Bryant Park Grill

Bryant Park Grill

American Restaurant and Café
25 W 40th St (at NY Public Library), New York, NY 10018, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

The Bryant Park Grill is the crown jewel of New York City’s Bryant Park. Located just behind the New York Public Library, this secluded oasis offers a lush and luxurious setting for lunch, dinner, brunch or drinks.


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  • What you need to know
    For dessert try the Bananas for Bananas.(3 Tips)
    Anne S.
    Less crowded and nice view of Bryant Park.(3 Tips)
    Gwen C.
    Vegan Organic Quinoa salad is a good summer dinner option(3 Tips)
    Mark K.
    Had a spiritual experience while eating the seafood salad.(19 Tips)
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118 tips. Filter by taste:

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  • seafood
  • outdoor seating
  • bananas for bananas
  • view of bryant park
  • happy hour
  • cocktails
  • desserts
  • good for dates
  • wine
  • salads
  • lobster
  • steak
  • people watching
  • sandwiches
  • lunch
  • calamari
  • great value
  • tarts
  • margaritas
  • mushroom ravioli
  • Michael-John S.

    Very average and way over priced. Nice view of the park though portions are very small. Fish tacos were tiny and the bbq pork just tasted like bbq sauce.

  • Danielle H.

    Great people watching

    Danielle Hayner · 1 week ago
  • arkrestaurant c.

    Great wine and food

    arkrestaurant chefcare · February 10
  • Martin S.

    Restaurant has a pleasant ambience with seating for parties of all sizes. Menu has wide range of options priced reasonably. Char grilled tenderloin was excellent as was service. Will go again!

    Martin Slusarz · January 4
  • Agustin P.

    Better avoid it. Been on january 1st, very slow service, average food, the men's bathroom run out of water and lot's of people waiting inside the restaurant (bothering sitted ones).

    Agustin Pallotti · January 3
  • Linnie D.

    Rooftop seating.

    Linnie D · December 27, 2014
  • David A.

    Tremendous venue with a view of the park. Great place to meet for a drink. Food is mediocre unfortunately.

    David A · December 2, 2014
  • Meg F.

    Typical midtown drinks after work.

    Meg Farmer · November 22, 2014
  • Mike M.

    Decent place for lunch in the area. I was, however, surprised when my chicken Caesar salad came out as a salad and a side of chicken.

    Mike M. · November 12, 2014
  • Maritza S.

    Summer day

    Maritza Sanchez · September 28, 2014
  • Jannet H.

    A scenery restaurant in the city's heart. Sitting outside in nice weather and inside in rainy/snowy days are both gorgeous. I did pay much attention to the food, you shouldn't, should you?

    Jannet Hu · September 8, 2014
  • Shawn F.

    Mitropoulos annual reunion site!

    Shawn Furman · September 5, 2014
  • Anna Raphaella E.

    Lugar mágico, perfeito para a Ceia da Noite de Natal, com neve escorrendo pelos janelões do restaurante. Devaneios a parte, comi um salmão maravilhoso.

  • Rachel K.

    Please emphasize more how much I'm supposed to tip you. Jesus, can you be more passive aggressive? Good outdoor seating, lackluster service and food.

    Rachel K · August 24, 2014
  • david l.

    Location location location!

    david levy · August 22, 2014
  • Abigail A.

    Go for the roof - a bit more laid back than downstairs. Food was better than expected.

    Abigail Argersinger · August 19, 2014
  • Nice and iLL

    Great wine an food

    Nice and iLL · August 19, 2014
  • Jessica C.

    All lunch sandwiches are served with watermelon which really add a nice touch for the summer!

    Jessica Cheng · August 15, 2014
  • Garett P.

    Don't be tempted by the lobster roll. It's very average.

    Garett Press · August 9, 2014
  • Jesse M.

    Beautiful Day!!! Yummy Food and Drink!!! :)

    Jesse McGee · August 9, 2014
  • The Corcoran Group

    Great for brunch or dinner, and it's always worth it to grab a table on the patio if it's nice out. If you're dining here for dinner, definitely order the sea bass.

    The Corcoran Group · July 31, 2014
  • Yera H.

    go to the roof for drinks and the view, but definitely not for the food.

    Yera Ha · July 24, 2014
  • Monica S.

    Food was tasteless and overpriced, a complete waste of money. Go to the cafe instead.

    Monica Stangle · July 18, 2014
  • Michael N.

    Get the lemon chicken it's banging

    Michael Nine · May 22, 2014
  • Denis S.

    There's outdoor seating facing Bryant Park, so a great place to go for outdoor brunch if it's nice out.

    Denis Sosnovtsev · May 11, 2014
  • Kathy D.

    Skip this place.

    Kathy Drasky · May 3, 2014
  • Paulo A.

    Recommended by TuulaVintage

    Paulo Apolonia · April 6, 2014
  • Jarrett W.

    Lamb is good, but small portions

    Jarrett Wold · February 26, 2014
  • Jenny K.

    Food is terrible

    Jenny Kow · February 8, 2014
  • Natalia B.

    Цены кофемании на еду из иль патио ;) never to visit again

    Natalia Badmaeva · December 29, 2013
  • Young C.

    Jumbo lump crab cakes, persimmon frisée salad, sashimi tuna tacos are all solid choices! Yum!

    Young C · December 3, 2013
  • sam p.

    A classic New York City spot, great for business casual lunches. The atrium makes for a great dining experience! The Cobb salad and the calamari are great. Pair with the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

    sam pezzullo · November 5, 2013
  • Faith R.

    Amazing food but a little pricy.

    Faith Redding · November 3, 2013
  • Baruch S.

    Not cheap, but both salmon fillet and steak were great.

    Baruch Sadogursky · September 19, 2013
  • Jeff F.

    The gazpacho is awesome.

    Jeff Ferzoco · September 14, 2013
  • Vera Regina E.

    Ambiente agradavel e otima comida.

    Vera Regina Ehlke · September 13, 2013
  • Elliott R.

    Have the fish tacos. You will NOT regret it!

    Elliott Reagan · September 11, 2013
  • Sarah S.

    This place is a total meat market of corporate guys in suits after 5pm

    Sarah Snider · September 7, 2013
  • Michael B.

    Meh, go elsewhere.

    Michael Batnick · September 5, 2013
  • Martin S.

    Awesome place to have lunch, relax, enjoy friends and people watch!

    Martin Slusarz · September 3, 2013
  • Mark D.

    Great outdoor bar. Just close enough to the public library to feel like you're getting some culture and intellectual stimulation while downing vodka tonics out of plastic cups.

    Mark Durney · September 1, 2013
  • Jessica R.

    Great Food!!

    Jessica Rivera · August 29, 2013
  • Rob E.

    Went at 2pm: Lunch staff didn't know who ordered what, & served the entree while I was still chewing my app (probably because the kitchen was closing at 3). Do not get the steak. Ravioli was meh.

    Rob E. · August 25, 2013
  • Bryan S.

    Good food, good service but a tad pricey. Good place to people watch.

    Bryan Stanislawski · August 22, 2013
  • MaryRose K.

    Quinoa salad was awesome!!!! Also must try tomato and mozzarella appetizer!!!!!

    MaryRose Kopchinsky · August 13, 2013
  • Dan

    If you come here, it's for the atmosphere. Food is pretentiously unspectacular and the service honestly leaves a lot to be desired... Even by New York standards.

    Dan · August 13, 2013
  • Q

    Don't go when it's raining 🚿🌂😓

    Q · August 9, 2013

    7.21.13 Great restaurant in my favorite park. We had dinner after seeing "Forever Tango" - blue crab app, mushroom ravioli, baked strozzapreti pasta dinner, chocolate tart dessert & of course Mojitis!

    LEENY · July 29, 2013
  • Jules Winnfield

    Vincente was our server & his service was awful. If you get him, ask to move to another table.

    Jules Winnfield · July 20, 2013
  • Carlos G.

    Almuerzo en paz leyendo noticias y gozando este hermoso parque

    Carlos G · July 14, 2013

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