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Southwest Porch at Bryant Park

Open Now: 11:30 - 22:00
Open today: 11:30 - 22:00
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drinks and snacks on a sunny day

We were here for a light lunch of nachos and prosecco last week. The prices were a little high, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beverly, Massachusetts
A New York City classic… great spot for an after-work relaxer ~ but needs better accompaniments.

Southwest Porch is an open-air bar located at the southwest corner of Bryant Park. I just looooove... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Alok J
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for a light lunch of nachos and prosecco last week. The prices were a little high, but probably typical for an outdoor restaurant in NYC. We really enjoyed the chips - there were a couple kinds in the basket, maybe some banana...More

Thank Eve1717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar in a park with a lovely atmosphere. It’s an open air bar but there are tables under umbrellas in case it starts to rain. It’s about $8 for a beer and $18 for a cocktail. This became a regulat haunt following the anti-children...More

Thank GroverUK
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Southwest Porch is an open-air bar located at the southwest corner of Bryant Park. I just looooove this beautiful, green, tree-covered space in the big, bad City: a genteel haven from the traffic and crowds. (The crowds are there also, of course, but somewhat tamed...More

Thank Alok J
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

With all of the hustle and bustle in a city that never sleeps, this was an excellent way to just sit and take it all in with a nice cocktail and lunch. This place is an outdoor bar type eatery right inside Bryant Park, a...More

Thank Sheekar
Reviewed 8 July 2018

In Bryant park the Southwest Porch restaurant is located at the west side. In the evening when it is getting darker the view on the buildings is nice. We had a dinner there and it was good. Nice people serving.

Thank Frank H
Reviewed 2 June 2018

It is a great way to slow down and relax in the middle of the city. People watching is a great diversion. The food was better than average and the wine-by-the-glass menu was better than average. The café reminds one of Paris.

Thank DR186
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Warmth, friendly, great view of Bryant Park.People coming and going about there business, good people watching place. Park it right in the middle of the city and well maintained, Lovve Bryant Park and yes you know you have seen it before as you see it...More

Thank 567perry
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Food and drinks were good and reasonable value. Location excellent. Good to be outside. BUT, Not enough staff which led to slow service and having to chase wait staff up for drinks and bills etc.

Thank sheldonw603
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

If you're in the Time Square area and need a break from the hustle and bustle. Stop in Bryant Park have a seat at the Porch for a quick small bite or a refreshing glass of sauvignon blanc. Great for people watching or a after...More

Thank Sybil127
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

From the many food choices at Bryant Park we choose Southwest Porch. The burger was the advertised 1/2 pound, wonderfully flavoured and served on a freshly made bun. The only drawback was they only served decaf finance coffee. Service was prompt and courteous.

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