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Cafe Bari - 17 Reviews - 529 Broadway, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 431-4350

Cafe Bari

529 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 431-4350
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Cafe Bari - New York, NY
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I am appalled at these reviews! Honestly, I have been a patron of cafe bari for many years and it has always been my favorite place to stop while I'm shopping on Broadway. It's th...


First the positive: the sandwiches looked good and I have no doubt that they were good... had a soup and that was excellent. Now for the not so good part: service - depends o...

Very Disappointed 1/17/2010

Basically my husband and I shared a burger with fries and some tap water for a total of $26. We decided to share since the burger it was $18.95, ok fine... then when I ordered it medium it was well done on the outside and raw on the inside. By raw I mean I stuck my knife in, scooped some out and can spread the meat out on my plate. It also was not pink so that makes me think the meat wasn't good. The waitress was very nice to take it back and it was then cooked well done. By then I was so grossed out I could not eat it. I can't believe they have the nerve to charge like that. They also only have a single bathroom for each men and women which was pretty gross as well. We would NEVER go back! Pros: Good Atmosphere Cons: Expensive, Poorly cooked food more

My favorite place in NYC 8/10/2009

I am appalled at these reviews! Honestly, I have been a patron of cafe bari for many years and it has always been my favorite place to stop while I'm shopping on Broadway. It's the greatest corner in Soho with huge windows looking out on Broadway. The waitstaff is happy and unique. They are not trained to be snobbish and professional but provide a laid-back mellow and fun vibe that add to all that is soho. The food is a little expensive but they give you SO MUCH. Portions are huge! Their mini-burgers are my favorite, in-expensive but filling and delicious. They have the best coffee in Manhattan and now they even have homemade crepes in a to-go window on Broadway. The place is amazing and it can count me as a returning customers for years to come. Pros: great view, great vibe Cons: nothing more

What a rip-off 4/27/2009

Went in to grab some lunch on a sunday afternoon. The menu outside didn't have any prices posted but we figured even if pricey, the menu would be reasonable. Unfortunately we were wrong. The prices are ridiculous, I paid $20 for a ceasar salad. Cranberry juice was 4.95. Balthazar is just around the corner and it's prices are half that. Will never visit again. Pros: location Cons: expensive lettuce more

I will never go back THE WORST EVER 12/22/2008

Service and attitude is the worst ever. they wrote ""Tips are not included in this receipt"" in the receipt. I will never go back. I wasted my time there. I will not pay tips for the worst service. Dont ask me that. They should be trained if they want tips. more

worst service and worst attitude 10/18/2008

The worst service and attitude that I ever met. I went ther with my friend for the small break, when we sat down, i asked a bus boy for the glass of water, he said ok but did not bring it, and after 15 mins, the waitness came, we ordered the food and repeated the water again, but after 20 mins, still no water serviced even the food came. i asked the waitness again for the water, but she just disdainful glared us and said she ordered, whats wrong with these peoples, i planed to leave there for such kind of attitude, another 5 mins past, the water finally serviced for our table, but she even did not say a sorry, no eye contact or a word. the service was disgusting, but they still charged the tips on the bill unblushing. like five bus boys and three or four waitness were standing there for nothing to do. what a awful service there, and when the people on the next table who were a white couple sit down, the same waitness came to their table with two glasses of water with lemone to them just in 5 mins, but my water took her like 40 mins, The people there are racial discrimination, rude and unblushing, would not go there again for sure. it is not a good place for people who hope to take a light food and break durning the shopping in Soho. Pros: worst service Cons: worst service more

complete waste 9/11/2008

I am not one to write reviews, my experience at Cafe Bari was bad enough that i feel compelled to. Please, Saturday afternoon shoppers, if you are strolling along Broadway through Soho and feel like sitting down for a snack/ light meal, please walk past Bari. There is a Cafe Miro just a block away, and if worse comes to worse there is a million Starbucks that will be much more satisfying. We went in there because 1) it was right there and 2) it was crowded. We should have looked at the miserable entrees outside on display, and made a simple decision. But we didn't. For a $20 Veggie Burger with a dilapidated patty, a $12 appetizer of hummus, and some other mashed up miserable looking spreads was not only unappetizing, i was scared that after an incident with an incredibly rude waitress that my food had been contaminated. It looked that bad. To start, the waitress brought a glass full of water (the ice had melted) for my soda, when i sent it back, she informed me it was just water. I generally don't dilate Coke, do you? After i ordered, she brought out a beef burger, (fairly strict vegetarian here) i told her i ordered a veggie burger, she told me that i didn't. I was ready to leave, particularly after I saw the waitress recount the incident to the entire wait staff, hands flailing, pointing at our table. When she brought the veggie burger, and I thanked her. she barely spoke, nor made any eye contact. I did notice that this particular waitress had been upset by another table, probably because her ineptness and general lack of hospitality had been pointed out to her. We did not eat the rest of our food, our bill came to $50 for what was intended to be a snack, and we found ourselves completely disgusted by the way we had been treated. Overall, don't waste your time, money, morale, or generosity on this mess. Pros: location Cons: food, service, staff more

WEIRD staff! 7/17/2008

We went at 11 a.m. on a weekday. imagine this setting - 2 couples in the entire cafe, and about 8 servers standing at the bar directly to our right just GAWKING at us. It was the most awkward meal, ever! All that aside, they were rude/inattentive. And there was this guy who cleared the tables who just kept walking by staring & smiling, or standing at the door staring and smiling. Like he's never seen girls! WEIRD restaurant - I defo won't be back. more

Overcharge my credit card (they actually billed my card more than the total I signed for) 1/18/2008

This is regarding Cafe Bari Upstairs (the bar). I'm pretty low-maintenance/low-key, yet they still try to ruin ones evening. They had three servers, one was great and attentive, one was slow and liked ignoring everyone and the third failed miserably, she: (1) provided horrible service (2) did not complete the order and (3) charged more to my credit card than the total I signed for. (They have two prices, one for those paying with credit cards and one for those paying with cash - which is of course illegal). Pros: ""cool"" Cons: Crooks more

Horrible Service 10/24/2007

Though the food was decent, the service was non-attentive and rude! It seemed like the wait staff did not want to be bothered by the customers. Pros: Location Cons: Service!! more

Fruit Flies Most Popular Customers 10/18/2007

True, their penne pasta is out of this world, but this place has been full of fruit flies every time I've been! They swirl around your's disgusting! Pros: Penne Pasta in Vodka Sauce is Incredible Cons: Fruit Flies!!! more

great marinara sauce 8/22/2007

I've seen the other reviews and was shocked. To the contrary, I had a good experience at Bari's. I had lunch there with my sisters. The ravioli was excellent. The marina tasted fresh and delicious. Though it's true the waitress was not as attentive as I'd have liked but she was bearable. Pros: ravioli Cons: the servers are slow. more

hard pasta 7/15/2007

the place is lovely, but my pasta needed to be cooked a bit more. The orange juice was wonderfull as well as everything, the only thing I wasnt fully satisfied with, was the pasta. It seemed and tasted raw. Pros: good service Cons: uncooked pasta more

check it out 7/8/2004

The pizza and the hamburger are among the best in the city.Ask for a table by the window and watch the world flow by. Pros: good music, excellent food more

I like the Cafe. 7/11/2003

The Cafe downstairs is one of my favorite places to take a rest from a full day of shopping in Soho. GREAT COFFEE. The clear glass wall where the little stool is faces is quite entertaining. You can either be observing the passerbyers or be gawked at like your a zoo animal. It's very petite and nice. The upstairs restaurant is very cozy, the food is good, but I wouldn't bother with the food really esp. when you can get better food for the same price. Eat there for the atmosphere AT NIGHT. Pros: Cozy, GREAT coffee more

Great Food, Horrid Service 2/2/2003

We went for brunch and it probably wasn't worth the cab ride over there. Bari has GOOD FOOD, great decor, a fabulous location and HORRIBLE SERVICE. The waitress was inattentive AND there was a small fire in the kitchen filling the restaurant with smoke. If you are in SoHo shopping, have nothing to do all day and don't mind having to fend for yourself... this would be the place to eat! Pros: location, good food, great decor Cons: bad service, bad service, bad service more

Good for 'On-the-go'... 1/21/2003

First the positive: the sandwiches looked good and I have no doubt that they were good... had a soup and that was excellent. Now for the not so good part: service - depends on who you got, but it ranged from horrible and rude, to fairly decent and friendly. We went there b/c there was a sign that said 'brunch' outside but it wasn't sit down brunch as one would expect, rather is was 'pay for it at the counter' and go sit upstairs. The eggs were overcooked and even though the menu said 3.25 for frech orange juice, I was charged 4.50 (pointed it out to the cashier but she gave me a rude answer). The lowdown: Grab a sandwich, or a coffee on the run. Don't bother sitting down there. Pros: soups, sandwhiches Cons: service, misleading signs more

Decent Food, the cafe is better 7/11/2002

Cafe Bari is everything a cafe should be: peaceful with a full menu of light food. Everything from their freshly blended drinks to their cake is great. The restaurant has a limited menu and food that is okay but, it leaves me wanting more. Pros: great cafe, great drinks more
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  • Soho spot offers pastas, brick-oven pizzas and burgers to satiate the vigorous appetites of the shopping masses.

  • 2/29/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon. - Sun. 9am - 10pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Discover, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, SoHo