was recommended to me by a close friend of mine that has been raving about it. I've decided to give it shot and book the venue for my 30th birthday. I had a liittle concerned that because of the large number of guests that was attending that it may not be well coordinated. I am also very picky though. From the second I've called to the day of my party, I was taken care of like royalty. The whole staff from front to back did an incredible job to cater my needs especially knowing that some of my guest were not easily manageable. The food was great and the show was amazing. The manager (Steve Abreu) was checking on us to ensure that everything was going well. The whole know went so smoothly with no issues at all. We left happy and this is definetely a venue that my guests and I are planning to attend many times in the near future. Bravo to Ashford and Simpson!

Pros: music, food, service

Cons: a little small

.

It's a really great place to chill with friends at the bar. We went there last week to celebrate my new job. The staff was accommodating. The food was good. We were there during afterwork hours so it wasn't so loud that we couldn't talk to each other. We were disappointed that there weren't any happy hour specials. I recommend this place and I will go back often,

2
★★★★☆

It's a really great place to chill with friends at the bar. We went there last week to celebrate my new job. The staff was accommodating. The food was good. We were there during afterwork hours so it wasn't so loud that we couldn't talk to each other. We were disappointed that there weren't any happy hour specials. I recommend this place and I will go back often,

.

Some friends and I visited NYC this weekend. We went to the Sugar Bar on 7/11/08. We made reservations, so we didn't have a wait. The food was awesome! The entertaiment was spectacular! The only issue that we had, was once the place started to get crowded, we barely saw our wait staff. Other than that. I really recommend checking it out. The las chuletas are to die for! Also try the sugar tini. It is amazing!

Pros: Great food
Cons: Service could be a little better

2
★★★★☆

Some friends and I visited NYC this weekend. We went to the Sugar Bar on 7/11/08. We made reservations, so we didn't have a wait. The food was awesome! The entertaiment was spectacular! The only issue that we had, was once the place started to get crowded, we barely saw our wait staff. Other than that. I really recommend checking it out. The las chuletas are to die for! Also try the sugar tini. It is amazing!

Pros: Great food
Cons: Service could be a little better

Pros: Great food, ambience, entertainment

Cons: Service could be better

.

The food at Sugar Bar is EXCELLENT. The issue is that you have to climb mountains to get to it. The servers seem to be under the impression that they're doing you a favor to stop at your table, and it is frequently a battle to get basics such as a menu, water, or your first drink if you don't bring it with you from the bar (and if you're trying to order during a live show, forget it; it's not happening). This issue has not improved over time; it was a problem five years ago, and it's a bigger problem now. If you can manage to get your order taken, it will take its sweet time showing up, nobody will ever ask you how it was (if, God forbid, something is wrong with it, you will have to get up and go to the bar, tell them, and wait for them to send your waitperson to you), and you will have trouble trying to flag someone down to pay, yet they will always seem anxious to get you out of there. Most of my wait experiences have been with a waitress with bleached light brown hair put up in a spiky ponytail -- I have no idea what her name is, because she's never bothered to introduce herself, but she's incredibly rude. Next page: although the bar service has always been relatively slow, now that they have co-ed teams working it, they seem to spend more time flirting with one another than serving the customers. In short, come here if you have a long fuse and don't really care how your waitstaff treats you. The food and drinks are great, the live shows are great, but the unprofessionalism epidemic here is fatal.

UPDATE, August 2009: I went back with big A&S fans from Europe who insisted. They were pretty quiet by the time we left. You can get drinks like these anywhere, and now the bar doesn't carry certain basic brand name top shelf spirits; the bartenders are being paid to push no-name/never-heard-of-it vodkas on you instead and charge you for Grey Goose. The food is now a write-off; they have a new chef who is apparently so incompetent that the menu only has six items on it, and the best dishes and sides (the catfish meuniere, the mac-and-cheese) are gone, although they haven't updated any of the menus online to reflect that. If I could give this joint zero stars, I so would.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The food at Sugar Bar is EXCELLENT. The issue is that you have to climb mountains to get to it. The servers seem to be under the impression that they're doing you a favor to stop at your table, and it is frequently a battle to get basics such as a menu, water, or your first drink if you don't bring it with you from the bar (and if you're trying to order during a live show, forget it; it's not happening). This issue has not improved over time; it was a problem five years ago, and it's a bigger problem now. If you can manage to get your order taken, it will take its sweet time showing up, nobody will ever ask you how it was (if, God forbid, something is wrong with it, you will have to get up and go to the bar, tell them, and wait for them to send your waitperson to you), and you will have trouble trying to flag someone down to pay, yet they will always seem anxious to get you out of there. Most of my wait experiences have been with a waitress with bleached light brown hair put up in a spiky ponytail -- I have no idea what her name is, because she's never bothered to introduce herself, but she's incredibly rude. Next page: although the bar service has always been relatively slow, now that they have co-ed teams working it, they seem to spend more time flirting with one another than serving the customers. In short, come here if you have a long fuse and don't really care how your waitstaff treats you. The food and drinks are great, the live shows are great, but the unprofessionalism epidemic here is fatal.

UPDATE, August 2009: I went back with big A&S fans from Europe who insisted. They were pretty quiet by the time we left. You can get drinks like these anywhere, and now the bar doesn't carry certain basic brand name top shelf spirits; the bartenders are being paid to push no-name/never-heard-of-it vodkas on you instead and charge you for Grey Goose. The food is now a write-off; they have a new chef who is apparently so incompetent that the menu only has six items on it, and the best dishes and sides (the catfish meuniere, the mac-and-cheese) are gone, although they haven't updated any of the menus online to reflect that. If I could give this joint zero stars, I so would.

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: Terrible, terrible service; pushy door

.

When I was in New York I came here to eat. The food was decent and the cost was low. There wasn't a long wait , and the service was great. I would highly recommend that if your town to try Sugar Bar.

4
★★★★☆

When I was in New York I came here to eat. The food was decent and the cost was low. There wasn't a long wait , and the service was great. I would highly recommend that if your town to try Sugar Bar.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I went to Ashford and Simpson's Sugar bar to celebrate my birthday. We had quite a large party (a little over 50) and the venue accommodated us better than we could have ever imagined. Our guest were very well greeted by the staff and were seated immediately. The service was amazing and the food was to die for. I was very demanding and the manger (Steve Abreu) was such a breeze to work with. He made sure everything was going smoothly for me and provided me with all the assistance I needed. They had a great house band that even sang a happy birthday song to me. It was truly a night to remember as everything went so perfectly well. Will definitely be frequenting the restaurant very often.

2
★★★★★

I went to Ashford and Simpson's Sugar bar to celebrate my birthday. We had quite a large party (a little over 50) and the venue accommodated us better than we could have ever imagined. Our guest were very well greeted by the staff and were seated immediately. The service was amazing and the food was to die for. I was very demanding and the manger (Steve Abreu) was such a breeze to work with. He made sure everything was going smoothly for me and provided me with all the assistance I needed. They had a great house band that even sang a happy birthday song to me. It was truly a night to remember as everything went so perfectly well. Will definitely be frequenting the restaurant very often.

Pros: AMAZING VENUE! GREAT SERVICE AND WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE

.

i was just there on a friday night in oct. on a date and we liked the place. The staff was attentive without being at my table every 2 mins., the food was good and since we got there early, we were able to have quiet conversation without being side by side with full tables. Place must be a bit cramped though when full and bar area is small so it may get noisy but we would consider coming back but to stay for the live music.

2
★★★★☆

i was just there on a friday night in oct. on a date and we liked the place. The staff was attentive without being at my table every 2 mins., the food was good and since we got there early, we were able to have quiet conversation without being side by side with full tables. Place must be a bit cramped though when full and bar area is small so it may get noisy but we would consider coming back but to stay for the live music.

Pros: nice portions, decor was nice without being overdone. good lighting.

Cons: due to tight space, tables are right next to each other so no privacy if they are full.

.

To sum it up, disappointed. My family went there to celebrate my father's 71st birthday. Beforehand, reservations were made for 5 and we were not told of a $10 cover charge due to an unheard of band. We were told that once we were seated and politely asked if that could be waived being that we weren't there to hear a band and already paid a $2 coat check charge each.

The hostess spoke to the manager and the fee was waived which we thought was a great way to do business. We were told the manager said to relax and eat and no rush was necessary and not to worry about the cover charge for the band. So we thought that was taken care of.

We continued to discuss the ambiance or lack of ambiance at this so called "hip" restaurant. The appetizers over priced for the lack of taste. Drinks were good, main course good. But then it was spoiled yet again by the rather rude hostess asking if we were planning on staying for the whole show just when we were about to order more drinks and dessert. In other words we were staying too long not to pay the cover fee for the again, "unheard" of band.

After that display of rudeness we promptly asked for the check. There was 5 of us. The restaurant which was practically empty could have made almost $100 more dollars on the drinks and dessert that we were about to order instead of insisting to pay the $10 cover charge for the very, yet again "unheard" band.

Won't recommend or go back.

1
★★★☆☆

To sum it up, disappointed. My family went there to celebrate my father's 71st birthday. Beforehand, reservations were made for 5 and we were not told of a $10 cover charge due to an unheard of band. We were told that once we were seated and politely asked if that could be waived being that we weren't there to hear a band and already paid a $2 coat check charge each.

The hostess spoke to the manager and the fee was waived which we thought was a great way to do business. We were told the manager said to relax and eat and no rush was necessary and not to worry about the cover charge for the band. So we thought that was taken care of.

We continued to discuss the ambiance or lack of ambiance at this so called "hip" restaurant. The appetizers over priced for the lack of taste. Drinks were good, main course good. But then it was spoiled yet again by the rather rude hostess asking if we were planning on staying for the whole show just when we were about to order more drinks and dessert. In other words we were staying too long not to pay the cover fee for the again, "unheard" of band.

After that display of rudeness we promptly asked for the check. There was 5 of us. The restaurant which was practically empty could have made almost $100 more dollars on the drinks and dessert that we were about to order instead of insisting to pay the $10 cover charge for the very, yet again "unheard" band.

Won't recommend or go back.

Pros: main course and drinks

Cons: ambiance, pricing, and customer service

.

My friend and I wanted to go to the Sugar Bar on Saturday December 30, 2006. We wanted to go in and have couple of drinks, so we asked the very nice hotess if we could look around before we go to the bar.
She said sure and we were getting ready to just peek in, when a man who was very rude came out tof the lounge and said it was $10.00 to get in. We said we did not mind paying, if we could just see what was going on. He said what is there to see? You have to pay $10.00 in order to look around. So I said who is performing and he said some guy i never heard of, and told us if we needed more information go look outside on the sign. I said if I was going to pay I should able to see what's going on. He said no. So we left and ended up going to another place. He was very rude and demanding saying we could come back for the dance party. I don't know how the place was, but I do know the host was way out of line.

1
★★★☆☆

My friend and I wanted to go to the Sugar Bar on Saturday December 30, 2006. We wanted to go in and have couple of drinks, so we asked the very nice hotess if we could look around before we go to the bar.
She said sure and we were getting ready to just peek in, when a man who was very rude came out tof the lounge and said it was $10.00 to get in. We said we did not mind paying, if we could just see what was going on. He said what is there to see? You have to pay $10.00 in order to look around. So I said who is performing and he said some guy i never heard of, and told us if we needed more information go look outside on the sign. I said if I was going to pay I should able to see what's going on. He said no. So we left and ended up going to another place. He was very rude and demanding saying we could come back for the dance party. I don't know how the place was, but I do know the host was way out of line.

.

My friends and I stopped into Sugar last week to basically see what all the talk was about. Heard that it was one of the best places to see live music and we were very impressed with the setup they've got there. Such a low key place with plenty of celebrity eye candy splashed here and there. We went on a Tuesday when they had a jazz band playing. The music was great and so was the food. Definitely go!

2
★★★★★

My friends and I stopped into Sugar last week to basically see what all the talk was about. Heard that it was one of the best places to see live music and we were very impressed with the setup they've got there. Such a low key place with plenty of celebrity eye candy splashed here and there. We went on a Tuesday when they had a jazz band playing. The music was great and so was the food. Definitely go!

Pros: Live Music, Food, Ambience

.

The food was excellent (except the fried shrimp appetizer - it was overcooked). The atmosphere was nice in the front room, but despite a reservation, we were relegated to the rear, where we were treated like stepchildren - we had to flag someone down to take our order, water with no ice, we had to ask for extras (as opposed to someone asking if we needed something else). And, after all that, the 18% gratuity was added to our bill because we had a table of four. We refused to pay it. Sad that the service was so poor, because it really is a decent spot.

1
★★★☆☆

The food was excellent (except the fried shrimp appetizer - it was overcooked). The atmosphere was nice in the front room, but despite a reservation, we were relegated to the rear, where we were treated like stepchildren - we had to flag someone down to take our order, water with no ice, we had to ask for extras (as opposed to someone asking if we needed something else). And, after all that, the 18% gratuity was added to our bill because we had a table of four. We refused to pay it. Sad that the service was so poor, because it really is a decent spot.

Cons: small/cramped

.

On the whole a fairly good experience. Everyone's entree was good and the music was very well done. A good feel to the place was definitely in effect. The only negative that I can relate is that the appitizers were a bit over priced for what you get. So, perhaps not exceptional food for NYC, but certainly exceptional food when compared to other mixed venues (dinner menu & live music) you're likely to find. Taken as a whole we strongly recommend this place. Best to call ahead for reservations because it does get crowded.

2
★★★★☆

On the whole a fairly good experience. Everyone's entree was good and the music was very well done. A good feel to the place was definitely in effect. The only negative that I can relate is that the appitizers were a bit over priced for what you get. So, perhaps not exceptional food for NYC, but certainly exceptional food when compared to other mixed venues (dinner menu & live music) you're likely to find. Taken as a whole we strongly recommend this place. Best to call ahead for reservations because it does get crowded.

Pros: great music, good ambience

Cons: overpriced appetizers

.

My Husband & I went to the Sugar Bar on our Anniversary. We were seated promptly by a lovely polite Hostess. The cozy ambiance is extremely beautiful. It felt like vacation in an exotic paradise. The service was great, our waitress was professional & informative. Appetizers we had the Shrimp in garlic white wine sauce, catfishstrips and an avocado salad awesome. Our entrees I had Mesquite BBQ Chicken w/Mac-&-Cheese & Collard Excellent. My husband had the MotherLand Grilled Colossal Shrimp w/Rice & Beans & garlic spinach Spicilicous. Lastly dessert Bread pudding, to die for, with vanilla ice cream, after one bite, my husband ordered his own. Happy Anniversary! The Live Music was terrific, people were jumping out of their seats, singing-along. I would highly recommend the Decor is spectacular, Ambiance is Fabulous, Food is Great & Wonderful service. An extraordinary place to enjoy Great Food & Music for one price!

2
★★★★★

My Husband & I went to the Sugar Bar on our Anniversary. We were seated promptly by a lovely polite Hostess. The cozy ambiance is extremely beautiful. It felt like vacation in an exotic paradise. The service was great, our waitress was professional & informative. Appetizers we had the Shrimp in garlic white wine sauce, catfishstrips and an avocado salad awesome. Our entrees I had Mesquite BBQ Chicken w/Mac-&-Cheese & Collard Excellent. My husband had the MotherLand Grilled Colossal Shrimp w/Rice & Beans & garlic spinach Spicilicous. Lastly dessert Bread pudding, to die for, with vanilla ice cream, after one bite, my husband ordered his own. Happy Anniversary! The Live Music was terrific, people were jumping out of their seats, singing-along. I would highly recommend the Decor is spectacular, Ambiance is Fabulous, Food is Great & Wonderful service. An extraordinary place to enjoy Great Food & Music for one price!

Pros: Great Food!, Wonderful Service, Spectacular Ambiance

Cons: Cozy

.

This place surprised me. As soon as you walk in, the decor transports you! The place is a little tight, but wonderfully decorated. Ashford & Simpson have created the best celebrity owned restaurant, I have been too. The service was very good, but best of all, the food was delicious. Everyone in our party of 8 enjoyed everything ( and I mean EVERYTHING) on their plates. We were very quiet for a while. The drinks were good too. We went on a Friday and the live entertainment was decent. Who cares though because the atmosphere, service, food and energy of the place was great. This was my 3rd trip to NYC and any future visits will definitely include Sugar Bar!

2
★★★★★

This place surprised me. As soon as you walk in, the decor transports you! The place is a little tight, but wonderfully decorated. Ashford & Simpson have created the best celebrity owned restaurant, I have been too. The service was very good, but best of all, the food was delicious. Everyone in our party of 8 enjoyed everything ( and I mean EVERYTHING) on their plates. We were very quiet for a while. The drinks were good too. We went on a Friday and the live entertainment was decent. Who cares though because the atmosphere, service, food and energy of the place was great. This was my 3rd trip to NYC and any future visits will definitely include Sugar Bar!

Pros: food food food, service, ambience

Cons: small

.

Saturday night we were transported to a world we never knew existed on the UWS. It was like walking into an Afro-Carribean village (check out the bathroom!) with leather and/or straw adorning everything. The music was "Garifuno", Honduran/Belizian tribal played by an enthusiastic band with amazing hip-gyrating dancers. The energy permeated the room. Throughout the evening guests were encouraged to get up and "swing what your Mama gave you". Even the staff couldn't help "getting down" briefly on their way to and from the kitchen. Quarters were tight, but the atmosphere was so fun that no one cared. Although we came late, we were squeezed into the main dining area so we could watch the entertainment. The waiters were speedy. The Guasacaca and the Bisteak were delicious! This place was a gem -- who knew there was such an exotic, fun place for dinner and music on the UWS?

2
★★★★★

Saturday night we were transported to a world we never knew existed on the UWS. It was like walking into an Afro-Carribean village (check out the bathroom!) with leather and/or straw adorning everything. The music was "Garifuno", Honduran/Belizian tribal played by an enthusiastic band with amazing hip-gyrating dancers. The energy permeated the room. Throughout the evening guests were encouraged to get up and "swing what your Mama gave you". Even the staff couldn't help "getting down" briefly on their way to and from the kitchen. Quarters were tight, but the atmosphere was so fun that no one cared. Although we came late, we were squeezed into the main dining area so we could watch the entertainment. The waiters were speedy. The Guasacaca and the Bisteak were delicious! This place was a gem -- who knew there was such an exotic, fun place for dinner and music on the UWS?

Pros: Exotic atmosphere, Good food

Cons: A little cramped

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Sugar Bar, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review